Local Spotlight: The Battery Atlanta

Photo courtesy of The Battery Atlanta
Photo courtesy of The Battery Atlanta

The Battery Atlanta surrounds SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves, offering dining, shopping and entertainment. This new destination is open year-round and gives a unique experience to baseball fans. A performance by The Heavy Hitters drumline before home games, the Fox Sports broadcast stage and a wide range of chef-inspired restaurants and activities are only some of the highlights to make every visit feel like a home run.

Foodies can enjoy a meal steps away from SunTrust Park. Terrapin Taproom and Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Antico Pizza and Chef Hugh Acheson’s First & Third Hot Dog and Sausage Shack comprise the starting lineup of diverse cuisines available at The Battery. Renowned Atlanta chefs Ford Fry and Linton Hopkins are on deck to bring their talents to the site. Fry’s restaurant The El Felix offers Mex-Tex while Hopkins will introduce Southern steakhouse C. Ellet’s.

Suitable for sports fanatics and window-shoppers alike, the shopping scene at The Battery Atlanta continues to grow. Mizuno USA, headquartered in Atlanta, brings its new Experience Center to The Battery Atlanta with opportunities to try sporting equipment before purchase, such as baseball, softball and golfing simulators. A Harley-Davidson retail store along with trendy boutique Dress Up and sports apparel label Baseballism anchor the upwards of 400,000 square feet of retail.

The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre originally opened as a movie theater in 1930 in Buckhead before becoming a famed music venue in 1990. It closed in 2006 but has been revived and relocated to The Battery Atlanta, welcoming an assortment of artists including Glass Animals, Corey Smith and Lil Wayne. Aside from music, highly-anticipated Punch Bowl Social will invite guests to participate in bowling or karaoke later this year.

In early 2018, the luxurious Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta opens with 264 rooms and event space, overlooking SunTrust Park. With interior designs inspired by the Braves, the hotel will have impressive views of the field from the guest rooms as well as the pool deck.