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New video gives best glimpse yet of Grant Park’s ‘The Beacon Atlanta’

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Billed as a “unique retail, dining, and cultural destination nestled along the Beltline”

A new 56-second fly-through video gives the clearest indication yet of what a project billed as the Beltline’s next lifestyle destination will actually be.

The Beacon Atlanta by Pellerin Real Estate is moving forward in South Grant Park, a few blocks southwest of the neighborhood’s eponymous greenspace, near Eventide Brewing. Developers say the $20-million project is now 60 percent leased.

Plans call for the revitalization of six old industrial warehouses, which would become the cornerstones of a 9-acre district touted as a "unique retail, dining, and cultural destination nestled along the Beltline." It’s meant to function as a sort of town center for nearby residents and a respite for Beltline adventurers. Plans indicate that visitors won’t want for parking.

As we reported last week, the Beltline’s community engagement process for the Southside Trail has already begun, though it could take another two years for the design phase to wrap.

Pellerin is aiming for a "layered neighborhood experience" with these 110,000 square feet. Uses will range from the necessary (a nursery school, hair salon, food market, and dentist); to the recreational (family-oriented and foodie-magnet restaurants, plus a tasting-room concept called "Grant Hall" where everything from kombucha tea to craft beer and artisanal cheese can be sampled); to the functional (loft-office space and an "artists’ walk" concept with working studios that convert to storefronts after-hours).

Plans also call for a smallish music venue that can fit up to 700 folks.

Most tenants, according to Pellerin, operate locations elsewhere in Atlanta, while others will branch from New York, the Gulf Coast, and the West Coast.

According to the developer’s website, The Beacon’s opening is planned for late summer next year.

Here’s a preview: