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

Contents October 2017

The Neighborhood

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

6 } Downtown Atlanta Master Plan 7 } Atlanta City Design 8 } On the Agenda 8 } Westside Park and Rec Center Update 9 } Civic Center Sold 10 } FirstWorks Soccer Academy 11 } North Avenue Corridor Study 12 } Historic Oakland Foundation 14 } Grady High School Anniversary 16 } TimmyDaddy 18 } Lantern Parade

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Cutting the cable TV cord I did it! After thinking about it – okay, overthinking – I finally got up the nerve to get rid of my cable television subscription. I realize in making this confession that I’m a little late to the party. Many of my friends and, no doubt, many of you have already made this move. I was worried that without my 300 channels, I would surely miss something. So far, that hasn’t been the case. What finally pushed me into cutting the cord was the arrival of YouTube TV in Atlanta. For $35 a month I’ve got 40 channels (including all the local ones) and I can watch on my phone, laptop or cast it to my TV with the nifty little Google Chromecast dongle they sent me for free. I now use my smartphone as my remote control, which also controls Netflix and Amazon Prime. It’s just... well… cool! Since YouTube TV offers an unlimited DVR, I’ve been binge watching “MASH” again (still a brilliant show), catching up Collin Kelley on “Doctor Who” and the last season of “Star Wars: Rebels.” collin@atlantaintown- Getting rid of the cable box has freed up more room in my media paper.com cabinet for my ever-growing collection of DVDs. Yes, I still want the physical movie. If anyone knows of a 12-step program for Criterion Collection obsession, send me a note. When I was a kid growing up south of the city, we didn’t have cable television. And by that I mean, we were so far south that cable wasn’t even available. We had to make due with whatever we could pick up over the air via the rabbit ears (look it up, millennials!). That meant no MTV (we had Channel 69, before it was The CW network, which aired music videos), no CNN and no HBO or Showtime. I didn’t know what I was missing. In hindsight, that’s not a bad thing. I moved into my first apartment in 1991 and the first utility I had switched on was cable TV. I was finally part of the 20th century. I cancelled and restarted my subscription every time I moved, and the number of programs and channels continued to grow. I couldn’t seem to work up the courage to call and cancel even as my friends were singing the praises of Hulu and Netflix. A few years ago, I went on a big de-cluttering binge at my apartment. I threw out and donated bags and boxes full of stuff I’d been carting around for 26 years. Cutting the cable cord felt like the final step in my big de-cluttering project. Now that “Twin Peaks” has ended its summer-long run, I’m looking for something else to binge watch. Tell me, fellow cable cutters, what should I watch next?

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The Neighborhood News & Features

A rendering of reimagined plazas along Peachtree at Forsyth streets. Renderings courtesy of DAMP

Goodbye, ‘Blah-zas’

Downtown Atlanta Master Plan offers dramatic overhaul of city’s core By Collin Kelley

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draft of the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan was unveiled during a public meeting at the Atlanta Central Library on Sept. 13. In the works for more than a year, the master plan was created with the help of residents and businesspeople during a series of open houses. The new plan presents 25 recommendations for goals to reach by 2030, ranging from creating new greenspace and public art to shifting one-way streets back to two-way streets and building more affordable housing in the heart of the city. Getting to this draft of the plan wasn’t easy, according to Central Atlanta Progress President A.J. Robinson. “The last six months have been the most explosive growth we’ve seen in decades,” he said. “The plan kept changing to keep up with the announcement of new projects.” Department of City Planning Commissioner Tim Keane said growth in the city was ramping up significantly after being stagnant for years. “Over the last six years, the city has added 50,000 people,” he said. “That’s the equivalent of adding a town the size of Dunwoody or Smyrna in just six years. That

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MLK Jr. Drive would become a two-way street again.

kind of growth hasn’t happened in a generation.” Keane said invigorating and reimagining the Downtown core was the lynchpin of the city’s continued growth, especially as 2.5 million people are expected to flock to metro Atlanta in the next 25 years. More specifically, Downtown is expected to add 36,000 jobs and 12,000 new residents by 2030. “We have to create a public realm that people care about and cherish,” Keane said of Downtown. Downtown’s boundaries are made up of North Avenue, Boulevard, I-20 and Northside Drive. Currently, there are only 26,500 residents who live Downtown, and 5,200 of those are students attending Georgia State, Georgia Tech and other institutions. The plan calls for attracting more residents, which will also attract more retail opportunities. Residents who helped craft the master plan said safety was also a priority, along with more activities and entertainment after 5 p.m. when offices close. The lack of supermarkets and retail stores was number one on the list of residents’ priorities for getting more people to live Downtown. Some of the most striking visuals presented during the master plan presentation were the addition of 10,000 more trees, adding more bike lanes, identifying areas for more housing and retail and getting rid of “blah-zas.” What’s a “blah-za?” That’s the term coined by the master plan team for large open – and often dull – concrete plazas outside buildings. One of those “blah-zas” is located in front of the Central Library. A rendering showed a series of steps, plantings, art and seating areas to make the library entrance more welcoming and open. Another “blah-za” is the Five Points MARTA station. A rendering of what the concrete bunker could become shows greenspace on top and around the station, At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


decorative lighting that indicates when trains are arriving, retail and art space. Parking and transportation make up a significant portion of the master plan. There are 96,000 parking spaces in Downtown, but 30,000 of them go unused on a daily basis. Eliminating and consolidating parking lots and decks is one of the cornerstones of the plan, in hopes that it will drive more use of public transportation like MARTA. “A monthly MARTA pass is $95,” said master plan designer Joel Mann. “You can get a monthly parking pass for less, so there’s no incentive to take public transportation.” Another suggestion is “fare holidays,” which would make public transportation free for commuters for a period of time to show them the advantages of using it to travel across Downtown. Preserving Downtown’s historic buildings was also key to the plan, especially after so many have been demolished in the last decades. Fifty percent of the structures are 50 years or older, and repurposing those for residential, office and retail is a high priority. The creation of a Downtown Preservation Task Force to enhance communication with the city is also proposed in the master plan. A final draft will be completed next month and go before the City Council in November. You can see the slideshow presentation and recommendations for the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan at plandowntownatl.com.

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ON THE AGENDA

In the Works Westside Reservoir Park, MLK Jr. Natatorium

By Isadora Pennington MEETINGS The Atlanta City Council meets Oct. 2 and Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave. Information: citycouncil.atlantaga.gov. The Atlanta School Board meets Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m. for a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 130 Trinity Ave. Information: atlantapublicschools.us. NEWS

Atlanta media recently got a tour and update on the progress of two big city projects: Westside Reservoir Park and the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. The former Bellwood Quarry site is being transformed into the city’s new reservoir and a giant 280-acre park connected to the Atlanta BeltLine. The recreation center, located in the Old Fourth Ward, is the much-anticipated replacement for the old MLK Jr. Natatorium. Here’s a closer look at both projects.

MARTA general manager and CEO Keith Parker has stepped down to become president and CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia. Elizabeth O’Neill has been named interim general manager and CEO of MARTA.

The Atlanta City Council voted Aug. 21 to establish a seven-member advisory committee to review and make recommendations on all city street names and monuments associated with the Confederacy. The Atlanta Super Bowl LIII Host Committee has unveiled its official logo. The red and gray logo incorporates an aerial view of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will host the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, 2019.

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Westside Reservoir Park

A new bronze statue of Martin Luther King Jr., sculpted by artist Martin Dawe, was unveiled on the lawn of the State Capital grounds Work is underway on the new state judicial complex on the site of the former Georgia Archives building in Downtown. The $105 million building will house the newly expanded Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals.

Commissioner Amy Phuong at the new MLK Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center.

Bellwood Quarry

Located about a mile west of Midtown, the old granite quarry site has been drained of its shimmery blue water as a giant boring machine inches toward the Chattahoochee River, which will eventually fill the reservoir with 2 billion gallons of water. The future Westside Reservoir Park will include a 4,000 square foot grand overlook spot with views of the reservoir and paths to the Beltline. From the overlook, visitors will be able to appreciate the full scope of the quarry, the majesty of its rocky walls and the city skyline looming on the horizon. “We are very ambitious over here,” said Amy Phuong, Commissioner of the Atlanta Parks & Recreation Department, during the Sept. 7 tour. “As we grow to 1.2 million residents, how do we connect folks to nature?” The park, which will be developed in phases, has an initial opening date set for 2019. Their final plans will incorporate an upper and lower meadow, and the department plans to use community feedback as they develop the park. For now, issues of transportation, safety and funds for development are at the forefront of the planners’ minds. “We want people to have their own experiences,” said Phuong, noting that engaging with the community is crucial to creating a beneficial park for those who frequent it. Beyond preparing the area for visitors, the department has also enlisted the help of arborists to establish which trees are native species and which are invasive. Everything – from the layout of the paths to the designs of the gates – will be thoughtfully curated in an attempt to infuse art and nature in practical ways throughout the property.

MLK Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center Meanwhile, on the other side of town in Sweet Auburn, the 64,000-square-feet Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center is a huge undertaking. The facility will feature a zero entry pool, swim programs, football, softball, volleyball, space for traditional gym equipment, locker and shower rooms, a running track, a computer lounge, gathering spaces, a senior center and even a 24’ climbing wall. The building itself is the length of a football field, and has a maximum capacity of 1,800 people, with a pool large enough to accommodate up to 380 bathers at a time. The land was gifted to the department by its previous owner, the Atlanta Housing Authority, which has made this ambitious plan possible. The center has, at its heart, a mission to meet the needs The MLK Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center in the Old Fourth Ward. of the surrounding community. “We’ve never had a space this comprehensive,” Phuong said, gesturing at the long hallway which will someday soon be bustling with visitors. With accessibility in mind, the facility aims to remain a financially viable option for guests by keeping fees low: admission will be only $5 a day, and yearly passes will be roughly $10 per month. To keep up with progress on these projects and more, visit the website at atlantaga.gov (search under parks and recreation) or follow them on social media via facebook.com/AtlantaDPRCA. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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By Collin Kelley The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center has been sold and will be transformed into a mixed-use development with 30 percent affordable housing. Mayor Kasim Reed said the Atlanta Housing Authority will partner on the project with Weingarten Realty. “This will be the largest commitment to affordable housing in the heart of the city in more than a decade,” Reed said. The $31 million transaction will see the Atlanta Housing Authority acting as lead developer on the housing component, while Weingarten will handle retail and office space. The site is likely to have multiple high-rise buildings. Reed said the current Civic Center, built in 1967, will likely not be preserved but there is discussion about building a smaller entertainment complex on the site. Most recently, the Civic Center was used as a production facility, including Steve Harvey’s “Family Feud” before it moved tapings to Los Angeles.

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FCA’s Urban Soccer league with City of Refuge, Waston wanted to engage more kids in the Westside and metro Atlanta. This fall, his two teams will play 10 matches each in different neighborhoods around the city. “Soccer is not a traditional sport in the communities that we serve, so it takes a lot of effort to work with schools, build relationships with coaches of other soccer teams and provide equipment and resources through partnerships,” Watson said. “But it has been growing by leaps and bounds.” Growth has come in part by the buzz created around Atlanta United FC. In an effort to inspire, and have a little fun himself, Watson took some of his FirstWorks players to their first soccer game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “I was probably more excited than they were!” Watson said. “They were excited, but they couldn’t beat my excitement for soccer!” Atlanta United recognized Waston’s passion and nominated him for the team’s Community MVP award. While Watson was not voted MVP by the public, FirstWorks Soccer did receive $1,000 and he got to make the first kick at the Atlanta United vs. Orlando City game in July. “We have gotten so much exposure thanks to Atlanta United. It has been more than I imagined,” he said. FirstWorks Soccer players also took to the pitch as a nonprofit team invited to play at the Atlanta United training facility in Marietta. They played a doubleheader in April against Soccer in the Streets, winning one game 3-0 and tying 1-1. Watson’s focus with the young players is what he calls learning the “first works,” hence the name of the organization. Each season, the teams read an inspirational book and then write a one-page essay describing their thoughts on the book. Players are also taken to university games at Emory and Georgia State. Emory runs an annual spring break camp, which exposes the kids to an environment of higher education. Kids of all ages benefit from the stress relief and strategy of soccer, but Coach Lu has a special eye on soccer players aged 13 to 17 who wish to become referees. FirstWorks Soccer pays for each referee’s registration and uniforms in exchange for reffing 30 games. Not only do they learn more about the game, but they can earn an extra bit of money – as much as $600 each At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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The Living and The Dead

Historic Oakland Foundation marks 40 years of cemetery restoration By Clare S. Richie This October, the Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) celebrates 40 years of restoring and sharing Oakland Cemetery’s 48 acres of gardens, sculpture and architecture in Atlanta’s oldest public burial ground. In 1976, concerned descendants formed the foundation to partner with the city to save this historic jewel and encourage its public use. The city owns, manages and maintains the cemetery’s infrastructure, while HOF provides restoration and conducts tours and events. “That was the genesis of what has become a real juggernaut for the east side – something so special for the neighborhood, city and country,” HOF executive director David Moore said. Founded in 1850 to accommodate the burial needs of a growing city, Oakland Cemetery was conceived as a place for recreation amidst art. “In the Victorian tradition, acreage outside of town was purchased to create a cemetery that was also a public park,” Moore said. The historic landmark is the final resting place for more than 70,000 people – including 27 Atlanta mayors, six governors, 3,000 unmarked Confederate graves and about 7,500 people in Potter’s Field. Famous names, like author Margaret Mitchell, golf legend Bobby Jones and Morris Brown College founder Bishop Wesley John Gaines are juxtaposed with the unknown. “[Atlanta historian] Franklin Garrett said this is the most tangible link to our past,” Moore reflected. Garrett is buried here, too. Sunday in the Park, pictured at right, is one of the many events hosted by Historic Oakland Foundation The municipal cemetery did not provide perpetual care. Over time, most plots had no one to bring attention to the historic cemetery. left to maintain them. “By the mid-1970s, the cemetery had really fallen into disrepair. Its gardens were largely to a $300,000 grant from The Rich Foundation. German Jewish immigrants were buried in this gone and theft and vandalism had become serious problems. The cemetery reflected the “forest-like” area with 7-foot markers tightly packed together. neighborhood and vice versa,” Moore said. Recovering from the 2008 tornado was a mixed blessing for HOF. Thanks to public and private support, HOF has restored eight acres and returned Oakland “It set us back a bit but we learned a lot – how to better work with the city, collaborate with Cemetery to a desirable destination. The first work was done near the Bell Tower, which serves as the visitor center and offices for partners. It put more visibility on the importance of this historic resource,” Moore said. Since the tornado, HOF added more tours and more events – like the road race, historicallythe sexton and HOF staff. themed Halloween night tours and Victorian holiday event. Annually, the cemetery welcomes “The gardens are really high style, providing the best examples of how the cemetery could more than 45,000 visitors. look,” HOF Director of Development Laura Hennighausen said. A $200,000 matching grant “We provide something year round for people to come and learn,” Moore said. from the National Park Service helped fix up 55 nearby mausoleums. HOF then worked Adding back a functional greenhouse in 2015 was a real coup. Oakland Cemetery housed on areas near access points, like the original six acres by the Oakland Avenue main gate and Atlanta’s first greenhouse in the 1870s to sell flowers, lilies for resurrection and palm fronds to Memorial Drive pedestrian gate. indicate triumph. By the 1970s, it was in ruins. But when the Atlanta History Center had to HOF is almost done restoring Georgia’s second oldest Jewish burial ground, thanks in part move a greenhouse to make way for the Cyclorama, HOF knew where it could find refuge. “It came here like an Erector Set – set up within an inch of the original walls. We’re really proud of this greenhouse – it shows what we’re capable of doing,” Moore said. HOF is conducting a major restoration of the African American grounds. In 1877, hundreds of people of color were exhumed from the original six acres and reburied in another section. “There are a lot of unmarked graves in the African American grounds. Last year, ground penetrating radar identified 872 potential sites for unmarked graves,” Hennighausen said. HOF celebrated their 40th with a campaign to raise $40,000 in 40 days for current projects. 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Startup Exchange New Atlanta companies to visit U.K. and France The Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Invest Atlanta, along with international partners including the U.K. Department for International Trade, Sage and Metropole Toulouse, have selected the final 10 companies for the 2017 Atlanta International Startup Exchange. The Startup Exchange is a one-week international residency, which will provide four Atlanta-based companies a platform for global expansion in either Toulouse, France or the United Kingdom. Two Toulouse-based and four United Kingdom-based companies will travel to Atlanta for the event. “The International Startup Exchange provides the selected Atlanta companies a unique opportunity and resources needed to grow their business and ultimately create jobs here in Atlanta,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “I congratulate the Atlanta-based companies that will participate and share innovative ideas in this year’s Exchange. We also look forward to welcoming the French and British companies to Atlanta where they will find a city with a robust and growing startup community.” Atlanta-based companies Qoins, a FinTech startup that encourages savings for millennials, and Babylogger, a software and hardware company that helps catalogue baby activities, will travel to the U.K. in November during Venturefest North East. In addition, Vayando, a social impact travel organization and Volantio, an airline booking tool for improving flight utilization, will visit Toulouse in October during the EmTech Conference. “The startup exchange program between Atlanta and Toulouse has been a great opportunity, not only for the selected startups, but also for our entire innovation ecosystem that works together towards the same goal,” said Stéphane Béquet, Director of the International Relations Dpt, Toulouse Métropole. “It enables our ecosystem to get together in order to help our companies find new growth levers abroad.” Toulouse companies Nanomade and Nanolike, which provide IoT solutions applicable to smart cities initiatives, will travel to Atlanta during VentureAtlanta, which will take place Oct. 8-14. They will be joined by Newcastle-based companies Drone Ops and Recite Me, which respectively provide commercial drone capabilities and web access solutions for the disabled. “Atlanta and Newcastle have a long standing civic and business relationship dating back to its sister city inception in 1977. Atlanta serves as a home to 314 UK based

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BUSINESS BRIEFS that the hack, which apparently began in May, was discovered on July 29, but not announced to the public until Sept. 7.

Amazon is building out a logistics technology and services office at Atlantic Station in Midtown, according to a report from the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The 25,000 square foot office will reportedly house Amazon Transportation Services, which develops products, services, and technologies to move Amazon products more cost-effectively and efficiently. The new office could bring 150 jobs to the city. Atlanta is also thought to be a contender for a new east coast Amazon headquarters, which could mean a $5 billion dollar investment. Atlanta-based Equifax is facing multiple class action lawsuits after it announced in September that a massive data breach had compromised the personal information of more than 143 million consumers. Experts are calling the data breach one of the largest in history with hackers now having access to names, social security numbers, birthdates, addresses and some driver’s license numbers. Angering consumers is

Krog Street Market in Inman Park is for sale, according to Curbed Atlanta. Officials from Paces Properties said they

were putting the food hall on the market to recapitalize funds following the success of the redevelopment. Paces hopes to stay involved on the site, even with a new owner, and will continue to own the gravel parking lot across Krog Street and adjacent to the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

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The Plaza on Ponce, the Poncey-Highland retail center that is home to historic Plaza Theatre and Majestic Diner is set for “revitalization.” The strip, located on Ponce de Leon Avenue at Highland Avenue, was acquired earlier this year by Asana Properties. The company said the shopping center will be “merchandised to include true retail tenants and highlight the unique and authentic art-deco design of the center.” Renderings show a spiffed up look with new signage. The Plaza Theatre was recently purchased by Christopher Escobar, director of the Atlanta Film Society.

ATL Tech Gives Back, a quarterly event series for the technology community, will hold its second edition on Thursday, Oct. 19, starting at 1 p.m. Hosted by social service platform Community Bucket, Hypepotamus and Cox Enterprises, the event brings the startup community together to volunteer in a fun, social setting. Participants will have the option to volunteer with one of three nonprofits (Park Pride, Medshare or Historic Westside Gardens) and then join together for a social activity. Tickets are $15 and include all tools for the service project and admission and drinks at the after-event social. For tickets, visit eventbrite. com and search for ATL Tech Gives Back 2.0. ElectroBike Georgia has opened a new location at 660 Irwin Street in the Old Fourth Ward, just steps from the Atlanta BeltLine. ElectroBikes will be available for purchase or rental by the hour, with all safety equipment provided. The company’s flagship Atlanta store opened in Brookhaven last year. ElectroBikes are state-of-the art, quiet electric bicycles powered by a rechargeable Lithium ion battery. “In the relatively short time since it was built, the Atlanta BeltLine has become the epicenter of recreational cycling for Atlantans of all ages and abilities,” said Eric Hunger, president of ElectroBike Georgia. “ElectroBikes are perfect for the BeltLine. They can be operated just like traditional bicycles, or the rider can turn on the quiet electric motor to engage the pedal assist feature or throttle.” For more information, visit electrobikega. com.

Tomorrow’s News Today was the first to report that The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, the oldest continuous Ritz property in the world, will be rebranded as The Whitley in November. The hotel will be under Marriott’s “The Luxury Collection” umbrella. Lenox Square has announced the opening of three new retailers by the end of the year. Peachtree Pint will feature craft brews; Lovesac will offer “alternative furniture” including sectionals and bean bag chairs; and Timberland will have outdoor apparel for women, men and kids. The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) recently launched their Women’s Pathway to Success Program, which plans to award $2.3 million to 10 nonprofit organizations over five years. The program will result in job creation, reduction in poverty and eliminate barriers to employment for over 18,000 women in metro Atlanta. AWF will celebrate the launch of the program at a luncheon on Nov. 1 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Georgia World Congress Center. The featured speaker will be former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit atlantawomen.org. Good Housekeeping has named two Atlanta locals – rocket scientist Tiera Guinn and SPANX CEO Sara Blakely – as recipients of the annual Awesome Women Awards. Larkin on Memorial has announced two new tenants – Kale Me Crazy and Squash Blossom Boutique – for the development

set to begin opening later this fall. The two new businesses bring the number of merchants to 10 at the project, including Full Commission, Taqueria del Sol, Firepit Pizza Tavern, Ramen Station, Shep’s Grant Park Ace Hardware, Primrose Schools and Grant Park Market. Barry’s Bootcamp will open its first Atlanta location this fall. The 5,233 square feet Barry’s Atlanta studio will have a capacity for 44-plus participants in high energy workouts, a lifestyle clothing boutique and Fuel Bar, serving Barry’s own recipes of healthy and energizing smoothies and snacks. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Buckhead. $1,125,000 248 Springdale Drive NE 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5887188 Devon Green 513.255.2516

Buckhead. $2,595,000 30 Cherokee Road NW 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5885275 Chase Mizell 770.289.2780 Kevin McBride 404.626.6884

Buckhead. $275,000 2736 Defoors Ferry Road .3+/- Acres FMLS: 5885363 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Buckhead. $294,900 8 Surry County Place NW 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5874040 Bridgett Posey 404.493.2939

Buckhead. $2,695,000 2475 Rivers Road NW 7BR/7BA/3HBA FMLS: 5859033 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971 Sam Bayne 404.375.8628

Buckhead. $599,000 889 Lenox Court NE 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5901298 Chase Horner 404.754.4133

Buckhead. $699,900 30 Conifer Park Lane NE 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5864056 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971

Buckhead. $7,430,000 2520 Peachtree Road, No. 17 N/S 5BR/6.5BA FMLS: 5891138 Kevin McBride 404.626.6884 Burma Weller 404.735.6666

Chastain. $3,197,000 1004 Coronado Drive NW 5BR/5BA/2HBA FMLS: 5866955 Bonnie Majher 678.575.4439

Chattahoochee Hills. $195,000 0 Hutcheson Ferry Road 10.95+/- Acres FMLS: 5901085 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558 Evan McKinney 770.527.0128

Decatur. $330,000 2386 Hunting Valley Drive 3BR/2BA FMLS: 5897255 Talia Viggers 404.594.2180

Decatur. $580,000 790 Grove Bend 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5877840 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Edgewood. $399,000 40 Aberdeen Street NE 3BR/2BA FMLS: 5900869 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Ellenwood. $200,000 4186 Stillwater Point 4BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5898592 Feroza Syed 770.595.5018

Lenox Park. $385,000 2179 Fairway Circle NE 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5892810 Chase Mizell 770.289.2780

Midtown. $289,900 860 Peachtree Street NE, No. 2706 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5899612 Chase Mizell 770.289.2780

Midtown. $750,000 845 Spring Street NW, No. 430 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5897330 Bradford Smith 404.210.4141

Morningside. $1,199,000 1295 Cumberland Road NE 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5899846 Kevin Grieco 404.822.4156

Morningside. $1,495,000 1300 Northview Avenue NE 5BR/4BA/2HBA FMLS: 5849807 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Morningside. $2,350,000 738 Wildwood Road NE 6BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5895937 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Morningside. $799,000 1751 Meadowdale Avenue NE 3BR/3BA FMLS: 5904264 Robin Elliott 404.314.9777

Old Fourth Ward. $699,900 616 Angier Avenue, No. 5 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5852035 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Old Fourth Ward. $749,900 616 Angier Avenue, No. 6 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5835296 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Old Fourth Ward. $424,900 650 Glen Iris Drive NE 2BR/1.5BA FMLS: 5900580 Chase Mizell 770.289.2780

Pine Hills. $498,500 1106 Norwich Circle NE 3BR/2BA FMLS: 5895174 Paige Girardot 404.293.2020

Poncey-Highland. $1,215,000 811 Belgrade Avenue NE 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5847263 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Poncey-Highland. $949,000 829 North Avenue 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5841371 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

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Sandy Springs. $825,000 330 Franklin Road 1.51+/- Acres FMLS: 5853693 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Sandy Springs. $1,250,000 565 Glengate Cove 7BR/6.5BA FMLS: 5896628 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971

Sandy Springs. $499,900 1000 Manorwood Court 5BR/4BA FMLS: 5895392 Chase Mizell 770.289.2780

Serenbe. $685,000 9062 Selborne Lane 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5849381 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558 Evan McKinney 770.527.0128

Suwanee. $1,650,000 928 Crescent River Pass 5BR/6.5BA FMLS: 5856783 Kathy Rice 678.697.4984 Anne Stone 404.307.6416

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The City of Houston, Texas might have avoided the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey had government leaders not ignored a proposed fix to the drainage system.

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Houston: A Cautionary Tale for Atlanta?

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n the 1950s, when I was a toddler, my family moved from Virginia to a house in, what was then, the outskirts of Buckhead; it was built beside two streams that converged at the bottom of a forested slope in our backyard. It was a wonderful place to play and learn about nature in the woods and streams that were full of life back then: crayfish, snakes and a variety of fish species. Given the topography of the house site and few development regulations, a portion of our split level home had been constructed less than fifteen feet from the edge of the creek that we called Gold Branch. (In 2014, my colleagues and friends arranged for the stream to be officially re-named Riverkeeper Creek, in recognition of my environmental work, but that’s another story...) In 1959, Lenox Mall was built upstream in our watershed and the creek that received the drainage from that previously forested, now hardened, mall site became a raging, muddy torrent when it rained. It was my first,

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ABOVE THE WATER LINE

By Sally Bethea

Sally Bethea is the retired executive director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and current board president of Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy whose mission is to build a community of support for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

highly dramatic, lesson of what can happen downstream when a natural landscape is paved: the memory of my father trying to pull logs from the stream – so that they did not obstruct the flow and flood our home – remains vivid. I can hardly imagine the fear and horror experienced by the thousands of flood victims in Texas and Florida from the recent hurricanes: acts of nature whose impact was immeasurably worse because of what has been called “a massive engineering and government failure”. According to the Dallas Morning News, more than two decades ago, county officials predicted with “chilling accuracy” just how devastating a storm like Harvey would be for Houston. In a 1996 report, engineers for the Harris County Flood Control District concluded the area’s reservoir system was severely insufficient and imperiled thousands of properties. The authors determined that storms far smaller than Harvey could wreck a large portion of

the city and its western suburbs. They knew which neighborhoods would flood and why, and where the most damage would occur. The engineers proposed a $400 million fix: constructing a massive underground conduit that would carry water out of the reservoirs and into the Houston Ship Channel more quickly. Interstate reconstruction, ongoing at the time, provided a perfect opportunity to combine both projects. Had the report’s recommendations been heeded, the catastrophic flooding that struck Houston might have spared thousands of homes from floodwaters. Instead, the report got filed away and was forgotten. Government leaders ignored its conclusion: do nothing and accept the risk of flooding. They claimed at the time, and more recently, that the fix was too expensive and that the flood conduit couldn’t be built without federal dollars which they said were unavailable. Yet, these local growth-at-anycost boosters continued to permit development in flood-prone areas and filled wetlands for thousands of so-called “affordable” houses. The biggest city in the country without zoning bet that it could beat Mother Nature with Texasstyle bravado, apparently assuming that the federal government (you and I) would pick up the tab for any catastrophe. Of course, no amount of money can

make up for loss of life or the loss of poorly uninsured homes and businesses. Lives are ruined by such events. Ten years ago, Houston officials attempted to ban development in areas with a high risk of flooding. Developers sued and the policy was weakened. Officials tried putting up gauges in lowlying areas, but pressure from real estate interests had them removed. How can it possibly be worth putting people’s lives and property at risk to make more money in the short term? Are we that greedy? Are we incapable of acknowledging the cumulative impacts of thousands of poor decisions and the associated risks? American writer Upton Sinclair said it best: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” Atlanta has created important initiatives to make the city sustainable and resilient, but the pressure on public officials remains strong to allow building in marginal areas: floodplains, stream buffers and wetlands. In the 1950s, there was minimal understanding of how watersheds work in urban settings and the term climate change had not yet been invented. Today, we don’t have such excuses; we know what is coming and we better plan for it – or plan to assign blame and liability for recovery. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


ECO BRIEFS The Atlanta City Council authorized the purchase of 6.2 acres of forested land located at 770 Shadowridge Drive in East Atlanta. In November 2016, the council approved legislation authorizing the city to procure privately-owned afforested property containing 80 percent or more canopy cover, a minimum forestation standard of 1,000 DBH (Diameter at breast height) inches and/or a minimum of 50 mature trees per acre. “We have to do all that we can, not only to preserve, but to also increase our existing tree canopy,” said District 5 Councilmember Natalyn Archibong. Atlanta’s tree canopy covers almost half of the city – 47.9 percent – according to an assessment released in 2014 by the Atlanta Tree Conservation Commission and Georgia Tech.

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Spooky Fun

Festivals, haunted houses and more offer thrills and chills By Collin Kelley

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all has arrived and that means plenty of thrills and chills, whether you’re looking to have the pants scared off you or just enjoy some outdoor art events. Check out our guide to some of October’s offerings around Intown.

Netherworld The classic haunted house is open all month long at 6624 Dawson Boulevard in Norcross. Named one of the scariest haunted houses in the world year after year, it’s worth the trip outside the perimeter for some thrills and chills. The fear-fest is divided into zones including “Primal Scream” and “Mr. Grendel’s Fun House of Horrors,” where visitors wear 3D glasses. Find out more at fearworld.com. Oakland Cemetery On Sunday, Oct. 1 from noon to 6 p.m. Oakland Cemetery hosts the 39th annual Sunday in the Park fall festival. The free event will feature exhibits, Victorian costume contest, living history demonstrations, live performances, kid’s crafts, an artist market, and much more. On Oct. 14, the annual Run Like Hell 5K will be held, and runners (don’t forget your costumes!) can sign up at itsyourrace.com. The acclaimed Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours rounds out the month, with tours held over two weekends on Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 26-29. As one of the only opportunities to visit Oakland Cemetery after dark, Capturing the Spirit resurrects the stories of Oakland residents through historic reenactment. Ticket information is available at oaklandcemetery.com.

for children under 10 and those 6 and under not permitted.

Fox Theatre Ghost Tours The Fabulous Fox opens its doors for the fifth annual ghost tours Oct. 25-29. Spooks and scares will be around every shadowy corner as guides recount supernatural tales collected from the historic theatre’s staff and contractors over the years. Tours last for one hour and tickets are $30 per person at foxtheatre.org. The tour isn’t recommended

A Social Mess This Halloween party will take over Buckhead Theatre on Oct. 28 from 9 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. for a night of DJs, live music, costume contests, food and adult beverages. To purchase tickets, visit asocialmess.com. Early purchase is recommended as the event often sells out. Prices start at $15 but will increase closer to the event date. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

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Fall Festival on Ponce The ninth annual event returns to Olmsted Linear Park on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a giant artists market, children’s area, food trucks, live music and more. For more information, visit festivalonponce.com. ELEVATE The public art festival returns to the streets of Downtown Oct. 14-21. All events are free and open to the public. There will be interactive art installations, music and dance performances, murals, spoken word poets, panel discussions, an eclectic block party and much more. For the complete schedule of events, visit elevateatlart.com.

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade The annual tradition will see thousands congregate in L5P on Oct. 21 to enjoy the artists market, food, drinks, live entertainment and one of the biggest Halloween parades in the South. The parade begins at 4 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. For more information, visit l5phalloween.com. Ponce City Market Head to the Old Fourth Ward for the “Day of the Dead on The Roof ” on Oct. 28 at Skyline Park – a 21+ Halloween party – and Trick-or-Treating for kis on Oct. 31. A full lineup of events is available at poncecitymarket.com. Oakhurst Porchfest Local musicians will take over the front porches and yards of homes in the Decatur neighborhood on Oct. 14 from noon to 7 p.m. for an afternoon of concerts and community. Visit oakhurstporchfest.org for the schedule. Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain A night of family fun on Oct. 27 for both kids and adults featuring trickor-treating, costume contest, movie screenings, music and building fun with the LEGOLand Discovery Center. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, visit callanwolde.org. Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade The Grant Park Conservancy will host this stroll through the historic park on Oct. 20 starting at 8 p.m. There will be music, food trucks and adult beverages. The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, Wasted Potential Brass Band and the Black Sheep Ensemble will lead the parade. For more information, visit gpconservancy.org. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival returns for 19th year The 19th annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival kicks off Oct. 1 with special guests including filmmaker and artist John Water, former White House photographer and Instagram sensation Pete Souza, photographer and activist Marilyn Minter and filmmaker Issa Touma. Those notables will join a wideranging collection of speakers, exhibits, panel discussions, parties and screenings that will be open to the public throughout the month of October. This year, the Public Art component includes a 700-foot photo exhibit along the Eastside and Westside Trails of the Atlanta BeltLine, a collaboration with MARTA to produce an “Art Car” on the North/South line, and “My Atlanta,” an open exhibition in which anyone can display one of their photographs. Legendary filmmaker John Waters will be this year’s marquee event on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center. The “Hairspray” and “Pink Flamingos” director will discuss his art career and how he uses

photography as a writing tool to create a whole new genre of clumsy “little movies” made up from the scraps of others. “My Atlanta” will be on display through Oct. 27 at Binders Art Supplies and Frames at Ponce City Market. The event is an opportunity for photographers of all ages and with all levels of experience to exhibit their work and compete for prizes. This years ACP Auction Gala will be held Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at The Porsche Experience Center with a cocktail reception and silent auction (and perhaps a little racing action!) followed by a three-course seated dinner and live auction featuring a curated selection of fine art photography. The ACP Photobook Fair will be Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. at Hathaway Contemporary Gallery. There will be a massive selection of art/photography books, zines, artist talks and book-signings. For a full schedule of exhibitions and events, visit acpinfo.org.

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By Grace Huseth For decades, dancers from all over the world have leapt at the chance to perform with the prestigious Atlanta Ballet. Now, the company’s Centre for Dance Education has launched a new ensemble for aspiring dancers aged 17 to 21 called Atlanta Ballet 2. “Atlanta Ballet 2 really is the bridge from student to professional dancer and offers the last finishing touches of training,” said Sharon Story, dean of the Centre for Dance Education. The inaugural season for Atlanta Ballet 2 started mid-August and will run 36 weeks. As soon as the dancers arrived in Atlanta, they started choreographing with Bruce Wells for the world premiere of Beauty and the Beast. As the program progresses, they will receive classes and coaching from Atlanta Ballet mentors and will rehearse with the company. Because of the Atlanta Ballet’s legacy, it has become a dream destination for dancers internationally, as well as stateside. Auditions for Atlanta Ballet 2 were held in Atlanta, New York and Barcelona, and the 13 dancers selected hail from Australia, Guatemala, Korea, Japan and Spain. The Atlanta Ballet is the oldest professional company in the United States, founded in 1929, and is also one of the few companies with such long enduring artistic directors. Story said current Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin developed Atlanta Ballet 2 as a way to expand on the center’s former Fellowship program and pave the way for dancers who wish to become professional company members. Not only will the dancers in Atlanta Ballet receive priceless instruction and opportunities, they will receive a stipend and shoes. This is a valuable offer since dancers at the elite level can go through countless ballet slippers. When dancing six hours a day, Story said the dancers are estimated to go through three pairs of shoes a week, or even one pair a day, depending on what they are working on. The Atlanta Ballet typically purchases stock pointe shoes from either Capezio or Bloch and each pair of pointe shoes costs $75 to $95, on average. Ballet fans can see Atlanta Ballet 2 dancers perform on the traditional stage as well as venues around the city, including Piedmont Park and the High Museum.This holiday season the dancers will perform at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta and the highly anticipated annual “The Nutcracker” at the Fox Theater. For more information, visit atlantaballet.com.

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Film festival, parade & more celebrate LGBTQ community October is designated as Pride Month in Atlanta, a time to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Out on Film, the Atlanta Pride Festival and Queer Youth Fest are all coming up this month. Out On Film “Happy” The film festival is marking its 30th anniversary with the biggest line-up yet: 120 features films, documentaries, short films and web series running from Sept. 28 to Oct. 8. Films will be screened at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema, Out Front Theatre Company and the Plaza Theatre. The opening film Michael Patrick McKinley’s “Happy: A Small Film with a Big Heart,” a documentary about artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman and how he overcame depression and grief. Other highlights include ‘After Louie’ with Alan Cumming and Zachary Booth; Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, Cheyenne Jackson, T.R. Knight in all-star musical ‘Hello Again;’ Trudie Styler’s warm ‘Freak Show’ with Bette Midler, Laverne Cox and Abigail Breslin; the Sundance smash ‘God’s Own Country;’ the romantic comedy ‘Signature Move,’ outstanding documentaries ‘The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,’ ‘Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall,’ ‘The Fabulous Allan Carr, ‘The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson’ and much more. Director Jeffrey Schwarz will receive second annual Icon Award. “It’s a great line up this year ­– mainstream to smaller films,” said festival director Jim Farmer. “We really want to celebrate the small, unheralded films. Opening night is an example.” Farmer said the festival was just as vital now as when it began three decades ago. “It’s important for us to showcase work for and by our community and do it in welcoming environment. It’s a safe haven for people to come together and feel welcome.” For the complete schedule, visit outonfilm.org. Atlanta Pride Festival The 47th annual festival and parade will be held Oct. 13-15 at Piedmont Park. The music line up is extra stellar this year with Arrested Development, Rita Ora, DeJ Loaf and The Pointer Sisters all featuring on the mainstage. The annual parade from Downtown to the park along Peachtree Street will be held Oct. 15 starting at noon. See the full schedule at alantapride.org. AIDS Walk AID Atlanta will host the 27th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Piedmont Park. Over the years, the event has grown to be the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeast and brings together a diverse group of people to support those living with HIV/AIDS, educate others to reduce new infections and remember those who have lost their lives to the disease. To register, visit aidswalkatlanta.com.

Queer Youth Fest This year’s event will be held Oct. 21 from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Healium Arts Center in Candler Park. The day will feature two live local music stages, three art galleries, a meditation space, interactive art installations and LGBTQ-focused service provider stations. The event aims to showcase local artists and musicians, while providing a queercentric, open minded and educational environment. Search for Queer Youth Fest 2017 on Facebook for more details. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Haunted Halloween Friday, October 20th 6:30– 9:30pm Be prepared for thrills and chills as you walk through the Atlanta History Center’s foggy gardens and haunted historic houses! Step onto the page as fairy tales, Victorian literature, fables, and nursery rhymes take on a new twist. Scare factors help you determine which trails and historic houses are the adventure you are seeking. This year, you are invited to a whimsical and wacky Mad Hatter Tea Party as you kick off your night of fancy and fright. atlanta history center.com

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Visual Arts Atlanta Celebrates Photography: Experience the best of photography at this citywide festival that lasts all month. Oct 1 to 31. Price varies by event. acpinfo.org The Art of Persistence: Join Sistagraphy as they reveal an exhibition about the perseverance of women over time. Oct. 1 through 31. Free. afpls.org/central-hq Amy Elkins: Black is the Day, Black is the Night: This multi-layered photographic project explores the effects of long-term solitary confinement. Tuesdays through Sundays. $14.50. high.org And Something Magical Happened: Baseball Photographs by Walter Iooss: This photographer has been capturing live sports events since the late ‘50s. Tuesdays through Sundays. $6 to $8. carlos.emory.edu Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum: Discover the story behind one of Rome’s most brutal and celebrated traditions in this new special exhibit. Open Daily. $11 to $16. Fernbankmuseum.org

Holler If Ya Hear Me: Inspired by the music and lyrics of late rapper Tupac Shakur, this non-biographical musical is about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Closes Oct. 8. $20 to $35. trucolorstheatre.org Spanish Harlem Orchestra: The two-time Grammy-winning salsa and Latin jazz band sets the standard for big band excellence. Oct. 13. $20 to $57. arts.gatech.edu Oakhurst Porchfest: Explore the Oakhurst neighborhood and happen upon live music performances on local residents’ porches. Oct. 14. Free! oakhurstporchfest.org The Christians: Actor’s Express presents this play about a beloved minister who steps up to the pulpit to share a new belief - a stunning revelation that leaves the entire church community rocked to its core. Closes Oct. 15. $20 to $37. actors-express.com Boy: Theatrical Outfit presents the story of a renowned doctor who convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after an accident, and years later, the repercussions and realities of that choice unfold and alter lives. Closes Oct. 15. $18 to $51. theatricaloutfit.org Project Dawn: Gritty, gripping and funny…go behind the bench in this inspired-by-real-life story of the women on both sides of the law and the sex trade. Closes Oct. 19. $25. horizontheatre.com

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!: For the first time ever, kids will be able to step into PBS KIDS world and become “science kids” with fun science activities. Thursdays through Tuesdays. childresnmuseumatlanta.org

Performing Arts Beautiful Blackbird: Inspired by the awardwinning Ashley Bryan picture book, this rhythmic play explores the universal idea that true beauty is found within. Opens Oct. 3. $5 to $10. alliancetheatre.org A3C Festival: Thousands of fans from around the world gather for this celebration of hip-hop music and culture in downtown Atlanta. Oct. 4 through 8. Prices vary by event. a3cfestival.com Macbeth: Witches, magical prophecies and the desire for power set into motion this blood curdling, murderous Shakespearean classic. Oct. 6 to 29. $16 to $42. Shakespearetavern.com

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Teach Your Children Well: The Atlanta Women’s Chorus opens their fifth season with a concert of hope for the generation of the future. Oct. 21. $25. voicesofnote.org/awc Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance: See the next generation of Ailey dancers who are merging spirit and energy with talent and passion. Oct. 21. $41 to $69. rialtocenter.org Vienna Boys Choir: Captivating audiences for more than 500 years, the Vienna Boys Choir has been associated with many of the world’s great composers, including Mozart and Bruckner. Oct. 22. $55. arts.emory.edu

The 3 Little Pigs & More: Fantastic folk tales from around the world come to life with a menagerie of zany characters and a variety of puppetry styles. Opens Oct. 24. $11.25 to o$19.50. puppet.org ‘La La Land’ In Concert: Experience the original musical film like never before with live accompaniment from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Oct 25 and 26. $39 to $89. atlantasymphony.org Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’: ATL Collective relives the iconic “Thriller” album in its entirety for their annual Halloweeninspired concert. Oct. 27 and 28. $20 to $25. atlcollective.com

Cirque du Soleil: Luzia: Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA at Atlantic Station cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Tuesdays through Sundays. $35 to $265. cirquedusoleil.com The Sleepy Hollow Experience: Following three sold-out seasons and recognition as one of the top 5 Halloween plays in the country, this one-of-a-kind spooky experience is back with a vengeance. Wednesdays through Sundays. $25 to $40. serenbeplayhouse.com

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arts@tech professional artists series Spanish Harlem Orchestra Friday, October 13 8:00 pm Pianist Oscar Hernández leads the two-time Grammy-winning salsa and Latin jazz band. Tech Connect: Enjoy a free Jazz talk with WCLK host Jay Edwards at 6:45 pm and Salsa lessons with the Georgia Tech Salsa Club at 7:15 pm.

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Big Al’s Butter Made Burgers now open in Buckhead! North American Properties (NAP) has announced plans to create a food hall called Main & Main at Colony Square in Midtown. The food hall is part of a massive renovation taking place at one of the city’s original mixed-use developments, an icon at the corner of Peachtree and 14th since it first opened in 1969. Situated on the 14th Street side of the retail, office and residential complex, Main & Main will feature 12 to 15 concepts with diverse menu offerings for brunch, lunch, dinner and a bar scene. There will also be complementary retail space for flower shops, chocolate shops, a pastry pop-up and an incubator space to host nonprofits like City of Refuge’s 180 Degree Kitchen. Main & Main’s chef curator, restaurateur Steve Palmer, and members of the NAP team visited 20 food halls around the country on a “design discovery tour” to get ideas for the Colony Square space. The food hall will feature mid-century modern design – a nod to the development’s 1960s roots – designed by David Thompson. Main & Main is expected to have 28,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space that will act as a large gathering space, but will also be flexible for more intimate events. A new green space dubbed The Grove will be a tree-shaded community gathering spot with seating, Spanish steps and a beer garden. NAP plans to break ground on the project this fall. While construction is underway, Colony Square will feature food trucks, pop-up restaurants and more to give the public a taste of what Main & Main will be like when it opens next year.

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Local Atlanta coffee roaster East Pole Coffee Co.’s first brick-and-mortar coffee shop is open at Armour Yard, the new loft-office development between Buckhead and Midtown. The shop will also serve as East Pole’s headquarters and roastery, with active processes visible daily behind glass doors just behind the cash register. Located at 255 Ottley Drive, Suite 105, East Pole is open seven days per week, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. For more, visit eastpole.coffee.

The Castellucci Hospitality Group – the team behind Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, The Iberian Pig and Sugo – has opened Bar Mercado at Krog Street Market in Inman Park. For more information, visit krogstreetmarket.com Gourmet market Savi Provisions has partnered with Revelator Coffee Company to open coffee shops inside the existing markets in Inman Park, Midtown, Buckhead (Roswell Road) and Brookhaven. Revelator will also be inside new outposts of Savi opening at 308 Pharr Road in Buckhead and 180 West Ponce de Leon Ave. in Decatur later this year. For more information, visit saviprovisions.com. Blaze Pizza is now open at 2131 N. Decatur Road in Decatur. The fast-casual pizza concept specializes in build-your-own pizzas. You go down the line, pick your toppings from a variety of meats, cheeses, veggies and sauces, and the “pizzasmiths” cook your 11inch personal pizza in under 3 minutes. Visit blazepizza.com for more information. Colony Square in Midtown has launched a partnership with Fooda, a lunchtime culinary service program that creates new dining possibilities by bringing a rotating variety of local restaurants directly to customers. Fooda will be available Monday through Friday in Colony Square’s atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit colonysquaremidtown.com for more information.

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Fetch Park and Ice House is expected to open phase one of the dog park/bar & restaurant later this month at 520 Daniel St. in the Old Fourth Ward. Fetch Park will feature a large, off-leash dog park with a full-service converted Airstream bar. The second phase, Fetch Ice House and Shipping Yard, is set to open in January and will be made up of an indoor restaurant, a dog-friendly patio and a rooftop bar atop a converted shipping container. For more information, visit fetchparkatl.com. City Barbeque has opened at 2511 Blackmon Drive in Decatur serving up a menu of beef brisket and pulled pork along with Southern sides (green beans, hush puppies, collards, potato salad and gumbo, to name a few). For more information, visit citybbq.com At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Bright and bold kitchens are the latest design trend

Bold Backsplash Want color and pattern? How about an unexpected take on a backsplash: bold wallpaper. In this look, the classic marble countertop and simple hardware keep the vibrant floral wall grounded without squashing its wild side.

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itchens are a big ticket item when it comes to your home’s resale value, and happen to be one of our favorite rooms to design. While a neutral white/ grey kitchen is a timeless classic, we’re inspired by those who mix it up with unexpected color. Thinking outside the box when it comes to your kitchen can be a little daunting. Renovations are a big investment and contribute greatly to the value of your home, but you don’t have to completely sacrifice style. Sometimes a little bit of paint or a single wallpapered wall is all you need to breathe life into your space. The team here at Candler Park-based Balance Design (balancedesignatlanta.com) has been exploring the latest kitchen trends as we work with clients, who have their own ideas to create bright, bold and beautiful cooking spots.

Not So Mellow Yellow This sunshine yellow is about as bold as it gets! The calm grey walls provide a necessary balance to the brightness of the cabinets and allows them to really shine.

Make It Pop Maybe a kitchen full of bold paint is a little intimidating for you. Try choosing one piece to be your pop of color, like this lipstick-red Smeg refrigerator.

Off the Wall Even with a small surface area, you can still make a big statement. Paint your upper walls a solid color, or get funky with positive and negative space.

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Condo Trends

Demand for Intown living means price increase

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A rendering of No2 Opus Place in Midtown.

By Collin Kelley Before the “great recession,” Atlanta was condo crazy. Many of the projects during that time converted to apartments or were mothballed altogether. A decade on from the financial crisis, the demand for condos is high again, and prices are soaring. JJ Imbeaux , an expert with online real estate tech company Leadkit, said high-rise developments with prices over $1 million are the new normal. A few of Imbeaux’s findings: • The median price of listings over $1 million is $1.4 million, at $295 per square foot. The median size is 5 beds and 5.5 baths. • As corporate and high rise development in Midtown continues, more and more high-end apartments are being listed for sale. There’s already been a rise in condos listed from 1065 Midtown at the Lowe’s Midtown Hotel and No2 Opus Place.

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• Lowe’s Midtown Hotel has listed 9 units for an average of $1.56 million, at an average price per square foot of $668. • Harry Norman was the best-performing brokerage for $1 million-plus listings, with 19 units sold.

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN Each January, we feature students from Intown’s public schools, private schools and colleges who have given back to their community in a significant way. Over the last seven years, we’ve featured students who have created their own nonprofits, have given up summer vacation to work domestically and abroad to help the less fortunate and one even helped build a library by collecting books. The 10th annual 20 Under 20 will appear in our January 2018 issue and we

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are now seeking nominations of students ages 19 and younger who have committed themselves to service to the community. Nominations are welcome from teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, siblings, fellow students or community leaders. Here’s the information we need: • Nominator (name, relationship to nominee and contact information) • Nominee (Name, age, grade, school, parent or guardian names, contact information) • Characteristics and service: Please provide a paragraph describing why this nominee deserves recognition. Include service projects, goals, interests and areas of interest to help illustrate your point.

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REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Post Midtown Atlanta is now open near Piedmotn Park and only steps away from MARTA. The development itself includes studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and features 332 units with 32 different floor plans. Units start at $1,670 per month. Trinity Walk is now open in downtown Decatur, replacing the old Gateway Manor and Oakview apartment complexes. The apartment community at 421 West Trinity Place is fully occupied and boasts 121 one, two and three-bedroom energy-efficient apartment flats and townhomes in six contemporary, three-story buildings. Thirty-two of the apartments were created for the elderly and/or disabled, while the remaining 89 units were designed for families. Veteran Realtor Ken Altshuler has joined RE/MAX Metro Atlanta, Inc. He originally became a licensed real estate agent in Florida in 1982 and has real estate in his blood: His father was a developer and his mother owned a residential firm. While he focuses on single family homes, condos and townhomes in intown neighborhoods like Virginia-Highland, Morningside and Midtown, he also serves clients in other Metro neighborhoods and cities, like Sandy Springs.

Laura R. Rittenberg has been named president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Atlanta. In this position, Rittenberg will oversee the daily operations of the company’s 11 real estate offices and more than 850 affiliated sales agents and employees serving the Greater Atlanta metro. Rittenberg most recently served as the president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on Long Island in New York with direct oversight of 13 real estate offices doing business throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Under her direction, the company boasted more than $1.4 billion in total sales volume in 2016.

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Jenny Pruitt, founder and CEO of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, was honored as one of Atlanta’s “Most Admired CEOs” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for Residential Real Estate. At a formal dinner and ceremony at The Foundry at Puritan Mill in Midtown, Pruitt was saluted for her leadership of the real estate company, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer. Also honored as Residential CEOs were Jim Borders, President and CEO of Novare Group, and Kevin Palmer, CEO of PalmerHouse Properties.

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PARTING SHOTS

Thousands of sci-fi, fantasy and gaming fans lined Peachtree Street on Labor Day weekend for the annual Dragon Con Parade. Our contributing photographer Asep Mawardi was on hand to capture the elaborate costumes inspired by “The Walking Dead,” “Star Wars,” “Game of Thrones” and untold numbers of superheroes like Wonder Woman and Superman. Comic book legend Stan Lee, picture at bottom left, was the grand marshall for this year’s parade.

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BUCKHEAD - Spectacular living top of Sovereign. Three separate private covered balconies, upgraded counters, appliances, flooring, custom lighting, custom closets, front and rear entry, open floorplan, grand entrance. 2Bed/2.5Bath $1,890,000 FMLS: 5756028 Bru Krebs 404.984.0243

GLENWOOD PARK - Extraordinary, spacious townhome in the coveted Glenwood Park. Sunny, open floorplan with hardwoods. Freshly painted, custom blinds, newer appliances. 2 car tandem garage. 3Bed/2.5Bath $425,000 FMLS: 5883311 Michael JW Smith 404.786.2057

DRUID HILLS - Druid Hills Golf Course lot at remarkable price! 2 oversized living/family rms, w/3 walls of light-filled windows w/kitchen conveniently located in between. Enormous 2 car garage. .5acre lot is lushly landscaped. 5Bed/4.5Bath $829,000 FMLS: 5891024 Sally Westmoreland 404.354.4845

MORNINGSIDE - 2 master suites, open renovated kit with quartz c-tops, SS appliances and keeping rm. 3 bedrooms up. Finished basement includes media rm w/home theater system, exercise rm, kitchenette & full bath. 4Bed/4.5Bath $874,900 FMLS: 5854684 Nicole Davis 404.358.6252

TWELVE CENTENNIAL - Condo offers floor to ceiling windows, and walk-out balcony with a skyline view of Midtown. Open kitchen, breakfast bar with granite counters, SS appliances, hardwood floors, and more. 2Bed/2Bath $317,500 FMLS: 5879134 Lamar Golar 404.643.1888

VIRGINIA HIGHLAND - Complete to the studs renovation in 2006 included adding a 2nd story w/large master suite & master bath, 2 additional bedrooms. Kitchen open to dining room & lrg family room. Gated and fenced backyard with patio. 5Bed/3Bath $949,000 FMLS: 5900121 Nicole Davis 404.358.6252

MORNINGSIDE - Classic Tudor home w/fireside living room, formal floorpan, kitchen/family room, spacious second floor master suite, large screen porch, sunroom, two car garage, fenced yard, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings. Agent/Owner 3Bed/3Bath $799,000 FMLS: 5885892 Ron Pope 404.872.4517

COLLEGE PARK - Main house features separate living room and sep dining room. Kitchen w/ breakfast bar and extra storage cabinets. Large bedrooms w/ hardwoods and tile bath. In law suite features updated bath. The backyard is fenced and private. 4Bed/2Bath $245,000 FMLS: 5902133 Michael Kondalski 404.234.9379

BRIAR HILLS - Stylish home in sought after Briar Hills. Renovated thru-out, gorgeous hardwood flrs, recessed lighting, SS appliances, mstr w/walk in closet and pvt bath. 3Bed/2.5Bath $459,900 FMLS: 5882611 Erin Fye 404.771.9822

BEVERLY HILLS - Home features original hardwood floors, covered parking, large fenced-in yard, and basement. Updates include SS appliances, newer kitchen cabinets, tile backsplash, tile floors in kitchen & master bath. Roof is less than 5 years old. 3Bed/2Bath $139,999 FMLS: 5899166 Helen Nicole 404.610.3535

LENOX PLACE - Nice townhome with open floor plan & vaulted ceiling, large kitchen with movable island & breakfast bar, all appliances included in kitchen. Private gated backyard, 2 car parking pad in rear, large laundry room, roommates style living. 2Bed/2Bath $74,000 FMLS: 5810741 Colette Lewis 404.990.5479

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The October issue is packed with news and features, including our cover story on the creation of the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan, a preview...