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Photos: Catching up with Grant Park’s adaptive-reuse The Beacon

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The Atlanta Beltline-fronting project will debut two more tenants this weekend

Approximately where the Beltline’s Southside Trail will meet the project one day.
Approximately where the Beltline’s Southside Trail will meet the project one day.

Since the concept was unveiled in early 2016, the redevelopment of warehouses on the southern edge of Grant Park has promised to infuse the area with life.

With all but three of 51 tenant spaces claimed—and more than $20 million spent—The Beacon Atlanta appears to be doing just that.

Encompassing six buildings across roughly nine acres, The Beacon has finished construction, and two more tenants expect to open this weekend, according to developer Philippe Pellerin, head of Pellerin Real Estate.

They are Baker Dude, a bakery and cafe, and a bar and restaurant concept called Pin & Proper, where “wife and husband team Lauren and Chaise Hughes look to introduce Atlantans to a new game that combines bowling, American football, and cornhole: Beacon Ball,” per the project’s website.

The adaptive-reuse district is punctuated by a tower standing more than 60 feet. It’s 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.

Have a look around:

Building’s A and B, tucked off Grant Street, in the southernmost section of Grant Park.
The Artist Cove houses four studios between buildings A and B at The Beacon.
The corner of Building A will house Hammer & Nails, a male grooming shop.
The Beacon symbol prominently displayed on the wall inside Building A.
Buildings C (right) and D. Building C holds the powerhouse ButeCo Coffee Shop, while D fills out with Pin & Proper and an unclaimed smaller space.
The smaller, still-raw space in Building D.
Patria Cocina, which opened in recent weeks, has claimed the corner spot in Building B.
Inside the restaurant, a concept by Roxana and Octavio Aguirre of the shuttered El Mexicano.
Entrance to a hall in Building B.
Buildouts continue for tenants such as Baker Dude Cupcakes, A Haute Cookie, and more.
Globes and string lighting along the hallways of Building B.
A mural adorns one side of Building B.
A larger space in Building A, prepped for a buildout.
The office for Lalabu is located in Building A, where folks are filling orders for baby wearing clothing.
Painting the walls of a fitness center, one of the newest tenants of The Beacon.
A forthcoming dermatology office.
Well, if it isn’t Charlie Smith’s installment for Art on the Beltline 2015, “A 24/7 Timestar Lives.” The star-shaped piece stood for a couple of years—and was climbed by many—at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Find it now near The Beacon’s 1030 and 1040 buildings.
The tower’s “B” glows at night.