With Krog Street Market thriving, Paces Properties is moving on to its next project. The local developer has begun the leasing process for Atlanta Dairies, it announced Thursday, taking the next step toward a major Memorial Drive revamp. The 24-hour diner at the mixed-use development, which was previously announced, will be "retro-modern" with skyline views, according to a press release.
A new concept in the works is a to-be-announced barbecue restaurant. There's no word yet on who might be behind the restaurant or what style of barbecue it will serve. Although, the release describes the eateries as "modern interpretations of American classics."
Atlanta Dairies will take up a huge chunk of land bordering Cabbagetown, Grant Park, and Reynoldstown. When it's all said and done, the 93,000-square-foot development will include a mid-sized music venue, bowling alley, 43,000-square-foot "sky campus," and Southern bookstore cafe. Paces Properties president and CEO David Cochran says it could also offer refuge to "some of the city's most iconic music venues" venues that are experiencing turmoil, perhaps a nod to Smith's Olde Bar and The Masquerade: "Dairies is coming together at the right time and can possibly fill that void or become a new home to one of the displaced venues."