Athens-Clarke County, The Rook & Pawn

Closing Date: June 24, 2015
In June 2015, the Foundation provided an $80,000 loan to the Athens Downtown Development Authority to partially finance renovations and the purchase and installation of equipment at 294 West Washington Street in downtown Athens. The DDA provided a simultaneous loan to The Rook and Pawn, LLC, the project’s developer. The completed project houses The Rook and Pawn, a bistro and board game café. The total project cost is $200,000.

Project Details

Loan Recipient
Athens Downtown Development Authority

Sub-Recipient
The Rook and Pawn, LLC

Project Cost
$200,000

GCF Loan Amount
$80,000

DD RLF Loan Amount, if any
N/A

Project Use
Bistro and board game cafe
After
Foundation Project Impacts
299 New Downtown Businesses
1728 New Jobs Downtown
$147 Million in Private Investments
8 Cultural Facilities
288 Downtown Housing Units
157 Hotel Units Downtown
1,352,805 Redevelopment Floor Area sf
200,267 New Construction sf