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In heart of Midtown, old home’s conversion to restaurant underway

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All signs are anyone complaining about Midtown lose Too much glamor of the original low-rise in favor of big-money developments like Glass could quickly cause it to celebrate. old house, That is. )

Building permits and what was found at the construction site suggest it is a popular Northern Italian restaurant pasta da pulcinellahas been a Midtown staple for nearly 30 years and is in the process of transforming its early 1900s home into a new home at 1100 West Peachtree Street.

The restaurateur purchased the former home earlier last year after it hit the market in 2019, described by the Midtown Development Review Board as “imposing” and “one of the last vestiges of Midtown’s early days.” .

The management of the Pasta da Pulcinella restaurant and the real estate broker who helped purchase 1100 West Peachtree Street have not responded to inquiries about the project. However, in January the floor plan for conversion to a commercial building was approved by the city’s building department, and in late May Pasta da Pulcinella was issued a permit to begin interior and electrical work.

A Pasta da Pulcinella dining deck is being planned along West Peachtree Street. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Records show that a company called PDP Consulting Group paid $2.27 million for 0.23 acres of land last March.

According to plans submitted by BCY Architects, demolition of the two-story structure was limited to the existing finish of interior walls, ceilings and floors, and the mechanical and electrical components were wiped out. Additions include his 545-square-foot dining deck along West Peachtree Street, a covered entry porch canopy, and an ADA-compliant exterior ramp.

The plans also call for a complete update of the exterior details of the home.

Pasta da Pulcinella is now housed in a quaint yellow 1930s bungalow at 1123 Peachtree Walk NE, a few blocks east of its future home, which it moved from its original location on Peachtree Street in 1994 .

Like several other buildings on the current block, the restaurant is being superseded by the second phase of Selig Development’s 1105 West Peachtree development. midtown exchange.

Today, the two-story, 5,500-square-foot home in West Peachtree is sandwiched between the 23-story Skyhouse Midtown and Northside Hospital’s 12-story clinic building, which was converted into offices a few years ago. It was done. That fate was called into question when his previous tenant was wiped out in 2019 and marketing materials highlighted opportunities for redevelopment.

A JLL Capital Markets rep told Urbanize Atlanta last year that the home is not protected by its historic designation.

Real estate seller Novare Group had two main requirements for potential buyers. They must not be residential developers and those replacing old homes must not climb more than 50 feet.

It’s unclear when Pasta da Pulcinella plans to open in its new space across from Google. new midtown office.

Plan for the facade of the restaurant at 1100 West Peachtree Street. Via BCY Architects, City of Atlanta Architectural Office

In a Facebook announcement in late June, the restaurant promised patrons and fans, “We are proud to remain open at our current location (until further notice)!”

“We are aware of many changes in and around our region, but we plan to offer our guests the same incredible experience that we have become known for the last 20 years.”

Head to the gallery for a closer look at this Midtown relic and planned revival.

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