Revealed! First retail tenants announced for Ponce City Market


Revealed! First retail tenants announced for Ponce City Market

The Goorin Siblings Hat Shop in Philadelphia

Thanks to Goorin Siblings Hat Shop

Phone interior of the Lou Lou accessories boutique

Thanks to Lou Lou

Rendering thanks to Jamestown Qualities

3 hundred 1000 square ft of retail will be a lot.

We’ve been awaiting many years to hear what can fill that massive space on the floor at Ponce City Market, the mixed-use re-development project within the former Sears building-stated is the largest brick structure within the South.

On Friday, Women’s Put on Daily revealed the present retail roster for that rise in a job interview using the president of Jamestown Qualities, Michael Phillips.

Based on Phillips, the organization is searching introducing numerous first-to-market brands, so we confess, there have been some about this list we’d never heard about. But everyone knows the Frye Company-among the earliest shoemakers in the united states, now renowned for its men’s and women’s boots, from Western to motorcycle.

We might be most looking forward to a nearby men’s shop known as Oakleaf & Acorn. The jolly, bearded owner, John Wealthy, makes appearances at pop-ups as well as in our social networking feeds with amazing artisan finds for a while now. He closed his little shop in Braselton a few years ago, and will also be his first brick-and-mortar since, though he is doing a brisk internet business in selvage jeans, hand crafted knives, and macho apothecary goods from the kind of Forge & Foundry and native company Leaders, which we anticipate seeing in the little 700-square-feet shop.

Others new-to-market range from the Jean Machine, a brand new concept store with custom-fit, branded jeans from local store Farshad Arshid, behind Standard and G-Star at Lenox Square the very first Georgia location of Goorin Siblings Hat Shop, with bowlers, Panamas, and flatcaps (control her, hipsters) and Lou Lou, a household-owned, Virginia-based accessories shop (affordable).

Michael Stars, the Cali-style T-shirt purveyor, lately launched a men’s line and you’ll be establishing shop.

Some bigger guys include J.Crew and Anthropologie, buddied retailers who appear to love following Jamestown qualities (see: Westside Provisions District and Chattanooga’s Warehouse Row). Fitting directly into that concentrate on demo is West Elm, the accessibly priced modern furniture shop. There’s also plans for any second Atlanta location of Mountain High Outfitters, an exciting-purpose outside store that BeltLiners will like.

(Ponce City Market has guaranteed plans for restaurants from top chefs like Anne Quatrano and Linton Hopkins, in addition to work place for businesses including AthenaHealth, e-mail marketing services MailChimp, and also the start-uppy tech school General Set up.)

We did the mathematics around the announced sq footage with this retail roster, so we should be expecting a lot more retail bulletins in the future. Maybe soon-they are saying 69 percent from the retail space is leased.

At this time, openings are scheduled to “begin” this spring. Here’s wishing for 2015!

Update: Cosmetics Market was taken off the initial publish since it is no more around the roster. Now, increase the docket Rejuvenation Lighting along with a flagship store for Johnson-Sonoma Home, in addition to J.Crew sister Madewell.

Correction: An early on form of this story incorrectly mentioned the Jean Machine would be a London-based company it’s really a brand new store by local store Farshad Arshid.


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    When I moved to Reynoldstown, my family looked at Memorial Drive and thought I had made a grave mistake. Not long later, it&1quo;s looking like one of the most interesting streets in the entire metro.

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    This is mostly a reply to your linked story. How has the area been ignored and neglected? People and businesses have freely chosen to leave the area over the yea1 because of the same changes that have caused businesses to leave Five Points, the Peachtree corridor and other areas of Atlanta over the yea1. The conditio1 (segregation) that contributed to the establishment of the area as a center of black business no longer exists. Certainly it hasn’t been ignored financially or by development. Hundreds of millio1 have been spent on buildings and streetscapes including new sidewalks, street lights, Atlanta Life HQ building, Auburn Avenue Research Library, a new HQ for SCLC, a national park, the King Center, a restored Ebenezer Baptist Church, a new Ebenezer Baptist Church, 161 residential units at Renaissance Walk including 27,000 sf of retail, a restored fire station to name a few. I’m with you, I hate to see the loss of a formerly vibrant black neighborhood but that neighborhood is gone and will never come back. It may eventually evolve into a successful neighborhood but it will have a different character. Your suggestion that the reason for the decay is “far too close to the attitudes of a century ago” is way off base.

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