Traffic Advisory: Filming at Clermont Hotel on March 31

Filming inside the Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Ave. will close the curb parking lane and sidewalk on both sides of Bonaventure Ave. between Ponce and North Ave. on March 31. Be advised there also will be set up work on March 30 and tear down work on April 1 that may also cause minor traffic disruptions.

According to the notice we received, all filming will take place inside the hotel and there should be no traffic disruption on Ponce itself.  See map below.

Bonaventure Traffic Plan

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Clermont Hotel to Become Boutique Hotel

The Clermont Hotel has been sold to a team of Nashville and New York developers who intend to turn the property into a boutique hotel. The bellwether of the “old”, bawdy Ponce de Leon Avenue stands on its southern side at Bonaventure. The Clermont was built in the 1920s and was closed on orders of county health inspectors in 2009. No word on the fate of the (in)famous Clermont Lounge in the basement, a magnet for visiting celebrities and known for its aging strippers (read more at the Business Chronicle or at the AJC).

The team that bought the Clermont also owns the Oliver boutique hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee, in which they also renovated a historic landmark.

It seems that new and interesting development to Virginia-Highland’s immediate south is unstoppable and not just limited to the massive Ponce City Market project. At the Stove Works in Inman Park there are plans to add an epicurean market (read more at Creative Loafing or Atlanta Intown).

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