First, the backstory: In late 2012/early 2013, local resident Monty Melwani took over a former photo shop at 130 Newark Ave, just steps away from Grove Street. The initial plan was to turn it into an upscale sports bar. After several "Coming Soon" announcements and a few appearances at All About Downtown, everything seemed to quiet down. Then they announced some new partners had joined the venture, it was being renamed Atlas House, and was changing over to a lounge with an international tapas menu.
Atlas will have their friends and family night this Saturday, then start their soft open to the public on Monday, 11/14 before introducing their entire menu on Wednesday, and celebrating their Grand Opening on Thursday, 11/17.