Rendering of the Krog Street Market interior
Rendering of the Krog Street Market interior

The Krog Street Market development at the corner of Krog and Irwin streets in Inman Park has announced its first seven tenants. The market, expected to open later this year, will be food-driven as evidenced by the signing of leases by noted chefs Ford Fry and Eli Kirshtein.

The market is just one part of a $70 million project being led by Paces Properties, which announced late last year that it had purchased nine acres of prime real estate bounded by the Atlanta Beltline, Edgewood Avenue and Irwin Street. The property includes the Stove Works – home to Rathbun’s Restaurant and Krog Bar.

The market will be housed in the former soundstages formerly owned by movie mogul Tyler Perry at the corner of Krog Street and Lake Avenue. The 1920s era building was the warehouse for the Atlanta Stove Works, which once manufactured cast iron stoves.

Here’s the rundown of the seven tenants and the concepts:

Chefs Ford Fry and Kevin Maxey
Concept: Mex-Tex inspired restaurant with a casual and lively atmosphere influenced by Fry’s Texan roots
Stats: 5,100-square-feet restaurant with outdoor/covered patio
Comment: “Krog Street Market is a groundbreaking idea – to have an epicurean destination is certainly something my team and I wanted to be a part of from the start. I think it will be a key “go-to” area for city dwellers who want a safe spot to walk around and enjoy.” – Chef Ford Fry

Chef Eli Kirshtein 
Concept: The Luminary, an American-Brasserie, with regionalized and updated bistro fare.
Stats: 3,400-square-foot restaurant with outdoor/covered patio
Comment: “I am really looking forward to joining the Krog Street Market community. It’s a privilege to be part of such an exciting addition to one of Atlanta’s most storied and amazing neighborhoods.” – Chef Eli Kirshtein

The Spotted Trotter
Concept: Full American Butchery, Charcuterie & Cheese Shop
Stats: 800-square-feet
Comment: “Since Nov. 2011 we continue to build off the success of our flagship location in Kirkwood, Atlanta. At KSM we will provide the finest in New American charcuterie through our butcher shop and an extensive selection of local cheeses that will make Atlanta proud! TST’s goal is to establish the South as a leader in the art form of charcuterie. TST’s butcher shop at KSM will provide the finest selections of fresh butchered whole cuts, primal cuts, smoked meats, salami, pates and terrines.” – Chef Kevin Ouzts

Grand Champion BBQ
Concept: Award-Winning Barbeque Experience
Stats: 800-square-feet
Comment: “We are excited for KSM to open so we can get to know our new neighbors from this awesome neighborhood of Inman Park! Fresh foods, local chef talent and community focused improvements are vital to our city and we are thrilled to be a part of the future of Inman Park and Atlanta.” – Robert Owens & Gregory Vivier, Owners

French Market Florist
Concept: Fresh flowers and floral offerings
Stats: 400-square-feet
Comment: “What started as a passion for flower farming has now grown into the dream of operating a full-service flower and garden shop. When we found out that the opportunity was open, right here in our own neighborhood, we knew it was just what we wanted to do. We are looking forward to being a part of all the exciting things that are happening here in the Krog Street Market.” – John Tarrant, Owner

Pannus Bakery
Concept: International Bakery specializing in Hispanic and European pastries, baked goods and gourmet products
Stats: 400-square-feet
Comment: “I moved to Atlanta 3 years ago and have lived in Inman Park for 2 years and I love it! For many months, I searched for that “perfect” location for Pannus until I found it at Krog Street Market. KSM is going to provide the Inman Park neighborhood many more options for dining and this will draw people to come get to know a part of Atlanta that is still being discovered.” – Chef X. Dunning

The Collective
Concept: Home & Garden, Vintage, Local Arts, Gifts
Stats: The Cottage, an adaptive reuse of a 1,050-square-foot home, is located at corner of Lake/Waddell and detached from KSM. The Collective is moving from its location on Elizabeth Street for the new mixed-use development there.
Comment: “We have been a part of Inman Park for the past four years and love it. When we discovered we were being displaced from our previous building, we saw it as an opportunity to be a part of such a great project like Krog Street Market.” – Greg Ansley, Owner
More tenants are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. For more, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.