Atlanta Dairies, the next big redevelopment project from Paces Properties, is going to transform the dining scene and nightlife along Memorial Drive in southeast Atlanta. Paces, the company behind Krog Street Market, already has announced plans for a barbecue restaurant and 24-hour diner, and now the first named tenant is officially on board. Agon Entertainment and the team behind Terminal West will open a concert hall and rooftop bar with skyline views.
"It has been a clear alignment since we first crossed paths. Their reputation of being good operators at the Georgia Theatre and Terminal West, respectively, combined with their local proximity and excitement for the project made this a solid signing for all of us at Paces," David Cochran, president and chief executive officer of Paces Properties, said in an announcement. "We are proud to have this team as a featured attraction in the development."
Agon operates the Georgia Theatre in Athens as well as Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points. Terminal West is new on the Atlanta music scene, opening in Westside in 2012. It added Stationside a restaurant catering the pre-concert crowd, in 2013. While no other tenants at Atlanta Dairies have been announced, an adjacent Paces-owned building that previously housed Bar One will become an outpost for Grindhouse Killer Burgers.
With a focus on regional, specialty retailers, services and restaurants, Atlanta Dairies will take up 93,000 square feet on Memorial Drive, linking Cabbagetown, Grant Park, and Reynoldstown. The development is on track to open late next year.