Monday, July 22, 2019 on WABE’s “Closer Look with Rose Scott.”
This coverage is in two parts. Part one aired on Monday, July 22 and Part two aired on Thursday, July 25, 2019 on WABE’s “Closer Look with Rose Scott.”
PART ONE – Monday, July 22, 2019
The Candler Warehouse was built in 1914 by Asa Candler, co-founder of the Coca-Cola Company and was used to help struggling Georgia farmers, at the time, it was the largest single structure under one roof in the U.S. It was also used by the military in WWI and WWII and later turned into distribution warehousing in the mid-20th century. For the last 30 years artists, and other makers, have been selling everything from sculptures, to furniture to set designs in the warehouse space located near the West End MARTA station. Just over a year ago the property was purchased by the development firm Carter and has since been named The MET. Closer Look recently met with the development team behind the project and took a tour of the 1.1M – square foot project to meet some of its longtime and new tenants. We learn more from Carter’s Executive Vice President David Nelson and Director Adam Parker.
Click here to listen to Part One of the story. The segment about the MET begins at 28:42.
PART TWO – Thursday, July 25, 2019
The Atlanta-based development firm Carter purchased a historic 1.1 million square foot property, that is now known as The MET, just over a year ago. The development, located in Southwest Atlanta, is considered a haven for sculptors, prop makers, furniture makers, and other creators. Earlier this week, we heard learned about the history of the property, as well as the developer’s vision for its future. Today, we hear part two of that conversation, and meet some more of the creatives who call The MET home, including Molly Coffee from Zombie Cat Productions, Jeannette Katz, co-owner of La Bodega and the property’s longest residing tenant, sculptor Curtis Patterson.
Click here to listen to Part Two of the story. The segment about the MET begins at 32:25.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker at WABE. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.