Ponce City Market (formerly City Hall East) is an upcoming redevelopment project that will contain office space, lofts, retail and dining. Set to open in 2014, the historic building at 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue started as a Sears Roebuck and Co. factory and will be added to the National Register of Historic Places once renovations are complete.
Ponce City Market is closest to the North Avenue MARTA station on the red/gold line and the Inman Park MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. There are several commute options on MARTA:
Board bus 2 at the North Avenue or Decatur MARTA station and exit the bus at the stoplight in front of the building. A shopping center with Home Depot and Whole Foods is across the street.
You can also board bus 102 at the North Avenue or Candler Park stations and exit the bus in the same location.
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It’s a direct 30 minute walk down Ponce de Leon Avenue from the North Avenue MARTA station to Ponce City Market. However, parts of the walk involve going through a transitional area. From the station, follow the signs to the North Avenue/West Peachtree exit and turn right on West Peachtree and right on Ponce de Leon Avenue.
The better walk option is to exit at the Inman Park MARTA station. Walking time is the same. However, the route takes you through tree-lined streets with historic houses to the BeltLine Eastside Trail, which provides shelter from car traffic. After exiting the fare gate at the Inman Park station, keep right and go down to street level. Walk straight ahead through the bus bay to Edgewood Avenue, which dead ends at the station. Walk about one block to Elizabeth Street and turn right. Elizabeth Street feeds directly into the BeltLine about four blocks down. Look for the Inman Park Village and Pure Taqueria for a sign you’re almost to the trail.
Opening soon will be a ramp sidewalk down to the Old Fourth Ward Park, which provides access to Ponce City Market. Future plans include an entrance to the building directly off the BeltLine. Until then, take the Angier Springs sidewalk exit off the BeltLine trail and follow the road around to North Avenue and turn left.
To shorten your commute, take your bike with you on the train (it’s allowed) to either station and bike the rest of the way. Currently bike lanes are being added to Ponce de Leon Avenue. The Inman Park/BeltLine route is more cyclist-friendly currently.
- Nearby destinations include Gekko Sushi, 4th and Swift, Eats, Dancing Goats Coffee, Whole Foods, Home Depot, CVS, Kroger, the Masquerade and the Old Fourth Ward Park.
- It is free to transfer from a train to a bus if using a Breeze Card. Buses also accept cash, but can’t make change. A one-way fare is $2.50.
- The bus ride is less than 10 minutes from the North Avenue station. The ride is longest from Decatur.
- If using the North Avenue station, you can board either bus 2 or 102, which increases the frequency of a bus departure. Use OneBusAway to get real-time bus arrivals.
- Our favorite route is the walk or bike from Inman Park if you’re interested in an active commute. For safety however, don’t walk alone on the BeltLine after dark.
For more information, see:
How to Use Google Maps for MARTA Directions
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Best of the Inman Park Station
Navigating the North Avenue Station