Ben Carter Properties is developing The Streets of Buckhead, a luxury retail and mixed-use community in the heart of heart of Atlanta‘s cosmopolitan Buckhead neighborhood. The Streets of Buckhead will transform a total of 9 acres – bordered by Pharr Road on the south, Peachtree Road on the west, East Paces Ferry Road on the north and North Fulton Avenue on the east, into a charming and walkable city streetscape offering upscale boutiques, extraordinary restaurants and sidewalk cafes. A huge change from the nightclubs and run-down shops that used to be there.
Upon completion, The Streets of Buckhead will feature nearly 600,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, dedicated to iconic, internationally celebrated luxury and lifestyle brands. The Streets of Buckhead is currently under construction, with the grand opening of retail shops and restaurants set for November 2009.
Committed Retailers: Borrelli, Bottega Veneta, Etro ,Domenico Vacca, Hermes, John Lobb, Loro Piana, Optical Shops of Aspen, Oscar de la Renta, Vilebrequin
Restaurants (14 in all when completed): Bottega del Vino, The Capital Grille, Japonais, La Goulue, Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant (now open)
Hotels: Two stunning world-class hotels will be part of the project, both created by Starwood Capital Group: “1” Hotel and Residences, Baccarat Hotel and Residences
Residential: Two of The Streets of Buckhead’s signature hotel properties will offer luxurious condominiums, rising above the restaurants and boutiques at street level, with hotel services and amenities made available to residents. Breathtaking views and a vibrant streetscape just outside one’s front door are sure to draw homebuyers. Starwood Capital Group and Ben Carter Properties are jointly developing these two hotel/residential concepts.
Rumored to be joining the growing list of luxury retailers, Van Cleef & Arpels may be taking up space at the project as well. Also rumored (and not formally announced) an upscale blowing alley has signed a lease.
Ben Carter Properties wants to put a luxury theater on the site where the vacant Three Dollar Cafe sits. The plans were filed already,so hopefully they will be approved. We can really use an upscale movie theater in Atlanta. My favorite theater of all time is in Boca Raton, Florida – The Premier at Muvico Palace. They have valet parking, a separate entrance to the theater (if you are going to the Premier, rather than the normal theater), a restaurant, a bar (with top shelf liquor) and balcony stadium style seating only four rows deep. The seats are plush, almost like couches, and they have teak trays to set your food and drinks on. Oh and no one under 21.