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Atlanta Dairies project on Memorial Drive is officially underway

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Destruction has launched at crumbling Reynoldstown property

Aerial view of recent destruction at Atlanta Dairies.
Aerial view of recent destruction.
Paces Properties

Subtle site work has been underway at the abandoned milk factory that will become Atlanta Dairies for months, but bona fide destruction in recent days signals this hotly anticipated adaptive-reuse venture is truly—and finally—moving forward.

Paces Properties, developers of Krog Street Market, sent over drone images that show some structures being wiped away that once comprised the Parmalat factory. The Atlanta Dairies project, spread across 11 acres, is a key piece of an ongoing investment wave sweeping Memorial Drive.

And it’s been a long time coming. Developers filed plans to rezone the property and closed on it way back in 2014.

Plans for the $125 million project include retail, commercial, office, and residential pieces with an "Americana and entertainment focus," officials have said.

Last April, Paces confirmed their first tenant for the postindustrial property: a venue for live music with a rooftop bar, operated by Agon Entertainment, owners of the Georgia Theatre and Variety Playhouse.

As recently as last spring, officials were holding out hope that Atlanta Dairies would debut in late 2017, which would be a minor miracle now.

We’ve asked this week for an updated timeline and will post any intel that comes.

UPDATE: The new goal for opening Atlanta Dairies is early 2018, we’re told.

Recent drone images with the downtown skyline in the distance.
Paces Properties

Some images we gathered from the periphery:

And the most recent renderings for the finished product:

The lawn and outdoor event space.
Perkins + Will
From Memorial Drive.
Perkins + Will