It's Friday and if you have plans for the weekend that involve traveling and you happen to be in Atlanta... Here's another edition to my Weekend in Atlanta series. One of my favorite places to pass time while I lived in Atlanta was Ponce City Market. Of course, visiting for the weekend I wanted to go down and explore with fresh eyes and see what was new or what would inspire me.
PONCE CITY MARKET breathes new life into the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building in Atlanta. The classic structure, which is the area’s largest adaptive reuse project, has been reinvented as a vibrant community hub housing the Central Food Hall, various shops, flats and offices, all while pointing back to the roots of its inception. The market infuses vigor and excitement into this historically-signiﬁcant structure, located in one of Atlanta’s most cherished neighborhoods.
I had all the time in the world to spare to walk around to different shops and restaurants and feel as close to authentic Atlanta or shall I say the "other Atlanta" as I could. First stop, Citizens Supply Atlanta, curated artisan marketplace with quality small batched and handmade goods with a unique retail experience. The concept behind the brand is inspiring as it truly represents the essence of Atlanta and it's creative artisan community.
The story of Ponce City Market goes... In 2014, Ponce City Market began to reopen the fully renovated Sears, Roebuck & Company building, restoring its prominence as a vital landmark in Atlanta’s burgeoning Old Fourth Ward. Linked directly to the Atlanta BeltLine, and situated across from Historic Fourth Ward Park, our iconic stretch of Ponce de Leon Avenue is a major part of the redevelopment movement at the crossroads of Atlanta’s most established neighborhoods. This urban revitalization and redevelopment in Atlanta with historic structures looks similar to Memphis's reactivation of the Sears Building in Midtown.
Upon leaving and enjoying the view of the rooftop, which will soon turn into a sight of it's own. It will transform into a skyline amusement park, miniature golf park, and beer garden...man! As I finish this post, I really miss Atlanta and love all the city has to offer.
VISIT PONCE CITY MARKET
675 PONCE DE LEON AVE NE
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30308