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S.J. Collins Enterprises, the developer behind The Interlock, Tuesday officially confirmed it had recently signed a new lease with Publix Super Markets. The 42,514 square-foot store will open as part of Phase II of The Interlock, at the intersection of Ethel and Northside Drive.
“This will be a fantastic addition for West Midtown and we are thrilled to be able to bring Publix to this thriving location,” Justin Latone, senior vice president of leasing for S.J. Collins Enterprises, the developer of The Interlock, said in Tuesday’s announcement. “The energy and vibrancy of this location is attracting not only unparalleled dining and entertainment businesses but also first to market tenants like Puttshack, TruFusion, and more. Publix will be an exciting addition for office workers, residents, and students here.”
Demolition for the site will begin in May 2021 and vertical construction will start in fall 2022.
“In this area alone, there are just under one million rentable square feet of office space under construction, comprised of four mixed-use projects, and upwards of 9,000 residential units that have either opened since 2014 or are planned for the area,” Latone said. “This means that not only is there tremendous demand for restaurants and retail here, but day-to-day amenities such as banks, dry cleaners, and certainly a mainstream grocer.”
Phase I of The Interlock is a nine-acre mixed-use property with a mix of tenants across 200,000 square feet of technology-focused office space, 105,000 square feet for retail and restaurant space, 349 apartments and 18 townhomes, 70 single-family homes and the 161-room Bellyard, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.
Phase I opportunities still include approximately 87,000 square feet of office space and 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
Phase II includes an additional 4.5 acres for The Interlock to include student housing, Publix and more space for office users and retail. The addition will be bordered by Northside Drive, 11th street and Ethel street, and will include another 40,000 square feet for retail space, 186,000 square feet for office space, student housing for Georgia Tech and the grocery store. The properties are connected to each other by a one-acre public park and grocery customers will have access from Ethel and Northside Drive with primary access to the other mixed uses from 11th Street.
The Interlock on Howell Mill continues to welcome tenant openings with Puttshack next week and Bellyard, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in May. Other tenants include Georgia Technology Ventures, a rooftop experience by Slater Hospitality Concepts, Solis Interlock Apartments, Wework, the first U.S. location of Puttshack, Saint Germain French Bakery, Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches, Velvet Taco, Holiday Bar, TruFusion Fitness and more.
The development’s other amenities include the public Interlock Highline Park, one-acre rooftop with a modern private pool club, and lounge with a retractable roof. A 12,000-square-foot two-story restaurant and outdoor bar with covered patio and an infinity-edge pool complete the space. The Interlock will also house a 50,000 square-foot incubator space by Georgia Technology Ventures and WeWork’s 40,000-square-foot co-working space.