New Life for a Gigantic Historic Building in Atlanta

Ponce City Market Gives New Life for a Gigantic Historic Building in Atlanta

A visit to Ponce City Market in Atlanta offers up hours of adventure. This gigantic 2,000,000+ sq. ft building offers dining, shopping, office and living space. The closer you get to the property, the more you can process the magnitude of it’s size. It’s ENORMOUS!


This historic building was a former distribution center used by Sears, Roebuck & Company from 1926–1987. This is the area’s largest adaptive reuse project from the developers who also redesigned Chelsea Market in New York.

For residents of Ponce City Market Lofts, it’s accessibility to amenities and desirable location on the Atlanta Beltline is a convenience. The Lofts are also located across from Historic Fourth Ward Park with easy access to walk or bike to nearby Atlanta neighborhoods Midtown, Virginia- Highland, and Poncey-Highland.


You have plenty of options when it comes to shopping. There are lots of speciality shops along with several name brand stores that you will recognize at Ponce City Market.


As you walk through the Central Food Hall, your toughest decision will be narrowing down your decision for where to eat due to  all of the delicious smells and unique personalities of each restaurant. There are over 2 dozen dining options located throughout the market. For the most dining options, I would suggest checking the website directory that share each restaurants hours of operation. During our visit, we opted for H&F Burger with classics by James Beard Award winning chef Linton Hopkins. I opted for a vanilla milkshake and a cheeseburger topped with avocado and bacon and a side of hand cut fries.

There is plenty of seating in the large courtyard to share a meal or work on your laptop.


Several companies have their offices housed inside Ponce City Market. There are also spaces set up for conferences and continuing education. I highly recommend checking out the events calendar filled with a variety of activities where you can learn something new. (lots of foodie classes)


During your visit, you will want to take a ride on the elevator up to the rooftop to Skyline Park for incredible views of Atlanta and play that is fun for all ages.

Skyline Park, located on the Rooftop of Ponce City Market, is a fun atmosphere that reminds me more of a sophisticated carnival.

There is miniature golf, carnival style games, a slide (that’s fun for adults too), dining options, and plenty of space to sit and enjoy the view. Make sure that you go on the slide. Adults can ride too. No judgement.

On a beautiful day, this is the perfect spot to grab a drink or a bite to eat with a unique perspective of downtown Atlanta.


**Visitors must pay for parking upon arrival using either the Parkmobile app or the pay-on-foot stations.

If you use the Parkmobile app it will remind you when your session is about to expire, allowing you to add more time remotely

You can find out more about Ponce City Market from their website. 

Ponce City Market is located at 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA


Thanks again to SITSum and Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau for hosting my visit.

New Life for a Gigantic Historic Building in Atlanta

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