VIDEO: How an empty warehouse transformed into 40,000 square feet of new space for Atlanta’s Nickey Gregory Co.

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Atlanta’s Nickey Gregory Company has expanded four times since it opened on the Atlanta State Farmers Market in 2000.

The full-line distributor delivers overnight to 11 Southeast states. There’s a second, 25,000 square foot location in Miami. And a new Caribbean program has been a resounding success, serving several islands.

But the 75,000 square foot headquarters in Atlanta ran out of room years ago. Reconfigurations and more shelf space helped keep a handle on growth, but there was no room to grow on the jampacked market grounds.

But all the company’s problems were solved this week when it opened a second, 40,000 square foot warehouse on the market. Bonus: NGC will immediately expand processing capabilities and jump headfirst into the organic pool.

SPW’s Chip Carter and Jake Hallman traveled to Atlanta recently for a look at how that project evolved.

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