What A new urban renewal project off of Memorial Drive and in the heart of Reynoldstown—features live music, restaurants, retail, residential and office space. Open food spots include Three Taverns Imaginarium, Wonderkid, and Cold Brew Bar.
Description “Located just off the Beltline, the Atlanta Dairies redevelopment transforms a historic icon of Reynoldstown into a new center of gravity for Atlanta’s vibrant Eastside neighborhoods.”
“The history of the Atlanta Dairies, the Art Deco building on Memorial Drive with the iconic milk carton sign and industrial property, stretches back to the 1940s.”
Today Paces Properties, the same developers that re-imaged what is known today as the Krog Street Market, have been building the next chapter of Atlanta Dairies over the past 6 years.
Why When I find myself with the rare spare weekend day to explore, I’ll tromp around neighborhoods until I can’t walk another mile. Call it urban walking or just plain ridiculous—for me, it’s the best way to quickly turn a new city into old stomping grounds.
And over the past weekend I plotted out an urban hike from Inman Park, through Cabbagetown and right to the center of Reynoldstown. With a nearly dead cellphone, I found myself recharging in Cold Brew Bar, which featured a half-full yet vibrant crowd for an early Saturday afternoon. I only had a cold version of their hibiscus tea, but overall I highly recommend the vibe and have heard this spot has a good and growing evening scene.
Below is a full rundown of my urban hike discoveries and destinations:
Inman Park Trolley Barn — great for small concerts
Estoria 97 — great for people watching and mural painting
Lotta Frutta — didn’t eat here but it looked funky and the reviews are great
Sweet Cheats — also didn’t eat here but the line for this isolated cafe window seemed to suggest this was a neighborhood favorite
Cabbagetown Park — great for a serene park that feels like a hidden secret
Carroll Street Cafe — the sidewalk scene said it all. I’ll be coming back to try
Little’s Food Store — dark but adorable. I grabbed a Topo Chico and assessed their specific yet good looking wine selection. A classic mom and pop corner store
Agave — it’s not Taos, New Mexico, but this cavernous dessert inspired joint is worth a visit. Order the spicy marg and you won’t be disappointed by I’m the jalapeno kick.
Petite Chou—off of a busy street but clearly a well known outdoor brunch spot.
Grindhouse Killer Burgers — i know this is a chain but there was something about this location that seemed unique and well prepared for a late crowd.
Atlanta Dairy — the next Krog Street? I would be willing to bet on a ‘yes.’ Just give it a few more years.