Midtown Flashback: The Crazy Moon Fun at Loca Luna
While the dilapidated former Loca Luna building along 6th Street is currently being demolished, let your mind wander back a decade or so when the Latin-inspired Midtown restaurant was among Atlanta's most popular nighttime spots.
There was a time not long ago that when the moon rose, crazy good times ensued at Loca Luna’s original Midtown location at 836 Juniper Street.
The moon set several years on the Loca Luna party and the building that once housed one of Atlanta’s earliest tapas restaurants is almost a memory. An Atlanta favorite, Loca Luna was forced closed on Juniper in 2006 and moved to the Amsterdam Walk district as Novare Group moved in to erect its nearby condo tower, Viewpoint.
Now the dilapidated former Loca Luna building along 6th Street between Peachtree and Juniper streets is currently in the process of being demolished to make way for another Novare and Batson-Cook Development Company project, a 23-story 320-unit luxury apartment tower known as 100 6th Street.
But before the original Local Luna structure is history, see our Midtown Pictures of the Day and let your mind wander back to the early 2000s, when Latin music filled the air at Loca Luna. Surly you remember salsa dancing there? Oh the dancing that Loca Luna was home to every night!
Remember the palms, the cloud-covered ceilings, and the tropical-themed décor? Maybe you dined on cheap eats and exotic drinks in the brick-walled courtyard complete with a fountain and wrought iron chairs?
There’s no doubt, that for a certain stretch of time, the Loca Luna on Juniper was one of the top spots for nightlife fun in Midtown and Atlanta. You remember, right?