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Confirmed! Root Baking Co. Selects Ponce City Market For Its Headquarters

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Confirmed! Root Baking Co. Selects Ponce City Market For Its Headquarters

Former Atlanta Gallery Collective space will become the bakery's new flagship store.

Charleston-based bread bakers Root Baking Co. in a press release Wednesday revealed the "prominent Atlanta food hall" for which it will move its headquarters later this yearPonce City Market (PCM).

Founded in 2015 by husband-and-wife duo Chris Wilkins and Nicole Lewis, the bakery will offer its breads in addition to breakfast and lunch menus at the Old Fourth Ward redevelopment.

Root Baking Co., known for milling Southern, heirloom grains in-house, sourced from the likes of Anson Mills, Geechie Boy Mill, and more, will be located on the second floor of PCM next to The Mercury in what is currently Atlanta Gallery Collective.

"The design of the bakery will retain the room’s historic and industrial aesthetic," according to the press release.

It will also feature a handmade mill and glass windows for visitors to watch the milling, fermenting, shaping, and baking process.

During breakfast and lunch, guests can visit the café for "vegetable-driven" fare and baked breads and pastries.

Root Baking Co. also plans to bring in chefs from around the South to host dinner pop-ups throughout the year.

Root Baking Co. - Ponce City Market Central Food Hall
Ponce City Market's Central Food Hall | Photo: Jamestown Properties
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