The Atlanta BeltLine is an expanding artery that showcases all of the city’s fresh, new and exciting. As the popular catwalk continues to expand and attract more traffic between locals and tourists, there are many interesting novelties in the store. These new BeltLine attractions offer a wide range of products, from restaurants and shopping, to homes and offices, to unique entertainment and experiences. Check out these four exciting and new developments, all set next to the bustling BeltLine.
This unique cinematic attraction is the first of its kind and paves the way for a new category of entertainment. Illuminarium Atlanta opened its doors just last July and welcomed visitors to its immersive 360 ° (VR) virtual reality experience. It’s like VR (minus the headphones) combined with IMAX level images, all projected in 4K resolution on walls and floors with high quality surround sound. Illuminarium is currently presenting its first feature film, WILD, a $ 10 million film that transports visitors to the savannas, lakes and forests of Tanzania. The virtual reality experience is so realistic that it’s like taking a real life African safari and meeting lions, giraffes, hippos and much more face to face.
Illuminarium has more features in store, with space and holiday-themed movies in the near future. Illuminarium also has a virtual reality bar experience called Illuminarium After Dark: Shibuya Night Market, where guests can enjoy a full-service bar and tapas menu while sitting on the streets of Tokyo. The second Illuminarium location will open in Las Vegas later this year, with additional locations in Chicago and Miami coming in 2022.
The Scotland-based craft beer giant that has already taken Europe and the United States by storm will soon arrive on the BeltLine. BrewDog will be part of the new Stove Works development in the Krog Street district and will bring beers and excitement to the popular area. Offering 28 different taps, a full-service restaurant and beer in the hotel, BrewDog will feel right at home in Atlanta’s thriving craft beer scene. It will also feature a “beer school” with guided tastings led by its expert staff.
Mann Robinson Studies
Local film director Mann Robinson has become famous in the industry and brings his own full-service studio to the heart of the BeltLine line. The 20,000-square-foot movie studio will be a one-stop shop for everything from props to equipment and gear. It’s one more sign of Georgia’s thriving film scene: an industry that set a record year in 2021. Robinson not only expands his reach and services as a director through the new studio, but also focuses on raising others with an interest in breaking into the industry. At the beginning of the pandemic, he wrote a book to educate aspiring filmmakers. The new location of Mann Robinson Studios will bring even more opportunities to the Atlanta film industry.
This innovative new restaurant will mix Soul food with Japanese cuisine to create a fresh, unique and delicious dining experience. Created by Todd Richards and Josh Lee, owners of Lake & Oak Neighborhood’s favorite local barbecue, Kuro will be located on the former site of the Hazel Jane Wine Bar. The menu will focus on seafood and feature a makimono sushi experience, as well as Soul-inspired Japanese food and Soul food classics with a Japanese twist. Possible dishes are cauliflower fillet with vadouvan spices and Richards neck green ramen. The new restaurant will be Richards and Lee’s second new adventure this year; they opened Soul: Food and Culture in the Krog Street district last February.