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Ground was officially broken this morning for a new mixed-use development that will be part of Phipps Plaza mall in Buckhead.

The development will feature Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Atlanta, along with a 90,000 square-foot Life Time fitness club and a 13-story, 350,000 square foot Class A office building dubbed One Phipps Plaza. Mall owners Simon selected The Beck Group as the architect and general contractor for the redevelopment, with a phased opening beginning in early 2021.

The redevelopment will also feature an outdoor event venue, a multi-purpose courtyard providing easy access to the adjacent One Phipps Plaza office building and restaurants.

The luxury Nobu Hotel, founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, will include 150 rooms, a rooftop pool, a spa and corporate conference space. Nobu Atlanta Restaurant, known for its signature take on Japanese cuisine, will operate in a 10,000 square foot space.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.