Demolition in downtown Decatur between Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards and the leafy campus of Agnes Scott College signals a new film facility in the works, according to property records and previous media reports.

An aging, former residential structure most recently home to Reagin Optometric Group has been razed at 104 and 108 Church Street, a site just southeast of Decatur Square, next to the Decatur School of Ballet.

The PATH Foundation’s Stone Mountain Trail is just to the south, and the landmark, revitalized Blair Building is a few doors in the other direction.

The construction site in relation to Decatur Square and Agnes Scott College. Google Maps

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Replacing the former house is a commercial film editing studio designed by the Office of Design architecture firm, as Decaturish reported last year. Also included in the plans is an 11-space parking lot that would be installed perpendicular to the street, next to the new studio structure.

Exactly what the project will entail isn’t yet clear.

DeKalb County property records list Cardon Pictures as the site’s owner. That Decatur-based LLC was established with the Georgia Secretary Of State’s business registry in 2020, but company officials could not be reached Tuesday.

We’ve reached out to Office of Design architects, also based in Decatur, for project details and renderings. This story will be updated with any additional information that comes.

Conyers-based Forgay-Passarella Construction is leading demolition and construction efforts, according to signage at the site.

The 104 to 108 Church Street property in question in 2021, prior to recent demo. Google Maps

Demolition progress on Church Street this week, with the Decatur School of Ballet at left. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta


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