ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER INTRODUCES COFFEE SHOP AND MORE
BY: Karon Warren
Visitors to the Atlanta History Center can now browse a larger selection of books and collectibles at its new 2,500-square-foot museum shop and bookstore. The enhanced space infuses warmth into a sleek, industrial design, with a mix of natural woods, concrete floors, and wood and metal display cases and bookshelves. “We were excited about the idea of pairing carefully selected books that people look to us for with a growing inventory of locally made gift items and Atlantacentric art and merchandise,” says Paul Carriere, the center’s chief operating officer.
In addition to the expanded bookstore and gift shop, the center has also welcomed the newest location of Brash Coffee, which features a variety of specialty coffees, tea and baked treats, as well as offering beer and wine service. “The History Center has always been a place where you can explore, tour and learn,” says Carriere. “Now it’s also a destination for a quality cup of coffee and a meal.”
This month, the 33-acre center also unveiled its first major garden in 30 years. Olguita’s Garden, located behind the main building, uses a variety of flowering plants, ornamental shrubs and small flowering trees to create a place of quiet reflection.
ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W.