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Named for Buckhead’s founder, ‘The Irby’ is on the rise in retail hot zone

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Apartment project will also bring 14,000 square feet of street-level restaurants and retail

a rendering of the apartment tower
The Irby, as envisioned.
Alliance Residential, via LoopNet

The late Henry Irby, the man widely believed to have founded Buckhead back in the 1800s, is soon to be honored by an apartment complex on a street named after him.

At 61 Irby Avenue, surrounded by Buckhead’s bar scene and just north of the Buckhead Theatre, Alliance Residential’s “The Irby” apartment complex is on the rise.

According to an Instagram post by BuckheadATL, the 12-story, 277-unit tower is nearing the end of its vertical construction.

And the project’s recently updated LoopNet profile suggests its 14,000-square-foot ground-floor restaurant and retail space will be available to lease in March.

The 1.2-acre site was bought by Alliance for about $15 million in 2017, according to What Now Atlanta.

The Irby is now rising on what used to be the location of the popular Henri’s Bakery, which has since relocated to Andrews Square.

The development is also expected to house a 93-space parking deck serving its retail component.

Tenants have not been announced, and Alliance reps have yet to respond to Curbed Atlanta’s request for updates.

Alliance Residential