Disco Kroger To Be Replaced With “New Urban Oasis” (Renderings)

You too, Disco Kroger?

You too, Disco Kroger? New development promises combination of necessity and upscale-driven retail, office space, and high-end residences.

New renderings have surfaced that depict a very dramatic makeover for Kroger in the Piedmont Peachtree Crossing shopping center in Buckhead.

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The property’s owner, Equity One Properties, is promising a “new urban oasis.” Judging by the renderings, they plan to deliver on that: The development is dense, walkable, close to Buckhead MARTA rail station, parking is out of sight, and there will be space for “necessity-driven” retail – A stark contrast to the property’s current shopping plaza swimming in an ocean of parking.

The new development will be a “classic example of 21st century live, work, play mixed-use real estate offering a synergistic combination of upscale and necessity-driven retail, state of the art office space, and high-end residences for Buckhead’s increasingly metropolitan population.”

Equity One Properties hopes that through the mixed-use project, they can leverage Buckhead’s supposed reputation as the “Beverly Hills of the South.”

The supermarket is affectionately named Disco Kroger, a nod to the Limelight, a famous club that once occupied the space next door – currently the home of Binder’s Art Supply And Frames.

This isn’t the only Kroger in town getting an extreme makeover: Beltline/Murder Kroger on Ponce De Leon Avenue will be razed to make way for 725 Ponce, a mixed use development featuring an “urban prototype” Kroger, class-A loft office space, and Beltline access.

Do you think the development will be an urban oasis for all? Are you happy with the direction Kroger is headed in Atlanta? Tell us below…

Julia Sirb

Julia studied Urban Planning and Economic Development at GSU's School of Policy Studies. She is interested in the way a city's built environment, policy decisions, and economy work together to shape its culture. When not typing, she's writing calligraphy or looking for the next great shot through the lens of her medium format film camera.
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Nikki Carter
Nikki Carter
6 years ago

Limelight or Rupert’s? I loved Rupert’s live band and the party atmosphere from the early 90s. Maybe Limelight was before my time.

Raymon Samuel
Raymon Samuel
6 years ago

Is there any plans for the Southside of town? it is a lot of prime property going to waste

Raymon Samuel
Raymon Samuel
6 years ago

I grew up here back in the 1970’s and there are a lot of things in the city that the 1970’s is still sending e-mails and leaving calls asking for their things back, mainly on the south side of town

6 years ago

Do any developers build mid price residences? I always am reading the phrase “high-end” in articles about building in Atlanta.

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