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Manuel's Tavern
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Manuel's Tavern (2020)
Manuel's Tavern is located in Atlanta
Manuel's Tavern
Manuel's Tavern is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Manuel's Tavern
Manuel's Tavern is located in the United States
Manuel's Tavern
Location602 North Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates33°46′14.8872″N 84°21′9.828″W / 33.770802000°N 84.35273000°W / 33.770802000; -84.35273000Coordinates: 33°46′14.8872″N 84°21′9.828″W / 33.770802000°N 84.35273000°W / 33.770802000; -84.35273000
Builtc. 1922
NRHP reference No.100005253
Added to NRHPMay 29, 2020

Manuel's Tavern is a historic tavern in the Poncey–Highland district of Atlanta, Georgia. Established by Manuel Maloof in 1956, the location is notable as a meeting place for influential people in the Democratic Party. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2020.

History

Manuel's Tavern was established in 1956 by Manuel Maloof. The building itself is a commercial building from around 1922.[1] To encourage discussions between patrons, Maloof banned live music and jukeboxes in the establishment.[2]

The bar is notable as a venue and meeting place for members of the Democratic Party. In 1970, Jimmy Carter announced his gubernatorial campaign in the bar.[3] In 2015, President Barack Obama visited the bar during a visit to Atlanta, playing a game of darts at the location.[4] Maloof himself was politically active, being elected to the DeKalb County Board of commissioners in 1974.[5]

In the 1980s, two additional locations were opened on Memorial Drive and near Norcross, Georgia, though both locations closed within a short time.[2] In 1984, the tavern hosted a stage production of As You Like It, leading to what would eventually become Shakespeare Tavern, a prominent playhouse and acting group in Atlanta.[6] In 2015, Brian Maloof, son of Manuel Maloof, sold the bar to developers.[1] The bar closed in December of that year for extensive renovations, with the bar reopening in July the next year.[7] In 2017, plans were unveiled by Manuel's grandson for a spin-off eatery in Grant Park, called Manny's Grant Park Pub.[8] On May 29, 2020, the bar was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Fuhrmeister, Chris (June 2, 2020). "Manuel's Tavern joins National Register of Historic Places". Atlanta Business Chronicle. American City Business Journals. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Burns, Rebecca (August 5, 2014). "The Museum of Manuel's Tavern". Atlanta. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  3. ^ Shah, Khushbu (April 23, 2020). "'It's way too early': Georgia businesses wary of governor's invitation to reopen". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  4. ^ Caldwell, Carla (March 11, 2015). "Obama promotes 'Student Bill of Rights' plan in speech at Georgia Tech (PHOTOS)". Atlanta Business Chronicle. American City Business Journals. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  5. ^ Monroe, Doug (May 1, 2011). "Manuel Maloof". Atlanta. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  6. ^ Eubanks, Caroline (June 17, 2020). "Atlanta Shakespeare Co". Afar. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  7. ^ Kahn, Michael (June 24, 2016). "Manuel's Tavern, Hallowed Hangout, to Reopen Next Month". Curbed Atlanta. Vox Media. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  8. ^ Kahn, Michael (November 7, 2017). "Poncey-Highland mainstay Manuel's Tavern to spawn Grant Park outpost. Sort of". Curbed Atlanta. Vox Media. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  9. ^ Fuhrmeister, Chris (June 2, 2020). "Manuel's Tavern joins National Register of Historic Places". WXIA-TV. Tegna Inc. Retrieved June 29, 2020.

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