An adaptive-reuse village is coming together on Memorial Drive.
Sometime this fall, the booming corridor is expected to welcome Larkin on Memorial, billed as “Main Street in Your Backyard” across the street from Oakland Cemetery. Collectively, it could provide the retail boost Grant Park has long needed, as neighborhood old-timers will tell you.
Officials with Paces Properties—developers of Krog Street Market, The Office apartment-tower conversion downtown, and under-construction Atlanta Dairies farther east on Memorial—led us on a tour of Larkin progress a couple of weeks ago.
Around the 63,000-square-foot property, several unclaimed retail slots remain, but so far the lineup looks eclectic.
Earlier gets included Taqueria del Sol, Ramen Station, Firepit Pizza Tavern (by celebrity chef Leslie Cohen), Ace Hardware, Primrose Schools, and a second local concept by the folks at Candler Park Market called Grant Park Market.
More recent signings include local health-food chain Kale Me Crazy, women’s clothing boutique Squash Blossom, and Full Commission gastropub.
The redevelopment’s stated goal is “to serve the day-to-day needs of our neighbors in the Grant Park, Ormewood Park, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, and East Atlanta neighborhoods.”
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