Construction has officially commenced on Fuqua Development's Glenwood Place mixed-use center in Grant Park, with a groundbreaking ceremony held Friday, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The plans call for 216 apartments and housing for seniors as well as 24,000 square feet of commercial space for restaurants and shops. Trammell Crow Residential, the folks behind the recently announced Alexan Village Flats apartments in East Atlanta, will be developing the housing at Glenwood Place. At the heart of the development will be a 118,000-square-foot Kroger — almost two-and-1/2 times the average size of grocery stores nationwide, according to the Food Marketing Institute. And a clearer picture is starting to emerge as to exactly what else Glenwood Place will offer.
The development had been in the works years ago, but quickly became mired in controversy as Fuqua proposed to anchor it with a Walmart. After much uproar, the plans stalled and were eventually reincarnated with the Kroger. Causing further commotion, details emerged in January that a drive-thru Chick-fil-a would accompany the big-box grocer. Now, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports the project will also be home to a Starbucks and Chipotle. Officials expect it all to open in fall 2016.
· Glenwood Place celebrates groundbreaking [Atlanta Business Chronicle]
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· Is Fast Food Drive-Thru Bound for Fuqua's Grant Park Project? [Curbed Atlanta]
· Fuqua Projects are Barreling Ahead in Grant Park, Decatur [Curbed Atlanta]
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