Marietta is the latest Atlanta ‘burb to jones for its own food hall attraction in the vein of Krog Street Market.
A trio of developers led by Concordia Properties, a suburban shopping center builder, unveiled plans this week for “Marietta Square Market,” a project that leaders said will echo Atlanta adaptive-reuse sensations Krog Street and Ponce City markets.
Plans call for the market to consume three Church Street buildings from the late 1800s, a short walk from Marietta’s lively square, offering three anchor tenants (expect an array of culinary and craft beer options) and eight kiosks. The aesthetics will recall a turn-of-the-century railroad depot, with garage-style doors on two sides that will open to a patio, as the Marietta Daily Journal first reported.
Another component on site will be a restored 1922 streetcar (with a vendor inside) like the ones that ran between May-retta and ATL in the 1930s and ‘40s. It all sounds pretty cool.
According to the AJC, developers hope to quickly build out and debut this new attraction by March next year.
Marietta joins cities across suburbia with ambitions of building amenities that draw inspiration from recent Atlanta successes, including the Beltline.
Last year, Snellville leaders announced plans for their own Krog Street Market-inspired concept, hoping to capitalize on a commercial upswing near the Gwinnett County city’s core.
Elsewhere, an Alpharetta food hall concept is being developed by the former vice president of Krog Street Market’s creator, Paces Properties.