July 27, 2022
Lee + White Announces Six Additions to Service and Culinary Lineup
MDH Partners and Ackerman & Co. bring new food hall offerings, salon studio, physical therapy center, container village to the mixed-use destination.
ATLANTA, July 27, 2022 – Investment partners Ackerman & Co. and MDH Partners today announce six additions to the retail, restaurant and service lineup at Lee + White, an adaptive reuse, mixed-use destination in Atlanta’s historic West End. The Original Hot Dog Factory, Gekko Sushi, Mochinut and Pastaholics will accompany Lake & Oak Neighborhood BBQ and Honeysuckle Gelato in the growing 19-vendor food hall. Beya Salon Studios and Team Rehab will also open locations at the property.
“Lee + White’s growing roster of shops, bars and restaurants, paired with energizing workspaces, highly-sought-after event venues and a convenient location along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail, creates an experience unlike any other destination in the West End,” said Jeff Small, CEO of MDH Partners. “By delivering a range of new dining options to the project, as well as practical services that create value for the surrounding community, we are curating a diverse and intentional mix of uses that meet the needs of every guest – whether you stop by while enjoying a visit to the BeltLine or call West End home.”
A variety of cuisine will be offered by newly-signed food hall tenants at Lee + White. Kelly Wilson, senior vice president at Ackerman & Co., handles retail leasing at the mixed-use property on behalf of ownership.
- The Original Hot Dog Factory, an Atlanta-based restaurant that is growing fast nationally, will serve American favorites such as specialty footlong hot dogs, french fries, onion rings and desserts.
- Gekko Hibachi & Sushi, a popular Japanese food truck and physical location in Politan Row at Colony Square, will serve hibachi bowls, sushi bowls and other Japanese dishes including spring rolls and seaweed salad.
- Mochinut, hugely popular in California and expanding across the U.S., will offer its unique spin on a classic doughnut – combining mochi, a form of Japanese rice cake, and Hawaii-originated, American-style yeast doughnuts. It will also offer Korean rice flour hotdogs and bubble tea drinks.
- Formerly a delivery-only ghost kitchen, Pastaholics will feature a build-your-own pasta experience, offering a selection of homemade pastas and sauces with varied mix-ins including burrata, tomatoes, sausage, artichoke hearts and more.
Joining the growing lineup of service providers, Beya Salon Studios has also signed a 6,980-square-foot lease and will open its fresh and modern prototype at Lee + White. The beauty company, which has two other Atlanta locations, leases private studio suites and spaces to talented beauty professionals, including barbers, lash technicians, hair stylists, estheticians, and makeup artists. Beya is currently offering tours of its customized, innovative, state-of-the-art workspaces or classrooms.
Additionally, therapist-owned outpatient physical therapy clinic Team Rehab, which is gaining momentum with locations in Georgia and several other states, will occupy 3,416 square feet at Building 1000. The clinic practices a wide range of physical therapy treatments and specialties including occupational therapy and speech therapy.
In other news, Lee + White’s retail pop-up container village is on track to welcome its first tenants in August. Featuring five brightly painted containers with glass-door storefronts and entries, the container village occupies a prominent position on the property facing White Street next to a paved path providing direct access to the BeltLine.
The container village provides an affordable alternative for small businesses to sell their products while benefitting from bustling activity from neighboring restaurants, breweries, retailers and office tenants, as well as foot traffic from the well-traveled Westside Beltline Trail.
“With these new additions, we’re moving forward with our vision of creating a mixed-use destination that will be energized morning through night with a diverse mix of tenants – businesses occupying creative offices, new-to-market and established restaurant concepts, unique retailers, trendsetting breweries, and more,” said Leo Wiener, President of Ackerman Retail. “The container village is a great way for startups and online businesses to test their retail concepts and grow their businesses in bricks-and-mortar space, and it’s part of our goal of serving the community and providing opportunities for small businesses to be a part of this project.”
Acquired by MDH Partners and Ackerman & Co. in September 2019, Lee + White is located at the intersection of Lee and White streets, comprising 11 buildings and totaling 442,562 square feet. MDH Partners and Ackerman & Co. previously announced a locally-owned technology startup, Carbice Carbon, had established its headquarters at Lee + White. Carbice is now at full occupancy in Building 1050, utilizing 23,000 square feet of space for offices and laboratory/production facilities.
Lee + White is located 0.4 miles from the West End MARTA station and is convenient to all of metro Atlanta’s major interstates, I-20, I-75, I-85 and I-285.
About Lee + White
Reimagining the West End’s former “Warehouse Row,” Lee + White is Atlanta’s next trendsetting adaptive re-use project. Already a go-to destination for foodies and beer lovers, Lee + White’s next phase of development is bringing loft offices, a food hall, retail, and expanded BeltLine access. This transformation continues in a spirit that recognizes the West End’s rich history. The growing tenant roster at Lee + White includes ASW Exchange, Best End Brewing, Boxcar, Carbice Carbon, Cultured South, Doux South Pickles, Honeysuckle Gelato, Hop City, Lake & Oak Restaurant, Mac Stadium, Monday Night Garage, The Overlook Boulder + Fitness, Plywood People, Southeastern Management, Westside Dental and Wild Heaven Beer.
About MDH Partners
MDH Partners is an Atlanta-based real estate investment company managing its discretionary funds targeting industrial real estate across the United States on behalf of its institutional investors. Founded in 2005 as the successor to a fifty-year-old local real estate development company, MDH Partners has led and/or participated in over $6 billion (80 million square feet) of acquisitions, developments, and asset management as an advisor and investor. For more information, visit www.mdhpartners.com
About Ackerman & Co.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ackerman & Co. is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm focused on providing quality investment, brokerage, management and development services in the Southeast. The company, founded in 1967, retains an expert team of more than 100 real estate professionals. To date, Ackerman & Co. has developed and acquired more than 37 million square feet of office, medical, industrial, retail and mixed-use space, has 4.5 million square feet under management and maintains an investment portfolio valued at $1 billion. For more information, visit www.ackermanco.com