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Guy Wong’s Ponce City Market restaurant Ton Ton is slated to open August 16. The “little wooden jewel box” on the corner of the Ponce City Market Food Hall will have a ramen bar, yakitori bar, beverage bar called Unsung, and a separate sushi kiosk, explains creative director Nicholas Bown-Crawford.
The richest Atlanta households earn almost 20 times more than the city’s poorest residents: $288,159 compared to $14,988.
Cofounders Jackson Smith and Wes Jones point out a sketch taped onto the floor of Honeysuckle Gelato’s Westside production facility. Made of blue painters tape, the improvised rendering is about 180 square feet—the size of the gelato-sorbet startup’s retail shop at Ponce City Market that’s slated to open this spring.
An Italian market, eatery, wine bar, and culinary club called Bellina Alimentari will open in Ponce City Market’s Food Hall this spring or summer. At 4,000 square feet, it will inhabit the largest space in the food hall. The mind behind the project, Tal Postelnik Baum, is an Israeli architect and designer who spent the last seven years in Florence, Italy working in restaurants. After moving to Atlanta to be with family, she decided to “bring some of that Italian charm back to the [South],” she says.
When Ponce City Market opens this spring, will Hugh Acheson (Empire State South, Five & Ten, the National, and the Florence) be among the tenants? We think so.
This month, a school for entrepreneurs called General Assembly opens in Ponce City Market—days after Georgia lawmakers of the same collective name convene under the Gold Dome. One General Assembly offers tech-focused courses, such as digital marketing and web development. The other is likely to propose many things that’ll never happen.
With the opening of Buckhead Atlanta and Alpharetta’s Avalon last year, our city saw an influx of restaurants from other markets (Oak Steakhouse, Thirteen Pies, and Le Bilboquet, to name a few). This year, however, numerous local names will expand further across the city. Here are the fifteen most anticipated restaurants for 2015.
We’ve been waiting for years to hear what would fill that massive floor space at Ponce City Market, the mixed-use development in the Old Fourth Ward said to be the largest brick building in the South. On Friday, Women’s Wear Daily revealed the current retail roster for the development in an interview with the president of Jamestown Properties, Michael Phillips.
It was the year of the city center. With the opening of Buckhead Atlanta, Inman Park’s Krog Street Market, and Alpharetta’s Avalon, restaurants opened in droves. Local chefs got a nod from the James Beard Foundation, a lime shortage caused momentary panic, and one popular pop-up signed on its first brick-and-mortar location. Read on as we remember when.