Friday, August 16, 2013
Councilmember Michael Julian Bond to honor Dante Stephensen of Dante’s Down
Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond
Proclamation presentation honoring Dante Stephensen of Dante’s Down the Hatch
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.
City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue
ATLANTA – Atlanta
City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond will honor restaurateur, entrepreneur and
jazz music promoter Dante Stephensen for his contributions to Atlanta’s
cultural and business life on Monday, August 19.
age 77, first opened Dante’s Down the Hatch over four decades ago. The
Buckhead staple originally anchored Underground Atlanta on Lower Alabama Street
in the 1970s before moving to the Peachtree Street location in 1981. The
jazz supper club, famous for its live music, wax celebrity statues, crocodiles,
and delicious fondue, closed last month after 43 years in business.
was an Atlanta tradition. Locals and tourists alike flocked to this unique
establishment to experience a taste of the city in a communal fashion,” said
Post 1 At-Large Councilmember Michael Julian Bond. “This proclamation is our
small gesture of gratitude to Mr. Stephensen for four decades of service to
to the proclamation presentation in the council chamber, Bond will honor
Stephensen with a reception in the southwest atrium on the second floor of
Atlanta City Hall at 12:00 p.m.