Inside Watchful eye Businesses monitoring Peachtree Road construction COMMUNITY 3
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Are turnips in our future?
See candidates running on May 20 COMMENTARY 6
Library art exhibit captures facial expressions OUT & ABOUT 14
Standing tall Coaching youth baseball, saving trees, brings her joy MAKING A DIFFERENCE 16
Whitney Cook, left, and Brandon Webb shop for vegetable plants during Opening Day of the Peachtree Road Farmers Market on April 5. The market, in its eighth year, is open on Saturdays, and located at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road. More photos on page 2.
Details emerge about new charter school
‘Yumsters’ keep this food truck rolling
BY MELISSA WEINMAN
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Buckhead’s newest school is taking shape. The Atlanta Classical Academy, a charter school slated to open in August, announced it will locate at the Northside Drive campus of the Heiskell School once the private Christian school closes its doors this summer. “It’s an incredibly well-located facility that is currently a school, has been a school, so we’re certain it will function as a school. We’re thrilled to be there,” said Matthew Kirby, chairman of the school’s board of directors. Kirby said officials will lease the facility from the Heiskell family. He declined to disclose the cost of the lease. Atlanta Classical Academy will be a charter school, meaning it will be governed independently by a board of directors. Charter schools
Carson Young was not happy with his lunch options during his days working a 9-to-5 job in Atlanta. So when he went to Los Angeles with his mom and saw food trucks roaming the streets or parked to serve all types of food, his vision began to form. “It just clicked,” said the 30-year-old Buckhead resident and native. He drove his mom to three different trucks and told her he was going to bring one of his own to Atlanta. Five years later, Yumbii, Atlanta’s pioneer food truck, can be seen at multiple locations a day, with lines that sometimes include more than 100 hungry customers. Young, who has been deaf since birth, never received professional cooking or restaurant training. He simply had an idea and was determined to make it happen.
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