Painted Hospitality, an Atlanta based company that creates and operates one-of-a-kind entertainment-driven concepts, bars, restaurants, and hospitality ventures, is doubling down this winter with two new concepts in the Metro Atlanta area.
Known for their nationally acclaimed concepts The Painted Pin and The Painted Duck, the hospitality powerhouse is pleased to add two more unique options to their portfolio – Painted Pickle and Painted Park.
Painted Pickle, a high end pickleball compeatery, gaming and entertainment venue, is located in an industrial indoor/outdoor warehouse at 279 Ottley Drive at Armour Yards (known as “The Armour Ottley Loop”) in between Buckhead and Midtown. Painted Pickle will offer an expansive front and rear patio directly adjacent to the new Northeast segment of the Atlanta Beltline, which just last month landed a $25 million grant to bring it to completion.
In short, a compeatery is a place to compete, eat, drink and be social. We were successful in bringing a fresh perspective to boutique bowling with The Painted Pin and re-introducing duckpin bowling to the mainstream with The Painted Duck. Now, we look forward to putting our stamp on pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the nation with Painted Pickle, explains Justin Amick, President and CEO of Painted Hospitality.
The menu will cater to the active lifestyle and aims to revitalize, restore, and comfort. Items will include shareable small plates, salads, bowls, sushi, charcuterie boards and paninis. Beverages will include signature and classic cocktails, local and craft beer and artisanal wines by the glass and bottle.
The 32,500 square foot space will house an indoor pickleball ‘court’yard with eight boutique individually contained courts with permanent nets, a cottage clubhouse, an elevated central seating area overlooking center court, and one signature outdoor court. Furthermore, Painted Pickle has engaged Ivan Vizcaya as the Athletic Director. Vizcaya is a former member of the University of Georgia tennis team, a certified PPR pickleball instructor and he boasts multiple 5.0 gold medals and 5 wins in two professional pickleball tournaments.
In addition to the unique pickleball programming, Painted Pickle will also have a stage for live music and other competitive pub games and social amenities – all complimentary- including an indoor putting green and gaming lawn, ping pong, bucketball, subsoccer tables, cornhole, table shuffleboard, darts, strategy and board games, beach and lawn games and other unique competitive gaming options.
Painted Pickle is targeting a December opening.
Painted Park, located in the former Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish space in Inman Park on North Highland Avenue, will be a recreational place of assembly, greenspace, and a private events venue.
The concept is slated to include two indoor bars, a full kitchen, two patios, a lower level vintage gaming room, floating suspended DJ booth, dance floor, and a signature namesake “park” directly on the Eastside BeltLine Trail. The “park” will include a gazebo bar, fire pits, classic lawn and beach games and an underground tunnel connecting to the building structure. The lower level vintage gaming room will feature a mix of complimentary classic pub, table, house branded card, dice, tile and board games.
Painted Park’s menu will focus on classic and nostalgic bar fare and will include shareable small plates, salads/bowls, sandwiches, a signature house cut frites section and a “baskets” category. Beverages will include signature and classic cocktails, local and craft beer and artisanal wines by the glass and bottle.
This location is a special place for me and many members of our team. It’s a real full circle moment as I was part of the opening team and GM at my family’s restaurant that was this building’s previous concept, Parish, 15 years ago. It is also where I first met and worked with 3 senior leadership members of Painted Hospitality including our Executive Chef Thomas Collins (then Sous Chef), Director of Service/Hospitality, Jessica Rucco (then server), and Director of Operations, Robert Nonemaker (then busser). It’s also where my business partner, William Stallworth, did his management training prior to us opening The Painted Pin in 2014. We are so excited to be coming home where it all started and believe we have one of the best spaces on the entire Eastside Trail, explains Justin Amick, President and CEO of Painted Hospitality.
Painted Park, is targeting a January opening right after the New Year.
Both locations’ menus will be created by Painted Hospitality’s Executive Chef Thomas Collins (The Painted Pin and The Painted Duck). The bar programs will have no shortage of talent and include Beverage Director Julian Goglia (Pinewood Tippling Room, The Mercury, Rumi’s Kitchen), CEO & President Justin Amick (Advanced Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator) and Director of Operations Robert Nonemaker (Certified Cicerone and Certified Sommelier) curating the cocktail, wine and beer lists respectively.
Both concepts will offer prime BeltLine real estate with Painted Pickle being located at the new northeast BeltLine segment while Painted Park is located on the Eastside BeltLine trail.