Downtown Atlanta’s Cultural Hub Since the 1900s
Underground Atlanta has long been the cultural heart of Downtown Atlanta. With historic roots dating back to the 1900s, this arts, entertainment, and retail district span multiple levels and four city blocks. In 2020, Lalani Ventures purchased Underground with a vision to restore and revitalize this storied destination. Bordered by Pryor, Central, Wall, and Alabama Streets and connected to the Five Points MARTA, Underground Atlanta is a central, accessible space that will house local retailers and restaurants, residential, entertainment and exhibition spaces and galleries with a special focus on immersive art experiences. With a new and visionary team at the helm and the support and enthusiasm of the Downtown community, Underground will once again reflect and enhance the vibrancy of the city we call home.
Downtown’s Epicenter of Art, Entertainment, Culture and Connection
As Underground Atlanta is readying for redevelopment, the property owners have started to breathe life back into the property with interactive art, entertainment and weekly activations that can be found on the property’s website or social media channels. Over 100 events are planned for the remainder of 2022, including diverse outdoor concerts, festivals, conventions, artisan markets, group yoga, performance art, large-scale dance events, and immersive experiences.
For a unique cultural experience, visit Lower Alabama, the true “Underground” portion of the property. The space has been reimagined as the property’s art and culture epicenter, including:
- DIGATL, a 30,000-square-foot gallery featuring innovative virtual reality experiences, interactive installations, large-scale projection mapping, and more by Atlanta-based artists
- Future Showbar and Restaurant, a two-story LGBTQ restaurant and bar
- Fulton County’s Public Arts Future Lab, an innovative artist residency funded by Microsoft, MARTA Artbound (MARTA’s public art program), and Arts & Entertainment Atlanta
- dolo’s pizza co., Alyson Williams and Yusef Walker’s unique “New York-style, with a hint of LA and accent of the Caribbean” pizza restaurant
- An Art Walk featuring six artist galleries that host immersive art activations weekly
- Daiquiriville, a 2,200 square-foot indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar with karaoke, fire shows and other entertainment, owned and operated by Colombian-native Luisa Duran
The Lalani Ventures team has also reenergized the property’s street-level Upper Alabama space, with new tenants, including:
- iScream Ice Cream, an old-time ice cream parlor with modern-edge desserts
- YELLE Beauty, a Black woman-owned and operated beauty concept by Yandy Smith-Harris
- Future Dead Artist, a contemporary visual art curated by Eugene Byrd
- Light Within Art Gallery: Miriam Robinson is a conceptual artist who repurposes objects for assemblages and sculptures
The popular music club Masquerade relocated to Underground Atlanta in 2016, bringing its three indoor venues, Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. The famed music venue attracts over 200,000 concertgoers and event attendees per year.
After a two-year hiatus, the New Year’s Eve Peach Drop returns to Underground Atlanta this year.
Where is Underground Atlanta located?
50 Upper Alabama St. SW
Atlanta, Ga. 30303
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