Local Spotlight: The 411 on Ponce City Market
Atlanta is in the midst of a development boom with billions of dollars of attractions, hotels and more currently slated to open by the close of the decade. This surge of growth is taking place in several parts of the city, especially on the Eastside. Situated along the nationally-acclaimed Atlanta BeltLine, Ponce City Market is a mixed-use property that is quickly establishing itself as a hub between Atlanta’s most popular intown neighborhoods.
Ponce City Market is housed in the largest brick building in the South. The fully-renovated 1925 Sears, Roebuck & Company building has been completely transformed into an urban market with a central food hall, leading retail brands, as well as living and working spaces.
“The Sears building is an important part of Atlanta history, and I am excited to be a part of that,” said James Beard award-winning chef Linton Hopkins. “I’m so proud that it has been restored to create something special.”
Hopkins is chef-owner of several Atlanta favorites and has two locations within Ponce City Market - H&F Burger and Hop’s Chicken. Local chefs such as Hopkins are flocking to the food hall to set up shop in this unique space as Atlanta’s dining scene is expanding to offer experiences that cannot be found in other destinations.
“Ponce City Market takes some of Atlanta’s most renowned chefs and brings them all into one place, and I am so honored to accompany them,” said Justin Anthony, Biltong Bar owner. “I think it is an extremely cool concept and really defines the progress Atlanta’s dining scene has made in recent years.”
Also present in this historic location are Atlanta-branded stores including BINDERS Art Supplies and Frames, Citizen Supply and King of Pops. Major companies have work space here such as Cardlytics, Mail Chimp and even Twitter.
The Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail directly connects to Ponce City Market and creates an easy access point for pedestrians and cyclists. This entryway has completely transformed the transition between Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods and is a prime example of urban redevelopment that combines historic landmarks with innovative design and connects shopping, dining, living and work quarters.
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