Whitehall Tavern plans location in new Belmont development

Celebrating the plan to bring Whitehall Tavern to The Shops at Belmont. Left to right: Bret Bauer (Whitehall Tavern), Benjamin Halpern (Halpern Enterprises), Steve Shamatta, (Whitehall Tavern), and John Brozovic (Halpern Enterprises).

Whitehall Tavern, the popular Buckhead restaurant, and sports tavern, has signed a lease to open a location in the new mixed-use Belmont development. The opening is scheduled for early 2016.

Whitehall Tavern will be the first restaurant in the Smyrna area with a rooftop patio, something Whitehall co-owners Bret Bauer and Steve Shamatta believe will be a major draw.

The 5,200-square-foot interior space of the tavern will have a 1,200-square-foot rooftop patio, which will be available for private events, and a 1,100-square-foot ground-level patio. The décor will have a more modern feel than the current location in Peachtree Battle Shopping Center on Peachtree Road, which features more than 40 televisions and over 100 varieties of local craft beer.

“Whitehall Tavern is an excellent fit for Belmont, providing a great place for people in the neighborhood to eat, drink and get together,” said John Brozovic, Regional Director of Leasing with Halpern Enterprises. “We’re seeing a high level of interest in Belmont’s retail space, tied to its excellent location in the vibrant Smyrna community.”

Belmont is in the heart of Smyrna, three miles from I-285 and the site of SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium.

“Young families are flocking to Smyrna,” said Whitehall’s Shamatta, who lives three minutes from Belmont. Added Bauer: “Belmont will be like a community within a community, with a high level of walkability for residents of the adjoining neighborhoods.”

Jim Simpson, Adam Simpson and Allen Brown of Lee and Associates represented Whitehall’s Bauer and Shamatta in the leasing transaction. Design and architecture will be handled by ai3.

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