Historic Stop

Creating Curb Appeal

ByGene Kansas

FeaturingThe Sweet Auburn Curb Market

The Curb Market

209 Edgewood Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

ASSIGNMENT: Landlord Representation

On May 21, 1917, a massive fire burned through 75 blocks of Atlanta leaving nothing behind but scorched earth. Imagine it. Where the city’s oldest public market stands today was nothing but ash and cinders: no Grady, no Georgia State, no nothing. The devastation was complete. But if there is one thing Atlanta is good at, it’s rebuilding.

To provide an impetuous for growth and to support new community in the area, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market rose from the ashes. Money raised from the Atlanta Women’s Club and others in 1918 helped build the structure you see today; Designed by A. Ten Eyck Brown, a renowned architect who also designed The Fulton County Courthouse. From these humble beginnings, the market has grown, surviving recessions, poor management, and urban decay.

Now as the Sweet Auburn Historic District experiences something of a renaissance, thanks in large part to dedicated merchants and the brand new $92,000,000 Atlanta Streetcar project, The Curb Market is set to take its fruitful place at the center of both the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and a robust tourist area. But, before friendly faces began hopping off the trolly for the first time, plenty of work had to be done.

Gene Kansas | Commercial Real Estate was the first ever real estate firm brought in to market and lease the property. Our charge, bring it to the next level. And we succeeded.

First, we spent three months studying, preparing, and designing Atlanta’s NEW Curb Market. We launched a PR campaign that resulted in fantastic national, regional, and local coverage. We were even named in US Today as one of the top international markets in the world. We brought in new, mouth-watering tenants like Le Metro Creperie, Panbury’s Double Crust Pies, and expanded Rawesome Juicery.

But, most of all, we made the market fun, smart, and approachable again. We’re happy we did, and just in time for the Streetcar!

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Keywords | Creative Marketing, Le Metro Creperie, Panbuy's Pies, Rawesome Juicery, Atlanta Preservation, Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Landlord Representation
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