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Published on December 1st, 2015 |

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Andrews Entertainment District, Improv said closing shop Dec. 31

As the Peach drops in Atlanta on New Year’s Eve it will mark the beginning of a new year (2016), but apparently also mark the closing of Buckhead’s Andrews Entertainment District as it has been known for the past 15 years.

The Andrews Entertainment District is home of the Atlanta Improv comedy club; but the space also includes Stout sports bar, Burn Social dance club, the

Andtews Square is now owned by the Edens Company.

Andtews Square is now owned by the Edens Company.

Prohibition lounge, Sal’s pizzeria, Stillhouse burger joint, a vodka bar named Czar Ice Bar and Cellar 56 tapas wine bar and restaurant.

The current land owner, South Carolina-based Edens Company, bought out the Andrews Entertainment District leases. What Edens plans to do with the property in 2016 is unclear, although its website refers to a Buckhead retail shopping district Andrews Square at the address.

Neither Herbert Ames, Edens vice president for the Southeast, nor the company’s publicist Shari Misher responded to BuckheadView’s requests for information about the company’s future plans for the center.

According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report, Stephen de Haan, president of the Andrews Entertainment District, said the entire 22,639-square-foot space space is closing after 15 years. He reportedly is seeking other properties to purchase but declined to detail what that may be.

According to the AJC entertainment section article, de Haan didn’t rule out the possibility of moving the Improv comedy club elsewhere. The 300-seat Improv club, a national brand which leases its name out to 22 clubs, opened in Buckhead in the fall of 2012. The final show on Dec. 31 will feature T.J. Miller.

In November, the Punchline comedy club—which had closed its Sandy Springs location last spring after 33 years—opened a 200-seat space at the Landmark Diner in Buckhead, about a mile north on Roswell Road from the Andrews Entertainment Center location.

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