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Just Add Honey Is Brewing In Sweet Auburn Market

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Just Add Honey Is Brewing In Sweet Auburn Market

Retail cafe to serve Georgia State Students, Grady Hospital employees, and streetcar riders alike at neighborhood market.

Auburn Avenue favorite, Just Add Honey, will be closing its current location soon.

Owner Brandi Shelton told What Now Atlanta (WNA) Tuesday that she is happy to have found a new home for the retail cafe in Sweet Auburn Curb Market, at 209 Edgewood Avenue Southwest. The new outpost will open later this month.

In addition to selling a variety of loose leaf teas and freshly brewed tea at the new outpost, Shelton will be offering classes and afternoon tea. Additionally, Just Add Honey will be open until 6 PM, with a happy hour around 5, in order to encourage more activity in the building in the late afternoons. Most tenants in Sweet Auburn Curb Market close around 3 or 4.

The cafe will be taking advantage of patio space at the market as well.

The retail cafe currently standing at 171 Auburn Ave Northeast was originally the winner of a pop-up shop awarded by Central Atlanta Progress, in a contest for companies who wanted to be near the Atlanta Street Car route. After a recent rent increase, tenants from all of the pop-up shops are leaving.

Shelton began her business in 2006, selling tea in wholesale to Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the Intercontinental Hotel, Loews Atlanta Hotel, and other establishments. She opened the Just Add Honey retail cafe in June of 2014.

"The Old Fourth Ward neighborhood has been a great and inviting community," Shelton told WNA. All of her employees are students at neighboring Georgia State University.

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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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