Wild Leap brewery picked as first tenant of 'Centennial Yards South'

April 19,2021

Eric Mandel, Atlanta Business Chronicle

A brewery and distillery is the first tenant to commit to Centennial Yards, a 50-acre revitalization of downtown's historic Gulch.

Wild Leap, a 4-year-old brewery from LaGrange, will move into Centennial Yards South, the foundation of the $5 billion redevelopment of former a Norfolk Southern railroad office and freight depot. The project is rising along Ted Turner Drive.

The south district is a 6-acre, $100 million joint venture between developers CIM Group and Stream Realty Partners. It's part of the overall Centennial Yards project, which aims to reconnect surrounding downtown communities. CIM Group filed plans in August 2019 saying the south district will include a hotel, residential, office and retail space.

Rob Goldstein, Anthony Rodriguez and Chris Elliott founded Wild Leap in 2017. They plan for a two-story, 15,340-square-foot brewery, distillery and event space that includes multiple bars, outdoor seating and lounge areas, according to a news release.