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Are Krog St. Market's 'Summer 2013' Ambitions Realistic?

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The question has been posed, and it's an interesting one: How can the Krog Street Market possibly be delivered by this summer, as promised by Paces Properties on banners hanging from the under-renovation property and on the company's website? We're no architects, but the difference between the above rendering and the former Inman Park movie studio's current condition is night-day. ImmovableMedia has captured thorough "before" footage of the property's exterior, and reports the interior "has been completely gutted, prepped and ready for renovation." But it's tough to imagine any business, or a gathering of farmers, doing business there in the next few months.

Marketed as "the last remaining undeveloped commercial space in Inman Park Village," the market venture is one facet of a $70 million project that abuts the Atlanta Beltline. In October, Paces closed on several adjacent parcels that, along with Tyler Perry's former 66,000 square-foot studio, included Stove Works, the sleek dining and office complex that houses Rathbun's Restaurant, and several smaller adjacent parcels. The reported price tag was $13.4 million for the combined nine acres. Earlier, Paces officials said the market will be fully operational by November, adding that every tenant will be local. Even the post-industrial and iconic bridge over Krog will be renovated and used for pedestrians crossing between the buildings.

The only quasi-confirmed tenant is acclaimed Atlanta chef Ford Fry, of The Optimist and JCT Kitchen fame. Fry plans to open a 5,000 square-foot, Texas-style taqueria within the project. Eater Atlanta, Curbed's foodie companion, reports the restaurant will feature a large stage for live music and an "awesome patio," per anonymous but credible insiders. Still, those exciting offerings are roughly a year away ?

· 'Krog Street Market' venture to open this year [Curbed Atlanta]