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The Neighborhood

Editorial Collin Kelley INtown Editor collin@atlantaintownpaper.com (404) 917-2200, ext. 102

6 } MARTA Expansion 7 } Scooters on the BeltLine 8 } Howard School Renovations 8 } City Jail Closing 10 } Decatur Walking Group 12 } A Look Back 14 } TimmyDaddy 15 } Pet Pick 16 } Photos: Atlanta Streets Alive

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Is it time to ban e-scooters? Just before we went to press, Nashville moved to ban dockless electric scooters from its streets. I recently visited Nashville and witnessed the types of behavior that led to the decision: scooters blocking sidewalks and roads, piled in heaps, rude behavior by users and far too many of the devices sitting idle on every available street corner. A rider was also recently killed after being struck by a car. Sound familiar? Atlanta currently has, according to one report, 10,000 rentable e-scooters and bikes on its busy streets. While the city has created rules for the deployment and use of the scooters, they are blatantly being ignored by users and the companies that own them. It is impossible for the stretchedthin Atlanta Police Department to deal with all the violations that occur on an hourly basis. On June 23, a Sunday evening, I witnessed along a less than one mile stretch of North Highland Avenue what has become the norm around Intown – scooters blocking the sidewalk, sitting in the road, lying in heaps Collin Kelley and riders ignoring the fact that scooters are not allowed on collin@atlantaintownsidewalks. Much of this comes down to the carelessness and paper.com irresponsibility of some users who have left their concern and common sense at home. They’ve paid a couple dollars for a ride and face no consequences. It’s someone else’s toy and mess to clean up. While users bear plenty of responsibility, the various companies that brought the devices to Atlanta must also shoulder the blame. Bird, Lyft, Lime, Bolt, Spin and others are placing far too many of the devices on the streets and while they face fines and regulations, you would never guess it judging by their actions. On June 21, the Atlanta BeltLine introduced a geofenced speed limit for scooters along the Eastside Trail and limited the number of devices that could be deployed at trail entry points. You can read more about that on page 7. A company called Charge is hoping to wrangle the tangle of scooters by installing docking stations at more than 200 locations for the dockless devices. Whether that will help is a big question mark. Read more about the company on page 21. If you go to any neighborhood message board or check social media, there are passionate voices calling for the total banning of scooters and others who say they are a necessity to help reduce traffic and make the city more connected. I see both sides of the argument, but the scooter situation is out of hand and steps must be taken now. I’ve started reading reports of scooter vigilantes who are purposely knocking over and throwing scooters into the bushes to get them off the streets. Just for the record, that’s not helpful. Cities around metro Atlanta – including Alpharetta, Marietta and Norcross – have banned scooters and other cities around the country are following suit. Nashville’s mayor wants to create a new plan that would reintroduce scooters, allowing two companies to operate in the city and follow more stringent, enforceable rules. I don’t want to be an old fuddy-duddy, but I think it’s time for Atlanta to follow Nashville’s lead. I don’t want to see a total ban on scooters, but it’s time to regulate them so that are actually useful to the community rather than a public nuisance.

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The Neighborhood News & Features

More MARTA Transit agency releases timeline for future projects By Collin Kelley

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he MARTA Board of Directors unanimously approved a sequencing timeline for upcoming transit projects at its June 13 meeting. This partnership between MARTA and the City of Atlanta kicks off the largest investment in public transit since MARTA’s inception 40 years ago, including almost $1.3 billion for direct connectivity to and around the Atlanta BeltLine. The program of projects introduces new modes to the MARTA system, with 14 new miles of bus rapid transit (BRT), 22 miles of arterial rapid transit (ART); and 29 new miles of light rail service. “This program is a game changer,”

said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker in a media statement. “We will have more and better transit options to get to job centers, colleges and universities, hospitals, parks and neighborhoods across Atlanta. With our focus now on the projects instead of the types of transit, we are ready to begin implementing the plan for enhanced service.” BeltLine advocates are unhappy with the timeline, since full light rail service planned for the 22-mile loop isn’t in the cards until the 2040s. However, BeltLine officials accentuated the positive in a media statement on the timeline.

MARTA looking for North Avenue tower developer MARTA has hired commercial real estate firm JLL to market a transitoriented development (TOD) at the North Avenue station in Midtown. According to a media release, JLL plans to secure a developer for a “signature tower project” at the station. Bound by Ponce de Leon Avenue, West Peachtree Street and North Avenue, the 1.5 acre property is located within Midtown’s high-density SPI-16 district and within blocks of Portman Holdings’ CODA and Anthem projects, as well as Norfolk Southern’s headquarters. This marks the first time MARTA has used a third-party consulting firm for its TOD program. JLL’s Scott Cullen and Mark Lindenbaum, who co-lead the firm’s Land and Development Services Group, and Jeremy Becker, who leads JLL’s Southeast Public Institutions Group, will oversee the marketing of the site, the developer selection and the transaction process. “With employers and residents increasingly interested in being in this part of Midtown, we think the time is right for us to establish a development partnership,” said Jacob Vallo, senior director of TOD and Real Estate for MARTA. “We look forward to working with JLL to find the right partner for the project.”

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“The Atlanta BeltLine was always envisioned as a transportation corridor, a plan validated by Atlanta voters in 2016,” said Clyde Higgs, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. “The adoption of the More MARTA phasing today is a start towards fulfilling the promise of transportation options to some of the largest hubs for economic and workforce development along the BeltLine.” Here’s a look at the sequencing approved by MARTA.

Operational by 2025: Capitol Avenue (Summerhill) BRT: a bus rapid transit line linking commercial, government and education centers and the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southside Trail

ART projects: Cleveland Ave: improvements to the existing Route 78 between East Point Station and Browns Mill Golf Course Metropolitan Parkway: improvements to the existing Route 95 between West End Station and Hapeville Peachtree Road: improvements to the existing Route 110 between Brookhaven Station and Arts Center Station, linking dense neighborhoods with key employment centers in Midtown and Downtown North Avenue BRT Phase I: connecting the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail and PonceyHighland to North Avenue Station Bankhead Station improvements: lengthening the platform to accommodate eight-car trains and significant growth in the neighborhoods surrounding the station

Under construction by 2025: Streetcar East Extension: an approximately two-mile route along the Atlanta BeltLine connecting the existing Atlanta Streetcar to Ponce de Leon Avenue through popular Intown neighborhoods Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward and Poncey-Highland Greenbriar Transit Center: a multi-modal transit hub connecting local bus service to high-capacity transit on Campbellton Road Five Points: station improvements

Planning and design phase by 2025: Campbellton Road high-capacity transit: approximately 5 miles of service from Oakland City Station to the Greenbriar Transit Center Clifton Corridor Phase 1: light rail linking Lindbergh Center Station to Emory University, Emory Hospital, the Centers for Disease Control, Children’s Healthcare, and Veteran’s Administration Hospital Southwest BeltLine: approximately 3.5 miles of light rail service from Oakland City Station to Westview Drive near I-20, where it would connect to the future western extension of the Atlanta Streetcar Northeast BeltLine: approximately 3.5 miles of light rail service between Ponce City Market and Lindbergh Center Station/Armour Yard area For details on the More MARTA program, including a map and breakdown of projects, visit itsmarta.com/moremarta.aspx.

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BeltLine creates speed zone, parking areas for e-scooters By Collin Kelley The Atlanta BeltLine and City of Atlanta have put the brakes on dockless e-scooter riders by imposing a speed limit on part of the Eastside Trail. Using geofencing technology, e-scooters are now limited to 8 miles per hour in the reduced speed zone between Monroe Drive and DeKalb Avenue during congested periods. The speed zone is in effect on weekday evenings (Monday – Thursday, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.), weekends (Friday at 6 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m.), and state holidays (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.). The BeltLine is also tackling the issue of where scooters are parked along the trails to reduce the clutter. Designated parking areas will be marked at most public access points to the Eastside and Westside Trails. The parking of devices will not be allowed anywhere on or along the trails except for in these authorized zones. The city is working with operators Call today to schedule your FREE consultation! to update their apps to restrict parking outside the zones. BeltLine officials are working with the city to limit the number of devices that can be deployed by operators along the trails, thereby reducing the number of scooters in use on the paths. The BeltLine is also creating a task force to help curb reckless behavior on the trails. BeltLine users are encouraged to call 311 if they spot scooters creating a safety hazard on the 3379 Peachtree Rd Ste 500 trails. The Path Force Unit is stepping up the monitoring of the trails for violations and will be Atlanta GA, 30326 The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as handing out flyers outlining what is and is not permissible on the BeltLine. 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The Atlanta City Council approved the budget for Fiscal Year 2020, which begins July 1. The proposed general fund is approximately $677 million. The budget was approved by a 14-0 vote. The budget includes no increase in the millage rate, a 3.1 percent pay increase for Atlanta Fire Rescue Department sworn personnel and 911 dispatches, increasing the minimum wage for city employees to $15 per hour, $800,000 in initial funding for the Office of Independent Compliance, and $150,000 for enhanced programming of senior services.

The rehabilitation and renovation of the David T. Howard School in the Old Fourth Ward is well underway and now there are fresh renderings of the interior. Architectural firm Stevens & Wilkinson bas released the new renderings, which show a modern, colorful interior for the revamped Howard School. The firm is working with Atlanta Public Schools and Lord Aeck Sargent to revitalize the Howard building and transform it into the new Inman Middle School. Along with revamping the original school building, a new administrative wing and media center are also being constructed. The campus is set to open for students in August 2020. The more than $50 million project, funded by the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), will revive Martin Luther King Jr.’s alma mater more than four decades after it closed.

The Atlanta Board of Education approved the $854 million general fund budget for Atlanta Public Schools (APS) 2019-2020 school year. Highlights of the budget include $12 million for salary increases for all employees, $281 million to increase equity throughout the system through developing school budgets using the Student Success Funding (SSF) formula, which bases school funding on student attributes such as poverty, English language learners and remedial education programs. The new Atlanta Department of Transportation, approved by the city council last month, will manage a range of transportation improvements from roadway repair and maintenance to sidewalk and bike lane construction to installing and upgrading streetlights and traffic signals, making streets more accessible.

The 5th Street Complete Street project is moving forward with a revised design for the Tech Square area between Williams and West Peachtree Streets as a result of ongoing collaboration with area stakeholders. The new design proposes a two-way cycle track along the southern edge of the roadway and two midblock crossings to facilitate pedestrian movements. It also maintains almost all on-street parking.

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Mayor authorizes closure of city detention center Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has signed legislation authorizing the closure of the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC) due to a declining number of inmates and increased operating costs. “The final closure of this detention center symbolizes a new era for the City of Atlanta,” Bottoms said in a media statement. “Transforming this space into a center for equity replaces city-subsidized incarceration with something more effective—equipping residents with the tools they need to succeed. Taking this critical step will both result in meaningful change for Atlanta and set a new standard for the rest of the nation.” Last week, the Atlanta City Council adopted a resolution introduced by Councilmember Andre Dickens on behalf of Bottoms’ Administration establishing a task force to repurpose the jail. The mission of the task force is to evaluate a use of the detention center that could benefit the entire community. Community organizations and activists have also been instrumental in working with city leaders to push for positive reform. “Today, we are making history,” said Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated woman and Director of Women on the Rise and Close the Jail ATL: Communities Over Cages Campaign. “Formerly incarcerated women are standing side by side with the mayor and city council to lead the nation’s first ever jail to equity center. This legislation is a major step toward Atlanta becoming a city that chooses services not sentences, solutions not punishments.” Bottoms will publicly post a solicitation of nominations of additional individuals who would like to be considered to serve on the task force, which will also include city officials. Bottoms issued an executive order last September to permanently stop receiving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees at the jail. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Decatur walking group takes strides for health, happiness By Donna Williams Lewis A recent morning at the Decatur Recreation Center brought the “Cheers” refrain to mind — “You want to be where everybody knows your name.” One by one that day, regulars in the city’s Active Living 50+ Walk group showed up for their weekly Wednesday 9 a.m. journey, eliciting excited greetings from those already there. Some of them have been walking with the group since it started, about five years ago. P. Young was a first-timer. “I’m getting started for an exercise program and for the camaraderie,” Young said. She had come to the right place. Within minutes, Young was absorbed into the fold as the walkers departed Sycamore Street and chatted their way through leafy, side-walked neighborhoods. The group was led by Cheryl Burnette, assistant director of Decatur Active Living. She was subbing for Sara Holmes, the department’s adult program supervisor, who normally leads the 2.5- to 3-mile walks. “Walking is great exercise. It’s low impact, and helps us live longer, in a healthy way,” Burnette said. “I think another really important part of it is the socialization. A lot of the ladies that come from my building are very social … but I think people sometimes need a little motivation to get out of their

Decatur’s 50+ Walk group is ready to roll out from the Decatur Recreation Center, the start of the group’s weekly walk through area neighborhoods. From left are Clay Scarborough, P. Young, the Rev. Marti Keller, Ellen Hopkins, walk leader Cheryl Burnette, Fran Millians, Sandy Bass (rear) and Tillie Young. Photo by Donna Williams Lewis

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Clay Scarborough, would agree. He said he believes an activity done with a group helps to make it become a habit. “I think if there’s a group and they sort of expect you, it makes it become part of a routine. And I think as you get older you just sort of want to get into those healthy routines,” he said, as he walked along Forkner Drive. The recent retiree and former owner of Decatur’s Fleet Feet store has been doing the 50+ Walk for several years, filling in as a walk leader when needed. “The group helps you socialize, because usually I’m at home by myself during the day. My wife is still working,” Scarborough said. “I live in a condominium so it’s nice also just to get out and walk around and see people’s plants and yards.” One of the more popular routes he’s led passes by a home near Agnes Scott College that has a large chicken coop. “That’s sort of like the highlight of that walk, seeing the chickens,” he said.

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This group moves along at a steady pace, but it’s ok to stop and admire the views, as did longtime members Fran Millians and Ellen Hopkins, who were captivated by some gorgeous blooms along the way. Hopkins, who teaches an online graduate course, joined the group about a year ago when she moved to Decatur from New York. She appreciates the exercise and meeting people but also likes the routine the walk and other Active Living programs bring to her life. “I’m a scheduled person … and just the thought of being retired scared me to death,” she said. “I think there are too many older citizens who are confined to their space, whatever that may be, and don’t reach out and don’t connect meaningfully with other people, but it’s really important to get yourself out there, especially if you’re in a new community.”

Millians, a part-time school clerical worker, did just that, joining the walk group when she moved to Decatur five years ago. She said she also does at least a 30-minute workout every day in her apartment and wants to do all she can to stay active. “As long as I live, the hope is to live well and feel well and not be miserable and wretched. … I just think activity is the key to living well, whatever stage of life you’re in,” Millians said. Tillie Young joined the walking group about four years ago, after moving to Decatur from Maryland. She volunteers at Global Village Project, a school for refugee girls at Decatur Presbyterian Church. “It keeps me active,” said Young, of the walking group. “It’s a nice diverse group — men, women. Mostly women, as many things are here. And Decatur is racially diverse as well. So it’s just nice to live in a naturally diverse community.” She wants potential new walkers to know that the recreation center is just across the street from the Decatur MARTA station and that seniors 65 and older can get a reduced fare. (See itsmarta.com/reduced-fareprogram.aspx.)

‘Just a blessing’

Decatur’s group started as a Walk with a Doc group and later joined the network of about a dozen 50+ Walk groups formed several years ago by PEDS, an Atlanta advocacy group for pedestrian safety. Those groups were designed to become selfsustaining and are no longer led by PEDS, according to Sally Flocks, the nonprofit’s president and CEO. “Walking has terrific health and community benefits, and we’re thrilled by the continued success of groups we worked with,” Flocks said. “Walking groups are a terrific way to make friends, have fun, be active and stay healthy.” Decatur’s 50+ walk is free and you don’t have to live in Decatur or be 50+ to walk with the group. The group uses the rec At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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center’s indoor track in inclement weather and each walk typically draws about eight to 15 people, Burnette said. Retired elementary school teacher Sandy Bass is among the regulars. She moved two years ago from a farm in Alabama to a Decatur condo with her husband who was being treated for advanced stage 4 cancer. She said the walk group has been a great way to get to know Decatur, and that the weekly trek has been “just a blessing” since her husband passed away in December. “We meet people from all over the area and the walking is wonderful,” Bass said. The Rev. Marti Keller, one of the group’s original walkers, can’t participate as often as she used to because she’s serving as a minister in Alabama this year. But she shows up for the 50+ Walk when she can. She doesn’t need to do it for the exercise because she and her husband, Richard Cohen, who is the head of Decatur’s At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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July 1, 1946: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was established on Peachtree Street in Downtown under the name Communicable Disease Center, a name it would retain until 1967.

July 4, 1979: In just a decade, the Peachtree Road Race grew from 110 runners to

20,000. Tim Singleton, a 1950s Georgia Tech football and track athlete, is credited as a founder of the race.

July 8, 1941►: Hamilton E. Holmes was born in Atlanta.

In 1961, he would become one of the first African-Americans, along with Charlayne Hunter, admitted to the University of Georgia in Athens. After graduating cum laude, he would become the first black student admitted to the Emory School of Medicine.

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U.S. President as a member of the Populist Party, spoke at the Nicholas Auditorium at the Ponce de Leon Amusement Park. As a Congressman from Georgia, Watson is best known as the senator who pushed through Rural Free Delivery (RFD) in 1893, which required the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail to rural farms. He was also a prominent newspaperman, creating the publications Watson’s Magazine and The Jeffersonian, and was later vilified for anti-Semitic views expressed during the appeal of factory manager Leo Frank, who was found guilty of murdering employee Mary Phagan.

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ceremony for the Centennial Olympic Games is held in what is now Georgia State Stadium.

◄ July 20, 1879: Joel Chandler Harris published his first

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ribbon cutting ceremony was held May 23 for Coda, the 770,000-square-foot mixed-use property at Technology Square in Midtown. The project includes 645,000 square feet of office space, a high-speed data center, more than 25,000 square feet of street-level retail and a 20,000-squarefoot outdoor plaza. Coda is expected to bring more than 2,000 jobs to Midtown promoting collaboration between innovative companies and Georgia Tech’s researchers and faculty. Tenants include WeWork, supply chain company Dematic, elevator giant Thyssenkrupp and electronics manufacturer Keysight. The building was designed by Portman Holdings, the company created by the late iconic architect John Portman. With its soaring design – including the world’s tallest spiral staircase – Coda is also next level when it comes to building technology, including its revolutionary “smart windows” designed by View. Auto-tinting smart glass from View fully encases Coda’s “collaborative core” area, a 17-floor cylindrical structure featuring six three-story collaborative lounges that are accessed via the spiral staircase. The smart glass technology eliminates the need for blinds or curtains, allowing for unobstructed views of Midtown the adjacent Georgia Tech campus.

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Company plans to help wrangle e-scooters with charging stations By Collin Kelley GetCharged, Inc., which operates under the name Charge, announced last month that it has secured over 250 charging station locations around Atlanta for dockless e-scooters and e-bikes. Charge announced it would have the first 25 charging stations up and running this summer, working with parking operators and real estate owners to installed the docking stations. It has not partnered with any of the companies – Bird, Lyft, Uber, Lime, Bolt, etc., – which have deployed more than 10,000 dockless scooters and bikes to the streets of the city, but Charge co-founder and CEO Andrew Fox said the company plans to work with the operators. The burning question is will anyone actually use a dock for a dockless scooter? “The City of Atlanta recognizes the issues with dockless systems and is starting to crack down on e-scooter companies, having recently issued more than $100,000 in fines and impound fees, and it is time for the community to have a workable solution that solves these issues and empowers the micromobility industry,” Andrew Fox, Charge Co-Founder and CEO, said in a statement to the media. City Councilmember Andrea Boone, who is also vice-chair of the city’s Public Safety Committee, said she welcomes a solution that addresses the safety and aesthetic issues caused by the scooters. “As the city continues to grow, so has the need for alternative, eco-friendly modes of

transportation like e-scooters and e-bikes, but these innovative transportation solutions, while fantastic for so many reasons, have cluttered our city streets and sidewalks,” Boone said. Fox described the public frustration with the e-scooters blocking sidewalks, the Atlanta BeltLine and piled up on street corners as a “perfect storm” for Charge to provide a solution it hopes to replicate in other cities nationwide and in Europe. Charge has also developed a proprietary mobile application that will enable consumers to easily locate and use e-scooters and e-bikes through interfacing with its docking stations and provide users with available real-time locations. The app will also be integrated with partnered rideshare platforms to identify available e-vehicles and their level of charge, providing users with a one-stop-shop for shared mobility services. Charge’s indoor, outdoor and pop-up mobile docking stations are designed to be compatible with most brands of e-scooters and e-bikes. For more information and to see charging locations, visit charge.us.

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Interested in bonding with your kids while you get a good workout and relieve stress? Cool Moms Dance Too (CMDToo) offers family dance fitness and expression classes to promote both physical and mental wellness. The business is rooted in healing for co-founder and CEO Quyionah Wingfield, who used the power of dance to reconnect with her two young daughters after her husband passed away suddenly in 2013. “We were just making it day to day. I was more of a ‘provider-get everything done’ type of mom. I didn’t know how to engage, because I was in so much pain,” Wingfield said. One day after work, Wingfield decided to dance with her girls and everything changed from there. “We started talking more because we had something in common. My daughter was being bullied in school for months, she never told me until we started dancing together,” Wingfield said. Then, she thought maybe her friends could benefit from her discovery. “It just hit me. Mom’s are all stressed out trying to manage everything,” Wingfield said. She suggested, ‘Why don’t you try dancing with your kids and see if that will get them talking to you more about what is going on in their world? It was working. That was the inspiration behind the girls and I co-founding Cool Moms Dance Too.” The name came as Wingfield defended her moves to her daughters. “They were looking at me funny. I said, ‘I’m cool, I can dance’,” Wingfield said. A cool mom is present and willing to meet her children where they are. Class participants agree. “CMDToo made me feel like a cool mom. I was surprised to see

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my son have fun because being a preteen usually comes with a lot of complaining and not wanting to do things but he was thoroughly engaged. I also like the community created with other moms and dads enjoying time with their children,” Selina Armstrong shared. Wingfield was a dancer in her youth but took some time to learn the fitness world, safety rules and what her clients wanted and to raise the capital needed to launch her business in 2016. “I became a certified group fitness professional and have the credentials to run a class. I partnered with dance therapists to figure out the best way to engage in dance expression,” Wingfield said. Both daughters ¬– Jaira, 12, and Serenity, 10 – assist with choreography. Jaira also helps with product design and marketing. The result is a hip-hop family fitness class with dance movement therapy activities. For example, after the warm-up and cardio, you may do a group activity like mirroring. “One person goes to the center of the group to be the leader and express what they are feeling through movement. We support them by mirroring them and cheering them on,” Wingfield said. Keyanna Roebuck was so moved by her CMDToo experience, she trained to be an instructor and is leading an eight-week summer class with The Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. “Cool Moms Dance Too provided an outlet for my daughter (who loves to dance) and I to connect by doing something fun. Since becoming an instructor, I have experienced an increase in confidence and my overall well-being. I am a bit shy by nature, but once I am in class and dancing, I feel more open to connect with others and express myself through dance, which is much easier than using words,” Roebuck shared. To reach more participants, CMDToo has partnered with organizations such as NAMI GA, Georgia PTA Association, and radio station V-103. In collaboration with Atlanta Hawks cheerleading coach Vera Musgrove, CMDToo families practiced for eight weeks and performed at an Atlanta Hawks game this spring. And youth dancers at CMDToo summer camp later this month will team up with re:imagine/ ATL youth videographers and Notes for Notes youth musicians to create a music video together. What’s up next for this busy entrepreneur? This August, CMDToo will launch live streaming for classes for a small fee, either per class or per month. “My long-term plan is to grow this initiative by training more fitness professionals, health professionals and moms to provide classes in more regions,” Wingfield said. “We are changing the way we look at mental health. To look at it from a fun space and then maybe more people would be comfortable talking about things that aren’t comfortable. That’s the ultimate goal – to get families in that space.” For more information and to register, visit coolmomsdancetoo.com. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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BUSINESS BRIEFS Emory University has purchased more property around the former PeachtreePine homeless shelter in the SoNo (South of North Avenue) district, according to a report at Curbed Atlanta. In May, Emory spent $8 million for almost an acre of land around the shuttered shelter in the 400 blocks of Peachtree and Courtland streets. Emory has already spent $6.2 million to buy the former homeless shelter at 477 Peachtree St. The property could become and innovation hub for arts, sciences and humanities programs. Portman Holdings has filed plans with the city for a seven-story, 200-room hotel on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail in the Old Fourth Ward. The wedge-shaped property at the corner of Irwin Street and Auburn Avenue and is adjacent to Studioplex. Atlanta-based EarthLink now offers broadband internet connectivity – with speeds up to 1G – to more than 67 million U.S. households, representing over half of the country. In addition, EarthLink’s internet services have no data caps, no throttling, and are not required to be included in a bundle. The company’s highspeed internet, known as HyperLink, is available in the major metro areas of Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas and Seattle, as well as in 37 states overall.

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Rukus Cycling Studios has opened a 2,615-square-foot space next to Shake Shack at Edge on the BeltLine in Old Fourth Ward. Rukus offers live 30, 45 or 60-minute highenergy rides lead by instructors that focus on cardio and strengthening the upper body. Visit gocyclenow. com for more information. W Atlanta – Midtown has completed its top-to-bottom renovation, the first major overhaul of the hotel since its opening in 2009. Using Atlanta’s reputation for being a “city in the forest,” the property reimagined all 466 guest

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MomoCon 2019, the four-day anime, gaming, and cosplay convention held in Atlanta Memorial Day Weekend, raised almost $22,000 for two charities, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia. This year’s MomoCon was the most attended in the show’s history, with more than 39,000 gamers, animation fans, and cosplayers filling the Georgia World Congress Center.

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Please, Pick the Fruit

Atlanta’s first Urban Food Forest is both public park and community farm By Grace Huseth

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tlanta has cultivated many community gardens and public parks, but never a fruit and nut orchard, herb garden and walking trails all in one unique setting. This summer, a community in southeast Atlanta unveiled the first Urban Food Forest in Georgia where residents can play and pick fresh produce in the same park. The community space has made national headlines since it’s also the biggest food forest in America. Since the Atlanta City Council passed an ordinance in May, the Browns Mill community near Lakewood Fairground and partners including The Conservation Fund and Trees Atlanta have officially celebrated the permaculture park that has grown since residents first planted the seed of the idea in 2016. “There has been a tremendous participation from community members at every level and that’s really the heart of what this is all about,” said Shannon Lee, The Conservation Fund Atlanta’s urban conservation manager. The Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill was once the property of Ruby and Willie Morgan, who planted stately pecan trees at the entrance of their small family farm in the 1970s. While the farm ended production long ago, the 7.1-acres still yield wild blackberries and muscadines, while various organizations have planted more than 125 fruit trees – apples, nectarines, plums and pawpaws – which will eventually produce thousands of bushels a year. “A single apple tree can produce up to 800 pounds of apples in one year,” Lee said. “When you start looking at the amount of fruit these trees can produce, you really start quickly getting into the tens of thousands of pounds.” An abundance of fruit is a welcome challenge in a community that struggles to find fresh produce. The project started with a U.S. Forest Service grant to help secure the land and provide an oasis in the middle of a food desert. Since the Food Forest has the potential to feed an entire neighborhood, volunteers are already preparing for ways to distribute the food to all corners of the community. Volunteer Soisette Lumpkin is leading a group called Friends of the Food Forest to establish a connection between the local churches and food pantries. Generosity, especially in times of plenty, will honor the memory of the Morgan family. “Whenever the Morgans had a surplus of food, the family would hang grocery bags full of produce on their neighbor’s fence posts,” Lee said. “In some ways we are honoring Residents worked with the landscape architect team the agrarian past and their generosity to develop the concept plan and then recruited by creating this Food Forest on their four interns from the Browns Mill and Thomasville land.” Heights neighborhoods to participate in an urban agriculture training program. From the very beginning, the Food Forest was designed with and for the community. Residents worked with landscape architect team to develop the concept plan and then recruited four interns from the Browns Mill and Thomasville Heights neighborhoods to participate in an urban agriculture training program. For 13 weeks, they worked alongside Greening Youth Foundation to build 30 community garden beds, clear the orchard, construct a compost bin station and pave the way for the main trail that runs through the forest. One intern from the program, Ashley Hicks, is now part time with the US Forest Service as the Food Forest Junior Ranger. She’s at the site nearly every day, alongside Food Forest Ranger Mike McCourt of Trees Atlanta, community liaison Celeste Lomax, and volunteers Rosemary Griffin and Dough Hardeman. The Food Forest’s youngest volunteer, 12-year-old Jy’quan Almond, introduces himself to visitors as a Food Forest Ambassador

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Kids dress as their favorite fruit during the 2nd annual Food Forest Fall Festival hosted by The Conservation Fund hosted last October. (Photos courtesy of The Conservation Fund)

Students from South Atlanta High School planted the first trees at the Food Forest

and is knowledgeable enough to give his own tours of the trees he now calls his neighbors. The Food Forest has intrigued hundreds of other students through workshops and field trips hosted at the site. The very first trees were planted by South Atlanta High School, Carver High School and Maynard H. Jackson High School students. The Food Forest has already thrown two STEM science festivals and a fall festival for the community. In March, the Audubon Society lead 200 second graders on a bird walk through the forest and the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance introduced students to the importance of watershed health. The living classroom is open to all ages every second Saturday of the month during Grow and Learn. The first half of the morning includes education, from bird banding to mushroom inoculation, while the second half of the day is used for volunteering. It’s a chance to get connected to the earth and to the community, and maybe pluck a fresh fig for a snack. For more about the Urban Food Forest, visit aglanta.org. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


My Father’s Weed-Free Garden My father has been gone for more than eight years, but I think of him every time I work in my yard or visit a garden store; I still remember our Saturday trips to Hastings on Cheshire Bridge Road, more than 50 years ago, just to “look around.” From selling vegetables grown from seeds to neighbors in his small hometown in Pennsylvania to cultivating orchids in the greenhouse at his retirement home in Atlanta, my father loved gardening. In my own retirement, I’m trying to follow in his footsteps. I spend many hours, every week, planting, laying pine straw, raking, watering and weeding in my city yard: simple, but satisfying, tasks. My father was not an easy man to please (and he was as hard on himself as others), but I think he would be proud of my gardening passion and the results. When my father died, my sister and I distributed his possessions, as families do. Looking through yet another box of odds and ends, we found his old gardening tools. I remember the emotions I felt when I saw them, and, as the older (pushier) sister, immediately claimed them for my own. It was his wooden-handled weeder that I really wanted: the simple, inexpensive tool that I had seen him use hundreds of times, while sitting on a stool in whatever garden he was tending. I can imagine his gnarled, arthritic hand grasping the handle, just as I do now. Little things trigger memories. I don’t remember my father ever using chemicals to kill weeds. Whether it was his frugality or his concern about their toxicity and potential harm to wildlife, especially his beloved birds, or just the satisfaction he got from weeding, I will never know. But I’m proud that he never succumbed to the “magical powers” of the weed-killers that came on the market to great fanfare in the 1970s. Today, we understand the dangers that these chemicals pose to people and to the environment: dangers that the companies that manufactured and marketed them always knew, but hid from the public. The truth is finally coming out. The synthetic compound glysophate was discovered to be an herbicide (weed-killer) by Monsanto in the early 1970s and patented for that purpose; in 1974, the company brought the chemical to market in the United States under the trade name Roundup. In 1985, the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate was first considered by the U.S. EPA, but, six years later, the agency found “evidence of non-carcinogenicity for humans.” Glyphosate-based herbicides are the world’s most common By Sally Bethea weed-killers for uses ranging from agriculture and forestry to lawns Sally Bethea is the and gardens. Human exposure occurs when the herbicide is ingested retired executive direc- or gets on skin, in eyes, or is inhaled during application; the science tor of Chattahoochee about the safety of these chemicals is not settled. Riverkeeper and cur Four years ago, the World Health Organization classified rent board president of glysophate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” A year later, the Chattahoochee Parks University of California discovered the chemical in 93 percent Conservancy whose of urine samples collected across the U.S.; other tests revealed mission is to build a what some call “alarming levels” of glysophate in cereal. Internal community of support Monsanto and EPA communications, released in 2017 litigation, for the Chattahoochee showed how the corporation and the federal agency coordinated River National Recreto downplay safety concerns. The company’s annual profits from ation Area. herbicide products, mostly Roundup, were reported as nearly $2 billion for 2015. Several months ago, Trump-appointed EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler issued an “interim review” that said the agency continues to find that there are no risks to public health when glysophate is used as directed and that it is not a carcinogen. EPA has acknowledged that there may be risks to ecological systems. Three California juries have recently awarded more than $2.2 billion in three separate verdicts against Monsanto (now known as Monsanto-Bayer) over claims that Roundup causes cancer and that the company knew about the risks for decades and went to “extraordinary lengths” to cover it up. In the first case, a groundskeeper who sprayed Roundup on school properties is terminally ill with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (linked to glysophate). The jury unanimously agreed that the weed-killer caused his cancer and that Monsanto acted with “malice, oppression or fraud,” when it intentionally concealed that fact. Another major trial is scheduled for August and more than 13,000 lawsuits are pending. While Roundup and other glysophate products are easily available in the U.S., the chemical has been banned or restricted in dozens of countries around the world – and in more than 100 cities in this country. Of course, it’s not just Monsanto-Bayer that has actively concealed information about the harmful nature of their products, induced regulators to ignore data, and lied over decades to improve their financial bottom line. Think: Big Tobacco, Big Coal, Dupont and Exxon, to name a few. When learning, and now reporting on, these disturbing facts becomes too overwhelming, I pick up my father’s simple garden tool and head outside to spend a few, very satisfying, hours, killing weeds.

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Fly Like An Eagle

New zipline courses open at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Writer Grace Huseth exploresthe treetops at Chattahoochee Nature Center.

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When Patrick Avery toured Chattahoochee Nature Center with his wife and son in 2017, the adventure and designs operations manager with American Adventure Park Systems was off the clock, but he couldn’t keep his eyes off the trees. “I remember speaking with my wife about how this would be an ideal location for a zipline course,” he recalled. “The visualization had already begun.” A few months later, Chattahoochee Nature Center asked Avery to design a course that would showcase the topography of the area. He created a design in less than a day and Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures was born in partnership with Historic Banning Mills, the world’s largest ziplining park. Avery and the American Adventure Park Systems engineers designed two courses to send visitors on aerial views of the ecosystem of the Chattahoochee Nature Center: the Eco Zipline Canopy Tour with longer zip lines that cross twice over the Beaver Pond, and the Aerial Adventure Course of up to 28 challenge elements including suspension bridges, ropes, and more. The Eco Canopy Tour includes aerial elements similar to a high ropes course. It’s like walking out on sturdy limb or log with the perfect width for balancing. The ascent is an introduction to height, trusting your cables and learning to weave a special security clip through the course. “I like the separate courses to have a variable of elements which are not only aesthetically pleasing by themselves, but also add interest to the natural lay of the woods and corridors,” Avery said. “Some will require balance, some will require strength, some will be more fun and allow participants a chance to rest and enjoy the views.” The sky bridges are not strenuous but call upon often forgotten muscles to maintain balance. The challenge of the sky bridges makes the ziplines that much more rewarding. The first zipline is like sailing through the canopy as weightless as a flying squirrel. Stepping off the platform smoothly slides you into a seated position and the harnesses don’t pinch legs or pitch you forward. The ziplines on the Eco Canopy Tour are engineered for maximum speed that tapers off to a soft landing. You pick up momentum in the middle, with the option of reclining your legs out straight for streamlined speed, and then return to a steady glide. “Our tour model builds participant confidence and skills on lower, slower ziplines which will in general become longer, higher and faster for a nice capstone experience,” Avery said. After practicing the launch and dismount on a handful of lines, you’ll be ready for the grand finale: sailing twice over the Beaver Pond. Since the first ziplines were a warm up, the long lines feel like flight. The Chattahoochee Nature Center is known for its hawks, owls and eagles, and the zipline courses will put you up in the air just like them. For more details, visit cncziplines.com. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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AgLanta Eats, a hyperlocal food festival, will feature a variety of tastings prepared by top chefs utilizing the freshest ingredients from AgLanta growers and metro Atlanta farms. The event, set for July 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Atlanta Botanical Garden, will also feature live music, garden tours, and a silent auction. Profits from the event will support the AgLanta Grows-A-Lot program, which provides local growers with access to underutilized land through a partnership between Groundwork Atlanta and the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience. The city’s Chief Resilience Officer Amol Naik has left the role to focus on a family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Chief Equity Officer Bill Hawthorne will serve as interim CRO and oversee the One Atlanta office. Sustainability promoter Southface Institute worked with a myriad of partners to create “Water Audit Guidance for Commercial Buildings.” The multiyear effort to create the first comprehensive guide to propose water efficiency measures for commercial buildings included City Energy Project, headed by the Institute for Market Transformation and the National Resource Defense Council, together with Southface Institute, H.W. (Bill) Hoffman & Associates, the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (and partners) and 20 local governments. The goals of this widely applicable resource are to conserve water, boost local economies and reduce pollution. Park Pride has awarded Friends of Waterworks Greenspace a grant for a hammock grove, the first in Atlanta. The funds were used to purchase and install a series of orange steel posts with flanges and clamps so guests can bring their own hammock or slackline to install between the posts. Hammock groves have become increasingly popular in parks across the world. The greenspace is on the eastern edge of the Atlanta City Waterworks Hemphill Reservoir at the northwest corner of Northside Drive and 17th Street. A large crowd gathered at the Foundry at Puritan Mill on the Westside for the 6th annual Root Ball, Trees Atlanta’s most significant annual fundraiser. Shane Thomas and Michael Bishop were sponsors of this year’s successful event which included a casual buffet catered by Dennis Dean, an open bar and live and silent auctions. Co-Executive Director and Chief Program Officer Eric Levine recognized Ryan Gravel, whose Georgia Tech thesis about the Atlanta BeltLine project 20 years ago became a reality. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. will be entering the design stage this summer for the second phase of Boulevard Crossing Park. Cambridge-based Agency Landscape + Planning and Atlanta-based Perkins+Will were selected to lead the planning and design of this 25-acre park on the southeast side. Creative Solar USA experienced record-setting growth during the first quarter of 2019, reflecting a decade-long trend in the growth of the solar energy market in the Southeastern United States. CEO and Founder of Creative Solar USA, Russell Seifert said he is elated by the company’s role in ongoing solar market expansion throughout the region. “Residential and commercial solar energy are on pace to have the market’s strongest year ever in Georgia,” he said. For more, visit creativesolarusa.com.

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Happy Birthday, Zesto!

Atlanta ice cream and burger institution celebrates 70 years By Annie Kinnett Nichols One of Atlanta’s true icons, Zesto has been serving signature treats like the Nut Brown Crown (soft serve ice cream dipped in milk chocolate and rolled in dry roasted peanuts), Artic Swirl cones, milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits, chili dogs and the Chubby Decker, Atlanta’s first ever double cheeseburger, for 70 years. In 1949, Big John Livaditis opened the first Zesto franchise in Atlanta on Peachtree Road across from the Brookwood train station. It was instantly popular. Originally from Greece, Big John sponsored his brothers to come to the United States to work with him and the big, happy family opened more Zesto locations. Big John hired friends and family to work at the stores and made sure his employees got to know the customers. That’s still true today. The employees at the five Zesto locations know your name, and your kids’ names and they know what your favorites are. Each store has its own personality and special menu items. The Piedmont Avenue store and Tyrone store serve tacos and quesadillas, the Forest Park store is the only one that serves breakfast and East Atlanta has fish and chips as well as fried chicken livers and gizzards. Along with the burgers and hotdogs, all locations offer awesome Greek gyros and lemon pepper chicken wings. The family atmosphere at Zesto also means that they have longtime employees who have become mainstays and icons themselves. Jimmy Koulouris and his wife Angela at the East Atlanta store, Delores Slaughter at the Piedmont store and Mechelle Harper at the Little Five Points location have all been with Zesto for more than 40 years. They have some great stories to tell, too. Slaughter recalled when Mayor Maynard Jackson came into the Piedmont store to get his favorite milkshake only to discover the restaurant had no water due to a broken water main. Jackson made one phone call and the repair was made in less than 24 hours, and he was able to buy his milkshake. Rap star Lil Yachty was a regular at the East Atlanta store while

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working on the film “How High,” which used Zesto as a filming location. Big John, who also created Big John’s Christmas Trees, died a few years ago and his son and daughter-in-law, Jimbo and Leigh Ann, now run the family business. They are both delightful and upon meeting them I wanted to work for

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them, too! To celebrate Zesto’s 70th birthday in Atlanta, Jimbo and Leigh Ann are giving away chili dogs at all stores for 70 cents on July 1. You can also buy a commemorative Zesto T-shirt for $10. They’ll be serving up special menu items all year long, so visit zestoatlanta.com to

see the different specials like the mango and peach milkshake and the Zesto Spicy 70th Steakburger. My advice to you is to find the nearest Zesto and if you’ve never been there, go in and introduce yourself. You’ll be family in no time! At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


Food Forethought: Anne Quatrano By Megan Volpert

Restaurateur and chef Anne Quatrano established her international reputation with Bacchanalia and Star Provisions, but her love of all kinds of food has seen her branch out with W.H. Stiles Fish Camp and, most recently, Pancake Social at Ponce City Market. What is your favorite breakfast spot in Atlanta? Buttermilk Kitchen. You designed the menu for Pancake Social, but how often will you be hands-on there? Is it pretty convenient since you also have W.H. Stiles Fish Camp right there? I try to go by daily to check on the team and operations.

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Do you have pretty good people-watching opportunities inside Ponce City Market? The best! Of all the talent you’ve worked with at Star Provisions, what makes Evelyn Ling the right executive chef for Pancake Social? Evelyn has an excellent palate as well as an attention to detail that was needed to start a new concept. Her calm and controlled nature is also a plus when slinging pancakes. Kitchens are an intense atmosphere. What do your kitchens sound like? Is it deadly silent, does somebody pick a radio station or playlist, or do you just fling witty banter? No music, but the dining room music wafts in from time to time. We like kitchens that are focused and controlled. What’s the difference between how you cook at home versus at work? Do you use your own kitchen as a lab, or save experiments for the professional kitchens? I did a lot of testing of pancakes at home for Pancake Social. Typically most of our food testing happens in our professional kitchens. You’ve done a variety of concepts from white tablecloth to fast casual. Is there any food you make at home that would surprise your customers? My go-to comfort food is red sauce. We do not really have a red sauce restaurant in our stable. You’re one of the most widely respected chefs in Atlanta. If you could change anything about our dining culture or food scene, what would it be? I would like to see the front-of-house or servers and managers earn more respect and accolades. I have the utmost respect for what they do and tolerate, and do not believe they are as fully celebrated as they should be. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Chef Andrew Zimmern to curate Chattahoochee Food Works Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern is partnering with Robert Montwaid, creator of New York’s Gansevoort Market, to curate Chattahoochee Food Works, a boutique food market opening later this year in the Makers Building at The Works, an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development from Selig Enterprises on the Upper Westside. A four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Zimmern is creator, executive producer and host of Travel Channel’s

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Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, The Zimmern List and Food Network’s Big Food Truck Tip. Zimmern, who has explored food culture in more than 170 countries, launched Passport Hospitality, which provides consulting services to various restaurant and retail projects, in 2015. Zimmern and Montwaid previously collaborated on The Dayton’s Food Hall and Market in downtown Minneapolis. For Chattahoochee Food Works, Zimmern will act as a culinary advisor to Montwaid and apply his global experience and tastes to develop a unique and diverse talent mix for the project. “Atlanta and the Southeast in general have a thriving culinary scene with some of the most notable restaurants and the most captivating food culture in the country. At Chattahoochee Food Works, we’re recruiting the region’s top chef talent and setting the stage for them to try new concepts or menu items,” said Zimmern. “The Works is a thrill for all of us at Passport. We want to make this a landmark and inclusive project for all because the food of the south is America’s food in every sense of the word.” The 16,000-square-foot market will feature international fare, chef-driven events and entertainment, a test kitchen, an indoor/outdoor bar, outdoor seating, and artisanal market shops. The outdoor area will be connected to The Spur, a quarter mile linear park running through Phase One of the project. Selig began acquiring the 80-acre, one million-square-foot industrial site more than 70 years ago. The Works has been master-planned for 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, 500,000 square feet of office space, 500 residences, 200 hotel rooms and 13 acres of greenspace. Phase one of the development spans 27 acres and includes 485,000 square feet of space, including 260,000 square feet of retail and 225,000 square feet of office. Phase 1 welcomed its first tenant, Ballard Designs, in July 2018. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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QUICK BITES burning oven and grill. Fresh vegetable platters and shared plates with local cheeses, cured meats and homemade bread are all on the menu. At B-Side, guests can enjoy New York bodega-style breakfast and lunch sandwiches (think “egg on a roll”), woodfired bagels, salads, soups and more. For more information, visit deerdove.com. The Deer and The Dove and B-Side, ▲ two new restaurants from Chef Terry Koval, have opened on the downtown square in Decatur. The Deer and The Dove pays homage to the surrounding farms and local purveyors with many of the New American dishes coming out of a wood-

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Chef Craig Richards and restaurateur Billy Streck announce plans to open Lyla Lila in Midtown this fall. Located at 693 Peachtree Street Northeast on the ground level of the 24-story lilli Midtown apartment building, the menu will feature southern European cuisine. The

Capital One Café is expected to open by year’s end at Lenox Square in Buckhead. The space will be both a bank and a coffee shop where customers can get help with their accounts, use free Wi-Fi, use ATMs, or grab a Peet’s coffee and a local pastry. Capital One cardholders will get 50 percent off coffee and beverages every day, but the space is open to everyone, not just customers.

1878 Piedmont Ave. A “cousin” to Fry’s Tex-Mex favorite Superica at Krog Street Market, Little Rey is serving up “chicken al carbon” at its core plus salads, fresh salsas and hand-made tortillas and margaritas. For more information, visit littlerey.com. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will open its sixth Atlanta location at the Coda building Technology Square this fall, according to a report at Tomorrow’s News Today. The shop will have a 700 square foot stall in the building’s food hall. Dos Bocas will open later this summer in Downtown at 275 Baker Street offering up Cajun and Mexican cuisine. Located in the former Legal Sea Foods space, the two-story restaurant boasts 8,000 square feet and will feature a prominent bar, private dining areas and an outdoor patio with view of the newly renovated greenspace at Centennial Park.

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We Are All Good People Here

Summer Reading

New books by Atlanta authors perfect for poolside reading

Susan Rebecca White

By Collin Kelley & Joe Earle

Two life-long friends reconnect when their daughters are endangered by secrets from their mothers’ radical college days.

Smile A While Kyle Brooks

Better known by his nom de plume, BlackCatTips, the painter and muralist has created his first book, which includes many of his familiar smiling faces alongside poems about things you can do to smile and be happy. While it looks like a children’s book, Brooks said “Smile A While” is for all ages. The artist was reluctant to release a book, but after friend and marketing whiz Laura Thompson gave him a small Andy Warhol art book along with a business plan to get the book into the world, Brooks spent a year working on the paintings and verses. The book will debut at a reading and signing on Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Grove at Colony Square in Midtown. To order the book and find out about more events, visit blackcattips.com.

None of the Above Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton

Robinson, one of the teachers caught up in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, and journalist Simonton explore the racial and economic disparities that brought about the case.

Ummarriageable Soniah Kamal

A thought-provoking retelling of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” in classobsessed, modern-day Pakistan.

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls Anissa Gray

The lives of three sisters are upended when one of them is sent to prison for defrauding the town they live in.

Deaf Republic Ilya Kaminsky

The new director of Poetry at Tech, Kaminsky’s tourde-force collection of poems weaves a narrative of a town in a war-torn country whose populace goes deaf in protest and resistance againt the occupiers.

The Favorite Daughter Patti Callahan Henry

A woman returns to her small South Carolina hometown to care for her father diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and discovers his secret past.

The Magnetic Girl Jessica Handler

Memoirist Jessica Handler and her mother shared an interest in stories of remarkable women, so years ago, when Handler’s mother came across an article about Lulu Hurst, she emailed a copy to her daughter. The article was titled “The Feats of the Magnetic Girl Explained.” That article would inspire Handler’s debut novel, a fictionalized account of Hurst’s days as vaudeville act and how she supposedly used magnetism in her body to lift people seated in parlor chairs or to knock grown men across the stage. Hurst later admitted in her own autobiography that she was a charlatan and her powers were actually tricks and stagecraft. For her version of Lulu’s story, Handler invented a sick younger brother, who hopes Hurst’s magnetic powers might heal him, and explores her relationship with her parents, who enjoy the benefits of their daughter’s growing celebrity. Handler says she spent about a decade working on the novel and even tried to perform some of Hurst’s “magnetic tests” herself, but never fully mastered them. “The chair thing, I can’t figure,” she said.

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Sunset Beach

The Last Widow

A down-on-her luck woman who works for her father, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, stumbles onto a murder in a sleepy beach community.

The thriller writer brings back medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent on the case of a missing Centers for Disease Control scientist and the diabolical enemy behind the plot.

Mary Kay Andrews

Karin Slaughter

Never Have I Ever Joshilyn Jackson

A boozy book club turns into a nightmarish game of one-upmanship as a newcomer threatens to expose secrets and lies about one member’s past.

Smokelore Jim Auchmutey

A guided tour of the history of barbecue in America, including vintage art and recipes.

Harvin Greene

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The Fox Theatre will kick off the 2019 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival on July 14 at 2 p.m. with a sing-along screening of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” to mark the movie’s 30th anniversary. This year’s lineup also includes “To Kill a Mockingbird” (July 14, 6:30 p.m.), “Mary Poppins” sing-along (July 21, 2 p.m.), “The Princess Bride” (July 27, 7:30 p.m.) and an 80th anniversary screening of “The Wizard of Oz” (Aug. 25, p.m.). There will also be Saturday Morning Cartoons on July 27 at 10 a.m. As in previous years, the festival will showcase films on the Fox Theatre’s impressive 26-by-56-foot screen. For select showings, guests will have the opportunity to attend a preshow experience, which will include a sing-a-long with a vintage cartoon and performances on the world-renowned “Mighty Mo” organ. Tickets are on sale now at FoxTheatre.org.

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Your family’s most comprehensive online guide to arts and cultural entertainment Visit AtlantaPlanIt.com for more upcoming events.

VISUAL ARTS Atlanta Down Under – The Building of Atlanta’s Subway System: Photographs in this exhibition are from 1977 until 1987 and show major construction of downtown stations, tunnels, buildings, streets, and workers. Daily. Free. decaturartclasses.com David Rogers’ Big Bugs: These largerthan-life sculptures combine landscape art, recycled art to show the important role of bugs to the ecosystem. Daily. $18-$20. fernbankmuseum.org Erin Jane Nelson – Her Deepness: With photography collaged and stitched into fabric and ceramic works, Nelson creates foreboding memorials to our natural world. Tues-Sun. Free. thecontemporary.org Hand To Hand - Southern Craft Of The 19th Century: Exhibit focuses on a selection of masterworks from the High’s holdings of 19th-century Southern decorative arts. TuesSun. $14.50. high.org Imaginary Worlds - Alice’s Wonderland: The exhibition of giant topiary-like plant sculptures at both the Midtown and Gainesville gardens is back by popular demand after last summer’s blockbuster show. Tue-Sun. Free!-$21.95. atlantabg.org Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: An exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the coveted designer’s eponymous label Mary Katrantzou. Tue-Sun. $10. scadfash.org Leon Kelly – American Surrealist: Nearly 40 years since Kelly’s death, this exhibition will serve as one of the first retrospectives spanning the artist’s entire career. Tue-Sun. $5. museum.oglethorpe.edu Salvador Dalí’s Stairway to Heaven: Two fine print portfolios of illustrations for the “Comte de Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror” and “Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy.” Tue-Sun. $5. museum. oglethorpe.edu Wire & Wood - Designing Iconic Guitars: Explore the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons, how they reached that status. Tue-Sun. Free-$8. museumofdesign.org

PERFORMANCE ART 311: This American rock quintet fused reggae, hip-hop, funk, and metal in a rhythmic blend that carried them from the rap-rock boom of the ‘90s and into the 2000s. Jul 30. $42-$117.50. classicchastain.com

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A Dash of Whimsy: Join Jennifer Waldman Gross in an intimate evening filled with beautiful nostalgic music that shaped and inspired her childhood. Jul 13. $25-$125. atlantalyrictheatre.com ABBA – The Concert: The top ABBA tribute group in the world dazzles with their fantastic performance while playing the bands most iconic hits. Jul 27. $36-$80. cobbenergycentre.com Atlanta Jazz - International Sounds Series: This monthly cultural exchange music series featuresTop International Artists based in Atlanta presented by America’s Songbird of the South Myrna Clayton and CedarTree Worldwide Productions. Jul 26-Aug 30. $15-$20. redlightcafe.com Beauty And The Beast: Trash is turned into treasure and true love prevails when the classic tale hip-hops its way into a modern day city. Tue-Sun. $11.25. puppet.org Boyz II Men: According to no less an authority than the RIAA, Boyz II Men are the most commercially successful R&B group of all time. Jul 5. $35$452. classicchastain.com Champions Of Magic: The five world-class illusionists that make up this mind-bending theatrical production are coming to Atlanta for the very first time! Jul 20. $30-$60. foxtheatre.org Dave Matthews Band: The poporiented version of the Grateful Dead crossed with elements of jazz, funk, and the worldbeat explorations of Paul Simon and Sting Jul 23. $123-$221. vzwamp.com Earth, Wind & Fire: One of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands of the ‘70s. Jul 24. $40-$338. classicchastain.com Gordon Lightfoot: After more than 50 active years of hit song making, this esteemed singer-songwriter and musician resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. Jul 22. $45$120. cobbenergycentre.com Hair: Serenbe Playhouse revives the Tony-winning rock musical in a brand new, larger than life production for their 10th Anniversary Season. Wed-Sun. $35-$60. serenbeplayhouse.com Hugh Jackman - The Man. The Music. The Show.: Jackman has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona, as successful on stage in front of live crowds as he is on film. Jul 3. $25-$465. statefarmarena.com At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Ambitious yet irresistible fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements, and futuristic iconography rocketed the group to massive commercial success throughout the 1970s. Jul 5. $69.50-$457. statefarmarena.com

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John Leguizamo – Latin History for Morons: Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school project. Jul 10. $45-$150. foxtheatre.org Jazz Matters: Enjoy musical performances, by regional, national and international artists, highlighting the diversity and cultural roots of jazz music, and musical genres influenced by it. Jul 21-Aug 16. $25-$300. wrensnestonline.com

Mary J. Blige: Compared to Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin, Blige had little in common stylistically with either of those artists, but like them, she helped adorn soul music with new flavor. Jul 16. $40-$302. classicchastain.com

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For our August issue, we’ll be featuring photographs of pets and their owners. Send us a snap of you and your pet (or pets) and you might see yourself in this special section! Photos should be high resolution with all persons and pets identified by name. Send your images by July 15 to editor Collin Kelley at collin@atlantaintownpaper.com

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Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre - Art Over Dinner: This company brings together the classical and contemporary dance forms and strengths of each of its principal artists. Jul 18. $85. terminus-serenbe.com

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New Kids On The Block: Pioneering boy band that eclipsed the popularity of New Edition while laying the groundwork for the teen pop boom of the late ‘90s. Jul 11. $29.95-$219.95. statefarmarena.com Parliament Funkadelic: If you want to watch the original master of funk do his thing, you’ve got one more chance before he retires this year. Jul 25. $35-$75. foxtheatre.org Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul, & Mary) Live In Concert: The creator of beloved folk songs will be on stage to share his music and stories in a special, live concert. jul 13. $9-$36. templebethdavid.info

The String Cheese Incident: This group’s self-described “sacrilegious mix of bluegrass, calypso, salsa, Afro-pop, funk, rock, and jazz” quickly built up a following. Jul 5-6. $39-$125. foxtheatre.org

Train & Goo Goo Dolls: These two post-grunge era rock bands will be co-headlining an amphitheater tour this summer. Jul 10. $29.50-$475. vzwamp.com Young The Giant: This Cali quintet draws upon the members’ international roots to forge a worldly blend of summery indie pop and anthemic stadium rock. Jul 14. $31$189. classicchastain.com

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PARTING SHOTS

Top Left: Woodruff Park hosted an unveiling of a new public arts program, ArtSwap ATL, last month. Local artists Donna Howell, Rory Hawkins, Kandus Johnson, Ayanna Smith of TILA Studios, and Evil Twin Brother were invited to design the program’s five inaugural mailboxes. Each box encourages visitors to “take art and leave art.” The program was imagined by local high school students, inspired by Atlanta’s Free Art Friday movement and the nationwide Little Free Library movement, and implemented with the support of Spark Corps, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and Southwest Airlines. Top Right: Two-time Olympian Nei Kuan Chia joined local swimmers from the Ansley Sharks summer league team at the Ansley Park Lap-A-Thon, a fundraising event benefiting Swim Across America-Atlanta. Approximately 75 swimmers swam in the Lap-A-Thon to raise money for pediatric cancer research at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Bottom Left: The Atlanta Community Food Bank hosted its 35th annual Hunger Walk Run on April 28. The event was hosted at the Home Deport Backyard and drew a crowd of more than 10,000 attendees.

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COLDWELL BANKER DRUID HILLS - Historic home w/rich architectural details throughout w/modern updates. Expansive rooms, abundance of natural light, great rm addition w/wall of windows, marble tiled sunrm, renovated baths, salt water heated pool. 5BR/5BA $1,300,000 FMLS: 6562127 Helene DeLoach 404.210.6250

BRIARCLIFF WOODS - Charming brick ranch situated on corner lot, spacious & bright living & dining rooms overlooking ½ plus acre lot. Gleaming hardwoods recently refinished, custom built-ins, updated kitchen, finished terrace level. 5BR/3BA $519,000 FMLS: 6531133 Helene DeLoach 404.210.6250

GARDEN HILLS - Coveted location in Buckhead. 4 story newer construction, open floor plan with Cook’s kitchen. 4 decks overlooking lush green views. 2 separate and private in-law suites. 8BR/6.5BA $1,299,000 FMLS: 6544033 Sally Westmoreland 404.354.4845 Sherry Warner 404.784.8848

OLD FOURTH WARD - New construction by WilliamMarkDesigns ready for you to customize your interior design selections. Walk to The Beltline! Includes hardwood floors, tankless water heater, Nest thermostat, rooftop deck. 4BR/3.5BA $825,000 FMLS: 6557636 Joan Arkins 404.661.2500

RICHLAND PARK - Fully renovated Westside bungalow walking distance to The Beltline. Open concept w/ digital entry, solid wood kit cabs, granite c-tops, SS appls, hardwoods throughout. Master w/walk-in closet. Lrg deck for entertaining. 3BR/2BA $340,000 FMLS: 6532411 Mike Gunsallus 404.569.8048

MIDTOWN - Top floor access controlled penthouse at Windsor Over Peachtree. Open floor plan great for entertaining. Skylights in dining rm, island w/bar seating, attic storage. 2 bedroom unit converted to massive 1 bedroom w/office. 1BR/1BA $279,900 FMLS: 6568046 Mike Gunsallus 404.569.8048

WESTWOOD TERRACE - Beautiful renovation on the Westside offering 3 levels of living, master on main, master bath w/spa like soaking tub & double vanities, hardwoods, 2 spacious BR’s upstairs, basement w/full bed/bath & bonus rm. 4BR/3.5BA $375,000 FMLS: 6569805 Nicole Barthelmeus 404.441.8116

DRUID HILLS - Freshly painted interior & exterior, hardwoods, great natural light, nice sunroom off large living room, updated kitchen and baths. Huge, dry unfinished basement with tons of storage. Close to Emory/CDC, walk to Fernbank Elementary 3BR/2BA $435,000 FMLS: 6554327 Nicole Davis 404.358.6252

VIRGINIA HIGHLAND - This to be built custom home situated on large .6 acre lot backs up to Piedmont Park and The Beltline. Open floor plan, tons of light, high end finishes throughout, 2 car garage. Work with builder now to customize. 5BR/4BA $1,999,900 FMLS: 6567913 David Brown 917.705.6387

NORTH BUCKHEAD - Custom to be built home by Direct Build Atl in Whitewater creek neighborhood on private 1.6 acre lot. 10’ ceilings on main, 9’ ceilings on 2nd floor, covered deck off master, 3 car attached garage. 5BR/4.5BA $2,149,900 FMLS: 6568410 David Brown 917.705.6387

EDGEWOOD - High performance Earthcraft certified living. Beautiful total renovation by Elemental Green. Open living/dining area flows to eat-in kitchen. Luxurious finishes, 3 zone HVAC, all new high efficiency systems, no unused space. 3BR/2BA $555,000 FMLS: 6536034 Clarke Weeks 404.932.0391

GRANT PARK - Fantastic new construction by Parclife Homes just steps from The Beltline. Spacious kitchen w/breakfast area & large island, family rm w/fireplace, built-ins & shiplap accent. Screen porch w/fireplace, 2 car garage. 4BR/3BA $799,900 FMLS: 6543020 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

CLARKSTON- Fabulous new builds minutes to DeKalb Farmers Market, Emory, Decatur! Unincorporated Dekalb. Huge gorgeous lots, screened porch, 2 car garages, lrg closets in all BR’s, easy flow floorplan & the best finishes! 5BR/3BA $439,900 FMLS: 6569239/6569232 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

SCOTTDALE - PATH Foundation trail practically in your backyard, connects neighborhoods and people! Stoney River Homes ready early fall. Screened porch, 2 car garage. Scottdale featured in Atl Magazine as the place to live in 2018! 5BR/3BA $489,900 FMLS: 6537530 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

SCOTTDALE - Move in ready! Fantastic builder incentives - 2 car gar new construction by Stoney River Homes. Huge fenced backyard, screened porch, deck, chef’s kit w/island & butler’s pantry, plentiful storage & gorgeous finishes! 5BR/3BA $469,900 FMLS:6566193 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

KIRKWOOD - Charming bungalow with open floor plan, kitchen features island w/breakfast bar, granite c-tops, SS appls. Private master addition w/walk-in closet, private bathroom. New roof & windows, refinished hardwoods, freshly painted. 3BR/2BA $429,900 FMLS: 6568264 Sherry Warner 404.784.8848

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