Less than a mile from downtown, Pulaski Heights was originally home to a diverse mix of clerks, blue-collar workers and craftsmen. Today, renovated cottages and modern homes line the neighborhood’s hilly streets.
The adjacent North Chase Industrial District includes a number of industrial buildings — some still in business and others converted to retail or residential use.
Formerly cotton storage, the Chase Park Warehouses today house a variety of businesses including artists’ studios. A must-see highlight is the Tree Room — a restful courtyard built around large, otherwise obtrusive trees. For a twist on fitness, check out M3 Yoga and Canopy Studio.
Barbecue and arts
The L.M. Leathers Sons plant on Pulaski Street now houses ATHICA, a contemporary gallery, as well as local favorite Pulaski Heights BBQ, which showcases locally produced meats and offers options for vegetarians. (Try the smoked cauliflower.)
Caffeine and cocktails
Buvez is a coffee shop by day and cocktail spot by night. Across the street, Jittery Joe’s Roaster operates in a converted Quonset hut. This headquarters of the local coffee empire is the place to stop in to watch coffee alchemy.
Blaze a trail
The Pulaski Heights Trail is a short walk/bike path that connects the area to downtown.