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Morningside: 1034 Robin Lane. Exceptional Morningside Residence on Quiet Street. Total Package Best Describes this Home. 3 Finished Levels Completed with Tremendous Attention to Detail. Terrace Level Features Wine Cellar, Movie Theatre, Gym and Wet Bar that Leads to the Backyard Oasis with Top-of-the-Line Pool and Spa. Rare 3 Car-Garage. 7BR/7BA/2HBA $2,395,000

Morningside: 926 Plymouth Road. Exceptional Renovated Residence on a Quiet Street. 10+++ Architectural Charm and Lush Manicured Exteriors with Firepit, Water Feature. 3 Finished Levels, Handsome Interiors, Chef’s Kitchen with Top-of-the-Line Appliances & Waterfall Edge Counter, Exquisite Screen Porch, Luxurious Master Retreat Upstairs. 3 BR/3BA $1,349,000 p r Pr i ov c e em en

Morningside: 1807 Lenox Road. Rare, Large Estate Lot in Coveted Morningside School District, 1.2 acres Sits Back from Street. Enjoys Private Nature Setting. $699,000

Midtown: 968 Argonne Avenue. Just Steps from Piedmont Park. 4 BR with 3rd Level Loft Space & Roof Top Deck. 3-Car Garage + 2BR Rental Unit. 5BR/4BA $1,195,000

Morningside: 973 Wildwood Road. Sleek Modern Vibe, High Ceilings & Abundant Natural Light. Top-of-the-Line Chef’s Kitchen & Dining Room Open to Deck and Resort-Like Pool. Luxurious Upstairs Master with Private Deck Overlooking Pool. 3BR/3.5BA $1,249,000

Morningside: 968 Courtenay Drive. Super Charming, Move-in Ready Tudor Bungalow on a Super Quiet Street. 4BR/3BA $895,000

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Morningside: 1621 Johnson Road. This Exceptional Morningside Tudor Offers High End Renovation, Fine Finishes, Period Details and Signature Diamond Pane Windows. Wonderful Floor Plan with Elegant Formal Rooms and Chef’s Kitchen Opening to Amazing Screened Porch Overlooking Handsome Patio, Lush Gardens and Two-Car Garage. 4 BR/3BA $1,195,000

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The demand for condos and townhomes remains strong and more units are on the way. On the cover are two of the projects selling now: District Lofts at Atlantic Station (top photo) and 1105 West Peachtree (bottom photo). Find out about these properties and more on Page 24.

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Is Atlanta ready for a congestion charge zone? As traffic volume continues to grow in the city, there have been rumblings from local officials about creating congestion charge zones for commuters traveling into parts of Atlanta. Yes, you’d have to potentially pay a fee to come into Buckhead, Midtown, Downtown or other heavy traffic areas. This idea isn’t new. Driving into central London has cost suburban commuters since 2003, while Stockholm, Singapore and Milan have also adopted congestion pricing. In 2021, New York City will be the first American metropolis to implement the scheme, with motorists paying a predetermined fee to access Manhattan’s central business district. In London, traffic has been reduced by a startling 30 percent. The reason might be because the charge is high: roughly $15 to driving into central London on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Collin Kelley other reason for the number is that London has an expansive subway system (London Underground, or “The Tube” as locals call it), robust bus service, commuter train lines, a fleet of taxis and more. It’s easier to get into the capital by public transport than driving. This is not the case in Atlanta. While MARTA is gearing up for a big expansion, it’s decades away from having the connectivity needed to make drivers ditch their cars. Suburban counties, such as Gwinnett, will have to get on board with public transport expansion to end the growing gridlock on the metro’s interstates and roadways. Making the city’s streets safer for bicycle riders, scooter users and pedestrians will have to be a priority, and so will eliminating the acres of parking lots and garages that make driving into the city so attractive. Atlanta City Councilmember J.P. Matzigheit has commissioned a study, expected to wrap by the end of the year, to explore implementing a congestion tax. An unscientific poll recently posted on the Atlanta City Council Facebooks showed a majority of respondents were against the congestion charge (43 percent were in favor, 57 percent against). I don’t think Atlanta is ready for the congestion charge, either. Until we have a more extensive train and bus network and the surrounding counties stop isolating themselves, a congestion charge would simply be a burden on commuters who are just trying to get to work.


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The Neighborhood News & Features

Ring of Fire

Artisan Yards development is latest addition to South Downtown

Renderings of the proposed Artisan Yards.

By Collin Kelley


9.86 acre site at the intersection of Ted Turner Drive and Whitehall Street dubbed Artisan Yards is being touted as the next big development in the “ring of fire” as projects in South Downtown continue to heat up. Since the late 1970s, the Artisan Yards property has housed the corporate headquarters and regional distribution facilities for Gourmet Foods International (GFI), which the company has outgrown and is in the process of relocating. The property is within 200 yards of the Garnett MARTA Station and overlooks I-20 at the Downtown Connector. SSG Realty Partners is marketing the site, which already has a high density, SPI-I sub area one zoning classification that allows for over 10 million square feet of office, hotel, multi-family, retail and entertainment development, including multiple buildings that could potentially exceed 50 to 60 stories in height. Buildings on the site offer adaptive re-use potential, including a fourstory, 21,500-square-foot brick apartment building believed to date back to the 1930’s. There is also a three-story, 100,085-square-foot office/warehouse, a two-story 54,000-square-foot office/warehouse building and a large parking lot used for GFI’s fleet of refrigerated trucks. Developers have dubbed the red-hot South Downtown market, which already includes Mercedes-Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena and the historic Castleberry Hill neighborhood, as the “ring of fire.” By far the biggest component in the “ring of fire” is The Gulch, the proposed redevelopment of the 40-acre warren of parking lots and railroad tracks by CIM Group. The project would have more than 9 million square feet of office space, 1,500 hotel rooms and 1,000 apartment units. CIM Group is also leading the nearby redevelopment/conversion of the former Norfolk Southern offices into 246 residential units above 50,000 square feet of street-level retail called the Freight House. A topping out ceremony was recently held for Reverb by Hard Rock Hotel in Castleberry Hill, a $90 million, 200-room boutique hotel adjacent to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The hotel will be part of the larger Castleberry Park development, which will include new retail and multifamily apartment units. In late February, Hilton Hotels announced that it will be developing Downtown’s first new convention hotel in nearly 20 years on a site connected to the Georgia World Congress Center and overlooking Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The 1,000 room Hilton Signia Hotel is scheduled to break ground later this year. Also in South Downtown, Newport US RE is investing $500 million to renovate a number of historic buildings between Underground Atlanta and the Artisan Yards site.

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Antonio Brown sworn in as new councilmember By Collin Kelley




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Businessman Antonio Brown was sworn in as the new Atlanta City Councilmember for Dist. 3 on April 22. Brown beat former Atlanta School Board member Byron Amos in the April 16 runoff election to fill the District 3 seat formerly held by the late Ivory Lee Young, Jr. Brown took 669 votes, while Amos received 587, according to results provided by the Fulton County elections office. In a reversal of fortune, Amos had a slight lead against Brown after the special election on March 19. The runoff proceeded after a recount requested by candidate Greg Clay, who came in third during the special election. Nine candidates were vying for the seat. Brown, the first black openly LGBTQ person elected to the council, created the LVL XIII luxury clothing brand sold through Nordstrom and the nonprofit Dream of Humanity, which provides resources and entrepreneurial programs to the disadvantaged. In other council news: The council unanimously passed a resolution by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at Monday’s meeting expressing the city’s opposition to the practice of conversion therapy. The resolution calls on the State of Georgia, the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists, the Georgia Board of Nursing, the Georgia Composite Medical Board, and the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists to set in place regulations to prohibit the practice and advertising of conversion therapy. Long-rejected by leading medical and mental professionals and organizations—including the American Psychological Association and the American Medical Association—conversion therapy is premised on a false notion that simply being LGBTQ is a mental illness. The council also passed a resolution supporting the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond/ TSPLOST Program’s prioritized project list. You can see the resolution and download a PDF of the project list at Post 2 At-Large Councilmember Matt Westmoreland introduced an ordinance to prohibit smoking at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, all city facilities and other specified public places to protect against exposure to secondhand smoke. Westmoreland’s legislation was referred to the Public Safety & Legal Administration and Transportation Committees.

PEDS creates tool to report scooter violations PEDS, the pedestrian advocacy nonprofit, has created a new online tool to help clear electric scooters that are blocking sidewalks and curb ramps. The Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance earlier this year that bans riding the scooters on sidewalks, as well as parking them in a way that blocks sidewalks and curbs. Despite the ban, riders are still zooming along the sidewalks and scooters are blocking walkways, laying in piles, knocked over in streets and can often be found blocking the Atlanta BeltLine trails. PEDS new “Clear the Clutter” tool has been designed to report scooters behaving badly, according to the organization’s president and CEO, Sally Flocks. “If you see violations, snap photos and submit them,” she said. PEDS will submit the photos and reports collected via “Clear the Clutter” to the City of Atlanta for action. Flocks said the goal is to keep sidewalks safe for walking. To download the tool for iPhone and Android phones, visit – Collin Kelley

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Ansley Park. $875,000 36 Polo Drive NE 4BR/3BA FMLS: 6521614 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Brookhaven. $1,145,000 4588 E. Brookhaven Drive 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6516075 Betsy Meagher 404.414.8440

Brookhaven. $409,900 2163 Crestridge Trail 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 6501898 Becky Geheren 678.525.2991

Brookhaven. $425,000 2092 Fairway Circle 3BR/1.5BA FMLS: 6527424 Teri Frye 678.428.4281 Pete Frye 770.715.5400

Brookhaven. $700,000 3184 Lynwood Drive 4BR/3BA FMLS: 6510350 Donny Guercio 404.216.1655

Buckhead. $1,218,000 4081 Peachtree Dunwoody Road 6BR/5.5BA FMLS: 6516063 Betsy Meagher 404.414.8440

Buckhead. $1,345,000 641 Peachtree Battle Avenue 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6517547 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Buckhead. $1,650,000 2960 Pharr Court S, No. N8 4BR/4BA/2HBA FMLS: 6525363 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Buckhead. $1,745,000 4010 Beechwood Drive 5BR/4BA FMLS: 6508913 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Buckhead. $215,000 2657 Lenox Road, No. A-10 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6535525 Kevin White 407.405.4083

Buckhead. $450,000 2575 Peachtree Road, No. 6B 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6515796 Kevin McBride 404.626.6884 Burma Weller 404.735.6666

Buckhead. $950,000 3435 Valley Road 5BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6521101 Tom Hicks 404.307.4488

Chamblee. $589,900 5404 Peachtree Road, No. 6 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6126585 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Decatur. $315,000 1735 Hudson Woods Trail 3BR/1.5BA FMLS: 6534389 Debbie Timm 770.633.2592

Decatur. $399,000 2461 Harrington Drive 3BR/2BA FMLS: 6506857 Lisa Cronic 678.641.4325

Druid Hills. $1,495,000 1181 N. Decatur Road 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6532018 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233 Jen Metzger 404.218.0468

Druid Hills. $2,100,000 871 Springdale Road 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6531167 Peggy Hibbert 404.444.0192 Henry Hibbert 404.372.3446

Druid Hills. $2,300,000 1609 S. Ponce de Leon Avenue 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 6521085 Peggy Hibbert 404.444.0192 Henry Hibbert 404.372.3446

Druid Hills. $2,800,000 850 Oakdale Road 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6526179 Carmen Pope 404.625.4134 Chase Mizell 770.289.2780

Duluth. $1,150,000 2704 Thurleston Lane 6BR/6.5BA FMLS: 6098958 Anne Stone 404.307.6416 Kathy Rice 678.697.4984

Duluth. $2,349,000 4035 N. Berkeley Lake Road 7BR/7.5BA FMLS: 6503252 Chris McCarley 678.294.5185 Jackye McCarley 678.478.7636

East Atlanta. $409,000 394 McWilliams Avenue 3BR/2BA FMLS: 6536700 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Garden Hills. $825,000 125 Rumson Road NE 5BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6531200 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Jonesboro. $1,449,000 2418 Emerald Drive 6BR/6BA/2HBA FMLS: 6092291 Clay Henderson 770.652.1890 Haden Henderson 678.787.9226

Lake Chatuge. $600,000 1136 Dogwood Trail 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6519538 Nestor Rivera 404.997.2530

Lakeside Preserve. $234,900 3936 Lake Manor Way 4BR/2.5BA FMLS: 6515941 Allison Jackson 404.376.6914

Lavista Park. $1,099,900 1409 Sheridan Road 6BR/6.5BA FMLS: 6531068 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971

Marietta. $189,900 3045 Balearic Drive 3BR/3BA FMLS: 6522041 Adam Morrison 404.981.7249

Marietta. $459,000 791 Hardage Farm Drive 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6517737 George Warren 404.732.8091

Midtown. $255,000 275 13th Street, No. 209 1BR/1BA FMLS: 6522790 Robin Elliott 404.314.9777

Midtown. $595,000 850 Piedmont Avenue, No. 1308 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6536932 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Midtown. $950,000 377 10th Street, No. 9 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6514494 Craig Dodd 678.860.6868

Morningside. $1,900,000 1069 Cumberland Road 6BR/6.5BA FMLS: 6519371 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Morningside. $625,000 1821 Monroe Driv 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6524512 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Morningside. $672,500 1728 Homestead Avenue NE 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6532605 Kim Wilkin 770.653.9507

Morningside. $1,995,000 738 Wildwood Road 6BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6526923 Kim Wilkin 770.653.9507

Oak Grove. $1,249,000 2618 Weigelia Road 7BR/6BA/2HBA FMLS: 6524568 Blaine Palmer 229.400.3674 Wilmot Irvin 704.776.8313

Pine Hills. $699,000 1865 Childers Place 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6520124 Kelly Goggin 404.401.1216

Reynoldstown. $549,900 1145 Kirkwood Avenue, No. 4 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6097492 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Reynoldstown. $549,900 125 Moreland Avenue No. 5 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6126151 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Sandy Springs. $1,475,000 125 N. Devereux Court 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 6532158 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Sandy Springs. $499,000 200 Mystic Ridge Hill 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6524867 Dana Eris 404.386.4844

West End. $259,000 1559 Montreat Place 4BR/2BA FMLS: 6529100 Robin Elliott 404.314.9777

New York, New York $22,500,000 19 W 12th Street Sotheby’s International Realty East Side Manhattan

Dallas, Texas $3,520,000 2706 Turtle Creek Circle Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Tybee Island, Georgia $6,500,000 1107 Bay Street Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

Mercer Island, Washington $6,500,000 7416 SE 32nd Street Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Watkinsville. $1,449,000 Serenbe. $259,000 2088 Mayne Mill Road 43 Swann Ridge 4BR/5.5BA FMLS: 6510885 .13+/-Acres FMLS: 6511300 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558 Clay Henderson 770.652.1890 Evan McKinney 770.527.0128 Haden Henderson 678.787.9226

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Atlanta Soul

Meet Atlanta’s new professional Ultimate frisbee team



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A fired employee accused of burning down Decatur’s Java Monkey Coffee House last November is in custody. Rickey Thomas was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on April 1, according to court records. A manhunt had been underway for Thomas, who investigators said was making harassing phone calls and threatening to burn down the coffee house after his employment was terminated. Drivers who park, stop or drive in the city’s bike lanes will now be slapped with a $100 fine. The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved the new law in April. Tractor-trailer drives will get a $1,000 fine for violating the law. Part of the new law includes a ticket diversion program through the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and city solicitor’s office. The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works (DPW) has implemented a new schedule for residential bulk collection. Residents will receive 12 scheduled bulk pick-ups per year at no charge. This includes over 20 bags of yard trimmings. Bulk items should not be placed curbside before 7 p.m. on the day preceding the scheduled pick-up day. If items are curbside prior to that time, residents may receive a citation. Residents who place bulk curbside without scheduling a pick-up will receive written warnings through June. Effective July 1, residents will be charged $325 for failing to schedule collection and/ or if they exceed 12 collections per year. Residential customers should schedule bulk item pick-up at least one business day in advance at (404) 546-0311 or The city has launched ATL Counts Census 2020 – a yearlong effort to educate and mobilize Atlanta residents for the upcoming decennial Census. This group, in coordination with the U.S. Census Bureau, will implement a strategic action plan to ensure the city’s most difficult-to-reach populations are counted – an aggressive 80 percent Census form return goal has been set. For more information, visit

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By January 2019, eight teams committed to the $5,000 buy-in. At the same time, the league created a fundraiser for each team to cover their buy-in. In less than a week, $120,000 was raised, Frey said. Atlanta Soul’s first home game is Saturday, May 4 at St. Pius. The event includes three games: Georgia Girls High School State Championship at 3:30 p.m., Atlanta Hustle (the men’s PUL) at 5 p.m. and Atlanta Soul at 7:15 p.m. Purchase tickets, fan gear, or sign up to donate or volunteer at atlantasoulultimate. com.

By Clare S. Richie Did you know that Atlanta has a new professional sports team? Meet Atlanta Soul, which is part of Ultimate frisbee’s new Professional Ultimate League (PUL). Kicking off its inaugural season in April, the PUL has eight teams including Atlanta, Austin, Columbus, Indianapolis, Nashville, New York, Raleigh and Medellin, Colombia. The hallmark of the league is that it features eight womxn’s teams with players who are non-binary, transgender and cisgender – all striving to increase the visibility of womxn (an inclusive, intersectional gender identifier) athletes. Veteran elite ultimate players and coaches Maddy Frey and Angela Lin started Atlanta Soul in 2018 to promote racial and gender equity in sports. Frey has played for club teams since 2004 in Seattle, Colombia, Washington D.C. and Atlanta and coaches the Georgia Tech Wreck team. Lin played for Atlanta Ozone from 1996-2015 and co-coached the Decatur High School girls’ team. “I’m 39, I shouldn’t even still be playing,” Frey said. “I’m doing this for my goddaughter who’s playing ultimate in Seattle. She says, ‘I’m going to play for Atlanta Soul someday.’ And she is going to. She’s really good.” Frey said the men’s professional league was created nearly a decade ago, but a women’s league never materialized. “Women players were not getting the same distinction because they weren’t professional,” she said. “That was one of the big pushes to do something about it.” Lin and Frey announced the creation of Atlanta Soul on March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day – and held tryouts 10 days later. Sixty players showed up even with such short notice. From the beginning, Frey said that has been overwhelming support for Atlanta Soul. The Nashville team sent Atlanta $1,000 to subsidize travel expenses for their first away game. Spin Ultimate owner Dan Konisky donated jerseys. At last year’s only home game, the crowd swelled to 400.

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“We lost to Austin by one point in double overtime here in Atlanta,” Frey recalled. “Hands down the most exciting ultimate game that I’ve ever been a part of.” But with no league, playoffs or a championship, the games felt like one-offs. It was time to build on the momentum of that nail-biter home game, which brought in more than $4,000 in ticket sales. “It was great to show all the naysayers who said nobody will watch women’s sports – guess what – not only will people watch women’s sports, they will pay for it and we can actually have a professional team,” Frey said. In late 2018, Frey and Lin began discussions about league structure with other potential teams. This evolved to the present structure: each team buys into the nonprofit league (to fund the league commissioner and other central operations costs) and raises additional revenues to cover travel expenses, stadium rentals, player stipends, etc.

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May 3, 1911: ►Adeline Mayer and Victor Hugo Kriegshaber hosted an informal dance for their out-of-town guests at their home “Marianna” located at 66 Moreland Ave. located on the eastern fringe of the Inman Park neighborhood. In 1970, Wilma Stone adapted the Kriegshaber home into the Wrecking Bar, a business that salvaged woodcarvings, mantels, doors and other restoration treasures from older homes. The new owner, Bob Sandage, bought the site in March 2010 from Inman Park Properties and opened the Wrecking Bar Brew Pub in March 2011. May 5, 1993: Atlanta native Gladys Knight – singer, songwriter and actress – emceed the Kids’ Celebration, a free concert at the Omni (now State Farm Arena) sponsored by the Atlanta Project Immunization Children’s Health Initiative. The special guest for the evening dressed in black, donning a wide-brim hat and shades was Michael Jackson. After his introductory walk on stage, he took a front row seat and remained in the audience for two 75-minute shows. Knight called to the stage former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, Gov. Zell Miller and Mayor Maynard H. Jackson, noted hip-hop trio TLC and a host of other performers. Kids’ Celebration was an effort for the immunization of 17,000 Atlanta children in five days. May 8, 1910: Although not official, the Mother’s Day Movement at the Wesley Memorial Church invited the city’s young people to wear a white carnation and attend a 3 p.m. reception with their mothers. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation setting aside the second Sunday in May as a national American holiday to honor mothers. The idea for Mother’s Day was credited to Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis, who both suggested a holiday dedicated to a day of peace. Many individual states celebrated Mother’s Day by 1911, but it was not until Wilson lobbied Congress in 1914 that Mother’s Day was officially set.


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May 13, 1976: ▲Piedmont Park is added to the National Register of Historic Places. The land, originally a farm and residence, became the site of fairs and expositions, most notably the Cotton States and International Exposition in 1895. May 15, 1872: Kimball House manager S. E. Crittenden published the Ponce de Leon Springs summer omnibus (a forerunner of the streetcar) schedule in the Atlanta Daily Sun. The six-story, 317-room Kimball House hotel had opened Oct. 17, 1870 in Downtown. The shuttle-car drawn by four horses accommodated 12 passengers at a time. Round trip single tickets were 50 cents or 12 tickets for $3. Ponce de Leon Springs – now the site of the Ponce City Market development – used to be a favorite attraction in the city. May 30, 1922: ►The imposing Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. Georgia Marble supplied the 28 pieces to create the colossal 19-foot seated statue of President Abraham Lincoln. Sculptor Daniel Chester French had begun the design for the statue in 1915. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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After 45 years in Little Five Points, Charis Books & More moves to Decatur By Collin Kelley Charis Books & More was a mainstay of Little Five Points for 45 years, making it one the oldest feminist and LGBTQ bookstores in the country. Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, Octavia Butler, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Leslie Feinberg and bell hooks are just some of the feminist icons who regularly read or visited Charis over its long history. When Charis announced two years ago that it was entering a partnership with Agnes Scott College and moving to Decatur, there were both jitters and excitement from the community. Put those jitters aside. Charis is bigger and better than ever, and, somehow, has magically retained the feel of the little pink house it occupied in Little Five for 25 of those 45 years. As soon as you walk in the door, it feels like Charis. The new Charis, located at 184 S. Candler St., is housed in 1901 Victorian home that was completely renovated by Agnes Scott as part of the partnership. The shop sits adjacent to the college’s large Candler Street parking lot, which can also be used by patrons. ER Anderson, the executive director of nonprofit Charis Circle, which plans programming, author events and fundraising for the shop, said 170 volunteers helped move the store in March in time for its April 1 opening. The opening was delayed after significant termite damage was discovered, but Anderson said this offered Charis an even greater opportunity. “We’ve kept the charm of the exterior of the home, but inside we totally rebuilt it with accessibility in mind,” Anderson said. Walls were removed, doors widened and a ramp installed from the driveway all to make the new Charis accessible to those with disabilities. Environmentally friendly bathroom fixtures, lighting, paint and flooring were also part of the renovation, Anderson said. Along with the main shop floor, which now has a section dedicated to Agnes Scott swag, there is a large room in the back with a kitchen for author events and workshops, plus there is now office space for the store and Charis Circle. And while Charis is still the go-to for feminist and LGBTQ titles, Charis co-owners Sara Luce Look and Angela Gabriel said the shop is also a “neighborhood bookstore.” Look said residents had already been popping in to buy and order books. “I think the space is beautiful,” Look said. “It’s liked we picked up the old store and moved it here. And made it much better.” A full slate of events at the new store has also been announced, including author appearances by Fiona Zedde (May 3), Andrea Lawlor (May 7), Jenny Brown (May 14), Megan Griswold (May 15), and the return of the monthly Cliterati poetry open mic on May 16 featuring Alice Lovelace and Louise Runyon. For a full line up of events, visit

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Railroad shipping giant Norfolk Southern officially broke ground on its new headquarters in Midtown on Tuesday. The company, currently based in Virginia, has already begun shifting personnel to Atlanta, according to CEO Jim Squires. Along with Squires, the groundbreaking ceremony drew both Gov. Brian Kemp and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who both praised the company on its decision. The new headquarters building at West Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue, which is expected to cost $575 million, is being developed by Cousins Properties. Norfolk Southern’s move is expected to create 850 new jobs. Around 2,000 employees will move to the new building from office space already located in Midtown. Squires said 300 railway dispatchers were in the process of relocating to Atlanta and that around 100 corporate staff would begin relocation from Norfolk, VA this summer. Norfolk Southern also recently sold property at The Gulch in Downtown for $115 million to CIM Group, which plans to build a $5 billion mixed-use development on the site.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS The new 16-story tower that will house Piedmont Heart Institute ► has reached its topping out at the corner of Peachtree and Collier roads on the Piedmont Hospital campus in Buckhead. The project remains on-budget and on-schedule to open in late summer 2020. The building will be the home of the new Marcus Heart and Vascular Center, made possible through a $75 million donation from The Marcus Foundation, as well as the Samsky Invasive Cardiovascular Services Center. Brett, Louise and Connor Samsky recently pledged $11 million to establish the Samsky Center.

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Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. has opened the six-story Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Decatur/Emory at 116 Clairemont Ave. in Downtown Decatur. The 145-room hotel caters to travelers with amenities such as an indoor saltwater swimming pool, meeting space, a 24-hour business center and a fitness center. The Allen Morris Company has closed a $100 million construction loan for Star Metals Offices, the office component of the mixed-use Star Metals Atlanta in West Midtown. Barings and Bank OZK provided $100 million in financing on the 267,000 square foot building. The equity was provided by MBR, LLC, an affiliate of The Allen Morris Company and ICM Asset Management, Inc. of Calgary. The 14-story, Class ‘A’ LEED certified office tower will also include approximately 40,000 square feet of retail and restaurants. Located at 1055 Howell Mill Road, Star Metals Offices is part of the $330 million development that includes the 9-story, 409-unit Star Metals Residences as well as commercial, hotel, entertainment components. ◄The surface parking lot in front of the Darlington Apartments on Peachtree Road will become home to a new state-of-the-art, 75,000 square foot medical office building. Located at 2025 Peachtree Road in south Buckhead, a groundbreaking for the five-story Darlington Medical Center is scheduled for June with opening planned for March 2020. The site is just across the street from Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and the Shepherd Center. CBRE’s First Vice President Heather Lamb is leading the leasing and marketing of the building for the owners. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will hold the inaugural sale for its new Atlanta office, featuring fine art, furniture and decorative arts from prominent estates and collectors, including the Estate of Margaret Sheffield Martin. The auction, featuring 320 lots, will take place on Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. at the Hindman galleries located at 668 Miami Circle NE, Atlanta. The public exhibition will be held Friday, April 26 through Thursday, May 2 from noon to 5 p.m. daily. Hindman conducts over 100 auctions annually and appraises thousands of objects throughout the year in addition to handling major single-owner collections. The firm is currently accepting consignments for summer, fall and winter sales. For more information, visit STORY at Macy’s, a narrative-driven retail concept shop will bring to life an editorial approach to retail, has launched at 36 stores nationwide, including Lenox Square in Buckhead. Opening with “Color” as its inaugural theme, the shop features curated, giftable products. Themes will change every few months with new concepts and products. Lucky & Lady, a new pet care startup, will open its first location at Madison Yards on Memorial Drive later this year. The company will occupy the third largest commercial space in the mixed-use development along the Atlanta BeltLine and offer pet boarding, day care, grooming and self-service pet wash. The pet care facility will be 6,000 square foot, all-indoor and climate controlled. For more, visit SustainAble, ► a new pop-up retail shop offering fair and ethically made home goods, decor and accessories, is now open at Ponce City Market. Located at the center of PCM’s outdoor courtyard, the shop offers dishware, plates, bowls, wall hangings, jewelry and more from local and global artisans. Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta-Buckhead is now open at 3342 Peachtree Road. Formerly the Doubletree Hotel Buckhead, the Hilton Garden Inn offers enhanced food and beverage options and modern and contemporary design. Continued on page 22 At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Continued from page 21 Sustainable design and consulting firm Epsten Group will be moving its headquarters to 101 Marietta Street this summer. The firms hopes to surpass the green building accolades of its former double LEED Platinum headquarters on Edgewood Avenue with renovations to its new location – a 32-story high-rise building originally built in the early 1970s. The company has orchestrated an extensive renovation of the space to attain the highest possible certification level through five different rating systems with a strong emphasis on occupant health and wellness.

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More affordable Intown condos and townhomes are in demand By Kathy Dean


ntown condominiums and townhomes continue to be a hot ticket for homebuyers. The current limited inventory and increase in prices, however, have slowed things down a bit. Still, a few projects are coming online that could help open things up again. “The Midtown and Intown markets remain hot for new construction condominium and townhome sales,” said Anne Schwall, Vice President, Atlanta Fine Homes Developer Services Division. “While condo inventory remains extremely low with only a handful of new projects on the horizon, the demand for new condos is still strong.” For the first quarter 2019, the absorption rate for pending new construction condo inventory has averaged over 20 percent for the quarter, she said. New inventory in the area includes J5 Condos, at Juniper and Fifth Streets in Midtown, and Airline Condominiums near Krog Street Market. “Townhome builders and developers have not been hindered with the same financing constraints as condo projects and have been more successful in bringing new townhome inventory to the Intown markets,” Schwall explained. “While townhome inventory is more plentiful, absorption rate remains high. In the first quarter, the absorption rate for new townhome inventory averaged 18 percent.” “Inventory levels of townhomes and condos are on the rise, especially in the higher priced home market — $600,000 and up,” said Christa Huffstickler, President & CEO, Engel & Völkers Atlanta. “Now that spring is upon us and the market is kicked

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into high gear, it will be interesting to see if all of the newly constructed attached home product will become absorbed as quickly as the pent-up demand from the market is forecasted to do so.” At the same time, condo inventory in Midtown increased 180 percent on a yearover-year basis from 1.1 months in March 2018 to 3.2 months in March 2019. She noted that while the market is still tight, “… it’s promising news for buyers who may have been waiting to make their move.” She added that, in Buckhead, the months of inventory increased 163.5 percent year over year from 1.6 months to 4.2 months. “The demand is still up, but there’s still a real lack of options,” said Karen Rodriguez, Founder/Associate Broker Group Kora | Berkshire Hathaway. “There are many buyers who are still sitting on the sidelines.” She noted that while there’s been a correction in the market, “…2019 is not looking as bad as some were predicting in the fourth quarter of last year when things started to slow down.” Lori Lane, Sr. Vice President & Managing Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, New Homes Division, Luxury Collection Marketing and City Haus Developer Solutions, said that she also sees the demand remaining high for condos and townhomes, while the shortage of new inventory continues. “There are a number of new construction condominiums under construction or in early development stages Intown,” Lane said. “Once these projects start delivering, we’ll see a number of existing condo owners choose to upgrade to a newer product. This could potentially free up some resale inventory for entry level millennial buyers.” Continued on page 28

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More affordable Intown condos and townhomes are in demand home tech. Homes in both communities are priced between $250,000 and $600,000. Lane noted that another affordable condo project, Airline O4W, is located in the heart of the historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, steps from the Eastside Beltline Trail and Krog Street Market. Airline O4W offers 29 one- and two-bedroom condos from the $300,000s. Floor plans include the latest in modern conveniences and a variety of amenities, such as an indoor/outdoor rooftop terrace, a dog washing station, bike storage and parking and Internet included.


Continued from page 24 The issue of affordability Schwall said that, similar to the lack of Intown new construction condo inventory, Buckhead new condo inventory has hit an all-time low. One new condo project in Buckhead, The Charles, is now over 75 percent under contract, and a few lingering homes remain at the rebranded Waldorf Astoria, previously known as The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. “Currently, only 20 new condos are available on the market,” she said. “While Buckhead new townhome inventory is more prevalent, inventory has dropped by 50 percent since first quarter last year while sales for the first quarter in 2019 have increased by 44 percent indicating demand for new townhomes is outpacing available supply.” As townhome sites in the Intown markets become scarcer and construction costs continue to rise, sales prices are also increasing. “New townhome inventory on the market averages over $650,000 — a rise of over $100,000 from new townhomes on the market a year ago,” Schwall reported. The affordability issue of Intown living is challenging builders and developers to find innovative ways to offer new, efficient housing

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options to meet the need for attainably priced homes, she said. “Demand is extremely high for an affordable priced product, defined as less than $600,000,” Huffstickler said, adding that a few months’ supply for attached product is well below stabilized market conditions for homes priced below $600,000. “It’s a buyer’s market for $600,000 and above, and a seller’s market for $600,000 and below.” She said that the conversion products of District Lofts and Harper on Piedmont are providing the correctly priced product to fill the void that the market is experiencing. Harper on Piedmont is a new condo conversion on the border of Downtown, Midtown and Old Fourth Ward, offering updated interiors and refined amenities at a price point that is amazing for the area. Buyers will benefit from its unique proximity to three of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods, with the ability to enjoy a sophisticated and connected lifestyle without borders, she added. District Lofts, located in premier Atlantic Station, is another recent condo conversion. The West Midtown neighborhood is perfect for the social buyer looking to get out and experience top retail and dining. The condos are newly renovated with updated finishes and mirror an urban loft design, in addition to in-

Luxury and location “Chateau des Peres has been a fun project,” Rodriguez said. “My developer/client purchased the entire 40th floor in an older Midtown building and is in the process of building out three very modern penthouses.” Once the first home was completed, it — and the unfinished second home — were sold. “We’re now finishing up the third and largest penthouse, and we’ll be releasing it to the market soon,” she said. Since the building is older, Rodriguez said, this creative option lets a prospective buyer take advantage of lower pricing, while being able to move in immediately and live in a brand-new construction 40th floor penthouse. “The finishes, like sleek European Leicht 40 West 12th kitchens with large waterfall islands, quartz countertops and Italian closet buildouts, are ones that you would only find in properties nearly double the price, due to building costs,” she said. “The response was incredible. I wish we had more to sell!” 40 West 12th is a luxury condo building located in Midtown’s core, part of a comprehensive mixed-use project featuring office, retail, dining and hospitality. Huffstickler said that residents of the condo will be able to take advantage of a walkable, connected community and in-town lifestyle. Prices start at $500,000. “We have also taken over sales and marketing for the newly rebranded, ultra-luxe Residences at Waldorf Astoria, Atlanta,” said Huffstickler. Buyers enjoy full-floor and half-floor homes, expansive views and opulent interior finishes with access to elite-level concierge service and other amenities provided by the Waldorf Astoria, which was formerly the Mandarin Oriental. “In August of last year, we were fortunate to finish up the new construction sales at the Mandarin Oriental on a high note of over $83 million in sales with numerous design and marketing awards, and achieving the highest Atlanta condo sale for 2016, 2017 and 2018,” Rodriguez said. “As much as we loved the Mandarin Oriental brand, we were thrilled about the re-brand to Waldorf Astoria,” she said. Group Kora \ Berkshire Hathaway still represents three resale units in the building, including one on the top floor, an 8,000-square-foot, two-story penthouse shell listed at about $6.5 million.

Located in Midtown on 14th Street, No2 Opus Place is Atlanta’s tallest residential tower; 186 condominiums are housed in a 54-story high rise. Lane said that the all-new homes boast endless city views and top-ofthe-line finishes and features. The Opus Club offers private amenities that include a spa and wellness haven, artful experiences and Mozart’s Club Level. Pricing ranges from the $600,000s to $12 million. Closings at The Charles are scheduled to begin in August of this year, Schwall said. “While our penthouses are sold out, we have a limited number of two- and threebedroom homes ranging from 2,460 to 2,867 square feet,” she added. Each floor plan boasts expansive great rooms providing wellproportioned entertaining space, with folding glass NanaWall doors enabling a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. Other features at the Charles include sweeping views of Buckhead and Downtown and a 14,000 square foot, elevated amenity terrace with an outdoor deck that features an infinity pool, green space and manicured gardens. All this is in close proximity to Buckhead Atlanta and walkable to shopping, dining and entertainment at Buckhead Village. Who’s buying? Intown attached housing allows homeowners a walkable, lock-andleave lifestyle that is attractive to many

people. “We’ve observed a wide demographic range interested in condos and townhomes Intown, and it’s because this lifestyle appeals to people from millennials to baby boomers looking for style, vibrancy and convenience,” Huffstickler said. “Of course, young professionals are seeking homes near business centers like Midtown with access to transit and a shorter commute while also being close to restaurants and popular Intown destinations.” She stressed that condos and townhomes are the best products for a walkable, connected way of life, and can be much more affordable than a single-family home for a first-time buyer. “On the flip side, empty nesters and retirees are ready to let home maintenance go and live in a more manageable product, like a townhome, in a close-knit neighborhood near shops, dining and social experiences,” she said. Throughout the age spectrum, Huffstickler and her team see a high demand for the latest design trends, like industrial, loft-style features and unique, ‘white glove’ amenities. “Urban dwellers don’t want to sacrifice outdoor space, so developers are installing rooftop gardens and pet clubs, and we’re elevating fitness centers with Peloton bikes and group fitness classes,” she said. “There’s a real sense of community in attached home communities, and it’s a really active, programmed lifestyle which is highly appealing to multiple groups.” At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Tiny House Festival moves to Atlantic Station May 11-12

By Collin Kelley The Tiny House Festival is moving to Atlantic Station for the fourth annual event on May 11 - 12. This year’s event will include more than 20 tiny houses, as well as cool structures like container homes and school bus homes – or “skoolies.” Attendees will be able to tour the tiny


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which along with Tiny House Atlanta are the presenting organizations. “Zoning and building codes are changing, and now we are able to bring our event to the doorstep of Atlanta to keep the momentum going. Hosting the event at Atlantic Station is an ideal move for our fourth year.” Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The festival will take place at Atlantic Station’s Pinnacle Lot, 241 20th St.

Tickets are $20 in advance for admission on Saturday or Sunday, or there is a weekend pass for $35. A one-day VIP pass, which includes shorter lines to tour the tiny homes, a festival t-shirt and six-month membership to MicroLife Institute, is $45. Children 12 and younger get in free. Tickets are available at

village of homes, as well as enjoy speakers who are experts in micro-living and design, food trucks, beverage carts, local and national vendors. There will also be a Tiny Travel area and interactive Kid’s Corner with activies games and more. “We have made so much progress in the micro-built environment in Atlanta in the last four years,” said Will Johnston, executive director of MicroLife Institute,




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Georgia Properties Executive Vice President Toni McGowan, Atlanta Realtors President and BHHS Senior Vice President and Managing Broker of Dunwoody and Athens, GA office’s DeAnn Golden, and Senior Vice President and Managing Broker of Cobb office Todd Tucker look at the annual Atlanta Realtors Gala. Ascent Peachtree

Banyan Street Capital and Greystar have announced plans for Ascent Peachtree, a 29-story tower that will be constructed atop an existing parking garage at 161 Peachtree Center Ave. in Downtown. The $125 million project – which will create 345 units, including 70 workforce units – will break ground in

May. The mix of floor plans will include studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms apartment homes, ranging in size from 68 to 2,380 square feet. Featured amenities will include a resort-style swimming pool, outdoor entertainment space and rooftop lounge.

Top executives and managing brokers from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices-Georgia Properties hosted a private champagne reception to congratulate its elite sales associates at the Atlanta Realtors premier event of the year, the annual Top Producers Gala. Following the reception, BHHS Senior Vice President and Managing Broker of the Dunwoody and Athens, GA offices

and president of the Atlanta Realtors Association DeAnn Golden welcomed the electric crowd to the popular event. Held recently at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the sold-out, black-tie optional gala brought together nearly 1,200 of Atlanta’s realtors to celebrate the 2018 Top Producers. Just north of the former Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter, a large piece of property known as Courtland/Renaissance is in search of a developer in the area between Midtown and Downtown, dubbed the SoNo district (that’s South of North Avenue). Owner Drapac Capital Partners has hired JLL to market the more than an acre of land located at 505 Courtland Street at the corner of Renaissance Parkway. Potential uses for the site could range from dense residential to medical office and hospitality options. More information is available at Cushman & Wakefield has secured acquisition financing for 17th Street Lofts in Atlanta on behalf of CF Real Estate Services. Michael Ryan, Brian Linnihan, Richard Henry and Blake Cohen of Cushman & Wakefield secured the three-year, floating-rate loan from Heitman. The loan will be used to convert some of the units at 17th Street Lofts into condos, while the remaining units will be retained as for-rent apartments. The property, located at 260 17th Street within Atlantic Station, currently offers two- and three-bedroom loft-style apartments featuring stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops and hardwood floors that offer views of the Atlanta skyline. Brightstar at Compass has announced the start of sales at Southerland by Hedgewood, 42 new construction homes situated in the heart of Lake Claire, just steps from the Lake Claire Pool and Pullman Yard. The homes will be priced from the $400s to the $800s. Visit

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Cumberland Island A complex and fragile beauty


remember the experience like it was yesterday, rather than 40-plus years ago: I lay in a cold, soggy sleeping bag in a pool of water that had seeped into my tent from the torrential rain. Armadillos rustled loudly through the brush outside the tent, trying to find ants, beetles, termites and other insects with their pointy snouts. I was uncomfortable and tired but elated to be on my first adventure on Cumberland Island – one of the last, and largest, undeveloped islands on the East Coast. That Thanksgiving weekend in the mid-1970s, when my friend Jerry backpacked a cooked turkey the wet miles to our By Sally Bethea six, campsite at Yankee Sally Bethea is the Paradise, was the retired executive direcfirst of many trips tor of Chattahoochee to the island that Riverkeeper and curhave inspired my rent board president of advocacy on its Chattahoochee Parks behalf. I’ve kayaked Conservancy whose to the north end of mission is to build a the island, across community of support the Intracoastal for the Chattahoochee Waterway, and River National Recrecamped at Brickhill ation Area. Bluff. I’ve flown over the island,


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visited with a photography class to take pictures of the biological diversity and beauty, and bounced along the beach in a vehicle with other members of the Georgia Board of Natural Resources. Last fall, I joined a group organized by Georgia River Network at Sea Camp for several days of hiking, biking and ocean gazing. Most of Cumberland Island was designated a National Seashore in 1972 and is managed by the National Park Service as a unit in its park system. A decade later, nearly 10,000 acres of the island, which is about 18 miles long and three miles wide (at its widest), received additional protection as a federally-designated “wilderness.” While testifying at a hearing in support of wilderness on Cumberland in the early 1980s, I met the legendary Carol Ruckdeschel: self-taught biologist, environmentalist, island resident for fourplus decades, museum curator, author and road-kill eater, who was immortalized by John McPhee in The New Yorker in 1973. (I’ve read that armadillo pate is one of her specialties.) Then and now, Carol is a force of nature, at once a smiling, soft-spoken educator and a fierce protector of the island that has her heart: the place she immediately wanted to know all about, when she first traveled there in the 1960s, and that inspired her “self-imposed job.” The study of sea turtles initially consumed Carol’s island life and led to her being known as the “Jane Goodall of sea turtles.” More recently, she has focused on the whole ecology of the island and last year published “A Natural History of Cumberland Island” (Mercer University Press). On June 23, Carol will be in Atlanta for a talk and book-signing at Fernbank Science Center; the event will kick off a six-

week exhibit of extraordinary Cumberland images by Diane Kirkland, a photographer for the state of Georgia for 25-years with deep experience in depicting the beauty and cultural traditions of Georgia. The Cumberland exhibit is intended to bring greater awareness of this historic barrier island, its treasures and its continuing need of protection. For the past several years, a debate has raged, as local officials granted a “hardship” variance to subdivide 88 acres in the heart of the island, near Sea Camp, into 10 lots – and the state granted permits to build a huge boat dock to access the undeveloped property. That dock is now under construction, although legal appeals have been filed. There are 1,000 acres of privately-held land on the island. How much, if any, development should be permitted? Can development meet the vision of the national seashore’s enabling legislation: that it be permanently preserved in its primitive state? While the private landowners on Cumberland have been recognized as a significant part of the island’s history, park lovers and conservationists are rightly concerned about zoning density, habitat fragmentation and impacts on the beloved national seashore and its wilderness area. I can’t imagine walking or biking down the one-lane sandy road that runs the length of the island, while viewing dozens of buildings wedged into the pristine maritime

forest and having to dodge increasing numbers of vehicles. Is there a solution that respects the desires of private landowners and also ensures the protection of this national treasure for current and future generations? This summer, you will have a chance to ponder these questions, while viewing Diane’s photography exhibit, “Cumberland Island: A Complex and Fragile Beauty.” Join me for the exhibit opening on Sunday, June 23 (4 to 6 p.m.) at the Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Dr., Atlanta, and hear Carol Ruckdeschel speak about her beloved island, its natural history and ongoing challenges. Exhibit Chair Carolyn Rader invites you to become a host committee member or sponsor of this important exhibit, which includes a private reception with Carol and Diane prior to the public event; Carolyn can be reached at

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Soil Festival


Dig in the dirt at the 5th annual Food Well Alliance event By Grace Huseth Food Well Alliance spends most of their days helping gardens and farms grow local greens and vegetables. But this spring they are getting down to earth, whether it’s collecting scraps for compost piles or collecting tools to work the land. During the 5th annual Soil Festival on May 4, Food Well Alliance will be previewing a Community Compost Learning Lab at the Truly Living Well urban farm. The lab’s focus on composting education is the only one of its kind in the area and will continue to be a Photos by Caleb Jones learning resource for all farmers, gardeners and home composters after the festival. The groundbreaking lab shows what’s really inside a compost pile: the layers of low nitrogen, such as prunings, garden waste and soil, between layers of high nitrogen found in grass clippings or kitchen food scraps. A composting demonstration during the Soil Festival will show the benefits of using local compost to improve and maintain high quality soil and to grow healthy food. “You have to have a connection to where healthy food is coming from, to the person who grew it, to the soil, to the land. That’s when you start to see our personal food choices change,” said Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance. Those visiting Truly Living Well urban farm will also be able to participate in workshops on gardening, composting and beekeeping. Making education fun for all ages, Food Well Alliance will host a children’s corner with garden-based activities and story time, a petting zoo, a visit from the STE(A)M Truck and a variety of urban agriculture exhibitors along with music and complimentary farm-to-table food. The Soil Festival is free, but Food Well Alliance is asking for an unusual entry fee: they are encouraging all attendees to bring kitchen scraps to the event to support the production of healthy soil in Atlanta. “Not everyone [may] be a gardener or farmer, but everyone eats and everyone can support their neighborhood garden or farm just by separating their food scraps and putting it back into the local soil,” Karris said. The Community Compost Learning Lab is for people all over Atlanta to come and see how composting can be done in an urban setting. It’s an opportunity for residents nearby, as well as schools and restaurants nearby, to drop off their food scraps to produce not only high quality, nutrient dense compost for Truly Living Well, but for other farms in the future. Food Well Alliance is also working in partnership with the Atlanta Community ToolBank and the City of Atlanta to create a farm and garden tool lending program. Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Whole Foods Market, the lending program is already acquiring tools most needed by urban growers. Rather than each small urban farm investing thousands of dollars in tractors and tillers, Food Well Alliance plans to share equipment with like-minded growers. After receiving certification for each machine, farmers and gardeners will have access to borrow any of the heavy equipment at the ToolBank for free. “It’s always about the food and the people who grow this food, so we’re working collaboratively with partner organizations to find tangible other resources to support our local growers,” Karris said. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Festive Friday, a neighborhood block party and benefit for Zonolite Park and Nickel Bottom Garden, will return on May 3, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with drinks, food trucks, live music, an artisan market, and activities for kids. Admission is $5. Visit for more information. Wylde Night, an art event to honor Oakhurst Community Garden founder Sally Wylde, will be held May 4 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Chosewood Arts Ccomplex, 420 McDonough Blvd. SE. There will be music, refreshments, cash bar and more. For tickets, visit Trees Atlanta will host a Mother’s Day Nature Walk from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. as naturalist Zach Lim offers a guided, interpretative tour of Springvale Park (Inman Park) and its plants, trees, and wildlife. This walk is ideal for families with children of any age. Wear outdoor clothing, such as hiking boots and comfortable clothes, to be prepared to get close to nature. For more information and to RSVP, visit

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Community Teaching Kitchen offers affordable cooking classes

A ribbon cutting for CTK was held on March 21. Photos by Sal Columbus.

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owntown Atlanta has a new culinary hub for nutrition education. C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully) in partnership with First Congregational Church just opened its Community Teaching Kitchen (CTK) at 125 Ellis Street. “We admire and respect C.H.O.I.C.E.S and will continue to fully support its efforts on behalf of all of us,” Dr. Dwight D. Andrews, First Congregational Church of Atlanta pastor said. “Our goal is to make cooking healthy and delicious meals an exciting experience for families,” said Lynne Scroggins, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. board chair and Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center vice president of community development. CTK now offers affordable cooking classes in the church’s newly renovated kitchen on a variety of topics like canning, veganism, grilling, and chronic disease workshops, according to Chef Ashley Keyes. “The Community Teaching Kitchen will allow us to focus on technique, understand a new way to prepare classic items and discover that local sources are for everyone – empowering individuals with the tools to make a better choice,” Chef Lisa Rochon, CTK Council Chair, said. Proceeds from the classes will further C.H.O.I.C.E.S’ mission to be a parent and child resource center for overweight and obese children. Over the last 17 years, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. has delivered its message of health to more than 85,000 children and adults through free cooking classes for low income families, physical activities, counseling, summer camps and health expos in partnership with fitness trainers, health professionals, motivational speakers, dietitians, health departments, schools, recreation centers and community organizations. The nonprofit celebrates Georgia’s declining childhood obesity rate, from ranking second highest in the nation down to 17th highest in 2017 and pledges to keep working toward the elimination of childhood obesity. “As a teenager and as a child, I struggled with my weight, so my mom started this as a club for girls to come and talk about their issues and to be a support group for parents. It’s changed over the years to focus on the whole family,” Chef Ashley Keyes said. The organization really took off after former First Lady Michelle Obama launched her Let’s Move initiative. C.H.O.I.C.E.S began offering a variety of activities around food choices, exercise and self-esteem targeted at the entire family household. “Mom buys the groceries and girls eat what mom buys. So we couldn’t just talk to the girls. We talk to grandma and auntie, too. Auntie doesn’t understand she shouldn’t cook with lard every day because it’s not healthy,” Chef Keyes said. For six years, Cooking with C.H.O.I.C.E.S has provided free cooking classes for lowincome families on how to prepare easy-to-make nutritious dishes as a cheaper and healthier alternative to eating out. “We’re showing them how to make a meal for $15 for a family of four. And when we

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get kids involved – it also brings back communication. If you’re cooking together, those issues like bullying and peer pressure may come out,” Chef Keyes said. Cooking with C.H.O.I.C.E.S will still be offered at two locations – at Oak Hill off Metropolitan Parkway and Cleveland Avenue and at 125 Ellis Street – the CTK site. It’s this program that sparked the desire to renovate the former fire station that was purchased by the First Congregational Church. “UPS employees had volunteered with us over the years. They saw what we could do in a bigger kitchen at Oak Hill, so UPS gave us a seed grant to renovate the second kitchen,” Chef Keyes said. Now the CTK classes, offered at half the price of comparable in-store classes and accessible by MARTA, will be a source of revenue for C.H.O.I.C.E.S. And “if you Chef Ashley Keyes can’t afford it, you can volunteer and earn credits toward a class,” per Chef Keyes. “We are always looking for volunteers, donations and for people that need us. I need help eating healthier. I need to change my eating habits or I need to learn how to cook. We’re bringing the whole family back to the kitchen and the dinner table.” Register for classes at

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2 tablespoons fresh Thyme

4 tablespoons butter, cubed

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon Montreal chicken seasoning

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces

½ red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces ½ zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 2 garlic clove, minced 2 green onions, thinly sliced

10 fingerling potatoes, sliced in half

Directions 1. Heat oven to 400°F or heat gas or charcoal grill for direct grilling. Cut 4 (18x12inch) sheets of foil. 2. In medium bowl, mix cubed butter, olive oil, honey, mustard and seasoning. Add chicken, and turn to coat; set aside. 3. Divide potatoes and vegetables among the 4 pieces of foil. Top with bell pepper chunks. Top each with chicken breast and sauce. 4. For each packet, bring up 2 sides of foil over chicken and vegetables so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal. 5. If baking, place packets on cookie sheet, and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). If grilling, place packets on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 18 to 20 minutes, rotating packets one-half turn after 10 minutes, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). 6. Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of each packet; carefully fold back foil. Top with green onions. Chef Tips Want a little more flavor from your chicken? Swap thighs for the breasts. If grilling, be sure to use heavy-duty foil to make turning the packets a little easier

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Food Forethought: Melanie Wade, creator of Golda Kombucha By Megan Volpert Melanie Wade made her mark by creating fermented tea brand, Golda Kombucha. She’s since established Cultured South brewery on the Westside to ferment the tea as well as offer a space for events. Golda Kombucha is named for your Appalachian grandmother, who taught you how to make it while you were in college. Is she just the coolest old lady ever? What else did you learn from her? She teaches me new things each week; I talk to her almost every day. One of the best things she says is, “Just do the best you can do. Period.” Growing your business into the Cultured South brewery is one thing, but adding a community-supported agriculture membership and a spring fermentation festival are quite another. How did you decide Atlanta was ready for these? I’m not sure that Atlanta is ready for these things, but we will find out! I think a fermentation festival and fermentation CSA are pretty progressive, and they are taking flight in other states so I wanted to try my hand at them here. After 5 years on educating Atlantans about fermentation, specifically kombucha, I thought it best to kick it

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up a notch and go wild (get it...wild... see what I did there?) with all things fermentation! What’s your typical day like? Are you usually at the brewery, or in an office, or out running events? A little bit of all three actually, Monday through Friday I am plugging away on my computer from our taproom with a strong cup of coffee (or three) in hand. Saturday I usually take off unless I have an event, and Sunday I have a yoga ritual that I do. We do free community yoga classes in our taproom every Sunday at 12pm. We call it Booch ‘n Bend. I lay down my mat and get my yoga flow on with the customers, then after the practice is over and the namastes are said, I jump behind the bar to help out our taproom manager during the busy post-yoga rush. I work out several times a week, other rituals include chiropractic care, massage therapy and evening documentary watching. Kitchens and breweries can be an intense atmosphere. What do yours sound like? Is it deadly silent, does somebody pick a radio station or playlist, or do you just fling witty banter? When we are canning (we just rolled out our new canned kombucha!) it’s pretty loud. The canning line is humming along and there are several staff members

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on the brewery floor. Other days it’s usually just the head brewer and assistant brewer and they play their own music over loud speakers in the brewery. Mostly its metal or classic rock in the brewery and atmospheric indie rock in the taproom. Music really brings our space to life!

I actually don’t use my home kitchen for any experiments (other than making dinner / meals). I take a lot of pride in what I have built out at our state-of-theart facility. It’s got so much room and tons of great ingredients already in stock; I just make things there. I’m also there all the time so it just comes natural.

What’s the difference between how you brew at home versus at work? Do you still use your own kitchen as a lab, or save experiments for your professional workspace?

Where do you get inspiration for new kombucha flavors? I’m inspired by southern foodways, southern growers, backyard farming

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and items commonly found on southern tables provided by people like grandmothers or moms. Think homemade jams but instead of slathered

on biscuits, the fruit and herbs are used in our kombuchas and fermented goods. Most people are vaguely aware of the probiotic health benefits of kombucha. If I’m looking to maximize these benefits, how much kombucha should I really be drinking, and how often? I would say drink 8-16oz a day but everyone’s body is different. If you start by adding a small dosage of kombucha to your body, eventually your body will crave it. Your body craves what it needs to heal itself; it’s a really beautiful thing, if you think about it. Can I just think of kombucha pairings the same way I think of wine pairings? What do I need to know to properly select my meal when I’m in a kombucha mood? You can definitely think about kombucha pairings as they do with wine and beer in terms of selecting food

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Five Daughters Bakery has opened its second location Westside Provisions District, 1198 Howell Mill Road. The shop joins the bakery’s first Georgia outpost, which debuted at Ponce City Market last year, and will deliver a daily assortment of handmade doughnuts and pastries crafted from fresh and locally sourced ingredients. For more information, visit

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A second, smaller location of East Atlanta’s Hodgepodge Coffeehouse is now open in Reynoldstown at 1 Moreland Ave., Suite C. The 2019 Midtown Spring Crawl is set for May 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. including Publik Draft House, Escorpion, Fado, MidiCi Pizza, City Tap House, Bareburger and more. Tickets are $25 for Midtown Alliance members and $35 for non-members. Tickets available at The Fresh MARTA Markets have reopened at West End and Five Points stations with markets opening at H.E. Holmes, College Park and Bankhead early in May. The markets provide nutritious, affordable, locally-sourced produce in neighborhoods considered “food deserts” or areas where the availability of fresh food is limited. The Fresh MARTA Markets are open Tuesdays at West End, Wednesdays at Bankhead and H.E. Holmes, Thursdays at College Park, and Fridays at Five Points from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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European Masterworks

Van Gogh’s ‘Entrance to the Public Gardens at Arles’

Another showstopper exhibition is on view at the High Museum

Cezanne’s ‘Self-Portrait’

Picaso’s ‘Reclining Figure’ Matisse’s ‘Studio, Quai Saint-Michel’

By Collin Kelley And now for something completely different. After the rapturous reception and sold-out run of “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” the High Museum of Art has mounted a new exhibition that is equally showstopping in its sheer star power. “European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection” is a greatest hits collection on loan from the Washington DC museum created in 1921 by art collector and critic Duncan Phillips and his wife, the artist and collector Marjorie Acker Phillips. The Phillips were instrumental in introducing modern art to America and their eye for colorful, intense art by artists who have, over the last century, become icons was second to none. Duncan Phillips didn’t let his own taste get in the way of recognizing a masterwork, often adding pieces to the collection after initially dismissing the artist as inconsequential. Duncan Phillips embraced Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Expressionist, and Cubist artists, and his passion and outright joy at the art he added to the collection is palpable. Be sure to pause and read the quotes and labels and you, too, will feel the “joy-giving and life-enhancing” power of art. Upon entering the gallery, there is literally a jaw-dropper at every turn: Cezanne, Daumier, Degas, Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Seurat, Klee, Miro, Kandinsky, Modigliani, Roualt, Matisse, Bonnard, Picasso, Gris, Braque and Rodin. Continued on page 44

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The works are given plenty of room to breathe in the space, making even the smaller work pop off the walls. Larger pieces – like Degas’ “Dancers at the Barre” and Roualt’s “Verlaine” and Matisse’s “Studio, Quai Saint-Michel” – are given their own walls to better admire the detail and depth of each work. But it’s those aforementioned smaller works that are likely to leave the most lasting impression: Cezanne’s intense gaze from his “Self-Portrait,” Van Gogh’s lush “Entrance to the Public Gardens at Arles” and Klee’s brand of hieroglyphics in “Painted Sheet with Picture.” Unlike the 20 or 30 seconds given to each patron to experience the Kusama mirror rooms, this exhibition allows time to meditate and reflect on each individual work. You’re likely to find yourself lingering and returning to some of these paintings and Duncan Phillips would surely appreciate that desire. European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection is on show through July 14. For tickets and information, visit F O R SA L E


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Fresh from debuting a major exhibit reinterpreting the Cyclorama painting of a Civil War battle, the Atlanta History Center is hard at work on a similar “reinvention� of the display about another city cultural touchstone: the 1996 Summer Olympics. The original Olympics exhibit, which opened 10 years after the Games, was largely celebratory and packed with artifacts and memorabilia. The new version – set to open in July 2020 to coincide with the next Summer Olympics in Tokyo – will take a wider view. In part, curators say, that means highlighting lasting legacies like Centennial Olympic Park and the city’s global reputation. It also means giving space to previously underplayed protests about lack of transparency and equity, and a time when the Olympics world is shaken by corruption scandals and criticism of financial and social impacts. “As we’re looking 20 years down [the road], it’s a different story,� says Sarah Dylla, the curator of the new Olympics exhibit. The concept will be less about the “day-to-day or medal count� and more about “social and cultural change,� she said. “The historical perspective is different,� said Dan Rooney, the History Center’s exhibitions director and the curator of the original Olympics exhibit. “We recognize as time passes, Exhibitions Director perspectives change.� Dan Rooney The former Olympics and Curator exhibit in the History Sarah Dylla. Center’s 130 West Paces Ferry Road museum, featuring a wide range of artifacts and memorabilia ringing an artificial running track, is already gone, disassembled partly to make way for the new Cyclorama wing. For now, the space serves as an oversized corridor between the gift shop and the Cyclorama. Its walls are sparsely hung with a note about the forthcoming exhibit and some images of Atlanta Olympics venues, and even that took some careful thought, the curators say, as they didn’t want to commit to a particular narrative or angle early on. But as the work continues and the 2020 deadline looms, the theme is boiling down to one of the favored buzzwords of the International Olympics Committee, the Switzerland-based nonprofit that controls and runs the Games. “In the Olympic world, they talk a lot about the word ‘legacy,’� said Dylla, referring to the IOC’s jargon for buildings and programs that are supposed to provide lasting improvements to a host city. In the broadest terms, she said, the exhibit will look at “what it means to be an Olympic city,� a status that puts it in a “small group of Olympic cities around the world looking in terms of legacy and impact.� The sheer number of stories to tell about the Atlanta Olympics is daunting for an event that sprawled across metro Atlanta to such venues as rowing on Lake Lanier and horse events in Conyers – among places that the History Center may coordinate with, Rooney says, so the exhibit may “grow beyond four walls here.� And there was the international bidding process that included Atlanta defeating Athens, Greece, the historic home of the original ancient Olympics, in internal voting. “Really, I’m struck by the breadth of connections the story has,� said Dylla. “You can see so many parallels to things happening in other Olympic cities and thing happening in world history in the 1990s.� Part of the new exhibit, Dylla says, will be putting the Atlanta Olympics in the context of the “lack of participatory planning� that’s become a global issue, and the inclusion of “more different stories of resistance and dissenting voices.� The bombing of Centennial Park by a rightwing terrorist during the Games will also be tackled in the new exhibition,and Dylla says they’re looking at how other museums are dealing with “diffcult history and making appropriate space for victims. Rather than relying solely on the existing collection, Dylla is speaking with some of the residents involved in Atlanta Olympics protests, including from the anti-displacement activism. Another movement she’s studying is Olympics Out of Cobb, an LGBTQ protest that successfully got that county shut out of all Games venues and programs after its commission issued a resolution condemning gay people. “They made a bunch of cool schwag,� she adds. The remake of the Olympics exhibit bears similarities to the History Center’s reinterpretation of the Civil War-themed Cyclorama painting: a public entertainment that became a lens through which Atlanta saw itself, and which the museum is now putting in a deeper context, along with puncturing some of its pernicious myths. It’s the last of the center’s permanent exhibits scheduled for a major makeover, but Rooney says the real point is how “permanent� never is. “People talk about permanent museum exhibits, but we want to correct that,� says Rooney, explaining that long-term but subject to inevitable change is more accurate. As the History Center preps a new look at post-Olympics Atlanta, he says, “museums don’t have all the answers, and maybe there was a time museums presented themselves as being the authority, and maybe sometimes that was delivered without community dialogue and community participation. “Communities need museums,� Rooney said, “but museums need the community as well.�

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Illumine: An nteractive evening designed to shed light on the fascinating untold stories and unique beauty of Atlanta’s historic cemetery. May 9-12. Free-$25. oaklandcemetery. com Way Out There - The Art Of Southern Backroads: This exhibit brings together Guy Mendes’s and Roger Manley’s enthralling photographs in the High’s permanent collection. Tues-Sun. $14.50.

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◄Jaws In Concert: With an Academy Award-winning score that made John Williams a household name, this is the ultimate filmwith-live-orchestra experience. May 1718. $39.50-$69.50.

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