A new rendering of the Atlanta Dairies project (Courtesy Paces Properties)

Paces Properties has announced the fourth tenant to join the Atlanta Dairies redevelopment on Memorial Drive, Three Taverns Imaginarium.

Set to open summer of 2019, the Imaginarium, an extension of Decatur’s Three Taverns Brewery, will be, according to a media statement, equal parts laboratory, brewery, and tasting room inspired by an “ancient cabinet of curiosities.”

“We are thrilled to have Three Taverns Imaginarium join the Atlanta Dairies tenant mix,” said Merritt Lancaster, Principal of Paces Properties. “As a well-known Georgia brewery and with a successful flagship location in Decatur, Three Taverns has grown to become a prominent Atlanta brand. We are confident the Imaginarium will be welcomed with open arms by the surrounding neighborhoods and beyond.”

“The historical significance of the Dairies location and the short walk both from the [Atlanta BeltLine] Eastside Trail are key parts of our desire to join Dairies. Equally as exciting is the vision for Dairies location itself as a mix of living, shopping, dining, live music, and entertainment all connected by a communal gathering space right outside our brewery doors,” said Three Taverns Imaginarium Owner Brian Purcell. “With one of the few open container licenses in the city, the Dairies location offers the opportunity for customers to carry our beer freely throughout the complex, making our beer a complete part of the Dairies experience.”

The Imaginarium will invent and concoct beers with exotic flavor profiles while also serving up fan favorites. It plans to have four to five of its core beers on tap, followed by a rotating list of 20 to 25 experimental beers. In keeping with the Dairies theme, the Imaginarium will use lactose in some of their beers to craft styles like milk stouts, fruit and cream sours and milkshake IPAs. There will also be small food plates from rotating kiosks or pop-up stations.

The space, being designed by Square Feet Studios, will draw inspiration from the scientific world of centuries past: laboratories, apothecaries, and cabinets of curiosities, where collectors would proudly put their experiments and discoveries on display.

Paces Properties has previously announced that Collier’s Department Store, Thrive Farmers and a music venue from the owners of Variety Playhouse will also be part of the mixed-use development.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.