In 1926, the employees of Sears that commuted to and from the Roebuck & Co building would have been strained to image what the floors they stood on would become in 2014. To the many loyal Ponce City Marketees, this reinvented, mix-use structure encapsulates every ingredient needed to create a lively and dynamic community. Much to their surprise, Ponce City Market has plans to continue to evolve.
What Ponce City Market Has Meant
Inside the mega structure, voices and laughter echo off of the walls of its repurposed, metallic frame as friends, coworkers, family, and neighbors relax, dine, and shop together. Ponce City Market is home to unique and cultural cuisine, distinctive and desired retail, and big name office tenants, in an absorbing atmosphere. Those who frequent this Poncey-Highland emporium have options that would extend any typical patron’s executive function. Overflowing with diversity and opportunity, Ponce City Market offers an unrepeatable experience with each visit.
What Ponce City Market Will Mean
With plans to evolve, Ponce City Market will continue to amaze its habitués. Jamestown, the real estate investment and management company that is responsible for the iconic project that is Ponce City Market, filed plans in March with the city of Atlanta for “an interior buildout of multiple ‘shell’ food kiosks,” which will bring more dining to the Central Food Hall.
Most notably, Sweetgreen, the billion dollar salad chain from Washington D.C, plans to open its first Georgia location at Ponce.
The Chai Pani Restaurant Group, that currently owns existing favorite Botiwalla, has plans to start another initiative that is more specific to regional cuisine, featuring South Indian delectables like lentil dumplings.
Root Baking Co, the counter stall bakery cafe on the second floor of Ponce City Market and one of Atlanta’s essential restaurants, has also officially become bunkmates with the newest pizzeria, Pizza Jean.
Matt Bronfman, CEO of Jamestown, highlights the importance of cultivating the preexisting community that surrounds Ponce City Market for any and every future endeavor, “we’re going to be curating Ponce going forward with more uses that reflect the neighborhood in which we’re located, more ways to surprise and delight and more ways that we see ourselves as a community hub.” Bronfman uses the bookstore at Ponce, Posman Books, as a prime example of the importance of catering to the neighborhoods’ culture and creating a safe place for people to unwind.
It is evident that Ponce City Market has redefined the way that Atlantans dine, and there is only more to come, so grab a seat at the table. For more information about becoming a neighbor to this Poncey-Highland landmark and its nonpareil dining, visit www.550northhighland.com.