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For $600K, two-story Reynoldstown loft flaunts big space, Beltline frontage

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Condo counts nearly 2,400 square feet where Memorial Drive meets the Eastside Trail

A long bank of windows in an old loft space with a remade kitchen at right and couches in the foreground.
That inimitable, real-loft look at 881 Memorial Drive SE, Unit 102.
Nest Realty

Listed on the Georgia Register of Historic Places, the building at 881 Memorial Drive, long known as the A&P Lofts, began life about 90 years ago as the Southeastern base for A&P grocery. Until the mid-1970s, it included a large bakery that was known for filling Reynoldstown with the smell of fresh baked bread.

Converted to residences in 2001, the A&P building is known these days for offering some of the most authentic loft spaces (think: concrete, large industrial windows, and mushroom columns like those at Ponce City Market) on Atlanta’s eastside.

One of the more refined examples in recent memory, Unit 102, listed last week for $599,000 (with $396 monthly HOA commitments) through Nest Realty.

It’s a two-bedroom, two-bathroom space with a couple of large living areas, all spanning just shy of 2,400 square feet.

Beyond the locational perks—the freshly extended Beltline Eastside Trail and Madison Yards’s new Publix are directly across the street—the condo’s split-level floorplan and big windows allow for abundant natural light. Which is nice.

The kitchen has been updated with new appliances, soft-close cabinetry, and marble. The banquette seating is unexpected, as is the downstairs wall mural, but otherwise little here raises eyebrows—not necessarily a negative thing.

A couple of other units remain for sale in the building, including this gargantuan space of 7,000 square feet (but few windows), asking $950,000.

A long bank of big windows, at left, and an updated kitchen at right.
Sunlight pours in from industrial windows across the updated kitchen.
A white living room with huger windows at right and a television at left.
A white-walled living space on the main level with banquette seating.
A white bedroom with a bed at right and loft stairs at right.
A small loft space in a bedroom off the kitchen.
A white bathroom with tiled white bath at right and white vanity at left.
The main-level loo.
A long white basement room with a gray couch at right and tv at left.
Floating stairs lead down to this combined office and living space.
A mural on the bedroom wall of blue, green, and yellow and a bed with white covers.
In the downstairs master bedroom, a wall mural and hanging artwork that appears to be the work of Atlanta-based artist HENSE. The mushroom columns continue at this level.
A white bathroom with a large white shower and gray vanity at left.
Downstairs bathroom.
An aerial photo of a brick building that’s long and rectangular with new buildings behind it.
The building’s new neighbors across Bill Kennedy Way.