“Atlanta Knows Its Place”
The city’s top retail projects are dense mixed-use destinations designed with placemaking in mind.
In recent months, BDC has executed a new round of leases with concepts that will add to The Battery’s unique offerings. These include Silverspot Cinemas, The Void, Rock/Creek, The Escape Game and Allure Nail Bar. Savi Provisions, a neighborhood grocery concept that sells gourmet food, wine, spirits and Jittery Joe’s Coffee, is also making its way to The Battery, where it will occupy the ground floor of the new Aloft hotel under construction.
“The Battery in Cobb County is an entertainment venue that has been really successful for the fan experience,” says Emil Gullia, principal of Retail Specialists. “Cobb County has so much economic diversity that it will continue to be a real Steady Eddie of growth.”
In Gwinnett County, Fuqua Development is partnering with City of Peachtree Corners to develop Peachtree Corners Town Center, a 21-acre development that will feature 70 townhomes, a town green and retail and restaurants.
Emil Gullia of Retail Specialists says demand is strong for even more of these projects as can be witnessed by other successful downtown overhauls including Town Center Suwannee and Downtown Woodstock.
“Atlanta could use more high-quality, thoughtful mixed-use projects,” says Gullia. “Thoughtful planning for the needs of the community in presentation, merchandise, event management and green space are key. More public/private partnerships clearly help these developments.”
Principal, Retail Specialists