An 18-acre site in North Decatur has come a long way since it hosted a Nissan and Infinity dealership.
Comcast and the Big Peach Running Company opened up shop last month. Gusto! and Cold Stone Creamery are soon to follow, and there’s much more where that came from at Decatur’s newest mixed-use shopping district, the 86,000-square-foot North Decatur Square.
Stationed on North Decatur Road, just across the street from the Emory Decatur Hospital and near a whole slew of transformative new development, the S.J. Collins Enterprises project recently secured the final tenants needed to fill its retail spaces.
In October, Gusto!, Cold Stone, Bishops Cuts/Color, Wood Fire Grill, and others are slated to debut, followed by the likes of Tin Drum Asian Kitchen and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar in November.
The rest of its many retailers are set to launch operations by springtime.
“When planning this center, we held hundreds of community and stakeholder meetings so we could incorporate what the neighborhood wanted to see here,” said S.J. Collins leasing director Justin Latone, celebrating the impending opening of, among other tenants, Whole Foods Market’s new 35,000-square-foot grocery store concept, 365, according to a press release.
Beyond the shopping components, North Decatur Square is also expected to host a small network of multi-use trails and pocket parks, as well as a four-story apartment complex for 450 residents, which will be built by Terwilliger Pappas, officials said.
S.J. Collins’s work with North Decatur Square continues a significant uptick in construction activity for this side of the Decatur area in the past few years.
The new development sits kitty-corner to a new shopping center that houses a Walmart, and about a quarter-mile west sits the growing, Fuqua-developed mixed-use community Decatur Crossing.