SJC Ventures signs Publix for The Interlock

ATLANTA, Ga. – SJC Ventures, the developer behind The Interlock, recently signed a new lease with Publix Super Markets, the largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States. The 42,514 square-foot store will be located at Phase two of The Interlock, at the intersection of Ethel and Northside Drive.

“This will be a fantastic addition for West Midtown and we are thrilled to be able to bring Publix to this thriving location,” said Justin Latone, senior vice president of leasing for SJC Ventures, the developer of The Interlock. “The energy and vibrancy of this location is attracting not only unparalleled dining and entertainment businesses, but also first to market tenants like Puttshack, TruFusion and more. Publix will be an exciting addition for office workers, residents and students here.”

Demolition for the site will begin in May 2021 and vertical construction will start in the fall of 2022.

“In this area alone, there is just under one million rentable square feet of office space under construction, comprised of four mixed-use projects, and upwards of 9,000 residential units that have either opened since 2014 or are planned for the area. This means that not only is there tremendous demand for restaurants and retail here, but day to day amenities such as banks, dry cleaners, and certainly a mainstream grocer,” said Latone.

Phase one of The Interlock is a nine-acre mixed-use property that is walkable from end-to-end. With a carefully curated and versatile mix of tenants, The Interlock boasts 200,000 square feet of technology-focused office space, 105,000 square feet for retail and restaurant space, 349 luxury apartments and 18 townhomes, 70 single family homes and the 161-room Bellyard, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.

Phase one opportunities still include approximately 87,000 square feet of office space and 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

Phase two includes an additional 4.5 acres for The Interlock to include student housing, Publix and more space for office users and retail. The addition will be bordered by Northside Drive, 11th street and Ethel street, and will include another 40,000 square feet for retail space, 186,000 square feet for office space, student housing for Georgia Tech and the grocery store. The properties are connected to each other by a one-acre public park and grocery customers will have access from Ethel and Northside Drive with primary access to the other mixed uses from 11th Street.

“We are truly looking to transform this area of West Midtown and expand connection to downtown and Buckhead,” said Jeff Garrison, a partner with the developer. Residents have been asking for more dining and a grocery store in all of our community meetings for years and we knew this was something that would be a much-needed component of any expansion plan,” said Garrison.

Phase two will be comprised of the same walkability and connection as the current site, and is being designed by the architect team at Dynamik Design. The Interlock on Howell Mill continues to welcome tenant openings with Puttshack next week and Bellyard, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in May. Other tenants include Georgia Technology Ventures, a rooftop experience by Slater Hospitality Concepts, Solis Interlock Apartments, Wework, the first U.S. location of Puttshack, Saint Germain French Bakery, Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches, Velvet Taco, Holiday Bar, TruFusion Fitness and more.

The development’s other amenity-rich elements include the public Interlock Highline Park, one-acre rooftop with a modern private pool club and lounge with a retractable roof. A 12,000-square-foot two-story restaurant and outdoor bar with covered patio and an infinity-edge pool with stunning city skyline views complete the space. The Interlock will also house a 50,000-square-foot incubator space by Georgia Technology Ventures and WeWork’s 40,000-square-foot co-working space.

Located at 1115 Howell Mill Road N.W. in Atlanta, The Interlock will offer unparalleled entertainment and dining options and is ideally situated within a 5-minute walk to everything in the heart of West Midtown.

About SJC Ventures

Founded in 2007, SJC Ventures is a privately held, commercial real estate and retail development firm. The company has acquired and developed more than 60 retail, mixed-use, multifamily and office projects throughout the continental U.S. The company is headquartered in Georgia.

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