Two years after its opening, Reynoldstown’s Atlanta Dairies is finally set to welcome its first retail tenant this summer, the latest sign of life at the adaptive-reuse complex.  

Floral studio and boutique Young Blood plans to relocate and open doors in mid-June in a prominent, 1,400-square-foot space overlooking Memorial Drive, adjacent to Wonderkid restaurant.

Expect a focus on home goods, jewelry, apothecary, and accessories from local and international makers in what’s considered one of Atlanta’s first indie, design-driven shops.

Breakdown of Atlanta Dairies' ground-floor spaces.Courtesy of Paces Properties

“Young Blood first opened for business just around the corner from Atlanta Dairies and has built a successful business that we found truly unique,” David Cochran, Paces president and CEO, said in an announcement today. “We’re excited that they saw Atlanta Dairies the same way and decided to relocate to almost exactly where it originally began.”

Meanwhile, the Eastern, a 2,200-seat music hall built from the ground up, is set to open in September at Atlanta Dairies, also home to Cold Brew Bar and Three Taverns Imaginarium.

watermark The communal greenspace in winter. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

The first show scheduled is folk rock band Dawes on September 10. Tickets start at $56.

With its Art Deco façade fronting Memorial and recognizable milk carton sign, Atlanta Dairies had a proud 60-year history in Reynoldstown, but following the departure of food and dairy company Parmalat in 2004, the facilities swiftly decayed.

February marked six years since Paces Properties first announced plans for the $125-million Atlanta Dairies complex, aiming to replicate the adaptive-reuse success of their Krog Street Market project (since sold), also located within a couple minutes’ walk of the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

A tiered central space called "The Yard."Courtesy of Paces Properties

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