Nestled beneath Atlantic Station’s paved streets and amongst its historical landmarks lies a storied history. Although the district as we know it today has been around for 17 years, there’s always more to discover on campus—in both the past and present. Here are five things we bet you didn’t know about Atlantic Station!
The site of the former Atlantic Steel mill
Atlantic Station was built on the site of an influential steel mill
Atlantic Station is located on the former brownfield site of the Atlantic Steel mill, which opened in 1901. The mill produced cotton bale ties and steel hoops, and later expanded into producing many other steel-based agricultural necessities.
The steel mill officially shuttered operations in 1998, but Atlantic Station did not open until 2005. History buffs can learn more by checking out our dedicated blog on the subject.
The pool at The Atlantic boasts scenic views
Atlantic Station isn’t just a shopping district
While most of our visitors come to us for lunch or retail therapy, Atlantic Station also encompasses a few hotels, some offices, and even living quarters! If you can’t get enough of the Station, consider living in an onsite apartment, condo or loft. You’ll have easy access to all of the festivals, sporting events and pop-up shops that take place here, as well as Publix, Target, services like 19th Street Dental, and all of the district’s exceptional shops and restaurants, of course.
Giant chess is just one of many games you can check out from Concierge
You can check out complimentary lawn games at Concierge
Everybody has that one friend that just can’t sit still. Keep your whole group entertained by hosting your next gathering on Atlantic Green, where you can check out lawn games and board games from Concierge free of charge! See a full list of games here.
Pro tip: call ahead to request Concierge set your games out in advance.
Guests enjoy a Lion Dance performance under the Lunar New Year lanterns
There are tons of free events to attend
While we do host ticketed events onsite quite frequently, we also offer tons of free events just for you, our loyal community members! Every Wednesday in the spring, summer and fall, join us for a free hour-long wellness class hosted by atl kula. On Fridays in June, we put on live concerts featuring a different band each week. Deep summer brings Screen on the Green, our bi-weekly outdoor movie viewing parties. And don’t forget about our holiday programming, which includes Light the Station, an annual Lunar New Year celebration, and so much more!
You can stay up to date with our free offerings by checking our event calendar frequently.
Tiny Doors ATL artist Karen Anderson-Singer at her desk
One of the city’s most prolific artists creates her work on-site
Tiny Doors ATL, the beloved public art project that installs teeny tiny doors sparking wonder throughout the city, is actually based right here at the Station! Artist Karen Anderson-Singer’s studio is open monthly to fans, who can see retired doors and even shop fun merch.
Plus, Atlantic Station is lucky enough to boast two tiny doors of our own! Can you find them both?