Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Depot Wins Design Award

The Depot won Best Adaptive Use Award by Atlanta's Urban Design Commission at its annual Awards of Excellence ceremony. The restaurant was originally a brick rail center with red tile roof that sat vacant for over 50 years before architect William Jay George of G6 Design and interior designer Bill Peace of Peace Design meticulously restored it. 

In keeping with the historical character and many architectural details, some notable design elements include the restored large sliding cargo/bay doors, original brick tiles, an expanded platform used for deck dining as well as old railroad tracks placed as foot rests at the rich wood bar that spans the length of the dining room.

"We worked hard to bring this incredible building back to life and preserve a historic element of Atlanta," said Depot partner Chip Ney after receiving the award from Mayor Shirley Franklin. "It is an honor to receive such a prestigious award."  

Nightcap Food Spirits, LLC owns The Depot along with other restaurants including Fontaine's, Vickery's Bar Grill, Highland Tap and Steamhouse Lounge in Atlanta and Vickery's Bar Grill and Gene's Haufbrau in Charleston, SC. 

The Depot, located 904 Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown near the neighborhoods of Cabbagetown, Grant Park, Old Fourth Ward, Glenwood Park and East Atlanta, features a comfortable atmosphere for signature spirits and casual gourmet fare including seafood dishes, fresh raw and baked oysters. The Depot serves food Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight and Sundays noon-midnight (with brunch fare all day). After dinner service, The Depot turns into a happening bar scene with nightly events and specials that add to the experience.

With a private front room, outdoor patio seating complete with fountain and scenic skyline view, a pass through outdoor bar, ample free parking and the capacity to host up to 300 guests, The Depot is perfect for any special event including lunch meetings, cocktail parties, and private celebrations.

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