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The stress-inducing election season draws to a close By the time some of you read this, the hellish 2016 election cycle will be over. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be headed to the White House in January, and we can pause for a moment to catch our breaths after a bruising, stress-inducing campaign season. In the run-up to the election, I kept reading articles about how this election has caused post-traumatic stress disorder in many people. I’ve been a political junkie since I was a teenager, but I’ve never quite seen anything like the Clinton vs. Trump showdown. The boiling anger, reality show shenanigans and outright lies from both campaigns kept social media in a dither. I even lost a few friends over it. I unfriended and/or unfollowed about a half dozen people on Facebook in the weeks before the election because they had somehow fallen through the trapdoor into bizarro world and were constantly posting conspiracy theory articles from fake news sites. Any mention of politics on my wall immediately led to arguments, name-calling and hurt feelings among my politically diverse array of friends. I found myself obsessively checking poll numbers and visiting Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog multiple times a day. Watching CNN or any of the cable news shows sent my blood pressure Collin Kelley soaring. I found myself agreeing with the funny internet meme collin@atlantaintownpaper.com that wished for a meteor to strike the planet and stop the political insanity. I finally said “ENOUGH!” and turned off the TV and stopped looking at my phone and laptop. I got through the end of this election cycle by taking long walks on the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine, going out to dinner with friends, writing poetry, reading books and finally immersing myself in the world of “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix. Binge-watching good films and shows is a great antidote for the real world – especially when the real world is stranger than fiction. I was becoming so stressed out about the election that I also did something I’ve never done in my life: I voted early. Casting the ballot helped lift my mood; I had done my civic duty and now I could tune out the election. The presidential race has been going on for two years, which is totally insane. We should adopt campaign rules like those in Britain, Canada, France and Mexico, which limit the madness to a few months or, in some cases, a few weeks. Now that would be some campaign reform I could get behind no matter which party endorsed it. And while there will be celebration for some and despair for others on Inauguration Day, what I’m dreading is that it will signal the beginning of the 2020 presidential cycle. Definitely time for more Netflix and chill.

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The Neighborhood News & Features

Drill, Baby, Drill

Bellwood Quarry to become reservoir, then largest city park By Clare S. Richie

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disused granite quarry on the westside – world famous for its sheer walls and blue-tinted water as seen in “The Walking Dead,” “The Hunger Games” and “Stranger Things” – is on its way to becoming a critical amenity for Atlanta. The city is converting the former Bellwood Quarry, located between Bankhead and West Midtown, into a 2.4 billion gallon reservoir. That conversion requires the drilling of a five-mile tunnel that will connect the reservoir with the Hemphill and Chattahoochee Water Treatment Plants, and the Chattahoochee River Intake. The area surrounding the reservoir will be developed into the city’s largest park and will connect to the Atlanta BeltLine. “Our water supply is essential to our city’s good health – both our physical health and our economic health,” said Mayor Kasim Reed, noting that the tunnel drilling will be the largest conversion of a quarry to a raw water supply in the U.S. “One day in Atlanta without water would cost $100 million” in economic impact on the City of Atlanta,” Reed said. “That’s why the city is proactively investing $300 million in one of the nation’s largest water supply projects to ensure its residents, businesses, and visitors have clean, safe drinking water.” The Chattahoochee is one of the smallest river systems in the country to provide water supply to a major metropolitan city, according to the nonprofit environmental group Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. As the city continues to grow and face periodic droughts, the reservoir will contain needed reserves filled by the river during high flows. Atlanta’s water supply conveyance will be just five miles from reservoir to city center,

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compared to other cities that have to access water from much farther away. In San Francisco, drinking water is piped in from Hetch Hetchy, which is more than 175 miles away. “When this reservoir is done and filled by the end of 2018, it will provide a 30-day supply of drinking water for 1.2 million people served by our Department of Watershed,” Reed explained. The city’s current reserves are a three-day supply. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, for one, is grateful to the city for its progressive thinking and investment in this unique project. “Rather than building a new expensive structure that would destroy natural streams and ecosystems, Atlanta is opting to use what they already have,” Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth said. That’s intentional and consistent with Atlanta’s current rebirth. “Like the Atlanta BeltLine, we are taking old and unused infrastructure and turning it into something useful and vital that will serve generations to come,” Reed said. Work is underway to create the five-mile tunnel expected to be completed by the end of 2017. A 400-foot tunnel-boring machine (TBM) will spend the next year and half excavating a 12.5-foot diameter tunnel – 10-foot in diameter when lined with concrete – for the water to travel under Marietta Street and Howell Mill Road. The city asked the public to help name the TBM. Out of 700 submissions, “Driller Mike,” submitted by Bryan Schroeder of the Georgia Conservancy, was selected. “Driller Mike” is a tribute to Michael Render (aka Killer Mike), a hip hop recording artist, actor and activist from Atlanta. “My mom always said to me, Bryan – one day you will have the opportunity to name a $5 million drill after your favorite rapper. So choose carefully, Schroeder joked at the TBM naming ceremony. Killer Mike, who grew up in Collier Heights not far from the quarry, accepted this unusual accolade with grace and humor. “I know this is partly satirical, but I am honored. Clean water is a right. I am proud of the politicians and the people of Atlanta for being willing to invest in that right. Because this is an equal distribution of water, every neighborhood in Atlanta will have clean water,” Killer Mike said. After the reservoir is complete, the city plans to develop the 300 acres around it into Atlanta’s largest park – Westside Reservoir Park. “Initial efforts are underway to review the 2009 master plan to develop a park surrounding the quarry,” said Jewanna Gaither, Reed’s Deputy Press Secretary. The 2009 master plan was driven by three factors; citywide parks programming, resident input, and reservoir requirements. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


Its goals included: developing the park into a citywide destination with active and passive recreation; connecting to Grove Park and an expanded Maddox Park; maximizing the potential of the land with minimal intervention; enhancing the inherent natural and scenic resources and making them physically and/or visually accessible to the public; and ensuring public safety. To move forward with planning the park, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will engage with key stakeholders including the Department of Watershed Management, the Department of Planning and Community Development through the Atlanta City Studio, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and community leaders. “We hope the park will feature hiking and biking trails, baseball fields, open meadows and an amphitheater,” Gaither shared. “Reinvention of this quarry as a reservoir and as a surrounding park is one of the most creative land reclamation projects going on in the city of Atlanta and certainly in the southeast,” Reed said.

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By Collin Kelley The city is in talks to purchase the building that houses the controversial PeachtreePine homeless shelter. If an agreement isn’t reached, the city may consider condemning the building or using its power of eminent domain. Mayor Kasim Reed has vowed to close the shelter at the intersection of Peachtree and Pine streets, which is operated by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. Crime, drugs and an outbreak of tuberculosis has plagued the facility, which offers beds to 700 or more homeless people each night. Reed wants to open a public safety complex on the site, with a counter-terrorism command center, police precinct and fire station. The Atlanta City Council voted 13-1 (Councilmember Felicia Moore was the lone dissenting vote) during its Oct. 3 meeting to allow Reed’s administration to begin negotiations with the owners to acquire the Peachtree-Pine site and surrounding property. The properties are owned by Premium Funding Solutions and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Councilmember Andre Dickens also crafted a resolution asking for a transition plan for the homeless people that would be affected by the closure of Peachtree-Pine. Before the city agrees to purchase the Peachtree-Pine site or acquire by condemnation or eminent domain, it would have to come before the city council for approval. Advocates for the homeless, transgender activists and members of Black Lives Matter disrupted the October council meeting, shouting “shame, shame, shame” before being removed from the chamber by police. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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On the Ballot

Sales tax, school takeover amendment facing voters

ON THE AGENDA MEETINGS The Atlanta City Council meets Nov. 7 and Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave. For agendas and more information, visit citycouncil.atlantaga. gov. NPU-E, which Midtown, Ansley Park, Home Park and Loring Heights, meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Peachtree Christian Church, 1580 Peachtree St. 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. The Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee meets Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m, 100 Peachtree St., Suite 2300. NEWS The Atlanta Workforce Development Agency was awarded a $1.1 million grant by the U.S. Department of Labor to support YouthBuild, a job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24. The American Planning Association has named Midtown a 2016 Great Place. The organization cited the neighborhood’s planning initiatives, arts and culture and walkability. The City of Atlanta is looking for a buyer to redevelop the historic home of the Atlanta Constitution newspaper, which has become a blighted eyesore in Downtown. The city plans to build a 1,000-space, semi-underground parking garage with a “green roof ” in Grant Park adjacent to Zoo Atlanta. The Atlanta City Council has approved legislation allocating $2.8 million for new sidewalks around Atlanta Memorial Park in Buckhead.

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By Collin Kelley When voters go to the polls on Nov. 8 (or during early voting leading up to election day), residents will have more than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to mull over. Along with a host of local and state elections, voters will also be considering the creation of the controversial Opportunity School District, which requires an amendment to the constitution, and Atlantans will decide if more transportation options are worth paying the highest sales tax in the state.

Sales Tax Referenda Officials from the City of Atlanta and MARTA were on hand at the October meeting of the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods to discuss the two sales tax referendums that will appear on the ballot. The transportation special local option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum is asking for an 0.4 percent increase for street, sidewalk and trail projects. If approved by voters, it would raise anywhere from $250 to $300 million over the next five years. A second referendum would ask for a half-penny sales tax for MARTA expansion projects. If voters approve both referendums, it would push the city’s sales tax from 8 to 8.9 percent – the highest in Georgia. Tom Weyandt, former director of comprehensive planning at the Atlanta Regional Commission who is advising the city on the TSPLOST, said that the 0.4 percent increase would fund major projects, including purchasing the rest of the right-of-way for the

Atlanta BeltLine, help refurbish streets, repair and built new sidewalks, create additional multiuse trails, and provide money to expand the bike share program. For MARTA, the extra sales tax is expected to raise $2.5 billion that would go toward light rail along the BeltLine, a new line connecting Lidbergh station to the Emory university campus, and extending the west line to I-285. MARTA has launched a new website at moremarta.com to educate voters on what passage of the sales tax referendum and the various projects involved.

Opportunity School District Voters will also decide whether to create the Opportunity School District (OSD), which requires a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to take over chronically failing public schools. The OSD would create a new school district that would have its own superintendent appointed by the governor. Schools that have consistently fallen below 60 on the state accountability system for three consecutive years could be brought into the OSD. The accountability system measures every school on student achievement, growth and progress, and whether the school is closing the gap between the lowest performing students and the state average. Schools are then given a score of 0 to 100.

There are currently 127 schools that meet the criteria for OSD, with 22 of those being in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) district. No more than 20 schools in any given year can be taken over by the state and the OSD is capped at having 100 schools. Under Georgia’s OSD, the state would have four options for underperforming schools: a full tak eover; shared operation with a school’s local district; conversion to charter school; and, as a last resort, closing the school. Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education member Nancy Meister said the district had been working hard alongside Superintendent Meria Carstarphen to turnaround the system’s failing schools. “We are trying to be proactive so we don’t became part of OSD should it happen,” Meister said. “We have targeted our lowest performing schools, partnered with outside resources, and took $23 million out of this year’s budget to turn these schools around so we are not on the list.”

Buckhead master plan aims to please millennials also folds in previous independent plans to improve the Lenox Road streetscape and for a possible park capping Ga. 400 between Lenox Buckhead’s new master plan will aim to and Peachtree Roads. please well-off millennials with better public “We want to point out a little bit of the spaces, transportation and housing, organizers obvious—Buckhead is a district in transition,” said at an Oct. 17 kickoff meeting at the said Eric Bosman of Kimley-Horn, the Atlanta International School. company contracted by several civic and Branded as “BUCKHEAD business groups to conduct the master plan. Part of that transition is from a car-oriented shopping area to a home for apartment-dwelling, highincome millennials—a demographic Buckhead leaders want to retain and attract. In marketing-speak, that demographic is called “Uptown Individuals,” explained market analyst Geoff Koski of Bleakly Advisory Group. Budgeted at about $200,000, including Atlanta Regional Commission grant funding, the six-month master plan effort applies roughly to Buckhead Village, Buckhead Forest, Lenox and Peachtree Park. The rough A meeting attendee sticker-votes on programming options boundaries are Old Ivy Road to for the potential park over Ga. 400 at the Oct. 17 Buckhead the north, Peachtree-Dunwoody/ master plan meeting at Atlanta International School. Roxboro roads to the west, Garden Hills to the south, and the Atlanta History Center area to the east. REdeFINED,” the planning process for The plan is coordinated by Livable Buckhead’s commercial core drew about 90 Buckhead, the Buckhead Community people to hear market statistics and weigh Improvement District, the Buckhead Business in with improvement ideas. The process Association, the Buckhead Coalition and By John Ruch

the Rotary Club of Buckhead. There’s also a steering committee with more than 40 community members and a technical advisory committee with representatives from the city, MARTA and the state Department of Transportation. The planning teams for the Lenox Road and park over 400 efforts are also involved and will get direct public input data. “So we’ve got quite the brain trust,” said Livable Buckhead Executive Director Denise Starling. BUCKHEAD REdeFINED is a reboot of an existing master plan, the Buckhead Action Plan, which wrapped up in 2002. The earlier plan was focused on rezoning and development. One of its major goals, Bosman said, was clearing Buckhead Village of its nightclubs and redeveloping that section into what is “Shops Buckhead Atlanta” luxury shopping center. The park over 400 display let people sticker-vote on a wide variety of possible programming options. The presentation did not address the CID’s internal controversy about whether the park is a good idea. But the display also let people vote on the essential source of conflict: potential funding sources. Planners will solicit more input through surveys on a master plan website, which also will contain draft ideas in advance of the next meeting, scheduled for Jan. 19. Planners also will survey people on Buckhead streets. For more information, see buckheadredefined.com. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Laptop initiative reaches Hope-Hill third graders and their parents thanks to grant By Clare S. Richie Every Hope-Hill Elementary School (HHES) third grade family will receive a laptop to improve student performance in literacy and math, provide access to innovative technology, and increase family engagement. This digital inclusion for the Old Fourth Ward public school is possible thanks to a pilot with the Martin Luther King Sr. Community Resources Collaborative (MLK Sr. Collaborative), HHES, and PowerMyLearning, and a seed grant from Fulton Aging and Youth Services Department. As a part of the pilot, families of third grade HHES students will receive technology training and tools to support continued learning at home. These tools include a laptop loaded with 40 digital learning programs and Microsoft Office software. “Our goal is to disrupt the poverty cycle faced by many families in HHES,” said Detria Russell, MLK Sr. Collaborative Executive Director. MLK Sr. Collaborative is a non-profit based in the King Historic District that provides resources and tools for families to face daily challenges and become self-sufficient. Through ongoing discussions with the HHES Principal Maureen Wheeler, Russell realized that Hope-Hill could benefit from a creative program to assist teachers with innovative learning options and increased family engagement. So the nonprofit developed the pilot initiative and brought together key partners to reach students, teachers and parents. Wheeler and MLK Sr. Collaborative targeted third graders, since performance for that school year can be an indicator of a child’s success in future years. “These resources will be invaluable to our students. Providing all third graders with a laptop and parents with training, will allow us to expose students to a plethora of opportunities beyond the school day,” Wheeler explained. PowerMyLearning, the national nonprofit that leverages technology to strengthen learning, will donate the laptops loaded with educational software programs. They’ll also provide training for parents and teachers on how to engage the students in modules that strengthen literacy and math skills as well as how to care for the device. Even though the educational software programs don’t require Internet access, participating parents may access free Internet service at the MLK Sr. Complex Cyber Café, six days a week. Once the pilot is completed, performance data collected on students and parents will inform future initiatives. “While we have started with the third grade, it would be our wish to provide this opportunity to more grades,” Russell said.

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Giving Back Nonprofits can use your help this holiday season By Grace Huseth Thanksgiving is for family gatherings, but can also be a time for giving back. There are plenty of organizations in the Atlanta area who can use your help during the holiday season. Here are five nonprofits where you can donate your time and money.

Atlanta Community Food Bank

The Atlanta Community Food Bank has gathered nonperishable foods for decades, but is starting to get creative. From Nov. 7 - 18, teams of architects and engineers will design giant sculptures of donated canned goods and boxes that nearly reach the ceiling. Add to the Canstruction at 171 and 201 17th Street in Atlantic Station. Information: acfb.org.

Hosea Help

For more than 45 years, Hosea Help, formerly Hosea Feed the Hungry, has hosted the largest sit down Thanksgiving Dinner in the Southeast. The organization is looking for volunteers to help with clean-up, breakdown, security and more during the event that will feed up to 7,000 dinners and 5,000 hand delivered meals. Information: 4hosea.org.

Courtesy 4Hosea Volunteers work the food service line at a recent Hosea Feed the Hungry event in Atlanta. Volunteers are needed to help this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Meals on Wheels Atlanta

With a heart for seniors, Meals on Wheels Atlanta is hosting a canned food collection during the month of November. One out of every six seniors in Georgia is food insecure. Information: mealsonwheelsatlanta.org.

City of Refuge

Thanksgiving Dinner at this Christian ministry will be prepared in the City of Refuge 180° Kitchen, a culinary arts school that trains students for jobs in the hospitality industry. Information: cityofrefugeatl.org.

Atlanta Mission

While Atlanta Mission prepares 1,000 meals nightly, Thanksgiving dinner will be a special time for fellowship at the homeless shelter. Atlanta Missions is asking for help to Build a Table, with donations of $2.67 for each meal. Information: atlantamission. org.

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Atlanta developer Jim Cumming has donated the 70,000-square-foot Oxford Industries building in Downtown to nonprofit Cristo Rey Jesuit High School for a new campus. The building on Piedmont Avenue has been empty since 2012 when clothing-maker Oxford Industries Inc. moved to Midtown. The school, which has been open since July 2015, is part of a national model that provides college preparatory education to high school students from lower income families.

All Atlanta Public Schools currently occupied have been cleared for usage, according to the results of the district’s voluntary water testing initiative. APS began its water testing initiative last spring in response to reports of lead in the drinking water in a handful of cities nationally, such as Flint, Michigan and Washington, D.C. The district contracted with two independent environmental firms to conduct the tests, which involved taking samples from 25 water sources in all 113 APS-owned facilities. Atlanta Technical College has been named one of Georgia’s top 25 colleges for online courses and programs in 2016. The rating was designated by Onlinecolleges.com, a site that helps students find affordable, high quality online colleges that meet their specific needs. The Waldorf School of Atlanta Holiday Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a range of activities including candle dipping, jump rope making and a petting zoo. There will also be shopping opportunities for kids to buy gifts for families and friends. Other events will include a puppet show, live music and food. Admission to the event is free with fees for activities. Parking will be available at Columbia Presbyterian Church, 711 S. Columbia Drive in Decatur. For more information, visit waldorfatlanta.org.

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN Each January, we feature students from Intown’s public schools, private schools and colleges who have given back to their community in a significant way. Over the last seven years, we’ve featured students who have created their own nonprofits, or have given up summer vacation to work domestically and abroad to help the less fortunate. One even helped build a library

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November 5 –December 11, 2016 Surveying plans for one of the homes being built for APD officers are Arthur Blank, PulteGroup Executive Chairman Richard Dugas, Atlanta Housing Authority President Joy Fitzgerald, Mayor Kasim Reed, Police Chief George Turner, Alanta Police Foundation CEO Dave Wilkinson and Atlanta City Councilmember Ivory Young.

The Atlanta Police Foundation and LexisNexis Risk Solutions are teaming up to renovate the Atlanta Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit based in Grant Park. This service project is part of the company’s mission to give back to the communities they serve. The Mounted Patrol Unit is a critical component of police visibility for APD, and an essential method of crowd control for festivals, parks and major sporting events.

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HEALTH BRIEFS Piedmont Hospital has released a new illustration of its planned new patient tower at its flagship campus on Peachtree Road in Buckhead. The hospital plans to start work on the $630 million project in January, pending state approval of its “certificate of need” application. The hospital released the image in conjunction with an announcement that it has many contractors ready to begin the work. The tower would be built in phases over a decade, with the first part opening in September 2020, the hospital says.

Pet Pick Mei is a playful, 11-month-old Pit Bull Mix with a heart of gold! She loves people so much and would spend all day with them if she could. She also gets along with most dogs, though she prefers pets that will let her steal all the toys and treats. She is a princess after all. If she really likes them she will share. Mei is available for foster or adoption and is housebroken. To adopt Mei, visit PAWSAtlanta.org or the shelter at 5287 Covington Highway, Decatur.

A rendering of the new patient tower at Piedmont Hospital’s Buckhead campus.

Georgia State University plans to build a $35 million infectious disease research center, the first in the Southeast, as part of its Downtown research campus. The nearly 55,000-square-foot building will be equipped to handle the most dangerous viruses, including Ebola and Zika. The 2nd annual Kate’s Club Memory Walk at Piedmont Park is set for Sunday, Nov. 13. The interactive 2K walk starts at 11:30 a.m. and is designed for all ages and abilities. Activities that take place along the memory walk route include a chalk mural, storytelling path, and other family friendly activities designed to help kids and families play, share and grieve. To register for the event or make a donation, visit firstgiving.com.

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Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling novel, “Gone With the Wind,” is 80 this year. Written mostly while she lived in a tiny apartment at the corner of Crescent Avenue and 10th Street (which is now the Maragaret Mitchell House), the novel went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster film in 1939. Mitchell’s tale of the Old South’s final bow during the Civil War as seen through the eyes of fiery heroine Scarlett O’Hara was her only novel, and she shunned the fame that it brought her. Today, the novel is viewed through a more critical lens. Some consider it a masterpiece, while many regard the book as a racist relic of the South with its stereotypical and derogatory depiction of slaves. A recent Harris/Nielsen poll found “Gone With the Wind” to be American readers second favorite book just behind the Bible. More than 30 million copies have been printed worldwide.

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Top Photo: The charter bus group headed to the Georgia game in Athens. Bottom Photo: Elliott and Margo Sullivan with their Uncle George “Georgie” Riehman.

Let’s go, Dawgs! Confession: I had never been to a University of Georgia football game, until now. I guess the allure of the Bulldogs has always escaped me. Maybe it’s just one of those things that can truly separate a transplant, no matter how long their tenure, from a Georgia native. To me at least, a Georgia flag hanging off a car on game day around here has all the chutzpah of someone running out in the street and shouting, “I like milk!” If you really want to make a By Tim Sullivan bold statement, I have some Boston College gear you can borrow. And while I’m being honest, can we talk about the hair swoop? It’s one thing if you are a guy in college and decide to grow your bangs a little too long necessitating a swoop of your hand across your forehead at 30 second intervals. But if you are an adult who has retained the signature UGA hairstyle a decade after graduation, I can bet you are wearing penny loafers with no socks right now, too. The student body actually seems more diverse in person, but for years it seemed to me that attending UGA was to enroll in the homogenous zone. Tim Sullivan grew up So perhaps it’s ironic that the impetus for us going to our first in a large family in the UGA game was Kristen’s cousin, Georgie, from New Jersey. He Northeast and now lives with his small family has no hair swoop or loafers to speak of. Georgie is just a sporting in Oakhurst. He can event-travel-enthusiast who attended Scranton University himself. be reached at tim@ On previous visits he has seen a Falcons game, the NCAA Final sullivanfinerugs.com. Four and the Masters. This time he wanted to see the Bulldogs play, so we bought tickets for the Vanderbilt game and scoured our wardrobes for something red. Kristen’s sister, Betsy, saw a notice on the Virginia-Highland Nextdoor page saying there was a group chartering a bus out to the game. This sounded fun and since none of us really knew what we were doing, we hopped aboard. We made fast friends with the group, who were all parents of freshman at UGA. Their kids had graduated from Grady High School together and many were just about as new to Bulldog fandom as we were. The game itself was uninspiring. The Dawgs racked up yards but not points and Vandy employed a field position strategy of pooch punts and yawns. But the stadium and campus were incredible. Elliott and Margo were over the moon. The Chik-Fil-A kiosk was located right next to the Dippin’ Dots, which was right next to the merchandise tent so how could they go wrong? People were friendly and it was fairly obvious why so many generations of Georgians love this place. Alas, the Dawgs fell short by a point. The stadium exit wasn’t quite as funereal as what I’d imagine the Tennessee game must have been like. It was more like a wake for your 96-year- old uncle. Only he didn’t die of old age, he died in a waterskiing accident. So everyone is just mildly depressed and wondering what exactly just happened. Thankfully, by time we got back the tailgate party was again in full swing. Elliott, Margo and I played football on the quad while a fraternity party rocked all around us. Chatting with our new best friends on the bus ride back to Atlanta gave us something of a glimpse at our not-too-distant future. Great kids, great families, great school. And I’m not sure if it helps any on the application, but Elliott’s already got the hair swoop down.

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Renderings courtesy North American Properties Midtown’s Colony Square is getting a new look as well as new retail and restaurants.

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Electric bikes making inroads in Atlanta cycling market By Dyana Bagby It had been 18 years since Eric Hunger of Sandy Springs had gotten on a bike. Bad knees from playing tennis kept him from a once- loved form of leisure activity. Then he learned about electric bikes, which use a battery to provide pedal assistance for riders straining up a steep hill or needing an extra push after a long ride. His first ride on an ElectroBike, the brand of one kind of “e-bike,” as electric bikes are known, a couple years ago sold him on the product. “I rode 4.5 miles around town and had a blast,” he said. Hunger was so sold on e-bikes that this month he opened his own ElectroBike store in Brookhaven’s Executive Park. ElectroBike is an e-bike brand founded in Mexico City, where there are 28 stores; there are also several stores in California. Hunger is banking on what he believes is an emerging form of transportation in the U.S. by bringing the concept to Georgia and Florida, and then, he hopes, the entire Southeast. “We have millennials coming in who want to commute to work. We’ve sold to college students who want to get around campus. And we have some people who are 75 to 85 years old and they say they don’t want to give up their quality of life,” Hunger said. In other words, there is no target market, he said. Hunger said his business does attract more leisure riders rather than competitive, hard-core cyclists. “There are two very distinct groups of cyclists,” he said. Helen Gardner, general manager of Peachtree Bikes with stores in Sandy Springs and Buckhead, agreed there are vast differences between those who like their road bikes and those who want to ride an e-bike. “I thought, ‘What’s the point?’” she said. “I didn’t understand them,” she said. But in the past few years as the popularity of e-bikes has moved from China and Europe to the U.S., Gardner and other touring and road bike fans and stores have opened up to a different kind of cyclist. “We don’t stock many e-bikes. We started carrying them a couple years,” she said. “But we’re still selling regular bikes hand over fist.” The e-bikes are preferred by a totally different clientele than what normally comes into their stores, and Gardner predicts they will bring in a “new genre of customers” in the coming years. Rebecca Serna, executive director of the Atlanta Bicyle Coalition, said she loves her electric bike. She has a toddler who loves to be pulled in a trailer behind her. On the hilly roads of Atlanta, pulling a small child is no easy task, but with pedal assist, uphill climbs are eased. “We want biking to be an option to as many people as possible,” she said. And electric bikes are an option for people who want to ride a bike but are intimidated by, for example, the Georgia heat or the hills of their neighborhoods. “The e-bikes will fill an important role in this arena,” she said. Global research firm Navigant Research predicts electric bike sales around the world will jump from $15.7 billion in revenue in 2016 to $24.4 billion by 2025. More than 35 million bikes are expected to be sold globally this year, according to the firm. Electric bikes are powered by lithium batteries and allow the rider to determine how E-bikes can sell for $1,000 and up. much help is needed during a ride. With the motor turned off, the bike operates as a traditional bicycle. A flip of a switch turns on the bike’s battery to give a boost, or pedal assist, so a rider can easily pedal with the e-bike taking over the hard riding. Many e-bikes also have throttles which allow riders to not pedal as the bike essentially transforms into a scooter. “We have had some people come in and say they are ‘cheater bikes,’” Hunger said. “But it’s up to you to decide how much exercise you want.” E-bike batteries can be charged in conventional electric outlets. In Georgia they are also are allowed on designated bike paths, according to state law. Hunger said his decision to locate in Brookhaven was sealed as he learned more about the Peachtree Creek Greenway project, a 12-mile multi-use path and linear park that is designed to connect the cities of Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville and, in the long term, to the Atlanta BeltLine. The Brookhaven City Council approved in August a $35 million master plan for the greenway. In the Perimeter Center, there is also an ongoing push to ease car congestion by encouraging bicycle use with bike paths being built and striped in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Brookhaven. The Perimeter Community Improvement Districts has also gotten these cities to approve a proposed bicycle implementation strategy for the commercial area. While the PCIDs plan does not specify e-bikes in its plan, it does feature a Cox Enterprise employee who commutes to her job on Peachtree-Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody on an e-bike. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


Building boom keeps hair salon on the move By Dyana Bagby Richie Arpino has been cutting and styling hair in Buckhead since 1980. But the recent building boom has put his salon on the move, and like many in modern Buckhead, he’s gone from a house to a highrise. For its first 33 years, Arpino’s salon was in a spacious, two-story house on West Paces Ferry Road, where his clients included actress Julia Roberts. That house was purchased by a developer who built a highrise on the property in 2012, Arpino said. “But I couldn’t move out of Buckhead because that’s where my clientele is,” Arpino said. A friend owned a strip mall, Pharr Road Shopping Center, where Arpino was based for three years. Photo by Sara Hanna Businesses were booted from the strip mall this year Richie Arpino moved his namesake salon into a highrise at 550 Pharr Road, taking advantage of Buckhead’s booming condo for major renovations. market. Faced with finding another location in Buckhead, Arpino decided to take advantage of Buckhead’s booming highrise market. This month, Arpino reopened his namesake salon at 550 Pharr Road, the vintage 9-story building with the iconic red entryway located across the street from the Post Office. “If everything is being torn down and built into a highrise, why not move into a highrise?” Arpino said. Located on the fifth floor, Arpino Salon is the only hair salon in the building where several fitness and spa businesses operate. Bangkok Station, a Thai restaurant, opened last year and is located on the ground floor. “I’ve never been up in the sky,” Arpino said. “I think I’m going to start a new trend.” Arpino hails from New York, where he learned his trade at the renowned Maximus Salon. He said clients love coming to the new location where they can view Buckhead from the salon’s balconies with a glass of wine and catered lunch from Bangkok Station. “Our clients are loving it. I’m calling it the spa building of Buckhead,” he said. Arpino made a name for himself when he was the stylist for Roberts when her film “Steel Magnolias” premiered in Atlanta in 1989. He’s gone on to cut and style the hair of other numerous celebrities including Brooke Shields and Andi McDowell. Even though Georgia has become a movie-making haven, Arpino said his chance of working with celebrities is less likely. “Now when a celebrity comes to Atlanta, they bring their own hair and makeup person,” he said. Those working at 550 Pharr Road tend to be young people, Arpino said, so his salon markets to their needs. A Friday “Glow and Blow” special includes a spray tan and hair style combination. “So you can look great when going out on a Friday night,” he said. The building where he works also has a history that Arpino remembers fondly. “I remember when the building had the Pharr Library nightclub [on the ground floor] and I would dance all night,” he said. In 2012, there were plans by a company to renovate the aging offices at 550 Pharr Road into apartments. That didn’t work out and the building was purchased last year by investors who wanted to keep the building for office space while also updating and renovating the building. “I wake up and can’t wait go to work. Everyone comes into the building and says they feel like they’re in New York,” he said. The location has other assets, including two levels of free underground parking. The building is about 80 percent full, Arpino said, and when the building is full the business owners will chip in for valet service for clients. “Each floor is a different primary color,” Arpino said. “My floor is a beautiful blue. The building is fresh, clean and modern. “It’s nothing like when I went to the Pharr Library nightclub back in the day,” he said. “I can’t wait to go to work every day.” At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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n May 2016, Atlanta was chosen as a one of the 100 Resilient Cities from more than 325 applicants spanning more than 90 countries across six continents. Created by the Rockefeller Foundation, the initiative is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to physical, social and economic challenges. The city is currently looking to hire a Chief Resiliency Officer (CRO) with 100 Resilient Cities offering guidance on finding a suitable candidate. The Rockefeller Foundation will provide funding for the salary of the CRO for two years with the hopes that that the City of Atlanta will renew the position. “We are going to get a person who lives and breathes this, that quarterbacks the effort and has the full support of my office and appropriate funding and staff,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “The real benefit here is not reinventing the wheel and the public sector identifies who is doing this better than everybody else.” The CRO will visit other cities, the Rockefeller Foundation and Resilient Cities team to identify the best work that is being done and how Atlanta could adopt practical strategies. Reed said this will give Atlanta access to a significant pool of resources, while adding expertise as well. For example, the Atlanta Beltline is among the largest, most wideranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States and can serve as an example to other cities. “I believe this partnership with 100 Resilient Cities will help us be better at the initiatives we are working on today because they bring all district efforts that are occurring in the City of Atlanta into a more unified plan,” Reed said. “This will generate a bigger

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U.S. Trash that isn’t recycled in Japan is incinerated in waste-to-energy programs. Importantly, the cities and countryside are not polluted by unsightly debris. In America, we throw too much stuff away. Low landfill fees and a fragmented waste-management system have kept the country’s recycling rate far lower than most rich countries, according to The Economist. On a recent walk around Piedmont Park’s Lake Clara Meer, I saw trash floating in the lake, including the ubiquitous plastic bottles; it was disgusting. How did this trash end up in the park: storm runoff, careless littering or a purposeful toss of unwanted packaging into the water? We need to do better; we need to be better – taking cues from success stories like those in Japan. Every October, the nonprofit organization Rivers Alive (riversalive.org) tackles the monumental task of corralling volunteers to pull man-made products out of the waterways that serve as our drinking water supplies and recreational areas. While the numbers for 2016 aren’t in yet, those for last year are impressive: more than 25,000 people spent 87,600 volunteer hours during 268 events to pull half a million pounds of trash out of Georgia waterways. This haul included 39,756 cigarette butts, 15,629 aluminum parts/cans and 15,527 plastic bottles. Bonny Putney, a former Rivers Alive board member and self-dubbed “trash queen”, says: “Picking up trash is one of the things that we can do as citizens to effect immediate change – and it’s fun!” I totally agree. Picking up trash is highly satisfying, but why can’t we find a way to stop littering in the first place? Forty-five years ago, the famous “Crying

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he holiday season is here again, and there’s no better place to be than Intown if you’re looking for something to get you into the spirit of the season. From tree lightings and parades to ice-skating and wreathmaking, there’s something for the whole family.

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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights The Atlanta Botanical Garden in Midtown will transform into a glowing wonderland every night with millions of lights from Nov. 12 through Jan. 7. Explore the new Walk of Flames and a newly expanded Tunnel of Light along with favorites such as the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Trains that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition. For ticket information

The Downtown Park will once again be lit with thousands of lights from Nov. 18 through Jan. 8. The ice skating rink will also be back, along with a new event – the Chinese Lantern Festival featuring colorful lanterns, performances, food, artisans and more from Dec. 9 to Jan. 15. For more information, visit gwcca.org/park.

Holiday Shopping Spectacular & Market Local artisans will be on hand Nov. 19-20 at the Georgia Freight Depot in Downtown, 33 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., for the annual Indie Craft Experience (ICE) show. If you’re looking for original, one-of-a-kind art, gifts and more this event is not to be missed. On Dec. 11, ICE will hold its Holiday Market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Yaarab Temple at 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. For more information, visit ice-atlanta.com.

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The classic Charles Dickens’ story will be staged Nov. 24 through Dec. 24. Visit

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The faithful recreation of the classic animated TV special returns to the Center for Puppetry Arts for a seventh year from Nov. 8 to Dec. 31. The show sells out quickly, and with the new Jim Henson’s Muppet exhibition, this will be a hot ticket for families. Information and tickets:

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For the kids, join French schoolgirl Madeline for a holiday adventure in Paris,

step off at Peachtree Street at 16th Street and end at 5th Street. There will be floats, giant helium-filled balloons and marching bands and Santa Claus.

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Dec. 3-31. Visit horizontheatre.org for tickets.

Lighting of Atlantic Station There will a day of music, activities and events on Nov. 19 from 1 to 9 p.m. capped off by the lighting of the giant Christmas Tree in Central Park and fireworks. The annual skating rink will also open that same day. For more, visit atlanticstation. com.

Lighting of Macy’s Great Tree at Lenox Square

The giant Christmas tree might be artificial now and the event is no longer held on Thanksgiving night, but it’s still a holiday tradition. The tree lighting will be held the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. and include musical guests and fireworks. For more information, visit simon.com/mall/lenox-square.

For a more hands-on activity, head over to Oakhurst Garden in Decatur, 435 Oakview Road, for an evening of wreathmaking. Participants will be provided with Balsam Fir wreaths, along with a variety of garden materials including dried berries and herbs, pine cones, magnolia pods, etc. to embellish the wreaths and create one-ofa-kind holiday decorations. The cost is $65 per person, or $55 for Wylde Center members, and all materials are included. Adults must register online in advance and may choose an evening from Nov. 30-Dec. 3 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets will be available Nov. 1. For more information, visit wyldecenter.org.

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Book Festival of the MJCCA marks 25th anniversary The Book Festival of the MJCCA (Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta) is marking its 25th anniversary this November with an impressive lineup of authors. Book lovers will be able to listen, meet and interact with their favorite authors Nov. 5 - 20 in a variety of forums, including author meet-and-greets, book signings, a community read, panel discussions, and much more. The opening night event will feature musician Kenny Loggins, who will discuss and read from his new children’s book, “Footloose.” Best-selling author Alice Hoffman will appear during a special book club event to talk about her latest, “Faithful.” More authors slated to appear include Alyson Richman, Peter Bergman, Jeffrey Toobin, Christopher Noxon, Ina Yalof,

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Friday, Nov. 11 8:00pm Trumpeter/vocalist Joe Gransden and his award-winning 16-piece orchestra put on a great night of classic Big Band jazz. Enjoy the sounds of Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ray Charles, Glenn Miller, and Gransden originals in this evening of music and dancing.

Carson Kressley, Victoria Kelly, Thelma Adams, Ina Pinkney and bestelling author Jonathan Safran Froer talking about “Here I Am.” The closing night event, the Eva and George Stern Lecture, will be given by Andy Cohen, host of Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens, talking about his new memoir, “Superficial.” For tickets and a complete lineup of events, visit atlantajcc.org.

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Artists in the Neighborhood: East Atlanta By Isadora Pennington Known for its bars and nightlife, East Atlanta is a grungy gem sitting just south of I-20 off of Moreland Avenue. For many years the area has been a haven for musicians, artists and service industry workers. With plenty of restaurants and shops, the village itself is bustling day in and day out. If you look a little closer, you’ll see that the area is also constantly producing new artwork. To get an insight into why the area draws such a creative crowd, I spoke with four prominent local artists who call East Atlanta home.

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I’ve lived within a mile and a half of the village for the last 10 years of my life, in various spots. I attended Georgia State University from 2006 to 2010. My major was studio, so I did a little bit of everything. My dad was an art teacher growing up, so whenever we travelled anywhere we would go to the art museum, and he loved going around and explaining all the pieces and their significance. I was always surrounded by art, and in high school I got more serious with it and decided that was the path I wanted to take. I knew I wanted to do art but I don’t know if I knew that I wanted to be an artist, and my parents were super supportive. In college, I focused a lot on printmaking. I think that has come into a lot of my work. I like to mass produce work and make lots of versions of it, so I think the process of that has influenced me. When I was in college I worked

for PAWS Atlanta, and I became a foster for a couple of FIV+ cats, and that’s really where my love for cats came from. I think I’ve made at least a couple thousand cats in hand cut wood and prints, because I was really churning them out at the beginning of the Free Art Friday Atlanta movement. I used to be really secretive about my identity until it got to the point where I would be at these live painting events with a mask on, and I just felt silly, so I decided to let go of the secrecy. When people pass by my art on the street, kids are stopping and adults are stopping too. I think it’s important for art to be accessible. Yes, there are things I want to say and do, but I also just want to make people happy. I want to make it fun, and like, hey, art doesn’t have to be intimidating.

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I’m from Chestertown, Maryland originally. I went to undergrad for printmaking at Towson University in Baltimore, and lived there for eight or nine years before moving to Atlanta, and I got my MFA at Georgia State in drawing, painting, and printmaking. I’m teaching now, just got full time, which is very exciting. I should be here for at least the next two years. I’m in the drawing, painting, and printmaking department. I wanted to be an artist from a very young age, and once it came time to go to college I thought it wasn’t practical. I went into school thinking I was going to get a degree in political science, but I decided ultimately, to screw it, I just wanted to do art. What I’m most interested in with printmaking is the press being this mediator, so the way that things change when they go through the process, and I love how process oriented it is. I was a painter and a printmaker when I first came to Georgia State and I kept getting these comments that what was on the floor was more interesting than what was on the canvas, so I started thinking about using used objects instead of new objects, and now I sort of don’t know what to do with new objects most of the time. I like thinking about the language of objects, so while we are using them we are calling them ‘coffee cup,’ ‘shoe,’ ‘table,’ ‘lamp,’ ‘sofa,’ but then once we put them on the curb and in the trash bin, they all become one single object: trash. I’m interested in exactly where that switch happens.

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I first came to Georgia when I attended SCAD in Savannah when I was probably 18 or 19. Through SCAD, I had the opportunity to get a Chinese painting scholarship and travel to China with a group and study there. That was wildly informative because I learned so much about calligraphy and water based media, and developed a completely different approach. The following year I was able to do an independent study program in Europe. While I was there, I was there for The Grand Tour, where four major exhibitions and tons of smaller exhibitions happen throughout Europe. It was life-changing. I had created a series of assignments for myself. That’s where my performative installation work started, because I didn’t have much, I had a backpack. I had to find things to use for my art. I have found that, especially in Atlanta, if you give the public an opportunity to interact, they will, and they will often do it better than you would have done it yourself. I love the physicality of oil paints, and all the different textures it can produce. I also love pastel, and I think that learning to color mix with pastel lends itself to working with oils. I don’t paint that often anymore, right now what seems to bring in money is the installation and performance work. People are so primed for the immediate gratification and immersion of interactive art, so I guess my personal work has evolved into my actual body.

Jonny Warren

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I was born in Hawaii and lived all over the United States, before my dad retired from the Navy and moved us to Pensacola, Florida where I attended high school and college. I moved up to Atlanta with my then-girlfriend after graduation. It was probably around the time of second grade that I started to practice art regularly and try to get better. I was inspired by cartoons and tried to emulate my favorite comics. When I went to college, I started as a music major, but switched in the first year to art. It kind of opened up a whole new world of art, like contemporary art and other art movements that I didn’t know about until then. The ‘Double Wolf ’ is something that I created in college. My favorite animal is a wolf because of all the symbolism associated with wolves, and then my interest in duality and representing that in art, those influenced the creation of my personal brand. It’s kind of like an ever-evolving symbol for me, and it applies to my work as well. I’m not only a visual artist, but also a web designer, so it’s like two sides to the coin. When I do murals, a lot of it is done with brush after the initial sketching with spray paint. I also do a lot of pen and ink on paper, which is sort of my main medium outside of murals. I mostly work in black and white, a lot of that is influenced by historical etchings. I really like the weight of etchings and strokes, so I try to incorporate that into my own work. I think it adds more strength and meaning to your art when you have a limited palette, and you have to really focus on the visual elements of the art.

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Buckhead. $260,000 250 Pharr Road, No. 1317 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5752879 Danielle Beck 770.421.5082 Lee Collins 404.803.9753

Buckhead. $329,000 2828 Peachtree Road, No. 2004 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5747294 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971

Buckhead. $349,000 3325 Piedmont Road, No. 1709 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5757949 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Buckhead. $390,000 2575 Peachtree Road, No. 22H 1BR/1.5BA FMLS: 5740610 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Buckhead. $425,000 345 Lofton Road NW 2BR/1BA FMLS: 5758248 Laura Matura 404.310.0060

Buckhead. $525,000 2233 Peachtree Road, No. 803 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5739668 Blaine Palmer 229.400.3674 Wilmot Irvin 704.776.8313

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Buckhead. $795,000 3820 Roswell Road, No. 408 & 409 4BR/4BA FMLS: 5752025 Pam Elledge 404.626.0614

Buckhead. $950,000 649 Old Ivy Road 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5735386 Lynda Tindol 404.538.1337

Concord. $4,500,000 2197 Concord Road 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5708069 Stacy Galan 404.861.6500

Conyers. $225,000 2721 Harvest Drive SE 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5743628 Susan Fron 678.464.7899

Decatur. $660,000 2320 Burnt Creek Road 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5757018 Bradford Smith 404.210.4141 Andy Griffith 678.878.7590

Dunwoody. $329,900 5188 Charmant Place 4BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5743252 Tom Hicks 404.307.4488 Jim Cox 404.808.5024

East Point. $199,900 3179 E Point Street 4BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5733715 Bradford Smith 404.210.4141 Sam Morgan 404.556.6110

Garden Hills. $1,439,000 2921 Lookout Place NE 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5742580 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700

Inman Park. $799,000 1028 Edgewood Avenue NE 3BR/2BA FMLS: 5749647 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233 Jen Metzger 404.218.0468

McDonough. $725,000 275 Peach Drive 6BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5712190 Clay Henderson 770.652.1890

Midtown. $425,000 805 Peachtree Street, No. 501 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5751559 Dianne Harnell Cohen 404.313.7300

Midtown. $724,900 905 Juniper Street, No. 412 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5744792 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

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Milner. $1,599,000 469 S Sixth Street Extension 4BR/3BA/2HBA FMLS: 5758546 Clay Henderson 770.652.1890

Morningside. $1,200,000 1356 Northview Avenue NE 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5749476 Bradford Smith 404.210.4141

Morningside. $599,900 1311 Edmund Park Drive NE 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5744311 Lauren Kimel 404.428.7099

Peachtree City. $950,000 108 Peninsula Drive 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5739290 Feroza Syed 770.595.5018

Sherwood Forest. $850,000 1631 Doncaster Drive 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5750825 Blaine Palmer 229.400.3674 Wilmot Irvin 704.776.8313

Smyrna. $399,900 3743 Paces Park Circle SE 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5757295 Susan Fron 678.464.7899

Snellville. $176,000 3396 Madison Ridge Trail 5BR/2BA FMLS: 5755658 Katie Arlt 678.760.2666 Clay Henderson 770.652.1890

Suches. $225,000 0A Canaan Valley Road 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5713019 Clay Henderson 770.652.1890

Tucker. $999,000 3604 Prestwick Drive 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5742392 Kay Quigley 404.933.6637

Virginia-Highland. $539,900 1214 Virginia Court NE 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5748519 Michael McLeod 404.606.0962

Virginia-Highland. $539,900 1230 Virginia Court NE 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5718100 Michael McLeod 404.606.0962

Virginia-Highland. $569,900 1234 Virginia Court NE 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5732991 Michael McLeod 404.606.0962

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Fox Theatre to expand into former jazz club space The Fox Theatre will take over the former Churchill Grounds Jazz Cafe space in the northwest corner of the building and transform it into a “premium guest lounge.” According to Fox officials, this will the most significant expansion of theatre since it opened in 1929. The 10,000 square-feet event space, set to open in late 2017, will feature two rooftop bars, private restrooms, concierge guest services and parking. The premium lounge will be membership-based with general admission ticketing upgrade opportunities. Guests may access the lounge before and after events, as well as during intermission. “We saw an opportunity to enhance our offerings and create the most memorable experience possible for our guests,” said Fox

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Theatre President and CEO, Allan C. Vella. “Atlanta’s entertainment landscape is everchanging, and we are in a unique position to further the Fox’s physical and cultural footprint with this exciting addition.” Guest access to the premium space will be available through annual membership holders, as well as ticket upgrades at specific performances as inventory permits. Details, including rates, for memberships and ticket upgrades are in early planning stages and will available to purchase beginning in January 2017. Additional announcements regarding the naming of the premium lounge, groundbreaking and construction plans are forthcoming.

Renderings show the interior and rooftop terrace of the new Marquee Club, which will open in late 2017.

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2016-17 SERIES

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

VISUAL ARTS Chastain Park Fall Arts and Crafts Festival: Nearly 200 artists return to Chastain park in Buckhead for a weekend of art, music and handson activities. Nov. 5 and 6. Free. chatainparkartsfestival.com Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show: The 10th annual celebration of fine craft artisans moves to a new location this year at The Carter Center. Nov. 11 through 13. $10. atlantacontemporaryjewelryshow.com Holidays at the High Artisan Market: Meet local artists and shop for unique gift items including jewelry, textiles, home goods and accessories. Nov. 25 and 26. Free! high.org Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life: An original exhibition that features 20 black women artists and designers who redefine the impact of lifestyle. Tuesdays through Saturdays. $3. museum.spelman.edu

with supporting act Barns Courtney. Nov. 7. $28.50. tabernacleatl.com No(se)onenowhere: Israeli master physical performer Ofir Nahari brings this show back for an encore run during the Israeli dance festival “Exposed.” Nov. 9 through 13. $22.50. 7stages.org

RIALTO SERIES HIGHLIGHTS Ramsey Lewis

Chucho Valdés and Joe Lovano Quintet: The Afro-Cuban jazz pianist joins the “post-Bop” jazz saxophonist for the first time on stage in their careers. Nov. 13. $38 to $70. rialtocenter.org

Jimmy Cobb

Richard Davis

Lou Donaldson

iLuminate: America’s Got Talent dance troupe iLuminate brings its spectacular, light-up dance moves to Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center. Nov. 17. $28 to $38. ferstcenter.gatech.edu Ballethnic Dance Company’s Urban Nutcracker: A retelling of the classic story that takes place on Atlanta’s own Sweet Auburn Avenue in the 1940s. Nov. 18 and 19. ballethnic.org

Metropolis silent film with Alloy Orchestra Chucho Valdés & Joe Lovano Quintet Jazz Masters January 21, 2017, 8pm (Cuba) November 13, 2016, 7pm November 12, 2016, 8pm

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Flight Portfolio: This exhibit features deluxe edition works by Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall and more from the 1960s and ‘70s. Tuesdays through Sundays. $5. museum. oglethorpe.edu

The Nile Project (Nile River Region) Sweet Honey in the Rock® January 28, 2017, 8pm February 18, 2017, 8pm

PERFORMING ARTS

Malpaso Dance Company (Cuba) February 11, 2017, 8pm

The Mikado: Georgia State University Opera Theater presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s satirical story. Nov. 4 through 6. Free! rialto.gsu.edu Democracy Achieved: This ode to American politics presents sketches about national elections and local issues in Dad’s Garage’s signature humor. Closes Nov. 5. $12.50 to $27.50. dadsgarage. com Silent Night: An operatic telling of the spontaneous WWI truce on Christmas Eve 1914. Nov. 5 through 13. $25 to $140. atlantaopera.org Cabaret: The Broadway hit gets a new production from film director Sam Mendes and Broadway’s Rob Marshall at The Fox Theatre. Closes Nov. 6. $30 to $105. atlanta.broadway.com Fitz & The Tantrums: The retro, soul pop band heads to Atlanta’s Tabernacle venue

Cirque Dreams Holidaze: Broadway reimagines the holiday season with this gravity-defying show featuring over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers. Nov. 23 through 25. $45 to $65. foxtheatre.org Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage: This musical version of the film brings the accompanying band onstage with the dancers. Nov. 25 through 27. $38 to $78. cobbenergycentre.com A Family Holiday Special: Dance along to music from “Nutcracker,” join in a sing-along and celebrate the holidays at this family concert. Nov. 27. $15 to $20. atlantsymphony.org

St. Paul & The Broken Bones: The powerhouse ensemble closes their fall tour at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre. Nov. 18. $16.50 to $61.50. foxtheatre.org

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Balé Folclórico da Bahia (Brazil) February 24 & 25, 2017, 8pm

The Rialto celebrates 100 years as an arts anchor in downtown Atlanta and 20 years with Georgia State! Shaolin Warriors This Rialto Series anniversary March 25, 2017, 8pm season is not to be missed!

Want to see them all? Select 6 or more shows and Save 20%! Or Select 4-5 Shows and Save 15%. Single tickets are also available. For the full Rialto Series schedule, visit rialto.gsu.edu or call 404-413-9849 FREE PARKING for Rialto Series shows in the 100 Peachtree Deck (formerly Equitable Deck) on Fairlie Street.

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News You Can Eat Restaurants � Reviews � Events

A Second Helping

Part two of our roundup of new restaurants around Intown By Collin Kelley

I

t seems we hardly scratched the surface of the new restaurants opening around Intown in our October edition. So, we’ve gathered up a second big list of just opened – or soon to open – eateries that you should add to your “must-try” list for the winter.

Java Cats Café

If you’re a cat lover, this new café in Grant Park will be right up your alley. Set to open before year’s end, the café at 415 Memorial Drive has partnered with PAWS Atlanta to foster up to 20 kitties at a time in the “cat room.” All the cats will be available for adoption. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee from Ebrik and prepared food items. Information: javacatscafe.com.

Jinya Ramen Bar

Already a hit in Sandy Springs, the ramen joint will open a second location in Buckhead early next year at Powers Ferry Square on Roswell Road. Information: jinya-ramenbar.com

Sukoshi

This pop-up sushi concept is slated to open this fall at Colony Square and will serve up a variety of sushi rolls and small bites to go including some popular mainstay menu items from sister restaurant O-Ku. Information: facebook.com/ sukoshiatlanta.

American Cut and The Regent Cocktail Club

The LDV Hospitality concepts are now open in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The modern American steak restaurant offers menu items like the 40-ounce Tomahawk chop steak and chili lobster, with a mix of tableside salad preparations. The rooftop terrace Regent Cocktail Club offers a rotating specialty cocktail menu and an eclectic mix of live music. Information: americancutsteakhouse.com.

Amara

This Indian fusion restaurant from Sandeep Kothary and Chef Bhavesh Patel was slated to be open at press time just steps from the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail in Inman Park, 870 Inman Park Village Parkway.

City Winery Speakeasy

The Ponce City Market winery, restaurant and music venue has unveiled a new speakeasy-style cocktail bar. Every week on City Winery’s social media, a name will be released. Come to the unmarked door located directly to the left of Binders and give the door person the name to gain entry. The menu includes cocktails, small batch spirits and lively tunes from a record player. Walls are adorned with vintage, used electrical switches and boards from the old Sears & Roebuck that preceded Ponce City Market. Those who buy a bottle of wine can pick out a record to play from a curated selection of vinyl. Information: citywinery.com/atlanta.

The Federal

Chef Shaun Doty shuttered his Bantam + Biddy concept at 1050 Crescent Ave. in Midtown to make way for something new – The Federal. The bistro will feature traditional cuisine inspired by Doty’s stints abroad and in different parts of America, including steak frites and chopped liver. The restaurant’s name is inspired by the nearby Federal Reserve Bank building. An opening date and website weren’t available at press time.

Nine Mile Station

Monday Night Brewing

With the Westside trail of the Atlanta BeltLine taking shape, Monday Night Brewing has announced it will open a new brewery next summer at the corner of Lee and White Streets in West End. The brewery will have 22,000 square feet, including tasting rooms and a dog-friendly patio along the BeltLine.

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This beer garden will soon be serving up European-inspired New American cuisine atop Ponce City Market in Skyline Park. Chef Jonathan McDowell is creating a menu of pressed sandwiches, sausages, and mixed grill featuring steak, pork, chicken, and vegetables. There will be 12 beers on tap, more than a dozen by the bottle, and an extensive wine and craft cocktail to enjoy while you take a break from playing putt-putt golf. Information: poncecitymarket.com.

Waffle House

If you’ve got a hankering for something scattered, smothered and covered, a new Waffle House is now open in the Glenwood Place development featuring that gigantic new Kroger supermarket. Information: wafflehouse.com.

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Bon Ton

The creator of the now shuttered TOP FLR in Midtown plans to transform the space into Bon Ton, a Cajun-style seafood restaurant. A late fall opening is planned for the new eatery.

Hosea & 2nd

The new East Lake mixed-use development along Hosea L. Williams Drive is attracting a number of new offerings, including a second outpost of Grant Park burger joint, Mix’d Up Burgers; Mary

Hoopla’s House of Fried Chicken and Oysters from the chef behind One Eared Stage, The Greater Good Barbecue and savory comfort food from Poor Hendrix.

Phipps Plaza

The Buckhead shopping destination has announced three new eateries coming soon to its halls, including Daniel Reed’s Public Kitchen & Bar, Earl of Sandwich (which at press time was set to open) and a third location of an Atlanta favorite, Ecco. Information: simon.com.

Holiday Dining

Local restaurants serving up Thanksgiving feasts If you’re looking to get out of the kitchen and let someone else do the cooking and cleanup, here’s a few Intown restaurants that will be serving up Thanksgiving feasts. Be sure to check OpenTable.com to find even more.

Big Al’s Butter Made Burgers now open in Buckhead! Voted Atlanta’s Best Burger Atlanta Business Journal

The Colonnade

It doesn’t get any more southern or traditional than The Colonnade’s four-course Thanksgiving meal. Try not to fill up on the rolls and cornbread while you wait. 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road. colonnadeatl.com.

Murphy’s The Virginia Highland mainstay is offering its popular Thanksgiving To Go with all the fixins. The cost is $145 for four prepared dinners. There’s a no-turkey option for $90. Call (404) 872-0904 to order your feast or order online at murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com.

Seasons 52 The Buckhead restaurant will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner made from fresh farm-to-table ingredients. 3050 Peachtree Road. seasons52.com.

Maggiano’s

If you’d rather eat pasta this year, Maggiano’s will be serving up an Italian-American feast this year. 3368 Peachtree Road. maggianos.com.

Legal Sea Foods

If you’d rather have surf and turf for your holiday meal, the seafood eatery in Downtown has you covered. There will be everything from stuffed turkey to stuffed lobster on the menu. 275 Baker St. legalseafoods.com.

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5Church

Executive Chef Jamie Lynch will be cooking up a three-course Thanksgiving meal for Turkey Day. 1197 Peachtree St. 5churchatlanta.com.

D.B.A. Barbecue

The barbecue joint has several pick-up meals available, including a solo 13-pound turkey for $69.99 and a full dinner for $174.95 that serves six to eight people and features smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato souffle, green bean casserole, cranberry relish and turkey gravy. 1190 N Highland Ave. dbabarbecue.com/#fam At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Soup’s On! Fall is the perfect time for a big, hearty bowl of soup By Isadora Pennington

As the original Chick-fil-A, we pride ourselves on pioneering true southern comfort, going above and beyond customer expectation, and serving our guests with delicious food and warm smiles, every day except Sunday.

As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, it’s time to revisit some of my favorite soups that help warm me up on chilly fall days. Cooking vegetables and meats in liquid or broth is one of the oldest forms of meal preparation in human history, with evidence of its existence dating back to around 20,000 BC. The term “soup” originated from the Latin term “suppa,” which means “bread soaked in broth.” Though boiling water wasn’t always a part of making soup until clay pots and vessels were developed, as prior to that time most soups were eaten out of animal hides and baskets. Throughout history, the methods used to make soups,

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OUR SOUTHERN CHARM GOES BEYOND BREAKFAST. COME BY AND CHECK OUT OUR DELICIOUS SHRIMP AND GRITS! stews, and broths have provided much needed nourishment for people around the globe. In times of poverty, you can stretch your resources by rendering meats and vegetables into soups, and the list of variations to this classic dish is impossibly long. Cultures across the globe have put their own spin on soup, and I count myself as fortunate to live in a town with so many delicious options and varieties to sample. Instead of choosing just one particular dish, this time I chose to order each of my favorite and very different soups for your viewing – and my tasting – pleasure. I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I did!

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LaFonda Latina

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So Ba Vietnamese Restaurant

Pho Tai Chin Nam - $10 560 Gresham Ave. soba-eav.com or (404) 627-9911

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Make your reservations for birthdays and reunions for this holiday season (for up to 100 people). Serving Atlanta’s Best Burgers since 1961

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South City Kitchen - Buckhead

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ifth Group Restaurants owns six restaurant brands and one catering company. Only one of the brands has more than one location. That would be By Megan Volpert South City Kitchen, now in Buckhead as well as Midtown and Vinings. These are three very different sections of the metro. They serve crowds with diverse tastes and somewhat different budgets. SCKB either has to show that its concept works anywhere – which would be interesting – or else it has to acknowledge the specific needs and meet the unique demands Megan Volpert lives of each neighborhood – which in Decatur, teaches in Roswell and writes would be exciting. Fifth Group is straddling the fence, appearing to want books about popular to opt for the latter, but fearful of losing culture. itself in the process. Just look at the crab cakes. On the Vinings menu: Maryland crab cake, watercress and citrus salad, tarragon-lemon cream, $15. On the Midtown menu: Maryland crab cake, roasted and pickled carrots, harissa crema, $15. On the Buckhead menu: Jumbo lump crab cake, apple fennel slaw, cider vinegar-molasses, $15. Do you like it safe and tame, or bold and tangy, or super seasonal? That apple fennel slaw was very much on point and of the autumnal moment. On the other hand, the famous, amazing fried chicken looks the same at all three places for $19. The trout also looks and costs the same, but it shifts from specialties to the other entree section. The standout appetizer was the roasted oysters with fennel

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B cream, andouille crumble, charred lemon. Given its fluffy richness, this pillowy, snazzy Rockefeller interpretation lifted easily from the shell and held together properly on the fork. The bourbon-cured smoked salmon also demonstrated some solid Southern flair. Something that is only happening at the Buckhead location is a “for the table” section, which includes three plates from $30 to $90 and serves four to six people family-style. We ordered the red quinoa and spicy field arugula. The salad was served on a huge, gorgeous platter, but we quickly encountered long leaf problems as we transferred it from the platter to our small appetizer plates. The other two family-style options are sea scallops and a tea brinedsmoked chicken, so you could actually feed four people off this menu for a total of $120. The dessert menu is $9 flat, and it’s worth it. That terrific coconut tart I first tasted in Vinings has been seriously upgraded

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A. Inside South City Kitchen Buckhead’s main dining room. B. Roasted Oysters C. Crab Cakes D. Quinoa Salad Platter

to a cream pie, but the star of dessert menu is unquestionably the lightly delightful lemon doberge cake. SCK often gets proper credit for being a place of Southern comfort foods, but the deeper truth is that it’s got a solid grasp of New Orleans cuisine specifically. See also: the sour dough beignets with pecan pie filling and bourbon anglaise. The Buckhead bourbon and whiskey menu is their most extensive yet, with the cocktail menu tends more toward the stiff and less toward the sugary. Executive Chef Jason Starnes, formerly of The Sun Dial at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, is certainly off to a running start. Fifth Group has wisely hired a chef who can maintain the classic SCK personality while applying some of his own creativity and regional expertise to the new location. Spitting distance away at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, celebrity chef Art Smith had better not rest on his laurels. Starnes has come down from his revolving tower in the Downtown skyline to vanquish competitors at ground level and Buckhead dining certainly just got a little more interesting. South City Kitchen - Buckhead is located at 3350 Peachtree Road, #175. For more information, visit buckhead.southcitykitchen.com.

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City Winery at Ponce City Market is now hosting brunch service each Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The menu will feature unique twists on brunch dishes including shrimp ‘n grits, buttermilk fried chicken, breakfast burritos and omelets. For more information, visit citywinery.com/atlanta. Atlanta’s TWO. urban licks has been honored by Conde Nast Traveler as one of 200 greatest restaurants around the globe. “This is the restaurant that kicked off the New American trend in Atlanta. Favorites include the salmon chips, topped with fresh smoked salmon, capers, red onions, and a dab of chipotle cream cheese; the brisket-filled empanadas; the scallops and grits; and the rotisserie chicken with mac ’n’ cheese. Sit outside for a view of the downtown Atlanta skyline,” says Conde Nast Cherae Robinson. One. midtown kitchen pastry chef Danielle Smathers represented Atlanta at the Sweetest Chefs of the South showcase in Mississippi last month. Smathers won “Most Creative” for her Thai Basil Lemon Curt Tartlet. Beer From Here Brew Tours is now offering public and private tours to the metro’s breweries and brewpubs. The company offers curated tours and has a fleet of vehicles that accommodate private rentals ranging from 4 people to 55 people on a single vehicle. For more information, visit BeerFromHereBrewTours.com. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Home & Real Estate

Trends � Development � City Living

The view from 675 N. Highland.

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Apartments providing more amenities to match higher rent prices By Kathy Dean and Collin Kelley

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enting an apartment in Atlanta isn’t cheap, although compared with cities like New York and San Francisco, many consider rents here a bargain. A new report from ApartmentList.com indicates that the median rent for a two bedroom in Atlanta is $1,680, while a one bedroom goes for $1,370. Midtown remains the most expensive neighborhood, with a two bedroom renting for $2,410 and a one bedroom for $1,540. Rents are also up in Inman Park and Candler Park with two bedrooms costing $2,140. Rent prices are up 17 percent over the past year, the most year-over-year growth of any Atlanta neighborhood, according to ApartmentList. In another hot Intown neighborhood, Old Fourth Ward, rents are running $1,930 for two bedrooms and $1,480 for one bedroom. A hot job market, educational opportunities and Atlanta’s growing reputation as an “international city” are creating a demand for more apartments, but there is concern that too many “luxury” units are pushing those with lower incomes outside the city. The Atlanta BeltLine, which has seen an amazing boom of new apartments along its Eastside Trail, said it would spend $11 million for affordable housing over the next three years. In the meantime, apartments in sought after locations continue to sprout and command high-dollar rents. Of course, those who can afford to rent in the city are also looking for value-for-money. Location, amenities and modern appeal are all high on renters’ wish list. All across the county, there is a strong trend toward urban living and all it has to offer, according to Jim Spahn of Daniel Corporation, the developer behind Sixty 11th building in Midtown. “The first is the desire to experience urban living and the conveniences it offers. Sixty 11th offers that live-work-play environment that is so desirable today,” Spahn said. “Another is the employment growth in the area. About 60 percent of our residents come from outside the area and are relocating to metro Atlanta because of their jobs.” Each apartment home at Sixty 11th includes a list of luxury features, such as

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panoramic views, nine-foot high ceilings and designer style fixtures, along with quartz countertops in the kitchens and baths, Energy Star stainless-steel appliances and USB charging outlets. Amenities are plentiful, too, with a clubroom, game room and fitness center. There’s also a deck with a saltwater pool with tanning ledges, a waterfall, lush landscaping, outdoor fireplaces, multiple grilling stations and outdoor dining areas. “The renters that we see are looking for an amenity-rich living environment, and they want a sense of community,” Spahn reported. “We have all that plus walkability. Sixty 11th is in the middle of absolutely everything. Museums, great eats and culture.” Located near Peachtree Street in Midtown, Sixty 11th offers access to culture, food and retail. The Woodruff Arts Center, High Museum and Piedmont Park are all a short walk away. Another hot new property is 675 N. Highland in the heart of Ponce-Highland, which touts its condo-stylings. “The concept of condo living with the flexibility of a lease term is highly appealing to renters today, especially in the Atlanta market,” explained Joe Laster, Owner of Abraham Properties, which developed 675 N. Highland. He noted that the apartment community offers great walkability to the Atlanta BeltLine, local markets, public green space, chef-driven restaurants and more. VirginiaHighland, Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park and Ponce City Market are all nearby, only adding to the benefits of living in one of Atlanta’s more exclusive and eclectic neighborhoods. The location is a major factor drawing renters from all walks of life, Laster said. “Our current resident profile is not exclusive to a particular age group or marital status, as a number of varying generations are becoming more and more attracted to urban apartment living.” 675 N. Highland has impressive views of the city from many of its homes, the building is pet-friendly and there reserveable electrical-vehicle charging stations available inside the gated garage. 675 N. Highland apartments feature wide-plank flooring, 10-foot plus ceiling heights, enhanced sound mitigation between the homes and Gigabit high-speed fiber service direct to each apartment. Kitchens are complete with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, gas ranges and islands.

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The homes at 841 Memorial, located on Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown next door to the mixed-used Atlanta Dairies project, offer spacious units with floor-to-ceiling windows and sleek, modern finishes, like stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and dark hardwood style flooring. Amenities include a rooftop patio, vegetable and herb garden, state-ofthe-art fitness center and clubhouse with shuffleboard. Susana Barnwell, Property Manager at 841 Memorial, said that renters enjoy the central location and walkability. “The close proximity of the BeltLine and the walkable neighborhood, as well as the wide variety of amazing restaurants and bars in the area, draw many potential renters to us,” she added. “Residents love that they can bike everywhere and that we’re close to historical sites, such as Oakland Cemetery. We also offer an incredible view of the Atlanta skyline from our rooftop patio.” The property, composed of 80 units, is a smaller community and has a real sense of family, according to Barnwell. Like many of the area businesses and restaurants, 841 Memorial is locally owned and managed. “Our renters mirror the community of Reynoldstown,” she said. “They’re pioneers – lively, cutting edge, energetic people. I live in the area and I’m excited to see Reynoldstown grow and be a part of this project.”

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725 Ponce The Kroger supermarket at 725 Ponce de Leon Ave. — known as Murder Kroger for its unfortunate crime connections or its attempted re-brand as BeltLine Kroger — has closed its doors. The store will soon be demolished to make way for the 725 Ponce development, a 12-story office building, which will feature a new 60,000-square-foot Kroger on the ground floor. The new Kroger is expected to open in early 2019, according to a report from Atlanta Curbed.

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Wieuca Road Baptist Church is considering sale and redevelopment of the site it has occupied for 60 years at Wieuca and Peachtree roads. Word of the potential sale of the 3626 Peachtree Road church was discussed by Buckhead Community Improvement District officials at the October board meeting. A groundbreaking Photo by Duane Stork ceremony was held Oct. 18 to official begin renovation of Jenny Pruitt, center, hold her Four Pillar Tribute award and is flanked, from left, by Wes Cantrell, Dale Jones, David Boehmig, the historic Clermont Hotel Scott Condra, Michael Paris, Allison Dukes, Andy Stanley and on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Jerome Russell. Midtown. After several years of delay, including replacing a The Council for Quality Growth 100-year-old sewer line and figuring out how honored Realtor, philanthropist, and author to keep the iconic Clermont Lounge in the basement intact, the circa-1924 building will Jenny Pruitt at the 27th annual Four Pillar Tribute award ceremony in October at the become a boutique hotel and restaurant. Georgia World Congress Center. This year’s theme “Leading with a Servant’s Heart,” Westplan Investors plans to develop correlated to Pruitt’s inspirational leadership nearly five acres of land on Cheshire style reflected in her 2015 memoir, Beneath Bridge Road into two new apartment His Wings. “Jenny is the epitome of Georgia’s complexes. According to a report from ‘Can Do’ spirit,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Tomorrow’s News Today, the firm will build Reed. Allison Dukes, Chairman, President Accent 2050 with 198 units and Accent and CEO, Atlanta Division, SunTrust Bank, Morningside with 239 units. Accent 2050 added “Jenny has founded Atlanta Fine will be built in place of The Doll House, a Homes with her faith as a bedrock.” strip club that recently relocated to Sandy Springs, while Accent Morningside will be RE/MAX Metro Atlanta has opened a built across the street from Accent 2050, second office in the Oak Grove community replacing the beloved Alfredo’s Italian at 2749 LaVista Road. Oak Grove generally restaurants which closed earlier this year. encompasses the neighborhoods east of I-85 and north of North Druid Hills Road, and The Atlanta City Council voted to adopt includes sought-after neighborhoods like the Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods Sagamore Hills, Leafmore Hills, Creek Park Livable Centers Initiative Plan and Hills and, of course, Oak Grove. Much of incorporate it into the city’s Comprehensive the area takes a Decatur mailing address Development Plan. A consultant team and zip code, though it is not in the City of led by the Department of Planning and Decatur. Community Development and Perkins+Will worked with residents, business owners, and At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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The annual Atlanta Pride celebration drew thousands of members of the LGTB community and its supporters to the streets of Midtown for the Pride Parade on Oct. 9. (Photos by Asep Mawardi) The second annual Oakhurst Porchfest was held in the Decatur neighborhood on Oct. 8 and saw local bands performing on the front porches and yards of homes. In the photo below, the band Rust peforms during the event. (Photo by Isadora Pennington)

Christie didn’t expect to find such luxurious living in a one-bedroom apartment, which she says “is plenty big” and comes with full services and amenities. She was also delighted to discover an abundance of activities designed for resident interests, including outings to local events. As a retired music teacher, she’s especially fond of going to the Atlanta Symphony and the opera. Along with more flexibility to spend her time as she chooses, Christie’s move to Canterbury Court has given her peace of mind knowing that on-site health services are available, should she ever need them. Call (404) 365-3163 to see our warm, inviting community and furnished model apartments, including our diamond collection one-bedroom residences. 3750 Peachtree Road, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30319 canterburycourt.org Canterbury Court is Atlanta’s first and foremost continuing care retirement community, non-profit, and committed to welcoming all people.

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If you’re traveling on the Downtown Connector in the evening, you might have noticed the giant, illuminated PEACHTREE sign on the bridge spanning the city’s most famous street between Ralph McGill Boulevard and Pine Stret. Central Atlanta Progress said the installation of the letters is part of an ongoing effort to makeover the city’s bridges. Pedestrians crossing Peachtree won’t just see the back of the letters; there are images of the city’s iconic buildings and attractions etched into the sign as well. (Photos courtesy Gene Phillips Photography)

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