Friday, November 21, 2014

The Stork Club Fails to Deliver in Buckhead

Exclusive club pulls plug before ever opening.

Entrepreneurs Ole Krarup and Brandon Adams announced plans last fall to open an exclusive club serving drinks and light bites in small space at Two Buckhead Plaza but their plans seem to have fallen apart.  Will Euart of Stafford Properties, who handles leasing for Two Buckhead Plaza, confirmed that the Stork Club Atlanta was not happening at the project.  

Stork Club Atlanta was described as being "born of its predecessor The Stork Club in New York."  In operation between 1929 and 1965, New York City’s Stork Club was a lavish, sophisticated and somewhat exclusive supper club.

The 1,350 square foot space in Two Buckhead Plaza was said to have room to accommodate 65-70 people.  

According to a report last year from the BuckheadView, the website once described the food and beverage offerings.   “Boasting a rotation of world-renowned chef’s appetizers on its frequently changing menu and the finest wine and spirits the world has to offer makes The Stork Club of Atlanta a must for Atlanta residents and a must visit for out of town guests.” This description is apparently gone from the website today.  

For what it's worth, Stork Club Atlanta had already received its liquor license from NPU-B Public Safety Committee, an achievement in and of itself.  

Co-founder Adams reportedly told the NPU that Stork Club would not have a full kitchen.  Instead, Stork Club would serve pre-prepared dishes that can be heated on site in ovens and cold plates that can be prepared onsite. (Essentially, given that description, you might be served Costco frozen or pre-prepared food.)

Stork Club Atlanta planned to offer a limited number of memberships to its club.  According to the website, individual memberships would start at $500 per year with both corporate and temporary short-term memberships also available.  (Given the membership page is still functional, I wonder if the owners are still accepting memberships.) 

Interestingly, twitter and facebook pages are both still active for the establishment as is a website and email.  (Calls go directly to a generic voicemail, emails go unanswered.)  

Although I did not put it together at the time, the as-yet- unnamed new "lounge" concept from the owners of UMI will open in suite 7, the space previously intended for Stork Club.  

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not a great title. Quite short sighted.

Anonymous said...

Horrible and insensitive title. Really.

Anonymous said...

Great title. Excellent pun.

Anonymous said...

What an awful headline. You just lost a longtime reader. I'll get my news elsewhere.

phil said...

WIth this insensitive title and the recent attempts at generic clickbait titling, there's less and less reason to visit this site.

Anonymous said...

I think the word you were looking for was actually 'miscarried' , since the club never came into fruition ie, delivered intact but dead. I too winced at the title. Yikes.

Anonymous said...

Y'all are silly. It's a title.

Anonymous said...

At least he didn't mention a coat hanger.
Really though, it wasn't that bad.

Y'all can pretend you're going to get your news elsewhere, but we all know that no one else is printing these stories as soon or with half the detail you get on this site.

Anonymous said...

Hands down this is the best site of its kind across web and print. The take on words is journalism 101. Some people just look for opportunities to pounce.

Anonymous said...

The hysterics about the article title is just more of the faux outrage that permeates the internet these days.

Anonymous said...

Trying to be clever is one thing "y'all are silly," but this is over the top.

- Disgusted former reader and mother of an actual stillborn

Anonymous said...

What, did "plans to open stork club aborted" lose to thus headline?

Anonymous said...

I think you were looking for "Stork Club fails to deliver in Buckhead"…

Atlantan99 said...

@All,

Thank you everyone for your feedback on this post. While I'm honestly amazed the only comments left (good and bad) related to the title, not one actually related to the post. This made it perfectly clear to me, the title is very important to everyone.

With this in mind, I have renamed the post. The new title (suggested by a reader) still contains a pun of sorts but hopefully in a far less insensitive / hurtful way.

I have no kids of my own but do have many in my life. I can't even imagine going through months of pregnancy only to have such a terrible outcome in the end.

I assure everyone there was no offense / or insensitivity intended by the original version of this post and I apologize if it came across that way.

I appreciate your comments and readership.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with Anonymous on the faux outrage. Ridiculous.