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Cultural Experience Project .................................................. 4 Standout Student .................................................................. 5 Cityhood Movement ............................................................. 6 Press On .............................................................................. 7 Daily Running ........................................................................ 8 Morningside Mile .................................................................. 9
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Big Box Conundrum I truly believe in Carl Jung’s theory of synchronicity, or more simply put “meaningful coincidences.” It manifests itself in many different ways, but as I was sitting down to write this column, I looked up at the TV and saw there was an episode of South Park on called “Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes.” In the episode, Stan, Kyle and Kenny go into battle against the big-box retailer (with a similar name to a real big-box retailer), which has addicted the entire town to buying reduced-price goods. At the back of the store, hidden behind a door, is the evil “heart” of the Wall-Mart. It turns out to be a mirror, with the not-so-subtle message that big-box stores exist because people actually want them. Once the mirror is broken, the store disappears into a Poltergeist-style wormhole. Something tells me that the residents around Suburban Plaza in Decatur and the neighborhoods around Glenwood Park would love to simply smash a mirror and make the proposed big-box retailers there go away. It’s true that a vast majority of people shop at big-box retailers, whether it be Walmart, Target or at a mall. The trade off for convenience, more choices and lower prices is traﬃc, the potential for neighborhood destabilization as small “mom and pop” stores struggle to survive and the opening of the floodgates for even more retail. I, too, have fallen under the sway of
the big box. Turn me loose in Target for 30 minutes and I’ll be buying things I don’t need in a heartbeat. But I’ve also tried to diversify my consumerism by shopping at independent stores (especially music and bookshops) and online. I believe in spreading my dollars around and not going “all-in” at one location. I’m not anti-big box, but I do wish that developers would be more mindful of where they want to put them. Unfortunately for the folks in DeKalb, the Walmart and Suburban Plaza seems like a fit and will probably be built despite the valiant efforts of Good Growth DeKalb and other concerned citizens. Not to get all Hunger Games, but the odds are simply not in their favor. On the other hand, the idea of putting a big box in Glenwood Park just seems like insanity. Not only does it fly in the face of the surrounding development with its gorgeous townhomes and array of restaurants and retail, but it also doesn’t match the criteria for the Atlanta BeltLine overlay, which calls for mixed uses along the corridor. The old Lafarge concrete plant site on Glenwood Avenue is ripe for redevelopment, but why a big box store with a sea of parking? Why not a mix of homes, retail and restaurants, which residents have said they would welcome? Perhaps the developer could sacrifice a little profit and become a better steward for the community? Good will goes a long way. If you read the article on Intown’s apartment boom in this issue (Page 32), you will see that the trend is toward mixed uses with living, shops and restaurants all conveniently grouped together or in the same building. It’s what city-dwellers want and are willing to pay top dollar for. That should make certain developers sit up and take notice.
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ART & EDUCATION Cultural Experience Project offers free ﬁeld trips to APS students By Collin Kelley INtown Editor
Photo by Phil Mosier Mor than 1,500 elementary school students from around Atlanta descended on the Atlanta Botanical Garden last month for the beginning of the Cultural Experience Project, a citywide program that gives APS students a chance to experience the city’s art and cultural venues. Phillip Lewis from Thomasville Heights Elementary School checks out the orchids in bloom.
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parents could take the students anytime, but we found out that many couldn’t pay for the transportation, and that was a barrier,” she said. As Love and her oﬃce began reaching out to the arts organizations in the city – which were all receptive to CEP from the outset – she also picked up the phone and called Turner Broadcasting and asked them about funding the transportation for the students during the school year. “They were all for it,” Love said. “It is an honor to be a founding partner of the Cultural Experience Project,” said Kristina Christy, Director, Corporate Responsibility at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. “One of the primary barriers for youth being able to attend cultural events is the cost of transportation, so we decided that’s how we would get involved. To date we’ve provided more than 6,000 bus trips for the program.” APS Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Dr. Linda Anderson said she was excited about the continued partnership with CEP. “Our students have been able to participate in rich learning opportunities that introduce them to some of our city’s premier venues for the arts, while deepening their understanding and appreciation for the arts as well,” Anderson said. Sponsors for this year’s CEP include the National Endowment for the Arts, The Zeist Foundation Inc., Turner Broadcasting Inc., The Charles Loridans Foundation, The Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Kendeda Fund, The High Museum Art Access Program and The City of Atlanta. “Some of these kids would never go to a play or museum, but we are getting them out of their community and showing them there is a much bigger and different world,” Love said. “It’s inspiring and thrilling.” For more information about CEP, visit ocaatlanta.com or call (404) 546-7957.
A decade ago, Camille Russell Love and a friend were planning to meet up at the Woodruff Arts Center for an afternoon of art and culture. Love extended the invitation to her friend’s daughter, whose response was, “Where’s the Woodruff Arts Center?” “I thought… wow! This young woman has lived in Atlanta her whole life and has never been to the Woodruff. It truly disturbed me,” Love recalled. As the director of Atlanta’s Oﬃce of Cultural Affairs, Love decided to do something about. She had dreamed of partnering with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to offer cultural field trips to students, but wasn’t sure how to coordinate, much less fund, such a mammoth undertaking. Nine years later, the Cultural Experience Project (CEP) just began a new season and more than 275,000 APS students have been exposed to free art and culture institutions in Atlanta. The program provides pre-K through 12th grade students the opportunity to visit a cultural destination each year free of charge as part of class field trip. The 2013-14 CEP year kicked off in September with pre-K students visiting the Atlanta Children’s Museum and kindergartners getting up close and personal with the flora and fauna at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. As the school year continues, APS students will be seeing shows are checking out plays, concerts, performances and exhibitions at Atlanta Ballet, Chattahoochee Nature Center, Ballethnic Dance Company, Cyclorama and Civil War Museum, Alliance Theatre, Michael C. Carlos Museum, High Museum of Art, Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Opera and the Rialto Center for the Arts. Love said that each grade level is matched with an event, exhibition or experience that is germane to what is being taught during the academic year and the students’ age. “We wanted to make sure this wasn’t a fluff trip,” Love said. Love also recalled 10 years ago going before the Atlanta City Council to request free admission for all APS fifth graders to the Cyclorama as a “beta test” for what would become CEP. But Love immediately saw a snag: transportation. Photo by Phil Mosier “We offered free Kindergarten students with their teacher, Tiffany Hedrick, from Thomasville Heights Elementary School arrive at the Atlanta Botanical admission so the Garden for the kick-off of the Cultural Experience Project.
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Standout Student Standout students can be any age and at any stage of their educational life, which is what INtown discovered with October’s pick, Kimberly McDermid. McDermid lives in Boulevard Heights, which is just one street over from where she works at Grant Park as a registered veterinary technician for Zoo Atlanta. However, her educational and career path is taking her on far-flung mission to help save an endangered species – African lions. As part of her studies for a Kimberly McDermid, left, draws blood from a lion on master’s degree in science at the her summer study trip to Botswana. The Zoo Atlanta vet University of Georgia, McDermid tech is getting a master’s degree in science at UGA. traveled to Botswana this past summer to collect blood samples on lions. She is hoping to discover at Zoo Atlanta, and I knew I wanted what infectious diseases these lions to get on the ground and work with could have contracted from livestock or free-ranging lions to have some kind of domestic animals that have moved into positive impact on those left in the wild.” their area. That could help in developing McDermid is going into her third management and conservation strategies semester and admits that working fullthat can help protect not only this small time and completing a master’s degree is population but all lions struggling to a “heavy load.” live in the wild. African lion numbers “I really must love lions if I’m going are drastically declining. McDermid to put myself through this,” she laughed. said The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service “There’s the debt, the un-ending study of is even considering placing African lions statistics and getting back and forth to on the Endangered Species List as the Africa.” big cats fall to hunters, destruction of McDermid lived in a bush camp for their habitat and the introduction of new 30 days while completing her research diseases. this summer, which she described “I’ve always loved big cats and as a “good exercise in patience.” Not lions, specificially,” McDermid said. surprisingly, she’s already making plans “Something clicked when I came to work to head back to Africa next summer.
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School Briefs This year, students in grades 1-3 at The Lovett School will continue to learn stewardship skills as they grow both host plants and nectar plants for butterflies. Joining the Monarchs Across Georgia program, Sarah Spiers’ science classes will be working towards becoming a Certified Pollinator Habitat. In order to increase the number of monarch pit stops around Atlanta, parents in the Lower School will be offered an opportunity to purchase milkweeds for their own yards. The bell rang and the bagpiper played as students gathered in front of The Galloway School for the annual school- wide convocation celebration. The theme of this year’s convocation was mastery, one of the four key pillars of learning that are fundamental to life at Galloway. At the conclusion of the event, everyone was invited to enjoy demonstrations of mastery performed around the campus by student musicians on a variety of instruments including violin, piano, guitar, drums and sitar. The 2nd annual E. Rivers Elementary School Fall Festival will be held Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4360 Powers Ferry Road. There will be rides, games, rock wall, bungee trampoline, skee ball, photo booth, obstacle course, trackless train, bounce houses and more. For more information and to buy ride tickets, visit eriverselementary.com. Dozens of metro Atlanta preschoolers learned the answers to those questions and more today during the Grow Up Great gardening event at the City of Refuge Center in Downtown. Atlanta Braves General Manager Frank Wren and pitcher David Carpenter joined nearly 50 preschool students from Sheltering Arms Child Care Center to explore healthy eating habits. For more about, Grow Up Great visit pncgrowupgreat.com. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m
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BRIARCLIFF OR LAKESIDE? Cityhood movements continue to build in DeKalb By Collin Kelley INtown Editor There can be only one, so will it be the City of Briarcliff or the City of Lakeside? Around 200 residents of the proposed City of Briarcliff came out for an update and informational meeting on Sept. 12 at Clairmont Hills Baptist Church. Questions taken after the update from Allen Venet, president of the City of Briarcliff Initiative, showed there are concerns about taxes, schools, services and some who want to opt completely out of the cityhood plan. Venet said that the Briarcliff plan had met its first goal of raising enough money – $30,000 – to have a feasibility study completed by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. The study is required by the state before the legislature will even take up the issue of cityhood. The City of Briarcliff would have an estimated population of nearly 94,000 people. The cone-shaped city would begin where I-85 and I-285 meet and use those expressways as its northwest and eastside boundaries, respectively. The west boundary runs in a zig-zag along Moreland Avenue before dipping down to include the Fernbank area before skimming across the top of the cities of Decatur and Avondale Estates on the southside. Some of the familiar landmarks that would be included in the new city are Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Toco Hills Shopping Center, Emory University, Centers for Diesease Control, Druid Hills High School, DeKalb Farmers Market, North DeKalb Mall, Lakeside High School, Northlake Mall and Mercer University. The City of Lakeside would encompass many of the same areas as the Briarcliff proposal, but would extend out to include Tucker and have roughly 62,000 residents. Meanwhile, Tucker is also exploring its own cityhood
plan. The Lakeside City Alliance will hold another public meeting on Oct. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Briarcliff United Methodist Church One thing that all the cityhood movements have in common is a desire to wrest control from DeKalb County, which the organizations have accused of being unresponsive and inconsiderate of their communities’ needs. Venet said the City of Briarcliff would create its own police force, planning and zoning department, parks and recreation department and “pothole department” for road maintenance. Fire, water, sewer, trash collection and schools would all remain under DeKalb County. As for an increase in taxes, Venet said he didn’t believe there would be an increase. “We’re basically unbundling some services from DeKalb County, so the tax dollars that would go to them would come to the city instead.” A number of residents from Druid Hills were upset that their neighborhood was part of the proposed city. Druid Hills resident David Armstrong said the community civic association donated $10,000 to the Briarcliff Google maps initiative without asking all the residents. “There’s a significant part of Druid Hills that The area on this map outlined by dashes highlights the proposed city of Briardoesn’t want any part of this,” Armstrong said. cliff. The area with a solid outline represents the proposed city of Lakeside. Venet said the state Legislature would be Millar told our sister publication, Dunwoody the deciding factor on any of the cityhood movements. He noted that Briarcliff would be represented Reporter, in May that the only cityhood proposal that would “go anywhere” was Lakeside. If the legislature signs by three different state senators and seven different off on any plan, voters in the proposed city would still state representatives. “Out of those 10, nine of them are have to vote on whether to incorporate. Democrats and one is a Republican,” Venet said. “That For more information on the dueling cityhood Republican is Sen. Fran Millar and he is a vocal supporter initiatives, visit briarcliﬀ.org or lakesidecityalliance.org. of Lakeside.”
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Patrick Chance, pictured here on a fiishing trip with his family, lost his life to a rare form of cancer, but his memory lives on with a nonprofit organization, Press On, created by his parents to help fund research for a cure.
Press On is raising funds to end childhood cancer By Clare S. Richie Every day, two classrooms full of children are diagnosed with cancer, the number one disease killer of American children. Yet only 2 percent of the National Institute of Health funding is spent on childhood cancer research. For decades, child cancer survivability has remained relatively unchanged with children receiving the same treatments as adults even though the diseases are different. When confronted with these realities seven years ago, the Chance family of Druid Hills chose to “Press On” – to raise funds to end childhood cancer and to encourage us to face whatever challenges life hands us. In 2006, 3-year old Patrick Chance was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. “Patrick was a sweet, intelligent, and curious boy who loved fishing, collecting coins and rocks, building Star Wars Legos, and was even sworn in as a Nanuet fireman,” his mother, Erin Chance, said. Three months after Patrick’s diagnosis, Erin and Stephen Chance started Press On to CURE Childhood Cancer to identify alternative therapies and fund research to cure neuroblastoma and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Press On has raised more than $1.5 million for neuroblastoma and AML research at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Patrick lived every moment to the fullest until his death on his ninth birthday, Jan. 9, 2012. One year later, A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m
his parents dedicated a specialized radiation therapy room at CHOA in honor of their son. Thanks to Press On, families in the Southeast now have access to a critical treatment called MBIG (metaiodobenzylguanidine) therapy. The Chances also made sure to include an adjoining room for families – with threeway video and microphones to better connect parents and children without risk of radiation exposure to the parents. Patrick must be smiling from heaven because his desire to “heal people” is being realized. Erin explained, “Patrick came to me in a dream and told me ‘he’s ready,’ meaning that the first patient in the therapy room had low enough radiation levels to leave.” Erin contacted the nurse next day who confirmed that assessment. Patrick’s legacy of healing extends beyond that room and the other research Press On is funding. He has inspired his sisters and the children of his community to be the “generous generation.” From knowing Patrick and his journey, Atlanta children are inspired to help others, to be kind, to raise money for change, and to think beyond themselves. “I believe we are all given the opportunity to find our life’s mission” Erin said.
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Finding Balance in Your Daily Run of others. The problem with running on the city sidewalks, then, doesn’t seem to be the hard surface itself, but its lack of There are many benefits of variation. incorporating running into a regular That variety, which exercise routine. It can can easily be found on improve heart health, unpaved hiking trails muscle mass, bone or footpaths, forces the density, emotional entire body to engage a wellness, and help aid wider range of muscles weight loss. It is no and therefore allows the surprise, then, to see just body to develop a more how popular running has holistic strength. While become in today’s society. Intown residents might With this rise in think the monotonous interest comes general sidewalks are their only inquiries into the possible ITP option, there are negative effects of actually several great running. One of the most Arthur L. Raines options to take a break frequently asked questions from the city streets: is in regards to terrain. Guest Column That is, are runners safe • Interim Hiking Trails sticking to the paved paths on Atlanta’s Belt Line and sidewalks that we see here in Intown, • Piedmont Park Footbridges and Trails or would they be better off finding • Waterworks/Mason Mill Trails unpaved trails with a softer footing? • Morningside Nature Preserve Before this can be answered, we have to recognize that running, in general, If trail running isn’t your cup of is a high-impact exercise. Injuries to tea, runners are still advised to take a the joints, tendons, bones, and muscles, few days off a week from their normal especially when individuals first begin running routine and participate in a regular running routine, are not different exercise activities. A few uncommon. Specifically regarding soft suggestions are swimming, cycling, versus hard terrain, however, there is not weight training and using elliptical much consensus. Yes, hard surfaces like machines. While giving the joints and concrete and asphalt do place a slightly muscles in the legs time to rest from the higher level of stress on the bones and high-impact nature of running, these joints when running, but softer terrains, exercises also strengthen the core, arm like trails and grass, hold their own muscle groups, and hips. This change in problems as well – less clear visibility routine can make a huge difference in can mean that holes or sudden changes injury prevention efforts. Overall, if you in surface level go unnoticed, leading to are a regular runner, you can limit the sprained ankles, torn tendons, or pulled repetitive impact of your daily run by muscles. varying your terrains or cross training Despite this lack of consensus, with other exercise activities. most experts do agree on one thing regarding terrain: avoid repetition. This Dr. Arthur L. Raines is a boardis particularly true for runners in the city certified orthopaedic surgeon at Resurgens who likely run the same evenly paved Orthopaedics’ Midtown oﬃce. His paths on a regular basis. When the body areas of expertise include arthroscopic runs the same terrain over and over, it and reconstructive surgery, total joint uses the same muscle groups over and replacement, general orthopaedics, over. It is this factor of repetition which sports medicine, trauma and fracture has been widely found to cause injuries care, and occupational injuries/workers’ in runners due to the over-working of compensation. specific muscle groups and the neglect By Arthur L. Raines
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Atlanta Streets Alive returns Oct. 6 An estimated 50,000 people took part in September’s Atlanta Streets Alive event on Peachtree, which closed four-miles of the city’s iconic thoroughfare to vehicular traffic from Midtown to Downtown. Organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the group’s executive director, Rebecca Serna, said the huge surge in attendance made it the most attended Atlanta Streets Alive to date. The next Streets Alive event is Oct. 6 and will take place on Highland Avenue and Boulevard. Visit AtlantaStreetsAlive.com for the route and more details about the event. Pictured above, Benny Watson and Shawn Bilak rode their bikes from Conyers to take part in the event. Below, the DeCotis family played bocce - one of the many activities set up along Peachtree Street.
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The Atlanta Police Department has a new look on the street with the rollout of 70 new 2014 Ford Interceptor patrol vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with the latest in-car electronic technology including high-definition dashboard and rear seat video cameras, full-time digital video and audio recording, automatic download of video clips to a network of distributed video servers, an integrated real-time GPS Field Management System with mapping and wireless “hot spot” capabilities.
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The Atlanta Police Foundation announced the hiring of Sandy Smith, left, as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Smith joins the Foundation with extensive experience in fundraising and resource development and will be responsible for executing the Foundation’s $8.1 million Public Safety: Next Generation campaign. Smith worked previously with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where she led the fundraising efforts as Vice President and Chief Development Officer. The Public Safety: Next Generation campaign aims to reduce crime and position Atlanta as a model city for public safety through investment in cutting-edge technology, “smart” policing, improved police effectiveness, leadership and community engagement.
The Decatur Police Department has released a list of places that citizens can go for help if they feel they are being followed. With the new police department currently under construction, it is not as easy as it used to be. The location that is staffed 24 hours is the Communications Center that is currently located at 314-C Church St. with the entrance just to the right of the Big Peach Running Company on East Trinity Place. Police officials also suggested going to 24-hour gas stations around the city limits, including those on North Decatur Road, Clairemont Avenue, Scott Boulevard, DeKalb Industrial and Lawrenceville Highway. Other places to seek help: the front desk at the Marriott on Clairemont Avenue, Fire Station 1 on E. Trinity Place, Fire Station 2 on W. Hill Street and the emergency rooms at DeKalb Medical or Emory Hospital. Always call 911if you feel like you are in danger.
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Atlanta City Councilmember Natalyn Archibong introduced legislation in September to create the District 5 Atlanta-in-DeKalb Police Jurisdiction Task Force. The council passed the legislation unanimously. The task force will address concerns raised by residents in City of Atlanta neighborhoods located in DeKalb County. Since Atlanta and DeKalb have independent 911 call centers and separate police departments, Archibong said residents who live on the border have reported slow emergency response times, calls being routed across jurisdictional boundaries, and confusion from first responders.
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The majority of dogs impounded at DeKalb County Animal Services are pit bulls and pit bull mixes. To combat overpopulation and to help reduce the number of pit bulls euthanized, DeKalb County Animal Services announces a new program called Free Pit Fix. Funded by a private grant, the program will provide free spay and neuter procedures to pit bulls and pit bull mixes owned by DeKalb County residents. The free spay/ neuter service will be provided by LifeLine Animal Project in Avondale Estates. For more information, visit dekalbanimalservices.com.
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From Best To Worst… and Back Again We dads work pretty hard and sometimes recognition can be difficult to come by. This past Father’s Day, it all came to fruition for me, though. I was given a paper plate ornament that read “You’re the Best Dad, Hands Down” in Elliott’s nascent handwriting. He added his handprints to lend authenticity, lest anyone in future generations try to pass it off as their own. I tried to remain humble but the truth is I was over the moon with the accolade. But only those of us who occupy such great heights can comprehend a fall from grace so steep. Mine came on Labor Day. We had a great weekend, a “staycation” to use the vernacular of cash-conscious urbanites everywhere. Grandma Pat and Aunt Mary visited from New Jersey and Mary brought her four children, which cranks my kids up to Coca-Cola and Pop Rocks levels of excitement. We hit the pool, had a barbeque, went to the Children’s Museum, Leapin’ Lizards, Game-X and rode the Skyview Ferris Wheel. All in all a great weekend, except it had to end at some point and guess who had the job of sounding the gong – the “Best Dad,” that’s who. Tuesday morning meant back to school and work, so this particular Monday night felt like the mother of all Sunday nights. After relying solely on the pool to bathe our children for three days we felt compelled to introduce some soap into the equation. And bedtime was
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Ann Taylor Boutwell Oct. 1, 1912: Fifty students attended their very first day of school in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Atlanta’s Fourth Ward. Contractor Robert E. Pharrow, a neighborhood resident, built the three-story structure, made partially with Stone Mountain granite. Rev. Michael Scherrer was the school’s first director. The first teachers were Bessie Rucker and Luella Holmes, two African American laywomen. The school closed in 2001, when the Archdiocese of Atlanta could no longer provide funding. It is now the Katharine Drexel Community Center, which includes church offices, Sunday school classrooms, a choir rehearsal hall, and the Drexel Institute for the Arts. It is also used as a parish hall. The current pastor is Rev. Jeffery M. Ott. Oct. 9-11, 1911: Forty-six years after the Civil War, the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard unveiled New York sculptor Allen George Newman’s Peace Monument at the 14th Street entrance to Piedmont Park. The public is invited to join the Old Guard’s 2013 re-dedication event on Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. at the 14th Street gate. Oct. 29, 1985: Andy Griffith, the man known as Opie’s dad and Mayberry’s sheriff, spent most of the day in Buckhead’s glitzy Limelight nightclub at 3330 Piedmont Road (today’s Kroger in Peachtree Piedmont Crossing shopping center) filming an NBC television movie called Matlock. “They tell me this is a wild place,” said Griffith said with an exaggerated drawl and a wink during a break in the filming. Matlock featured him as a country-style Atlanta lawyer. The movie was a hit and picked up as a series, which ran from 1986 to 1995. Oct. 30, 1913: An impressive party crowd gathered for the opening of the 15-story Winecoff Hotel at 180 Peachtree. Designed by prolific New York architect William Lee Stoddart, pictured, the Winecoff would gain international recognition in 1946 when a fire claimed 119 lives – still the deadliest in US history. The born-again Winecoff reopened in October 2007 as the Ellis Hotel at 176 Peachtree. Stoddart also designed two other noted Peachtree buildings - the Georgian Terrace and Ponce de Leon Apartments. All are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ann Taylor Boutwell is an Atlanta historian, tour guide and docent at the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Communities band together to ﬁght big-box development By Collin Kelley INtown Editor Despite threats of a legal challenge, the Atlanta City Council voted last month to approve legislation proposed by Councilmember Carla Smith to rezone property on Glenwood Avenue along the Atlanta BeltLine from light industrial to multi-family residential to stop a Fuqua Development project. Fuqua has proposed a single-level, 155,000 square foot retail space, rumored to be a Walmart, on the 20-acre property. After the votes, Smith met with several dozen residents who had turned out wearing blue shirts and buttons with the slogan, “Save Our BeltLine.” Smith said there is still work to be done, since the Zoning Board of Appeals will hear an appeal to Fuqua Development’s alreadygranted special administrative permit (SAP) to develop the big-box retail store in the BeltLine overlay zone, which calls for mixed-used and residential development. Fuqua proposed neither in their SAP. The Zoning Board of Adjusment meeting is set for Oct. 10 at noon at City Hall. Attorneys for the owner of the Glenwood property, concrete manufacturing company Lafarge, and Fuqua said during a meeting of the Zoning Review Board that they would have “no choice” but to file suit to force the city to honor the current zoning. Residents and neighborhood associations from Glenwood Park, Grant Park, Chosewood Park, Ormewood Park, Reynoldstown, Cabaggetown and others united to fight the Fuqua plan, rallied by Smith’s legislation. Liz Hill, a former Walmart employee who lives a half-mile from the Glenwood property, said the fight was not about
Walmart, but about using the property in an appropriate way that won’t impact the surrounding neighborhoods. Glenwood Park resident Brandon Tidwell said he wanted to see development in the area, but a big box retailer was not the answer. “Look at the mix of brownstones, retails and restaurants in Glenwood Park. It’s been successful, so why can’t Fuqua come up with something similar and not go with a big-box retailer? I think there is still an opportunity for the community to sit down with Fuqua and propose something else for the site.” Another resident who wished to remain anonymous said the potential adverse affects on Glenwood Park and surrounding communities was huge, especially with the lack of road infrastructure. “There are plenty of other areas around town who would love a Walmart or big box development,” the resident said. “Why don’t they go there instead of trying to force it onto a piece of unsuitable property?” Colleen Kiernan, the director of the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club, was pleased by today’s vote. “The Sierra Club is a proponent of the Atlanta BeltLine, so we also have an interest in seeing the correct kind of development happen along the trails. One giant store with a big parking lot is not part of the BeltLine vision.” Smith encouraged the residents to “stay positive” as the process continues. Smart Growth Atlanta, an umbrella organization made up of neighborhood associations in the area, is already collecting money at its website, smartgrowthatlanta.org, for a potential legal challenge. The Glenwood area isn’t the only community battling against a developer
Top photo: A concrete plant on Glenwood Avenue would be the site of the big box retail center. Bottom photos: Laura Woods hands out “Save Our BeltLine” buttons at Atlanta City Council meeting.
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Business & Retail Briefs Intown’s beleaguered independent bookstore scene is facing another possible closure with the announcement that Bound To Be Read Books (boundtobereadbooks. com) in East Atlanta Village has been put up for sale by owner Jeff McCord. Open for eight years, McCord said demands of his fulltime job in the communications department for the State of Georgia, plus changes in how people consume books, such as eBooks, have prompted him to sell the store. McCord said he plans to keep the store open as long as possible until the right buyer steps forward, stating that he simply can’t “pull the plug” because it would be unfair to the community. Potential buyers can call the store at (404) 522-0877 or email jeff@ boundtobereadbooks.com. Preserving Place (preservingplace.com) is now open at 1170 Howell Mill Road in the Westside Provisions District offering house-made products such as Lemon Tomato Jam, Bread & Butter Pickle Relish, Catsup +, and Pickled Peaches, as well as other artisanal products including Doux South organic pickles, Beautiful Briny Sea salts, and Ancesserie letterpress goods and gifts. The shop also has an in-house kitchen and will be offering cooking classes. Homewood Suites by Hilton has announced it will build a 15-story hotel in the Luckie Marietta District, the first ground-up hotel development in Downtown Atlanta in five years. The hotel, which will be developed by Legacy Property Group, will be the districts’s first extended-stay hotel and Homewood Suites’ tenth open or planned property in metro Atlanta. The 129-suite hotel will utilize many of the in-place facilities of the Park Pavilion mixed-use project, which includes a 670-car public parking deck, a public helipad and 50,000 square feet of restaurant and retail tenants including such favorites as Legal Sea Foods, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Der Biergarten, STATS, Max’s Pizza, Subway, Park Avenue Deli, Baja Fresh and Johnny Rockets. The hotel will also be a short walk to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and Centennial Park. Construction is set to begin in the second quarter of 2014, and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. MARTA and the City of Decatur are seeking qualified parties to participate in the planned redevelopment of a seven-acre parcel at the Avondale MARTA Station that will be transformed into a mixed-use, transit-oriented development (TOD). Plans for Avondale are part of a recently expanded TOD program that MARTA launched earlier this year. MARTA is working with the public and private sector to create sustainable communities around its rail stations that will boost transit ridership while providing new sources of revenue for the authority. MARTA plans to launch five TOD projects over the next two years. The King Memorial Station TOD near Downtown Atlanta is also in the procurement process. For more information, visit itsmarta.com/TOD-realestate.aspx. The new AT&T Foundry (foundry.att.com) innovation center adjacent to Georgia Tech has opened in Midtown. The center will speed up the company’s development of the latest technologies, applications and platforms. The opening marks Atlanta as one of only four global locations chosen for an AT&T Foundry. The Atlanta Foundry is the result of a partnership including AT&T, Cisco, Georgia Tech, the City of Atlanta, and state and local business leadership. In a statement, AT&T said the team at Atlanta Foundry will test and develop products involving AT&T’s recently-launched home security and automation service Digital Life. It will also create new apps and services related to the “connected car,” mobility, emerging devices and AT&T U-verse. Sören Salon (sorensalon.com), 3229 Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead, has been named one of Elle magazine’s Top 100 Hair Salons in the U.S. for the third year in a row. Charline Warner has been named executive director of the French American Chamber of Commerce (facc-atlanta.com) for the Southeast and Atlanta. The chamber promotes and facilitates business relations between France and the southeast region, including Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. Bridge Boutique (bridgeboutique.com) has opened a new location – the original is in Virginia Highland – at 3802 Roswell Road. The shop offers women’s clothing, accessories and gift items.
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Elevate Week returns with public art Downtown
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installations and provide context to the images.
Elevate, the Atlanta Oﬃce of Cultural Affairs’ public art commissioning program, will be held Oct. 18-26 in Downtown. The third annual event will feature large-scale public artwork, performances, educational opportunities and cultural experiences – all for free. This year’s theme is Transit: Time, People and Places, and the installations, murals and events will be centralized along North and South Broad Street and the Broad Street Plaza/Five Points Station. Participating artists run the gamut from locally-known muralists to international performance troupes that have never before performed in the United States. “It’s very eclectic,” said Cultural Affairs Director Camille Russell Love. “Public art doesn’t always mean something fixed and stationary. It can be performance art, multimedia and move from place to place.” Highlights of this year’s Elevate include:
Sarah Emerson: The mural entitled, Lost and Found, will be a continuation of the South Broad Mural Project. Emerson’s mural will speak directly to the growth and potential of the street due to the impact of the artwork from 2012. Emerson will be the first female artist to produce work for the South Broad Murals.
Shelia Pree Bright: The installation entitled, 1960 Who? is inspired by the Civil Rights Movement and will feature a series of large scaled portraits of civil right workers. WonderRoot and artist William Shweigert will host a series of public performances to complement the
Peter Tonningsten and Lisa Levine: Leveraging images from photo booths placed around the city, these California based photo artists will install mural banners throughout downtown to illustrate the diversity of the landscape and community members within. STREETMUSEUM: Director of Clark Atlanta University Gallery Tina Dunkley will guide visitors through a selection of ten artworks from the historically significant CAU collection. Artworks will be re-created for outdoor display, framed and exhibited on the exterior of buildings along International Boulevard between Peachtree and Spring Street. Mass Transit Muse: Atlanta based theatrical artist, Mike Molina alongside Seven Stages Theater, will leverage three MARTA stations (Inman Park, Georgia State University and Five Points)
The promotional campign for Elevate is as inventive at the public art display itself, with a nod toward the whimsical and urban setting.
to conduct a dramatic multimedia performance to illustrate the importance of public transportation and public art. Viewers will be invited into the stations and the trains for this mobile theater performance. Bistaki: The French group G. Bistaki will use light and music while performing in unison with objects. The audience is involved in the movement creating a force of emotion that plays with the form, weight, texture and color of objects that seem very ordinary (roof tiles and purses), exploiting to the max the relationship between body-object-space. On Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Georgia Pacific auditorium, Elevate will also host an educational panel on transit moderated by journalist Tom Sabulis.
The panel will discuss ways that arts and culture are considered through planning and development for transportation growth in Atlanta. Bike and walking tours are scheduled to guide visitors through the downtown projects. As an oﬃcial partner, MARTA has designated an Elevate-MARTA bus. Bus route #49 will ride along the downtown corridors where Elevate artwork is featured and allow residents to do self-guided tours. Love said that Elevate was the brainchild of Atlanta Public Arts Manager, Eddie Granderson, who wanted to find a way to better use funding allocated to the city for public art and enhance Downtown. For more information about Elevate, visit ocaatlanta.com/programs/elevate/.
SnAPSHOT Atlanta Celebrates Photography is all month Atlanta Celebrates Photography marks its 15th anniversary this month with free events and exhibitions at more than 150 participating venues. The 2013 festival will feature lectures, public art, a photography auction, photobook fair, film series and more. Some of this year’s highlights include My Atlanta, an opportunity for photographers of all ages and with all levels of experience to exhibit their work. You are invited to hang your best photo at A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m
Piedmont Park for all to see and you might even win a prize. Those traversing the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail can see Gregor Turk’s installation called “Apparitions,” a series of inwardfacing billboards referencing place and the priorities of the BeltLine itself. Atlanta’s galleries and public spaces are also taking part in this month of events, so be sure to visit acpinfo.org to download the program or see the full schedule of events.
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CORE Perfomance Company is just one of the groups taking part in the annual Flux Night event in Castelberry Hill. Dancers will pair up with audience members and guide through a dance sequence called “Above and Below.” Photo by David A. Brown
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In Flux Flux Projects plans Castleberry Hill night out Atlanta’s 4th annual night of art and experimentation returns to the Castleberry Hill Arts District on Oct. 5 from 7 p.m. to midnight. For one night only the streets and empty spaces of the neighborhood will be filled with projections, dance, performances, music, sound and light installations, parades and more. This year’s event is curated by Helena Reckitt, whose curatorial theme, Free Association, evokes the pleasure of mixing and mingling at street level that
is central to Flux Night, and that carcentric Atlanta does not always afford. It also points to the strong history of digital art and collective activity within the city. Other ongoing Flux Projects include the Voice Box installation from artist Jane Garver at the Woodruff Arts Center, a series of mounted cubes that emanate voices and song the closer the viewer gets to them. For more about these events and others, visit fluxprojects.org.
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HAVInG A BAll Morningside event will feature Swingin’ Medallions Dance the night away and help raise money at the Morningside Monumental Ball on Oct. 18, 7 to 11 p.m., at Piedmont Park’s Magnolia Hall. The evening will feature the Swingin’ Medallions, best known for their hits “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love),” “She Drives Me Out Of My Mind” and “Hey, Hey, Baby.” Come dressed in beach, black tie or dressy casual attire – your choice.
Heavy appetizers and a buffet will be catered by Affairs to Remember. There will also be a raﬄe for prizes from local merchants. Realtor Ken Covers and Affairs to Remember catering are this year’s platinum sponsors. Tickets are $50 and available at mlpa.org. The event raises money to help support the Morningside Lenox Park security patrol.
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Atlanta Pride, Out on Film festivals return in October The 43rd annual Atlanta Pride festival takes over Piedmont Park Oct. 12-13 with a weekend of music, events and the annual Pride Parade down Peachtree Street. There will be vendors, artists and live music from Taylor Dayne, Steve Grand, Bonnie McKee, Aiden, Sonia Leigh and the city’s favorite drag queens in the Starlight Cabaret. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. sharp and step off the Civic Center MARTA station, heads north on Peachtree before turning onto 10th Street and continuing to the park. For a full schedule of events, visit atlantapride.org. Out On Film will hold its 26th annual event Oct. 3-10 at Landmark Midtown Cinema. The eight-day festival will feature approximately 75 feature films, documentaries, short films and premieres from all over the world. “We are very proud of this year’s schedule, which I think is the best and deepest in our
history,” said festival director Jim Farmer. “There’s literally something for everyone.” The opening night film is G.B.F., a comic romp about a high school student who comes out and sends repercussions through the entire school. The closing night film is Bridegroom, which tells the true story of Shane Bitney Crone, who lost his partner, Tom, in an accident and was banned from the funeral by Tom’s parents. Other centerpiece screenings include I Am Divine, a documentary about drag sensation Divine, who became a star in John Waters’ films; Del Shores’ Southern Baptist Sissies; Daniel Radcliffe starring as poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings; and Scott Gracheff ’s The Rugby Player about United 93’s Mark Bingham and his relationship with his mother Alice Hoagland. For tickets and a full schedule of events, visit outonfilm.org.
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Halloween & Fall Festivals If you’re looking to scare up a little entertainment in October, there’s plenty happening in Intown to keep you busy. Here’s a few highlights:
October at Oakland Cemetery The historic Atlanta graveyard (oaklandcemetery. com) will host a wide range of events in October, starting with the 34th annual Sunday in the Park on Oct. 26. There will be an artists market, living history demonstrations, storytellers, Irish dancers, live music, carriage and walking tours, a children’s area and food from local restaurants. Halloween Tours will be held Oct. 18-19 and 24-27 with a chance to see inside the gorgeous mausoleums, along with guided tours. On Oct. 19, the annual Run Like Hell 5K & Run Like Heck Fun Run kicks off at 9 a.m. as participants run for their lives through the cemetery and Grant Park to raise money for the Historic Oakland Foundation.
A train derails at Atlantic Station (atlanticstation. com) in Midtown and unleashes a hellish host of ghouls and demons. This interactive, fright-fest runs Oct. 4 – Nov. 3. hosts this scary, interactive event.
World Kite Festival & Expo
There will be costume contests, a kids fun zone, pumpkin decorating contest, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, music and, of course, kite flying at the second annual event (atlantaworldkitefestival.com) in Piedmont Park on Oct. 26 from noon to 5 p.m.
Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade
The 13th annual tradition (l5phalloween. com) sees thousands flock to L5P on Oct. 19 to enjoy great food, drink, live entertainment and one of the best Halloween parades the South has to offer. The parade begins at 4 p.m. Costumes are encouraged!
Fall Festival on Ponce
More than 125 arts and crafts vendors will be on hand Oct. 19-20 for the third annual festival at Olmsted Linear Park (festivalonponce.com). There will also be live entertainment, children’s activities and food from the local food trucks.
Goblins in the Garden
Bring your little goblins dressed in their Halloween best to the Atlanta Botanical Garden (atlantabotanicalgarden.org) on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for crafts, stories, pony rides, train rides and a costume fashion show.
Pace Academy Fall Fair
The 50th anniversary edition of the Fall Fair (paceacademy.org) will be held Oct. 19. Attractions will include laser tag, karaoke, inflatables, bungee jumps, carnival games for all ages, food and much more.
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Steven Lin: Steven Lin, a young Taiwanese-American pianist who made his New York Philharmonic debut at the age of 13, performs his Atlanta concert premiere at the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech. October 11. $25. ferstcenter.gatech.edu
A guide for arts and cultural entertainment for the entire family Visual Arts Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney: The High Museum mounts the first major exhibition to provide an overview of Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney’s 50year career as an illustrator and artist. Opens October 12. high.org Pretty in Ink: These prints and works on display at SCAD Atlanta’s Trois Gallery showcase the dynamism, creativity and originality of women artists working in the printmaking departments at SCAD Atlanta and SCAD Savannah. Closes October 4. Free. scad.edu/atlanta
Claw, Shine, Gloam and Vesper: Whitespace gallery showcases the work of Wendy Given in this exhibit, whose work reveals the ironies in desiring a modern life in which one can continue to be ruled by the unexplainable. Closes October 12. Free. whitespace814.com
A Rose on Peachtree: Atlanta Preservation Center honors the 1901 Rufus Rose House, one of the last remaining Victorian homes on Peachtree Street, in this exhibit with photography, videography and artifacts from the R.M. Rose Distillery. Closes October 10. Free. atlantapreservationcenter.com
Me Love You Long Time: This show at Eyedrum is a dual exhibition featuring new works on canvas by Yoonhwa Jang and works on paper from an ongoing series by Yoon Kyoung Nam that play on ideologies in contemporary consumer culture. Closes October 12. Free. eyedrum.org
Barrique: Wine, Design and Social Change: Designers and architects created furniture using wood reclaimed from wine barrels in this Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) exhibit. The pieces were crafted by residents of Europe’s largest residential treatment center, demonstrating how
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design innovation can be used to achieve social good. Closes October 13. $5 to $10. museumofdesign.org Steven L. Anderson: Energy Strategies: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center reopens its doors after a renovation with works by Steven L. Anderson, who uses textiles, drawings, video and sound to create a meditative environment at this exhibit. Opens October 19. $5 to $8. thecontemporary.org Atlantaland: Sixty Atlanta-based artists worked on identical panels to create works that demonstrate each of their the creative differences and similarities in this MINT Gallery exhibit. Closes October 20. Free. mintatl.org Picasso, Braque and Léger: 20th Century Modern Masters: Oglethorpe University Museum of Art displays more than 80 works inspired by post WWII literary works created by three of the 20th century’s modernist leaders. Tuesday through Sunday. $5. museum.oglethorpe.edu
Season Premiere: A Drop in the Ocean: Atlanta Master Chorale, formerly known as Atlanta Sacred Chorale, begins their 29th season with this concert at Emory’s Schwartz Center featuring works focused on the Chorale’s tagline, “Where music touches spirit.” October 12. $15 to $20. atlantamasterchorale.org Choir Boy: This Alliance Theatre play is a coming of age story about a young boy whose confidence and talent contrast the daily struggle he faces at school with his peers and an administration that thinks he is a problem, but won’t address his problem. Closes October 13. $33 to $38. alliancetheatre.org Gary Clark Jr.: Guitarist Gary Clark Jr. brings his Texas blues to The Tabernacle for one night only, performing his trademark fuzzy guitar sound and smooth vocal style. October 16. $27.50. tabernacleatl.com Fairytales for All Ages: American pianist Simone Dinnerstein, known for her expressive playing, brings that energy to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra world premiere of a new concerto from American composer Philip Lasser. Also on the program is guest conductor Miguel HarthBedoya leading Respighi’s vision of Rome, and selections from Prokofiev’s fairy tale ballet. October 17 and October 19. $24 to $75. atlantasymphony.org
Hamlet: Shakespeare’s great tragedy comes to the Georgia Shakespeare stage starring Joe Knezevich and directed by Richard Garner. October 3 through Jerry Pinkney October 27. $16 to $48. gashakespeare. org Flux Night 2013: For the fourth year, “Flux Night” returns to the Castleberry Hill neighborhood with a one-night public art celebration that combines projections, dance, performance, music, sound and light installations. October 5. Free! fluxprojects.org Tosca: Lies, lust and corruption turn a tale of love into a struggle for survival in Puccini’s classic opera performed by The Atlanta Opera at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. October 5 through October 13. $26 to $140. atlantaopera.org The Guys: Based on the playwright’s own experiences, this play at Theatrical Outfit tells the story of an editor who receives a phone call from a fire captain who wants her help composing the eulogies for the many men he lost on 9/11. Closes October 6. $20 to $50. theatricaloutfit.org The Wizard of Oz: Celebrate America’s rich musical heritage as Dorothy travels down the Yellow Brick Road to find out why the Lion, Tinman and Strawman are all singing the blues in this performance by Frisch Marionettes at the Center for Puppetry Arts. October 9 through October 20. $16.50. puppet.org
Patty Griffin: Patty Griffin performs songs off her recent album “American Kid,” her first album of mainly new material since “Children Running Through” in 2007, at The Buckhead Theatre. October 18. $30 to $37.50. thebuckheadtheatre. com
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano: In her Emory recital at the Schwartz Center, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke performs works ranging from the unique quirkiness of Britten and Poulenc to the classic romanticism of Wolf and folkish lyricism of early George Crumb. October 18. $35. arts. emory.edu Capturing the Spirit of Oakland: Halloween Tours: Historic Oakland Cemetery’s gates stay open after dark for these theatrical tours narrated by a host of Oakland’s eternal “residents.” October 18 through October 27. $10 to $20. oaklandcemetery.com Idan Raichel Project: Israeli-born keyboardist, producer and composer Raichel Idan returns to the Rialto Center for the Arts stage with his emblematic “Project,” an artistic collaboration that breaks down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs. October 20. $48.36 to $76.44. rialtocenter.org A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m
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since a phone chat would not require shaving and I could pretend I was I was someone much more interesting but he I am an artist and I’ve been is not available to cold calling art critics thinking… in a different global time zone. With his For a while there I was beginning pedigree from the Sorbonne it makes to think I was becoming a shut in. I perfect sense that I am ill equipped to recognized all the signs. I was drinking climb that mountain. So instead, let beer for dinner but that in itself was me explain that while Paris and the not particularly alarming. I stopped Époque Baroque influence his works, the shaving for weeks and before anyone effect is modern and slightly less than commented I’d just say I was preparing realistic as if he knew what the viewer my Halloween look (a bloated vagrant would see before he laid paint to canvas. or Colonel Sanders because they are Spontaneous brush strokes to illuminate very similar) just to the landscape are deflect any suspicions coupled with painfully that I was maybe realized details to create on some meds that the sensation of rushing preclude facial hygiene. I past the scene then stopped socializing and coming to a complete blamed my workload stop. There is detail when truthfully I was and blur, a battle of having the time of my realism and dreamscape. life finishing a huge Whether corners of a commission. I found Paris café or a dressing I was developing a room of a theater, no surprising affinity scene contains a person towards cats and started and no scene is left eyeing Kleenex boxes incomplete. as a potentially comfy Even as I ascended alternative to footwear. from my self imposed Before things stupor it was difficult got completely out to leave one painting of hand I decided to to view another. venture outdoors and “Atlantique” showed A self-portrait of French artist Jean get an art fix thinking Arcelin, whose work is on display at me the delicate it would snap me out luminescence under a Besharat Gallery. of my semi-hermetic pier while broad strokes inclinations. Given capture a vaguely violent the state of my neglected appearance wind. In “Cigarette,” a dim light shows I felt it best to venture out after dark, the beauty of smoke reaching toward fortified with a margarita from No a bare bulb leaving the absence of the Mas Cantina. I planned to skulk the human subject in question irrelevant. alley between No Mas and the Besharat “Ete Toscan” brings a view both calming Gallery on Castleberry Hill during the and alive to the eye using seemingly neighborhood Art Stroll fully incognito, random swaths of color to indicate however obviously a cool tile while the unnecessary that may outdoor perspective be but the admission of provides the frame of which certainly speaks reference drawing the to my delusional state eye through the terrace. of mind. Then I took Most arresting of all to off my dark glasses, me was “Le Dance du wig and false nose and Feu” (The Dance of Fire) left them on the street with the violent barrel because I had left my fire against a broken body. My mind took landscape of smoke over and drew me into and rock somehow the vortex of artwork conveying hope as if the by Jean Arcelin. The fire was not to destroy young ladies minding but to cleanse. The the wine at Besharat purity of stroke and Contemporary color is perfection. suggested I view some Even if you are not of his works located harboring immense in the salon next door, insecurities such as but I saw right through mine that prevent you “Cigarette” is one of Jean Arcelin’s their attempts to wash from venturing out, pieces of art. my hair. Nothing else know that there is room mattered other than that for every type of visitor I was in the presence of genius other than to Besharat. To intentionally or otherwise my own. miss out on the paintings of Arcelin is I desperately wanted to interview tantamount to self-imposed hysterical Arcelin for this article but realized too blindness or actually choosing to raise late that my French is just not up to speed cats or cultivate a vagrant look. It’s just meaning that I do not speak French at not a wise move. I for one was actually all. At first I thought I’d have an edge inspired to shave. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m
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TASTE OF ATLANTA 12th annual festival returns to Midtown
By Sydia Bell Taste of Atlanta returns to the heart of Midtown on Oct. 26 and 27 for a weekend of tasty bites from local restaurants. Held on 5th and Spring Streets in Technology Square, attendees will also be able to watch contestants battle for the title of Atlanta’s Best Bartender and discover the culinary secrets of famed local chefs as they are interviewed by Tom Sullivan for Inside the Food Studio. With the inclusion of The Kitchen Workshop, participants will enjoy a hands-on cooking experience where they can embrace the fact that meals are better with a little bit of technical knowledge. Lead by Chefs Ron Eyester of Rosebud and Steven Satterfield of Miller Union, 40 guests will be taught how to create the delicious dishes found at their favorite restaurants. Once the class is over, participants will also receive recipe notecards so they can re-create the dishes at home. “We assume that most people know how to cook, but the truth is that most do not,” said Taste of Atlanta founder Dale DeSena. “We’re excited that cooking classes are now part of the weekend.” Taste of Atlanta is also known for turning many tasters into diners. Whether you’re looking for the perfect introduction to the Atlanta food scene or want to try other spots, there will be 90 participating restaurants offering up samples of their menus.
Other events include an Iron Chef Kids competition, four live cooking stages and a VIP with even more food and the chance to sample 40 craft beers and wine from around the world. DeSena said she considers Taste of Atlanta a partnership. “Between the restaurants, chefs and patrons during the weekend, they all learn about and from each other,” she commented. From how to eat fresh and buy local to finding your next favorite restaurant, DeSena wants patrons walk away saying, “I learned that at Taste of Atlanta.” For information, visit tatsteofatlanta.com.
Left: Crowds gather at Technology Square for last year’s Taste of Atlanta event. Above: Williams Brothers offers up samples of its barbecue to hungry festival attendees.
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Quick Bites Anna’s Barbecue is now open in Kirkwood at 1975 Hosea L. Williams Dr. Anna’s Barbeque, owned by Lekesia Phelps, who grew up in Kirkwood, and Alexander Coates, serves up traditional smoked barbecue and sides. Battle of the Burgers is back at John Howell Park in Virginia Highland on Oct. 23, starting at 11 a.m. Local restaurants will be competing to see who can serve up the best beef and veggie burgers in Atlanta. There will also be a 5K road race at 9 a.m. Money raised from Battle of the Burgers benefits Embraced, a nonprofit that distributes mobility devices. For tickets and a list of the competing restaurants, visit battleoftheburgers.com.
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Multi-family, mixed-use development is the rage Intown By Collin Kelley INtown Editor Before the economic collapse in 2008, Atlanta was building condos so fast it was nearly impossible to keep up with all the developments. Fast-forward five years and focus has shifted to a staggering ramp-up in the development of apartment complexes. From high rises in Midtown to low-rises clustered along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, the trend is toward luxury apartments with high-end amenities and retail on the ground floor or within steps of the front door. One can’t help but wonder if this is another bubble about to burst, but local experts think the economic crisis hit a reset button on city-dwellers’ priorities. Tim Triffilo, a real estate expert at Midtown’s Pricewaterhouse Coopers, said renting an apartment has become attractive for a number of reasons, including difficulty qualifying for a mortgage, more people working from home and the desire for a “live, walk, work” community. “Live, walk, work is the new buzz,” Triffilo said. “People want to be closer to retail, restaurants, the arts and what the
city has to offer. Trends show that many people are also sick of their commute into Atlanta and are giving up the burbs to move back Intown.” Young professionals who don’t want to be tied down by homeownership are driving the new developments, and builders are responding with resort or condo-style amenities like lounges, pools, terraces and onsite retail and restaurants, Triffilo said. There’s also a desire to live near easy access to transit, such as MARTA and the BeltLine. In Buckhead, there are currently 6,737 planned apartment units, according to figures released by the Buckhead Coalition. That’s 21 different projects, but some are still in the early development phase, according to Coalition President Sam Massell. “It’s quite an impressive story, isn’t it?” Massell said about the new apartment boom. For this article, we focused on formally announced projects. To see a map of other proposed Buckhead developments compiled by Reporter Newspapers, visit AtlantaINtownPaper. com. Dan Whisenhunt contributed to this article.
Dubbed BoHoO4W, these one-and-two bedroom apartment homes off Glenn Iris Drive overlook the Historic Fourth Ward Park and the BeltLine. The 276-unit development, which has 10 different floor plans to choose from, is expected to begin leasing before the end of the year.
The latest development from Perennial Properties is being built on a hillside above The Masquerade and adjacent to the BeltLine at the corner of North Avenue and Somersett Terrace. Expected to open in Spring 2014, the 228-unit building will have lofts and flats with one to three bedrooms, hardwood and concrete floors, bocce ball court, and a pool overlooking the Historic Fourth Ward Park.
The largest project currently under construction is Camden Paces on East Andrews, a 376-unit complex being developed by Camden Property Trust. The project will feature one to three bedroom homes and townhomes.
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Novare Group is putting the finishing touches on the 23-story, 320-unit building located at 6th and Juniper in Midtown, just behind Novare’s Viewpoint condo tower. The apartments will have high-end finishes and a rooftop pool, lounge, fire pit and other amenities. News on leasing should be announced before the end of the year.
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Those who want a shot at one of the 259 residential units at Ponce City Market need to get on the waiting list now at flatsatpcm.com. Located inside the massive mixed-use redevelopment of the Sears/City Hall East building in the Old Fourth Ward, the homes will include original details such as steel sash windows, exposed ceilings, architectural columns and European-style kitchens.
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Georgia Tech students who want to move out of the cramped dorms will have a new option in Fall 2015 with this 17-story high rise going up at 930 Spring Street. Being built by Inland American Communities, there will be 268 units with one to four bedroom floorplans. Amenities will include a clubroom, study lounge, 24hour fitness center, rooftop terrace, resort style pool and on-site management. More than 10,000 square feet of retail is planned for the ground floor.
Novare Group has opened SkyHouse Midtown, a 23-story luxury apartment complex at 1080 West Peachtree and is now considering building a second version in Buckhead. The Midtown location offers studio to three bedroom apartmenets with the amenities you would find in a condo building, including a 24-hour concierge and a rooftop pool and terrace area with expansive views of the city. The Buckhead version would be 26 stories with more than 300 units at the corner of Peachtree and Stratford roads.
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Developer John Kusmiersky is proposing at new luxury condo tower called 1000 Park Avenue, which would mirror the existing 750 Park Avenue tower in Buckhead. The 39-story building on Wieuca Road near Phipps Plaza would contain 200 units.
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent Allen Snow has already sold three townhomes in the new townhome development, The Metropolitan at Phipps (metatphipps.com) prior to construction. There are only 11, four-story townhomes in the Buckhead development. The homes are 4,376 square feet, have 10-foot ceilings, three-car garages, rooftop terraces and the option of a private elevator. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty recently started using Yapmo, a web-based collaboration and discussion app that speeds up broker communication and deal making. Brokers can share clients’ listings internally to test the market and offer a degree of privacy. Harry Norman, Realtors have announced new brokers at their metro branch offices: Maria Grant, Julie Ledford, Megan Pressly, Jake Segars, Erica Wesley Tarnacki, Gannon Murphy, Rachel Fletcher and Martha O’Keefe Lamond. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty also has a new associate, Deane Johnson, while Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage welcomes Lisa Barnhart. Cousins Properties has chosen CBRE Group to lease its Atlanta retail space at Terminus in Buckhead and Vantage Realty Partners for space at the Emory Point development on Clifton Road. Cousins will continue to lease and manage the office component of Terminus, while Gables Residential will continue to manage the residences at Emory Point, which it is co-developing with Cousins. Harry Norman, Realtors is the platinum sponsor of 18th annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference (luxuryrealestate.com) to be held at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead on Oct. 7-9. The event is one of the largest luxury specific real estate conferences in the world. Jeff Hoffman, internationally recognized innovator and entrepreneur, will be a featured speaker during the conference. Hoffman writes a column on innovation and entrepreneurship for Inc. Magazine and works with the White House to support business and economic growth initiatives. The conference will include a technology panel with experts focusing on the latest technology solutions and innovations and round table discussions that will cover multiple topics including market trends.
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Ansley Park. $1,495,000 207 15th Street NE 6BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5192441 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700
Atlantic Station. $124,500 361 17th Street #1315 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5163139 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595
Atlantic Station. $259,900 217 16th Street #10 2BR/2Full 2half BA FMLS: 5182903 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595
Avondale Estates. $995,000 64 Dartmouth Avenue 5BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5167980 Amanda Nichols 770.490.1563 Tracy Patterson 404.932.6532
Buckhead. $1,797,000 800 Loridans Drive 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5187402 Bonnie Majher 678.575.4439
Buckhead. $399,000 2410 Ridgewood Road 4BR/2BA FMLS: 5186351 Emily Gately 678.637.6464
Buckhead. $77,000 2285 Peachtree Road #608 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5195374 Anne Fuller 678.662.5750
Cabbagetown. $229,900 203 Savannah Street SE 2BR/1BA FMLS: 5185324 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068
Chastain Park. $2,287,000 4559 Dudley Lane 6BR/6Full 2half BA FMLS: 5188038 Bonnie Majher 678.575.4439
Buckhead. $185,000 115 Peachtree Memorial Drive 2BR/1BA FMLS: 5190177 Andrea Cueny 404.695.7040 Will Jacobs 404.808.0086
Buckhead. $235,000 3481 Lakeside Drive #2202 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5189562 Anne Fuller 678.662.5750
East Atlanta. $184,900 1596 Wainwright Drive SE 4BR/2BA FMLS: 5185374 Robert Blaha 404.402.9741
Edgewood. $199,900 127 Whitefoord Avenue SE 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5189609 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068
Edgewood. $259,900 1347 Arkwright Place SE 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5180291 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068
Midtown. $169,900 950 West Peachtree Street #1513 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5180210 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595
Midtown. $289,000 75 14th Street #3240 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5169898 Kevin Mcbride 404.626.6884 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595
Midtown. $384,900 855 Peachtree Street NE #2802 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5185672 Robert Blaha 404.402.9741
Midtown. $399,500 905 Juniper Street #403 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5185629 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233
Morningside. $1,195,000 1077 McLynn Avenue 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5180162 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700
Morningside. $1,595,000 1649 Wildwood Road NE 5BR/5BA FMLS: 5180753 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700
Morningside. $449,900 1362 North Morningside Drive 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5179084 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700
Morningside. $625,000 969 East Rock Springs Road NE 3BR/1.5BA FMLS: 5189538 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233
Old Fourth Ward. $324,900 385 Angier Court NE 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5185469 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595
Sandy Springs. $995,000 896 Davis Drive 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5184149 Ally May 404.788.7943
Serenbe. $300,000 10768 Serenbe Lane .5 Acres FMLS: 5126552 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558
Virginia Highland. $749,900 1109 Monroe Drive NE 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5189935 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595
Peachtree City. $499,900 702 St. Magnus Court 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5156524 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971
Reynoldstown. $349,000 1090 Kirkwood Avenue SE 3BR/3BA FMLS: 5183516 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233
Sandy Springs. $149,000 5155 Chemin De Vie 2BR/1BA FMLS: 5190419 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233
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Brookhaven, Dunwoody homes on tour By Joe Earle Homes in the Historic Brookhaven neighborhood and Dunwoody will open to the public during fundraising tours in October. The Dunwoody Home Tour (dunwoodywomansclub.org), the major annual fundraiser for the Dunwoody Woman’s Club, features five homes, including one this year that happens to be in Sandy Springs. The tour – the 41st put together by the Woman’s Club, is scheduled for Oct. 2. The Dunwoody tour is expected to draw up to 1,000 people, Sharon Doyle, publicity chairwoman for the Woman’s Club, said in an interview. Money raised through the tour is used to finance local programs. “It goes right back into the community,” Doyle said. The Historic Brookhaven Candlelight
Tour (armhc.org/tourtickets), a fundraiser for Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, features four homes located in the Historic Brookhaven neighborhood in Buckhead and Brookhaven. That tour is scheduled for Oct. 24. “All proceeds from the tour will help provide temporary housing and support services to families of ill and injured children treated at local hospitals,” tour committee member Donna Davidson said in a press release. The Dunwoody tour features remodeled homes and offers a chance to see how some residents have remade their “typical Dunwoody house,” a Georgianstyle home sometimes described as a “five over four with a door” because it features five second-floor windows and four firstfloor windows with a central door. “It’s a nice variety of examples of what can be done with the standard Dunwoody home,” Doyle said.
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The tour will include homes that have been renovated to give them a new look, including one redone in a New
Orleans style, complete with wroughtiron balconies, and another remade into a Craftsman-style home, Doyle said.
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Spacious home featuring open floor plan, renovated kit, hardwoods, lrg master ste w/walk-in closet. 4Bed/3Bath $520,000 FMLS: 5194684 Derek Scheidt 404-593-4754 Stephen Simonson: 404-326-0876
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custom terrace level & rear entry garage, hardwoods, recessed lighting, walk in closets, private back yard. 4Bed/3Bath $445,000 FMLS: 5185197 Wilma Richardson 404-874-2262
tons of upgrades, spacious living rm, chef’s kit w/granite & SS, large deck overlooks huge fenced backyard. 3Bed/2Bath $399,900 FMLS: 5197407 Bradford Smith 404-210-4141
almost ½ acre lot, updated kit, sunroom w/ soaring beamed ceilings & fireplace, 1 car garage. 3Bed/3Bath $439,900 FMLS: 5197629 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845
Features updated kit & baths, phenomenal rear screen porch overlooking fenced backyard, covered 2 car parking, walled courtyard w/fountain. 4Bed/4Bath $849,900 FMLS: 5185646 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845
BUCKHEAD - Hilltop contemporary overlooking Bobby Jones G.C. Open floor plan, wall of windows allowing abundance of natural light, 2 car garage. 5Bed/3.5Bath $785,000 FMLS: 5188185 Ed Woods 404-759-9680
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DRUID HILLS - Gracefully maintained home in Historic Druid Hills situated on double depth lot. Features expanded kit, formal LR & DR, sunroom, wrap around porch. 4Bed/3.5Bath $999,900 FMLS: 5185669 Bradford Smith 404-210-4141
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recently renovated to like-new condition. Features hrdwd floors, open kitchen overlooking family room, separate LR & DR. 4Bed/3Bath $209,900 FMLS: 5193658 Michael Lamb 404-550-7799
- Pre-construction purchasers may select finishes for a custom home. Homes include 2-car gar, custom lighting, fine cabinetry, stone c’tops, roof-top terrace, & balconies. 3Bed/3Bath $559,900 FMLS: 5029379 Allen Snow 404-931-1176
- Penthouse showplace with amazing city views & spectacular finishes. Oversized LR, floor to ceiling windows & huge kitchen island. 3Bed/2.5Bath $547,167 FMLS: 5184358 Rea Kelly 404-428-9929
w/impressive terrace patio entrance, cathedral ceils, hardwoods, deck, 2 patios, 2 car garage. 4Bed/3.5Bath $449,000 FMLS: 5194950 Helen Kacur 404-408-1853
Craftsman style homes feature hrdwd floors, granite countertops, SS appliances, gas cooking, fireplaces, double vanities, walk-in closets, private 2-car garages. 3Bed/3.5Bath $389,900 FMLS: 5138526 Allen Snow 404-931-1176
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