A rendering of the new Krispy Kreme on Ponce.

Work to rebuild the Krispy Kreme at 295 Ponce de Leon Ave. is well underway and now the company has released renderings of the new building.

The original building, a landmark for more than 50 years in Midtown, was heavily damaged by arson in early 2021. A few months later, another fire broke out inside the building and it was eventually demolished.

The iconic Krispy Kreme sign at the corner of Ponce and Argonne will remain.

“We’re bouncing back better than I even imagined,” franchise owner – and basketball icon – Shaquille O’Neal said in a media statement. “I can’t wait to turn on the Hot Light. It’s gonna light up the whole neighborhood. Get ready, Ponce!”

The new Krispy Kreme is expected to open this summer.

Construction is already underway at the corner of Ponce and Argonne. (Photo by Jacob Nguyen)

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.