A rendering of Phase II of the Hosea + 2nd development.

The team behind the new Hosea + 2nd development in East Lake today announced the groundbreaking of the project’s Phase II.

This week Mike Nelson and Clay Harper, owners of Fellini’s Pizza and La Fonda Latina, and their development partners, Jay Martin and Nathan Bolster of ReDevStudio, announced that they have broken ground at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hosea L. Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue.

The group plans to develop a two-story, 7,700-square-foot building that will connect the public space to the mixed-use complex’s restaurant and office spaces using an open corridor through the center of the building. With space for two new restaurants/cafés and three creative office lofts, the project will complete the third corner of the developing intersection.

“We are excited to begin construction on the next phase of this transformative project at the intersection of the East Lake, Kirkwood, and Oakhurst communities,” said ReDevStudio partner Jay Martin. “The project will deliver in December of this year. We envision Hosea + 2nd as the hub of a thriving, walkable, diverse community. We already have a great mix of community-oriented tenants who have expressed interest in Phase II.”

Currently operating at the intersection are Greater Good BBQ, Poor Hendrix restaurant, Mix’D Up Burgers, and Mary Hoopa’s.

Phase I of the Hosea + 2nd development was recently recognized by the Atlanta Urban Design Commission with an Award of Excellence. And the project was a 2017 finalist for an American Institute of Architects (Georgia) design and honor award for renovation/restoration.

Additional information is available at hosea2nd.com.

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.