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.