Yesterday, rolling out had the honor of attending the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new M Bar. Finally, there is a grown folks establishment on Auburn Avenue. My good friend Ali Amin reacquainted me with his boss, Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3 At Large) who had the honor of standing beside Councilman C.T. Martin who cut the ribbon alongside the owners and M Bar team proclaiming Aug. 5, 2015, as “M Bar Day.”
According to publicist Nicole Garner, CEO of the Garner Circle: “The M BAR was given this prestigious accolade due to their pledge to restore the historic Auburn Avenue district to its greatness and sense of pride for the African American community.The owners will kick off their restoration initiative by immediately creating jobs with their venture in the area, setting a professional standard and experience and delving past their four walls to create an economic uplift.”
The M Bar leadership team consists of Damien Gordon (owner, mixologist), Yaw Botchey (marketing director), Xavier Peoples (client relations), and Melvin Simms (general manager).