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We invite you to visit our new, updated website and TAKE A WALK THROUGH THE PAST as you learn how the city’s only public market came to be. Following the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917, farmers gathered in what was then, the epicenter of Atlanta.

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Photos courtesy of the Atlanta History Center

As new and unique markets open in the city, drawing public attention and a desire for a more personal shopping experience, the original Municipal Market has withstood the test of time.

At times, the market’s very presence was threatened by neglect, lack of funding, and what was otherwise progress.


“Judge Okays Plan to Clean Up Market”

DAVID MORRISON, The Atlanta Constitution (1946-1984); May 11, 1974

“U. S. District Judge Newell Edenfield has agreed to an 18-point clean-up program that will keep federal health officials from shutting down Atlanta’s Municipal Market.”


However, much like the Eveready Bunny, no matter what, it just kept going. Receiving funds in the 90s, the market was pulled out of the fire and granted a new life.

Still struggling to make it through the early 2000s, management was able to make some much needed repairs with 1.8 Million in combined funds received from both stimulus and community block grants.

Between fire and flood, the market is still standing and we like to think back to its original glory.

Does this look familiar? See if you can name the new eatery located in the exact same spot.

So, please go to and get to know your market.

You’ll find everything from award winning restaurants (Arepa Mia, Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Panbury’s Double Crust Pies, Bell Street Burritos, and Sweet Auburn BBQ) to hard to find meats, including every part of a pig you could imagine to a whole pig ready to roast, it’s all here under one roof.

Always wanted to learn the ancient art of canning and preserving…visit The Learning Kitchen and feel like an expert in no time at all.

A tea party for both five or fifty…” just add honey tea company” has what you need.

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