Ponce City Market Plans Central Food Hall Expansion

A new restaurant and kiosk could soon join the redevelopment's biggest draw.
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Ponce City Market (PCM) is preparing for an expansion of its Food Hall, Atlanta Business Chronicle initially reported on Thursday.

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A permit filed with the City of Atlanta outlines $200,000 of work to demolish a property management office to ready it for a yet-to-be-named restaurant and kiosk.

Management offices in developments like PCM are usually placed in the least-leasable space to maximize profitability.

The Central Food Hall currently has more than 20 chef-led, dine-in restaurants and grab-and-go market stalls, two of which are dining kiosks Spiller Park Coffee and Miso Ko.

Besides the typical shuffle of restaurant and tenant comings and goings, this marks the first time Jamestown is requesting official permission to expand the Food Hall’s offerings in a structural way, through modifications to the existing building’s central, ground-level core.

As recent as 2017, Jamestown floated expansion talk but primarily for office and residential space including a proposed hotel at the mixed-use development.

Additionally, pop-ups have gained increasing popularity as impermanent modes of expansion such as the Everlane Denim concept shop in November 2019, and the forthcoming Glossier buildout in 2020.

What Now Atlanta reached out to PCM Developer Jamestown Properties for comment.

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Kamille D. Whittaker

Kamille D. Whittaker is an Atlanta-based journalist, editor and researcher.
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