TGS was born in a Washington, DC apartment by Co-Founders Ryan Wilson and TK Petersen, along with Principal Mark Wilson in 2014. Frustrated with an inability to find “space and community”, the two partners came up a concept that would “gather” people from all walks of life under one roof with a unique mix of activities.
The two immediately went into a search for the right market and settled on Atlanta. Fast forward two years of raising capital, planning and real estate searches, Ryan and TK found a perfect home in the Northyards Business Park, which was once known as the Southern Railway North Avenue Yards. The Southern Railways company first established the complex in 1911, as a turntable rail yard. Now housed inside of a historical railroad landmark, The Gathering Spot opened its doors March 2016 and quickly established itself as a home for Atlanta’s creators, disruptors, entrepreneurs, executives, artists and forward thinkers who want to elevate their professional and social lives.