The Grove is almost ready for its debut on May 3.

Colony Square will debut The Grove, a 10,000 square foot urban park, on Friday, May 3, as redevelopment of the Midtown property continues.

Along with the Grove, developer North American Properties (NAP) began vertical construction on the forthcoming Main & Main food hall and luxury dine-in IPIC movie theater.

The Grove, which faces 14th Street, will feature 40-foot trees, Spanish steps, tables and chairs, plus, it will serve as the gateway to Main & Main and IPIC. The Grove has an open container policy and will be activated with art and community events throughout the year, such as Groovin’ in The Grove, a new live music series taking place every Friday this summer.

Chick-fil-A returns to Colony Square on May 2 at its new location above the The Grove, while Starbucks will open its new location in the lobby of Building 100 in May. Building 400’s lobby will officially reopen to the public on May 3, too.

Also reopening this month: bike storage space C-Cycle and Establishment, with an expanded patio and new outdoor bar overlooking The Grove.

Construction is underway on the new Main & Main food hall and IPIC movie theater at Colony Square.

Construction will begin soon on Sukoshi, a fast-casual sushi concept by Steve Palmer. The restaurant is expected to open later this year.

In addition to the upcoming openings, NAP today announced the selection of an all-female team of Atlanta artists to paint a 2,915-square-foot mural on the north wall of 5Church facing Peachtree Street. The mural, called “Moon Goddess,” is a tribute to Aurora, Roman Goddess of the Dawn. The artists will be on-site painting live for the community Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning May 3.

Artists for the project include Lauren Pallotta Stumberg, Molly Rose Freeman, Lela Brunet and Laura Vela. This collaboration will be the second for the team, following the creation of the 90’ x 90’ mural of Persephone at NAP’s recently opened mixed-use community Edge on the BeltLine.

Colony Square’s grand re-opening  is set for May 2020. Upon completion, the reimagined mixed-use development will feature 912,000 square feet of Class A office space, 160,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 262 residences and a 466-room W Hotel.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.