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Grant Park’s The Beacon announces wave of new retail, food options

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Offerings at $30 million district now include artisan jewelry, martial arts, and cookies, with more on 2019 horizon

The Beacon’s Buildings C (right) and D, as seen in August.
The Beacon’s buildings C (right) and D, as seen in August.
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What do organic produce, West African fashion, Real Housewives of Atlanta, and a colorful character that’s equal parts French bulldog and octopus have in common?

They’ll all have connections to Grant Park’s adaptive-reuse district The Beacon soon.

Reps with The Beacon announced today a wave of new retail, food, and fitness options that have recently opened—or are scheduled to open in coming months—at the Pellerin Real Estate venture, joining Pin & Proper restaurant and bar, The Baker Dude, ButeCo Coffee Shop, Patria Cocina restaurant, and others.

Punctuated by a 60-foot “B” tower, the $30 million district is positioned between Eventide Brewing, which moved to the area in 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign, and about 600 feet of abandoned railroad corridor frontage. In coming years, that’s set to become the Atlanta Beltline’s Southside Trail.

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All told, The Beacon is transforming six former warehouses into 110,000 square feet of space across nine acres.

Below is a rundown of what’s new—and what’s coming—as described by officials.

Open:

• A Haute Cookie: Opened in November, this sweets spot features “edible cookie dough, cookie bars, and pies that are made without any preservatives.”

• Nica Life: This artisan jewelry company “provides jobs to women in Nicaragua selling one handmade boho necklace at a time.”

• Kickstart Martial Arts: Opened last week—hi-yaah!

• Divine Dermatology: This is a “premier, full service skin care center that offers state-of-the-art medical, surgical, and cosmetic services,” which opened a few weeks ago.

Scheduled for early 2019 openings:

  • Bailey Room Wine Cellar: This wine bar concept was created by Cynthia Bailey of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
  • Adara Clothing and Cultural Accents: Expected to join The Beacon’s retail lineup this winter, this shop will offer modern Muslim and West African fashion.
  • Squishieland: An art gallery by Ray Geier, creator of the ubiquitous Atlanta street character and art object, sQuishiepuss.
  • Marguerites Bistro: A source of “Jamaican-fusion” food.
  • Third Street Market Deli & Bar: A neighborhood market specializing in fresh and organically produced foods.