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Planners considering City Center design style BY ANN MARIE QUILL City officials and their development partners are sifting through comments from a public meeting and an online survey to come up with a design style for the City Center and the accompanying performing arts center. Mayor Rusty Paul says there will be one more set of public input meetings regarding City Center plans and then “we’ve got to make a decision.” Once final drawings are in, the city will be able to determine the center’s cost. Paul has said the City Center, a mixeduse downtown district, will be a catalyst for redevelopment of Roswell Road. The project does have critics, who say it’s gotten too big. At the latest public input meeting, resident PatGo to pages ty Berkovitz asked 26-27 for a why the projtimeline on how ect had gotCity Center ten larger in scope and planning has cost since an evolved initial study completed about three years ago. “When communities go out and spend the kind of money we’re talking about, you always have a fairly large number of people who get worried about how much is this going to cost, how are you going to pay for it,” Paul said at his recent State of the City address. “Those are legitimate questions.” But, he said, there’s also a “tremendous amount of excitement around it.” Paul cited a poll the city conducted that he says showed more than 60 percent of Sandy Springs voters in favor of the project. He said the number against it dropped to 8 percent when they found out the city would try to raise private funds for the project.

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Left, Evangeline Gonzalez, 4, checks her Easter egg stash during the North Perimeter Optimist Club’s Egg Hunt event at Hammond Park on March 28. Right, the event, also sponsored by the Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department, gave youngsters aged 1-9 the opportunity to collect brightly colored eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny.

City issues permit for Glenridge Hall demolition BY ANN MARIE QUILL The executive director of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation calls it “extremely disappointing” that owners of Glenridge Hall took out a demolition permit for the historic mansion. Mark McDonald said the house should be saved for its historic and architectural value. “The house is an extensive work of architecture and is situated on a beautiful setting, representing an era of Atlanta growth and prosperity in the early 20th century,” he said. Sandy Springs city officials issued the permit on March 9. McDonald said the Georgia Trust in October placed Glenridge Hall on its list of “10 Places in Peril” after an announcement that the property was for sale SEE GLENRIDGE HALL, PAGE 6

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Ga. 400 trail could be suburbs’ path to the BeltLine BY ANN MARIE QUILL With help from PATH400 and the Georgia Department of Transportation, the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody could one day be connected via multiuse trails to Atlanta’s BeltLine. “Good stuff is happening with [PATH400],” Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead, said at a recent North Buckhead Civic Association meeting. With Phase 1 of the trail that runs along Ga. 400 complete from Lenox Road to Old Ivy Road, the SPECIAL organization is now working on The first phase of PATH400 is Old Ivy to Wieuca, with future complete, and Livable Buckhead has phases including Sidney Marcus a timeline to finish other portions to Miami Circle; Wieuca Road of the trail. To see a larger version, to Mountain Way Common; and go to ReporterNewspapers.net. Lenox Road to Peachtree Road via Tower Place Drive, and will eventually connect to the Atlanta BeltLine. terchange. Additionally in Brookhaven, work is Ed McBrayer, executive director of under way on a trail along the north fork the PATH Foundation, which is workof Peachtree Creek, which will eventuing on PATH400 with Livable Buckally stretch as far south as the place the head, said that his group met with BeltLine and PATH400 will converge, GDOT several weeks ago, and the transand as far north as Duluth. portation agency said it would not preBut with pressure from cities like clude provisions for trails in its plans. Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, who He said his group plans to meet with want to connect to the PATH400, that GDOT again soon. trail could also go north. McBrayer wrote in a recent column “There’s a lot of pressure now coming for Reporter Newspapers, “This interfrom Sandy Springs and Dunwoody to change divides Atlanta, Sandy Springs, connect in to [the trail],” Starling said. Dunwoody and Brookhaven into four “They are loving the idea of being able islands with virtually no safe connecto access PATH400 and get to the Belttion for pedestrians and cyclists. This is Line.” a perfect place to start knitting the reCity officials in Sandy Springs, Dungion back together on a human scale.” woody and Brookhaven as well as loHe said he’s hopeful that as the incal nonprofits and chambers have reterchange is being built, trails can be cently signed resolutions urging GDOT constructed along Ga. 400, extendto allow expansion of the trail network ing PATH400 and also east-west along through the Ga. 400/I-285 interchange. I-285. To extend north into the subur“I think there’s been a lot of interban cities, PATH400 will need to cross est from all different organizations and I-285, which requires the cooperation cities,” McBrayer said. “I haven’t heard of the Georgia Department of Transanybody that thinks it’s a bad idea, and portation, which is planning a major reI don’t think GDOT thought it was a vamping of the Ga. 400 and I-285 inbad idea.”

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Galambos honored Former Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos will receive the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust’s annual humanitarian award for 2015, the commission says. She is scheduled to receive the award April 17 at the Georgia Capitol during the state’s annual official “Day of Remembrance” for the victims of the Holocaust. Galambos championed the commission’s work and played an important role in bringing the exhibit “Anne Frank in the World: 19929-1945” to Sandy Springs, the commission said in a press release. She was named to the commission’s board in 2013. Galambos’ family fled Europe when she was young. Her husband, John Galambos, was liberated from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, the commission said in its release.

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Terri Moss says she sort of stumbled into boxing. “A friend of mine wanted to learn how to do it,” she said, so Moss, who had studied to be a teacher and ended up working in law enforcement, went along for a visit to a local boxing gym. “I just went in and worked out, and maybe three months later, I was still there and she was gone.” What was the appeal? “There’s something badass about being able to fight and being a girl,” Moss said with a laugh. Fifteen or so years after her introduction to boxing, Moss still hangs out at the gym. In fact, she owns the place now. The former pro champion boxer, known as “The Boss” in the ring, is boss of her own place, the Buckhead Fight Club, which is actually located in the basement of a shopping center on Buford Highway in Brookhaven. Now a 49-year-old grandmother, she trains other, younger fighters these days. But she keeps an assortment of padded gloves in a ringside gym bag and she says

she only officially retired from boxing about a year ago. “I gave my headgear to one of the boys,” she said. “This signifies my retirement.” Next month, Moss’ gym will host an international boxing event she says will attract Olympic-caliber women boxers from around the world. USA Boxing’s Women’s International Clash of Champions, scheduled April 20 through April 25, is set to bring teams of boxers from China, Bulgaria, the U.S. and other countries to compete in a round-robin tournament. About 40 athletes, including Americans Claressa Shields and Marlen Espinoza, both medalists in the 2012 Olympics, are scheduled to take part, Moss said. “It’s a big deal,” said Moss, who also puts together local “Corporate Fight Nights.” “Some of these boxers are going to be seen in the Olympics on television. We know that. We just can’t say which ones.” Moss said she intends to give the visiting fighters a taste of American boxThe club, located in the basement of a shopping center in Brookhaven, will host the USA Boxing’s Women’s International Clash of Champions in late April. Some of the participating athletes are Olympic medalists. JOE EARLE

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ing, “an all-American sports experience.” “American sports are huge,” Moss said. “[Sports] are large in other countries, too, but American sports have a certain level of excitement and noise and chaos.” She thinks her gym will show visiting boxers something different than what they’re used to. The atmosphere in her gym is different, she said, from the quiet, dignified boxing gyms she’s seen when traveling overseas. Her 15,000-square-foot facility is decorated with graffiti and bright streetart-style murals. Moss calls the décor “an urban American theme.” One recent morning, Sam and Dave’s “Hold On I’m Coming” and other rhythm-and-blues tunes blared from the PA. “There’s a lot in this little, bitty basement,” Moss said. “They’ll come down to this underground fight club in a parking lot on Buford Highway, the melting pot of Atlanta,” she said. “I hope to let them see what it feels like to be in America and an American boxer.”

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And while they’re there, she said, she plans to feed them home-cooked Mexican food, Philly-style cheesesteak sandwiches and breakfast from the International House of Pancakes. Moss came to boxing late. She was 36 years old when she made her pro debut, she said. Although some folks told her she was too old to box, she fought for five more years. “Some of us just love the sport,” she said. She named her gym after a cult movie and has decorated parts of it with quotes from the film, but she sees the Buckhead Fight Club as a family place. “Whole families spend every evening here,” she said. “A lot of it is because of the community that comes to this gym. I really think that because it’s run by women, it gives it a different vibe.” “I love being in the gym,” she said. And it shows. “I’m almost 50 years old,” she said, “and I skip around the gym like a little kid.”

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and “we felt like we had exhausted our efforts” with the owners. Ashton Woods Homes contracted to buy the property, which sits off Glenridge Drive and is divided by Abernathy Road. Mercedes Benz has announced it would relocate its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to a tract to the south of Abernathy. The Tudor Revival estate was built in 1929 on 400 acres of farmland by Thomas K. Glenn, a pillar of the Atlanta business community. In the 1980s, Glenn’s granddaughter, Frances Mayson, fought to preserve the property, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Mayson and her husband restored the home with the purpose of it being available to the public, and the home has been host to numerous charity functions and retreats through the years. The home and grounds have also been used in movies like “Driving Miss Daisy” and the TV show “The Vampire Diaries.” The home is known to represent Atlanta wealth. After the Civil War, it took about 20 years for the then-rural Sandy Springs to come back to pre-war agricultural prices. Wealthy Atlantans began to use Sandy Springs as a get-away location, as it was still fairly difficult to reach from the city of Atlanta. Families began building mansions as showcases, with Glenridge Hall being the remaining one in Sandy Springs. While its placement on the National Register doesn’t protect the property from demolition, McDonald said that conservation easements and other tax incentives could work as an incentive to save the property. He suggested that the building could continue to host special events while the land around it was developed. McDonald said he maintains a little hope that the building could be saved. “I never doubt that people can have conversions at the last minute,” he said. SS


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operate city-specific business associations under the umbrella for that purpose. Yet, instead of unifying, the splintering continues. A case in point is the recent Mercedes decision. The state did not involve any of the local business groups to lay groundwork for this project. Why? The state faced the same challenge we have. RUSTY What group could work objectivePAUL ly across jurisdictions to help Mercedes decide its best location? The GUEST COLUMN answer is: with so many organizations, no one! Instead, it relied on the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, which is based in Alpharetta. In fact, these two groups were engaged before the city government was involved because they were viewed as trustworthy, objective resources during the preliminary period when Mercedes was investigating several locations. Since Mercedes was primarily focused on the Perimeter market, wouldn’t it make sense to engage locally? Yes, but the state economic development team could not identify what entity best represented the Perimeter market. In the day-to-day operations of our cities, we encounter the same challenge. Without a unified voice to engage in conversation, we may simply make the best policy decisions we can without business input. If so, the result will be less than optimal. This is why I used my “State of the City” address to the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce to again urge the business community to lay aside its jurisdictional and territorial divisions and work together to create one group with one voice to speak for the overall business community. I appreciate this opportunity to utilize this printed space to make that appeal one more time. Rusty Paul is mayor of Sandy Springs.

On the record Read these articles from our other editions online at ReporterNewspapers.net. “The loop is closed. The journey is over. The flag now is where it should be.” –Buckhead resident John Maltby found a singed Georgia state flag in the ashes of E. Rivers Elementary School when the school burned in 1948. The flag now hangs outside the principal’s office at E. Rivers. Maltby told the story of its return during a ribboncutting ceremony for a new E. Rivers building. “It’s the gateway [to Brookhaven]. What do we want that image to be? A multi-story apartment building with dozens of balconies would not create an inviting entrance to the city.” –Resident Tim Morrison on plans for an apartment building in a mixed-use development on Peachtree Road. “We have spread out very far in the region, now we have to think about spreading up.” –Doug Hooker, executive developer of the Atlanta Regional Commission, on future development in the region.

“I love it. It turned out better than I thought it might. … I think they did pretty well.” –Buckhead businessman Charlie Loudermilk on the renovated park that bears his name. The triangular park is located at the intersection of Peachtree and Roswell roads. “This is a special piece of property. It’s our gateway. ... I’m suggesting something new. I’d like the city to explore dividing up that property and at least taking the front half of it for a linear park or green space. ... We haven’t even begun to imagine the possibilities for this site.” –Brookhaven City Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams, proposing the city look at working with developers and property owners of land on Ashford-Dunwoody Road to create a new city entrance.

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‘Yay! It’s spring!’ Let’s sing a gay little spring song (tra la la) This is the season to sing So I’d like to suggest That we all do our best And warble a song about spring. I lifted those lyrics from the movie “Bambi,” of course. I know you’ve watched the scene—it’s the one where all the woodland songbirds couple up and flutter among the sumptuously painted backdrop of a blossoming forest, singing so loudly and cheerfully that they awaken the sleeping owl. And doesn’t that scene capture exactly how we feel in our glorious Atlanta springtime? If we could flit along on the wing and alight on the branch of a budding cherry tree, and then perhaps, chirp out a happy little tune on behalf of the season, wouldn’t we? Or given the restraints of our wingless bodies, wouldn’t we like to step outside, stretch our legs, and at least clap our hands together and shout, “Yay! It’s spring!” and then maybe punctuate that emotion with a wee pirouette…? I think we would. Yet, having grown into adult sensibilities, we settle for walking with a spring in our step. Yes, I think that idiom is less about a wound-up piece of wire and more about a new season of budding colors and blossoming flowers. Because when springtime rolls around, we walk with the bounce of a fresh beginning. It’s the jubilance of warm breezes and Easter bunnies, of greening grass and nodding daffodils. It’s sort of a controlled inebriation. So I think Disney got that right— all creatures, whether walking on four legs or two, whether endowed with the gift of flight or not—celebrate spring in some way. And we humans, as the relatively inhibited species, find a way to greet the new season with joy, by soak-

ing in the ROBIN JEAN sun or cuddling up with MARIE CONTE an attractive companion, ROBIN’S NEST by reveling with composed exuberance. Here in metro Atlanta, we’ve had our dustings of snow, our pre-emptive closings, our few days of cold snaps. We haven’t been pummeled like those in Boston and the rest of the Northeast. No one in our fair city has dived from a second story balcony into 8-foot-deep snow drifts or skied down a powder-packed main thoroughfare…but that doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciate spring when it gets here. Our civil Southern climate is why we live here, after all. So take a look around and you’ll see it: the spring of spring. It’s there when we walk our dogs and drive our kids to soccer practice. It’s beneath the lights that are strung cunningly across the outdoor patio of a neighborhood restaurant, where we laugh and dine and clink wine glasses together. It’s in the jogs around Piedmont Park and the tills in the backyard garden. That spring is there even when we’re lounging at an outdoor concert or standing in the yard with a cold beer, greeting the neighbors. When the dogwoods bloom and the azaleas burst and the entire city is filled with fluffs of color, that’s when we smile broadly and sing our own little spring song. Robin Conte is a writer and mother of four who lives in Dunwoody. She can be contacted at robinjm@earthlink.net.

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While Mercedes has plans to bring and employ hundreds in Sandy Springs, those employees may not be able to afford to live in the area, and have been scouting locations like Alpharetta and Crabapple. “In Sandy Springs we have an abundance of housing for upper income, and an abundance for lower rental income,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul. “We’ve heard from Mercedes families that they can’t afford to live in Sandy Springs.” Paul said that points to a larger problem for the city and its workers overall, and that the lack of affordable workforce housing contributes to traffic congestion. “What’s missing is owner-occupied housing in Sandy Springs that police, firefighters, teachers, nurses and medical personal can afford to live in,” he said. “This is a major issue; our congestion issues are built around the fact that an overwhelming number of people who work here live elsewhere. Our population of 100,000 grows to 200,000 during the day. If we could create an environment where employees could live in Sandy Springs, that would have an enormous impact on traffic congestion.” A look at Atlanta Regional Commission housing statistics shows Sandy Springs dominating metro-area ZIP codes for three-year average home prices from 2012 to 2014. In the 30327 ZIP code area, which includes Sandy Springs, the average home price was $691,467. In the 30342 area, it was $401,971. ARC’s Executive Director Doug Hooker echoed the need for affordable housing during a recent Perimeter Business Alliance luncheon. He said that areas like Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Dunwoody that are striving to become more walkable and mixed-use friendly need to have folks who work in the communities living there as well. “Our charge is how do we get more af-

fordable housing in those communities, so the retail workers that work at Perimeter can afford to live close,” he said. Paul said that while there’s no firm plan in Sandy Springs yet, he and other members of the council are exploring solutions. “Part of it is how we work with developers,” he said. “What kind of incentives can we offer to get them to sell at lower price points.” He explained that the problem can be complex because the goal to not drive down real estate also exists. Hooker pointed to MARTA’s transitoriented development program as another solution. The transit agency is looking at created mixed-use developments around its stations, and is requiring that 20 percent of the residential units on a property qualify as workforce/affordable housing. A study for development at the Brookhaven MARTA station said the 2013 median income for the Atlanta region is $66,300, which means a family of four with a $53,000 income per year qualifies for workforce housing. The study claimed that income was comparable to the average starting salary of a Brookhaven police officer. Jack Honderd, a member of the Brookhaven Peachtree Community Alliance, a group whose goal is to guide development, said that striving toward more workforce housing is going to be a challenge in Brookhaven, where apartments and small houses are being torn down to make way for high-end rental units and larger homes. He said a variety of housing “creates vibrant, stable neighborhoods," and that the community benefits when, for example, its police are living in its neighborhoods. Paul added, “Not only is [providing affordable housing] a matter of doing what I think is the right thing, it makes sure folks who work here can live here.”


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Snapshot: Recent single-family home sales Sandy Springs: 30350 Avg Sold Price $260,756 Sandy Springs: 30328 Avg Sold Price $314,404 Sandy Springs: 30342 Avg Sold Price $527,400 Buckhead: 30305 Avg Sold Price $572,578 Buckhead: 30327 Avg Sold Price $1,016,132 Brookhaven: 30319 Avg Sold Price $434,394 Dunwoody: 30338 Avg Sold Price $375,562

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Buckhead’s strong reputation means quick, easy home sales CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 home” as one priced at over $1 million, but the median price of the 918 transacbuy a beautifully renovated ranch in tions in Buckhead over the 12 months north Buckhead for $1 million, but I ending in February was $1,667,961. think the price point where the upper “In the last 12 months, bracket begins now is $2.2 290 homes have sold for to $2.4 million. Homes at over $1 million, in conthis price point will be in trast to 255 homes over $1 the most desirable neighmillion selling in the preborhoods, with nice lots, ceding 12 months,” Rogtop-of-the-line amenities ers said. and large square footage.” Rogers said the progress Reed said upper brackat Buckhead Atlanta has reet condos are selling at reinforced homeowner conficord prices per foot, with a dence in Buckhead. three-bedroom penthouse “As rents increase in at Terminus selling for $2 commercial space, Buckmillion. head residential property Another change from also continues to increase 10 years ago that Reed has in value, and the increased noticed is that buyers are Michael Rogers number of retail and dinlooking for high quality. ing establishments brought “Really high-finish levels, by Buckhead Atlanta and surrounding custom-imported hardware, luxe bath commercial developments increase the fixtures, commercial- grade systems are rich array of amenities offered to Buckall more important than during our last head homeowners boom,” Reed said. in close proximity “Named archito their residences,” tects are a big draw, Rogers said. pools, steam showHe said Buckers, and wine celhead would remain lars are in higher a draw for home demand than ever, buyers because it while theaters are has larger lot sizes less popular. Buyers than many neighare also more energy borhoods inside and environmentalthe city of Atlanly conscious. Buyers ta, access to excelwould rather have a lent restaurants and whole house generaworld-class shoptor than a sixth bedThe Heery Brothers ping opportunities, room.” high-testing public Michael Rogelementary schools and nationally recers, president of Dorsey Alston Realtors, ognized private schools. said most people still define a “luxury

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“My favorite part about living here is the flexibility to be as active and sociable as I want!” Meet Christie Kinsaul, who moved to Canterbury Court to downsize and simplify her life. Little did she know how much she would love her new lifestyle. “Maintaining a two-story townhouse and everything in it was taking considerable time and effort. I was ready for some changes, and I wanted to make the move on my own terms.” 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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“Stories by the Springs” Thursday, April 16, 3:30-7 p.m. – Heritage Sandy Springs presents an inaugural Storytelling Festival, featuring performances, workshops and activites. Open to all ages. Free. Heritage Sandy Springs, 6110 Bluestone Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. Go to: www.heritagesandysprings.org, call 404-851-9111 ext. 4 or email events@heritagesandysprings.org for additional details.

Homeschool Enrichment Program Monday, April 20, 5 p.m. – The Sandy Springs Homeschool Enrichment Program holds a meeting open to the public at the Sandy Springs Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. For more information, visit: www.SandySpringsHomeschool.org.

COMMUNITY

Holocaust Remembrance Day

“The Civil War & the Forging of Character” Wednesday, April 15, 6-8 p.m. – On the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, The Lovett School presents the final lecture in “The Civil War and the Forging of Character,” a four-year lecture series presented by Lovett to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the Battle of Atlanta. Reservations required. Go to: www.lovett.org or call 404-262-3032, ext. 1717 to learn more and to register.

Friday Night Hikes April 17, 7:30 p.m. – The Dunwoody Na-

ture Center, normally closed at sundown, will host a night hike featuring stargazing, hot cocoa and a fire. 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Free. Go online to www.dunwoodynature.org /Friday-Night-Hikes or call 770394-3322 for more information.

Artsapalooza Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., – Celebrate the arts with the annual Sandy Springs Artsapalooza art sale. The event features the artwork of 150 artists and will have food trucks, children’s activities and live music. Continues April 19, 11 a.m.6 p.m. 6100 Lake Forrest Dr., NE, Sandy Springs, 30328. Go online to www.sandyspringsartsapalooza.com or call 404-873-1222 to learn more.

Evening in the Garden

Sunday, April 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. – The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) invites the entire community to come together and remember the victims of the Holocaust with a special program commemorating Yom HaShoah (or Day of Holocaust Remembrance) at the MJCCA’s Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden. Free. Rain or shine. MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. For more information, visit www.atlantajcc. org, or call 678-812-4161.

Saturday, April 18, 7 p.m. – Garden Hills Elementary School holds its 26th annual Evening in the Garden fundraiser at MercedesBenz of Buckhead. Includes both silent and live auctions, dancing, and food catered by local Buckhead restaurants. Tickets: $60 in advance; $75 at the door. Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, 2799 Piedmont Rd., NE, Atlanta, 30305. For tickets or sponsorship information, visit: www. eveninginthegarden.com.

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Lemonade Days Wednesday, April 15, 4-10 p.m. – The an-

nual Lemonade Days festival returns to Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. The event features rides, food, performances,and vendors. Continues April 16, 4 p.m.- 10 p.m., April 17, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m., April 18, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., and April 19, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 4770 North Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, 30338. Suitable for all ages. Free. Go online to www.dunwoodylemonadedays.org or call 770-668-0401 for more details.

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Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department, along with the High Country Outfitters, Inc., hosts the Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Intro & Demo Day to introduce the communi-


ty to paddling as a life sport emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for entry levels. Morgan Falls Overlook Park, 450 Morgan Falls Rd., Sandy Springs, 30350. Free, children welcome with adult supervision. Pre-registration requested. Visit: www.highcountryoutfitters.com for details.

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emy invites all members of the Atlanta community – runners, walkers and spectators – to its 33rd annual Pace Race. The Pace Mile begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Pace Race 5K at 9 a.m. Register, sign waivers and make payments online at: www.paceacademy.org/pacerace. For more information, contact Juli Owens at juliowens@bellsouth.net or Cara Lubin at bambi5226@aol.com.

Dance Party & Potluck Sunday, April 19, 4-7 p.m. – The Atlanta

Cajun Zydeco Association celebrates spring with a dance party featuring Zydeco tunes and Cajun jitterbug, waltzes and two-steps. Bring a dish and/or a beverage to share. Garden Hills Community Center, 337 Pinetree Dr., NE, Atlanta, 30305. $5 entry. To find out more go to: www.aczadance.org, email: info@aczadance.org or call 877-338-2420.

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Organ Music Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m. – Organ virtuosa Gail Archer plays a program of music from many historic periods, including works based on familiar hymn tunes, Baroque and Romantic fireworks, and more. Free. St. Phillp Episcopal Cathedral, 2744 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30305. For additional details, call 404-365-1000 or visit stphilipscathedral.org.

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Friday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. – Check out LaAmistad’s annual talent show, which attracts tal-

ent from all over the area. Event provides an opportunity to showcase talents by letting your child or group shine in the spotlight in front of peers, family and the local community. Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for children under 12. The Lodge in The Summit Room, 3417 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, 30305. For more information go to: www.laamistadinc.org.

Curtains, the Musical Friday, April 17, 8 p.m. – Act3 Productions closes its 2014-2015 season by presenting Cur-

tains, a comedy set in 1959. Curtains is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone, with book by Rupert Holmes, lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander. Additional lyrics are by Kander and Holmes. Show continues through May 9. Tickets: $15-$28. Purchase them at: www.act3productions.org. Act3 Playhouse, 6285-R Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. Questions? Call 770-241-1905.

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BY ART HUCKABEE Spring has sprung. It’s time to get back in tune with nature. It’s time to get healthy. What say we do both by having a burger and fries? Never has the classic all-American combo made one feel so environmentally friendly and downright healthy, than does the one at Farm Burger, the local chain that combines the everlasting gourmet burger craze with the ever trendy farm-totable craze. This place is craze-ee popular. Who knew that there were so many health nuts eating burgers? There’s usually a line. You’ll need the time to scan the five or six menus that adorn the walls. Paper menus are available which make it easier to navigate the array of choices. The basic premise is to build a burger. Choose from 100 percent grass-fed beef or chicken or veggie quinoa, and top it with over 30 condiments ranging from roasted garlic to oxtail marmalade. If that’s too many choices there are six pre-decided “Blackboard Burgers” as well. Order at the bar, get a number, and

find a table. The food arrives quickly. Our burger purist ordered a plain cheeseburger. He pronounced it as awesome. He’s 12. The grass-fed beef is very lean, so if you’re a medium-well- to well -done carnivore, you might want to dial the level of doneness back a notch to avoid arid burger syndrome. We tried the “Blackboard Burgers.” The No.1 Farm Burger had aged Vermont white cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and FB sauce, a riff on Thousand Island dressing. The beef held up surprisingly well under the flavor bomb of cheese and sweet. Dry-aged beef has a beefier, slightly funky note. The No. 6 was another beef patty adorned with bacon, a sunny side up egg, pepper jack cheese and Salsa Verde. The egg and the green sauce made the burger, adding moisture and flavor. The No. 4 chicken burger was the hit of the meal. A juicy chicken patty was dressed with smoked Gouda, kale coleslaw, crispy onions and a sherry-date barbecue sauce.

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The flavors from the cheese and barbecue sauce, and the textures from the slaw and onions made this a memorable dish. The No. 2, the veggie quinoa burger, was a slightly dry patty, soft in texture and lacking that satisfying chew that one associates with a burger. The mixed greens, marinated beets, balsamic onions and garlic aioli helped both texture and flavor, but the letdown was palpable from the burger lover in our crowd who had gone veggie for the cause. There are a myriad of sides, salads and soup. The fries had good crunch and the right amount of seasoning. The onion rings were more breading than onion; only three came in an order of fries ‘n rings.

Thank goodness they weren’t a hit. The sweet potato fries were limp, begging for texture. The Farm Burger Soup was an amalgam of lentils, carrots, potato, sweet potato, squash, onion and Swiss chard, with a dollop of sour cream. It had a nice homey taste and would be a good choice on a cool spring day. The Superfood Salad was lacinato kale, also known as black kale, beets, pecans, roasted carrots, caramelized onions, dried cranberries, tahini dressing and nutritional yeast, which is often used as a cheese substitute. You know this dish is good for you from the first bite, and it was surprisingly tasty as well needing perhaps a little more tahini dressing and a dash more acidity. There’s an interesting beer selection and a handful of wines. Milkshakes and floats made with Morelli’s gourmet ice cream are also available. We didn’t order any as we were there for only the healthy stuff. Farm Burger has locations in Decatur, Dunwoody and Buckhead. For more information, visit farmburger.net. Art Huckabee is one of Yelp’s Elite Reviewers, as well as a pilot, gourmet cook and food lover. Send feedback to atlantafoodwriter@gmail.com.

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Quick Bites: News you can eat Buckhead Restaurant Week will be held April 18-26. Brunch, lunch and dinner cuisine from participating restaurants will be available on $15, $25 or $35 prix fixe menus. Prices are per person and exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity. Visit atlantarestaurantweeks.com to see a full list of participating restaurants. Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Brookhaven was chosen as Irish Pub of the Year by the Irish Pubs Global Federation based in Dublin. “The Irish Pub of the Year award is given to the inspirational pub which has reached benchmark standards that should inspire others,” said John Byrne, CEO of Irish Pubs Global Federation. “Olde Blind Dog meets those standards.” SweetWater Brewery and United Distributors recently presented a check for $55,547 to The Giving Kitchen. The brewery’s partnership with The Giving Kitchen dates back to 2013 when the two organizations came together to brew Second Helping, a juniper IPA to raise funds for the organization. The Giving Kitchen is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting restaurant industry workers who have experienced some sort of unanticipated emergency or hardship. For more, visit thegivingkitchen.org. Brookhaven’s The Cook’s Warehouse will close in mid-April after a slump in sales. CEO Mary Moore said, “We opened our second store in Brookhaven in 2002. This location has not kept up with the growth of our other stores – Midtown, Decatur and East Cobb. With a growing need for additional retail and teaching space, as well as increased demand for parking with better ingress/egress, I determined it best to not resign our lease.” Moore said she was seeking another location, possibly in Brookhaven.

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New Japanese restaurant Doraku Sushi is open at Buckhead Atlanta offering a “refined twist” on traditional Japanese fare, drawing inspiration from Asian and Latin flavor profiles. For more, visit buckhead-atl.com. Glaze, a “doughnuts, bacon and barista shop,” will open in Brookleigh Market in Brookhaven this June, according to Atlanta Magazine. Fifth Group Restaurants plans to open new locations of South City Kitchen and La Tavola Trattoria. South City Kitchen will occupy 6,000 square feet on the first floor of the 3350 Peachtree building in Buckhead. The company is also looking to open a new 4,500 to 6,500-squarefoot La Tavola Trattoria location in a yet-to-be-decided “metro-Atlanta neighborhood.” Sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne have opened Georgetown Cupcake Buckhead at 267 East Paces Ferry Road. For more, visit georgetowncupcake.com.

Buckhead restaurants take top spots on new Zagat list On March 10, Zagat, the restaurant review website, released its new list of Atlanta’s 50 best eateries for 2015. Buckhead restaurants claimed six of the top 10 spots. Here’s Zagat’s new top 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Bone’s Restaurant (Buckhead) Aria (Buckhead) Antico Pizza Napoletana (Home Park) Umi Buckhead (Buckhead) Chops Lobster Bar (Buckhead) Pampas Steakhouse (Johns Creek) Tomo Japanese Restaurant (Buckhead) Fogo de Chao Churrascaria (Buckhead) 9. Rathbun’s (Inman Park) 10. Bacchanalia (West Midtown) Source: zagat.com/best-restaurants/atlanta

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Yelpers have some suggestions when you crave Thai food Editor’s note: Yelp is a website and a mobile app – free to use – that connects you with local businesses, organizations and events. Reporter Newspapers has partnered with Yelp for a monthly feature on Yelper’s favorite eats, treats and more in Reporter Newspapers communities. Yelp Associate Regional Marketing Director Colleen Burns compiled this list. When you're craving Thai food, nothing else will do. Spicy and creamy curries, oodles of noodles, and fried rice with pineapple and raisins. If you're not familiar, the complexity of the cuisine will amaze you.

Buckhead Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft - 1745 Peachtree St. NE, 30309.

Boasting a wide variety of Thai cuisine, the menu offers a selection to please just about every palate, but not so many items that you're overwhelmed. Don't miss their Mieng Kum, a popular item. Annie’s Thai Castle - 3195 Roswell Road NE, 30305. Serving ATL for 25 years, and yes, you can actually meet Annie! Go for the coconut soup, stay for curries.

Brookhaven The One Sushi + - 2523 Caldwell Rd. NE, 30319. The + equals so much more than just sushi, including various Thai flavors. Everything is made fresh daily in house, using seasonal ingredients sourced lo-

cally when possible. They rotate menu items frequently, so stop in various occasions to experience unending options. Bua - 705 Town Boulevard, 30319. "Bua" which means "lotus" in Thai language, has Yelpers crazy about the drunken noodles - "they are a must if you are a Thai noodle fan."

Dunwoody Singha Thai - 5554 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., 30338. Extensive Thai cuisine with sushi on the side. Looking for a spicy treat? Check out the basil duck or spicy catfish. Simply Thai - 4639 N. Shallowford Rd., 30338.

With lunch specials for under $10, this place is sure to curb your cravings. Buy any three beers and get the fourth one free, but don't forget to enjoy the Thai tea.

Sandy Springs Erawan Organic Thai - 7537 Roswell Rd., 30350. The crew at Erawan have been cooking original Thai cuisine spanning 15 years. You like it hot? Ask for Thai hot, and indeed, they will make it spicy! Bangkok Thyme - 4969 Roswell Rd. NE, 30342. Perfect setting for a girls’ night out or even a getaway with your significant other, enjoy the Happy Hour Specials from 5 to 7 p.m. daily.

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Sandy Springs City Center plans

Draft master plan concepts presented – September 2012 Goody Clancy presents draft master plan concepts, citing a community vision gathered from input meetings of promoting community interaction, expanding green spaces, inviting spontaneous fun, nurturing a unique local identity and walkability. Mixed-use neighborhoods, expanding parks, arts attractions and events, and encouraging investment become strategies of the project. The draft plan said a civic center should include community meeting space, city offices and a cultural venue. The plan depicted several possible 10-15 year scenarios.

City adopts a Phase 1 implementation plan – January 2013

City buys land for center of future downtown – 2008

The Sandy Springs City Council adopted Phase 1 of the City Center implementation plan, expected to take as long as a decade and costing about $84 million. Phase 1 includes the area north of Hammond Drive and west of Roswell Road. This phase includes land acquisitions, road improvements, construction of the Marsh Creek stormwater facility, green space and civic center construction.

The city of Sandy Springs buys a 7-acre tract of land at Sandy Springs Circle, Johnson Ferry Road and Mount Vernon Highway to serve as the center for a downtown area. That land had contained a Target, a Marshall’s and a Goodwill store.

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City Manager John McDonough and thenMayor Eva Galambos pose with a bulldozer on Feb. 21, 2013, in front of a house the city bought and demolished to make way for a road for the City Center.

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2013 City Council adopts City Center Master Plan – December 2012

Presentation and input meetings begin – May 2012

The Sandy Springs City Council on Dec. 18, 2012, adopted the Goody Clancy City Center master plan that incorporated the ideas presented in the draft master plan as well as short- and long-term goals. The plan called for greenspace; a walkable area; a civic center with city offices; community meeting space and a cultural venue; and a centralized stormwater retention area.

Design firm Goody Clancy kicked off a series of public meetings over several months to present and gather information on what the public might want in a city center. The initial presentation said the core goal of the project was “enhanced community-wide livability and competitiveness.” The firm said communities were moving away from working in the city and living in the suburbs to places where people could live, work and play, all in one place. The presentation said a city hall should contain civic functions as well as a place for public gatherings and cultural performances, and a town green. It suggested utilizing a public/private partnership to fund the development.

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Eric Bern at his studio at 161 Mount Vernon Highway.

City acquires, condemns land for City Center – February 2014 The Sandy Springs City Council in February 2014 voted to purchase Eric Bern Studio at 161 Mount Vernon Highway so that it could extend Blue Stone Road, connecting the future City Center to Heritage Sandy Springs. The city agreed to pay $1 million for the property, as well as an additional $137,000 for moving and relocation expenses. In March 2014, the council voted to authorize the use of eminent domain to acquire property that was leased by Master Kleen dry cleaning. Master Kleen’s owner, Will Smith, had been vocal in his opposition to the city acquiring the property. His family had operated the business at that location for more than four decades. SS


COMMUNITY City seeks public input on City Center look – March 2015 Carter/Selig chosen as City Center master developer – June 2014 The city council in June 2014 unanimously approved entering into a 90-day negotiation period with Carter/Selig Enterprises to become its development partner in the Phase 1 implementation of the center’s master plan. The master developer is responsible for developing and managing the retail, private office and residential component of the project, including planning, design, financing, permitting, construction, sales and leasing, and ongoing management. Carter/Selig consists of Carter real estate development firm heading up the residential aspect of the mixed-use development, while Selig Enterprises leads the retail component.

Sandy Springs hears presentations on performing arts center – July 2014 In July, consulting firm C.H. Johnson gave a presentation on findings from a performing arts center feasibility study, suggesting that the city could support a 1,000-seat venue as part of the future City Center. Later that month George Bushey, with City Center architect Rosser International, presented the council with options for a venue that varied in seat number and amenities. Total City Center project cost at this point was expected to be around $196 million. The city also hosted a public input meeting for members of the community to provide input on a performing arts center.

Before final design plans for the City Center are released, the city held a public meeting as well as posted an online survey to ask for residents’ preferences on how the development should look. Planners showed examples of mostly glass facades, brick facades and a combination of both. Rosser’s George Bushey, the lead architect for the civic and performing art centers, went over some of the key components of the projects, including a smaller studio theater that will double as city council chambers, upscale features in the performing arts center, and a five-story government building. City officials said they received more than 500 responses to the online survey.

2014 City holds Marsh Creek open house – June 2014 The city of Sandy Springs held an open house for the Marsh Creek stormwater facility, hoping to convince the public that it is a project to treat stormwater, reduce storm flooding and add to green space. But resident Patti Berkovitz, who serves on the Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs, said during the meeting that the organization had concerns about the site. She said that water should be retained on the site they are generated from, and that this project was serving as a detention pond to benefit city center developers.

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2015 City Council OKs performing arts center up to 1,000 seats – August 2014 On Aug. 2, 2014, the city council gave the go-ahead to developers to proceed with City Center planning that includes a performing arts center up to 1,000 seats. The adopted resolution also contained a tentative City Center site plan that includes one building with government offices, meeting space and the performing arts center, as well as a parking deck, city green and a separate mixed-use development including residential, restaurants and shops. An Oct. 7 charette of local arts, education and nonprofit groups as well as businesses asked what kind of performing arts facility and meeting space they could potentially use. The projects seemed to garner support. Group leaders said the community needed meeting space and a hub for performances and activities.

The adopted resolution supports a tentative City Center site plan that includes one building for government offices and a performing arts center, as well as green space and a mixed-use development.

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Capt. Steve Rose moves to new postion in south district They finally caught up with me. After nine years, on April 13, I will be moving from the community affairs role to the district commander’s spot in the south district. Your new community affairs captain will be Captain David Roskind: droskind@sandyspringsga.gov. The south district begins at Johnson Ferry Road and incorporates everything south. For those of you living in that area, I’ll be your contact. As far as this column, I’m not yet sure what its fate will be. I enjoy doing it, and there are four, maybe five, of you who actually read it. I’ll see what I can do to keep it going. I would like to provide my Twitter handle. I was asked to create one, and my new role is a good opportunity to

Police Blotter This information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.

The following incidents and arrest are some, but not all, of the police reports filed through March 26. BU RGLA RY  Cedar

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and apparently discovered that the resident was the home, in bed. The resident heard his bedroom door slam shut, which was probably when the burglar discovered the resident’s presence. There was evidence of forced entry on the back door. The front door (and rear) were found open by the resident. This burglary is beCONTINUED ON PAGE 30

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block of Northridge Road - The resident said that on March 23 some entered the apartment, probably through an unlocked window, and took several items including a 42-inch TV, class ring, HP Table and a Toshiba laptop.

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block of Sandy Springs Circle Someone shattered the front door to a bakery sometime between 5:30 p.m. March 23 and 4 a.m. March 24. The only item taken was an iPad.

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ing investigated to see if it is connected with the arrest of Anthony Eden, who wrecked his car following a short pursuit when officers found him on Riverside Drive and believe that he was in the area burglarizing (and attempting to burglarize) homes.

A S S AULTS  Glenridge

Drive -- Cops answered another domestic call on. They were told by a 53-year old woman that her live-in boyfriend took the car they shared and he was intoxicated. She said the boyfriend choked and pinned her down a month ago. She said she didn’t report it because she believed he was getting better. The boyfriend was not on the scene. No arrest was made at that time.

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woman contacted police who met her and heard the following: She and her [assumed boyfriend] were in an argument over if or not she should get an abortion. During the argument, she told him that she wanted out of the car they were driving. He slammed on the brakes which caused an accident with the two cars behind him. She was allowed to leave with someone else and he was cited for Improper Stopping on the Roadway.

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block of Roswell Road - A man

reported that on March 23 he was engaged in a warm-up session prior to an amateur hockey match and was in the phase called “stick time.” Another player began to prod him by “cross checking” and finally hit him with the part of the stick between his hands. And, well some punches were thrown.  The

went to see a woman at her home to discuss a civil matter. He said he and the woman eventually had sex, either before, after, or during the discussion. The topic of the civil matter eventually came up again and, according to the man, the woman grabbed him by the throat, cursed at him, and pushed him against the door frame. Then, he finished getting dressed and walked outside to meet the cops who he had called. He said the woman took $28 from his wallet but then gave it back to him when the officers showed.

victim said if this had occurred during regular play, he would not have made the complaint due to “hockey etiquette,” but it was uncalled for and therefore a criminal act since it had occurred before. The Read more of the Police Blotter online at other player was www.reporternewspapers.net gone.

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once again amateurs playing like they’re pros, soon find out that we all have to go to work the next morning so let’s not all get caught up in silliness. Regardless of how good you think you are, the NHL isn’t going to be calling to see if they could place you in the draft.

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reports of persons filing taxes and finding out that someone had used their Social Security numbers.

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The woman choked him out, cursed at him and slammed him against the wall. That, coupled with a discussion of a civil matter and having sex, is apparently a series of topics and events that must be handled carefully. On the other hand, I know guys who will pay $500 for that. Strange world.

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met with a 50-year old woman who said her ex-husband had planted numerous cameras throughout her home and was monitoring her phone and computer. She showed the officer a painting where a camera was concealed, only there was no camera.

She said her husband was involved in a scam by way of fraudulently billing Americans for horoscope services they were not using. The woman and officer walked through the home, she, pointing out cameras that didn’t exist, and the officer pretending that he doesn’t know they don’t. She finally asked him to remove the cameras and the officer, who at this point, had not commented on the cameras that didn’t exist, finally told her there were no cameras to remove. She cursed him out and ordered him to leave her home—banished forever he is!  1100

block of Hammond Drive -- A man reported that on March 25 he and his two friends were taken to the location via taxi. They man got out to get the money and paid a $20 fare. According to him, the driver wanted $2 extra for the extra passenger. He gave the driver $2. According to him, the driver threw the money back at him and ran over his foot. The taxi driver denied running over him. The officer noted the man slightly limped as he walked to him. The driver said the man used a credit card that was declined which is what started the argument. Anyway, the officer said the limp seemed maybe not so real, but what was real was the warrant officers found had been issued for the man’s arrest. He later was arrested.

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since 1968

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3164 Peachtree Rd, NE Atlanta, GA 30305 sterlingsilver@beverlybremer.com www.beverlybremer.com

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