Near the point where East Lake, Oakhurst, and Kirkwood converge, the budding mixed-use Hosea + 2nd project is celebrating another construction milestone as it wraps up its second phase of development.
Hosea + 2nd, named for the East Lake intersection of Hosea Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue, now occupies three full corners with restaurants and office space.
The development team—a partnership of Mike Nelson and Clay Harper, owners of Fellini’s Pizza and La Fonda Latina, as well as Jay Martin and Nathan Bolster of ReDevStudio—has announced the conclusion of Phase II and the introduction of a new tenant to replace the shuttered Mary Hoopa’s restaurant.
The former fried chicken and oyster joint will be the new home of the Korean Wives Hospitality Group, restauranteurs known for local eateries such as Noona Steakhouse & Oyster Bar, Ramen Station, Son of a Bear, and Suzy Siu’s Baos.
KWHG plans to turn Mary Hoopa’s old building into its latest restaurant, Salaryman.
The development team is still seeking two more restaurant concepts to fill the remaining spaces, officials said.
The developers also relayed that Purpose Built Communities, a consulting organization focused on combating poverty by helping create mixed-income housing, educational opportunities, and other wellness initiatives, has officially moved into the site, taking a full floor of a new office and retail building.
The completion of the first two phases “represents the realization of a community-based vision for a thriving ‘main street’ in the heart of East Lake with restaurants, offices, and other offerings,” said ReDevStudio’s Martin in a press release.
Take a look around the project, designed by NO Architecture and built by Pelle Development Group, with the photos below.