The free event, from 9 a.m. to noon, is designed to share information regarding food and beverage and specialty retail concessions. R.S.V.P. by July 31.
Last year, MARTA conducted a study to determine what its passengers wanted to buy in its rail stations. As a result of the study, MARTA will offer about 40 concessions in 16 of its 38 rail stations, encompassing nearly 31,000 square feet. The stations include Decatur, Edgewood/Candler Park, and Indian Creek.
Retail concepts being considered include fast food, small electronics, sandwich shops, a MARTA store, newsstands, dry cleaners, jewelry, kiosks, a sit-down restaurant, and a pharmacy/convenience store that address the preferences of passengers.
Companies and vendors experienced in travel retail program development, concessions consulting, retail brokering and small-business ownership are encouraged to participate. Attendees will share experiences, ideas, and lessons learned to help significantly expand MARTA’s food and beverage and specialty retail program.
The MARTA Headquarters Atrium is at 2424 Piedmont Road N.E. and is accessible via its Lindbergh station. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.itsmarta.com/martaindustrydayII.aspx.