Colony Square in Midtown to create new food hall called Main & Main

A rendering of the entrance to Main & Main from 14th Street. (Courtesy NAP)

North American Properties (NAP) has announced plans to create a food hall called Main & Main at Colony Square in Midtown. The food hall is part of a massive renovation taking place at one of the city’s original mixed-use developments, an icon at the corner of Peachtree and 14th since is first opened in 1969.

Situated on the 14th Street side of the retail, office and residential complex, Main & Main  will feature 12 to 15 concepts with diverse menu offerings for brunch, lunch, dinner and a bar scene. There will also be complementary retail space for flower shops, chocolate shops, a pastry pop-up and an incubator space to host nonprofits like City of Refuge’s 180 Degree Kitchen.

Main & Main’s chef curator, restaurateur Steve Palmer, and members of the NAP team visited 20 food halls around the country on a “design discovery tour” to get ideas for the Colony Square space. The food hall will feature mid-century modern design – a nod to the development’s 1960s roots – designed by David Thompson.

Main & Main is expected to have 28,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space that will act as a large gathering space, but will also be flexible for more intimate events. A new green space dubbed The Grove will be a tree-shaded community gathering spot with seating, Spanish steps and a beer garden.

NAP plans to break ground on the project this fall. While construction is underway, Colony Square will feature food trucks, pop-up restaurants and more to give the public a taste of what Main & Main will be like when it opens next year.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley is the editor of Atlanta Intown.