An Atlanta developer’s plans to tear down the Coronet Club and build a mixed-use development on that property and four acres behind it should have put smiles on the faces of the Sandy Springs mayor and members of city council.

Kirbo Property Services is teaming up with Childress Klein Properties to build the complex, which is planned to have a five-story luxury residential building and a four-story office building.

City council must approve a request to rezone the area from commercial to mixed-use before the purchase of the property becomes final. But, that decision could come in April and there could be a groundbreaking in the summer.

Mayor Eva Galambos and city council have been openly eager to eliminate the combination of drinking and adult entertainment in establishments along Roswell Road since the city was formed in December of 2005. Less than a month after the city’s incorporation council members voted to create an adult entertainment ordinance that banned the sale of alcohol at clubs featuring nude dancing.

The Coronet Club, which originally opened as Maxim Cabaret, has been located at the 5275 Roswell Road location for 15 years and has been one of very few clubs in the Metro Atlanta area that offers nude entertainment to entertain both men and women under the same roof.

Business at the club had reportedly dropped off significantly since Sandy Springs passed its new ordinance placing the restrictions on such establishments.