Investment partners Ackerman & Co. and MDH Partners Monday announced four restaurants coming soon to Lee + White, an adaptive reuse, mixed-use destination in Atlanta’s historic West End.
The Original Hot Dog Factory, Gekko Sushi, Mochinut, and Pastaholics will accompany Honeysuckle Gelato in the growing 19-stall food hall, set to open later this year. Service tenants Beya Salon Studios and Team Rehab on Monday were also announced to be opening at Lee + White later this year.
“Lee + White’s growing roster of shops, bars and restaurants, paired with energizing workspaces, sophisticated event venues and a convenient location along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail, creates an experience unlike any other destination in the West End,” Jeff Small, CEO of MDH Partners, said. “By delivering a range of new dining options to the project, as well as practical services that create value for the surrounding community, we are curating a diverse and intentional mix of uses that meet the needs of every guest – whether you stop by while enjoying a visit to the BeltLine or call West End home.”
The Original Hot Dog Factory will serve American favorites such as specialty footlong hot dogs, french fries, onion rings and milkshakes.
Japanese food truck Gekko Sushi will serve hibachi bowls, sushi bowls and other Japanese dishes including spring rolls and seaweed salad.
Mochinut will offer its unique spin on a classic doughnut, combining mochi, a form of Japanese rice cake, and Hawaii-originated, American-style yeast doughnuts. It will also offer Korean rice flour hotdogs and bubble tea drinks.
Formerly a delivery-only ghost kitchen, Shaunya Noble’s Pastaholics will feature a build-your-own pasta experience, offering a selection of homemade pastas and sauces with varied mix-ins including burrata, tomatoes, sausage, artichoke hearts and more. Pastaholics’ lease was brokered by What Now Atlanta Preferred Partner Bill Davis of KW Commercial.
Joining the growing lineup of service providers, Beya Salon Studios has also signed a 6,980-square-foot lease and will open its fresh and modern prototype at Lee + White. The beauty company, which has two other Atlanta locations, leases private studio suites and spaces to talented beauty professionals, including barbers, lash technicians, hair stylists, estheticians, and makeup artists. Beya is currently offering tours of its customized, innovative, state-of-the-art workspaces or classrooms.
Additionally, therapist-owned outpatient physical therapy clinic Team Rehab, which is gaining momentum with locations in Georgia and several other states, will occupy 3,416 square feet at Building 1000. The clinic practices a wide range of physical therapy treatments and specialties including occupational therapy and speech therapy.
In other news, Lee + White’s retail pop-up container village is on track to welcome its first tenants in August. Featuring five brightly painted containers with glass-door storefronts and entries, the container village occupies a prominent position on the property facing White Street next to a paved path providing direct access to the BeltLine.
The container village provides an affordable alternative for small businesses to sell their products while benefitting from bustling activity from neighboring restaurants, breweries, retailers and office tenants, as well as foot traffic from the well-traveled Westside Beltline Trail.
“With these new additions, we’re moving forward with our vision of creating a mixed-use destination that will be energized morning through night with a diverse mix of tenants – businesses occupying creative offices, new-to-market and established restaurant concepts, unique retailers, trendsetting breweries, and more,” Leo Wiener, President of Ackerman Retail, said. “The container village is a great way for startups and online businesses to test their retail concepts and grow their businesses in bricks-and-mortar space, and it’s part of our goal of serving the community and providing opportunities for small businesses to be a part of this project.”
Acquired by MDH Partners and Ackerman & Co. in September 2019, Lee + White is located at the intersection of Lee and White streets, comprising 11 buildings and totaling 442,562 square feet. MDH Partners and Ackerman & Co. previously announced a locally-owned technology startup, Carbice Carbon, had established its headquarters at Lee + White. Carbice is now at full occupancy in Building 1050, utilizing 23,000 square feet of space for offices and laboratory/production facilities.