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The Gathering Spot
Opening date: Winter
First established in Atlanta in 2016, the mission for The Gathering Spot really came to fruition after their second location opened in Washington DC, where co-founders Ryan Wilson and TK Petersen were attending Georgetown University during the George Zimmerman trial. Recognizing the need for safe, supportive spaces for Black communities to gather, the duo decided to expand their membership club across the country. The Gathering Spot will launch its third location in the historic West Adams neighborhood this winter, featuring three stories of state-of-the-art workspaces, a members-only restaurant and bar, private gathering spaces, and curated events. To tease its arrival, the members-only club hosted an intimate screening of Candyman on the rooftop of E.P. & L.P., as well as a conversation series called “The Art of Storytelling” at Black-woman-owned Sip & Sonder coffee shop in Inglewood. The Gathering Spot plans to open clubs in Houston, Charlotte, New York City, Chicago, and Detroit in the coming years.