The Masquerade has announced it will move temporarily to Underground Atlanta, reopening its iconic Heaven, Purgatory and Hell across spaces in Kenny’s Alley. The move is slated to happen in October.
According to Creative Loafing, the nightclub and music venue worked out a deal with South Carolina-based developer WRS, Inc., which plans to revamp Underground into a live/shop development with retail and residential space, including a supermarket.
Curbed Atlanta first reported last week that The Masquerade might move to Underground Atlanta rather than a contested space in West Midtown.
The Masquerade was supposed to leave the former Excelsior Mill on North Avenue – its home for nearly 30 years – in August to make room for North + Line, a mixed-use development of apartments, restaurants and retail. The club secured a new venue in an old warehouse space at 1421 Fairmont Ave., but Brock Built homes, which is developing a residential subdivision behind the property, filed at injunction. Brock Built said three potential homeowners scuttled plans to buy in the West Town development when they learned The Masquerade would be their new neighbor.