Krog Street Market — the 35,000 square-foot Inman Park redevelopment slated for market stalls, restaurants, retail and, eventually, a residential component — has officially announced seven of its future tenants. Demolition began in earnest last month on KSM and some major earth has been moved since. The project is situated in a renovated 1920s warehouse and aims to bring a West Coast market feel to one of Atlanta's hippest neighborhoods. An ambitious completion date of "Summer 2013" was originally announced for the project, but developer Paces Properties now says it will have individual suites ready for its tenants by the fall, and that those tenants should be ready for business sometime this winter. So far, it's a pretty solid list — and a few of them prove the rumor mill can be right.
KSM tenants announced Wednesday:
-- A long-rumored "Mex-Tex inspired restaurant with a casual and lively atmosphere" from Chefs Ford Fry (JCT Kitchen, The Optimist, etc.) and Kevin Maxey. 5,100 square feet with a patio. Said Fry, in a release: "Krog Street Market is a groundbreaking idea — to have an epicurean destination is certainly something my team and I wanted to be a part of from the start."
-- The Luminary, "an American-Brasserie, with regionalized and updated bistro fare," from Chef Eli Kirsthein (Top Chef). 3,400 square feet with a patio.
-- The Spotted Trotter, another location for the "full American butchery, charcuterie and cheese shop" from Chef Kevin Ouzts. 800 square feet. Said Ouzts: "TST's butcher shop at KSM will provide the finest selection of butchered whole cuts, primal cuts, smoked meats, salami, pates and terrines."
-- Grand Champion BBQ, from owners Robert Owens and Gregory Vivier. 800 square feet. Promises "fresh foods" and "local chef talent."
-- French Market Florist, "fresh flowers and floral offerings." Owner John Tarrant. 400 square feet.
-- Pannus Bakery, "international bakery specializing in Hispanic and European" offerings from Chef X. Dunning. 400 square feet.
-- The Collective, offering "home and garden, vintage, local arts, gifts." Located in 1,050 square foot "Krog Cottage" at corner of Lake and Waddell. Owner Greg Ansley.
— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep
· 'Krog Street Market' venture to open this year [Curbed Atlanta]