So, how do you navigate the 2 million square feet of Ponce City Market? We have a few tips:
Beginning Oct. 1, parking is pay-only. Rates for self-parking are $1 for up to 30 minutes and $1 for each additional half-hour; four-to-eight hours will cost $10 and eight-24 hours will be $15. The convenience of valet parking will come with a higher cost, with up to four hours at $8 and four to eight hours costing $15.
Visitors who self-park have three ways to pay.
Several pay stations are scattered throughout the parking areas. The machines accept all major credit cards and cash. They do not accept coins. You will need to know your license plate number to use the machines.
An option for the mobile-minded is the Parkmobile app. For every transaction made through the app, Ponce City Market will donate $1 to the Atlanta Beltline. The app can be used at many parking spots throughout Atlanta.
The third pay option is calling 1-844-PARK-PCM.
No car? No problem. Ponce City Market is nestled off the eastside trail of the Atlanta Beltline. A direct access point from the Beltline recently opened to the public. Free bike valet is offered to visitors who enter from that access point.
As Ponce City Market is a mixed-use property with office and living space, it also offers free showers for those who live and work in the building and choose to commute by bike.
If you wish to use MARTA, North Avenue and Inman Park are the closest train stations, and Buses 2 and 102 drop off directly in front of the building.
The main attraction of PCM for the public undoubtedly will be the retail and food options. Hours for each restaurant and store vary.
Dancing Goats Coffee Bar, the first tenant to open at PCM, opens at 6:30 a.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends. A few of the cafes in the main food hall open at 7 a.m. Most, however, begin serving at 11 a.m.
Closing times also vary, with most closing up shop between 10 and 11 p.m.
Most retail shops open between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and close between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Check out the full directory here.