Ponce City Market (formerly City Hall East) at 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue was once a Sears, Roebuck and Co. store and factory. It has been redeveloped to include office space and loft apartments, and retail and restaurants are scheduled to open in the summer of 2015.
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. Exit the bus at the same location.
It is free to transfer from a train to a bus if using a Breeze Card. The bus ride is shortest (less than 10 minutes) from North Avenue — use OneBusAway to get real-time bus arrivals.
It’s a direct 30 minute walk down North Avenue from the North Avenue MARTA station to Ponce City Market. However, parts of the walk involve going through a transitional area, so use caution. From the station, follow the signs to the North Avenue/West Peachtree exit and turn left on North Avenue.
The better walk and bike option is via the Inman Park MARTA station. Walking time is also about 30 minutes, but the route involves neighborhood streets and the BeltLine Eastside Trail, which provide 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.
From the trail, turn left on the sidewalk path leading to the Old Fourth Ward Park after crossing over the first bridge. Continue walking north through the park to reach Ponce City Market. Future plans include an entrance to the building directly off the BeltLine.
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. Bike lanes are being added to Ponce de Leon Avenue, which is the major street on the other side of the North Avenue MARTA station.
MARTA + Uber
Connect with Uber or other car service at the North Avenue or Inman Park MARTA station. Use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first Uber ride.