Primrose Schools and PURE Taqueria will move into Brookleigh Marketplace, a large, mixed-use development near Ashford Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry roads.

Primrose Schools and PURE Taqueria will move into Brookleigh Marketplace, a large, mixed-use development near Ashford Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry roads.

Two businesses have announced plans to move into Brookleigh Marketplace, the final piece of the large, mixed-use development near the corner of Ashford Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry roads.

Primrose Schools and PURE Taqueria are the first tenants of the 40,000-square- foot retail development, according to Coro Realty Advisors and Easlan Capital.

“When Easlan and Coro began working on Brookleigh Marketplace, we envisioned it as neighborhood retail. We hoped to provide a combination of retail uses that would both tie seamlessly into the neighborhood and also add to its appeal,” Robert Fransen, a partner of Coro, said in a news release. “We are excited to be able to fulfill those goals.”

Brookleigh is a 56-acre, master-planned community owned by the Housing Authority of DeKalb County. The authority is re-developing the property in partnership with The Norsouth Companies and The Collaborative Firm to include senior apartments, luxury apartments, single family homes, townhomes, a park and retail. Brookleigh is adjacent to Blackburn Park and is the former site of the Johnson Ferry East housing project.

Primrose plans to build a 12,000- square-foot, two-story school, according to Coro. At full capacity, Primrose expects to enroll approximately 200 students between the ages of six weeks and five years. The school is scheduled to open in late 2014.

PURE Taqueria’s proposed Brookhaven location will be the sixth in metro Atlanta. The design of the building will be based off of a 1950s-era PURE gas station and will include a rooftop patio and bar.

“We are looking forward to being a big part of the Brookhaven community,” said Brett Harper, who will be the general manager of PURE’s Brookhaven location. “We have a lot of work to do, but we are excited and already sense great support from the community.”

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