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.