The expansion will add an entertainment district to the largest studio film production site in America. This will include retail stores, restaurants, local movie theatres and be accessible to the public.
“Today is a good day. I’m grateful for the opportunity this gives Tyler Perry Studios to extend our footprint in Atlanta and create more opportunities for the people of Southwest Atlanta with restaurants, entertainment venues, and other business opportunities,” Perry tells Deadline. ”I’m looking forward to collaborating with my friend T.D. Jakes on his separate but adjacent project, and I also want to thank Governor [Brian] Kemp and Mayor [Keisha Lance] Bottoms for their continued efforts to make Atlanta a better place.”
Through the studio expansion, Perry hopes to attract new employees and customers. Bottoms refer to the move as a “monumental chapter in the history of Fort Mac,” Bottoms said. “Thank you to Tyler Perry and Bishop TD Jakes for their vision and investment in the Southwest Atlanta community. The positive impact will be felt for generations to come.”