11:21 am August 14, 2009, by Henry Unger
Will the attempt to rejuvenate the glamorous, old downtown Macy’s building work? Would you hold your special event, wedding or big corporate party there?
Construction started this week to transform the three main shopping floors of the 82-year-old historic building on Peachtree Street into an events venue, AJC reporter Rachel Tobin Ramos writes.
During the six years that the bottom floors of this historic building have been shuttered, several ideas were floated that never came to fruition. They included condos, a civil rights museum, a Target and a gallery of retail shops with a food court, Ramos writes.
Now, a team of 25 investors, led by Robert Patterson, is rebranding the building as 200 Peachtree.
The Grand Atrium and The Gallery spaces are scheduled to open in early 2010 for special events. Also, two restaurants are planned, Meehan’s Public House and Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint.
Later, a venue for traveling exhibits will open on the ground floor.
What do you think? Will it work?
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