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Poncey-Highland Project Slated to Open This Summer

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Trashy Diva among stores signed on at mixed-use development

A high-profile mixed-use project in Poncey-Highland is slated to open this summer, according to a news release from developer Abraham Properties. The update provides a clear picture of what's to come but contains a bit of sour news for condo hopefuls.

The development – 675 N. Highland – will consist of "125 luxury apartment units, 12,500 square feet of restaurant and retail space with sidewalk dining along North Highland Avenue, and 7,500 square feet of storefront office and retail along Blue Ridge Avenue." Earlier in the process, the developer was on the fence about whether the units would be rentals or for-sale condos.

More than two years ago Curbed broke news that the property – owned by historic Druid Hill Baptist Church – was being hawked to developers with hopes of bringing a mixed-use project to the area. Developer Joe Laster and Abraham Properties officially closed on the land back in January 2015, and after some asbestos removal and demolition work, the property started taking shape across the street from the former Flip Burger.

According to the release, Trashy Diva — a "vintage and retro inspired" women’s clothing store — will have two storefronts at the project: a 1,600 square-foot dress boutique and 1,500-square-foot lingerie boutique. It’s the company’s first Atlanta location, though owner/designer Candice Gwinn is an Atlanta native. The stores are scheduled to open at the same time as the development.