Honeysuckle Gelato Announced as First Lee + White Food Hall Tenant

Latest additions at the adaptive reuse project include service providers including Southeastern Management, Inc. and Westside Dental, slated to open in 2022.
Honeysuckle Gelato Announced as First Lee + White Food Hall Tenant
Food Hall rendering: Official

Investment partners Ackerman & Co. and MDH Partners this week announced three additions to Lee + White, an adaptive reuse mixed-use destination in Atlanta’s historic West End.

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Honeysuckle Gelato signed a second lease as the first food hall tenant and has also relocated production operations within Lee + White. Southeastern Management, Inc. and Westside Dental are slated to open in 2022.

“Lee + White is built for the community, and these new tenants align with our vision to create a dynamic environment where our guests can shop, play, dine, work and live,” Jeff Small, CEO of MDH Partners, said in a press release. “In addition to providing memorable experiences that bring people together at Lee + White, from family meals to a night at the brewery among friends, we want to meet the community’s practical and daily needs with service providers that make life easier. Whether you desire a wellness regimen that fits your lifestyle or a visit to a dental office, Lee + White will have something for everyone.”

Honeysuckle Gelato relocated its retail test kitchen and production facility within Lee + White to a 6,000 square-foot facility. The Southeast-based gelato store also signed a second lease at the mixed-use destination as Lee + White’s first food hall tenant. Honeysuckle has brick-and-mortar locations across the Southeast and is known for its hand-crafted gelato, baked goods, milkshakes, and more.

In addition to Honeysuckle Gelato, Lee + White leasing representative Kelly Wilson’s ongoing negotiations will add a variety of “chef-driven and best-in-concept” brands to the food hall. Announcements are expected in early 2022.

Also opening at Lee + White is a dentist practice by Dr. Nathanael Cole — Westside Dental –occupying 2,300 square feet at Building 929. Dr. Cole specializes in restorative dentistry, esthetics, emergency dentistry, endodontic, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry, among other areas.

Southeastern Management, Inc. has signed an office lease at Building 1050 for 7,767 square feet. Southeastern Management is a logistics service provider that specializes in reducing expenses for warehousing and distribution operations. The company also provides job opportunities for truck driver and other professionals.

“These new lease signings are part of our vision of diversifying the offerings at Lee + White,” Kris Miller, President of Ackerman & Co. “Lee + White has become a go-to destination for visitors seeking great craft beer, spirits and food, and it’s growing into something much more, bringing new businesses and essential services to the West End community. Southeastern Management is the latest business to lease space in our refurbished loft office space, joining innovative nanotechnology company and local startup Carbice Carbon.”

In the lease signings, Kelly Wilson represented ownership in the Honeysuckle Gelato transaction and Porter Henritze and Sonia Winfield of Cushman & Wakefield represented ownership in the Southeastern Management and Westside Dental leases. Mindy Elms of Lavista Associates represented Honeysuckle Gelato and Peyton Roebuck of CARR represented Westside Dental.

MDH Partners and Ackerman & Co. previously announced Monday Night Brewery expanding its existing space by nearly 10,000 square feet to accommodate increased production capacity. Also joining the mixed-use development is a shipping container pop-up retail village highlighting small businesses on a rotating basis and the Great Lawn, an expansive green space and the largest of its kind fronting the BeltLine.

Acquired by MDH Partners and Ackerman & Co. in September 2019, Lee + White is a redevelopment of the former “Warehouse Row” buildings located at the intersection of Lee and White streets, comprising 11 buildings and totaling 433,204 square feet. Master plans for ongoing phases of development at Lee + White were announced last May. The initial phase of the development brought a number of innovative food and beverage tenants that have built loyal followings, including Monday Night Brewing, Wild Heaven Beer, Boxcar, Best End Brewing, ASW Distillery, Cultured South and Hop City Craft Beer & Wine. Additional tenants at Lee + White include Plywood, a non-profit co-working space, and the bouldering gym The Overlook.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc. Check out our publications in your city: Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tampa.

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