Five years ago, developer Paces Properties announced plans to rehab an old industrial site in Reynoldstown into Atlanta’s next hot mixed-use community.
The big idea: Memorial Drive’s version of Krog Street Market, only larger, with a music component. And offices.
Today, the Atlanta Dairies project is abuzz with activity—apartment tenants, revitalized commercial spaces, the works—with plenty more on the way.
Back in April, the first residents began moving into Alta Dairies, a 312-unit apartment complex overlooking Memorial Drive.
Around that same time, just a catwalk away, the Dairies Coffee House and Cold Brew Bar debuted in a section of the old brick building maintained as part of the development’s adaptive-reuse efforts.
Last month, the new restaurant concept Wonderkid, which also features a whimsical ice cream station by King of Pops, opened its doors with a menu of diner classics, fancy cocktails, and strong coffee, as Eater Atlanta reported.
On tap for later this winter or early spring is Decatur-based brewer Three Taverns’s “Imaginarium,” which aims to be “equal parts laboratory, brewery, and tasting room,” officials have told Curbed Atlanta in the past. A buildout has recently launched.
That’s not all, though.
A stroll through the Atlanta Dairies backyard, a pedestrian-friendly garden that opens up among the retail, office, and apartment offerings, lends a view of a roughly 2,000-seat concert hall that’s on the rise now.
Poised to be a main attractions at the 11-acre development, the indoor venue is expected to be called “The Eastern.”
A venture by the owners of Variety Playhouse and Athens’s Georgia Theatre, the venue is slated to feature its own rooftop hangout, hosting roughly 150 events each year.
One facet of Atlanta Dairies that isn’t yet showing signs of life is the 45,000-square-foot office building planned to squeeze between the apartments and Memorial Drive. That’s TBD.
Have a look around the site today.