What’s happening at Liberty Hall?

As any reader of this blog knows, we have a close eye on the downtown Alpharetta area. On a recent walk by Liberty Hall with our precious pup, Zoey, we found some very interesting paperwork pasted on every door to the building. This wasn’t your normal construction permit paperwork. It was a restraining order. The words were very clear “Entry by John T. Adams or anyone acting on his behalf strictly prohibited, pursuant to court order below.”

Now, our specialty here at MyAlpharettaLiving is reporting on food, not court drama, I get it. But what happens when court drama intersects with restaurant reporting? There is a duty to be performed here, and we are here to update you on one of downtown Alpharetta’s biggest buildings.

I’ll give it to the Founder’s Club, they can tell a story. They say the locale is a “Refuge for the American Spirit.” I guess the Spirits they want are different than ours because to get your spirits here, you only need to pay several thousand…. to get in the door.

For such a high profile project in the center of downtown that the founding fathers should be proud of, what is up with the lawsuit? It smells fishy, like some founding father maybe didn’t lay enough foundation. We did some research into this case and found the initial court complaint below:

This, of course, is only one side of the story. The owner of Liberty Hall is being accused of mismanagement of the development and misappropriation of funds. We did not read all the documents, but we can assume that John T. Adams would disagree with such claims.

This Contract Dispute has was initially filed March 6, 2019. The next hearing in court is scheduled for September 3rd. What will happen next here? Only time will tell. One thing is for sure – the full opening of Liberty Hall is going to be delayed.

What are your thoughts on this building? Has anyone who signed up as members of the Founder’s Club heard any news?

    comments (5)
  • written by consernded citizen September 24, 2019 7:08 pm

    John T. Adams is also part owner in Bourbon and Barrel Restaurant. He has been in several Law suits and has filed bankruptcy for other Business construction sites leaving lots of people holding the bag or should I say empty bag in Atlanta, on Ponce Deleon street Condos, as well as Beaufort SC leaving Landlords high and dry. His background should be looked into if you want the facts. This is a pattern for John T Adams

  • written by Jennifer Bateman January 14, 2020 8:12 pm

    Any updates on this? We paid thousands to join and get zero info. I understand that he has been forced to move his cigar shop elsewhere but don’t think he he em has a location yet???

    • written by Daniel and Soopi April 22, 2020 1:40 am

      Hey Jennifer, we’re definitely not affiliated with Liberty Hall or any local businesses, but for what it’s worth, we haven’t heard any updates on this situation. It almost seems as if this building is doomed to sit empty for quite some time.

      I don’t mean to rub salt on any wounds, but I’d always recommend against paying any money, let alone thousands, for access to some upcoming promise. Hope things are able to resolve for you soon.

  • written by Stella Soto April 30, 2020 1:28 pm

    There are also contractors that built this building from the ground up to the 5th floor that still have not been paid for work done on this building. It would seem to me whoever hired him to build this project would have investigated him before hiring him, as many contractors were not paid in full, although as you can see the building is there is currently being leased.

  • written by SKR June 15, 2020 10:02 am

    My advice …. file a complaint with local Law Enforcement, Fair Trade Commission and Fulton DA.

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