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New Concept Anchored by Retail, Co-Working, & Restaurant

March 23, 2023 — Athens, Ga.Polias has announced plans for the former Stein Mart location in Beechwood Shopping Center at 196 Alps Rd.

Paseo: A New Experience at Beechwood will open Fall of 2023 and will be anchored by four retail tenants, a co-working space, one restaurant, and a church, with a corridor connecting them all.

Polias carries the vision to create spaces that cultivate community in Athens. The team was intrigued by the concept of a paseo experience, which is defined as “a leisurely walk or stroll.”  To bring the idea to life, a large portion of the Stein Mart interior will be removed to create an outdoor walking path surrounded by tenants.

“Over the past 2 years, Beechwood has undergone several major renovations with the purpose of creating a more communal, more walkable experience for tenants and guests,” said Dave Mulkey, principal of Polias. “Our goal is always to continually improve the connectivity of our center and most importantly, the guest and tenant experience.”

This new era of redevelopment continues Polias’ journey to revive and maintain legacy at Beechwood Shopping Center. Known as one of the most iconic shopping centers in the area, Polias has added tenants like Kendra Scott, REI, Lululemon, Crumbl Cookies, and more since purchasing the property in 2019.

Paseo tenants will be announced soon. To sign up for email updates, see renderings of the Paseo project, or make your plans to visit Beechwood, visit

About Polias
Polias is an Athens-based boutique commercial real estate group representing a curated portfolio of the best restaurants, shops, and office/workspaces in the Athens, Georgia area. Polias aims to connect its thriving customer demographic with top tier local, regional, and national brands in a uniquely Athens way. To learn more about Polias projects or to contact the team, visit


About Beechwood
First opened in 1962, Beechwood Shopping Center continues to evolve into Athens’ premier in-town shopping destination and includes storefronts like REI, Lululemon, Kendra Scott, T.J. Maxx, Ann Taylor LOFT, The Fresh Market, Foot Palace, Bath and Body Works, and more.   Beechwood offers proximity to the University of Georgia, area hospitals, and some of Athens’ most iconic neighborhoods. To learn more about Beechwood and other Polias projects or to contact the team, visit