ATLANTA (April 13, 2012) - Things must be going well at Your DeKalb Farmers Market.
The well-known and beloved purveyor or organic, fresh foods wants to add 518,000 square feet of retail space to its 140,000-square-foot spot at 3000 Ponce de Leon Ave. in Decatur. This, according to a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) filing that DeKalb County made with the state of Georgia.
In addition, DeKalb Farmers Market wants to add a new 718,367-square-foot warehouse and 2,637 new parking spaces. The new parking would increase the number of spaces at the location to 3,400.
DeKalb Farmers Market (pictured above in an ajc.com photo) opened June 2, 1977, with 7,500 square feet of space. The demand for and popularity of organic, fresh foods and farm-to-table restaurants has helped fuel fast-paces growth the farmers market. Today, DeKalb Farmers Market is a "140,000 sq. ft. true world market serving up to 100,000 people per week," accoridng to its website.
If all goes as planned, DeKalb Farmers Market will be a lot bigger and serve a lot more people when the expansion opens in October 2013.