We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing to use our site or clicking the "I understand" button, you agree to our use of cookies detailed in our cookie policy and our terms of use.

Search the Blog

*Choose your desired filters to narrow your search









Brickworks in West Midtown is one of the largest re-developments in Atlanta, featuring restored loft-style structures that date back to the 1880’s. Once occupied by the livestock trade and meat processing industry, Brickworks is now home to an abundance of award-winning restaurants, specialty shops, corporate offices and more.


A recent addition to this list is Empire’s very own Homebase — an innovative and state-of-the-art space designed to educate and inspire homebuyers in the Atlanta region — and thanks to the various retailers who have chosen to call this trendy and historic neighborhood home, there’s an abundance for our homeowners to see and do before and after visiting. Take a look below at all that’s in the area with this complete guide to Brickworks in Atlanta.

Food Terminal

Food Terminal features Asian-style street foods, with an emphasis on Malaysian cuisine. Its two entrepreneurs who are the brains behind the concept have also created highly successful brands such as Top Spice and Sweet Hut. Despite their various culinary accomplishments, the duo still says to this day that the most rewarding part of their career is “the appreciation people express after tasting their food.”

Lovely Bride

Lovely Bride is a boutique bridal shop that carries dresses from over 15 select designers and has been featured in Vogue, Fashionista, New York, The Huffington Post, Glamour and Brides magazine. Whether you’re looking for a dress of your own or you’re just wanting to browse, Lovely Bride is happy to have you visit.

Lyda Fire

Lyda Fire is a creative agency in Atlanta. They create video content and presentations for brands like Canon, PayPal, YAHOO!, Delta and Emory University. They’re one of many businesses who have opened an office at Brickworks, established themselves in the area and have never looked back.

Urban Grind

Urban Grind is Atlanta’s neighborhood coffee house that doubles as a co-working space by day and transforms into a poetry lounge and art exhibit by night. Its comfortable seating and soothing atmosphere makes it a go-to for all things coffee, pastries and paninis.

Arden’s Garden

Arden’s Garden has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and on YAHOO! as Atlanta’s premier juice manufacturer. What started out as a passion for juicing turned into a booming business, with products sold at supermarkets across the city. They make cold-pressed juices, fresh smoothies and plant-based foods that are as delicious as they are healthy.

West Egg Cafe

Serving up all of your breakfast favorites is West Egg Cafe — offering everything from Banana Bread French Toast to Sour Cream Pancakes and Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast. Featured in Southern Living and Atlanta magazine among many others, it’s clear that it’s captured the attention and hearts of its patrons.

Maple Street Biscuit Company

Biscuits, waffles and breakfast bowls — oh my. Maple Street Biscuit Company sure keeps the foodie’s of the world in mind. Not only will your visit here have your tastebuds wanting more, but the atmosphere alone will make it feel like home. Their slogan says it all — they deliver “comfort food with a modern twist.”


Bartaco is a taco lover’s dream. Let them wow you with their Baja Fish, Crispy Oysters, Sesame Ribeye and Chile-Lime Shrimp. The restaurant offers its customers the opportunity to dine outdoors with trendy white and blue seating, and is known for having some of the best margaritas in the state.

Eight Sushi Lounge

If your love for sushi is anything like ours, you’re bound to enjoy lunching at Eight Sushi Lounge. Known for the freshness of its ingredients and for its creative plating, Eight Sushi Lounge treats its menu offerings like pieces of art. The restaurant is run by the same owners as Rice Restaurant and Sushi Bar which has received multiple awards for having the best sushi in North Georgia.


For those who are looking for a healthier alternative, Upbeet offers customizable salads and grain bowls filled with organic veggies, grass-fed proteins and non-GMO vegan ingredients. Offering a variety of smoothies and superfood latte’s, it’s perfect for those who are looking for a quick lunch or would rather eat on-the-go.

The Optimist

At the Optimist, enjoy high quality seafood sourced from the state’s best suppliers. From fresh oysters and Maine sea scallops to Georgia trout, everyone will find something to please their appetite. If that’s not reason enough to visit, the atmosphere and patio alone is.

JCT. Kitchen & Bar

JCT. Kitchen & Bar is the perfect balance of relaxed and sophisticated. The main floor features long curtains and mirrors which gives it a fancier feel, while the top floor features a city-style bar where you can sip on cocktails, dine al fresco and listen to live music. The restaurant uses only the finest local ingredients made up of cheeses, country hams and farm-grown veggies.


Marcel is an upscale, first-rate steakhouse and bar that is perfect for celebrating special milestones or events. In 2015, it was rated one of the top 10 new steakhouses in the U.S. and one of the top 15 hottest restaurants in the U.S. — both by Zagat National. Spare no expense when you’re here and enjoy the very best of French cuisine.

Next, take a first-look at Empire Homebase at Brickworks and meet the team, or learn about what’s coming to the Westside of Atlanta.


Photos courtesy of: Food Terminal (Food Terminal); Lovely Bride (Lovely Bride); Urban Grind (Yelp); ATL Airport District (Arden’s Garden); West Egg Cafe (West Egg Cafe); The Business Journals (Maple Street Biscuit Company); Bartaco (Bartaco); Where Traveler (Eight Sushi Lounge); Upbeet (Upbeet); Open Table (The Optimist); JCT. Kitchen & Bar (JCT. Kitchen & Bar); Marcel (Marcel).


Get new home design and lifestyle stories delivered straight to your inbox and stay in the loop on all things Empire.


Liz, Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


Liz, Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


Hi! We are your New Home Specialists. Ask us about updates on our release, model home openings, special incentives and other Empire communities information.

T 647-372-0619