HISTORY OF KROG
1889 – The Atlanta Stove Works brought to Atlanta a revolutionary idea in the field of cooking – the Barrett Range – made of cast iron.
1935 – The Atlanta Stove Works was making approximately $500,000 per year.
1969 – Under the leadership of Mr. Saunders Jones, sales had grown in excess of $35 million per year with employment of over 500 people.
1987 – The Atlanta Stove Works closed their doors after almost 100 years of being in business.
2004 – The abandoned factory was transformed into a mixed-used development of offices and restaurants.
2006 – Tyler Perry purchased the land from Atlanta Stage Works for a reported $7 million.
2008 – Tyler Perry officially opened the 200,000 square foot space as Tyler Perry Studios, where he went on to make 16 movies, 14 stage plays, and 5 television programs.
2012 – The idea of Krog Street Market was born. Paces Properties purchased the space in October, with plans to transform it in to a mixed-use ‘epicurean center.’
2013 – In July, Krog Street Market officially announced its first seven retailers, which include 4 eateries, 1 bakery, a florist, and unique gift shop.
2013 – In August, “The Cottage,” a 1920’s historic home, was relocated to Lake Avenue & Waddell Street to begin renovations. The Cottage would go on to be the store space of The Collective.
2014 – Krog Street Market opened in November to critical acclaim throughout the region
2015 – Krog Street Market is named one of “The World’s Best Food Halls” by Travel + Leisure
2015-2017 – Krog Street Market and its retailers rack up more acclaim: Top 10 Food Halls in America, Best Bars in America, Best New Restaurants, Best of Atlanta, and James Beard Foundation nominations
2018 – Krog Street Market is acquired by Asana Partners to maintain the culinary excellence and bring authentic retail and dining experiences to customers
2018 – Krog Street Market is featured in the “Food Hall of Fame” episode of Food Paradise on Travel Channel