promotion material The goal of future Summerhill station projects is to meet the basic needs of the community while “maintaining the local culture” while maintaining “Summerhill’s unique atmosphere and history.”
Some neighbors would argue that there is little uniqueness in how the project is formed, at least in terms of what is offered there.
At the Summerhill organized neighbors’ monthly meeting on Monday, Summerhill Station developer Branch Properties announced three more retail tenants for the 87,000-square-foot project. The project, anchored by Publix Supermarkets, will provide a long-needed grocery option to the area.
A neighborhood source described the reaction to the latest tenant news as “bad.”
“The whole meeting was just quiet when they announced [them]’, a participating Summerhill resident told Urbanize Atlanta. “It’s really sad given all the potential it had. Could be worse, I think.”
These tenants include AT&T stores and Tropical Smoothie Café, an Atlanta-based beach-inspired restaurant chain. The Atlanta-based chain Rusty Taco, which is part of Inspire Brands (Buffalo Wild Wings, Arby’s and Dunkin’) and has about 40 locations in nine states, has also been signed, according to sources.
We reached out to a branch representative on Tuesday for confirmation and more details on where the Summerhill station tenants will be located and how much retail space is currently available around Publix. is not returned.
Anchored at the 50,000-square-foot Publix, Summerhill Station owns a former 4.4-acre parking lot just south of downtown. It is scheduled to open in the summer of next year.
Branch Properties, an Atlanta-based real estate investment and development firm, previously signed leases with two Piedmont Healthcare tenants operating near Publix. The Piedmont Argent Care by Wellstreet location occupies 6,163 square feet and provides injury and illness care for children and adults. A small primary care facility in Piedmont, just under 5,000 square feet, will also be built.
In announcing the project’s Piedmont Healthcare tenant in May, branch officials said the goal for the remaining retail slots is to find “retail, dining and service options that resonate with the neighborhood.” rice field.
Summerhill Station is part of a 19-block redevelopment that claims the former Turner Field parking lot and many buildings along Georgia Avenue that were once moribund. As part of Summerhill’s masterplan, Carter is reconnecting the neighborhood’s original road grid to improve walkability and access to Publix, dividing the Crumley and Glen Street extensions into asphalt parking lots. .
Publix struck a lease with Carter to run a grocery store between reconnected hallways and a two-story parking lot at the back of Hank Aaron Drive. In addition, several low-rise buildings totaling 35,000 square feet of retail space are under construction. 565 Hank Apartmenta 300-unit development across the street.
Beyond Summerhill Station, Branch oversees the development of six other Publix anchored shopping centers around the Southeast. Hugh Howell Marketplace Found at the Tucker and Perimeter Marketplace in Dunwoody.
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