Weeks after its first buildings began topping out, a Dunwoody mixed-use district that could eventually cost $2 billion and cover 10 city blocks has announced a “wave” of new retail tenants described as a diverse mix of food-and-beverage and lifestyle concepts.
GID Development officials revealed today that four new tenants—Agave Bandido, Cuddlefish, Ben & Jerry’s, and boutique beauty salon Sugarcoat—will be included in the first phase of High Street, which is now expected to start opening sometime in 2024, bumping back developers’ initial expectations of debuting this year.
Those businesses will join a 26,000-square-foot Puttshack, a fusion of mini golf and a nightlife hotspot, that signed on as High Street’s first anchor tenant in 2021.
Chicago-based The Hampton Social, a coastal-inspired restaurant with a “rosé all day” M.O., has also leased a 10,000-square-foot, two-story space that will overlook High Street’s events plaza.
High Street broke ground in late 2021 and aims to create a bustling urban-style experience—GID officials have likened it to a “cosmopolitan oasis”—near MARTA’s Dunwoody station. Central Perimeter boosters hope the megaproject becomes a highpoint of Dunwoody's planned transition from drive-to malls and nondescript office towers to a more walkable, urbanized district.
Along with an estimated 600 luxury apartments, GID is currently building 150,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space with an emphasis on patios in phase one. A large events lawn and park—for yoga classes, concerts, cornhole, and ice-skating—is also planned for the initial phase, as a social nucleus.
James Linsley, GID Development president, said in today’s announcement the company is “thoughtfully crafting a vibrant, amenity-rich destination that will serve as the town center for Central Perimeter” with each new tenant signing.
Below are condensed descriptions of each new tenant bound for High Street in 2024:
Showcasing a contemporary spin on Mexican cuisine served in an ultra-sleek and trendy setting, Agave Bandido has garnered acclaim in South Florida and will bring its first Atlanta location to High Street. [The] space will feature a lively outdoor tequila bar, providing a variety of experiences within its footprint. Sharp-eyed guests might even discover “Maya,” the secret Mexican Tiki bar hidden inside.
Led by the James Beard-nominated team behind Brush and Momonoki, Cuddlefish will provide a paradise for sushi fanatics. Following the opening of its flagship location in Decatur last fall, Cuddlefish drew rave reviews for its authentic handrolls that surprise and subvert expectations. [The] sushi haven also plans to operate a small fish market where customers can purchase kits to make their own rolls at home.
Ben & Jerry’s:
Ben & Jerry’s world-famous brand [is opening] only its second brick-and-mortar store in the Atlanta area, joining the existing location at Inman Park. High Street will uniquely and prominently be a “shop of the future” prototype, incorporating a visionary design and functional, fan-focused interactivity.
Launched in 2010 and now with 11 locations already dotting the map around metro Atlanta, Sugarcoat is the go-to spot for those seeking elevated nail care treatments. What sets it apart [is] especially its pipeless massage pedicure chair and manicure tables with increased ventilation–just some of its best-in-class amenities.
See where High Street construction stands as of last month—alongside pertinent project renderings—over here.
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