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Contents

Go Green

Earth Day Events ................ 4 Atlanta Streets Alive ............. 5 Chattahoochee Riverkeeper . 6 Wells for Hope....................7 SoulShine...........................8 Daffodil Project .................10 Above the Waterline .......11 Ryan Gravel Q&A ...........13 City Recycling ...............14

IN the Neighborhood

Park Flooding ............... 16 Neighborhood Hot List .. 18 Morningside Mile .......... 19 Health Briefs................. 20 On the Agenda .............. 21 History Repeating ......... 22 Pets ............................. 22 TimmyDaddy ................ 24

ChooseATL ............................ 32 Women Entrepreneurs ............ 33 Airport Upgrades......... 34 The Roof at PCM ............ 35 Business Briefs ................ 36

The Studio

Comic Book Shops........................... 38 April Festivals .............. 42 Illustration Exhibit ......... 43 Neighborhood Art ......... 44 Olmsted Plein Air ......... 45 Illumine at Oakland ...... 45 Atlanta PlanIt ............... 46 St. Pat’s Parade ........... 47

News You Can Eat

Garden to Cafeteria .... 48 Farmers Market ........... 49 Fresh Harvest Review .. 50 Quick Bites ................. 51 Souper Jenny .............. 52 Urban Tree Cidery ....... 53

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Go Green This is our ninth annual “Go Green” issue where we devote a significant portion of the magazine to features and news about sustainability. Local food, clean water and recycling remain important issues for Intowners as the city of Atlanta continues its mission to be one of the most sustainable cities in the country. Our contributor and photographer Isadora Pennington was busy putting together some of our big feature stories this month, including a visit to two of Intown’s favorite comic book stores to find out about their lasting appeal. She also wrote our cover feature about SoulShine, a pre-school and afterschool program with a sustainable mission. I also put on my reporter hat and picked up the camera for an exclusive tour of the new Water Tower Stacks townhomes in the

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Water Tower Stacks .................... 54 Home & Garden Tours ................ 56 Real Estate Briefs ....................... 57 Parting Shots ............................. 58

Old Fourth Ward. The modern, cool homes sit in the shadow of the historic water tower, and the owners are a bunch of lovely folks who are as enamored of the neighborhood as I continue to be. I moved into the Old Fourth Ward more than a decade ago and have watched its transformation with fascination and excitement. Also in this issue, specifically on Page 22, you’ll find our new history feature. As you may remember, our longtime contributor and historian Ann Boutwell retired in January. She had been writing the monthly “A Look Back” feature since INtown’s inception 20 years ago. With her blessing, we’re launching the photo driven History Repeating, which will feature historic images of people, places and things from the city’s storied past. We kick off with nifty photos of the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Downtown, which is marking its 40th anniversary. We’ve also been quietly working on a “refresh” of INtown, which we will be debuting this summer. There will be an updated logo, new layouts, more photos and a cleaner, more modern, look. What won’t change, however, is our hyper-local content with stories from Intown you won’t find anywhere else. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts after we roll it out.

About the Cover

Our contributing writer and photographer Isadora Pennington traveled to Rydal, Georgia, where Kirkwood-based SoulShine grows the majority of its produce at the SoulFood Family Farm. In the cover photo, SoulShine’s farmer Breman Jones, left, talks with workers about crops being cultivated at the farm.

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YOUR GUIDE FOR AN ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE

GREEN SCENE Events, parties, cleanups mark Earth Day 2016 While Earth Day is officially observed on April 22, events and happenings are taking place all month long around the city to mark the 46th anniversary of the day set aside to focus on the environment. For our annual Green Issue, we’ve rounded up a list of Earth Day events, parties, cleanups and activities the whole family can get involved in. We also have some recommendations on organizations that can use your help all year long.

EarthShare of Georgia

The nonprofit that helps raises funds for state environmental organizations is hosting three big events for Earth Day 2016. This year’s theme is “Land Conservation.” For more information, visit earthsharega.org. ■ Corporate Green Day Challenge: This year’s event will be held April 2, 9 a.m. at various sites. This volunteer day brings together hundreds of employees who team up to work on a range of projects, including cleaning up parks and

stream banks, building trails, collecting trash, planting gardens and mulching trees. The winning team of the Corporate Green Day Challenge will be announced at the Leadership Breakfast. ■ 14th Annual Leadership Breakfast: Each year, EarthShare of Georgia honors and recognizes its outstanding community partner, campaign champion, member organization and the winning Corporate Green Day Challenge company team. This year’s keynote speaker is urban planner and Atlanta BeltLine visionary Ryan Gravel, who will discuss his new book, “Where We Want to Live.” This breakfast is April 14, 8-10 a.m. (networking begins at 7:30 a.m.) in the Stave Room at American Spirit Works. Registration at earthsharega.org/earthday/tickets/. ■ 21st Annual Earth Day Party: The party will be held April 21, 7 p.m. on The Roof at Ponce City Market. Guests will be some of the first to see the

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amusement rides and games atop PCM, plus get a tour of a Tiny House courtesy of Tiny House Atlanta. There will be giveaways, an auction, food from Sun in My Belly and much more. Tickets are available online at earthsharega.org/earthday/tickets/.

Disco Party for the Planet

The Captain Planet Foundation returns to The Tabernacle on April 1 at 8 p.m. to host the Disco Party for the Planet. Single tickets are $100 and include three drink tickets; VIP tickets $500 and include VIP reception and open bar. Guests will mingle with celebrities and civic leaders, enjoy live musical entertainment, bid on stellar silent auction items featuring one-of-a-kind trips and eco-luxury experiences, and enjoy premium cocktails. The charitable evening continues the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Series and raises funds for the Foundation’s programs, which promote and support hands-on environmental education projects in K-12 schools in all 50 states and 25 other countries. For tickets: captainplanetfoundation. org/2016atlantaevent.

Trees Atlanta Native Wildflower and Vine Sale

The 4th annual Native Wildflower and Vine Sale will be held Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. at Freedom Farmers’ Market at The Carter Center. The sale features more than 1,700 plants of native wildflowers and vines. Included are great bird-and-butterfly-friendly species such as milkweed, native lilies, aster, jack-in–the-pulpit and goldenrod.

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Sweep the Hooch Wylde Center Plant Sale Festival

Savvy planters and backyard enthusiasts will find a big selection of vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and much more at the annual event at the organization’s Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road in Decatur. This year’s three-day event is presented by Cummin Landscape Supply and will take place Friday-Sunday, April 15-17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Wylde Center members are invited to shop at a preview evening, Thursday, April 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from the Plant Sale Festival will benefit the numerous educational offerings at the Wylde Center and help support the nonprofit organization’s four public greenspaces. For more information, visit wyldecenter.org/plant-sale/.

Sweep the Hooch

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will conduct its 6th annual Sweep the Hooch on April 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cleanup will include 38 sites with more than 500 volunteers expected. Last year, volunteers removed 7.26 tons of river refuse. To register, visit sweepthehooch.org.

On Top of the World

The Nature Conservancy of Georgia’s 22nd Earth Day fundraiser takes place 7 to 11 p.m. on April 22 on the rooftop of Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE. One of Atlanta’s premier springtime benefits, this annual event has raised more than $4 million over the past 21 years to protect Georgia’s forests, waters and coast. Guests will enjoy a sustainable, Georgia-based menu, a live performance by Yacht Rock Schooner, and the opportunity to meet community environmental leaders. Tickets are $150 and available at nature.org/GAearthday or by calling 404-253-7212.

Wylde Center Plant Sale There’ll be many species of vines, ferns and grasses for sale, too. All proceeds benefit Trees Atlanta’s youth education programs. All major credit cards, as well as checks and cash accepted. For more information, visit TreesAtlanta.org.

Earth Day Canoeing: Shooting Stars on the River

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from 5 to 9 p.m. Mark Earth Day with a 2 ½-hour paddle down the Chattahoochee River with experienced and knowledgeable canoe guides. After the paddle, there will be a campfire to watch for “shooting stars” during the peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner. The event is for ages 21 and up. Tickets are $40 and advanced registration is required at chattnaturecenter.org.

Georgia Tech’s Earth Day Celebration

The annual event is set for April 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tech Walk. The event is free, open to the public and features more than 70 exhibitors. There will also be eco-friendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music and more. For more information visit earthday. gatech.edu.

Decatur Earth Day Festival

The Wylde Center, in partnership with the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association, will be holding its annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 24, 12-4 p.m. at both Harmony Park and the Oakhurst Garden at the corner of Oakview and South McDonough, Decatur. This bee-themed celebration of Earth Day is a fun and festive way for more than 400 members of the community to join the bee ranks in protecting our natural world on the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. There will also be a costume parade, bike ride, yoga, arts and crafts for kids, live music, bee-oriented demonstrations and food from local restaurants. For details visit wyldecenter.org.

GOIN’ SOUTH Atlanta Streets Alive returns April 17 with new route The first Atlanta Streets Alive (ASA) of 2016 is headed south for a nearly 5-mile trek on Sunday, April 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will expand the West End route all the way to Grant Park via Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Georgia Avenue. Neighborhoods include, from west to east: Westview, West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, Summerhill and Grant Park. The streets will be closed to cars, so bring your bicycle, skateboard, rollerblades or just your feet and explore these southside neighborhoods. As usual, there will be food, entertainment, informational booths and more along the route. Also happening during ASA will be the The Great Bicycle Parade organized by Chantelle Rytter – the creator of the Beltline Lantern Parade. The parade will begin at Zoo Atlanta in Grant Park and end at Westview. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite animals and decorate their bikes. Line up will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Georgia and Cherokee avenues. Take a look at the map to see where the other ASA events are this year and visit atlantastreetsalive.com for more information.

Get Involved

Piedmont Park: The Piedmont Park Conservancy has numerous volunteer opportunities, including working to clean up the park, becoming a park docent, volunteering at the seasonal Green Market and with the Dog Park Patrol. Information: piedmontpark.org. Park Pride: The nonprofit is looking for seasonal volunteers to help with park cleanups and greenspace maintenance. Information: parkpride.org. Trees Atlanta: Most volunteer opportunities are on Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. until noon year-round. Please bring gloves and a bottle of water. Trees Atlanta provides all tools and instruction. There are also some weekday needs at the organization’s headquarters. Information: treesatlanta.org. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper: From working all day at a festival, to assisting with river cleanups, to helping out for a few hours in the office, there’s something available for everyone. Information: ucriverkeeper.com/volunteer. Wylde Center: The Wylde Center has weekly volunteer opportunities at the gardens it manages around the city, including Oakhurst Garden in Decatur, Sugar Creek Garden in East Lake, Hawk Hollow and Edgewood Community Learning Garden. Information: wyldecenter.org. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

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WATER ADVOCATE Meet Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth By Clare S. Richie Jason Ulseth’s lifelong passion, studies and experience are why he was tapped as the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) lead advocate, spokesman and river patrol captain in 2015 and why he’s thriving in the role. “My first memory is catching my first fish. Ever since then I’ve been hooked on fishing,” Ulseth shared. He spent his youth fishing in creeks, the Chattahoochee River or Lake Lanier. He studied Environmental Health at the University of Georgia and started his career in state government. While at the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and Georgia Soil and Water Conservation, Ulseth observed how underfunded and understaffed agencies struggled to protect water resources. Through the lens of a state employee, Ulseth admired the CRK’s effective approach of advocacy, education, research, communication, cooperation, monitoring and legal actions for the Chattahoochee and its watershed. So, he jumped at the chance to serve as CRK’s Technical Programs Director in 2007 and took over as Riverkeeper in 2015, charged with carrying on the legacy of one of strongest environmental Atlanta INtown Paper Ad Allergy.pdf organizations in the state.

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His first year as Riverkeeper “was incredible with huge milestones.” Ulseth is most proud of the asphalt manufacturer American Sealcoat case. It is “one of the largest environmental penalties against a horrible industrial river polluter for one of the worst violations I’ve ever seen,” Ulseth noted. The $10 million judgment sends a message that “industrial polluters will not be tolerated.” What’s more, M&K, the property owner who leased to American Sealcoat, agreed to cooperate with CRK and spent more than $500,000 to reverse the damage and prevent future contaminants. This is how CRK prefers to reach resolution, through communication and negotiated agreements, while reinforcing that water quality law compliance is not optional. Ulseth shared his thoughts on the main water issues in Atlanta. “Right now we are in a period of large amounts of rain that has resulted in increased storm water run off, localized flooding, high rates of erosion, high bacteria levels and threats to water quality. Atlanta must prepare for extremes, both rain and drought.” During one week in February, CRK stopped three sewer spills. One sewer line at Riverside and Azalea drives spilled 123/21/16 million10:37 gallons AM of raw sewage into the river because the sewer line was

At left, Jason Ulseth on river patrol. Above, Ulseth investigates an overflowing sewer clogged by baby wipes and cooking grease.

overwhelmed by storm water. Ulseth is working with Fulton County on how to prevent sewer overflows. CRK also fields hundreds of calls about construction site storm water runoff. Fortunately, the Municipal Option Sales Tax (MOST) was extended, since it has already led to significant improvements in the Chattahoochee River and tributaries. “But more work lies ahead and infrastructure improvements need to be maintained,” Ulseth said. MOST revenue can be used for storm water improvements including addressing localized flooding. Another long-term challenge is the lack of water quality compliance education and enforcement. EPD has only two staff people to monitor and educate thousands of potential industrial polluters across the state. CRK not only

advocates for more resources at the state level, but also has engaged in a fundraising capacity campaign to beef up its own. The nonprofit is adding resources, both staff and technology, for water quality testing and compliance across the watershed. Ulseth is also excited about “Get Out with CRK in 2016,” which includes spring dates for paddling, outings, cleanups and festivals, in order to put Atlantans back in touch with their river. Find details at chattahoochee.org and their mobile app. For 2016 also look for CRK’s continued vigilance, with Ulseth leading the charge. “Now more than ever, we need a Riverkeeper organization to keep tabs on this precious river so we have enough clean water for now and future generations,” Ulseth said.

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WELLS FOR HOPE Sudanese ‘Lost Boy’ brings water back to his country, publishes memoir By Clare S. Richie Each day, women and girls in South Sudan walk four to six miles one way for clean water. Access to clean water means less disease, more time for education, and makes it possible to deliver health services. It costs $9,000 to build a well and change their lives. Majok Marier, Sudanese refugee and founder of Wells for Hope, returned last month to South Sudan to oversee the drilling of a second well. “I’m very excited to build this well in my friend’s village and to see my children,” Marier said. Proceeds from his memoir, generous donors and events like last month’s Walk to Water, where students and adults walked 5 miles in Stone Mountain Park to symbolize a water gatherer’s one-way trek, have made that possible. Marier is a survivor and a now a life-changer for South Sudan. His extraordinary journey began in 1987, when the Sudanese Civil War reached his village. Central government soldiers bombed and burned his village while he was away tending to his family’s cattle. He fled from the violence and to escape induction into the northern army. Marier was only 7 years old. “We didn’t have food, no one to protect us,” he recalled. Without any food, supplies, or their parents, Marier and tens of thousands of other boys walked barefoot for more than 1,000 miles, half of them dying before reaching Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp. To the world they became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. After nine years in the Kakuma refugee camp, while the boys were growing to adulthood with no better prospects as the Civil War raged on, the U.S. government invited Marier and nearly 4,000 other Lost Boys to rebuild their lives in America. Marier arrived in Atlanta in February 2001. “The weather was cold. Our rent was covered for three months and we had to go to work. We hoped to go to school and get an education so we could go back to Sudan and help our people,” Marier reflected. By 2005, Marier had made contact with his mother. He Top, Majok Marier with his memoir co-writer Estelle Fordwanted to travel back to Sudan Williamson. Above, Marier helps build a well in his village in to reunite with her, but his South Sudan. travel documents didn’t arrive in time. Instead, he set about writing his story with the hope that one day he’d return and share it with the young people in his country. He wrote 100 pages. Three years later, Marier finally reunited with his mother in his home village. Though he wanted to build a clinic, Marier saw firsthand that clean water had to come first. His sister-in-law woke each morning at 4 a.m., leaving her infant to collect water. The breastfeeding baby cried the entire time she was gone. Before he left, Marier promised the villagers, “I will bring the water.” That meant raising money back in the U.S. and finishing his book – both which took several years. In 2011, he returned to South Sudan for his wedding and is now the proud father of a daughter and baby son. His family lives in South Sudan and he provides for them by working as a plumber’s assistant, ironically helping Atlantans access water in their homes. But he never forgot his promise. With the help of co-author Estelle Ford-Williamson, fellow parishioner and former UPI reporter, he published, “Seed of South Sudan: Memoir of a ‘Lost Boy’ Refugee.” He used his book to raise awareness and funds for Wells for Hope, the nonprofit he started with fellow Lost Boys and concerned friends. In June 2015, Marier fulfilled his promise and drilled the first well in his home village of Billing, Daldiar. Now he can explore building a clinic to honor the memory of his sister Lela, who died of a miscarriage because the closest clinic was 25 miles away. “If I can get more donations, I can bring more wells,” Marier said. “We will bring our village back, then a different village, until we bring the whole country back. They will finish what we start.” For more information and to contribute, visit wellsforhope.org. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

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GREEN EDUCATION

SoulShine programs teach sustainability to children By Isadora Pennington You are what you eat. It’s a familiar adage, and a cornerstone of the mission for SoulShine – an unorthodox preschool and afterschool program. Located in the heart of Kirkwood, the property features rows of crops cultivated by local farmer Bremen James and maintained by homesteading after schoolers. In that small space, they are able to grow bananas, strawberries, ginger and kiwis along with rotating seasonal vegetables. On a recent visit to SoulShine, Andrea Zoppo, the homesteading instructor affectionately known as Ladybug, was out in the sun transferring plants to a new bed with a group of students. The kids were enjoying getting their hands dirty, learning about how to care for the plants, and then later how to rinse and prepare the veggies for consumption. Founder and owner Shannon Smith said SoulShine is a nontraditional organization that offers daycare, preschool, afterschool classes and seasonal camps with an emphasis on connection to the earth. The organization was founded 11 years ago by Smith and a group of dedicated parents who came together to bring the concept to reality. “The community started SoulShine,” Smith said. At the time, Smith had been working at another local afterschool program, and when she decided to part ways and start her own school, a group of roughly 25 parents and their kids followed suit. Over the course of one winter break they

came up with the name, found a space and worked with the city to gain the appropriate permits. The outpouring of support enabled Smith to have a program ready almost immediately, and it was an instant boon to the success of the school. Many of those first students have returned to work at the school as teenagers and on breaks from college. “The community here is what brings them, what draws them, what keeps them,” Smith said, indicating that the sense of togetherness is not only good for the students but also for the parents. “People forget how much they really need their neighbors.” SoulShine also places a heavy emphasis on homesteading, with a sustainabilitybased learning program that encourages self-reliance and an understanding of conservation from a very early age. While the school is still beholden to meeting state standards and FDA regulations, their efforts have been to localize and streamline the process of farm-to-table food processing for their kids. It was thanks to the school’s partnership with the nearby Lake Claire Land Trust that SoulShine became such a leading force in the community. In 2009, the school took up residence on the Land Trust, and from there it was a natural progression toward homesteading and sustainability education. Their programs began to incorporate home economics, farming, gardening and even animal husbandry. With the help of her husband, the aforementioned local farmer Bremen James, Smith that her newfound passions for understanding the origin of the food she feeds her students has become one of her

biggest causes. “I mean, it’s my soap box,” she said. “It really matters to me what they put inside themselves. We are what we eat, we are who we hang out with, everything is an extension of our soul.” Smith, James and their two young children actually live in Rydal, Ga., where they have created SoulFood Family Farm. They are growing fruits and vegetables for the students, but also hope to house livestock for meat production in the future. Chefs and administrators of the school incorporate regular trips to the farm into their schedule. Smith hopes to expand SoulShine, and not just in small ways. She is especially eager to purchase more land outside of Atlanta for growing food. With more farms and more output, Smith hopes to offer food to local schools as well as develop a SoulShine CSA program, a term that stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Subscribers would pay a monthly fee to receive a box of freshly harvested vegetables, in an effort to make eating local and healthy foods easier for parents outside of school hours as well. SoulShine currently offers a preschool program called Sprouts for kids as young as six weeks to age 4; the homesteading afterschool program for ages 4 to 12; and summer camps for ages 4 to 12 during school breaks throughout the year. You can find out more information about the school and their programming by going online to their website at makeyoursoulshine. com.

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DOWNTOWN DAFFODIL PROJECT Our contributing photographer Asep Mawardi stopped by Woodruff Park to check out the daffodils, which are just coming into bloom. Central Atlanta Progress, in conjunction with Am Yisrael Chai, launched the Downtown Daffodil Project as part of an effort to build a Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world to remember the one and a half million children who died in Nazi-occupied Europe. The Downtown Daffodil Project contributes to the worldwide effort by creating a “ribbon of consciousness” between the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the King Center. In 2016, over 175,000 daffodil have been planted to date.

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Sally Bethea My two sons spent formative summers working in national parks. Our adventures in these spectacular landscapes provide memories that I hold particularly dear: paddling through Hance Rapid on the Colorado in Grand Canyon, meeting our Appalachian Trail thru-hiker in Shenandoah, sitting beside the Merced River in Yosemite with night approaching the granite face of Half Dome, catching a glimpse of wolves in Yellowstone, tubing the Virgin River in Zion and exploring the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde. The invention of the national park system, said author Wallace Stegner, was America’s best idea: “absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” In his six-part documentary, filmmaker Ken Burns told the story of this big idea, noting that we take for granted this unique American thing called national parks, just as we take for granted the air we breathe and the water we drink. “Great sections of our natural landscape set aside not for kings, or the very rich,” wrote Burns, “but for everyone, for all time.” For the past century, people have shared experiences with family, friends and strangers in the more than 400 park units (totaling 84 million acres) that make up the national park system: passing on a love of land and place to the next generation. On August 25, 2016, the National Park

Service – the federal agency charged with managing and protecting park units throughout the United States – will turn 100. A centennial celebration has already kicked off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks with a focus on engaging people through recreation, conservation and historic preservation. Georgia is blessed with 10 national park units: three historic sites, three monuments, one recreation area, one seashore, one battlefield park and one military park. In 2012, about 5.8 million people visited the three national parks in metro Atlanta: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (NRA), Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Ranking in the top 30 most-visited national parks in the country, the Chattahoochee River NRA annually offers recreation to 3.2 million people. With 6,500 acres, it also provides two-thirds of all the protected green space in metro Atlanta. America’s “best idea” should never be taken for granted, nor should it be overlooked that our parks must have adequate funding to operate, maintain and protect these national treasures. Park friends groups, such as the Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, help build a community of support by raising funds and

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The BeltLine, the 22-mile loop connecting our city, was the graduate thesis of Ryan Gravel in 1999 while a graduate student at Georgia Tech. Now he says that he is “living the dream.” His idea of the BeltLine is coming to life. As we celebrate Earth Day this month, I sat down with Ryan at his office in Ponce City Market to talk about his recent projects, the future and striking that balance between nature and urban life.

We have a long way to go. And, how it gets built really matters. People need to remain vigilant and make sure that it happens in the best possible way. And that everybody is included in that. That’s one piece, is to remind people of that and tell that story. The other that I really wanted to say is that I have a unique view of the project. I get to travel a lot and share our story abroad, all over the country and increasingly

internationally. And the world is watching us. This is part of a much larger story. These projects like the BeltLine are in every city I go to. But the BeltLine is definitely a leader. It’s big geographically. It’s broad programmatically. We’ve made a lot of progress. It’s doing what we said it’s going to do. And so it’s important that we locally think of it in those kinds of terms that the world is watching. If we saw the importance of it in terms of a larger national story, that maybe we’d find some other revenue sources to build it faster.

Ryan Gravel Congratulations on your book, “Where We Want to Live,” which came out last month. For those not living in Atlanta or too young to remember as the BeltLine was becoming a reality, this is a good history. What are your goals with publishing this book? I wanted to do two things. One is I wanted to share the story of the BeltLine for people, especially young people. I believe very strongly that the only reason we’re building the BeltLine is because the people of Atlanta fell in love with it. And they made it happen. They empowered and even obligated the city leadership to put the nuts and bolts together to make the project come to life. Otherwise, it’s just too hard. It created a political context in support of a very expensive and enormous political undertaking. And, that’s why we’re doing it. Because people love it and they wanted it. Our movement was in 2001-2004. That’s when we built that base of the support and obviously the support has grown since then, too. That was the beginning where people really felt a sense of ownership and authorship of the project. That idea itself expanded beyond what we ever could have imagined. And so that sense of ownership was really clear at the time, but today – if you’re 25 now, you weren’t even a teenager at the time, so you weren’t paying attention. It’s important going ahead that people still feel that sense of ownership so that we make sure we get the best version of the BeltLine, the best outcome. We are in the very early stages of implementation. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

This month you are the keynote speaker at EarthShare of Georgia’s Earth Day Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, April 14, with an audience of environmental, business and other community leaders. Attendees will be part of a discussion focused on the event’s theme of land conservation, including green space, urban agriculture and sustainable building. How do you think these conversations could inspire attendees to collaborate and create results for a more sustainable environment for Georgia? If anything, the BeltLine story proves that we can accomplish more together than we can individually. And, part of the appeal of the BeltLine is that it has meaning and value for lots of different people who have lots of different perspectives and different interests. You can like it for the trail, you can like it for the transit, you can like it for the parks, you can like it for the economic development, community revitalization, health, art. There are all these different layers of reasons you can love it. And the reason why it is so broad in that way is because there were a lot of people at the table and that the vision was basically built around a table. I call it a table of ideas. And people get to share what they’re doing and see their interests align in strategic ways that actually supports each other Continued on page 14

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A Q&A WITH BELTLINE VISIONARY RYAN GRAVEL Continued from page 13 and makes the larger outcome better. In the early days with the BeltLine and the movement, we would have meetings when there was nobody really in charge of the BeltLine at that time. But, we had these monthly discussions and we would just share what each of us was doing individually. It not only set the framework for an expanded vision for the project, but also the organizational relationships that would carry it out. That type of table collaboration is essential to accomplishing big things. What does it feel like walking or riding your bike on the BeltLine? Is it becoming what you envisioned? Yeah, it’s better than I ever imagined. I use it everyday. I ride my bike six minutes to get to work. I live on Krog Street and I work at Ponce City Market. My ulterior motive really was always to create the kind of life that I want and

there are no complaints. I’m living the dream. This is what I always wanted. We do have a long way to go to finish it. I wrecked my bike a couple of weeks ago and today was the first day I could ride again. It proved a point that not everyone can ride bikes and that transit is really important if the BeltLine is going to be for everybody. So, if you’re injured, physically disabled or just too young or too old or carrying a load or it’s raining… there are lots of reasons why the trail isn’t always the answer. But, if we’re going to generate all this growth and change, then we’re really going to need the transit, otherwise we’re going to be just stuck in traffic. It’s important that we make steps in that way. It’s happening. It’s coming, for sure. What could be another transformative project for the city? Are the streetcars transformative? In that the same way we think of the

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BeltLine very broadly, in all of those terms, not just as a transportation project, but also as an economic development project as a community revitalization project, as an art project or health project, that we should think of our entire infrastructure in that way. And I think that if we did, that we would do things a little bit differently. And, you can see us building big, expensive infrastructure projects all over the region and none of them really have that level of detail and they’re not inclusive of people sort of outside of cars. And, there’s really very little discussion around the impact of those projects on our lives in terms of affordability, equity, development or anything like that. I’d love to have that conversation around everything. I think it would change the kind of projects that we build. So, when you look at the streetcar network, we need to have that conversation around the development of streetcar, for MARTA expansion. We need that conversation because it’s critical, it’s essential for the success of transit. But, frankly it’s also critical to the success of roads and highways, and we should be having the same conversation around the new highway interchanges and the other projects that we’re spending billions of dollars on. Mayor Kasim Reed announced that you will lead the Atlanta City Design Project. What does this appointment mean to you and what are your goals? I’m super excited. It’s a dream job. We know that the city is going to grow significantly. The city of Atlanta is only a 10th of the regional population that

is going to take on a larger percentage of the share than it has historically because the future is really wanting a more urban trans-oriented, compact, walkable lifestyle than it did before. We’re targeting a number right now; we’re working on that. We’re going to grow from half a million to probably a 1.2-1.5 million in the next 20 years. As we do, we want to make sure that Atlanta becomes more of what Atlanta is and not some other place that we don’t like or recognize. So the idea with the City Design is to ask people and ourselves: what Atlanta is; what are the physical characteristics that make it special. And, then embed those in the decisions we make about the city so that, as we grow, we become more of what we are. That’s a thing like the tree canopy, which is an invaluable resource not only from an environmental standpoint but also from an identity standpoint for the city. Often it’s in conflict with development. We know we want to grow and we need urbanization, but that tension and that balance between nature and city life is not only critical to figure out, but that’s the beauty. The beauty is in that sort of balance so that we can live lives that are both walkable and urban, but also have access to nature, fresh air and biodiversity. The idea is to strike that balance. Ryan Gravel is the keynote speaker at the EarthShare of Georgia Earth Day Leadership Breakfast on April 14 at the Stave Room at American Spirit Works. The 21st Annual Earth Day Party on the Rooftop at Ponce City Market is April 21. To purchase tickets and for more information about the Earth Day events, visit EarthShareGA.org.

CITY OF ATLANTA ENCOURAGES RESIDENT RECYCLING Reduce, reuse, recycle. Those are what three sides of the chasing arrows logo found on every recyclable item represent. That logo informs the consumer that the item is recyclable where allowed. Recycling is just portion of the larger effort that goes into saving our natural resources. The big picture approach includes a fourth R; refuse, as in, refuse to accept single-use items. Bring a reusable shopping bag and refuse the single-use plastic bag. Bring a travel mug for beverages, and refuse a single-use coffee cup, wrapper and lid. Up to 52 billion paper coffee cups per year are used once, then thrown away. Due to health regulations, the cups must be made almost entirely of virgin – not previously used – paper.

The city of Atlanta accepts the following recyclables curbside: cardboard, carton board, paper, glass, plastics #1-5 & 7, metal cans and juice cartons. All recycling should be clean and dry, and placed loosely in the bin, not bagged. Lids and caps should be removed and placed with recycling bins. The city of Atlanta hosts Recycle Day at 850 Oak St., SW, 30310. This event is held the third Saturday of each month, except in December, between 9 a.m. to noon. Acceptable items include: paper for shredding, clothing, tires, #6 polystyrene, electronics and all items accepted curbside. For more information, visit atlantaga.gov/recycling. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m


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Residents, officials disagree on how to fix park’s floods, spills By Joe Earle and Collin Kelley Some city officials and Buckhead residents are prescribing widely divergent fixes for flooding and sewage overflow problems in Atlanta Memorial Park. City watershed management officials say they plan to spend about $400,000 over the next three to nine months to raise five manholes on a sewer line through the park. They also seek to speed up plans and soon do more than $30 million in other repairs, including repairing and lining a 90-inch pipe that was installed in 1910 and now runs beneath the park. “We have accelerated the work on the Peachtree [Creek] watershed,” Watershed Management Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina told members of the City Council’s utilities committee meeting at City Hall on March 9, the day after Mayor Kasim Reed, other city officials and residents of the area toured the Buckhead park to discuss the flooding and sewer leaks. Raising the manholes by about 2 feet should keep water from flowing into the sewer line and causing future sewage leaks

like those reported during heavy rains in December, Macrina said. City watershed employees also said they are asking parks officials to consider moving a playground in the park out of the flood plain. “Our work is not done,” Macrina told the committee. “We have reduced the number of spills. The main problem in Memorial Park is spills.” But residents and at least one council member seemed to think the city’s plans didn’t go far enough. Resident Justin Wiedeman, an engineer who studied the city’s system, told committee members that ending sewage flooding in the Peachtree Creek basin could require a large relief tunnel or finding ways of taking more stormwater out of the system. “Unfortunately,” he said, “this is something that would cost a lot of money to fix.” City Councilwoman Mary Norwood questioned why the city shouldn’t install a new underground storage system, similar to the one built in the Nancy Creek watershed, that could hold overflows during heavy rains. “Why wouldn’t we do the relief

tunnel?” she asked. “With Nancy Creek, we decided to go deep and do a relief tunnel. … Why wouldn’t we put a similar system for Peachtree [Creek]? Why wouldn’t we do a long-term fix for Peachtree Creek.” Macrina said the two areas weren’t comparable. “It is a very different situation than Nancy Creek,” she said. “You can’t use the same solution. … We don’t want to spend between $500 million and COLLIN KELLEY $2 billion on a storage Resident Justin Wiedeman presents his study of park flooding to system where it would not the board of the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods. be effective.” Norwood told the “I’ve asked Watershed Management to Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods at its give us a 30-year solution,” Adrean said. “I March 10 meeting that she was frustrated keep hearing ideas for repairs, but what we and was “heated” about the lack of need is modeling for a 30-year solution.” answers at the utilities committee meeting Adrean acknowledged the lawsuit that went on for more than three hours. brought by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Dist. 8 City Councilmember Yolanda and its founder Sally Bethea in 1995 that Adrean said she was also pressing for more forced Atlanta to sign a consent decree answers and a long-term solution. promising to fix its sewers and remove

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Piedmont Heights Piedmont Heights adopted the motto “Small Town in the Big City” last year to cement the work the community has been doing since 2007 to position itself for future growth and opportunities. The Piedmont Heights Civic Association organized the Greater Piedmont Heights neighborhood coalition, which includes five adjoining communities, for better planning purposes, and the Greater Piedmont Heights master plan won an Urban Design Commission Award. More than 100 businesses provide shopping, dining, goods and services to Piedmont Heights. It’s a far cry from when the area was settled in 1822 and was called Council Bluff. For more information, visit PiedmontHeights.org.

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2 Two Minit Car Wash The locals call it the Gorilla Car Wash, thanks to the big, mechanical gorilla that swivels and rotates along Piedmont Road. Folks stop just to have their photo made with him, but be sure to get your car washed, too.

MILE MARKER Morningside Mile raises funds for fire station The 6th annual Morningside Mile is set for Sunday, April 17, from noon to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the restoration of historic Virginia-Highland Fire Station 19, and the continuing campaign to raise funds for the landmark and its firefighters. The 1-mile race kicks off in Virginia-Highland on the corner of Lanier Boulevard and Virginia Avenue, and will conclude in Morningside at Doc Chey’s Noodle House, which hosts the yearly fundraiser. The runners will be greeted at the finish line with a fun-filled block party featuring music, food from Doc Chey’s, and a noodle eating contest with prizes ranging from $25 gift cards for children and $100 for adults. Runners will receive either a complimentary SweetWater beer or a sweet treat from Alon’s Bakery with race number. Registration is open through Thursday, April 14, or 1,000 runners, whichever comes first. “Fire Station 19 is one of our neighborhood’s most historic and beloved treasures,” says Doc Chey’s owner Rich Chey. “We aim to bring the community together to not only enjoy the company but also give back to an organization that has done so much for

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Located on Highland Avenue in the heart of the neighborhood, Fire Station 19 has been a city landmark for more than 90 years and is the city’s oldest fire house. Based on its age, Station 19 was on the city of Atlanta’s replacement list for 2016. Thanks to grassroots support of Morningside Mile and other local efforts, the station is no longer

on the chopping block, but renovations cannot begin until all fundraising goals are met. To date, nearly $80,000 has been raised with an additional $220,000 necessary to keep Station 19 operating in a safe and efficient manner for another 50 years. A neighborhood committee featuring architects, historians, preservationists, contractors and community leaders have come together to lead the charge. For more information and to register, visit morningsidemile.com.

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Health Briefs Visiting Nurse Health System will hold its 25th annual BIG-TO-DO on April 24 at Zoo Atlanta. The event benefits the organization’s Pediatric Hospice Program, which is the only nonprofit pediatric program in the state of Georgia. For more information, visit bigtodo.org. Registration is now underway for the Atlanta Women’s Foundation second annual Yogathon on May 21 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chastain Horse Park. This day of yoga will focus on raising support and awareness for programs that benefit the 320,000 metro Atlanta women and girls living in poverty. In this twist on a traditional walk or run fundraiser, 500-700 participants will roll out their mats in the morning under an open air, covered arena for opening remarks by internationally known yoga teacher Seane Corn, followed by nine of Atlanta’s top yoga instructors leading an energizing day of yoga. The event will conclude with a keynote speech from Corn about the links between yoga and social change. Individual tickets for the event are $81. To learn more or register as a participant, visit atlantawomen.org. Dr. Naima Lewis will be leading a unique yoga/ fitness program called Shaping Shades of Gray for active seniors, healthcare Yogathon providers and yoga teachers. The program focuses on selfempowerment and rekindling vitality of the rapidly growing population of 55-75 year olds using age-specific exercises. Classes begin April 23 at Calvin Court Senior Center, 479 East Paces Ferry Rd. For more information, call 678-565-8800. The Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is now registering walkers for the annual Great Strides fundraiser on May 21 at 8 a.m. at Georgia Tech. In addition to the 5K walk there will also be children’s activities, food and festivities. For more information, visit greatstrides.cff.org.

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Mayor Kasim Reed BeltTour, a new iPhone app, has been launched for the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine. The location-aware app offers audio tours of points of interest along the1.5 mile route from Piedmont Park to the Old Fourth Ward. The audio tour features local artists like muralist Kyle Brooks, artist Dan Hagerty (aka King Ping) Tiny Doors ATL director Karen Anderson and Greg Levine from Trees Atlanta. Visit BeltTour.com for more.

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HISTORY REPEATING A look back at Atlanta’s History

The iconic Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. The John Portman-designed hotel officially opened on Feb. 27, 1976 and was, at the time, the tallest hotel in the world. The futuristic, glass-clad cylinder towered over Downtown for years and quickly became a tourist destination in itself. Visitors zoomed up 73 floors in the exterior glass elevator to the revolving Sun Dial restaurant and bar or marveled at the now long-gone lobby lagoon. The hotel was damaged in the 2008 tornado that swept across the city with many of its windows being blown out. In 2014, the hotel underwent a $70 million renovation to make it ready for its next 40 years.

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TimmyDaddy By Tim Sullivan People are shocked when I tell them that my wife Kristen is actually older than me. Shocked! Granted, this is untrue by a couple years but mostly it is because she’s been using this Rodan and Fields skin care regimen and looks amazing. But when she said she was thinking of joining the team and selling the products, too, I winced a little. There’s a short but embarrassing chapter from my college days that has to do with skin care products and multi-level marketing. So let’s just keep this between you and me, OK? I had a high school friend named Fred who was a year ahead of me at Boston College. So when I and another friend from high school, Arun, enrolled at BC we were lucky to have Fred around to take us to things like off-campus parties that typically excluded freshman nerds. Fred was gregarious and popular, and had a way of elevating the most mundane aspects of college life into something spectacular. ‘You gotta see this! Look how neatly Dave folds his laundry. It’s incredible!’ So when Fred started selling a product called NU SKIN and thought that it would be a great opportunity for me and Arun as well, we agreed to listen. Fred bubbled over with the same excitement he had the first time he took me to Nick’s Beef and Beer House. He

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so Arun and I agreed to purchase the starter kits. I probably should have thought it through some more. I practiced my spiel, figuring I could start with neighbors. “Hello, Mrs. Kornfeld. Again, I’m really sorry my friend parked his car in your pachysandra bed Saturday night. Now, let’s talk about those pesky crow’s feet around your eyes.” I just wasn’t sure it was a good fit for me. That and my buddies Schulzie and Huge ripped me mercilessly for it. I was too uncomfortable to make an actual sales call so I didn’t even sell a stick of lip balm. Kristen, however, is faring very well with Rodan and Fields. For starters, it’s a waaay better name than NU SKIN, but unlike 19-year-old me, she actually has a confident command of the product line. And in the age of the Internet, it seems a whole lot less shady too. She’ll post something to Facebook and her phone starts buzzing with messages from potential customers. If I had that kind of technology maybe Mrs. Kornfeld would have blown her retirement fund on moisturizer? So far Kristen is wisely reinvesting her profits into brunch items to keep the customers happy throughout the pitch. I don’t know how much they attribute to NU SKIN but both Arun and Fred have gone on to do very well. I think Arun is one of those guys that starts businesses and then sells them for lots of money so he can travel the world and compete in triathlons. Fred has his own law firm that may or may not be entitled to 20 cents of every dollar I’ve ever made. Hopefully Kristen will make up for the 25 years I’ve squandered by not building my own pyramid. She’s identified the male gender as a largely untapped market demographic so I’m back in the business as her Chief Product Tester! This is fortunate because with all of the biscotti I’ve eaten this past month, I’ll need some good skin care products. Tim Sullivan grew up in a large family in the Northeast and now lives with his small family in Oakhurst. He can be reached at tim@sullivanfinerugs.com.

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IN Business

RETAIL | MONEY & FINANCE | DEVELOPMENT

CHOOSEATL

Business initiative makes a splash at SXSW

Shanti Das talks with hop-hop star Killer Mike in the ChooseATL House at SXSW.

Tom Luse, left, and Michael Satrazemis, center, from “The Walking Dead.”

R. City performs at the ChooseATL House. 32 April 2016 | INtown

Yik Yak founders Brooks Buffington, left, and Tyler Droll, center, speak on the journey of their company. ChooseATL, a regional initiative focused on attracting and retaining top talent to grow the economy, made a splash at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas this week. “With more than 300 recording studios, 60 music venues and 30 annual festivals, Atlanta’s music scene has launched hundreds of artists from all genres,” said Kate Atwood, vice president of the ChooseATL initiative, on the music focus of the event. The Speakeasy bar in downtown Austin was transformed into the ChooseATL House for two days to present up-and-coming artists like Kick the Robot, R. City and Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics as well as a talk with hip-hop star Killer Mike. The city’s booming film industry was part of the mix with talks from the makers of “The Walking Dead,” while the tech sector was showcased with a discussion by the founders of social media service Yik Yak. For more about ChooseATL, visit chooseatl.com.

Mayor Kasim Reed

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Women Entrepreneurs Initiative selects inaugural class

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as a technologically-advanced backdrop Fifteen women entrepreneurs will to Atlanta’s emerging and existing comprise the inaugural class of the entrepreneurs. Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. “Announcing the 15 women selected The group of women, selected through for the inaugural WEI class is an a rigorous competitive process in the important step forward in strengthening fall of 2015, will have the opportunity our city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem,” to operate their small businesses in an said Mayor Kasim Reed during last incubator environment, with designated month’s State of the City address. “This workspace, for 15 months. initiative will assist women who aspire to The 15 women-owned businesses entrepreneurial excellence by providing are: Lynn Lilly, CraftBox Girls; Melanie Rhodes, MelanCo. Enterprises/DSS them with the resources they need to Experts; Samantha Hodgkins, SparkFire grow a successful business. With the Active LLC; Joanna Douglas, Parketing; help of Microsoft and other partners, Dawn Belisle, Delights by Dawn; Jeannell these women entrepreneurs will receive Darden, Cococurls; Jennifer Bluemling, mentorship, business coaching and access Borrowed By Design; Sherry Popovic, to technology and office space at no cost cME compete; Cicely Gay, Amplifiers to them.” Inc.; Logan Williams, Rapid Parking Along with providing space, WEI Solutions; Adrienne Brown, Adrienne will provide seasoned mentors and J. Media; Tiffany Ray, Generation consultants, technology resources via Infocus, Monica Hooks, m-oracle; Sheila Microsoft, and post-incubation support Woodhouse, DoxMed; and Tonya Hicks, to reinforce business longevity and success once back in the community. Women Do Everything. The businesses are all for-profit, Applications for the next class of and represent information and entrepreneurs will be available in early communication technology, product2017. For more information about the based retail, digital media and marketing, program, visit weiatlanta.com. education and training, beauty and healthcare, transportation technology, and food and beverage service. WEI will be housed on the 11th floor of the Downtown’s iconic Flatiron Building – the city’s oldest standing skyscraper. The 40,000-squarefoot landmark will be a unique collaborative The inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative class. space and serve A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

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SKY HIGH Renovations, runway coming to Hartsfield-Jackson A $6 billion, 20-year capital plan to revamp and expand Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was officially announced in March. The capital plan, named ATLNext, will feature substantial renovations to the Domestic Terminal (atrium, ticketing area and a dramatic new canopy), a sixth runway, new cargo structures, a new 400-room hotel with travel plaza and a new concourse.

Renderings of upgrades to the Domestic Terminal were unveiled during last month’s inaugural State of the Airport address. Above is the main atrium and at left is the new ticketing area. Below is a new canopy that will cover the pick up and drop off area outside the terminal.

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After more than four years of restoration, Ponce City Market in the Old Fourth Ward is set to unveil its final a phase – The Roof. One of the building’s original freight elevators will whisk visitors to the rooftop where they will find an 18-hole miniature golf course, boardwalk-style games, a slide built into the iconic marquee facing North Avenue and food vendors. Officially opening to the public mid-2016, The Roof at Ponce City Market pays homage to the Ponce de Leon amusement park, often referred to as the “Coney Island of the South,” which was originally built on the site where the mixed-use development currently resides. Those attending the April 3 Putt! Putt! Putt! fundraiser for the Kyle Korver Foundation, which works to end the poverty cycle, will get their first look at The Roof and a chance to play a round of miniature golf along with food and entertainment. For tickets and information, visit putt-putt-putt.com. For more about Ponce City Market, visit poncecitymarket.com.

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Business Briefs

A rendering of The Standard at Technology Square in Midtown.

The Midtown Development Review Committee is reviewing two major, mixed-use projects that will be located at Technology Square. Georgia Tech’s High Performance Computing Center mixed-use development consists of three buildings: a 21-story, 620,000-squarefoot office tower; a three-story, 100,000square-foot data center; and the existing facade of the historic Crum & Forster building, which will be transformed into a restaurant space. Located on the east side of Spring Street, between Armstead Place and 4th Street, the project will also have 46,500 square feet of streetlevel retail and 600 parking spaces. The Standard, a proposed mixed-use student housing development by Landmark Properties and Selig Enterprises, would sit on the southwest corner of Spring Street and 4th Street. The 19-story project would include 280 furnished residential units for students and 11,200 square feet of street-level commercial space, including a Starbucks. Parking would be located in a 10-story precast parking deck that is wrapped with residential units on the streetfronting façades. Downtown’s iconic Candler Building will be transformed into a Curio hotel, a luxury brand from Hilton. The former office building will have 265 guest rooms, a restaurant and bar. Built in 1906, the Candler Building was Atlanta’s first steel skyscraper. It was developed by Coca-Cola’s Asa Candler, and at 17 stories tall, was one of the tallest buildings in the city. The hotel is set to open in late 2017.

SRS Real Estate Partners (SRS) has announced the first retail tenant for the 675 N. Highland mixed-used development in Poncey-Highland. Trashy Diva will have two storefronts at the project, a 1,600-square-foot dress boutique and 1,500-square-foot lingerie boutique. Both shops are scheduled to open in summer of 2016. Trashy Diva, a boutique women’s clothing store providing vintage and retro-inspired clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories and lingerie, has five locations in New Orleans. This will be their first location in Atlanta. Owner/designer

The 3,595-square-foot shop has classics like T-shirts, blazers, jeans, dresses and more, for any season. Also recently opened at the development: luxury clothing brand Tom Ford and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Gallery. Expected to open in April and May are NARS Cosmetics, fitness center Flywheel, men’s clothier Lindberg and athletic apparel brand Kit & Ace. Zone of Light Studio, 1202 Zonolite Road, now has 9,200 square feet of space for meetings, creative space for an auction or parties. The warehouse is equipped with a kitchen, a large art

with Acuity Brands that will employ outdoor LED lighting systems to monitor parking lot vehicle counts and occupancy data to facilitate the efficient management of traffic and parking at Lenox Square in Buckhead. The second phase of the program will focus on using the occupancy data to create a parking app to help customers visiting the mall. Atlanta-based Set Free at Sea is offering an alternative to scattered cremated ashes of loved ones called “Ashes to Corals.” The company sculpts ashes into coral reefs that are then placed for marine life to thrive on. For more information, visit setfreeatsea.com. Jarod and Keith Stentiford recently purchased the Mr. Appliance of Greater Atlanta franchise. The company provides fullservice appliance service and repair to both commercial and residential clients. For more information, visit MrAppliance.com/GreaterAtlanta.

Trashy Diva is the first retail tenant signed at the mixed-use 675 N. Highland project.

and rising fashion star, Candice Gwinn, is an Atlanta native. More retailers are expected to be announced soon. Now you can get a massage as easy as ordering a ride from Uber. Atlantabased Zeel is a “massageon-demand” app for your smartphone that launched in March. Zeel therapists are available seven days a week, 365 days a year, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and can be booked anywhere from an hour to a month in advance. All therapists are licensed, background checked, experienced and vetted inperson.

The historic Candler Building will become a Curio hotel.

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A rendering of the Georgia Tech High Performance Computer Center.

COS opened its first Atlanta store at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The store offers clothing for men, women and children.

and meeting room, a board game room and an 1,800-square-foot black light room along with over 4,000 square feet of open space for a big event. The industrial space has a touch of whimsy from the chandeliers draped in feathers and baubles, to the jukebox in the corner or the lounge couch for 15. For more information, visit zoneoflight.studio.

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) recently awarded Split with the FinTech Innovation of the Year Award. Split allows restaurant and bar customers to pay for their food and drink directly from the phone, instantly split the check among friends and order takeout food. The app is available for iPhone and Android. For more information, visit payandsplit.com.

Children’s shoe store Sprong has moved from Pharr Road to 3716 Roswell Road in Buckhead, doubling the space of the previous storefront. Call 404-846-8506 or visit sprongshoes.com for more information. Simon announced that it is conducting a pilot program in conjunction

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The Studio ARTS & CULTURE

Drawn to Success

Local comic book shops continue to thrive in digital age

Zano Ludgood heads the comics department at Criminal Records.

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Criminal Records in Little Five Points and My Parents’ Basement in Avondale Estates. Criminal Records, a staple of Little Five Points since 1991, is a laid-back shop that carries an extensive selection of records, CDs and comics. Zano Ludgood, who heads up the comics department at Criminal, works at a small counter stacked high with comics that overflow into boxes on the floor and a nearby table. Posters and artwork plaster the walls, music plays over the sound system, and shelves are lined with products as far as the eye can see. Ludgood has been working at Criminal for more than nine years, and is, as would be expected, a lifelong fan of comic books and comic culture. “I don’t even have a first memory of comics,” he said. As a young man growing up in Acworth, he frequented Dr. No’s in Marietta, a comic shop established way back in 1977. When he later moved to Downtown Atlanta, he came across Criminal Records, and he quickly became a

regular at the shop. “I started working here because I shopped here a lot,” he laughed. “When I found Criminal it was kinda like, ‘OK, this is my shop. When you shop for comics that’s a kinda big deal – finding a shop that’s a good fit for you.” Indeed, the following at Criminal is almost cult-esque in their fervor for all things comic and vinyl. The subscriber list that numbers around 250 members is a solid endorsement for the lasting appeal of the shop. Being on the list as a subscriber means that the shop will pull and hold your desired new releases as they become available, and qualifies you for a discount. Criminal Records hosts regular events that encourage the community to come out, meet one another and discuss comic books. The shop currently has three clubs: one that features a different graphic novel every month, another called the #1 club that features the top single issues from the previous month, and an all-ladies club. You CONTINUED ON PAGE 40

By Isadora Pennington Vinyl records are making a big comeback. Cassettes still have that “mix tape” nostalgia. The death of printed books was greatly exaggerated. While the way we listen to music and read stories continues to change and evolve, the affinity for comic books and graphic novels has not faded over time. In fact, it would appear that as the average fan grows older, they often rediscover their passions for the comics that they grew up reading. There’s something that’s special about seeing and holding a physical, printed comic, something that just can’t be replicated with e-readers and tablets. This month I was able to meet with the folks who run two popular comic spots –

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may even have a celebrity encounter in the store if you’re lucky, as Steven Yeun from “The Walking Dead,” comedian David Cross and actor Sasha Baron Cohen have all been spotted perusing the aisles. In addition to popular titles, Criminal also stocks small-scale and indie publications. Ludgood is thoughtful about the display and manner of presentation for these underdogs of the comic world, and by putting the independent works on the same display as the bigger name, he hopes to encourage sales of work by local artists. “For someone who maybe has only ever heard of Marvel or DC, it puts them on an equal footing subconsciously; that way I can easily recommend it to them,” Ludgood said. On the other side of town, My Parents’ Basement co-owners Dave DeFeo, Tim Ensor and Lawson Wright have built

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with boxes upon boxes of comic books in storage. “His comics, coincidentally, had just been sitting in his parent’s basement,” DeFeo laughed. “And they said, ‘If you guys come and get them, you can have them.’ So we went and picked up 110 long boxes of comics, about 25,000 comics altogether.” My Parents’ Basement began as an eBay store, and Lawson Wright was in charge of it. He found himself constantly on his phone and said he “giggled” at how successful they were just as an online entity. It wasn’t a quick transition from online to brick-and-mortar for the trio, however, and they spent three long years at pop-up shops and focusing on the web store as they built their brand and put together a business plan. Once the physical shop opened, My Parents’ Basement was embraced by the community, who made it a mission to support local and indie works. However, it’s not only members of the

something a bit different. The restaurant/comic shop/bar concept opened last summer in the building that was once James Joyce Pub. The space features a woodpaneled bar, internal dining space, an expansive and covered patio with two fireplaces, and of course, shelves packed with comic books. Die-hard comic Bins full of comic books at Criminal Records. fans can revel in their selection of classics and new releases, and parents can immediate community that frequent the bring their kids to enjoy a meal and a drink barstools of My Parents’ Basement; the shop while little ones tinker on the row of freehas also brought in some high-profile guests. to-play arcade games. “There’s this whole scene of ‘nerd bars’ popping “The real thing that got us started is me up,” Ensor said, noting that the fanbase for and Tim both worked at Leon’s [restaurant] comics and graphic novels is mostly comprised together,” said Dave DeFeo. “He came in one of adults these days, as having expendable morning and said, ‘Man, I had this crazy income is a must for making fun purchases like dream last night. We owned a comic book comics and collectibles. store, and there was a bar in it. It was called While their extensive comic book ‘My Parents’ Basement’ and it was awesome!’” selection, recurring nerd trivia, and DeFeo agreed, and shortly after that community events are enough to garner fateful conversation, a friend of Ensor’s some initial interest, the shop didn’t hold from high school announced that his comic back on developing a menu to keep their fans book store had gone under and he was left coming back for more. Guests can enjoy bar food like Lawson’s nachos, a rotating selection of vegan/vegetarian options and handmade hot pockets. Top those dishes off with a full bar and an array of 32 locally sourced taps, including two craft sodas and one iced coffee. Criminal Records, 1154 Euclid Ave. NE, (404) 215-9511 or criminalatl.com. My Parents’ Basement is located at 22 N. Avondale Road. Find out more at myparentsbasementcbcb. com or (404) 292-4607. Classic arcade games at My Parents’ Basement. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m


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The 80th annual event will take place April 8 -10 in Piedmont Park. Hundreds of artisans will be on hand along with live music, a kid’s village, food and more. The Backyard Barbecue & Brews will be Saturday and Sunday, featuring ‘que, stew and beer from local restaurants and vendors. Also returning this year is the International Village with cultural performances from around the globe. The annual Disc Dogs Southern Nationals, a 5K Race, Eco-Village and the Atlanta High School Art exhibition will also be part of the festival. For full details on all the weekend’s activities, visit dogwood.org.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza The Artsapalooza will be held April 16 – 17 along Lake Forest Drive between Mount Vernon Highway and Hammond Drive. The event includes a children’s play area, local musicians and interactive art stations, plus up to 150 arts and crafts participants in every discipline. Visit sandyspringsartsapalooza.com for more.

Sweetwater 420 Festival The annual music and beer festival returns to Downtown’s Centennial Olympic Park on April 22 - 24. This year’s music line-up includes Kid Rock, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Bastille, Ludacris, Disco Biscuits, Cypress Hill, The Roots, AWOL Nation and many more. The 420 Disco line-up includes

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By Martha Nodar A desire to enrich children’s understanding of different art techniques motivated two employees of the High Museum to come up with the idea of showing the work of renowned children’s picture book writer and illustrator Eric Carle, the creator of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Virginia Shearer and Ginia Sweeney are co-managing curators of the High’s current exhibit: “I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle,” running from April 2 to Jan. 8, 2017. “Art is empowering,” Shearer said. “Picture books are a great way to introduce children to art.” A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

Spanning decades, the exhibit consists of more than 80 original handpainted illustrations made out of a collage of pieces of paper that Carle would prepare ahead of time to use as needed. These delicate and priceless illustrations have been specifically loaned to the High by Carle’s own museum – the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts. “Each page is a work of art,” Shearer added. Influenced by Picasso and Matisse, and considered by many a collage connoisseur, Carle grasps what children want to read – simple stories with simple words told in colorful pictures. Originating from a French expression, the word collage means to glue together. A collage is a form of creative process that may include utilizing and recycling different materials that may otherwise be discarded. The museum will hold the “Eric Carle Family Funday” on April 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is free with the price of museum admission. Another Eric Carle-themed activity, planned by the High for the summer, includes a collaboration between the High and the Alliance Theatre for the presentation of “Pancakes, Pancakes!” a musical adaptation of Carle’s book by the same title. For more information, visit high.org.

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ART IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Reynoldstown and Cabbagetown have become haven for artists shown in exhibitions at MOCA-GA, Swan Coach House, Beep Beep Gallery, MINT Gallery, Gallery 72. I’ve done murals with Forward Warrior, Living Walls, the Atlanta Beltline, W Hotels in Midtown and Buckhead, Bantam + Biddy, 1 Kept Restaurant, Yoga Collective and more. I also designed a label Joshua Raye Stephens’ mural details at Lang Carson Park. for Orpheus Brewing’s Sykophantes beer. Currently, I’m teaching a public art class for high schoolers at Isadora Pennington

Wylie at Tennelle in Cabbagetown and an underpass in Piedmont Park off Westchester Road. Follow Freeman at mollyrosefreeman.com, and on Twitter and Instagram @mollyrosefree.

Peter Lalor Ferrari Cabbagetown

I’ve lived in Cabbagetown on and off for five years and my medium is paint – mostly acrylic and spray. I’ve been making art since I was about 5. I’ve shown work at Kai Lin, Faye Gold, ABV, Beep Beep, Nelson St. and a few others. I’m the founder of Forward Warrior, an annual mural arts event in Cabbagetown. We paint the big wall along Wylie once a year. I’m a big believer in arts as activism, and I’m hoping to get more involved with nonprofits and socially beneficial projects in the future. I’ve done a few murals around town. Most notably, the

Joshua Raye Stephens at Lang Carson Park, standing in front of his mural, currently in progress.

By Isadora Pennington Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown share some common ground on the south side of the CSX rail line, bordering one another at Pearl Street. The area first saw development back in the 1860s when the Georgia Railroad began attracting freed slaves and rail workers to the area, while the Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill (now converted into trendy lofts) employed hundreds of laborers. Row upon row of small houses, quaint and utilitarian, were built, and the area soon blossomed into a vibrant community. The decline of the railroad industry in the 1950s, and later the closure of the mill in 1977, led to a distinct downturn for the area, but artists began flocking there looking for inexpensive homes and space to work. A sudden influx of artists in the 1980s, including the immensely popular photographer Panorama Ray, quickly transformed the area into an artlover’s paradise. CSX also contributed to the art scene in these two post-industrial communities thanks to the building of bridges and walls. Krog Street Tunnel has become internationally known for its graffitied walls and appearances in countless music videos and fashion shoots. The high retaining walls that run along Wylie Street have also blossomed into the perfect canvas for giant murals. The walls have not always been regulated, but many are now managed by a group called the Wallkeepers Committee of the Cabbagetown Neighborhood Improvement Association, and have most recently served as a home for the Forward Warrior festival in 2015, a live painting event that provided wall space to a number of hand-selected artists, all curated by local artist Peter Ferrari. Sometimes you need a few neglected walls, a dark tunnel and a bit of anarchy to bring new life to a neglected neighborhood. Living in these communities is like being in the middle of a living, breathing art gallery. We talked to some of the artists who call these neighborhoods home.

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Joshua Ray Stephens Reynoldstown

I’ve lived here for around three years, but I’ve been making art longer than I can remember. I’ve shown my work nationally and internationally (California, Georgia, Michigan, New Peter Ferrari mural on Wylie near Estoria. York, Italy, Japan, Singapore and more). I did a mural for Living Walls 13, participated in Free Comic Book Day at Criminal Records and exhibited work at Octane. Right now, I have a large mural in progress at Lang Carson Park in Reynoldstown and books available at Criminal Records and Oxford Comics, with hopefully more on the way. Follow Stephens on Instagram @jehosephatsunrays and visit thursdaycity.com.

Peter Ferrari in front of one of his pieces along Wylie.

the New School and making a new body of work at my studio in the B Complex. You can see the large mural pieces I’ve done in an underpass at Whitefoord and DeKalb Avenue, Memorial Drive near Boulevard (on the Livery building),

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“Cabbagetown” mural with Sam Parker at the corner of Krog and Wylie, and the underside of Collier Road bridge in Tanyard Creek Park. Follow Ferrari on Instagram and Twitter @peterferrariart.

Molly Rose Freeman and Travis Smith collaborated for this mural on Wylie as part of the 2015 Forward Warrior festival.

Molly Rose Freeman Reynoldstown

I’ve been making art for fun since I was a kid, professionally for about six years. My mediums are painting, drawing, cut-paper and installation. I’ve

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Molly Rose Freeman in front of her mural at a private residence on Memorial between Boulevard and Berean Avenue.

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IN THE OPEN AIR Painters will converge on Olmsted Park for annual event

Painters take over Olmsted Linear Park at last year’s Plein Air Invitational.

The second annual Olmsted Plein Air Invitational returns to Olmsted Linear Park in Druid Hills from April 25 to May 1. Plein air painters produce art from life “in the open air,” (as opposed to in the studio). Master artists from across the United States and internationally are invited by a selection jury to compete for The Olmsted Award and a generous purse. This year, 36 highly recognized artists will paint at locations around Atlanta, including the Atlanta History Center, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Garden and Piedmont Park, then culminating in Olmsted Linear Park. The resulting THE

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original works of art will be on display as the jury chooses winners. Programming for this year’s event also includes demonstrations, workshops, exhibits, lectures, a Maypole Celebration, plein air-inspired poetry readings and more. The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Paint Quick is open to any artist with $20 and ambition on May Day. For two hours participants will paint original work in Olmsted Linear Park. The Quick Paint event culminates in an outdoor exhibition and sale. For details about invited artists and a schedule of events, visit olmstedpleinair.com.

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LIGHT IT UP One night only art event coming to Oakland Cemetery On April 16, Historic Oakland Foundation’s Arts at Oakland program returns for one evening only with Illumine: Art and Light in the Gardens. The cemetery’s Victorian-era gardens will transform into an outdoor gallery aglow with light installations made by artist and gardener Cooper Sanchez, as well as a trio of local artists. The twilight tour begins at the cemetery’s main gate and is a self-guided jaunt through the gardens. Sanchez’s light boxes and backlit molds use pressed plants, beeswax, cyanotype prints, drawings and glass to reflect the architecture, botanicals and history of Atlanta’s oldest municipal burial ground. The tour culminates at Oakland Cemetery’s recently erected Beaumont Allen Greenhouse, which will serve as a pop-up gallery featuring works from Macon-based painter Charles Ladson; Elizabeth Ingram, Design Director of Chef Ford Fry’s restaurants; and filmmaker Steve Bransford.

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Designing Women Live: OnStage Atlanta’s “Designing Women Live #10” episodes include “Big Haas and Little Falsie” and “The Candidate.” April 1 through 10. $25 to $28. onstageatlanta.com

The Light In The Piazza: Themes of sacrifice, destiny and the effervescence of first love ripple through this lush period musical performed by Theatrical Outfit. Starts April 14. $20 to $50. theatricaloutfit.org

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The New South: The aim of this exhibit at Kai Lin Art is to bring attention to the hub of artistic activity currently happening in the South, and to celebrate the largely versatile and exciting medium of paper. Opens April 8. Free. kailinart.com Talking Drum: Visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights to see this exhibit by Fahamu Pecou that showcases the intersection of black popular culture and social justice. Daily. $10 to $15. civilandhumanrights.org Fashion in Good Taste: The elegant and historic Swan House provides a unique backdrop to this fashion exhibition showcasing examples from the extensive textile collection of the Atlanta History Center. Opens April 7. $11 to $16.50. atlantahistorycenter.com

Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story: As BeBe and CeCe Winans encounter fame, fortune, and even a young Whitney Houston, BeBe must learn to balance his desire for success with his true calling in this show by Alliance Theatre. Starts April 13. $20 to $68. alliancetheatre.org Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project: In this play at Synchronicity Theatre, playwright Lee Nowell explores conflicts surrounding the Troy Davis case through the diverse experiences of her characters. Starts April 8. $23 to $38. synchrotheatre.com Tracy Morgan - Picking Up The Pieces Tour: Multi-talented comedian Tracy Morgan is back at it, and the audience for this show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre can look forward to him doing what he does best: making people laugh. April 30. $35 to $55. cobbenergycentre.com Beauty & The Beast: Center for Puppetry Arts presents this fun and funky adaptation of the classic tale in which trash is turned into treasure and true love

Reciprocity: This exhibition by Atlanta-based South African artist Erika Hibbert includes selected works from three different series on view at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Monday through Saturday. $5. callanwolde.org

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Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & the Goblin: Take the family on an incredible adventure into the kingdom of the goblins where a young heroine must call upon friends, family and her own courage to perform a daring rescue in this performance by Atlanta Ballet. April 15 through 17. $20 to $127. atlantaballet.com A Night with Janis Joplin: This show at the Fox Theatre is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences. April 17. $35.50 to $76. foxtheatre.org Bill Cain’s Equivocation: In this show by Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Shagspeare and his actors are confronted with a moral dilemma when they are commissioned to write the “true historie” of a 1605 terrorist plot and discover a coverup by the King. Starts April 23. $15 to $39. shakespearetavern.com Ragtime: Set in turn-of-the-century New York, the stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold in this performance at the Cobb Energy Centre. April 23 and 24. $41 to $61. cobbenergycentre.com Serial Black Face: Set in 1979 amid the Atlanta Child Murders, Actor’s Express presents this story of a single mother coping with the disappearance of her young son and struggling to move on with her teenage daughter when a handsome stranger enters her life. April 2 through 24. $20 to $40. actorsexpress.com

Negative Space in Handmade Paper: Picturing the Void: A collection of 19 compelling artworks by 22 artists, this portfolio on view at Robert C. Williams Paper Museum investigates an intriguing concept: Negative Space. Monday through Friday. Free. ipst.gatech.edu/amp To Pass through and Be Gone: Works from Private Collection of William Arnett: Visit Hammonds House Museum to see this exhibit of works by vernacular artists. Wednesday through Sunday. $5. hammondshouse.org

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Poliça: An offshoot of Minneapolis, Minnesota’s prolific Gayngs collective, electro-pop outfit Poliça features singer Channy Leaneagh and producer Ryan Olson as

Emory Dance Company Spring Concert: Under the direction of George Staib, student choreographers create new group works showcased in this dance performance at Emory. April 14-16. $6 to $10. dance.emory.edu SweetWater 420 Festival: Sponsored by SweetWater Brewing Company, this threeday event features bands from all around the country, tons of vendors and delicious food at Centennial Olympic Park. April 22 through 24. $89 to $138. sweetwater420fest.com Sex With Strangers: Presented by Horizon Theatre, this sensuous and provocative comedy about fame, cyber identity and big ambition asks: what would you do, and who would you become, to get what you want? April 1 through 24. $15 to $35. horizontheatre.com Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: Celebrating 40 years as an international dance sensation, this all-male troupe blends humor with athletic artistry in this performance at the Ferst Center filled with parody and virtuosic technique. April 9 and 10. $22 to $46. arts.gatech.edu/ferstcenter KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities: Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him in this Cirque du Soleil show at Atlantic Station. Tuesday through Sunday. $35 to $295. cirquedusoleil.com.

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One minute, she was explaining why it was important to plant sunflowers near the fence (for support), shorter pollinators like zinnias in the front (they need more sun) and in the next breath, she was encouraging club members, brothers Tate and Reid Rosbotto, not to give up in their task of repairing the tiller. “Also, one of the more rewarding results of the project is teaching the kids about the importance of community partnerships to make all this happen,” Rouse said. Love is Love Farm in Decatur is fermenting recently harvested cauliflower for tacos for one school event. The Preserving Place in West Midtown will help can tomatoes from the school garden for cafeteria lunches in the fall. Chef Linton Hopkins will be bringing cooking demonstrations to schools, and he named CPF as his charity of choice this year. Bang Tran has been working with young APS gardeners for FoodCorp, a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. He and garden clubbers from Maynard Jackson recently cooked up eggs and bright green spinach from their garden for Burgess-Peterson Elementary School students on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. “These students have made so much progress and the excitement is growing,” Tran said of the Garden-ToCafeteria program. “With Captain Planet’s classroom curriculum kits, tastings and infrastructure is now in place with a few of the schools, the movement is viable.” Rouse says Sodexo wants more meal participation in schools, and this program is one way to make that happen. “We took spinach from the garden to D.H. Stanton Elementary School for a taste test. Of the 262 kids who ate the raw spinach, only seven said they didn’t like it, and most had never even tried fresh spinach!” Bang Tran, left, with MJHS Garden Club members. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m


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The annual Green Market at Piedmont Market opened mid-March, and continues every Saturday through Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the 12th Street gate. More than 40 vendors, including local farmers, bakers, sauce makers, crafters, chef demonstrations, canning workshops, live music and history tours of the park. Information: piedmontpark.org.

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market The market reopened on March 31 and continues through mid-December on Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. at 561 Flat Shoals Ave. You’ll find fresh produce, locally made food and products, chef demos and much more throughout the season. Information: farmeav.com.

Morningside Farmers Market Open year-round, this neighborhood market at 1393 N. Highland Ave. has been a Saturday morning favorite for more than 20 years. Check out organic produce, freshly prepared foods, baked goods, artisan crafts, flowers and more. Market hours are 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Information: morningsidemarket.com.

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Decatur Farmers Market Held on the front lawn of the First Baptist Church of Decatur at the corner of Commerce and Clairemont, the market is open 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays through December, and on Saturdays starting April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week. cfmatl. org/Decatur.

Westside Farmers Market Located at Westside Provision District at 14th Street and Howell Mill Road, the market opens April 10 and will be held Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking is available in the WPD parking garage. cfmatl.org/westside.

Ponce City Farmers Market on the BeltLine Debuting May 3, this market will be located directly on the BeltLine at “the Shed,” a location easily accessible by the popular pedestrian and bike path, along with nearby car parking. The market will be held seasonally on Tuesday evenings, and will host urban farmers, artisanal food makers and pop-up chefs. Check cfmatl.org/ pcfmbeltline for updates and details.

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Artisanal Reserve varieties will also be available to capture the season. These will range from a selection infused with Cascade Hops, ginger and habanero peppers, and other bold ingredients. The Cidery tasting room hours will be Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday from noon until 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The entire facility will accommodate approximately 300 people and is designed for cider tastings, tours and special events. For more information, visit urbantreecidery.com.

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LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF A LANDMARK First residents move into O4W’s Water Tower Stacks By Collin Kelley The water tower at the corner of Irwin Street and Auburn Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward is a landmark. Built in 1906 to store water for the cotton mill next door (which is now known as the mixed-use Studioplex), the concrete cylinder rises 100 feet in the air, casting a historic shadow over this bustling neighborhood. The tower also has new neighbors – a row of townhomes called, appropriately enough, the Water Tower Stacks. When Epic Development first announced plans to build a row of a dozen townhomes literally underneath the historic water tower, concern rippled through the O4W. The water tower and its surrounding green space have long been a gathering spot for events, dog walking, picnics, Frisbee playing and photo shoots. What would

happen when homes were built on the tower’s western perimeter? Surprisingly, in a city full of pedestrian and uninspired developments, the Water Tower Stacks are actually cool – inside and out. The water tower keeps its place of prominence rather than being overpowered by the townhomes. The modern, four-story brownstone style (the units have elevators and stairs) fits organically onto the property, and the view of the tower from the expansive windows in each home keeps the icon front and center. And the other big plus: the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail is, basically, just across the street. In mid-March, after a year of construction, the first residents began moving into their townhomes. When INtown interviewed the three homeowners, they were still arranging (and buying) furniture and figuring out where to hang photos and artwork. But they were all already excited about their neighborhood and in awe of the property and its history.

Susan and David Levy The Levys downsized from East Cobb after their children left the nest. “We weren’t looking at this area,” Susan recalled. “Some of our friends moved down here and invited us for dinner. We loved the positive vibe, the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and the BeltLine. The Levys have been enjoying walking to Ponce City Market for shopping and dinner, and all the way to Piedmont Park on the BeltLine.

Bunny and Bob Lenhard The Lenhards lived in Sandy Springs for 37 years, but grew bored of suburbia. “We were always coming to the city for shopping and dining, and I’d always wanted to move Intown,” Bunny said. The Lenhards said moving into the modern, contemporary townhome was a bit of a shock after living in a traditional home, but they’ve already fallen in love with the windows and light. The rooftop patio also offers a stunning view of the Downtown and Midtown skyline. They also love being able to walk “everywhere,” including Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market. Bunny is also an avid runner and enjoys the flat expanse of the BeltLine trail.

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Fred and Donna Duncan The Duncans moved from Dunwoody a decade ago to another up-and-coming community, Glenwood Park, before buying their new townhome. “We fell in love with the BeltLine because we like to ride our bikes and with the neighborhood itself,” Donna said. They’ve also been enjoying Irwin Street Market, dining at Rathbun’s Steak and Serpas Restaurant -- all outside their front door. “The windows are amazing,” Fred commented. “We love watching all the activity outside and knowing it’s right at our doorstep.”

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OPEN HOUSES Annual home and garden tours bloom around Intown

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If you want to explore interiors and exteriors of some of Intown’s most beautiful homes, there are a number of tours coming up in April and May. Here’s a round up.

Junior League of DeKalb Tour of Kitchens The annual Tour of Kitchens will be held April 23 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The self-guided tour will feature functional designs from CSI Kitchen & Bath, Home ReBuilders and Splice Design, as well as the historic Mary Gay House in Decatur,

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A stop on the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour.

with a patio remodel by Steve Brewer Landscaping. There will also be culinary demonstrations by chefs Farm Burger, Revival, The Marlay House and more. Proceeds from the Tour of Kitchens support the Junior League’s mission to provide leadership training, resources and support to empower women to create change in the community. Tickets to the tour are $15 at jldekalb.org/tok.

Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens The Druid Hills Civic Association hosts the 48th annual event April 22-24, which features the theme “History Happens Here.” This year’s tour features six homes, a garden, plant sale, artist’s market, live music and the Patch Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk and Tot Trot. The tour events take place Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased in advance on the website at druidhillstour.org. Proceeds from the tour and events benefit the Druid Hills neighborhood, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Inman Park Tour of Homes The 2016 Tour Of Homes is part of the annual Inman Park Festival on April 29-30 and May 1. The tour will

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feature 10 homes and points of interest in the community. Homes featured this year include an American Foursquare, Victorians, lofts, bungalows and Inman Park United Methodist Church. Advance tickets are $15 at inmanparkfestival.org or $20 at the sales booth located at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Elizabeth Street during the festival. Tour hours are noon to 4 p.m. on Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

One of the homes on Inman Park Tour of Homes.

A loft on the Inman Park Tour of Homes.

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour Celebrate Mother’s Day by exploring 10 breathtaking gardens featured on this annual tour, Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8. Benefiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the tour spotlights private home gardens in metro Atlanta, including Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Midtown. Featuring a range of styles and sizes – from tranquil woodland settings to intimate urban oases, the professionally designed to “gardener’s gardens” – the event will delight both green thumbs and the “garden curious” alike. Tickets for the self-guided tour, held rain or shine each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at atlantabg. org, at the Garden, and at select area retailers. They are $28 in advance (Garden member $22) and $35 on days of the tour, and are valid both days. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m


Real Estate Briefs Atlanta development company JPX Works has released new renderings for its new condo tower at Peachtree Battle. The 21-story building at 2520 Peachtree Road will be called Emerson. The tower’s unique design is an homage to Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous “Fallingwater,” with cascading levels of glass and outdoor terraces. There will be 44 homes in the building with up to three homes per floor, each serviced by a private elevator. The fan-shaped building allows for unit combinations up to 7,200 square feet. JPX Works is expected to open an Emerson sales gallery at ADAC West in Peachtree Hills in May, with groundbreaking anticipated this fall. Burma Weller and Kevin McCarthy of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty will lead residential sales for the project. Curbed Atlanta reports that work has begun on a 38-story tower at the corner of 14th and Spring streets that should be the tallest addition to Midtown’s skyline since the recession. The 22 14th St. project by Florida-based The Related Group will be called Spring Midtown, with 390 apartments and ground-level retail, including Whole Foods with pub, microbrewery, cooking school and a variety of food venues. Condominiums at The Residences at The Mandarin Oriental Atlanta in Buckhead are approaching a complete sellout. Because of this demand, the owners have decided to repurpose four floors of the

building that were originally earmarked for expansion of the five-star hotel and instead build-out seven additional luxury condos for The Residences. The homes, which are now under construction, will be released later this spring. Like all of the luxury condominium homes atop the hotel, they will be equipped with high-end amenities such as Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, 360-degree views of the Atlanta skyline and secure biometric keyless entry. The new Residences will feature floorplans unique to the building. KORA Real Estate Group’s Karen Rodriguez is the exclusive listing broker at The Residences. Avenue Realty has announced that father and son team Jim and Justin Walsh of Walsh Design are creating new homes along or near the Atlanta BeltLine. Upcoming projects include two large attached homes under construction in Reynoldstown at 1083 Hardee Street, which feature four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. These farmhouse style homes are adjacent to the Reynoldstown MARTA station and within walking distance to Little Five Points, the BeltLine and Edgewood Retail District. Walsh Design is also building five homes in the minimal farmhouse style at 219 South Howard Avenue. These four bedroom, three-bath homes sit on lots that are 250 to 300 feet deep and are two blocks south

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of Kirkwood Village. All three new builds in Grant Park feature classic exteriors and modern farmhouse interiors. The home at 654 Woodward Avenue has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths and is walkable to the Memorial Commercial Corridor.

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907 Boulevard has four bedrooms, three baths and a detached two-car garage. For more information, contact Shane Little with Avenue Realty at 404-861-2701. To learn more about Walsh Design, visit walshdesignatl.com. Internationally renowned garden designer Louis Benech traveled from Paris to Atlanta to present his new book “Louis Benech: Twelve French Gardens,” at an illustrated lecture for the French Heritage Society. At an elegant Fête des Jardins luncheon, sponsored by Travis Reed of Harry Norman, Realtors, French Heritage Society Chairman Suzy Wasserman greeted Francophiles and garden enthusiasts. Louis Benech showed scenes of gardens he has created or re-fashioned, including at the Château de Villandry, the Palace of Versailles, the Château de Chaumont in the Loire Valley and the Tuileries Gardens in Paris.

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