Rooftop bar with view coming to Ellijay

Historic Preservation Commission, News

ELLIJAY, Ga. – During the Historic Preservation Commission meeting held on Monday, May 13, 2019 the commission voted in favor of a rooftop bar being constructed by property owners Matt Bond (pictured to the right above) and Jason Boutwell.

The bar will be built atop the existing structure at 10/14 River Street just outside of the downtown square by making minor modifications to the already approved metal stairs that will access the rooftop.

The bar will maintain a facade that matches the original brick of the building and the railing (48″ with seating that is positioned at an angle back from the edge of the roof) will match railing on the approved balcony below.

The rooftop will allow visitors to view the North Georgia mountains and most of downtown to include Rich Mtn, Cohutta Mtn, Harrison Park, the Courthouse, the square, the downtown cemetery, and a view of the parade route down River Street.

A part of the rooftop will be covered, though not all, with firepits and small speakers (not large enough to cause noise issues in the surrounding area) decorating the rooftop.

It is anticipated that the bar will sell food as well, though it’s unlikely there will be a full kitchen atop the building.

The estimated completion time frame is five months. attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit

1 Comment

  1. Tammy Barrett May 17, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Great Idea, That will be an awesome view of the beauty of Ellijay. I believe this will really bring more visitors in Ellijay which will only help the small businesses in the area.

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