Atlanta’s favorite popsicle-making factory is moving to a new home in the Old Fourth Ward.
King of Pops, which is sold in pushcarts throughout the city at various events and at a location in Ponce City Market, filed a permit on Monday to renovate a warehouse at 552 Decatur St. SE.
“Conversion and alterations to an existing industrial warehouse to a Popsicle making factory,” the permit says.
Renovations for the 11,480 square-foot building are expected to cost $425,000.
King of Pops is owned by Nick and Steven Carse. The idea behind the flavored popsicles was born during a trip to Central America, according to their website.
“Three adventurous brothers, born of a fruit-smoothie-loving mother, were taking a break from a day of exploration to talk about life and love, but mainly paletas- the Latin American ice pops they had fallen in love with during their travels,” the story says.
“That trip would, as trips tend to do, eventually come to an end, but these three gringos never stopped dreaming of paletas. It became an obsession to bring these delicious fresh-fruit creations back home with them to share with the good people of Atlanta.”
With an updated factory, there may be a few more popsicles for everyone to enjoy.