NEWS BRIEF: Star Bar in Danger of closing?

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ATL Staple In Danger

After 31 years serving Atlanta’s music scenes, Star Community Bar may be nearing its end. Atlanta developer Third & Urban plans to turn the 2.5 acre lot on the corner of Euclid and Moreland avenues into a mixed-use project, a combination of restaurants, retail stores, workspace, and more. Third & Urban — who are partnering with Point Center Partners, owners of Star Community Bar — claim that current businesses will be incorporated into the new project, rather than destroyed to make way for it. These businesses include Bear and Honey Candle Co, Stuff We Wanna Say, and Abbadabba’s.

In an update to the story, Third & Urban states that they are in negotiations with Star Bar to include them in the new, three-story, mix-used building, albeit offering them the “purpose-built basement space” as their new home. With Atlanta continuing to grow, it’s likely that staples like Star Bar will fall like dominos to housing development, brand-friendly businesses, and perhaps even chain-restaurants.