A lounge called Aurum ( Latin for gold) is scheduled to open August 1st, in Metropolis, the likes of which would even impress Auric Goldfinger. Taking street level space on the 8th street side of Metropolis, Aurum is bound to set a new standard of luxury in Atlanta. Aurum's location may be ironic to Midtown residents as it's across the street from the shuttered Gold Star cafe & bakery. Aurum is designed by Atlanta-based Habachy Designs whose work includes Compound nightclub and eatery, and Dressed. The concept for Aurum was inspired by Dolce and Gabbana's Gold Restaurant in Milan and is said to be Hollywood Regency Glam with a gold and chocolate color palette. The menu is to include typical bar fare along with sushi, small tapas and sandwiches, but nothing fried. Owner Mike Hsu is actually a resident of Metropolis who apparently couldn't resist what he sees as his golden opportunity to open his dream lounge. Let's just hope he has the Midas touch with not just with the amenities but with the food as well. Repeat Atlanta!