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Branch Properties to Co-Develop Publix-Anchored Shopping Center in Summerhill

Branch Properties has announced the planned acquisition of more than four acres in Atlanta’s Summerhill district with plans to co-develop a shopping center anchored by Publix Supermarket at the site.

The 87,000-square-foot retail project is slated to be delivered in the fall of 2022. Branch is purchasing the property from Carter, who is redeveloping the surrounding 19-block area into a bustling hub for retail, dining, housing and office, alongside Georgia State University’s athletic facilities. Located along Hank Aaron Drive across from the newly constructed 565 Hank apartments, the project will provide the Summerhill neighborhood with a grocery store and additional service-oriented retailers. The center will feature a two-level parking deck, allowing for direct access to both levels of the retail buildings. The 50,000-square-foot store will feature a traditional Publix layout, including a pharmacy and deli with indoor seating.

“Situated among notable landmarks in our city, Summerhill is an important part of Atlanta’s history and culture, and yet the neighborhood has long lacked key essential offerings for residents,” said Jesse Shannon, CIO at Branch Properties. “Through the initial phases of redevelopment, Carter has done a tremendous job reenergizing one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods and restoring it into a bustling commercial district. We are looking forward to helping fulfill a long-standing need by delivering this quality grocery store, which we are sure will become a significant part of the future story of Summerhill.”

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David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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