Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The preschool becomes one of the development's first tenants to reserve space.
The Suzuki School has announced that it will be opening its newest campus in the Ponce City Market development, according to the What Now Atlanta blog. The announcement makes The Suzuki School, which is based in Buckhead, one of the first tenants of the mixed-use development. Dancing Goats Coffee Bar opened there last summer. According to an announcement by Ponce City Market, "the Suzuki School is one of the oldest and most respected private preschools in the Southeastern United States." The school serves infants through kindergarten-aged children, preparing them to attend the most competetive schools, according to the school website. Robert Charles of The Suzuki School said in a statement: “Environment is a core foundation to the Suzuki…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The redevelopment project on the BeltLine is expected to lure an Alpharetta company to the site near Virginia-Highland.
OLD FOURTH WARD — A New England-based health technology company could bring as many as 700 jobs to the Ponce City Market development. Athenahealth Inc., based in Watertown, Mass., would take 60,000 square feet of space in the former City Hall East building at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. Eventually, the company would expand that to 120,000 square feet within five years, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The company hasn't made a formal announcement, but the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, which cited an unnamed source who pegged the jobs number at 500, reported Athenahealth is expected to make a public statement within days. Athenahealth already has a presence in metro Atlanta with 100 workers at Anodyne Health Partners, an Alpharetta-…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The developer says the units could be converted into condos in the future.
The developers behind Ponce City Market have decided to shift from condominiums to apartments, according to a report in Curbed Atlanta. In 2011, Jamestown Properties began plans to adapt the former Sears & Roebuck building and 16-acre tract — some 2 million square feet in all — to create about 1 million square feet of retail, office and residential components, plus parking, green spaces and more. The redevelopment of the property at 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue was originally to be home to "loft-style condominiums and several hundred family residences for sale and rent." But the plans for the $180 million renovation, which is still slated for a Spring 2014 delivery, now call for apartments instead of condos. In a statement, Jamestown said: "…
Friday, August 10, 2012
New location to open with a party, free samples
The Dancing Goats Coffee Bar said it plans to open its new location at the $180 million Ponce City Market in Old Fourth Ward on Friday, Aug. 17. "The opening of Dancing Goats' pop-up shop and our marketing center gives context to the community, and a taste of what's to come for the people that Ponce City Market will ultimately serve," said Michael Phillips, chief operating officer of Jamestown, the real estate investment firm that owns and is redeveloping Ponce City Market. Like its sister location in Decatur, which opened in 2007, Dancing Goats at Ponce City Market will serve guests its signature Bartdorf & Bronson coffee, espresso, tea, chai and juices, as well as pastries and baked goods. Also on the menu — its sugar doughnuts specialty…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Watch the demolition at Ponce City Market through a helmet camera on site
Construction crews continue to work daily on Ponce City Market, the former City Hall East building that is being revamped into retail, office and residential space. Watch the demolition of the Glen Iris wall filmed through a helmet camera on site. Come join the rest of the VaHi-Druid Hills Patch fans on Facebook! It's Patch and Facebook together. Doesn't get much better than that.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Money earmarked for streetscape beautification
The Atlanta Regional Commission awarded Atlanta BeltLine Inc. a $4 million grant that will be used to improve the Ponce de Leon Ave. streetscape around Ponce City Market and construct bicycle and pedestrian links to the Atlanta BeltLine. "This is a major victory for Ponce City Market, the BeltLine, and the vibrant neighborhoods that surround the old Sears Building," Matt Bronfman, managing director of Jamestown Properties, the developer of Ponce City Market, said in a statement. "We are grateful for Mayor Kasim Reed’s support of the application as well as Brian Leary, president of Atlanta BeltLine and the BeltLine staff." In July, Jamestown announced it purchased the old City Hall East building at Ponce and Glen Iris Drive from the city …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Kick-off party for massive redevelopment project raises money for local nonprofits
Atlantans love to party. And they love it even more when they're partying for a good cause. Saturday's Party at Ponce bash at the former City Hall East building in the Old Fourth Ward, raised $80,000. The money will go the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Georgia Organics. The planned $2.8 billion Atlanta BeltLine — when complete — will create 22 miles of parks, trails and transit around the city. Georgia Organics, a non-profit group, advocates for more sustainable food and the importance of supporting local farmers. The Party at Ponce was set to mark the rebirth of the massive, 16-acre structure, which served as Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s Southeast distribution center. In July, Atlanta-based Jamestown Properties announced it purchased the …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Images from the kick-off party for massive redevelopment project Ponce City Market.
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Monday, October 3, 2011
On Saturday, Oct. 1, thousands of people came to Party at Ponce at the former City Hall East building on Ponce de Leon Avenue. The party celebrated the kick-off of a massive redevelopment project called Ponce City Market. The project will re-purpose the 2 million square-foot brick building, which was built as a retail store and warehouse distribution center for Sears, Roebuck & Company in the 1920s. See more photos from inside. Jamestown Properties plans to develop Ponce City Market with retail, office and residential space. The first phase should open by spring 2014. Read more about Ponce City Market.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, Francine Reed perform Saturday night, and bid farewell to former Sears and City Hall East property
The Midtown Place shopping center may have just lost its Border’s bookstore, but it can look forward to lots more retail hustle in the vicinity that should also help steer customers its way. In the coming months, ground will break on the major redevelopment of Ponce City Market — the former City Hall East building located smack across the street from the shopping center that has Home Depot and Whole Foods among its anchors. With major stores, boutiques, a food hall and top restaurants, within a few short years Ponce City Market is destined to become a top attraction for both locals and visitors. Saturday night marks the opportunity to bid farewell to the old and usher in the new chapter for the 16-acre parcel. Some of the stars of Atlanta …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Former City Hall East, sold for $27 million
The many keys to the mammoth City Hall East building on Ponce de Leon Avenue have changed hands again. The site’s next chapter: Ponce City Market, a “vibrant urban centerpiece,” with business, retail and residential components. Jamestown Properties bought the property for $27 million and plans to spend another $180 million adapting the structure and its 16-acre parcel — about 2 million square feet in all — to create about 1 million square feet of retail, office and residential components, plus parking, green spaces and more. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced the sale to Atlanta’s Jamestown Properties in a press conference Monday on the 10th-floor rooftop of the gigantic brick building. With the “world-class amenities” that are expected …