October 2018 - Atlanta INtown

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While we were in production for this issue of INtown, I celebrated my 49th birthday. Okay, celebrated might be too strong a word. I worked a nearly 12-hour day and picked up dinner at the Publix deli. Woot! Party! My friends had taken me out to dinner over the weekend, so it’s not like there wasn’t some observance. I’m not hung up on surprise parties or big gestures, so my actual birthday sliding by quietly was fine with me. It was nice to see all the well wishes on Facebook, so that made me feel loved and recognized. Also, 49 feels like an odd age. I’m quite aware that I’m teetering on the edge of the second half of my life, but I’m busy and focused on the here and now. I have a new collection of poetry, “Midnight in a Perfect World,” being published in November, which will be followed by readings in Atlanta, across the country and in the United Kingdom through 2019. I’ve been working on this collection for almost five years, so I am thrilled that award-winning Sibling Rivalry Press (who published my last collection and my Venus Trilogy of novels) took another chance on me. Collin Kelley I’m also continuing to focus on my health. If you’ve read my previous columns, you’ll know that I went on a big weight loss journey collin@atlantaintownpaper.com after being diagnosed with diabetes back in 2016. I lost 100 pounds and I feel better than I have in decades. I surely don’t feel 49, so that’s another reason not to dwell on the number. I’m more concerned with maintaining my weight and diet. I thought losing all the weight would be the big challenge, but keeping it off has been hell. I bought a bathroom scale – against my better judgment – and found myself becoming obsessive compulsive about that number. I finally slid it into the bathroom closet and haven’t stepped on it in a couple of months. I’m continuing to walk three miles a day and eat healthy. The other thing that’s been keeping me busy is my mom, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the summer of 2016. Her only option was complete removal of her stomach and the insertion of a feeding tube. She refused that treatment and opted for a round of radiation instead. It has slowed the cancer and she continues to have one of the most healthy appetites I’ve ever seen and still loves to go on outings and bingo with her cronies. She was given a year to live without the radical surgery, but we are, at this writing, two years and three months since diagnosis. She’s a fighter. I’m not afraid of 50. I have a big trip to Australia and New Zealand in the works for next fall to mark that milestone birthday, so I hope to be celebrating in Sydney with my Aussie friends and fellow poets. I’m looking forward to more travel and writing as I start “act two.” In many ways, I feel like I’m just getting started. 49 is just a number. And a prelude.



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On Hold

Plan to finance redevelopment of The Gulch faces public opposition at city council meeting By Collin Kelley The future of The Gulch project hangs in the balance after it was met with impassioned opposition by the public and the Atlanta City Council took no action on the redevelopment plan. During the Sept. 17 meeting, residents spoke for four hours urging the council to reject a $2 billion incentive plan being offered to developer CIM Group. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has endorsed using public financing via bonds to get the $3.5 billion project off the ground. The Gulch, a warren of parking lots and rail lines adjacent to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, would be transformed into a massive mixed-use development with office space, residences, hotels, retail and restaurant space. It’s also been touted as a location for Amazon’s second headquarters complex. Bottoms issued a statement ahead of the meeting after it became obvious there would not be enough support from the council. “We recognize and respect that members of Council, and the public, need more time to understand the largest development deal in our city’s history. I have no intention of asking the authors of these proposals to request a vote on these proposals today. Members of my Administration will continue to work with members of Council and the public to better understand the substantial benefits we have negotiated and the benefits this project will bring to our entire city.” The chorus of public dissent included elected officials and even representatives from the city’s economic development arm, Invest Atlanta. Former Georgia senator and mayoral candidate Vincent Fort warned that “someone will go to jail” if the city council allowed the deal to go forward. Former Invest Atlanta member Julian Benet called The Gulch deal “the worst I’ve ever seen.” He encouraged the council to walk away from the deal and find outside, objective

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advisors before moving forward. “It’s appalling this deal was brought to you,” he said. Current Invest Atlanta board member Bill Bozarth said the city needed to “back off The Gulch proposal.” “It’s a bad deal from the start, and I cannot support the project as defined if it comes before me,” Bozarth said. Sherise Brown, a member of the Community Benefits Coalition, thanked the council for not being “bullied into making a decision” and said there needed to be more community representation before any deal was made. Councilmembers Amir Farokhi, Michael Julian Bond, J.P. Matzigkeit, Natalyn Archibong, Jennifer Ide, Andre Dickens, Dustin Hillis and Matt Westmoreland introduced an ordinance during the meeting calling for a third-party audit of the Gulch deal.

Home Depot Backyard event space opens The Home Depot Backyard, an 11-acre event space, has officially opened next door to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The space, formerly the site of the Georgia Dome, will be used for tailgating during Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United games, concerts, festivals, fitness classes, film screenings, athletic events, playground and “curated events” for the Westside community. According to officials, Fall programming for the space will be focused on testing a limited number of events including those related to arts and culture, health and wellness and community service. For more about the space and upcoming events, visit thehomedepotbackyard.com.

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Georgia Aquarium to add tank for shark habitat

ON THE AGENDA MEETINGS The Atlanta City Council meets Oct. 1 and Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave. For agendas and more information, visit citycouncil.atlantaga.gov. Atlanta Board of Education meets Oct. 8 for presentations at 2:30 p.m. and for community meeting and legislative action at 6 p.m., 130 Trinity Ave. Information: atlantapublicschools.us. The Decatur City Commission meets in open session on the first and third Mondays of each month at City Hall, 509 North McDonough Street, at 7:30 p.m. NEWS John Selden has been appointed General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Selden is currently the Deputy General Manager of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A former Navy pilot, Selden will begin work on Oct. 1. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order last month to permanently stop receiving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees at the city jail and for current detainees to be transferred as soon as possible.

A new visitor entry and state-of-the-art shark habitat is now under construction at Georgia Aquarium in Downtown following a groundbreaking ceremony this week. Known as Expansion 2020, Georgia Aquarium’s new addition will add tens of thousands of square feet to this popular destination, by extending the main entrance into the plaza and featuring brand new digital signage. The redesigned entryway will provide a covered queue area for guests, while also introducing a separate entrance for field trips and classes via Baker Street. “This will be one of our largest exhibits and one of the largest expansions we’ve done in our history,” said Georgia Aquarium president and COO Joe Handy in a media statement. “We’re thrilled to be offering a grand new entrance that introduces our visitors to the wonder and awe of the Aquarium, and to bring them closer to one of the most important species of the world’s oceans.” Once inside, guests will be able to explore a massive new shark habitat, potentially home to great hammerhead sharks, sand tiger sharks, tiger sharks and sandbar sharks. The gallery will feature floor-to-ceiling acrylic windows, giving guests expansive and immersive views of sharks.

Ground broken for new city park and reservoir By Collin Kelley Ground has been officially broken for phase one of Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, which is slated to become the city’s biggest greenspace and home to a new reservoir. Slated to open in 2019, the first phase will include trails leading to the grand overlook area for views of the former granite quarryturned-reservoir. Upon completion, the park will encompass a total of 280 acres, nearly 100 acres larger than Piedmont Park and will become the connective tissue linking the Proctor Creek Greenway and Chattahoochee River Corridor with the Atlanta BeltLine. The initial phase of the $26.5 million project will also include a park gateway entrance at the intersection of Johnson Road and Grove Park Place on the north side of the park. The design will provide lighting, signage and promote pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

The restoration of Grove Park Place will include the removal of invasive species, resurfacing of the roadway and the rehabilitation of vegetation along the corridor. Landscape architecture and planning firm HGOR, led by Lauren Standish, is developing the design of the park. “If you look at the topography of the park, just the existing environmental factors, it’s a fascinating place,” said Standish. “The juxtaposition of the quarry with the open lawn, preservation of trees and integration of environmental-based design is really exciting. We hope this park will tell a story of community and place and become a destination that will help shape and define the city of Atlanta for generations to come.” The reservoir will take on the role of Atlanta’s major emergency water source, increasing the city’s drinking water supply from three days to 30-plus days.

The public can now inspect the city’s finances thanks to a new web portal unveiled this morning by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Open Checkbook allows the public to monitor government spending and creates more transparency for the city. Visit: checkbook.atlantaga. gov. Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has proposed building a park that would span the Downtown Connector at North Avenue. Specific details were not released following Cathy’s recent meeting with the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The future entrance to Westside Park.

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Pullman Yard project selects development manager

A rendering of Pullman Yard.

By Collin Kelley The transformation of Pullman Yard into a mixed-use development has taken another step forward with the selection of real estate development company JLL to lead the project under its adaptive reuse division lead by Rainey Shane. Atomic Entertainment, which purchased the 27-acre site in the Kirkwood neighborhood last year, plans to turn the parcel of 13 freestanding buildings into film sound stages, a residential component, restaurants, retail, a boutique hotel and creative offices. The site, which has become a favorite filming location for movies like “The Hunger Games,” was originally built in 1904 as a fertilizer plant and later became a train repair for the Pullman Passenger Rail Company. Shane is no stranger to big adaptive reuse projects: she was a development and construction manger for Ponce City Market. “Our objective was to identify an expert in the marketplace who possessed the requisite skill set to handle a unique adaptive reuse project,” said Maureen Meulen, partner at Atomic Entertainment. “Rainey’s combined expertise in both commercial real estate development and the arts and entertainment industry made her the obvious choice for our team, and we’re pleased to work with JLL’s new team of adaptive reuse experts to bring our vision for Pullman Yards to life.” Shane said developers like Atomic Entertainment have adjusted their focus to include the preservation and revitalization of abandoned project sites. “With so much existing building stock in Atlanta ripe for restoration, the establishment of a dedicated adaptive reuse team enables us to deliver the specialized knowledge needed to At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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By Clare S. Richie As pink ribbons, bracelets and uniforms call our attention to breast cancer this month, let’s also recognize those who promote recovery from the disease all year long. This fall, TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation marks 15 years of specialized and evidence-based services to more than 4,000 patients. “Our mission is to help those that have been affected breast cancer – whether it’s the patient, the caregiver, the family member – thrive,” Executive Director Rebecca Cowens-Alvarado said. She took the helm in May 2017, succeeding founder Jill Binkley, who built the organization based on her experience as a two-time cancer survivor and physical therapist. The only nonprofit of its kind in metro Atlanta, TurningPoint utilizes licensed professionals to support women and men through their breast cancer treatment and recovery. Each patient has an individualized rehabilitation plan that could include physical therapy, lymphedema screening and management, massage therapy, exercise classes, nutritional and emotional counseling, education programs and support groups. “Before cancer, I was a very active young mom. During the first physical therapy session, I was told that I could try to hold my baby again. It was such a sweet moment in my life that I will never forget. I sped home and ran and grabbed him and held him tightly,” Ashley Franks said. At the time of her diagnosis she was a 32-year-old mother to a four-year-old, two-year-old and six-month-old. Physical therapy is critical to decrease pain, restore arm strength and increase range of motion after a mastectomy, lumpectomy, radiation or reconstruction. For those with arm, hand or breast swelling known as lymphedema – massage, compression and exercise are offered. Weekly Pilates classes and individualized exercise plans help patients return to an active lifestyle. “What makes us different is that we only see breast cancer patients. So our physical therapy is really specialized to address issues that stem from breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiation,” Cowens-Alvarado said. What also sets TurningPoint apart is treating the whole patient, by addressing both physical and emotional needs. Individual short-term counseling promotes stress management, enhances coping skills and reduces anxiety. Top: Ashley & Matt Franks Bottom: Rebecca Cowens-Alvarado And groups like the monthly Coffee and Conversation are available for the longer-term. “Since it’s one of the few support groups offered in the metro Atlanta area that focuses on the needs of advanced or metastatic breast cancer patients, it’s [Coffee and Conversation] open to more than our patients,” Cowens-Alvarado said. Though very rare, men may also develop breast cancer. Thankfully, TurningPoint is there for them too. George Bozonier was diagnosed with breast cancer just 10 months after he underwent surgery for prostate cancer. “Turning Point helped me not only to recover physically from a double mastectomy, but also helped me emotionally deal with the fact that my chest will look dramatically different now. As a man, I can only try to imagine the psychological trauma women experience after the procedure,” Bozonier said. The organization also welcomes patients regardless of socioeconomic status. It’s need-based program takes into account a patient’s access to insurance, annual household income, other life expenses like kids in college and how advanced is their diagnosis. Nearly a quarter of patients receive financial assistance in reduced fees or complimentary services. “Because we are a nonprofit, even if you don’t qualify for financial assistance, it is a much lower rate for care that one might see at another facility,” Cowens-Alvarado added. Funding support from Komen Atlanta, It’s the Journey, Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation, The Pink Affair annual fundraiser (March 23, 2019) and individual donors make this possible. Most patients are referred to TurningPoint point by their surgeons. And they keep coming back. A core group of about a dozen women has attended Pilates every Wednesday for more than four years. “I learned about TurningPoint after my surgery. I can’t even imagine having a double mastectomy and not having the physical therapy that I received from TurningPoint. They helped me thrive again,” Franks said. Franks has all of her original mobility back and can even do push ups again. “We hear that from a lot of our patients. We help them get back to the things they love doing most – whether it’s playing with their grandchildren, lifting their kids or playing tennis every day. That’s our goal – to really focus on the patient’s needs and what will make the patient’s life fulfilling the same as it was before their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment,” Cowens-Alvarado said. She expects they’ll see more than 750 patients in 2018. For more information, visit myturningpoint.org. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Butt dialing and other cell phone tales Elliott now has something of a social life. He’s one of the after-school loiterers at Dairy Queen. I tell him to behave, at least purchase a small Blizzard and call me for any reason. Now that he has more autonomy, having his own phone provides Kristen and I a little peace of mind. At least that is what we tell ourselves to justify the purchase because not many actual calls are placed. He sure does look at it a whole lot though, which can get Kristen wondering how well it would hold up to a hammer. Still, it is nice to know that if need be, he can reach us. I’m not much of a phone talker myself, so I guess I can’t fault Elliott much for his reluctance to explore the most archaic function of his device. He’ll trade a hundred messages with a friend and I’ll suggest how about he just call them? And he’ll shrug. It’s sort of like New Math. If he can’t figure it out on his own I probably won’t be of any help. For those of us who are more By Tim Sullivan comfortable writing than speaking, Tim Sullivan grew up messaging is a slippery slope. I’m more in a large family in the comfortable if I can tap out a response on Northeast and now lives a keyboard, perhaps with an edit or two. with his small family But now the lack of practice with oldfashioned talking means the mere sound of my cell phone ringing elicits a reaction somewhere between uh-oh and who the hell could that be? A few years ago, I somehow managed to Facebook-call a guy from my high school basketball team, all from my back pocket. I didn’t even know that technology existed and before I could wrap my brain around it I heard, “What up bro?” It was kind in Oakhurst. He can of mortifying. We hadn’t seen or spoken to each other in 25 years, be reached at tim@ so it was a pretty awkward conversation. “Ummm… hey, Hodge. sullivanfinerugs.com. How are you doing, man?” Last week I did the same to my neighbor Raph. Well,


technically it was the front of my leg that did the dialing this time, although I doubt that makes anyone feel better. From my pocket I heard, “Hello? Tim? You there?” Raph and I don’t typically speak on the phone. We just see each other on the street or text, so I apologized and then we chatted for a couple minutes. It was actually quite pleasant. Who knew? It’s not just me, though. My lifelong friend Schulzie inadvertently butt dials me all the time. It’s gotten to where the caller ID might as well say “Flim-Flam Scam Corp.” because answering is pointless. After a few groaning “hell-ohhhs” I’ll give up and listen in while he debates the best brand of chocolate milk with his six-year-old. When I report this he just chuckles, completely unconcerned with the infraction. He will probably live longer than me. Margo wanted in on the telecommunication action, too, so we got her one of those Gizmo watch things where you can program in 10 numbers. I’m not bragging, but I cracked the top five. Still, when “Margo” appeared on my caller ID the first time I was startled. I had dropped her off Elliott and his beloved cell phone. at softball practice and ran to Dick’s Sporting Goods (to return her fourth rejected pair of cleats of the pre-season) so it wasn’t like she was completely off the brain. But a phone call from her, on her own device, seemed so bizarre it may as well have come from the womb. Practice had ended early and once I got over the surreal experience of my baby girl calling me from her wrist, I assured her I would be there in a minute. There was a little distance between the parking lot and the field so we just spoke – me on my Iphone and she on her Gizmo watch thing, right up and until we were face to face.


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Thousands gathered along Peachtree Street in Downton on Sept. 1 for the annual Dragon Con Parade, celebrating sci-fi, fantasy, gaming and cosplay.

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Business Retail � Projects � Profiles

Global Vision Combination retail shop and restaurant offers taste of the world

The Brasserie

By Grace Huseth

C. Scott Wilkins


f you’re feeling a bit of wanderlust, but can’t get out of Atlanta, a unique new retail and dining combination might help quench your appetite. Bazati, located inside the Common Ground development and next door to New Realm Brewing Company along Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, opened in August offering global goods, a Parisian-inspired dining experience called The Brasserie and rooftop bar called Estrella. The name Bazati is a nod to the Serbo-Croatian term translated as “lounging around.” Everything from the dining menu and shopping selections to the patio seating and circling cocktail cart has been curated by co-founder C. Scott Wilkins and his partners. Reflecting on the cultures he experienced as an expat, Wilkins’s desire was to create a space where lounging and lingering is part of lifestyle. “We thought Atlanta was ready for a truly international concept,” Wilkins said. “We wanted this to feel like a European rail station meets boutique hotel lobby.” In each of the places Wilkins has lived, including Paris, Southern France, Belgium, United Kingdom and Mexico City, he noticed each culture placed emphasis on slowing down and savoring. Now that he has returned to his hometown of Atlanta after 16 years abroad working in investment banking, the Westminster and University of Georgia alumnus created the Diligence Company with the desire to create environments that echo ease in life. The anchor of Bazati is an informal Parisian eatery, The Brasserie, complete with a hangout worthy patio that overlooks the BeltLine. The Brasserie has two bars and booth-style seating to encourage diners to dive into the art of dinner. Couches in the lounge area facilitate informal meetings and casual gatherings. Outside, the patio translates the ambling attitude of the BeltLine to relaxed seating that can accommodate 75 people. The menu by Chef Remi Granger features steak frites, quiche Lorraine and Wilkin’s favorite, Duck Confit, and are complimented by a largely French selection of wines and cocktails influenced by the jazz age. True to Wilkins’ style of lingering over meals, The Brasserie is open Monday through Sunday, serving continental breakfast from 9 to 11a.m. and lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Estrella, which translate to “star,” is a Latin-style restaurant and cocktail bar on the roof. Chef Cam Floyd has created Yucatan-inspired menu of small plates like ceviche, spring rolls and more. The restaurant is currently open Wednesday through Sunday starting at 4 p.m. The small stores inside Bazati are like shop fronts that showcase the “best of” within easy reach of browsers’ fingertips. The Fleur welcomes guests with bright flowers in both bouquets and pots. Taller Maya offers artisanal weavings of the Yucatan peninsula. With a global

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consciousness, unique pieces like the authentic tortilla baskets at Taller Maya support the training of artisans in the Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya. Exploring further, Blumarino displays Colombian leather goods from briefcases to weekender bags, while art and fashion lovers will gravitate to Bazati Books, which features photography, art and fashion books of the German publishing company Taschen. Bazati Books is also the first outpost in the United States of Monocle, a media brand that appeals to an international audience with a magazine that focuses on global affairs, business, culture and design. Seasoned travelers will want to pick up Monocle’s travel guides that offer a modern look into each city’s culture. Continuing Monocle’s emphasis on global awareness, Bazati will have a Victorian English newspaper rack with international newspapers in The Brasserie’s lounge to include a global perspective – just like Bazati. Bazati is located at 550 Somerset Terrace, Suite 102. For more information, visit bazatiatl. com. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Buckhead. $537,000 1820 Peachtree Street, No. 703 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 6059763 Kevin Grieco 404.822.4156

Buckhead. $605,000 3544 Roswell Road 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6061451 Annie Boland 404.449.1179

Chattahoochee Hills. $179,000 0 Hutcheson Ferry Road 10.95+/- Acres FMLS: 5901085 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558 Evan Mckinney 770.527.0128

Decatur. $595,000 2874 Haven Lane 5BR/4BA FMLS: 6035747 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Dunwoody. $517,200 4330 Georgetown Square, No. 14 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6017665 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Ellijay. $475,000 140 Clear Creek Springs Drive 5BR/3BA FMLS: 6065280 Annie Boland 404.449.1179

Emory. $475,000 806 Clifton Heights Lane NE 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 6056583 Eydie Koonin 404.697.8215

Jackson. $995,000 179 McIntosh Circle 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6057567 Haden Henderson 678.787.9226 Clay Henderson 770.652.1890

Meadowcliff. $799,000 2184 Meadowcliff Drive NE 5BR/4BA FMLS: 6057696 Eydie Koonin 404.697.8215

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By Collin Kelley For the past 20 years, Philips Arena, named after the electronic/tech giant, has been the home of the Atlanta Hawks and countless concerts. But you’ll soon be calling it by another name. The Hawks and insurance company State Farm have announced that the 21,000seat Downtown venue, which is currently undergoing major renovations, will be called State Farm Arena in a 20-year naming rights deal. State Farm Arena will open its doors following the completion of the $192.5 million-dollar renovation in time to celebrate the team’s 50th year in Atlanta this month. Fans will get their first opportunity to enter the new State Farm Arena on Saturday, Oct. 20 with the “Welcome to the Neighborhood” Open House Party, a free, public event inviting fans to experience the new venue. The transformed arena will feature the third-largest center-hung scoreboard in the NBA and most immersive video experience, new sightlines with 360-degree concourses and new seating and first-of-its-kind in-venue entertainment options with Topgolf Swing Suites, Killer Mike’s SWAG Shop (a four-chair barbershop overlooking the court) and the signature Hawks Bar, the NBA’s first courtside bar. State Farm Arena will also follow Mercedes-Benz Stadium by cutting the price of food and beverages with 12 popular food and beverage items priced at $5 or less. Along with the Hawks, upcoming concerts at State Farm Arena include Drake, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Shawn Mendes and Carrie Underwood.

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Trends � Development � City Living

Rooms with a View

Intown condo and townhome market still going strong

Heritage on Memorial

By Kathy Dean


ntown real estate, especially around Atlanta’s BeltLine, continues to get hotter. Townhome and condominium developments keep popping up and selling out. And according to all accounts, this is likely to be the trend for the foreseeable future. David J. Tufts, President/Principal Ansley Developer Services, said that there’s presently an insatiable demand for Intown townhome and condominium living, and it’s due to people looking for short commute times, walkability, cultural infrastructure like shopping, restaurants, museums and parks, “…and most dramatically, a tight supply of new state-of-theart housing alternatives.” “There’s great demand for all price ranges. We’re finding buyers who seek a wide range of features, but walkability, dog and pet friendly amenities, and superior kitchens and master baths are truly important,” he said. “With the first new glass and concrete construction high-rise coming to west Midtown [Seven88 West Midtown], we’re also seeing huge desire for sweeping skyline views and an amenity rich lifestyle,” Tufts said. The BeltLine continues to be a driving force for new development in the Intown neighborhoods, according to Anne Schwall, Vice President, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty Developer Services Division. “Communities within walking and biking distance of the BeltLine draw a premium and remain the most desirable for buyers who want the connectivity to restaurants and shops.” The expansion of the BeltLine on the Westside is spurring the growth of new development, she said, causing residential builders to set their sights on building townhome and condo communities there while lots are plentiful and more affordable. Lori Combs, VP of Sales and Marketing/ Broker, JW Collection LLC, said that she sees the trend for townhomes and condos continuing, as the lock-and-leave concept is very appealing to people these days. “I think people are busy with work, family obligations, etc. and they want to enjoy the little bit of free time they have. They want that to be quality time and having a low maintenance condo or townhome enables them to have just that.” Urban living is extremely popular, Combs said. “Many of our neighborhoods focus on walkability. Anytime you can come home and not have to jump back into your car to shop, dine or for entertainment is very desirable.” Ironside at East Atlanta Village In 2018 so far, demand has continued

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to increase for both resale condos and new construction projects, said Christa Huffstickler, President & CEO, Engel & Völkers Atlanta. “With new condo projects like the forthcoming 40th West 12th and Atlantic — which debuted in 2017 and has sold over 100 homes — generating interest and posting high sales, we’re optimistic that the market will respond positively to new condo development throughout the rest of the year and into 2019,” she said. She has also seen a huge demand for luxury townhome development as more Atlanta residents flock to Intown neighborhoods. “As the BeltLine buzz continues to grow, buyers are looking for townhome developments in walkable, trendy submarkets like Reynoldstown, Old Fourth Ward (O4W) and Grant Park,” Huffstickler said. The Intown neighborhoods offer the perfect combination of multi-story living with enough room for a family and the feeling of having private space while living in the middle of a bustling neighborhood and close to job centers like Midtown and Downtown. Recently, Huffstickler has seen an increase in the luxury townhome market in Intown areas like Cabbagetown and anywhere along the BeltLine’s Eastside extension, as well as in more traditionally attractive submarkets stretching down Peachtree Street from Buckhead to Brookhaven. “Luxury townhome product is relatively highly priced and comes with gorgeous design features for more discerning buyers looking for that Intown lifestyle. We’re seeing prices above $1.2 million around the BeltLine and above $2.5 million in Buckhead,” she said, adding that some of the key points for buyers are luxury and finishes such as custom plumbing fixtures and stand-alone master bathtubs. For condos, it’s all about the amenities and going outside of the home. “Of course, you want an open, flexible floorplan, but we’re working with our developer clients to focus on the lifestyle, whether that’s amenities like a rooftop garden and awesome pool deck or the ability to walk to Whole Foods or the nearby MARTA station,” Huffstickler said, stressing that location is more important than ever. “There’s a pent-up demand for condominiums and townhomes in Atlanta,” explained Lori Lane, Senior Vice President, CITY HAUS/Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, Georgia Properties. “With the minimal new construction condos delivered over the past seven to ten years, there’s an accumulation of buyers in existing condominium developments with significant equity who are ready to move up in size and price point.” The top features her clients ask for are Continued on page 22 At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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location and walkability, convenience and accessibility to the BeltLine. She said that top areas include Midtown, O4W/Edgewood and even downtown Alpharetta for empty nesters. Condos and townhomes priced between the $300,000s and $600,000s seem to be a reasonable sweet spot for buyers, Lane said. As prices continue to rise Intown, single family homes have become unaffordable for most buyers, according to Tim Baldus, Director of Sales, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “This makes townhomes and condos the best option,” he said. Buyers want maintenance-free living, “…and welcome all of the exterior maintenance being managed by the homeowners’ association,” he said. Homebuyers are looking for homes in a price range of the $400,000s to $800,000s, Baldus said, and want open floorplans and large windows for natural light, painted cabinets, quartz countertops and hardwood floors, as well as upgraded large kitchens, master bedrooms and master baths. While the demand for housing keeps rising, inventory is low and available land is limited. “There’s still a real lack of finished, new construction condo product, which is prompting developers to get more creative in finding options to get new construction options to the market quicker,” said Karen Rodriguez, Founder, GROUP KORA/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. She explained that buyers don’t want to wait two or three years before they can close on a property. “People also want to take advantage of the equity in their current homes, and that may not be possible once there’s a slow-down in the future, which is inevitable,” she said. Despite the lack of inventory, though, she’s seeing casualties of condo projects that are being canceled due to unrealistic pricing or not having the right market strategy. “Pricing is just one of the factors to a successful condo project,” she said. “Lower pricing doesn’t guarantee success.” She pointed to a developer client of hers who recently purchased the entire 40th floor of an older condo building and is building out three modern penthouses with high-end finishes, branded as Chateau Des Peres. “This is something that’s done quite a bit in other large markets, but it’s a first for Atlanta,” she said. The most difficult price range to find is one for a younger, first-time buyer, Lane reported. Chateau Des Peres “Developing new construction projects in the $200,000 to $300,000s is just not attainable

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confirms the demand for new condo product in Buckhead and across the city,” Schwall said. All The Charles’ penthouse units and 75 percent of the two-bedroom units are already sold out. New construction townhomes and condos are in high demand across the board, according to Huffstickler, “…but we’re seeing a lapse in already-tight inventory for those buyers looking in the $500,000s to $600,000s price range.” She said that the market has seen a lot of activity in both the more affordable new construction price range in the low $300,000s to mid $500,000s and the ultra-luxury market starting from $1 million and up, but there’s not much new construction for buyers looking for an Intown condo with luxury finishes, great amenities and other bells and whistles without the sky-high price tag. “40 West 12th is a great example of a planned project with condos in that range, and other Midtown projects like the forthcoming No2 Opus Place have also adjusted their pricing to reflect this missing link,” she said. There are 64 condos — one, two, three and four bedrooms — in the 40 West 12th project, priced from $599,000 to $1.4 million. It’s part of the Selig mixed-use development at 1105 West Peachtree and is set to deliver in 2020. Tufts also noted that there’s little to no new high-rise availability under $600,000. “Seven88 West Midtown, under construction now, will meet that need,” he said. The luxury condos will be walking distance to Georgia Tech and offer gorgeous views in all directions. “Townhomes in the $300,000s are also elusive, however we have some beautiful alternatives coming soon,” Tufts continued. Moda Lavista features new three-, four- and five-bedroom open-concept townhomes starting in the $500,000s. And at Ironside East Atlanta Village, located at Flat Shoals and Glenwood, 50 percent of the 24 modern townhomes priced in the high $400,000s are already under contract. There’s no better time to buy than now, advised Tufts. “Construction and land costs are skyrocketing. What’s offered today will likely be a bargain compared to the No2 Opus Place next wave.” Baldus said that larger townhome plans are hard to find under $800,000. “Skyland Brookhaven, a townhome project, has two 2,800 square foot plans in the in key Intown markets. The cost of land and construction would need to drop significantly, and mid $500,000s which has made us so successful,” he said. there isn’t much chance of that happening,” she said. Skyland Brookhaven will have 167 total homes, and 58 are already sold. The townhomes are Airline, a hot condo project in O4W, offers 739 to 1,335 square feet for $356,900 to priced from $500,000 to $600,000. $625,900. Construction has begun “…and is full speed ahead with a summer 2019 delivery,” Right now, the most sought-after Intown condos and townhomes are in the mid-level luxury Lane said. “It’s really the only new construction condominium project in O4W at this time price point from $600,000 to $1-2 million, according to Rodriguez. “This price point appeals with such a premier location and proximity to the BeltLine, Krog Street, Edge Development, to both affluent, older millennials as well as baby boomers,” she said. “For luxury consumers, Downtown/Midtown and MARTA.” Of the 29 Airline condos under construction, only 19 security is in the top three on the list of must-haves, along with features like smart home remain available. technology, high ceilings and lux items like waterfall islands with quartzite countertops.” While the number of new construction developments in Atlanta continues to increase, That popular price range is still one of the least available, however. “And while there are a few Schwall said that rising construction costs and the constraints of construction bank financing projected luxury projects on the horizon, some of these won’t happen, so there’s still the potential will limit the number of new deals that come to the market, keeping the supply of new product for developers to offer smaller, boutique projects,” she said. “In the ultra-luxury market, now low. This will help maintain values for new construction homes and prevent the market from that projects like St. Regis, Mandarin Oriental and Lowes are sold out, there really isn’t a project becoming overbuilt, she explained. serving those buyers, with the exception of The Charles, which seems to be doing well.” Still, “For condominium developers, the increase in construction costs and liability insurance buyers would prefer to have more than one new construction option. required to build a high-rise tower is pushing minimum condo sales prices close to $700 per The first penthouse condo at Chateau Des Peres, located on the 40th floor at 1280 West in square foot, making new condos attainable only for the affluent buyer,” Schwall said. Midtown, will be completed by mid-October with the next two a few months later. Sizes range The Charles, a collection of 57 exclusive two- and three-bedroom residences located in from 2,000 to 3,000 square feet, and pricing is extremely affordable, despite the size, views and Buckhead Village, start at $1.6 million for 2,460 to 3,800+ square feet. Currently over 60 finishes in the penthouses, as they’re located in an older building. The three large, ultra-modern percent sold and beginning closings in September 2019, “…sales success at The Charles penthouses will feature large terraces, contemporary kitchens designed by Leicht, the number-

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one luxury German brand. “Pricing would be doubled if you were to have these same features in a newer building,” Rodriguez said. “We think it’s a genius concept and hope other developers follow suit, however finding a building that offers the option for a developer to buy an entire floor are limited.” Buyers are looking for the ability to extend their living space outdoors, Combs said. It’s just one of the features at The Heritage on Memorial, a gated townhome community just steps from the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail extension and the upcoming Madison Yards. “Our four-story townhomes offer sky terraces,” she said. “Many of our purchasers are adding outdoor fireplaces, TVs and kitchens.” The development will feature a total of 20 fourstory townhomes with sky terraces offering city views. Two floor plans, The Ashley and The Barrett, offer 3,390-plus square feet, each with four bedrooms, four and a half baths and twocar garages. “Kitchens are the focal point of any home, and we offer custom cabinetry, soft close drawers, double ovens and, of course, statement center islands,” Combs added. “We include site finished hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, custom soft-close cabinetry and elevators.” With homes tending to be more vertical now, elevators or homes that are elevator-ready are more in demand, she reported. It’s not hard to imagine where things are headed. Schwall said that Intown’s real estate market is likely to see a continuation of higher prices and tighter inventory. “While townhome

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Upstart real estate firm Compass comes to Atlanta Real estate company Compass has launched in Atlanta with some familiar names – Jim Getzinger and Jere Metcalf. Both Getzinger and Metcalf are top sellers with the Atlanta Realtors Association and Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. The Wieloch Group, led by Jason Wieloch previously with Keller Williams, has also joined Compass. Launched in 2012, Compass is a fast-growing upstart on the real estate scene using technology to simplify the experience of buying and selling a home. Compass takes a hyper-localized approach when expanding to new cities, partnering with agents as local and neighborhood experts and hiring local staff to bring the Compass brand and approach to each unique market. “Compass’ unique blend of support, technology and marketing will allow me to take my business to the next level,” Getzinger said. “It’s truly impressive what they’ve been able to build in a short amount of time, and I’m excited to be a partner in bringing their world-class service to the agent community Jim Getzinger and our clients in Atlanta.” Compass aims to grow its Atlanta presence in the coming months with office spaces in Buckhead and Midtown. Compass has hired 13 Atlanta-based full time employees and plans to hire additional expert marketers, designers and administrators to provide best-in-class support to its agents. “Atlanta is a market we’re really excited about,” said Rob Lehman, Chief Growth Officer of Compass. “The market is so unique, and we’re thrilled to partner with local experts like Jim, Jere and Jason as we build our presence in Atlanta. We look forward to bringing our world-class technology, marketing and support to real estate agents and their clients across the market.” For more information, visit Compass.com.

Castleberry Hill Loft Tour is Oct. 13

The Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association will host the 2018 Castleberry Hill Loft Tour on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will get a peek into 11 lofts in the eclectic neighborhood, plus the chance to explore restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Lofts on the tour are located in the Swift & Company Lofts, Loftman Lofts, Bee Line Lofts, Centennial Station, The Stokes Lofts, Deere Lofts, Mueller Lofts, Market Lofts and Castleberry Point. Please note that this is a walking tour and some homes will include stairs. Castleberry Hill, located just south of Mercedes Benz-Stadium, has been named one of the Top 10 Art Districts in the country thanks to the proliferation of artists and galleries that have moved into the historic community. It’s also become a hotbed for the film industry with The Walking Dead, The Fast and The Furious and Captain America all filmed in the neighborhood. Check-in for the tour begins at 11 a.m. and will continue throughout the day at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Drive/Walker Street & Nelson Street. Be sure to check out CastleberryLoftTour.com for more information and for tickets, which are $20 per person.

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REAL ESTATE BRIEFS Construction is underway on Modera Reynoldstown, a mixed-use development that will feature apartments and retail, from developer Mill Creek Residential. The five-story building at 780 Memorial Drive will include 320 apartments with studio, one-, twoand three- bedrooms along with 18,400 square feet of ground floor retail. Amenities for the development include a co-working lounge, coffee bar, fitness studio with yoga room and a club lounge with a speakeasy hidden behind a secret door. Outdoor offerings will include a bar inside a former shipping container, dog run and bocce and shuffleboard courts.

The Providence Group of Georgia has announced a new townhome community coming soon to the Upper Westside. Westside Village will feature 19 luxury townhomes from the $400,000s. Projected to open by 2019, the townhomes will feature modern, open floor plans and flexible spaces. For more information, visit TheProvidenceGroup.com.

Columbia Residential has purchased Capitol View Apartments, located near a primary entrance to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail in the Adair Park neighborhood. The southwest Atlanta complex will be restored and preserved, creating an affordable community directly on the BeltLine. Originally built in 1948, Capitol View currently consists of 120 units at Metropolitan Parkway and University Avenue. The one- and two-bedroom apartment homes will serve families and individuals earning 50 percent to 70 percent of area median income in a location where development pressure and revitalization are putting affordable housing out of reach for many families. Renovation planning is currently underway with construction expected to begin in mid-2019.

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Kaplan Residential is developing a new apartment complex, Generation Atlanta, on Centennial Olympic Park Drive in Downtown. Located just around the corner from the Georgia Aquarium, the 17-story will feature apartments ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, averaging 864 square feet, with belowaverage rents, according to the developers. The Midtown Development Review Commmitte has offered its support of at a townhome project proposal from Office of Design. The project would front 14th Street and consist of 18 units, 4-stories each, with a 6,000 square foot courtyard on an L-shaped lot accessible by a single perimeter driveway. The DRC generally supported the proposal with suggestions for moving the building closer to the street and redesign of the entrance and exit. Atlanta-based multifamily real estate investment firm Cortland Partners has rebranded simply as Cortland. The company owns and manages 138 apartment communities with more than 49,000 homes in the U.S. with regional offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Orlando. For more information, visit cortland.com. During the regular season, the Atlanta Falcons will donate $5 per rushing yard gained to Give to Grow Homes, a designated charity of the Players Philanthropy Fund. Founded by two Harry Norman, Realtors agents, Jasmine Butler and Cheryl Dillon, Give to Grow Homes encourages generosity by organizing the Atlanta Falcons’ rushing yard campaign charity and donating a portion of their commissions to the charities of their client’s choice. This year, the organization and Harry Norman, Realtors have selected Youth Enhancement Services Inc. (YES), an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that provides alternative educational opportunities for disconnected youth, as their charity of choice for 2018. For more information, visit givetogrowhomes.com. Molly Beery and Cia Cummings have joined Dorsey Alston Realtors. Cummings and Beery started their real estate careers in 2011 and 2014 respectively. In 2017 both agents were in the top 5 percent of the Atlanta Association of Realtors. Cia and Molly are partnering with Geoff Friedman to form the Beery, Cummings, Friedman team. thoughtwell, a new commercial real estate company, has been launched by industry veteran Kristi Rooks. The new company has notched several successes, including working with the Prestwick Companies on the 82-acre Riverview Landing on the Chattahoochee River; partnering with RD Management, owners of the Ellis Hotel, on the development around the Peachtree Center MARTA Station and working with TriBridge Residential and Coro Realty Advisors on Inman Quarter in Inman Park. Rooks worked for several years in economic development with Central Atlanta Progress, and transitioned to WRS, where she worked on the redevelopment of Underground Atlanta. She served as the director of real estate for The Sembler Company, and has managed real estate for The Home Depot and Kohls. Most recently, she was co-founder of Revel. “I believe strongly in the power of place,” Rooks said. “A well-thought-out project with the right tenant mix will drive traffic, command higher rents and create amazing assets. My experience allows me to look at a project from a variety of different angles.” For more information, visit thoughtwell.co.


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Sustainability Recycling • Resources • Lifestyle

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tlanta’s urban agriculture movement is fortunate to have no shortage of charismatic and passionate people who can, and will, expound at length about their love of land and soil, fresh produce, food security and growing community. When Carol Hunter is having a rough day at work, she thinks of the mothers and children who are nourished physically and mentally while learning how to grow food at an urban garden on Lawton Street in southwest Atlanta. That image and their smiles keep her going. When Ras Kofi Kwayana touches the earth, as he teaches urban farming in the city, he feels the therapeutic effect of working in the soil and growing food – and he observes the transformation in his students. When Patience Allen-Glick has trouble going to sleep at night, she closes her eyes and mentally walks around the garden on land next to the Wheat Street Baptist Church in the Old Fourth Ward, where she worked years ago; she still remembers the smell of the flowers and herbs and the sense of community. Through their work with a nonprofit organization named Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW), these individuals and many more are helping create oases in Atlanta’s food deserts: areas where the lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets and healthy food providers results in residents having to By Sally Bethea rely on convenience stores to purchase the only products available: processed and Sally Bethea is the sugar-laden foods that contribute to the nation’s obesity epidemic. retired executive direcTLW was established a dozen years ago by Rashid Nuri, whose four decades tor of Chattahoochee of global food growing experience have made him the “face” of Atlanta’s urban Riverkeeper and curfarming movement: growing food as a business and not just for personal use. rent board president of Families learn about urban agriculture at Truly Living Well’s training center in southRashid’s vision was to find a sustainable solution to help people live better; he Chattahoochee Parks west Atlanta. realized that growing affordable food could be the platform for other important Conservancy whose lessons in health and wellness, literacy, personal finance and family relationships. mission is to build a from the sale of its produce (more than 30,000 pounds per year) at several “Rashid and TLW put Atlanta on the national map for urban agriculture. community of support local markets every week. She plans to also work on ways to position the Locally, its impressive footprint allowed us to generate excitement with city leaders for the Chattahoochee organization to continue to be a leader in the movement, while supporting to pass an urban agriculture ordinance and hire an urban agriculture director for River National Recresmall urban farmers and community farming groups. Atlanta,” says Alice Rolls, director of Georgia Organics, a nonprofit organization ation Area. TLW’s programs are impressive – from an intensive Urban Grower Boot that connects organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families. Camp (grow food and build a business), Traditional Summer Camp (garden An inspirational leader, Rashid has been responsible for much of the growth education, nutrition and STEAM) and Gardening 101 (for the casual and success of the movement in the city, in addition to developing new leaders, like Carol gardener) to Growing Families: the program that makes Carol particularly happy. Over Hunter. This past August, the same month that Rashid celebrated his 70th birthday, he twelve weeks, single mothers and children who are living at or below the poverty level passed the torch to Carol, now the organization’s CEO, and moved to a new role as Elder learn about urban farming, job readiness, entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy, while and Advisor to the local food movement. making new friends. Raised in North Carolina, Carol moved to Atlanta in the early 2000s to work in the In 2016, TLW purchased eight acres of open space from the Atlanta Housing broadcasting industry. She says that she has always worked with nonprofits because her Authority and moved its operation (trees, produce, dirt and materials) from the Wheat family brought her up to serve others. When a friend introduced her to Rashid, she found Street Garden to Collegetown in southwest Atlanta. Every Friday afternoon, The Market a new calling and seven years ago became TLW’s Chief Administrative Officer; she jokes at Collegetown Farm features organic produce, fresh flowers, local vendors, chef demos, that her job was to handle the “Farm to Paperwork” aspects of the business. Patience Allenhealth screenings and music. Glick, who worked for TLW for several years about the time that Carol arrived, adds that TLW’s Farm Manager, Kofi Kwayana told me, “There is no culture without agriculture. she is “a wonderful people person who excels at engaging the community and volunteers.” Its impact on our society is profound.” In Atlanta, the urban farming movement is as Fundraising for the organization, whose budget is about $1 million annually, will be healthy as the food it grows and becoming more sustainable every day. one of Carol’s biggest challenges, she says, although TLW raises a fourth of its revenue For more information, visit trulylivingwell.com and georgiaorganics.com.

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New parks to bring greenspace, amenities to Westside

The Waterworks Park

A rendering of John F. Kennedy Park.

The Westside will soon have plenty of extra greenspace for walking the pooch, picnicking or just taking a stroll. The Upper Westside Improvement District has hired Russell Landscaping to begin work on the corner of Northside Drive and 17th Street, which will be transformed into a 4.5-acre community greenspace called The Waterworks in honor of its location next door to the city reservoir. The park is on the eastern edge of the Atlanta City Water Works Hemphill Reservoir, and Friends of Atlanta Waterworks Park has long championed the corner as public greenspace. The Upper Westside Improvement District worked with the city and former Atlanta City Council Member Yolanda Adrean and the Department of Watershed Management to clean up and reclaim the area, with support from Park Pride and neighborhood leaders. “We are thrilled to be underway creating a safe and beautiful space along one of the highest profile corridors on the Westside,” said Elizabeth Hollister, Executive Director, UWID. “We have been compiling community input for what people would like to see there, and this is the first step towards realizing their vision.” The former Boone Park West in the English Avenue community has been officially renamed Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park. Johnston, 92, was killed by members of the Atlanta Police Department who used an illegal “no knock warrant” at her home on nearby Neal Street in 2006. The new community park is part of The Conservation Fund’s national Parks with Purpose program that provide a safe place for kids to play and families to gather, workforce At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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of parks proposed in the Proctor Creek North Avenue Green Infrastructure Vision to address stormwater runoff. Also in August, the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and NFL Foundation held a groundbreaking

ceremony on a $2 million renovation of John F. Kennedy Park on the Westside. The renovations to the park will include a turf playing surface, walking path, Fit-Trail exercise system, new playground equipment, basketball court and picnic pavilion.

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ECO BRIEFS Historic Oakland Foundation has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $1 million dollars to preserve the tree canopy at Oakland Cemetery. Since 1982, Oakland Cemetery has lost approximately half of its tree canopy due to drought and climate change, pollution, lightning strikes, old age, diseases, pests and other causes. Sick and dying trees pose a risk not only to visitor safety but also to historic monuments and healthy trees within the cemetery. To make a contribution, visit oaklandcemetery.com/trees. Solarize Atlanta has extended the sign-up deadline to Oct. 31 for Atlanta homeowners interested in participating in the solar bulk-purchasing program. Solarize Atlanta is a joint project of Central Atlanta Progress, Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, Livable Buckhead, the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club, Solar CrowdSource and their competitively selected solar installers, Creative Solar USA and Hannah Solar. The program offers Atlanta residents who sign up at solarizeatl.com a free solar evaluation and access to vetted materials and discounted prices for installation. Atlanta Audubon has been awarded an Audubon in Action grant from National Audubon Society for on-the-ground conservation and equity, diversity and inclusiveness work in city. As part of the grant, Atlanta Audubon will partner with the Greening Youth Foundation to create an annual internship opportunity for a young adult. In addition, Atlanta Audubon will work with Washington Park to install a birdfriendly native plant demonstration garden.

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Chastain Park Conservancy will host its 5th annual benefit concert Rock Chastain 2018 on Oct. 4 at State Bank Chastain Park Amphitheater with headliners 10,000 Maniacs. For tickets and information, visit chastainparkconservancy.org. The Live Thrive Atlanta Board of Directors will host its annual fundraiser to support the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center on Oct. 4. A CHaRM’ing Evening includes a performance from Yacht Rock Revue and the opportunity to win a 2018 BMW i3 from Global Imports BMW. For tickets and information, visit charmbmw.org.

Atlanta has maintained its standing at third place on the annual U.S. Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE and Maastricht University, marking its fifth consecutive appearance in the Top 5. Atlanta has risen two spots since the study’s inception when Atlanta ranked fifth. The city has experienced a broad-based movement towards green certification with 58.43 percent of all space now certified, a six percent increase from the prior year.

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he lovely and astute Karen Head reviewed Tiny Lou’s for AtlantaINtownPaper.com back in August, be sure to read it. I like having dinner with her because we focus on different things in a meal and she always opens my eyes to an unexpected angle. She handles the cheese plate while I deal with the chocolate. She makes note of the silver while I scrutinize the service. Her husband always gets steak and my wife always gets pork. As far as double dates go, we make a good reviewing team. By Megan Volpert In this case, we agree mightily on the merits of a mille crepe – that thirtyish-layer gem of a creamy dessert that Tiny Lou’s refers to as a crepe suzette cake to emphasize its orange flavor over its precise construction. As far as French pastry, the mille crepe’s delicate stack is pretty advanced and Tiny Lou’s version rises to the challenge. One place where we disagree is the Clermont sauce you can get with the fries. Karen says the classic, skinny cut fries need no accoutrement, whereas I think this sauce appropriately enhances a wide variety of things on the menu. There’s a dash of foie gras in addition to the jus there so it highlights the savory tones in Megan Volpert lives any dish not unlike soy sauce would. Of course, I’m a sucker for a in Decatur, teaches sauce – perhaps because my knowledge of French cuisine derives in Roswell and writes primarily from living in Louisiana, whereas Karen’s comes from books about popular actually spending time in France. culture. Another great sauce on the menu is the green goddess dressing found on the side of the seasonal crudites, which are themselves daringly thrust at odd angles into a pile of shaved ice. It’s a beautiful display well beyond your average carrot and celery stick pile, staying properly chilled while the table picks at it. For those going harder on the appetizers, the beef tartare has exemplary toast points. The protein is bound in a very balanced way, more thyme and capers than mustard seed, so the flavor of the meat is not overpowered. The one time I did go to France, the thing I loved most was the quality of the butter on every table. Especially if you’re tucking in to Tiny Lou’s because you’ve got quite a long night of merriment ahead, please do get the brioche bread service and set up a delicious base layer before you do damage to your gut with whatever else lies ahead. The flaky crust and fluffy insides are divine. You’ll want to order loaves upon loaves of it, with the salt flakes smartly topping the bread itself rather than melting uselessly into the butter. Even topping it with a lot of good, soft butter, the bread is not too sweet to appear at the beginning of the meal. For entrees, the burger and the trout are both decent, but the big winner was the pork chop. I hereby declare that all pork chops served in restaurants should be cooked sous-vide. That means it gets cooked in a big plastic bag in a gently steaming water bath. Not an iota of flavor evaporates by this method, and the tenderness of the result is unparalleled. This pork chops comes with an innovative, rolled up version of ratatouille and a corn soufflé that is practically worthy of the dessert menu. On the actual dessert menu, definitely hit the mille crepe if you’ve never had one before. In the chocolate family, the best of several good options is the Moulin Rouge, so named for its cherry bavarois (think gelatin nobake mousse) on top of chocolate cake with a bit of limesage sorbet on the side to cut all the sweetness. It’s both beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. There were many decent cocktails that were not exactly innovative but that had terrific names like “twigg & carries.” If you’re bracing for a long night with your buddy who is already a bit too wobbly, I recommend subbing in a zero-proof “virgin & tonic” from their mocktail menu – so much juniper in there your buddy may not even realize he’s ginless. Karen went to dinner at Tiny Lou’s at proper dinnertime on a Tuesday. I went at early bird hour on a Friday, when service is far more likely to be haphazard and crabby – yet it was not at all. Every server was punctual and game for any chattiness. Many will gladly regale you with tales of how haunted the place is. As the lights dimmed and we approached the end of our meal, a huge, rowdy birthday party got seated next to us and our server had no trouble wrangling them without so much as an eye roll. Blessedly, the service at Tiny Lou’s is all Southern and not a bit French.

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Tiny Lou’s at Hotel Clermont is serving up French-inspired cusisine, including beef tartare with toast points (top), seasonal crudite (center) and bread service.

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Concrete Jungle

Nonprofit picks fruit from urban trees for the needy By Grace Huseth Before Kroger, Publix and Whole Foods, we used to have to forage for fruit. Plucking plums, pears and, of course, peach trees was something every Atlantan could do. It still is, if you know where to look. Craig Durkin, co-founder of Concrete Jungle, knows where to look. Since 2009, he has developed a sharp eye for fruit trees throughout the city, identifying more than 2,800 trees in 20 varieties. With that knowledge, Durkin organizes fruit picks from May to November to collect forgotten fruit and engage those in Atlanta who believe the best diets are those that are hand-picked. The fruit trees identified by Durkin are found in yards, forgotten orchards and sometimes in unexpected urban areas. Most of the trees are untended and disregarded, so their fruit is wasted while many poor and homeless struggle to find fresh produce. After a picking, Concrete Jungle shares their bounty with local food banks and shelters such as Mercy Community Church and Atlanta Union Mission. The first fruit picks were simply Durkin and co-founder Audrey Daniels, but Concrete Jungle has grown to become a nonprofit, hiring Katherine Kennedy as director and organizing partnerships, fundraisers and planning pickings on the weekends and evenings. This fall, Concrete Jungle will focus on picking persimmons and pomegranates as weather permits. “The weather is always weird and unpredictable. One of the big challenges we face with Concrete Jungle is the logistics of identifying trees ready to be picked,” Durkin said. Maintaining the food map is a time consuming job for Durkin, who regularly monitors which trees are ready to be picked and anticipating which trees will be producing. Like a modern day Johnny Appleseed, he would like to see Concrete Jungle work alongside Trees Atlanta to plant more fruit trees. Fruit trees do need more care as they establish, but the payoff is as many as 20 years bearing fruit, Durkin said. During a recent pick on a Thursday evening, Durkin and ten volunteers plucked pears in Virginia-Highland. In total, they gathered over 500 pounds of fruit. “Picks are fun because there’s a bit of discovery and improvisation involved with them. Trees are often found in unexpected places and this provides good juxtaposition in an urban environment,” Durkin said. “Additionally, there’s no right way to pick a tree, so people come up with all sorts of different methods: hand-picking, climbing a tree, shaking branches, using fruit pickers, etc.”

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In addition to gleaning the fruit trees of Atlanta, Concrete Jungle is on a mission to provide vegetables as well as fruit to those in need. The nonprofit grows vegetables on a small urban farm in Southwest Atlanta called Doghead Farm, a slip of land just north of East Point. “It’s incredibly satisfying for myself and for our volunteers to be able to participate in something that’s both fun and helpful to others,” Durkin said. “And sometimes you get to climb trees.” Doghead Farm will have an open house on Saturday, Oct. 20 at noon with fresh pressed cider from a pedal-powered cider press. For more details about the open house and to find out about pickings, visit concrete-jungle.org.

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17th annual food & drink event returns to O4W

Taste of Atlanta returns to Historic Fourth Ward Park from Oct. 19-21 with more than 60 of the city’s favorite restaurants, chef appearances, cooking demos, barcraft celebration and much more. Some of the highlights for the 17th annual event will include: • Kick-Off Party: The weekend kicks off with this special event at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 with food from favorite local chefs and live music from Bumpin’ the Mango and The Cordon Blues. • The Chef’s Table: Chats and demonstrations from local chefs including Chef Pat Pascarella from The White Bull, Chef Shane Devereux from Hampton + Hudson, Chef Joe Paire from Barcelona and many more. • Home Plate Stage: All ages can tie on an apron, gather around the kitchen counter and get cooking as locally and nationally celebrated chefs demonstrate home-cooked favorites with local ingredients. • Barcraft Celebration: Some of the city’s best mixologists will be creating cutting-edge cocktails and teaching the crowd how to make them. • The Kitchen Workshop: Award-winning journalist Holly Firfer will host and emcee a series of hands-on, free cooking classes by Atlanta’s favorite chefs. Visitors to this year’s festival are encouraged to walk or bike to the festival on the BeltLine. For tickets and the full schedule of events, visit TasteOfAtIanta. com.


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Docent Coffee is expected to open this month in the same space as Café + Velo at 381 Edgewood Ave. in the Old Fourth Ward. The shop will serve coffee, tea, baked goods and light fare. For more, visit docentcoffee.com. The 8th annual Great Atlanta Beer Fest will be held Oct. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Georgia State Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Drive. There will be more than 150 beers as well as a selection of 25-plus wines and ciders to choose from. There will also be live music , DJs, fund and games and food for purchase. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 after Oct. 4 and $50 at the gate. For more details on the event, visit greatatlantabeerfestival.com.

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Eater Atlanta reports that Atlanta BeltLine founder Ryan Gravel will open a restaurant in the Telephone Factory Lofts along the Eastside Trail. Aftercar is expected to open next spring The “philanthropub” will help fund Gravel’s nonprofit organization, Generator – a civic-based, public think tank for improving cities and communities through workshops and programming. The owners of Le Biboquet will open Le Colonial at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta next Spring. The Vietnamese-French restaurant already has locations in Atlanta, San Francisco and Chicago. Colony Square is teaming up with local breweries to launch Brews in the Sky every Thursday in October from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to listen to live music, enjoy barbecue from Williamson Bros., and sip on a selection of craft beers served by brewery experts while soaking up breathtaking views of the city from the Colony Square helipad. Visit colonysquaremidtown.com for more information and tickets. Chef Craig Richards has been named as the new executive chef at Hampton + Hudson in Inman Park. Richards will work with restaurateur Billy Streck on forthcoming projects to be announced at a later date. He most recently served as executive chef at St. Cecilia and as vice president of culinary operations at Ford Fry Restaurants. Atlas, located inside the St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead, is renovating its terrace space to

serve as a stand-alone bar and dining destination with chef-driven small plates, cuisine from the dining room, cocktails and live music. The renovated terrace will debut in Spring 2019. Chef Matt Weinstein has been named executive chef of Biltong Bar - Buckhead, which is slated to open this fall in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. For updates, visit biltong-bar. com. Georgia’s original craft brewery is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a big announcement – it is rebranding from Red Brick Brewing Co back to its original name, Atlanta Brewing Co. “The craft beer market has changed significantly over the last several years and we felt it was important to highlight the changes and improvements that we’ve made here at the brewery” said President Garett Lockhart “As a 25-year-old craft brewery, it is important for us to be innovative and stay relevant in an increasingly competitive market. These changes set the table for us to truly reintroduce ourselves to a growing craft consumer base.” For more, visit atlantabrewing.com.


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Thrills & Chills

Halloween events, festivals mark busy October calendar

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neighborhood on Oct. 13 from noon to 7 p.m. for an afternoon of concerts and community. Visit oakhurstporchfest.org for the schedule.


f you’re looking for some Halloween thrills and chills or maybe just a fun outdoor art festival, check out our guide to some of October’s offerings around Intown.

◄ The Poe Experience

The Wren’s Nest in West End will host this immersive experience based on stories by Edgar Allen Poe including “The Raven,” “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Tickets and more information can be found at wrensnest.org.

◄ Netherworld

Named one of the scariest haunted houses in the world year after year, Netherworld has moved to its new home in Stone Mountain. This year’s dates are Oct. 5 through Nov. 4. As usual, the fear-fest is divided into zones including “The Awakened,” “Suspect: Unknown” and “Escape Nosferatu.” The new address is 2076 West Park Place Blvd. Find out more at fearworld. com.

Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade

The Grant Park Conservancy will host this stroll through the historic park on Oct. 27 starting at 7:30 p.m. led by the Maynard Jackson Marching Band. There will be music, food trucks and adult beverages. For more information, visit gpconservancy.org.

◄ Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade

The annual tradition will see thousands congregate in L5P on Oct. 20 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.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

The annual “Scarecrows in the Garden” returns starting Oct. 2-31 with more than 100 kooky and creative characters perched throughout the Midtown site. They’re all the creative handiwork of area schools, businesses, organizations and individuals. On Oct. 25, contestants will take part in the “Great Pumpkin-Carving Contest” from 7 to 8 p.m., while kids are invited to dress up in their best costumes for “Goblins in the Garden” on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for storytelling, pony rides and more. For more information, visit atlantabg.org.

Fall Festival on Ponce

The annual event returns to Olmsted Linear Park on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 21 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.

Oakland Cemetery

On Oct. 13, 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 from Oct. 18-28 are already sold out, but check in at oaklandcemetery. com to check on returns or late ticket availability.


The public art festival returns Oct. 18-21 to a new location: Cascade Heights in Southwest Atlanta. Details were still being decided at press time, but expect interactive art installations, music and dance performances, spoken word, panel discussions and much more. For the complete schedule of events, visit elevateatlart.com.

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Fox Theatre Ghost Tours

The Fabulous Fox opens its doors for the sixth annual ghost tours for two days only – Oct. 26 and Oct. 30. Guests will walk through the historic theatre to learn about the Fox’s 89 years of ghostly sightings and unexplained events. For the first time, tour attendees will hear stories from Mr. and Mrs. Fox, who will be joined by other characters from the Fox’s past, as they share details of the theatre’s haunted history. Tickets are $35 per person at foxtheatre.org.

Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain

A night of family fun on Oct. 26 for both kids and adults featuring trick-or-treating, costume contest, movie screenings, music and building fun with the LEGOLand Discovery Center. Tickets are $8. For more information, visit callanwolde.org.

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Book Festival of the MJCCA set for Oct. 30 to Nov. 18 The 27th annual Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is set for Oct. 30 to Nov. 18 with some of the nation’s bestselling authors. This year’s festival repertoire of 45-plus authors has something to offer all book lovers. More than 13,000 people from across the Southeast are expected to attend the events to hear and meet favorite local, national and international authors. Most events will be held at the MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. While the main event doesn’t begin until Oct. 30, there will be a series of “prologue” events with authors Mitch Albom (Oct. 13), Ronen Bergman (Oct. 18) and Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field (Oct. 21).

Authors slated to appear during the festival proper include Anna Quindlen, Stuart Eizenstat, Sen. Joe Lieberman, director Kenny Leon, cartoonist Mike Luckovich, Jon Meacham, Liane Moriarty, NPR’s Peter Sagal and many more. “We are thrilled about this year’s lineup,” said Book Festival Co-Chair Bea Grossman. “The 27th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA features everyone from acclaimed actors to renowned political figures; from historians to award-winning novelists; from headliners utilizing multi-media presentations to

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Pride Month

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Atlanta Pride Parade

October is designated at Pride Month in Atlanta, a time to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Here’s what is coming up this month:

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The annual LGBT film festival runs Sept. 27 through Oct. 7 with events at Midtown Art Cinema, Out Front Theatre Company and the Plaza Theatre. 128 films, documentaries, short films and web series are on tap, as well as a staged reading of a classic play. Films include the Atlanta-made “When the Beat Drops,” “Mapplethorpe,” “The Happy Prince” and “Wild Nights with Emily.” For a complete line-up and tickets, visit outonfilm.com.

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with a community event, “Mags, Bars & (Drag) Stars: A History of Atlanta’s Gay Bars and Community Magazines.” Speakers Gregg Daugherty and Ashley Coleman Taylor will talk about the impact of gay publications and bars in building Atlanta’s LGBTQ communities. The event, which was made possible by the Society of Georgia Archivists’ Spotlight on Archives Grant, will take place in the Library’s Special Collections Department on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For information, visit library.gsu.edu.

Atlanta Pride Festival

The 48th annual festival and parade will be held Oct. 12-14 at Piedmont Park. The music line up includes Bebe Rexha, Mike Posner, Michelle Malone, Ada Vox and dance diva CeCe Peniston. The annual parade from Downtown to the park along Peachtree Street will be held Oct. 14 starting at noon. See the full schedule at alantapride.org.


AID Atlanta will host the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Oct. 21 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.

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Visual Arts

JERUSALEM QUARTET WITH PINCHAS ZUKERMAN & AMANDA FORSYTH Wednesday, October 10 at 8 p.m. Barbecue Nation: This exhibition at the Atlanta History Center explores how barbecue has come to claim an enduring place at the American table and how it connects us to cultures around the world, in addition to traditions, history, and the future. Daily. Free to $21.50. atlantahistorycenter.com

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Brookhaven Arts Festival: For this event over 140 participating artists fill Apple Valley Road in Brookhaven with works of fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and more. Oct. 20 and 21. Free. brookhavenartsfestival.com Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s: This exhibit at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University draws on Polaroids, silver gelatin prints, and screenprints to explore Warhol’s working process and his nuanced takes on identity, self-perception, beauty, composition, and the American icon. Tuesday through Sunday. Free to $8. carlos.emory.edu Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit: Visit Children’s Museum of Atlanta to play, sing, explore, and pretend in some favorite and familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Thursday through Tuesday. $12.95 to $18.95. childrensmuseumatlanta.org David J. Sencer CDC Museum: Learn how CDC scientists merge old-fashioned detective work with high-tech science to crack the cases of mystery diseases at Atlanta’s CDC Museum. Monday through Friday. Free! cdc.gov/museum Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone: Visit Museum of Design Atlanta to see people-driven, real-world stories about buildings that are designed and created with and for the people who use them. Tuesday through Sunday. Free to $10. museumofdesign. org Imaginary Worlds: “Imaginary Worlds” returns with a menagerie of all-new giant living plant sculptures sure to bring a smile as they take visitors on a fantasy journey throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Closes Oct. 28. Free to $21.95. atlantabg. org John Folsom: The Vanishing: Visit HATHAWAY | Contemporary Gallery to see an exhibit by John Folsom, whose practice demonstrates the narrative potential of images through the intersection of painting and photography. Monday through Saturday. Free. hathawaygallery.com Larry Walker Retrospective: The Later Years: Following a retrospective of his early works, this exhibit at MOCA GA explores highly acclaimed visual artist, art professor, and mentor Larry M. Walker’s later works. Closes Oct. 27. Free. mocaga.org Look Again: 45 Years of Collecting Photography: This exhibition, drawn from the High Museum’s collection and local private collections, explores the medium’s layered history and its ever-evolving present by delving into the myriad ways a photograph can be a conduit for ideas, information and emotion. Tuesday through Sunday. Free to $14.50. high.org Unapologetic Lines: SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film presents the first solo museum exhibition of fashion Illustrator Marc-Antoine Coulon, one of the world’s leading fashion artists. Tuesday through Sunday. Free to $10. scadfash.org

Performing Arts

A3C Festival: The A3C Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in the heart of downtown Atlanta at the Georgia Freight Depot featuring some of the most talented and renowned artists in hip-hop. Oct. 3 through 7. $95 to $115. a3cfestival.com

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The Ghastly Dreadfuls: Your favorite band of spectres, the Ghastly Dreadfuls, returns to Center for Puppetry Arts to celebrate the spooky season with music, puppetry, thrills and chills. Oct. 10 through 27. $20 to $35. puppet.org

School of Rock: Based on the hit film, this hilarious musical at the Fox Theatre follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mindblowing rock band. Oct. 16 through 21. $31 to $116. atlanta. broadway.com fall•en: In honor of Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre’s second season, co-founder and choreographer Heath Gill presents a double bill at Deer Hollow at Serenbe. Oct. 5 through 14. $15 to $50. terminus-serenbe.com National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene: The NYC troupe brings its special brand of Jewish humor, music, drama to Woodruff Arts Center for two matinees. Oct. 7. $20 to $54. eternallifehemshech.org

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Dance Theatre of Harlem: See DTH, a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence, at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Oct. 13 and 14. $25 to $91. cobbenergycentre.com

Oakhurst Porchfest: For one day in the Oakhurst neighborhood, porches all over the neighborhood become stages and everyone can meander from yard to yard, listening to music, hanging out, and connecting/reconnecting with neighbors. Oct. 13. Free! oakhurstporchfest.org Josh Groban: The Bridges Tour: See one of the leading classical crossover artists of his generation, Josh Groban, with Idina Menzel at the Infinite Energy Center. Oct. 18. $55.50 to $205.50. infiniteenergycenter.com #IMOMSOHARD – Mom’s Night Out Round 2: Visit the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre to see Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the creators of the viral web-series #IMOMSOHARD, where they discuss the good, the bad and the funny about motherhood with the help of a bottle of red wine! Oct. 18. $36.75 to $46.75. cobbenergycentre.com Ailey II: Visit the Rialto Center for the Arts to see Ailey II, which merges the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s outstanding choreographers. Oct. 20. $39.10 to $74. rialtocenter.org A Midsummer Night’s Dream: In a setting that even Shakespeare himself couldn’t have imagined, the Alliance Theatre will produce a whimsical, outdoor production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Closes Oct. 21. $19.18 to $54.18. alliancetheatre.org Nomad Motel: Horizon Theatre presents this play about motel kids and parachute kids raising themselves and living without a safety net in a land of plenty. Closes Oct. 21. $25 to $35. horizontheatre.com Nicki Minaj: See Nicki Minaj in concert along with Future at State Farm Arena. Oct. 25. $56 to $184. statefarmarena.com The Tenors: Visit the Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall to see the vocal ensemble The Tenors. Oct. 26. $29.50 to $65. atlantasymphony.org At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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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 ten 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 11th annual 20 Under 20 will appear in our January 2019 issue and we

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By Grace Huseth The 20th anniversary edition of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) will include a variety of photography related events including speakers, exhibits, panels, parties, workshops and fairs that are open to the public. The network of photography events makes ACP the largest annual community-oriented photography festival in the nation. Amy Miller, ACP executive director, said the festival offers something for everyone, from professional photographers, collectors and artists to those just graduating from point and shoot. With more than 100 free events and exhibitions to experience, Miller has highlighted three of the best:


Miller says public art is one of the most important parts of the ACP Festival. For the sixth year in a row, ACP will present FENCE, an outdoor exhibit at Piedmont Park’s dog park. FENCE has become the largest public photo exhibit in North America at over 700 feet long. “People tend to linger at the dog park and will have a chance to get into the stories that these photographs tell,” Miller said. “The photographers are telling a story in six pictures or less, so the pictures have to be concise and able to convey a message.” Out of 2,000 entries, three local photographers made the cut in an exhibit that displays only 41 artists. Daniel Edwards displays his series “Black Outlined Blue,” a collection of images of African American police officers both in uniform and in daily life. Dale Niles was selected for her series called “Animals Revisited,” which features taxidermy and live animals combined with landscape photos and other elements. “Cascade Roll” by Raymond McCrea Jones is a collection of shots from the popular Cascade roller skating rink.


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On Saturday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m., ACP will host a photography fair open to the public at the Georgia Tech Hotel. Fifty ACP selected exhibits will be on display for an afternoon of photography talk, a tour of the latest trends in international photography and an opportunity to buy prints the same day. “It’s an informal way to put your work out there, but it’s also a way to get feedback,” Miller said. “It helps the community see a wide breath of work from people all over the country, but it also helps photographers get great at sharing their work and get an audience’s response.” For a complete list of events happening during ACP, visit acpinfo.org. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Freedom Parkway, which connects Downtown to Ponce de Leon Avenue, has been officially renamed “John Lewis Freedom Parkway” in honor of the Civil Rights icon and the U. S. congressman from the Fifth Congressional District. A dedication ceremony was held Aug. 22 at the intersection of Ponce and the parkway that now bears Lewis’ name. “I am very deeply moved that the City of Atlanta would choose to honor me in this way,” Lewis said. “I am more than lucky but very blessed that the people of the Fifth District have allowed me to represent and serve them for more than 30 years. It has been a real love affair. I have loved them, and I know I am fortunate that they have loved me back in return. I think about so many from the movement who also deserve this kind of honor. Too many are gone. I am just glad I am here to witness all of this. I thank Councilman Andre Dickens for sponsoring this legislation, City Council Chair Felicia Moore for her leadership and the Atlanta City Council for making this a reality.”

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