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Contents Our mission: Published monthly since 1994, Atlanta INtown provides its readers with hyperlocal news and information that helps foster a sense of community in a dynamic urban setting. Live, work and play—we cover everything that makes our city home.

CONTACT US Editorial Collin Kelley INtown Editor collin@atlantaintownpaper.com (404) 917-2200, ext. 102 Contributors Sydia Bell, Ann Taylor Boutwell, Kathy Dean, Melody L. Harclerode, Art Huckabee, Colin Potts, Clare S. Richie, Tim Sullivan

IN the Neighborhood

Atlanta Streetcar ............................................................ 4 MLS Soccer .................................................................. 5 The Gulch ..................................................................... 6 English Avenue Park ...................................................... 7 May Primary ........................ 8 Making A Difference ........... 10 Neighborhood Snapshot ..... 11 Local 5K Races .................. 12 Health Briefs ...................... 14 School Briefs...................... 15 Public Safety Briefs ............ 16 Pets ................................... 18 TimmyDaddy ...................... 19 A Look Back ................................................................ 20

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Floataway Community ........ 22 Worthmore Jewelers .......... 23 Business Briefs .................. 24

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May Festivals................. 28 Wizard World ................. 29 Alliane Tony Gala ........... 30 Atlanta PlanIt ................. 32 Landmark Lunch ............ 33

News You Can Eat

Intown’s Best Breakfast ............................................... 34 Seven Lamps Review................................................... 36 Quick Bites .................................................................. 37

Home & Real Estate

N. Georgia Homes ................. 38 Modern Home Tour ................ 40 Flats at PCM ......................... 41 Perspectives in Architecture ... 42 Before & After ....................... 44 Real Estate Briefs .................. 45 Shutze Awards ...................... 46

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Green Lane Project ...................................................... 26 Eco-Briefs ................................................................... 27

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The joys of breakfast and ‘brinner’ That’s my plate of bacon and eggs featured on this month’s cover. I went over to Radial Café on a Friday morning last month to meet friends and the food was plated so nicely, I knew it would make for a great photo. What I love about Radial is that you can get breakfast for lunch and dinner. Yes, I’m one of those people who love “brinner,” and will happily order pancakes and other breakfast goodies for my evening meal. When I put out the call via social media for readers to share their favorite breakfast spots for this month’s feature, I loved how many people were tweeting and emailing us. And how passionate they were about their favorite menu items at each restaurant. I live next door to Highland Bakery, so that’s another of my go-to spots and the original Flying Biscuit in Candler Park is still a great place for brunch. Here’s what I’m on the hunt for personally, so I encourage all of you to email or send a tweet about where to find good scrambled eggs. I am partial to the light, fluffy, slightly runny, “soft scrambled” style that I always find in the UK. I always tell the waiter I want soft scrambled, but Radial is usually the only place that gets it right. I’m also partial to “floppy” bacon. I’ve had a running debate with several American and UK friends about how overly-crisp bacon saps all the flavor out. My UK friends agree; my American

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friends are grossed out because, to them, “floppy” equals raw. That is SO not true – it’s just slightly raw. As a native Georgian, this is an almost sacrilegious admission: I prefer Cream of Wheat to grits. I know, I know… run me out of town on a rail. Is there any breakfast spot in Atlanta serving up Cream of Wheat? Let me know! If your favorite breakfast spot didn’t make our list on Page 34, be sure to visit AtlantaINtownPaper.com, our Facebook page or tweet us at @ATLINtownPaper and tell readers where to go for their next morning meal. Be sure to use #ATLBestBreakfast as your hashtag. Happy Eating!

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IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURES, NEWS & EVENTS

Atlanta Streetcars will begin rolling tests this month By Collin Kelley INtown Editor While the new Atlanta Streetcar won’t be in operation until the summer, you’ll start seeing the big blue carriages along the route this month as the testing phase begins. The city had hoped the streetcars would be operational by Memorial Day weekend, but construction and weather delays as well as cost overruns have pushed the opening back to an unspecified date in the summer. With track now embedded along the entire 2.7-mile line, which runs from Centennial Olympic Park to the King Center along Edgewood and Auburn avenues, crews are now completing the overhead wiring that will provide electricity to the streetcars and building the station platforms. According to Sharon Gavin, communications director for the Atlanta Streetcar, the city has two streetcars stored at the Edgewood maintenance facility and is scheduled to take possession of two more this month. “We’ll begin testing the rails once all four streetcars are in,” Gavin said. She said the city is federally mandated to test the streetcars for a certain number of hours. The testing will begin by towing

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the streetcars along the tracks to check for clearance, visibility and that the overhead connections are working along the route. “Residents and visitors will see the cars on the tracks mostly at night as the testing and training of drivers progresses,” Gavin said. “This will give people the chance to get used to having them on the streets.” She said there will be a learning curve for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists on how to navigate the streets where the streetcar is running. Educational brochures and a video will soon be available to offer tips and guidelines. Each streetcar will have seating for 60 plus plenty of standing room so that each car can carry up to 200 people. There will be four designated wheelchair spaces on each car and people will be allowed to brings bikes onboard. There will be 12 stops on the route: Carnegie at Spring, Peachtree Center, Woodruff Park, Auburn at Piedmont, Dobbs Plaza, King Historic District, Edgewood at Hilliard, Sweet Auburn Market, Hurt Park, Park Place, Luckie at Cone and Centennial Olympic Park. Riders will be able to climb aboard the streetcars for free for the first three months, then fares will be $1

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Four Atlanta Streetcars will begin making appearances on the 2.7-miles of track in Downtown this month as testing and training gets underway. Above, one of the streetcars at the maintenance shed (courtesy of Gene Phillips Photography). At left and below, street signs alerting motorists and pedestirans of the streetcar tracks and stations have started popping up around the route. Photos courtesy of the Atlanta Streetcar.

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per ride or $3 for an all-day pass. There are also ongoing discussions with the city about fare structures for monthly passes, visitors, conventioneers and students. Gavin said pop-up shops selected for the route will begin opening in June. Some of the shops will include vintage home furnishings from City Issue, music and comics from Criminal Records, pop-

up experts The Indie Craft Experience, Just Add Honey Tea Company, jewelry and gifts from Modern Tribe and interior decorating from Nandina Designs. On June 21 there will be 5K race called Run the Rails that follows the streetcar route through Downtown. Keep an eye on streetcar.atlantaga.gov for registration information and other updates about the streetcar project.

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By Collin Kelley INtown Editor Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have made it official: Atlanta will be the home of a Major League Soccer franchise beginning in 2017. It will be the 22nd team in the MLS. Blank said work on getting the team to Atlanta had been ongoing for more than a decade. “This is an exciting day for the city, state, region and for my family,” Blank said. “We think Atlanta is a natural fit for Major League Soccer Courtesy CBS46 and has a special fan base.” Arthur Blank, left and MLS Commissioner Don Garber shook Blank also said that hands as the new Atlanta franchise was formally announced. fans would help choose the team’s name, logo and colors. Garber said Atlanta has been on MLS’s radar for many years. “The youth market is one of the largest in the nation and will be a hot bed to drive our great national team,” Garber said. The commissioner also said the new stadium will be one of the best in the world and that new technology will be used to create a more intimate space for games. Garber also said season tickets will be on sale soon. To keep up with new team, visit mlsatlanta2017.com. 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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Filling The Gulch Since there seems to be little interest in turning The Gulch – a 120-acre collection of parking lots, viaducts and railways in Downtown – into a multimodal passenger terminal, the Atlanta Hawks want to turn the space adjacent to Philips Arena into a sports entertainment complex for fans. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Hawks are in the preliminary stages of “reimagining” Philips Arena and the The Gulch. The entertainment complex might include some kind of NBA fan experience, hotel or a casino. There was plenty of buzz about the multimodal project in March when a Georgia Department of Transportationcommissioned video of what the terminal might look like was leaked online. It’s since been removed, but you can see a screencap accompanying this article. The video showed high-speed rail, MARTA, bus services and an expanded Atlanta Streetcar all converging on the terminal with its soaring European design. Like Underground Atlanta, The Gulch was created as bridges and viaducts were created to cross the train tracks in Downtown causing the elevation of street level.  –Collin Kelley

Above, the ultra-modern design of the multimodal passenger terminal originally planned for The Gulch was showcased in a leaked video produced by the Georgia Department of Transportation. At right, this Google image shows The Gulch today, which is mostly used for parking. The Hawks want to turn the space into an entertainment complex for fans.

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Ground broken for new English Avenue park Nearly 200 volunteers turned out last month for the groundbreaking for Lindsay Street Park, the first for the English Avenue neighborhood. Volunteers from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation rolled up their sleeves and cleared brush, debris, and invasive species on the future park site. Later this spring, neighborhood residents will begin construction on the park. Besides having a new greenspace in the community, the project will have measurable economic impacts for residents throughout its construction and management, including workforce training, temporary jobs, and a creek that no longer spills sewage into nearby streets and homes. The park will feature a playground, children’s garden, a trail along Proctor Creek and rain gardens. Funded in part by a grant from Blank Foundation as part of its mission to help rebuild and preserve communities near the new Falcons stadium, The Conservation Fund acquired an assemblage of six properties in English Avenue to create the park.

Courtesy Arthur Blank Foundation More than 200 volunteers from the Arthur Blank Foundation descended on the future site of Lindsey Street Park in the English Avenue neighborhood last month for a grounds and creek clean-up day.

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mix, which will probably lead to a runoff in July. Similarly, the race for State School Superintendent is overflowing with nine Republicans and six Democrats. To see sample ballots and polling places for Fulton County, visit fultoncountyga.gov. For DeKalb County, visit dekalbcountyga.gov.

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Students become teachers at Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta By Clare S. Richie When Linda Goode began taking classes at Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta (LVA), she read at the first grade level. Even though she dropped out of school as a girl to care for her younger siblings, Goode always valued education. She volunteered at her daughter’s school and proudly put her daughter through college. Two years ago she decided, “It’s my time now to get my education. I want to read, get my GED, and go to college.” Thanks to LVA, Goode now reads at the 3rd grade level, has learned basic computer skills, and started teaching other adult students. Jeffery Linzy came to LVA to strengthen skills critical to completing his GED. While growing up, he was ignored or put down when he asked for help in school or at home, so he stopped asking. As an adult, he was “tired of

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feeling less than.” With LVA’s support and encouragement, “I was ready to prove I could make something of myself,” Linzy said. Now he is a positive influence to other adult learners. LVA uses a student-centered approach to enable adult learners, like Goode and Linzy, to reach their personal literacy goals. Put simply, LVA meets students where they are. The nonprofit matches adult students who read below the 5th/6th grade level into free classes or with oneon-one tutors staffed by trained volunteers. Thirtythree classes per week at LVA’s Decatur office or the Decatur Recreation Center cover reading, spelling, writing, math, and entrylevel computer skills. LVA also offers English and citizenship classes. With more than 800,000 adults in metro Atlanta who read below the 5th grade level, it’s no surprise that LVA always has more students than volunteer tutors and teachers. To address that gap, LVA started a student mentor program in January led by advanced students. Goode and Linzy agreed to serve as the first mentors. “Linda [Goode] is a natural born teacher,” Board President Linda Mote said. “She talks to her students like adults, leads by example, and takes the time needed to foster learning. Two years ago, Linda didn’t know how to write a check. Now she shows her class.” “When I was asked to teach, it lifted my spirits and gave me confidence. I’m giving back,” Goode explained. It all starts with adults who have the courage to ask for help and volunteers dedicated to teaching them. “After 18 years, I’m here because I taught James to read and saw how much it changed his life,” Mote said. “We see that everyday at LVA.” For more about LVA or to become a tutor, classroom teacher, assistant or donor, visit lvama.org. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m


NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT: KIRKWOOD For this month’s snapshot, we’re featuring the photography of Colin Potts, a resident of Kirkwood and Georgia Tech’s vice provost for undergraduate education. Potts’ photos capture the people, places and spirit of the historic neighborhood, which was formally established in 1899. Kirkwood became a thriving farming community in 1827, and is also the location where the Battle of Atlanta began during the Civil War in 1864. For many years, Kirkwood was a municipality with its own mayor and city council and became a streetcar suburb when tracks were laid to the neighborhood from Downtown Atlanta. The current renaissance of Kirkwood began in the late 90s, with homeowners snapping up the Victorian and Craftsman bungalows. The neighborhood’s main street, Hosea L. Williams Drive, is now home to shops and some of Intown’s favorite restaurants like Le Petite Marche and The Pullman. Over on Memorial Drive, Ann’s Snackbar is internationally famous after its “Ghetto Burger” was named the best in the country by the Wall Street Journal. With an active neighborhood and business associations, plentiful greenspaces and fun festival scene (see details about the upcoming Kirkwood Spring Fling on Page 28), Kirkwood continues to thrive.

Celebrating 20 Years INTown Photos by Colin Potts Clockwise from top right: Visitors to the Kirkwood Wine Stroll sing karaoke at the Kirkwood Car Wash; The Pullman is open and serving up great pub food and beer; Marchet Sparks’s Le Petit Marche is doing so well that she just moved the restaurant to a bigger space in the village; Stuart Brady, businessman, consultant and owner of Kirkwood Car Wash; crowds enjoy the arts and crafts at the Kirkwood Spring Fling; the Kirkwood Security Patrol offers information and cupcakes during the Spring Fling; downtown Kirkwood during the Wine Stroll.

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MAKE A RUN FOR IT If you’re looking for an excuse to get off the couch this spring, these upcoming 5K runs might be just the ticket. Whether you’re running to stay fit or to help a local charity, there are plenty of events to choose from in May. Stache Dash 5K is May 3 at 9 a.m. through the streets of Buckhead to benefit the One Love Generation, a non-profit organization that empowers youth to inspire positive local change through art, service and awareness. Grab a sombrero, put on a mustache and head over to Tin Lizzy’s – the start and finish line for the event – for this annual Cinco de Mayo race. onelovestachedash.com. Beat the Street for Little Feet 5K is May 3 at 8 a.m. in the Oakhurst neighborhood in Decatur and will benefit the Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool. Find out more and register at

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Put on your superhero costume and head over to Piedmont Park on May 10 for the SuperCon Fun Run. The event will benefit the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation to prevent bullying. supercon5k.com.

Salute to Our Troops 5K in Chastain Park on May 24 at 8 a.m. will benefit the Charity Benevolent Fund. mycbfund.org.

The Brookhaven Bolt 5K is May 17 at 8 a.m. in Brookhaven. All of the proceeds are donated directly to

The Zombie Run is more about thrills and chills than improving your overall time. There will be two races on May 24: a daytime event that will be a 3.1 run with obstacles as man-eating zombies chase you. That night, Black Ops will feature a run through a burning, apocalyptic landscape with even more zombies. thezombierun.com. Midtown Race for MAC is May 31at 8:30 a.m. in Piedmont Park to benefit the Midtown Assistance Center. midtownassistancectr.org. To find more runs and races in your area, visit Active.com.

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Health & Wellness Briefs The Hearts with Hope Gala is May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. The event raises funds for Partnership Against Domestic Violence. There will be a silent and live auction, dinner and entertainment. For more information and tickets, visit padv.org/events/2014-hearts-with-hope.

including: The Georgia Ballet, Lewis Elementary School’s Morning Fitness program, Shiloh Elementary PTA Safe Play Area, Vaughan Elementary School Playground, Henry County Parks and Recreation Special Olympics, North Metro Miracle League’s Camp Collinswood, and Wheelchairs 4 Kids. For more information, visit ResurgensFoundation.com.

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital has been named one of the best hospitals in the nation for hip and knee replacements by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).The CMS study evaluated how often a hospital’s patients were readmitted within 30 days of discharge and also looked at how often patients suffered a serious complication after the operation, such as a blood clot, infection, problem with the artificial joint or death. Following a soft opening at the end of last year, Flöt Spa (flotspa.net) is now offering a full list of services and extended hours at 1045 Piedmont Ave. The spa is focused on providing relaxation and recovery, including sensory deprivation therapy via state of the art flotation pods. Massage therapy, Reiki, and skin care treatments are also available.

The 12th annual AIDS Vaccine Ride to benefit will be hosted May 17-18 by Action Cycling Atlanta. The event raises funds to benefit AIDS vaccine research at Emory University and local service organizations. The two-day event takes riders from Emory to Eatonton and back. For more information, visit ActionCycling.org.

The Resurgens Charitable Foundation recently reached a milestone in their philanthropic quest to give back to the metro Atlanta community by surpassing the $1 million donation mark. Funding has been distributed to organizations and projects that promote active and healthy lifestyles to people of all ages and ability levels. Several recent donations helped push the Foundation over the $1 million donation mark,

Atlanta Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation for heart failure patients. This marks the 8th year that Atlanta Medical Center has been recognized with a quality achievement award

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The Atlanta Board of Education voted unanimously last month to hire Dr. Meria Carstarphen, left, as the new superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. Carstarphen signed a three-year contract and will officially begin work on July 7. Since her announcement as the sole finalist for the job, Carstarphen has made numerous appearances at schools and around the city. She has nearly 20 years of experience in public education and is currently superintendent of the Austin Independent School District. The search committee noted that under Carstarphen’s leadership in Austin the graduation rate improved to an all-time high and the dropout rate decreased, SAT and ACT exam scores increased and attendance rates improved to 95 percent. She previously served as the superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools in Minnesota, and in accountability positions for public school systems in the District of Columbia and Columbus, Ohio. Carstarphen’s professional experience includes teaching at the middle school level, as well as elementary education in Spain and Venezuela. Heritage Preparatory School held a special History Day event in April with a women’s suffrage parade and an unveiling of the Statue of Liberty. The annual event celebrates an era in history, and this year’s focused on American history from 1820. Students and staff alike were encouraged to as a character in costume from the era.

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Pace Academy’s $32-million Aim High capital campaign for a new Upper School has exceeded $35 million. The school’s Board of Trustees has designated the additional funds for the construction of a stateof-the-art stadium and track at Pace Academy’s existing Athletics Complex, right. The stadium and track will complete the school’s original vision for the property, which it acquired in 2005. The stadium will be named Walsh Field in honor of Leigh and Tim Walsh, both members of Pace Academy’s Class of 1981. The Walsh family’s contribution to the Aim High campaign is the largest alumni capital gift in Pace Academy history. The Junior Achievement Discovery Center at the Georgia World Congress Center, which provides financial literacy and work readiness education to middle school students, is busy and thriving after opening a year ago. Recently, Jenner Wood, SunTrust Atlanta division president, and 30 other SunTrust employees taught students from Jean Childs Young Middle School about managing a household budget, using banking services, and making purchasing and investment decisions. Atlanta Public Schools educator Rita Simmons, right, who teaches at Cleveland Elementary School, is one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year. The finalists were chosen from a pool of 156 applicants who were selected as Teacher of the Year in their representative school districts. The applications were read by a panel of judges that included current and former classroom teachers, past Georgia Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, administrators, community leaders and others.

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Midtown Alliance has appointed Chris Leighty as Director of Public Safety. Leighty has 25 years of law enforcement experience, most recently as Chief of Police with the city of Morrow, and 22 years with the Atlanta Police Department. The Atlanta Police Foundation has released its annual crime report showing that the drop in crime in the city is more than double the national rate. Total crime dropped 30 percent in Atlanta from 2002-2012 compared to only 14 percent nationally. In 2013, there were 33,045 Part 1 crimes – a decrease of 3.6 percent from calendar year 2012 and a Chris Leighty decrease of more than 33 percent since 2002. Part 1 crimes include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft and arson. The full report is available at AtlantaPoliceFoundation.org. The Atlanta Police Department swore in 28 new officers in a ceremony on April 10. The officers completed 22 weeks of rigorous training at the Atlanta Police Academy, including classroom courses in constitutional law, local and state laws, policy and procedure, hands-on defensive tactics, arrest techniques and daily physical fitness. The officers are now taking part in 12 weeks of field training with veteran officers.

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Fulton County Juvenile Court’s S.M.A.R.T. Moves Chess and Mentoring Program received a $1,000 grant from the Atlanta chapter of the Awesome Foundation. The grant will be used to further S.M.A.R.T. Moves’ mission to provide activities, services and mentors to help young men prepare for the challenges of manhood and responsible fatherhood. S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for science, math, arts, reading and technology. Georgia Power has donated a 2013 Nissan Leaf Electric Car to the Atlanta Police Beltline Path Force.

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Andrews, NC 2BR/3.5 BA $799,000 Sky Harbour Trace: High above airport, solid cedar home with world class views. 5500’ runway below. Pool. 2+ acres. Anita Davis 828-361-1247 MLS # 231001

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Mineral Bluff, GA 4BR/3.5 BA $549,000 Mountain High Drive: Spectacular home with room for the gang! 3640 SF Lodge style cabin offers stunning panoramic views. Steven Cockburn 706-889-3188 MLS # 236327

Mineral Bluff, GA 3BR/3.5BA $469,900 Raven Ridge Circle: Amazing view of GA/ NC/TN. Decks, porches, 3 fireplaces. Three levels of perfection. 1.74 acres Carol & Lee Barbour 828-361-9713 MLS # 236569

Blue Ridge, GA 4BR/3.5 BA $448,800 Point of View: Turn Key! Luxurious cabin on 2+ acres. Excellent rental history. Spectacular Long Range Views. Mark Engledow 706-633-3988 MLS # 235654

Blairsville, GA 3 BR/4BA $445,000 Rileigh Ridge: Best mountain view in Union County. Incredible views from every room. Everything is top of the line. Linda Bowen-Hughes 706-897-2956 MLS # 231149

Mineral Bluff, GA 3BR/3BA $439,900 Mahoosec Trail: Extraordinary cabin on 2.97 acres. Turn key rental or furnished private home. Excellent rental history. Jackie Lumpkin 706-455-1830 MLS # 233289

Hiawassee, GA 3BR/2BA $399,900 Beech Cove Road: True LAKE CHATUGE Frontage - you own into the lake. Every room comes with a view. Great dock. Mary Lynn Durfee 706-835-7616 MLS # 233049

Blue Ridge, GA 3BR/2.5BA $399,700 Observation Lane: Rare opportunity. Exclusive club community of 4 homes. One level living on 6+ acres. Mountain views. Mark Reeves 706-455-2418 MLS # 236622

Ellijay, GA 3BR/3BA $365,000 Dover Highland Trail: Jaw dropping views. Quiet gated community offers estate size lots, paved roads, underground utilities. Irene Witt 706-889-2481 MLS # 236791

Blue Ridge, GA 4BR/3BA $369,000 Greenridge Road: Enjoy True Mountain Living in this Chalet Style, log-sided cabin, 3.7 acres & multiple mountain views! Donna O’Neal 770-356-9034 MLS # 231763

Blue Ridge, GA 3 BR/3BA $359,000 Pony Ghost Trail: Blue Ridge premier community Mountain Tops! Mountain View, paved roads, city water. Furnished. Mike Miller 706-851-4641 MLS # 236211

Ellijay, GA 3 BR/3.5BA $340,000 Lamar Place: Mountain & Carters Lake Views from every room. 3500 SF cabin with 3 levels of porches & decks. Christine Cleberg 706-972-9301 MLS # 236555

Mineral Bluff, GA 2BR/3 BA $300,000 Henderson Lane: Large, bright mountain cabin on 1.4 acres. All levels offer covered decks focused on year around views. Mary Ann Brown 706-633-8587 MLS # 236585

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Pet Briefs The annual Pet Cotillion to benefit Pets Are Loving Support (PALS) Atlanta will be held May 18 at Piedmont Bark on Amsterdam Avenue in Midtown. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Find out more at palsatlanta.org A Night of Stand-Up Comedy at Nancy G's Cafe, 4920 Roswell Road, will benefit PAWS Atlanta on May 24 at 8 p.m, There will be four hilarious comedians on hand to raise money and awareness for the goal of putting pets into loving homes. pawsatlanta. org. LifeLine Animal Project, the metro Atlanta nonprofit promoting lifesaving animal welfare solutions through its programs and management of Fulton and DeKalb County Animal Services, has named Anisa Telwar Kaicker, president and founder of Anisa International, Inc., as chair of the board of directors for 2014 and 2015. The organization is also pleased to announce the additions of Ashley Derrick, Amelia Fusaro and Lyza Sandgren to its board of directors.

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Barley and Me I did not have a dog growing up. I’d venture to say that with 10 kids in the house my parents felt there was a gracious amount of chaos already. Maybe that’s why, as an adult, I’ve never felt much of a pull towards getting a dog or any pet really. When Kristen and I lived in Cabbagetown, where canines are so beloved, we were conspicuously dog-less. Going out for a walk sans dog almost seemed suspicious. I’d imagine people rushing to post on the neighborhood listserv that they just spotted an adult male/curly hair/ mid 30’s/bouncing a tennis ball while walking through the park yet he had no dog…BOLO. I do like most dogs, but I can be particularly averse to dog hair and certain dog smells and I’m not anxious to add those attributes to the household ambience. Not to mention that feedings, two or three walks a day and trips to the vet will make our already hectic schedules feel like we’re trying to catch the deluge in a paper cup (Prize to the first reader to catch the lyrical reference). So imagine if you will what it has been like to, essentially, be a bystander in my own home as the dog ownership conversation between my wife and those crafty kids has steadily progressed. What started with “can we get a dog?” moved on to “if we get a dog…” to “when we get a dog…” without me offering as much as a peep. Sure, Kristen and I discussed it some in private and identified our hypothetical family pet. It would not be a puppy, maybe a two or three year old rescue dog. It would be medium in size. It would be great with kids and basically pretty chill. It couldn’t be too much of a shedder or a stinker or a barker. It should have only one eye.

Alright that last detail was tossed in after the fact, but Kristen’s sister, Kara, just up and adopted the exact dog we were hypothesizing about—Barley the oneeyed Lhasa Apso! He lost his other eye to surgery after an infection, but it just makes him that much more endearing. Kara lives nearby and brought him over to play one afternoon. Sure we fumbled over his name a good bit—Bailey, Barney, Charlie, Marley but he didn’t seem to mind. Everybody loved him, even me (a little bit). Soon after, Kara had to leave town for a week and asked if we could take care of Barley. It was a test run of sorts. I wanted to know how quickly the kids would be bored with a dog (didn’t happen) or how much of a burden the caretaking would be (not much). I braced myself for the indoor accidents and furniture damage and actually there was some of that. He scratched up a leather sofa in the basement and was so excited one day when I got home from work that he peed on my shoe. But those are the types of things my kids are capable of, too, so why hold Barley to a higher standard, right? Perhaps my views on dog ownership are evolving, but he had really not overstayed his welcome when Kara returned from her trip and took him home. I’m not weeping over here or anything, but it was pretty nice having the little guy around. At the same time, maybe he’s enjoying the quiet and calm of Kara’s house after a week of living at Grand Central Station? Hard to say, but I think he sort of enjoyed himself, running circles around the kids in the backyard, marking about 37 different spots on each walk, sleeping under Elliott’s bed. I should probably run this by Kara first, but what does everyone think of shared custody of a dog? Is that a thing? People do it successfully with children, can we do

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Young Harris, GA 3 BR/3BA $268,800 Pinecrest Road: Updated ranch close to lake, Young Harris College. Excellent condition. Garden full of flowers. Wellermina DeLong 706-896-3132 MLS # 228775

Robbinsville, NC 3BR/2BA $247,900 Walnut Lane: Home on 28+ acres – carport, deck, workshop, pad for 5th wheeler – much more…..excellent condition. Jack Shingler 866-835-8500 MLS # 227998

Ellijay, GA 3BR/2BA $244,900 Walnut Mountain Court: Incredible view of numerous waterfalls from 1,722 SF log sided cabin. Property has 5 lots, 2.6 acres. Marilyn Drake 706-669-5539 MLS # 231125

Cherry Log, GA 3BR/3BA $239,000 Taylor Ridge Road: Perfect 3 level cabin on mountain top. Near Blue Ridge and Ellijay for all outdoor activities. Louise Hudder 770-402-6081 MLS # 236106

Blue Ridge, GA 3BR/3BA $230,000 Mountain Peaks Road: Rustic Blue Ridge cabin on 3+ acres. Long range mountian view. Private wooded setting. Anne Williamson 706-633-9487 MLS # 236013

Blue Ridge, GA 2BR/2BA $224,900 Red Oak Drive: Bank Foreclosure in excellent condition. Great starter or retirement home. 4 level, private acres. Rita Gartner 770-331-4922 MLS # 234848

Blairsville, GA 3BR/3BA $179,000 Gibbs Road: Immaculate 2 Story country home near Lake Nottely. Tons of storage and extras. Seasonal Views. Ann Britton 706-897-1388 MLS # 235616

Blairsville, GA 2 BR/2BA $169,900 Fortenberry Creek: Enjoy Awesome long range views. Quality in every detail. Convenient to hiking, fishing, camping. Joan Shaw 706-994-8781 MLS # 234791

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A LOOK BACK

Marye and built by contractors Gude & Walker. With the opening of the terminal the Southern Railway announced the discontinuance of several flag stops, namely, Ponce de Leon, Walker’s Mill, Angier Springs, Fair Grounds (Piedmont Park) and Copenhill Park.

This Month in History

Ann Taylor Boutwell May 3, 1932: At Dearborn Station in Chicago, onlookers watched as handcuffed gangster Al Capone boarded the Dixie Express bound for the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. In 1931, a federal grand jury convicted him on income tax evasion. While in the Atlanta Pen, Capone manipulated prison guards for cell amenities such as a carpet, mirror, typewriter, personal bedding, radio and a set of Encyclopedia Britannica. Urban myths still linger about Capone’s wife, Mae, and hi mob entourage staying on the top floor of the old Briarcliff Hotel (now the Briarcliff Summit building) on Ponce de Leon. On August 11, 1934, Capone along with 53 other prisoners was sent to Alcatraz, which had opened in San Francisco. May 9, 1967: Atlanta artist Constantin Chatov’s portrait of the late Clark Gable as he appeared in the role of Rhett Butler in the movie version of Gone With the Wind was hung in Mayor Ivan Allen’s office at City Hall. The portrait, which had hung for many years in Loew’s Grand Theater where the film premiered in 1939, had been presented as a gift to the city. May 9, 1914: The Ford Company submitted a request for a building permit to construct an assembly plant on Ponce de Leon Avenue next to the Southern Railway line. The building still stands as the Ford Factory Lofts, while the railway line is now the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine. May 12, 1985: Yonge Street was renamed for Rev. William Holmes Borders, longtime pastor of the Wheat Street Baptist Church at 359 Auburn Ave. It first appeared in the 1870 Atlanta City Directory and was originally named for George Yonge superintendent of the Georgia Central Railroad. May 13, 1905: The new Atlanta Terminal Station, called the Mitchell Street depot by locals, opened to the from 3:30 to 10:00 p.m. Located on what is now the site of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building, the facility designed by Architect P. Thornton

May 13, 1880: A catastrophe struck the DeGive Opera House on Marietta Street during the matinee of Paradise and Peri. Just before curtain, the cast, dressed in gauze-robed winged angel costumes, took their seats on the semi-circular, stage-tiers. Maggie Chapman, who played the title character from Persian mythology, rushed on stage enveloped in flames, screaming “Fire!” Others followed with costumes blazing. The stage crew seized the frantic girls and removed their burning clothes. A lighted gas jet in the dressing room caused the accident. Chapman, 24, was a teacher at the First Methodist Sunday School. Inhaling flames seriously affected her lungs and she was horribly burned around the neck, throat and arms. The only child of Sarah E. and Foster Samuel Chapman, she died from her injuries a few days later and was buried in Oakland Cemetery. Her tombstone, located near the Bell Tower, reads “Our Only Treasure.” May 14: 1928: The Gillespie Auto Laundry System opened on the southwest corner of Ponce de Leon and Juniper Street. Noted in the March issue of the Atlanta Chamber’s City Builder magazine, B.K. Gillespie’s new scientific car washing process service was the first of its kind in Atlanta and the south. Property owner J. Carroll Payne had purchased the property and leased it to the Gillespie for 99 years. On Feb. 24, 1929, Payne transferred the lease to the Sinclair Refining Company. Currently rising on this corner is Emory’s $225 million cancer treating proton facility. May 21, 1910: At Atlanta’s Terminal Station, 4-year-old Violet Spencer’s tiny hands unveiled the bronze statue honoring her late grandfather, Samuel Spencer. The Georgia native was the first president of the Southern Railway, now Norfolk Southern. From 1910 until 1970, Spencer’s seated-figure—designed by architect Henry Bacon, sculptor Daniel Chester French, and fabricator Piccirilli Brothers Marble Carving Studios—kept watch over the plaza until the station’s closing in1970. It was relocated toPeachtree Station in Brookwood and remained until May 1996 when it was relocated for the Olympics to Downtown’s Hardy Ivy Park. It can now be viewed in Midtown where it was relocated May 30, 2009 to the front plaza of the Norfolk Southern Corporation at 1200 Peachtree St. Historian & Margaret Mitchell House docent Ann Boutwell can be reached at annboutwell@bellsouth.net.

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By Collin Kelley INtown Editor Tucked between Virginia-Highland and Morningside, is a neighborhood now known as the Floataway Community. You might know it better as Zonolite Road, just off Briarcliff, but the former industrial and warehouse district has quietly evolved into a thriving enclave of entrepreneurial businesses, eclectic restaurants and a beautifully renovated park. Zonolite Road got its first big push with the renovation of a warehouse complex that was christened the Floataway in 1997. In 1998, Chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison opened the still thriving Floataway Café in the space, and the reclamation of the neighborhood has been growing ever since. There’s now a diverse tenant group in the four buildings that make up Floataway, such as artists, designers, animators, engineers, wellness specialists, entrepreneurs and restaurants. Some of the businesses include Go Productions, Brandshank Creative, Douglas & Company Hair Studio, Studio Lotus, Digital Additive, Intown Counseling & Wellness, Beacon Disability Advocates, Raven Prinz, Gearbox, Garnish & Gather and Z Café. The success of the Floataway complex has brought more business to Zonolite Road, including the Quickshot Shooting Range, co-working space Desk and an art space for children and adults called Zone of Light Studio.

The community’s “backyard” is Zonolite Park, a 12-acre forest with footpaths along Peachtree Creek for visitors to explore. Nickel Bottom Community Garden, located in the park’s meadow, is an ongoing project that has transformed the area from a former industrial brownfield site into a flourishing green space incorporating community gardens, a quiet pond and walkable trails. Amy Wilson opened Zone of Light Studio more than a year ago and says the Floataway Community was just the area she was looking for to open a business. “I wanted a weird, eclectic warehouse space,” Wilson said. “Finding Zonolite Road and having the park right

Left, Dean White teaches an art class at Zone of Light Studio on Zonolite Road. Above, the courtyard of the Floataway building, which started the community’s renaissance.

there where we can run and play is perfect.” The studio offers art instruction during school break days, art nights out, spring and summer camps, and customized themed occasions for children and adults year round, Wilson said. To learn more about Zonolite Road and the Floataway Community visit floatawaycommunity. com.

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Simon Property Group has announced “extensive” renovation plans for Phipps Plaza, pictured above, in Buckhead beginning this summer. The first project in a series of improvements will be an interior makeover with upgraded LED lighting, repainting the interior, luxury seating and lounging areas with Wi-Fi connectivity and chargers, upgraded restrooms and the installation of a hotel-like concierge service center. The parking decks will also get an upgrade with new flooring, automatic doors and LED lighting for better visibility. Phipps will remain open during the renovation and hopes to have the work complete in time for the holiday shopping season. Exterior projects are also in Phipp’s future, including a new “dramatic entrance” along Peachtree Road and a streetscape filled with luxury storefronts. Plans have also been announced for 320 luxury residential units and a 164-room hotel to be connected to the mall.

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Aloft Atlanta Downtown opened its 254-room hotel at 300 Spring St. last month. Operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Aloft was formerly a Days Inn before a multi-million renovation. The 10-story building, which underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, allows guests to check in with their smartphones, and features 2,500 square feet of meeting space, fitness center and the WXYZ bar. The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has seen a 150 percent growth since February of 2013, according to a report from President Suzanne Baugh. The nonprofit, which promotes economic growth and advancement for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender businesspeople in metro Atlanta, has also launched a new website (atlantagaychamber.org) and is working to increase its programing including the launch of AGLCC University for personal and professional development. Midtown’s Domestic Comfort Furniture & Design (domesticcomfort.com) has relocated to a new showroom at 1512 Piedmont Ave. in Ansley Square. The new space is four times larger than their former space on Monroe Drive. Kendra Scott, the Texas-based jewelry brand, has opened its first Atlanta location at Shops Around Lenox. Known for her statement and personalized jewelry, Scott will open a second location in Alpharetta. Westin Buckhead Hotel was recently awarded the “Good Earthkeeping” award at the GHLA Stars of the Lodging Industry luncheon. The award was presented to the hotel for its low consumption of energy and resourceful installations. Earlier this year, Westin Buckhead installed new thermostats from Inncom that sense movement and light levels. This change has left the hotel with an average energy savings of 26 percent per month compared to its pervious non-automated system. San Francisco-based clothier Chubbies Shorts has launched the Chubbies Man Cave pop-up shop at Onward Reserve, 3072 Early Street, Suite 100, in Buckhead. The shop will only be open for five months. Bobby Jones (bobbyjones.com), which manufactures men’s and women’s sportswear and golf equipment, has announced it will mark its 25th anniversary by moving its headquarters to the 100 Terminus building on Peachtree Road later this year. The company is named after the Georgia golf legend who founded the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.

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Art, food and music all month long around Intown Festival season is in full swing and that means weekends of arts, crafts, music, food and more. Check out our guide. Fiesta Atlanta The 8th annual Fiesta Atlanta will take place May 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown. Billed as the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the southeast, Fiesta Atlanta features a daylong celebration of Latino culture and heritage with continuous live musical performances on two stages by international and national recording artists. Mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing, a 5K race, arts and crafts and authentic foods are also part of the event. For more, visit FiestaAtlanta.com. Sweet Auburn Springfest The 30th anniversary festival will be held May 9-11 along Downtown’s historic Auburn Avenue, featuring three days of food, entertainment and information. Details were still be worked out at press time, but expect kids’ fun zone, senior citizens pavilion, a “Just for Women” area featuring resources and information, food and more. There will be live music from Gabe, Philip Michael Thomas, Jr., Venom, Melissa Cross, Big Greg, Free Byrd, Shae Mara from America’s Got Talent and any more. Visit sweetauburn.com for more information. Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival The festival returns to the paths of Chastain Park on May 10-11 feature more than 175 artists representing all disciplines. Live acoustic music, a children’s play area make for a fun weekend for the entire family. There will also be food from local food trucks including Yumbii, Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q, Tastee Truck, King of Pops and more. Parking will be available in the marked amphitheater lots, but no festival parking will be allowed in the residential neighborhoods around Chastain. For more, visit buckheadartsfestival.com. Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes The 12th annual Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes is set for May 17 at Bessie Branham Park. The day begins at 8 a.m. with a 5K road race, while the artist market will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be live music on two stages – one in the park and another in downtown – throughout the day and evening from The Hangarmen, Gareth Asher & The Earthlings, The Deadfields, Part-Time Weekends, The Well Reds, Sandzorn and Grinder Nova. A kids’ area, food from local vendors and a Barbecue Cookoff are also on tap. On May 17-18 is the Kirkwood Tour of Homes, featuring classic Victorian cottages to modern lofts and everything in between. Tickets for the home tour are $20. Admission to the festival is free, while proceeds from the home tour benefit the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization. For more, visit kirkwoodfling.com. Atlanta Jazz Festival The 37th annual music extravaganza returns Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, to Piedmont Park. The line-up this year includes Ahmad Jamal, Airmen of Note, Bill Frisell, Ali Amir, Brian Hogan, Christian Scott, Cyrille Aimee, Darren English, Diego Figueiredo, Freddy Cole, Kemba Colfield, Roy Hargrove and many, many more. To see the full line-up and schedule, visit atlantafestivals.com. Decatur Arts Festival The 26th annual festival will be held Memorial Day weekend in and around downtown Decatur. The event kicks off May 23 with an ArtWalk around Decatur and the Oakhurst neighborhood to participating galleries and businesses. The giant artist market downtown will be open May 24-25 featuring vendors from all over the region. This year’s music line up is headed up by Kristian Bush from Grammy Award-winning Sugarland, as well as Larkin Poe, Bonaventure Quartet and many more. See the full schedule at decaturartsfestival.com. Virginia-Highland Summerfest Looking ahead, the 31st annual Summerfest will be held June 7-8 on Virginia Avenue between North Highland and Park Drive. There will be arts, crafts, a 5K road race, children’s area and live music. The music line-up was not available at press time. For more, visit vahi.org/summerfest. 28 May 2014 | INtown

Clockwise from top: the Kirkwood Spring Fling; art on display and for sale at the Buckhead Arts Festival at Chastain Park; the logo for this year’s Decatur Arts Festival; festival-goers dance at Fiesta Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park; thousands pack into Piedmont Park for the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival; sunflower sculpture at the Decatur Arts Festival.

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Megan Hilty, Francine Reed to perform at Tony gala fundraiser for Alliance The Alliance Theatre will host its 6th annual A Tony Evening at the W Hotel Midtown on May 10. The star-studded party benefits the theatre’s programs for youth and families The special guest performer for the evening will be Megan Hilty, Broadway star of Wicked, the NBC musical drama Smash and the forthcoming film Dorothy of Oz. Hilty recently released her debut solo album, It Happens All The Time, which included interpretations of compositions by contemporary songwriters and producers. Atlanta’s own Francine Reed will open the entertainment portion of the evening’s festivities. A Tony Evening will honor Victoria and Howard Palefsky for their commitment and support of the arts in Atlanta, particularly the Alliance and Woodruff Arts Center. Mrs. Palefsky currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Alliance Theatre, and her many accomplishments include creating the first A Tony Evening and the Season Opening Gala events. She has served on the Board of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and has chaired the Atlanta Symphony Ball and the High Museum’s annual Gala. Aside from his work as an entrepreneur, manager and investor, Mr. Palefsky serves on the boards of numerous public and private companies, he also serves on the Board of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and in 2013, assumed the role of chair of the finance committee. For tickets and more information, visit alliancetheatre.org/atonyevening.

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Men at Work: Constructions: Common threads of guns, rockets and monuments follow the theme of a hero’s journey in these works by Peter Bahouth, Paul Hagedorn and Gregor Turk. Closes May 13. Free. hagedornfoundationgallery.org

The Comedy of Errors: Two sets of twins, a nun and a case of mistaken identity highlight this Shakespearean tale of errors, upsets and fun at Atlanta Shakespeare Company. Opens May 8. $15 to $36. shakespearetavern.com

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas: Nineteen concept cars from 1930s Europe to 21st century U.S. push the limits of imagination in this High Museum exhibit that pairs conceptual drawings with realized cars by Ferrari, Bugatti and more. Opens May 21. $12 to $19.50. high.org

Shaky Knees Music Festival: Alabama Shakes, The National and Modest Mouse headline this threeday indie music festival at Atlantic Station. May 9 through May 11. $84 to $575. Megan Hilty: Performer Megan Hilty found fame on Broadway in “Wicked” and “9 to 5: The Musical,” but she is best known for her recent role on the musical-drama TV series “Smash.” May 10. $39 to $75. cobbenergycentre.com

Ben Steele: From This, a Mountain: Ben Steele’s newest body of work at Poem 88 is a complex experiment in filmmaking and special effects, where he creates painted images from light projections. Closes May 24. Free. poem88.net Decatur Arts Festival: This 26th annual festival features more than 165 artists along with children’s activities and musical entertainment from Kristian Bush of country music duo Sugarland. May 24 and May 25. Free. decaturartsalliance.org Brendan O’Connell Exhibit: Walmart isn’t just a shopping experience for artist Brendan O’Connell – it’s the focus of his paintings, which have been featured everywhere from the Colbert Show to The New Yorker. Closes May 31. Free. faygoldgallery.com Simone Leigh: Gone South: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center presents the work of New York artist Simone Leigh, who uses installation, sculpture and video to speak on African culture, feminism and pop culture. Closes May 31. $5 to $8. thecontemporary. org Returning Home: This three-person solo exhibition features fresh new works from Sam Parker, Larry Jens Anderson and Peter Ferrari at Kai Lin Art. Wednesday through Saturday. Free. kailinart.com

ALABAMA SHAKES SHAKEY KNEE FEST Performing Arts American Idiot: Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning album, this Broadway musical at The Fox Theatre tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. May 1 through May 4. $30 to $85. broadwayinatlanta.com Mass Transit Muse: A raucous city bus ride through the streets of New Orleans becomes a mix of spoken word, song, movement and monologue in this play, which is written entirely in rhythmic and rhyming prose. May 1 through May 18. $10 to $20. 7stages.org Eric Clapton: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer Eric Clapton returns to Atlanta at Chastain Park Amphitheatre with blues-infused newcomer ZZ Ward.

Back to the Baroque: The Atlanta Chamber Players conclude their season with a celebration of Baroque music and a major premiere by American John Harbison at the New American Shakespeare Tavern. May 13. $15 to $24. End of the Rainbow: Actor’s Express looks at Judy Garland’s 1968 London comeback in this musical featuring Garland’s razor sharp wit and signature anthems. Opens May 14. $15 to $40. actors-express.com The Heroic Greek: Leonidas Kavakos does double duty in this concert, playing violin and conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a program of Bach, Sibelius and Beethoven. May 15 through May 17. $24 to $75. atlantasymphony.org Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT): Dozens of artists come together to create original and bold puppet theater guaranteed to inspire and surprise adult audiences in this annual show. May 15 through May 18. $12. puppet.org

Friday Jazz: Arouse your senses with the sights and sounds of art and music by Louis Heriveaux at the most unique jazz venue in Atlanta – the High Museum of Art. May 16. $19.50. high.org MAYhem: This Atlanta Ballet show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is a no-holds-barred explosion of creativity and energy with world premieres by Helen Pickett and John McFall, as well as the return of Jorma Elo’s “1st Flash.” May 16 through May 18. atlantaballet.com A Prairie Home Companion: Garrison Keillor’s longstanding public radio variety show returns to The Fox Theatre for a live taping. May 17. $35 to $77. foxtheatre.org Party in the Park: Centennial Olympic Park’s one-day music festival returns with headliners Girl Talk, MGMT, The Joy Formidable, Stokeswood and Minus the Bear. May 17. $40 to $45. partyintheparkatlanta.com TERMINUS: Audience members choose their own path in this post-Civil War South story, creating a uniquely personal and immersive journey at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve. Closes May 17. saiah.org Ben Folds with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: An American singer-songwriter and record producer, Ben Folds was the frontman and pianist of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five and now performs solo. May 23. $46.50 to $85.50. atlantasymphony.org Atlanta Jazz Festival: Bill Frisell, Freddy Cole, and Russell Gunn and his Krunk Jazz Orchestra are among the main stage acts during the 37th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park. May 23 through May 25. Free! atlantafestivals.com Brew at the Zoo: Take your brew to an exotic outdoor destination as live bands and DJs perform throughout Zoo Atlanta with up-close animal encounters, unlimited sampling of beer and wine, and more. May 24. $43 to $85. May 24. zooatlanta.org.

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West Egg Cafe By Collin Kelley INtown Editor We reached out via social media and asked our readers to tell us their favorite Intown breakfast spots. There were plenty of impassioned responses about the best places for biscuits, pancakes, bacon and eggs and other morning comfort food. We tallied up the restaurants that received the most raves to create a Top 15 list (in no particular order). If you don’t see your favorite spot, tweet it to us using hashtag #ATLBestBreakfast. West Egg Café @francesk tweeted us that West Egg was completely worth the wait, especially for the “amazing” pimento grits, while @julieorloff said she loved @westeggcafe so much that she moved upstairs at Westside Provision. Now that’s breakfast love, folks! 1100 Howell Mill Road, westeggcafe.com Highland Bakery “I’m a huge breakfast person in general,” said Trehvis T. Foster. “However,

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Our readers sound off on their favorite restaurants to rise and shine each time that I eat at Highland Bakery, I’m never disappointed. The chicken egg benedict is amazing! You can’t go wrong with the sweet potato pancakes - truly one of a kind. 655 Highland Ave. (locations also in Midtown, Buckhead and on the campuses of Georgia Tech and Emory), highlandbakery.com. Java Jive “The Richie family votes for Java Jive,” said Norm Richie (whose wife, Clare, is one of INtown’s contributors). “I love the biscuits, Clare loves the Mediterranean omelet, our daughter loves the cheese grits, and our son loves it all. In addition to the food, we love the vibe. It’s one of the few places you can go where the owners really know their customers and stop and chat.” 790 Ponce de Leon Ave., (404) 876-6161. Radial Café Radial has long been a favorite of the INtown staff, as well as our readers. You can’t go wrong with the American Breakfast. My order: two eggs soft scrambled, bacon, grits and a biscuit

instead of the toast. And, of course, sweet tea. 1530 DeKalb Ave., radial.us. Flying Biscuit Our email and Twitter lit up with recommendations for Flying Biscuit. Us Intowners are partial to the original location in Candler Park (1655 McLendon Ave.) but their are locations also in Midtown, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and more for your biscuit fix. The turkey bacon is killer! flyingbiscuit.com.

Ria’s Bluebird The unexpected loss of namesake and chef Ria Pell last year devastated the Intown community, but her restaurant continues to thrive, especially for the breakfast and brunch. @TeamGetz tweeted us: @RiasBluebird is pretty stellar! 421 Memorial Dr., riasbluebird. com.

Home Grown Home Grown got plenty of Twitter love, including @sschutt who simply tweeted: Love their omelets! 968 Memorial Dr., homegrownga.com.

American Roadhouse “They give you so much food and it’s inexpensive,” said Charisse Byers. “I love the Roadhouse Breakfast: eggs, bacon or sausage, a biscuit, and the yummy home fries. I’ve been going here for years and love taking newcomers.” 842 N. Highland Ave., american-roadhouse.com

Thumbs Up You tweeted us about pancakes the size of your face, omelets, bacon and eggs and the multigrain biscuits all served in a homey diner atmosphere. What’s not to love? 573 Edgwood Ave. (also on Marietta Street near Downtown and Decatur), thumbsupdiner.com.

The White House “All the food is good but the people are great,” said Charles B. Crawford, Jr., president and CEO of Private Bank of Buckhead, “It starts with the owner, Demosthenes, and finishes with Ella, who knows my order by heart - two poached eggs (medium), bacon, hash browns A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m


(instead of grits), and wheat toast.” 3172 Peachtree Road, whitehouserestaurant. net Folk Art “Folk Art is a newer fave, especially for political breakfasts,” said B. Andrew Plant. “It’s a great combo of traditional breakfasts with twists and customization, and the retro vibe of the place is good. I feel like it has been there a long time. Burritos, tailored Benedict dishes and specials are my choices.” 465 N. Highland Ave., folkartrestaurant.com Silver Skillet Jim Brams from The Cooks Warehouse said the iconic Midtown breakfast spot, Silver Skillett, is a must. The classic diner serves up all the breakfast favorites with that extra touch of Southern comfort. 200 14th St., thesilverskillet.com Sun In My Belly “They have these biscuits are lighter than air,” said Jennifer Perry. “The Kirkwood Breakfast with the scrambled eggs with herbed boursin cheese, honey glazed bacon and the biscuit is my favorite.” 2161 College Ave., suninmybelly.com Le Petit Marché “The grits stack and the oatmeal is wonderfully sinful,” said poet and

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Even Ron Burgandy loves Silver Skillet Georgia Tech professor Karen Head. “And of course we all love owner Marchet Sparks. Her commitment to the Kirkwood community is fantastic.” 1984 Hosea L. Williams Dr., letpetitmarche. net. J. Christopher’s “J. Christopher’s on Ponce,” raved Judy McCabe Smith. “Fresh, healthy food and a great variety of breakfast items. The most well-prepared and consistent food. Best biscuits in town. Plus the staff is bright, friendly and superbly professional.” 774 Ponce de Leon Ave. (and other locations around the metro, including Decatur), jchristophers.com. The rest of the best: The Mercantile on DeKalb Avenue, TAP, Bantam + Biddy, Dulce Vegan, J. Christopher’s, Hilda’s, Parrish, West & Mill, Carroll Street Café, Murphy’s, Original Pancake House, OK Café, Dough Bakery, Local Three, Another Broken Egg, Gato Bizco Cafe and Joy Café.

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Mr. Potato Head proud. These full circumference cuts are par-cooked, sliced and fried to a light crisp with a creamy center. A Duke’s mayo and pepper a concoction is served for dipping. Order ant the house ketchup as well. The lump crab fritter was a baseball-sized serving of crab with a tasty cucumber and caper visit be forewarned that like many others, dressing. Seven Lamp’s will be outdated. If it’s sausage and cheese you’re The small bar offers an interesting craving, there are a variety of charcuterie assortment of craft cocktails, wine, beer and artisan cheeses. The mortadella and jerk sodas. The Cyclone Kiss was mousse on Sicilian macarons is the a refreshing mixture of basil infused best little “bologna sandwich” that your vodka, strawberry balsamic, lemon and mouth has cracked pepper. tasted since The small yet childhood. varied wine list The pimento offers just about cheese served every wine by with aigre the glass… and doux, French if you haven’t for “sweet and had a Back sour”, grapes, Forty Naked candied nuts Pig pale ale or and grilled a Three Heads baguette, Rochestafarian is some of wee heavy ale in the best this awhile, they have Southern both. boy has had The one page Photo by Art Huckabee anywhere in menu is divided The mortadella mousse on Sicilian macarons. the city. It’s into oysters, creamy good savouries, small and served not plates, pastas too cold as to and plates; you’ll dull the flavor. find yourself torn at where to start. While Small plate standouts were the halfyou’re deciding, a small plate of pickled dozen quail eggs, the beet salad and the veggies and crème fraiche, compliments Southern fried quail. The sunny side of the chef, will get your stomach up quail eggs with greens, radish and thinking. peppercorn dressing was a warm Caesar The hand cut cottage fries are doing

salad but even better. The beet salad was a surprising amalgam of red and yellow beets, strawberries, pickled fennel, avocado, hazelnut and goat cheese. The quail was a “Panko-ed” crispy little fellow with a touch of sorghum for sweetness. All of the Pastas are made in-house. The house-made Agnolotti stuffed with Fontina and ricotta cheeses was served with a spicy tomato ragu that contained bits of crispy pork. The dish evoked pleasant childhood memories of those familiar “Boyardee” products but was similarly too salty. The plates offerings of the evening were a trout, duck breast, hanger steak and a curiously out-of-place hot dog. The wood roasted Bramlett Farms trout was perfectly cooked, served over a potato puree with poached cucumbers and those aigre doux grapes. The truffle vinaigrette added an interesting musky acidity to the dish. There’s one more thing you should know about Seven Lamps. It’s becoming a destination restaurant for its burger, a burger that isn’t even found on the menu. Rumor has it that this 50/50, brisket/ top round beauty is a worthy contender in the on-going ATL burger wars. We plan to order it on our next visit. Seven Lamps is located in the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd. and can be found on-line at sevenlampsatl.com. Art Huckabee is one of Yelp’s Elite Reviewers, as well as a pilot, gourmet cook and food lover. Send feedback to tastingintown@atlantaintownpaper.com.

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Escape the chaos of daily life in this comfortable neighborhood bistro. Serving up affordable and delicious Southern comfort food, owner Nancy G offers a welcoming café where you’ll feel right at home. Chef AlKhaliq prepares traditional Southern favorites as well as contemporary creations, like the molasses-brined pork chop or the Georgia mountain trout. Enjoy an “express lunch” on a weekday or a picnic meal from the Chastain menu. Whatever you choose, Nancy G runs her restaurant with warmth and passion.

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Quick Bites The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns May 29 – June 1to the streets of Midtown for a fourth year. The four-day event is designed to lead guests on journey through the Southern region with an extensive schedule of programs, events and guest appearances. The weekend will offer three distinct activities: Learning Experiences, Tasting Experiences, and Dinners & Events. The Learning Experiences include entertaining cooking and cocktail demonstrations, tasting seminars and panel discussions all designed by industry leaders. The daily learning sessions are rounded off with visitors having the opportunity to sample food in the Tasting Tents. In the evening dinners and events extend the festival’s learning and tasting programs to wrap up the day. Tickets are $100 per person for entrance to the Tasting Tents. A day pass, which includes three Learning Experience events, is $185. A three-day pass is $525 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit atlfoodandwinefestival.com. Taste of the Nation, a tasting event to raise money for childhood hunger nonprofit Share Our Strength, will be held May 8 at the Georgia Aquarium in Downtown Atlanta. The 26th annual event will feature dozens of restaurants from around metro Atlanta offering up bites for the cause. There will also be live and silent auctions, a wine tasting and live entertainment. General admission is $250 or $350 for VIP. To purchase tickets or find more information, visit atlantataste.org. The 12th annual Taste of the Highlands will be held May 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. at John Howell Park in Virginia-Highland. Taste of the Highlands benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and features menu samples from area restaurants. Last year, the event raised over $39,000. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. They can be purchased at tasteofthehighlands.com.

By the time you’re reading this, Cook Out should have opened its first Intown location in the former Mrs. Winners spot in East Atlanta. A second location on Northside Drive near Georgia Tech is expected to open in late summer. The roster of tenants at Krog Street Market (krogstreetmarket.com) in Inman Park continues to grow with the announcement that Hop City beer and wine shop will open a 2,400-square-foot location in the Inman Park development. Hop City will offer an eclectic collection of craft beers, fine wines and growlers at an adjacent 750-square-foot bar. Also recently announced for the market: modern Japanese restaurant Craft Izakaya and a yet-to-be-named concept from Off the Dock Seafood. Flip Burger (flipburgerboutique.com) in Poncey-Highland has finally opened its rooftop deck just in time for spring and summer dining. Atlanta-based Boneheads Grilled Fish and Chicken (eatboneheads.com) has opened a new location at 264 Pharr Road in Buckhead. The sixth location of the franchise is located in the Eclipse building, in the space formerly occupied by Aqua Bistro. Shoppers at Lenox Square in Buckhead hankering for a burrito bowl are in luck: Chipotle is opening a new location in the food court in May. Decatur-based 7 Hens, which is known for its chicken schnitzel, will open a second location in Sandy Springs at Abernathy Square later this year. Mama’s Cocina Latina (mamascocinalatina.com), formerly located at the corner of Piedmont and Cheshire Bridge roads, has moved to a new home in the former La Perla spot at 1951 Piedmont. The Atlanta Food Truck Park & Event Center will host the second annual Surfin’ Saturday: Atlanta Food Truck Park & Event Center Surf Fest on May 10, from noon to 7 p.m. The music lineup includes s The Mystery Men, El Capitan & The Band with No Name, Moonbase, Gemini 13, The Surge!, The Crowkeepers and The Monterreys. Guests will be able to dine on a wide array of cuisine from food trucks as well as festive tropical cocktails from Raising the Bar. The park is at 1850 Howell Mill Road and admission is free. For more, visit atlantafoodtruckpark.com.

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Center photo and bottom left: Spyglass Lodge in Blue Ridge is being markted by the Nathan Fitts Team. Top left: Interior of a home from Atlanta Fine Homes/Sotheby’s. Top right: Another home from Atlanta Fine Homes/ Sotheby’s. Bottom right: Coldwell Banker is marketing this home in Greenridge.

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Intowners are heading north for vacation and retirement homes By Kathy Dean When it comes to vacation homes or retirement, Atlantans have a long tradition of heading to the hills. The foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, just north of the city, are known for breathtaking views and a sense of solitude, making it the perfect hideaway from Atlanta’s hustle and bustle. June Slusser, President, Coldwell Banker High Country Realty, recounted some of the things that the north Georgia mountains have to offer, including an easy way of life, cool temperatures, no traffic congestion and proximity to the city. A big draw is recreation ¬– fly fishing, boating, golf, hiking, bicycling, to name a few – and there’s a thriving arts community with galleries and theaters. Also, the cost of living is relatively inexpensive when compared with similar lifestyles throughout the country. She said that Blue Ridge is on the brink of incredible growth, and the most sought after properties were those with mountain views or located on lakes or rivers. Buyers also look for paved roads and easy access. “More restaurants, shops and activities have come to the mountains and that’s bringing more tourism which results in visitors falling in love with the area,” Slusser said. “We find that after a trip to the mountains, people go home and begin researching real estate in the area.” Visitors get excited when they realize they can enjoy the splendor of the mountains but still be near the action and culture of the city. Babs Price, Realtor with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty, said that residents of metro Atlanta who want a second home often choose mountain homes because they’re closer than any beachfront property. They can drive an hour to their cabins, instead of five or six hours to a beach 38 May 2014 | INtown

getaway. “Another big plus is that mountain homes are easier to maintain,” Price said. “Most of the mountain communities don’t allow grass lawns. The flora and fauna are what grows naturally. You just need a blower to blow the leaves off your driveway, then you can head out to play golf, hike or dine in one of our many fine restaurants.” Some of the area hot spots, like Bent Tree, Georgian Highlands and Big Canoe, feature golf, tennis, hiking trails, horse stables, lakes and pools. Another important consideration, according to Price, is the availability of quality healthcare and the nearby award-winning Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. All this brings a lot of interest. Nathan Fitts, of Nathan Fitts & Team with RE/MAX Town & Country, reported that there’s been a steady increase in vacation and retirement homes as the overall market and economy continues to rebound. New construction is on the rise with developments – like River Mist, on the Toccoa River, and River Escape in Cherry Log, between Blue Ridge and Ellijay – piquing a lot of interest. “Even during the real estate crash over the last few years, we were fortunate, being in a resort type market, not to be as badly affected as most primary home markets,” Fitts said. “Many consumers saw the opportunity to buy while prices were low and the inventory was greater than it had been in years.” Historically, the market was approximately 70 percent people looking for second homes and 30 percent people looking for retirement/primary homes, he added. In the last two years, however, there’s been a shift as more people are looking to retire to the mountains or live there fulltime. Currently, the market is about 50 percent second homes and 50 percent retirement/primary

homes. “The Aska Adventure Area is popular because it’s close to many outdoor activities,” Fitts said. “There are activities like tubing, kayaking or canoeing down the Toccoa River, hiking and mountain biking on trails, and trophy trout fly fishing waters on the Toccoa River and Noontootla Creek. It’s also near the pristine waters of Lake Blue Ridge, a huge recreation lake for boating, skiing, jet skiing and just soaking up sun.” Highlands and Cashiers, two towns just over the border into North Carolina, are natural fits for Atlanta folks looking to escape the heat of the summer, but still stay within a two-hour drive. Judy Michaud, President and Broker-in-charge of Meadows Mountain Realty, explained why: “At an elevation of 4,000 feet plus, the average daytime temperature in the summer here is only in the mid 70s, and is generally 12-15 degrees cooler than Atlanta. Surrounded by National Forest with its rich history, cool summer temperatures and enviable way of life, Highlands has long been a haven for Southerners.” She added that Highlands is multi-generational. Grandparents who bring their grandchildren to the Highlands Plateau today were brought there as children and want to continue the tradition in their families. And, unlike most resort towns, the majority of summer visitors are also homeowners, and the town has a community of concerned citizens and cultural organizations. Price said that she found the mountains’ biggest treasures after moving there. “When my husband and I moved to the mountains, we were drawn by the beauty and the cool summers. The big bonus was the people. There are so many nice people who live in the mountains that it’s just unbelievable.” A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m


Alpharetta. $5,250,000 3025 Wellington Road 7BR/7Full 2half BA FMLS: 5247753 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Alpharetta. $1,200,000 8945 Old Southwick Pass +/- 4 Acres FMLS: 5247760 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Ansley Park. $2,600,000 40 Park Lane NE 6BR/6.5BA FMLS: 5268347 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700

Brookhaven. $515,000 1290 Fernwood Circle NE 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5272113 Chase Horner 404.754.4133

Brookwood. $217,900 220 Semel Circle No. 140 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5273692 Jeff Riebesell 205.305.8008

Buckhead. $565,000 1103 Antioch Drive NE 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5252554 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Buckhead. $1,797,000 800 Loridans Drive 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5187402 Bonnie Majher 678.575.4439

Buckhead. $4,250,000 3270 West Paces Park Drive 5BR/5Full 2half BA FMLS: 5206184 Deane Johnson 404.202.3522

Buckhead. $290,000 10768 Serenbe Lane +/- ¾ Acre FMLS: 5126552 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558

Buckhead. $895,000 3381 Mathieson Drive NE 4BR/4BA FMLS: 5263225 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

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Castleberry Hill. $349,900 161 Mangum Street SW 2BR/3BA FMLS: 5265080 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700 Adam Morrison 404.981.7249

Decatur. $449,000 1799 Lavista Oaks Drive 4BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5264810 Lisa Cronic 678.641.4325

Decatur. $259,000 1837 Timberwood Trace 3BR/2BA FMLS: 5268222 Robin Elliott 404.314.9777

Decatur. $419,900 217 Ridley Lane 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5271630 Laurie Nixon 404.558.2421 Caitlin Zygmont 919.451.9956

Druid Hills. $547,500 865 Lullwater Park Lane 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5259234 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700

Edgewood. $425,000 230 Whitefoord Avenue NE 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5271921 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Greensboro. $810,000 1901 Withrow Road 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5259586 Austin Landers 770.900.7493 Chris Hodges 706.474.0947

Midtown. $1,279,000 850 Vedado Way NE 4BR/4BA FMLS: 5266517 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233 Jen Metzger 404.218.0468

Midtown. $949,900 855 Peachtree Street No.3602 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5269628 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595

Morningside. $749,000 1800 Charline Avenue NE 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5264922 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700

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Serenbe. $750,000 10559 Serenbe Lane 6BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5271199 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558

Sherwood Forest. $1,795,000 1609 Lady Marian Lane 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5270802 Carmen Pope 404.625.4134

Virginia Highland. $729,000 1130 Hancock Drive NE 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5261379 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Virginia Highland. $639,500 1085 Saint Louis Place NE 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5264615 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

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MODERN HOME TOUR Annual event part of Design Is Human Week, May 31-June 8 Modern Atlanta (MA) will host the 8th annual Design is Human Week and Architecture Tour from May 31 to June 8 celebrating international design excellence from the U.S. and around the world. As in past years, the MA Architecture Tour will be a main highlight of the week with more than a dozen homes and spaces on view, along with a satellite tour in Savannah. The Atlanta tour is June 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the Savannah event is May 31-June 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 for both cities and can be purchased at modernatlanta.org.

Design Is Human week will feature guest talks, panel discussions, workshops, films and other design-related events. More than 50 international brands will have new, innovative products at the MA Design Expo. MA co-founder Bernard McCoy said the organization is committed to growing design-commerce and connecting savvy consumers and professionals. “Design is Human fosters a continuous dialogue about the importance of design in our daily lives,” he said. For a complete schedule of events, visit MA-designishuman.com.

In Decatur’s popular Parkwood neighborhood. Walk to the village of Decatur and Fernbank Science Center. Convenient to Emory, the CDC, Druid Hills Country Club and Paideia.

3060 Peachtree Road, Suite 100. Atlanta, Georgia 30305 The information is believed accurate, and is not warranted. Equal Housing Opportunity. Dac Carver, Managing Broker

Courtesy MA In the top photo, the Witter home in Decatur. At left, the Sanders home in Glenwood Park. Below, the Wellbourne home in Morningside.

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LIVING AT PCM Flats at Ponce City Market now for lease Jamestown Properties has revealed model apartments for The Flats at Ponce City Market. Ranging in square footage from a 560-square-foot studio ($1,230 per month) to a 1,790-squarefoot three-bedroom loft ($3,395 per month) there are 259 homes to choose from. Move-in is expected to begin this fall. See more images and find out more information at flatsatpcm.com. The Flats at PCM are part of the renovation of the historic Sears & Roebuck/City Hall East complex in the Old Fourth Ward. Once completed, the building will feature retail, businesses, a market hall, restaurants, rooftop leisure facilities and more.

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Designing to Improve the Quality of Life Students gather around tables in the Georgia Tech West Architecture Building listening to Herman Howard, their professor of architecture as well as the KAI Design Build director of planning and urban design. Howard announces an upcoming school event and his goal to critique their work during the class. The project deadline looms Courtesy Melody Harclerode in a few weeks, yet the twentyGeorgia Tech professor Herman Howard talks to his class. something young people head to near the Bankhead MARTA station with their desks with excitement. They enjoy townhomes, retail commercial spaces, the opportunity to design buildings and apartments and a park encouraging more outdoor spaces that improve the quality people to live near the transit stations and of life for the residents in the northwest lessen their reliance on cars. Atlanta neighborhoods near Georgia William shares his renderings of Tech. Brooke Chafin, a 3rd year student, camp for youths at Proctor Creek with raves about her class saying, “We look at pedestrian crossings along the waterway architecture at a different angle.” and the MARTA station. This project As an urban planner, Howard could bring attention to the restoration has worked tirelessly to revitalize of a long polluted, yet once popular creek underserved local stadium communities, in northwest Atlanta and the adjoining which includes the Vine City, neighborhoods. English Avenue and Castleberry Hill While people think of architects neighborhoods, as well as ones in as elitists in ivory towers who are other states and countries through collaboration with developers, non-profit organizations and the government sector. This commitment inspires his students with their projects during the semester. For the first assignment, the professor gave the designers a choice to redevelop an area along Maddox Park making connections to the Georgia Tech campus. Brooke presents her colorful computer drawings Courtesy Melody Harclerode for the redevelopment at the Atlanta Brooke Chafin shows off her project for the Atlanta Food Bank. Community Food detached from the social issues facing Bank site and accompanying properties communities, Brooke, William and along Lowery Boulevard. Her plans their counterparts at other architectural include a farmer’s market, educational schools demonstrate that my profession center and urban farm. Mindful of the is nurturing a new generation of budget restraints if this project were imaginative and socially conscious actually built, her eye-catching design for architects. the farmers’ market stand is reinforced with affordability. She teams with classmate William Melody L. Harclerode, AIA, a Fryer for the current and final project of local architect, promotes the power of this semester: to create transit-oriented architecture and design as the Presidentdevelopment at the Bankhead MARTA Elect of the Atlanta chapter of the site. Other students focus their attention American Institute of Architects and the on the communities surrounding other Principal of Harclerode Architects (www. transit stations. harc-arch.com). For more information, Brooke proposes a mixed-use project check out www.aiaatl.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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Courtesy Fuqua Development A rendering of Fuqua Development’s Morningside project on Piedmont Road.

Fuqua Development has demolished the old Rock Springs shopping center and will soon knock down the old Taco Cabana restaurant (and more recently Mama’s) at the corner of Piedmont and Cheshire Bridge roads for a new mixed use development called Morningside. The 6-acre property will have 300 apartments and 44,000 square feet of retail space including anchor tenant Sprouts Farmers Market. Charles Ackerman was presented with a plaque from Buckhead Coalition president Sam Massell to honor Ackerman’s real estate career. The recognition plaque contains a laminated full-page newspaper feature on his “Best of the Year” honor from the National Association, Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) local chapter. Ackerman has been a Director of the Coalition since February 1989, five months after its formation. He and Massell worked together in real estate in the early-1960s. The Atlanta Humane Society was saluted for its adoption, rescue and pet welfare work at a champagne tea celebrating the new location of Harry Norman, Realtors Buckhead Northwest office. The new office at 4401 Northside Parkway has all the latest in technology and spacious conference rooms for clients and meeting. The 7,500 square foot space is home to 80 agents.

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MARTIN MANOR - Open floor plan, gourmet kitchen w/large island, master on main, fam rm w/wood burning fireplace, hardwoods. 4Bed/4Bath $575,000 FMLS: 5271686 Melissa Stratton 404-713-5850

BUCKHEAD - Townhouse in private gated community, fabulous fully renovated kit, master on main w/jacuzzi tub, huge walk-in closet, private fenced backyard. 3Bed/2.5Bath $339,900 FMLS: 5258340 Rachael Blatt 404-285-9059

ATLANTIC STATION - Three level luxury townhome w/full gourmet kit, open floor plan, fireside great rm w/custom built-ins, h’woods, spa quality baths. 2Bed/2Full Bath/2Half Bath $399,999 FMLS: 5274314 Bradford Smith 404-210-4141

ASHFORD PARK - Charming cottage w/amazing master ste, hardwoods, eat-in kit opens to lrg deck, private fenced yard, perfect for entertaining. 3Bed/2Bath $354,900 FMLS: 5270508 Patrick Peyer 404-784-7936 Amber Mason 678-637-3530

MORNINGSIDE - Custom renovation w/open floor plan, top of the line kitchen, master on main, finished basement, deep fenced lot. 7Bed/6Bath $949,000 FMLS: 5272972 Rachael Blatt 404-285-9059

MORNINGSIDE - All brick home situated on

BUCKHEAD - Quintessential Georgian home filled w/natural light, artful renovation including vast casement openings, barrel ceils, spectacular rear courtyard. 4Bed/6.5 Bath $2,499,000 FMLS: 5279099 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845

GRANT PARK - Bungalow featuring 14’ vaulted

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BUCKHEAD - Featuring eleven, 4-story town-

homes designed by award winning architects Smith Dalia & constructed by Cablik Enterprises. 3Bed/3.5Bath $999,900 FMLS: 5182846 Allen Snow 404-931-1176

MIDTOWN - Luxurious penthouse unit. Magnificent views. Floor-to-ceiling windows. Granite c-tops. Hardwood floors. Spacious patio. Walk to everything. 3Bed/3Bath $349,900 FMLS:5273346 Patrick Jones 404-518-8787 Rea Kelly 404-428-9929

BUCKHEAD - Rarely available. Unequaled square footage on one level. 4 tiled balconies, chef’s kitchen, double master suites, amazing views of the city. 2Bed/2Bath/1HalfBath $1,299,000 FMLS: 5206416 Marc Castillo 404-449-6862

MIDTOWN - Beautiful Southeast corner home. Spacious living area. Gated secured parking. 24 hr concierge. Resort-style amenities. 2Bed/2Bath $284,900 FMLS: 5253861 Judy Hollowell 404-441-9681

MIDTOWN - Desirable loft-living. Skyline

OLD FOURTH WARD - Sought after condo

view. Covered-gated-assigned parking. Open floorplan. Great amenities. Concrete floors. True walkable neighborhood. 1Bed/1Bath $124,222 FMLS: 5275279 Drew Cockrell 404-323-2273

located on courtyard level. Excellent location and great investment opportunity. 1Bed/1Bath $152,500 FMLS: 5238187 Tonya Marlatt 404-518-8787

MIDTOWN - Final opportunity to purchase NEW inventory in Midtown! Dramatic design. Stunning views. Amazing curves. It’s 1010 Midtown. Incredible floorplan & walls of huge windows. 3Bed/3Bath $949,000 FMLS: 5181791 Sales Center 404-815-4622

MIDTOWN - Amazing views. Southern exposure. Spacious layout. Large balcony. Granite countertops, s/s appliances. Floor to ceiling windows. Walk to everything. 2Bed/2Bath $374,900 FMLS: 5245940 Jim Fountain 404-431-1311

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ceils, spacious kit, beautiful hardwoods, craftsman fireplace w/custom bookcases, gorgeous bathrooms. 2Bed/2Bath $329,900 FMLS: 5273640 Bonnie Smith 404-406-1993

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