Binders Art Supplies Frames to Take Up Residence at Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market is one of those Atlanta destinations that successfully combines all of the cultural diversity that the city is known for in the form of retail businesses, restaurants, office space and residential property. The latest retail establishment to call Ponce City Market home is Binders Art Supplies & Frames. This seems to be a natural fit for the area that is home to a thriving local art community.

Read on to find out when you can expect it to open. Binders Art Supplies & Frames will be joining Ponce City Market in fall 2014. Binders, named one of the finest art supply stores in the country by industry experts, is a family-run arts retailer offering art inventory, creative gifts and frames. "Ponce City Market is intended to be a community destination, and a 'main street' that connects Atlanta's eastern neighborhoods with the rest of the metro area," said Michael Phillips, chief operating officer of Jamestown, the real estate investment firm behind the redevelopment. "We are committed to creating an exciting, urban and culturally connected experience at Ponce City Market.

Binders perfectly suits that commitment, allowing the breadth of the community - from fine artists to families - access to tools that allow them to express themselves creatively." "Ponce City Market promises to become one of the cultural epicenters of Atlanta, and we are thrilled to be a part of it," said Howard Krinsky, president-owner of Binders. "Each of our stores has its own personality and contributes to the surrounding neighborhood in various ways. Jamestown's acumen for new urban redevelopment at Ponce City Market will further enhance our relationship with the local art community."

An Atlanta institution since 1955, Binders features galleries, weekly creative classes, workshops and demonstrations open to the public. Binders also serves the Atlanta community through involvement in local art organizations and school programs. Binders will occupy approximately 10,000 square feet in the same building as the current Dancing Goats Coffee Bar's temporary space and future location of the Suzuki School.

Binders' two other locations include Buckhead Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. About Ponce City Market As the largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta's history, Ponce City Market will restore 1.1 million square feet of the historic Sears, Roebuck & Company building, creating a vibrant urban centerpiece. Ponce City Market will combine approximately 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, including a central food hall, 450,000 square feet of Class-A loft office space and approximately 259 residential lofts with preleasing beginning in summer 2013.

The evolution of Ponce City Market will focus on preserving the building's historic character and enhancing its connection to the community. Ponce City Market will be woven into Atlanta's urban fabric through connections to a pedestrian network and city parks. Most important, a new pedestrian bridge will link the interior courtyard and public market directly to BeltLine trails. A development born of integrity, Ponce City Market is destined to emerge in 2014 as Atlanta's next great urban experience. For tours and more information, go to http://www.poncecitymarket.com . For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.