The cherry atop Ponce City Market’s adaptive-reuse cake is almost ready for public consumption.
The Old Fourth Ward mixed-use goliath’s final phase — a carnival-themed rooftop funland with miniature golf and food options known simply as The Roof — will host its first event April 3, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Jamestown Properties, the market’s developer, has planned a charity miniature golf tournament that day with several Atlanta Hawks players scheduled to attend, including Al Horford and Kyle Korver, whose foundation is a partner in the event. It’s a positive sign that the years-long PCM project is nearing completion (work near the Beltline notwithstanding), and The Roof will surely ratchet up its status as a landmark tourist attraction.
For the general public, though, The Roof isn't expected to open until mid-2016. The building’s original freight elevator will lift guests up to the 10th floor rooftop, where they’ll find boardwalk-style games like skeeball, event space, a large slide, a viewing platform inside the market’s huge rooftop marquee, plus a restaurant, according to Atlanta magazine. So it could be worth the wait.
Check out the lovely downtown-to-Buckhead views from atop The Roof over here (scroll down). And here's a gallery of Ponce City Market in its recent holiday splendor:
- The Roof at Ponce City Market to launch in April [ABC]
- Photos: Atlanta's Debut of the Year, Ponce City Market [Curbed; 2015]
- Ponce City Market Guide: What to expect on The Roof [Atlanta magazine]