I just discovered Ponce City Market. It’s a 9-story building built in the 4th ward in 1926 by Sears Roebuck on the location of the former Atlanta Crackers/Atlanta Black Crackers baseball stadium.
This is a wonderful building with high ceilings, spiral staircases, and old wooden floors. There is underground parking and the first two floors are retail; the rest of the building is offices, apartments, educational facilities, and a rooftop amusement park.
The food hall is similar to the famous Chelsea Market in
NYC also owned by Jamestown. James Beard
-awarded chefs with presence in the food hall include Anne Quatrano
of Star Provisions, Linton Hopkins
of Restaurant Eugene, and Sean Brock
of Charleston, of S.C.'s Husk restaurant.
There are a couple of anchor stores but otherwise there are very few typical mall stores. A couple of eye-catchers are Biltong (South African beef Jerky and booze) and Botiwalla (Indian street food).