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ATLANTA -- An Atlanta landmark known for its lascivious lounge will be reborn as a classy hotel.

The Clermont Hotel near Midtown could reopen next year. Plans were filed in early April to transform the abandoned brick building into a 98-room boutique hotel.

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The project joins a growing list of efforts along Ponce de Leon Avenue, one of the city's most colorful corridors that's become a hot spot for urban redevelopment.

"It's going to happen -- we are definitely protecting a landmark building and participating in the revitalization of the corridor," said Michael Gamble, president of G+G Architects.

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