Planned as a future BeltLine pitstop and hub for transit riders, Atlanta’s next food-hall concept continues to ink tenants in Peoplestown.

Terminal South, an adaptive-reuse mix of retail and office space spanning about 46,000 square feet, has now signed more than 10 food-and-beverage tenants to take space in two former southside warehouses on dead-end Ridge Avenue.

The project will neighbor the final stop on MARTA’s first bus-rapid transit route—a 4.8-mile connection to downtown—while the BeltLine’s Southside Trail corridor is across the street, to the south.

The food hall, Switchman Hall, is currently remaking one of the old warehouse spaces.  

Officials with developer Stafford Properties announced today the project has secured its first full-service restaurant, PÜR Zen Mimosa Wine Bar, and three new dining concepts for food-hall stalls.

Switchman Hall had originally called for 11 stalls when the project was unveiled in late 2022; plans were modified this year to include 18 stalls, ranging from roughly 350 to 730 square feet, following strong interest in smaller retail slots, developers have said.  

Courtesy of Stafford Properties

The Peoplestown restaurant will mark the first intown location for PÜR Zen Mimosa Wine Bar, following its original location in McDonough. Plans call for it to feature a patio facing Hank Aaron Drive, with lunch and dinner served Tuesday through Friday and brunch and dinner on weekends.

Menus will include American and Creole-inspired small plates, salads, flatbreads, and seasonal charcuterie boards in addition to house-made desserts and an extensive wine list, per Stafford’s announcement. PÜR Zen is owned by restaurateur Lizcha Bennett.

Food hall additions will include three concepts co-owned by Bennett and another restauranteur, Keon Davis.

Those will be the first intown location of Smooth N Groove, featuring more than 20 smoothie options, juices, and wraps; DM Sliders (get it?), a new concept serving more than 20 slider-style sandwiches; and Flat-Out Flatbreads, with a dozen flatbreads on the menu.   

Courtesy of Stafford Properties

Terminal South's location near the BeltLine's Southside Trail corridor. Google Maps

Stafford officials in July announced the project’s first three tenants: Southern Grace (currently a food truck), Perfect Seasoning (a Jamaican concept with its first location at Selig’s The Works), and the next location of The Original Hot Dog Factory.

Other confirmed tenants include Flower Paradise, Life Bistro, Sabu K Ramen, and Korean street food concept Tiger K Cup Bob.

Terminal South is on pace to start opening in summer 2024, project heads told Urbanize Atlanta in July.


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