The Old Fourth Ward Business Association launched a GoFundMe campaign Thursday in hopes of elevating $25,000 for upcoming Edgewood Avenue bar and restaurant Edgewood Dynasty, its worker, and homeowners Greg Johnson and Noelle Taylor.
Johnson and Taylor, who bought the Sound Table house on the nook of Edgewood and Boulevard earlier this 12 months, deliberate to open Edgewood Dynasty Thursday. The couple additionally personal dessert and recreation bar Cake, A Social Bar, situated beside Edgewood Dynasty within the constructing, and have been opening a well being and wellness heart on the second ground.
The portion of constructing wherein Edgewood Dynasty was to open sustained severe structural injury on Tuesday afternoon, resulting in a partial collapse of the western wall simply 24 hours later. Building going down on adjoining tons subsequent door are more likely to blame. In keeping with reporting from the AJC, Johnson sunk his “life financial savings” into Edgewood Dynasty.
“We’re working to get this Go Fund Me all through the group and can help the homeowners in any approach they want find a brand new dwelling in the neighborhood when they’re prepared,” Previous Fourth Ward Enterprise Affiliation government director Emma Tinsley tells Eater.
Excavation lately started within the parking zone and the lot behind the Previous Fourth Ward constructing to assemble a four-story mixed-use advanced, which ought to embody the long run flagship location for boutique streetwear and way of life model A Ma Maniére and its restaurant and lounge EATS.
It’s nonetheless unclear if the early twentieth century construction might be salvaged. Atlanta Hearth Rescue evacuated the constructing Tuesday as a precaution, forcing companies residing inside different areas, together with Cake: A Social Bar, Sister Louisa’s Church Annex and Old 4th Distillery, to shut indefinitely.