The grocery store has renovated, connected to the BeltLine, and put up a new mural
Disco. Hipster. Kosher. Murder. Atlantans have a penchant for nicknaming their Kroger stores. That last moniker was bestowed on the Ponce de Leon Avenue location after a deadly 1991 shooting in its parking lot. The name has stuck; there’s even a Twitter handle.Read more
Although the city has one of the biggest cohorts of college-educated 25-to-34-year-olds, it hasn’t drawn young grads at the same rate as other major cities
If you were to stroll along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail on a Friday evening, stop for dinner at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, or take in a concert on the lawn at the Fourth Ward Skate Park, you’d be convinced that Atlanta is teeming with young creative and professional types. And if you walked a little farther and saw the apartment buildings mushrooming along the trail, you’d probably conclude that even more youthful residents are on their way.Read more
Check out new stores at Buckhead Atlanta and the first retail at Krog Street Market
Warby Parker, the affordable-hip eyewear brand, opened at Buckhead Atlanta on Sunday, as did Moncler. And across town at Krog Street Market, the first retail store, Collective, also opened.Read more
Hundreds of visual and performing artists are taking part in the exhibition, which runs through November
Now in its fifth year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the largest temporary public art exhibition in the Southeast, according to Elan Buchen, the BeltLine’s coordinator for art and design. This year, visual arts installations stretch not only along the Eastside Trail but also along six more miles of future BeltLine trails along the southeast and westside corridors.Read more
The week after Susan McCoy spoke at a Cobb County Commission meeting, her picket fence was torched.
East Cobb lawyer Susan McCoy hoped “something exciting” would happen when she asked the feds to investigate Cobb County’s bond deal with the Atlanta Braves. “I didn’t realize that would be my garden and fence burning up,” she said.Read more
Who else made the top 10? Here’s a hint: Gwinnett
According to a new study by the consumer finance website NerdWallet, the worst commutes in metro Atlanta are along the 78 corridor, topped by Loganville, Snellville, and Lawrenceville.Read more
The illustrations, which were created to show the stadium’s scale, will be followed by drawings of the actual site at a later date.
It’s been a busy season for the Atlanta Braves and their future home in Cobb County. The past few weeks have seen heavy machinery on the ground, and last night, the development team for the $400 million mixed-use complex was formally announced. Today, new images of the stadium were released–and although we have to admit that a few of them are rather stunning, it’s important to realize that nothing pictured is official.Read more
In case you missed it, the new Atlanta Braves stadium site is under construction. See what it looks like right now.
The original start date was July 15, but heavy machinery has been up and running for a month.
The Atlanta Braves’ up-and-down streakiness has left them one game behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East (at least, that is, until the Nats play tonight). In the midst of this season’s roller-coaster ride, some may have forgotten about the team’s new stadium in Cobb County set to open in 2017. And the warm and fuzzy feelings from the weekend’s Hall of Fame inductions of Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux might have just been enough to put outrage about the planned relocation on the back burner for most fans. (We stress: Most; not all.)Read more
Researchers predict the formation of a mega region. Welcome to Char-lanta, y’all.
Here’s my new favorite fact about our sprawl: the 28-county region that the U.S. Census bureau considers to be metro Atlanta has a bigger land area than the entire state of Massachusetts (8,376 square miles vs. 7,800).Read more