By Jeff Delp
It’s been a busy few weeks at the future Carver Neighborhood Market. The remodeling is in full swing, and we’re excited to share with you the changes that have been happening.
It won’t be much longer before we’ll be welcoming local shoppers into the store. In fact, we have tentatively planned the launch of the market for the week of April 20.
So what are some of the changes happening so far?
First, we started uncovering some of the buildings features that had been previously hidden. We demoed some drywall, and found exposed brick that we are cleaning and prepping to be the new walls of the store.
We also removed the ceiling tiles and created a more open, fresh feel for the store. Shout out to Christian Leadership Concepts Bible Study for helping us with this physical work to get everything ready!
Getting signage in place has made the dream of the market come to life. It’s really happening! Olive Ryan, a neighborhood artist, painted the Carver Market logo on the outside of the building.
We also removed the now outdated South Atlanta Marketplace sign on top of the building and replaced it with signs for the new store. Now people passing by can start to see that they can soon stop for groceries!
Getting the Word Out
Neighbors are getting excited about the market. We hosted a campaign on social media to create a little buzz and spread the word about Carver Market. As our local supporters and members received our canvas tote bags, we asked them to post a pic on social media with their bag and their enthusiasm. Lots of kids are excited about the opening of the market!
As spring rolls into South Atlanta, the delight about the rebirth of our space is building. Everyone is eager to see the renovations complete and the produce stocked. It won’t be long now!
Join us as a market member to support and help us open our doors! Sign up here!