Guests get a sneak peek at Ponce City Market’s amusement park rooftop.
On April 3, Ponce City Market gave a preview of its final phase—The Roof—to a select crowd with a celebrity mini-golf tournament in partnership with the Kyle Korver Foundation, Plywood People and the Jamestown Charitable Foundation. The event, called Putt! Putt! Putt!, pitted duffers against each other on the rooftop space’s 18-hole miniature golf course. A-list guests included Atlanta Hawks Kyle Korver, Al Horford and Kent Bazemore, the team’s coach, Mike Budenholzer, and tournament emcee Tripp Crosby of the YouTube sketch comedy duo Tripp & Tyler. The preview also gave guests access to The Roof’s boardwalk-style amusement games and rides.
The Roof, which will officially open to the public mid-2016, pays homage to the Ponce de Leon amusement park, dubbed the “Coney Island of the South,” originally built on the site where Ponce City Market now stands. When it opens, guests will be treated to a nostalgic carnival experience complete with mini-golf, old-time boardwalk-style games and a slide that snakes within the complex’s signature marquee sign.