Retail Resurgence

There’s lots to be excited about at The Works, an 80-acre industrial complex being transformed into a mixed-use development on the Upper Westside. Among them is this month’s opening of BOBO INTRIGUING OBJECTS’ first direct-to-consumer location in The Makers Building. “It seemed the logical place to open my Atlanta flagship retail store,” says founder and designer Mark Sage of the 6,965-square-foot showroom. The brand joins Atlanta-based BALLARD DESIGNS in the development and will offer a mix of antiques, furniture, gifts and Sage’s new line of flooring. 

The development has been in the Selig Enterprises portfolio for 70 years, and the 27-acre first phase features food, beverage and retail offerings, and will soon include office and residential space. “One of the reasons that it’s so unique is the sheer scale,” says Malloy Peterson, the company’s senior vice president of development. “We want this to be a little bit of what’s best about Atlanta, all in one place.” New tenant announcements are forthcoming, but as of September, nearly 80 percent of the 78,000-square-foot Makers Building was leased.