Inside Choose me! Nonprofit promotes adopting shelter pets COMMUNITY 2
Cross it off Local dads create fatherchild ‘bucket list’ AROUND TOWN 5
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Plans being developed for ‘walkable’ Peachtree BY JOE EARLE
PATH400 construction under way soon
Now that the northern end of Peachtree Road has a new look, planners are turning their attention to the south. The Buckhead Community Improvement District, one of the groups behind the project, calls it the “Peachtree Transformation.” The plan is to add granite curbing, medians, trees, bike lanes, wide sidewalks and turn lanes, and bury utility lines in order to make Peachtree a more attractive and safer place to walk or bike. “Bicycles and beautification are a byproduct. It will be a safe and more reliable corridor first,” Buckhead CID Executive Director Jim Durrett said. The Buckhead CID has hired planners Kimley-Horn and Associates for $460,000 to take a new look at the plans for
Hidden gems ‘Phoenix Flies’ features historic places OUT & ABOUT 14
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Some neighborhoods concerned about burglaries, robberies
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Recent crimes around Buckhead and Brookhaven have neighborhoods on alert. Over the past few weeks, police reported several burglaries and pedestrian robberies in neighborhoods including Chastain Park, Peachtree Battle and Historic Brookhaven. There have been reports of burglars knocking on doors during the day to check if anyone is home. If someone answers the door, the visitors will claim to be selling door to door or say they are looking for someone. If there’s no answer, they’ll break into the home, homeowners believe.
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BY MELISSA WEINMAN
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Hayden Harris, 8, gets a trim, courtesy of barber Mike Newsome, at Thomas Barber Shop in West Paces Ferry Shopping Center on Feb. 15. The shop has been open since 1959, and is run by Walter “Tommy” Thomas, son of the founder, Gilmer Thomas.
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