Owners of Red Phone Booth Cocktail Bar Plan Multiple Dining Establishments for Downtown Atlanta Department Building


Red Phone Booth Hospitality Group, owners of the Red Phone Booth cocktail bar, Amalfi Pizza and Saito – Sushi, Steak and Cocktails, has just taken over the remaining spaces of the Department Building in downtown Atlanta. Saito Sushi opened last year in the lobby of the former Regenstein department store at 207 Peachtree Street.

It’s unclear what the band’s plans are for their new spaces in the three-story building, saying only that they are currently working on “conceptual plans” and will share more details “in the coming months.” The press release says the group may be working on a “family entertainment concept” with “several dining and entertainment destinations.” A rooftop facility for the group is also being constructed for the building.

The circa 1925 department building underwent a $10.5 million renovation in an effort to preserve its historic aesthetic, including many Art Deco and historic design features like vaulted terracotta ceilings, fluted columns and wood floors. Prior to the renovation, the building had remained largely vacant for forty years.

The second locations of cocktail bar and cigar bar Red Phone Booth and pizzeria and Italian restaurant Amalfi opened in Buckhead last year, taking over the former Gordon Biersch space on Peachtree Road in Midtown. Like in downtown Atlanta, people can only access the cocktail bar by dialing a secret code on a phone inside an old red phone booth out front.

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