April 18, 2023
Lee + White’s Food Hall Welcomes Five New Eateries
Lease signings at Ackerman & Co. and MDH Partners’ adaptive reuse development expand the roster with the food hall slated to open in June.
ATLANTA, April 18, 2023 – Five more eateries have joined the food hall at Lee + White as owners Ackerman & Co. and MDH Partners announce the newest wave of lease signings at the adaptive reuse mixed-use development in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood. Dough Boy Pizza, Good Azz Burgers, Vietvana, World Chicken and Sakura Sake Bar & Bottles expand the food hall’s roster to 14 eateries.
“With these new lease signings, we’re further expanding the diverse array of culinary options that will serve as both an amenity for our tenants and a draw for visitors to Lee + White. Patrons will be able to enjoy everything from a slice of pizza, street tacos or a bowl of pho to sweet treats like mochi donuts and gelato while also visiting the breweries and unique retailers,” said Leo Wiener, President of Ackerman Retail.
“On the heels of the JTEC lease signing announcement, Lee + White reaches another milestone with several new additions,” said Jeff Small, CEO of MDH Partners. “An intentional mix of local and international concepts, Lee + White’s food hall symbolizes the best of Atlanta – a diverse melting pot of cultures – coming together in one location. Whether it’s your workplace or hang-out place, Lee + White serves every purpose with something for everyone.”
The leases expand the eclectic mix of eateries at the food hall, adding a mix of established and newly launched concepts.
- Dough Boy Pizza, specializing in Neopolitan-style pizza, will open its second franchise location, joining the original location in Birmingham, Ala., and a franchise spot in Decatur, Ga. The thin-crust pizzas will feature both traditional toppings (such as pepperoni and sausage), and non-traditional, gourmet toppings (including short rib with caramelized onions and crawfish).
- Vietvana, a Vietnamese eatery, features a menu highlighted by build-your-own pho bowls and specialty pho noodle dishes, and banh mi sandwiches ranging from chicken and roasted pork to filet mignon and tofu. The eatery also operates locations in Ponce City Market, Avondale Estates and Midtown Atlanta.
- Good Azz Burgers, which started as a food truck, will be opening its first brick-and-mortar location, serving classic burgers, specialty burgers and plant-based varieties.
- World Chicken, launching its first location, will offer a variety of chicken items inspired by cuisines from around the world.
- Sakura Sake Bar & Bottles, opening its second metro Atlanta location, will feature a tasting bar and gift shop offering an assortment of Japanese sakes, spirits and gift items.
Ackerman Retail’s Kelly Wilson, who leads retail leasing efforts on behalf of Lee + White ownership, completed the lease signings. The food hall is slated to open in June.
Acquired by MDH Partners and Ackerman & Co. in September 2019, the 442,562-square-foot adaptive reuse Lee + White development is a transformation of the West End’s Warehouse Row. In addition to the 19-vendor food hall, the owners are adding more than 200,000 square feet of creative offices, new retail and the “Great Lawn” central gathering and event space.
Lee + White is also becoming a destination for high-tech innovators. Carbice, a nanotechnology company, moved into a 23,367-square-foot headquarters with state-of-the-art production space in Building 1050 last year, and renewable energy producer JTEC will create a 18,755-square-foot lab and collaborative office space in the same building.
At the food hall, Ackerman Retail’s Kelly Wilson’s recent leases also include Costa Coffee, Cielito Lindo taqueria, Crème de la Crepe and Sweet Red Peach bakery.
A container village has also been integrated into the project, featuring five retailers ranging from an electric bike shop to retailers offering eco-friendly products, specialty goods and gift items that sell their products from brightly painted, repurposed shipping containers.
Providing BeltLine access via four direct entrances, Lee + White is located just 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,” the 442,562-square-foot Lee + White is Atlanta’s next trendsetting adaptive reuse project. Already a go-to destination for foodies and beer lovers, Lee + White’s next phase of development is bringing creative 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, Beya Salon Studios, Boxcar, Carbice, A Chiropractic Hub, Cultured South, Doux South Pickles, Honeysuckle Gelato (production), Hop City, JTEC Energy Inc., Mac Stadium, Monday Night Garage, The Overlook Boulder + Fitness, Plywood People, the Reinvestment Fund, Team Rehab, Utility Energy Services, Westside Dental and Wild Heaven Beer.
The roster at the Lee + White food hall, opening in 2023, showcases a mix of local favorites and regional and national concepts. Eateries to date include Cielito Lindo, Costa Coffee, Crème de la Crepe, Dough Boy Pizza, Gekko, Good Azz Burgers, Honeysuckle Gelato, Mochinut, The Original Hot Dog Factory, Pastaholics, Sakura Sake Bar & Bottles, Sweet Red Peach, Vietvana and World Chicken. For more information, visit www.leeandwhiteatl.com
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 (90 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 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 million square feet under management and a growing focus on self-storage investment. For more information, visit www.ackermanco.com