[Renderings via Paces Properties.]
Paces Properties has confirmed to Curbed that Grant Park residents will soon receive what many have pined for: a true local market. The team behind Candler Park Market — a throwback neighborhood grocer that's developed a strong following over the last 13 years, helped in no small part by a booze selection that consumes nearly half the store — will be branching out to Paces' Larkin on Memorial project. The new venture, called simply "Grant Park Market," is the first tenant at Larkin, a 63,000-square-foot redevelopment by the bunch behind Krog Street Market and Atlanta Dairies down the street. "We believe in the strength of the eastside neighborhoods and the back-to-the-future concept that Paces has for the (project)," Greg Hutchins, a partner with both market concepts, said in a release. "We share a common vision of an intown Atlanta populated by local merchants that support and share in the success of a community."
Grant Park Market's size will basically mirror that of its sister location, officials told Curbed, and will feature all the organic groceries and local libations one would expect, plus new offerings such as a take-out window, hot bar and a more expansive deli lunch counter. The market is being designed by Kronberg Wall Architects and is expected to open in the first quarter of next year.
Paces is courting other tenants who offer essential, everyday services and provisions such as dry-cleaning, daycare, quality dry goods and "refreshing dining options." The market's announcement should set the tone for what's to come, said Merritt Lancaster, a Paces principal. He added: "We are reintroducing a gorgeous building, curating an incredible tenant mix and look forward to announcing more tenants soon."
· First Look: Plans for Latest Memorial Drive Redevelopment [Curbed]
· Larkin on Memorial [Website]