Cleveland, Ohio-based Cathy’s: Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches is expanding to Atlanta.
Owner Catheryn Greene, a Spelman College alumnus, secured a lease with S.J. Collins Enterprises to open in the commercial real estate developer’s The Interlock project in West Midtown.
Cathy’s: Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches will occupy a nearly 1,000-square-foot space in the $450 million mixed-use development, at 1115 Howell Mill Road NW.
“I fell in love with Atlanta while I was attending Spelman College,” Greene Tuesday said in a press release.
“I selected The Interlock as our first Atlanta location because the development is revolutionizing the West Midtown area and bringing unique concepts collectively in one space. Our gourmet ice cream sandwiches and store atmosphere bring their own distinctiveness, and the development was right on target with the atmosphere of our store.”
The first Cathy’s: Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches opened in Cleveland in 2018.
It offers even made-from-scratch cookie recipes that can be paired with more than 15 ice cream flavors and toppings.
Construction on The Interlock began in December 2018, and sixty-five percent of the planned office and retail space is now leased.
Crews recently completed the slab for the lower-level Howell Mill retail foundation and are now forming and pouring the floor for the second level of retail on 14th Street.
Construction crews have also begun to form the hotel podium on 14th Street.
Once complete, The Interlock will offer 200,000 square feet of creative office space, 100,000 square feet for retail and restaurant space, 350 apartment units, 70 single-family homes, and a 161-key Marriott Tribute Portfolio boutique hotel.
WeWork, which will debut this Atlanta location in the fall 2020, is also joining the lineup at The Interlock.
Dubbed WeWork Interlock, the office space will occupy three floors across 118,000 square feet to accommodate more than 1,800 desks for its members.
Other occupants previously announced include Slater Hospitality, which will design an ultimate rooftop experience, St. Germain French Bakery, Velvet Taco, and Georgia Technology Ventures, which will operate a 50,000-square-foot incubator space with a mission of promoting and growing tech startups in the southeast.
The Interlock is slated to open in fall 2020.