“Disco Kroger” shopping center being redeveloped?

Could the land housing Buckhead’s “Disco Kroger” be the next big redevelopment of a grocery store with a notorious reputation?

Developer Equity One has unveiled a plan that could create a mixed-use shopping, dining and living destination at the Piedmont Road Kroger location’s current home. Equity One boasts that the project includes a population of almost 300,000 residents within five miles of the development and average household income of more than $235,000.

Developer may update "Disco Kroger."

Developer Equity One may update “Disco Kroger.”

The news of an update of the Piedmont shopping center comes just weeks after the announcement that the Kroger on Ponce de Leon Avenue, notoriously called “Murder Kroger” because of years of crimes nearby, is getting a makeover.

"Murder Kroger" getting a makeover as part of a mixed-use development.Cincinnati-based Kroger said it is partnering with developer New City on a mixed-used tower that will incorporate a new 60,000-square-foot store below 360,000 square feet of office space.

“Our goal for 725 Ponce is to build on the incredible momentum of Ponce City Market and the Beltline, ” New City founder Jim Irwin said.

The “Beltline Kroger” project will include more than 900 underground parking spaces to serve future office tenants. Evenings and weekend parking will be available for Beltline and Ponce City Market visitors.

“Disco Kroger” got its famous moniker because of the numerous nightclubs that operated near it for decades and for drawing in post-partying customers.

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brendanspaar
brendanspaar

Aww shoot! And here I was thinking that there would be disco balls overhead with music from Saturday Night Fever on the PA system. Guess I'll have to put my leisure suit back in the closet now.

Bill Ott
Bill Ott

The Limelight was good for out of town chicks.

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

Murder Kroger sounds more descriptive

youwantmetopay
youwantmetopay

"Disco Kroger got its famous moniker because of the numerous nightclubs that operated near it for decades and for drawing in post-partying customers."

Oh, Leon, no. Please don't insult us this way.

TruthSpeaketh
TruthSpeaketh

Please no! Just means more thugs in Buckhood

SSINative
SSINative

The Limelight! Every AJC reporter who remembers it has been canned or forced into early retirement. Last dance - last chance for romance . . .

GT92
GT92

FYI - The Disco Kroger got it's name because there was an actual disco called the Limelight in the building just next door that is now Cost Plus.  Then it was Rupert's.  This was back in the 80's. Research, please.