Rising BeltLine project inks celebrated bagel shop, displaced gym

Columbia Ventures’ development will include 114 rentals with affordable housing component over Eastside Trail

While it’s only a few stories out of the ground and a year from completion, a mixed-use development where the BeltLine meets Edgewood Avenue is signing retail tenants that could interest legions of intown Atlantans.

Dillon Baynes, Columbia Ventures’ managing partner, tells Urbanize Atlanta the company’s next phase of Studioplex redevelopment has recently signed leases with Emerald City Bagels and fit-boxing gym VESTA.

For the popular New York-style bagel shop, operated by mother-daughter duo Deanna and Jackie Halcrow, the location beside the Eastside Trail will be the first outside of East Atlanta Village, where the former pop-up business opened its first brick-and-mortar in 2018.  

VESTA, the fitness concept, is being forced to vacate the 774 Ponce de Leon Avenue gym location it opened in 2015 in light of pending redevelopment that could also claim Ponce stalwarts such as The Local and MJQ.

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Source: Urbanize Atlanta