Municipal Market, Home of Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Celebrates Major Improvements

Thursday, April 19th 2012

On Tuesday, May 1, the Municipal Market on Edgewood Avenue in the heart of Downtown Atlanta and home to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market has lots to celebrate, above all the completion of major renovations that have been made possible through $789,040 in stimulus funds and $1.1M in CDBG funds. Secondly, May 1 just happens to be the birthday of Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilman of the 4th District where the Market is located; and finally, on May 1, the Market will celebrate its 88th anniversary in the same location. The official ribbon-cutting will take place at 11AM.

““We are thrilled with the many necessary improvements that have been made to our historic building,” says Pamela Joiner, General Manager of the downtown Municipal Market. “Many of the renovations may not be immediately obvious, such as the replacement of most of the HVAC units and the upgrade to the fire sprinkler system, but new and long-time visitors are sure to notice our new signage, the removal of the weathered yellow awnings and exterior paint, the renovation of our restrooms, and the newly finished floors.  Also, we have a new roof, and the main entrance doors have been replaced with those fitting the structure and the period.”

Most of the improvements are geared towards necessary maintenance and energy-efficient components. The funds have also allowed for a restoration of the exterior, which returns the building to its historic appearance.

““We are thrilled with the many necessary improvements that have been made to our historic building,” says Pamela Joiner, General Manager of the downtown Municipal Market. “Many of the renovations may not be immediately obvious, such as the replacement of most of the HVAC units and the upgrade to the fire sprinkler system, but new and long-time visitors are sure to notice our new signage, the removal of the weathered yellow awnings and exterior paint, the renovation of our restrooms, and the newly finished floors.  Also, we have a new roof, and the main entrance doors have been replaced with those fitting the structure and the period.”

Most of the improvements are geared towards necessary maintenance and energy-efficient components. The funds have also allowed for a restoration of the exterior, which returns the building to its historic appearance.