A brief history of Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood History runs deep amid Asa G. Candler Park’s hilly expanse. During the Civil War, the area served as a Union camp. Originally founded as Edgewood in 1890, the community became one of the city’s first suburbs. In 1909, it officially became part of Atlanta, giving rise to subdivided estates and its popular bungalows. During the post-war period, the community developed a strong African-American presence with its own businesses, schools and houses of wor

Candler Park Market closed for renovations

Nearly two decades after opening, Candler Park Market is currently closed — but only temporarily.

The neighborhood store and deli is currently undergoing renovations, including new floors and shelving.

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“We thank you for your understanding and your support all these years. Candler Park Market will be undergoing a face lift for the new decade,” a post on the market’s website reads.

The market, 1642 McLendon Ave. NE, has been open since 2003, offering a selection of local produce, meats, wine, beer and deli items.

The market’s team said they want to spruce up the space, but still retain its charm.

“Our deli, groceries, fresh local produce, and everything else our customers love about Candler Park Market will remain the same,” Denise Howe, general manager, told What Now Atlanta. “We’re just getting a nicer space, but not so nice as to lose our old school character.”

In 2016, the folks behind the market expanded their footprint when they opened the Grant Park Market at 519 Memorial Drive. They were the first tenants in the Larkin on Memorial development.

“After 13 years of success with Candler Park Market, we knew the time was right to open a second location in Grant Park,” Greg Hutchins, partner, Candler/Grant Park Market, said at the time.

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Now, with their original location temporarily closed, the Candler Park Market folks are encouraging customers to head to Grant Park to do their shopping. 

In a Facebook post Monday, the Candler Park Market shared a photo of the store’s new floors.

“We poured our new concrete floors, next up is grinding them down before sealing. Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for your patience during this renovation,” the post reads. “We think you are going to like the end result!”

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The market hopes to reopen by Jan. 10.

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