Women Dominate List of New Tenants at Krog Street Market

The Battle of the Sexes seems to be a never-ending quest to determine which gender reigns supreme. However, wouldn't it be better just to squash the argument all together and agree that men and women can both do things within and outside their sex well? Here's hoping that the latest news to come out of Krog Street Market can widen the gap, on a local front at least. Of all the new tenants recently taking up shop at Krog, this batch is heavily dominated by women, which is a welcomed change from the more male-heavy businesses that find themselves regularly taking up retail space along Atlanta streets. If this trend continues, 2014 may very well be considered the "Year of the Woman," in Atlanta at least.

Read on to find out who these amazing women are and what they are bringing to Krog Street Market! Paces Properties is ready to unleash another round of new tenants who will be at the highly-anticipated Krog Street Market. Set to open this June, KSM will be home to some incredible female business owners and chefs. This group of amazing women comes to KSM with extraordinary talent and is raising the bar while keeping with KSM 's vision of locally established relationships throughout the community. "Our tenant mix is incredible and to have James Beard winners and nominees makes us so fortunate to have so many great women involved in this project. Behind the scenes our leasing agent Lily Heimburger of SRS Real Estate Partners has done a fantastic job as have our PR guru Tara Murphy, our Stove Works office leasing agent Max White, and our zoning attorney Sharon Gay," said Pat Wilson of Paces Properties. "There are also several other women owners and co-owners that we've announced previously, from Megan Ouzts at the Spotted Trotter to Xanic Dunning of Pannus Bakery, from Cindy Tarrant at French Market Florist to Jennifer Johnson of Fred's Meat & Bread and Yvonne Kahn of Gu's Dumplings. Without these women this project wouldn't be nearly as successful."

Feedback thus far for KSM has been very positive and supports Paces Properties' vision of a diverse, culinary-driven destination where the neighborhood and surrounding communities relate to the mix of restaurants, market stalls and retailers; making this a regular (if not daily) stop when it opens. KSM tenants are projected to be open for business late July 2014. To date, a mix of thirteen (13) restaurants, market stalls and retailers have been released including the following four (4): SPICE ROAD CHICKEN Concept: Known for her award-winning Kerala fried chicken and a 2013 James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant for her Cardamom Hill, Asha will be developing a market stall spotlighting chicken. From fried chicken to rotisserie and a variety of signature sides, Spice Road Chicken will be an easy stop for dinner on the go! Stats: 410 SF Market Tenant "Krog Street Market is exactly what Inman Park needs.

The amazing level of culinary talent is what drove me to look at the location and combine that with such a unique space and concept and I had to put Spice Road Chicken at Krog." - Chef Asha Gomez JENI'S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS Concept: Ice creams, sorbets, and frozen yogurts built from the ground up with all carefully sourced ingredients from around the world. The flavors found at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams range from seasonal made with fresh, whole fruits and vegetables, to the traditional chocolate and vanilla flavors made with bean-to-bar chocolate and Fair Trade-Certified vanilla. Jeni's founder Jeni Britton Bauer is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and launched Jeni's in 2002. Stats: 414 SF Market Tenant "We are thrilled to announce a second shop in Atlanta. We were welcomed by overwhelming support from the Atlanta community after opening our Westside Provision shop, and can't wait to be in the company of such incredible chefs in another beautiful Atlanta neighborhood."