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Wild Leap Craft Beverages has been announced as the new anchor for Centennial Yards South, a six-acre site part of the 50-acre, $5 billion Centennial Yards development from the CIM Group.
The $100-million redevelopment of 99 and Ted Turner Drive is a joint venture between the CIM Group and Stream Realty Partners.
Centennial Yards South is set to open in the fall.
Wild Leap’s contribution will be a 15,340-square-foot brewery, distillery, and event destination to the new downtown Atlanta development.
“The spirit of Wild Leap is about following your passions, taking chances and doing what you love,” Wild Leap Co-Founder Rob Goldstein said in the press release. “While we spent several years looking for the perfect opportunity to add a location in Atlanta, after learning about the size and scope of the Centennial Yards development in downtown Atlanta, we immediately knew that we wanted to be a part of it.”
Wild Leap will span across two levels at 125 Ted Turner Drive and will include multiple bars, outdoor seating, lounge areas, and event spaces.
Founded in LaGrange, Georgia by Rob Goldstein, Anthony Rodriguez, and Chris Elliott in 2017, Wild Leap renovated a historic 1940s auto-building into the city’s first brewery. It has since emerged as a key cultural driver for the community through hosting various concerts, festivals, and community events.
“Our hope for this new location is that it functions as touchdown space for the surrounding community,” Rodriguez said in the press release. “That sort of warm and welcoming environment was cultivated organically in LaGrange, and we know the Atlanta location will become known for emanating a similar atmosphere. As we plant roots in the neighborhood, we are excited to watch it grow with and around us.”
Located just a 10-minute walk to State Farm Arena and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and three blocks from the Five Points MARTA Station, Wild Leap will be the epicenter of the new downtown development.
Using early 20th century buildings that formerly housed the Norfolk Southern Railroad’s offices and freight depot, once complete, Centennial Yards South will include 50,000 square feet of retail throughout two lower levels; 88,000 square feet of creative office space in 99 Ted Turner Drive, and 162 apartments in 125 Ted Turner Drive.
“Centennial Yards South is just the tip of the iceberg for what’s in store for this incredible site, and we are thrilled to be a part of realizing that vision,” Stream Realty Senior Vice President Christopher Dean said in the press release.