Buckhead Village business seems to be getting back to pre-pandemic levels now that shoppers and diners are leaving the house again. Urbanize Atlanta reported this week that luxury retail sales are up 50 percent this year versus the same timeframe in 2019. That’s great news for merchants and guests alike. 

Jamestown Properties

The folks at Jamestown Properties seem to have a knack for creating inviting environments for Atlanta’s hippest residents to shop, eat, and mingle. Jamestown is the firm responsible for Ponce City Market and the Westside Provisions District, and Buckhead Village.

Jamestown bought the development two years ago and changed the name from “the Shops at Buckhead Atlanta” to the more inviting “Buckhead Village District”. Since then, the Village has gained updated and expanded public spaces, and multiple options for shopping, dining, and even working out. The 1,960 sq.ft Veranda is a covered open-air space that provides guests a place to hang out, as well as a venue for events and performances. Pop-up shops and dining have kept Buckhead Village in the public eye, even during the uncertain times over the past year.

Full Speed Ahead

Buckhead Art & Company, Hermes, B.M. Franklin & Co, and other Village vendors are surely pleased by the rebounding business, and the increased traffic is attracting new merchants and restaurants like Todd Patrick and Storico Vino. High-end consignment boutique The Real Real opened its Buckhead outpost on the edge of Buckhead Village in June. New leases have been signed for small businesses to come before the end of the year.

Buckhead Village has become a marketing tool for rental property, a selling point for local real estate, and a draw for visitors. All in all it’s great to see this vibrant section of Buckhead firing on all cylinders again. 

Our friends at Livable Buckhead have created a handy online resource for keeping track of current and upcoming road construction projects in Buckhead. The page has information about Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID), Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and Atlanta Gas Light projects. 

Active Projects

There are two projects on the list that you definitely want to be aware of when you’re planning your commute. The new intersection of I-285 and GA400 involves lane closures and rerouting traffic patterns. The project should improve traffic in the area when the new flyover ramps and on/off ramps are completed, but for now you may want to plan for delays.

The GDOT is also in the process of constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Monroe and Armour Drive. Lane closures and traffic shifts are currently affecting traffic on the SR13 connector, and as far north as the SR13-GA400 ramp from I-85 southbound.

We will keep you posted about upcoming active construction in Buckhead, and you can check back often for BCID info, PATH400 updates, and more.