The leader of the firm working on the retail component of the Braves' $400 million mixed-use development described the environment his company is aiming for, saying they are targeting local chefs and affordable shopping.
Jeff Fuqua, principal of Fuqua Development, is responsible for 400,000 square feet of retail space for shops and restaurants, 70 percent of which is planned to be built with residential units above them. During a panel discussion Thursday at the Georgian Club, Fuqua said laughingly he thinks he drew the short straw among the Braves' partners.
"Of course, I feel like I have the hardest job of the partners in the deal because I'm the retail guy, and I have to work with a hundred personalities, all of them retailers (or) restaurants that think they're more important to the deal than the Braves are," Fuqua said. "That is true, they all think that."