Central Atlanta Progress
University to spend $2.5 million for demolition effort, mum on longterm plans for Downtown site’s future
"We don't have that many old buildings left Downtown."
An ad is running on the “ABC SuperSign” in Times Square.
It might seem wise to invest in a campaign targeting people most likely to ride the Atlanta Streetcar: you know, Atlantans. But thankfully the city has done something more effective: keeping the streetcar fare-free through the end of this year.
Check out the route during this weekend’s Run the Rails event.
If everything had gone according to schedule, we’d all have been riding the Atlanta Streetcar for months now. While the start date for the light rail system is still uncertain, the track, stops, and other infrastructural elements are in place. To promote the (eventual) launch of the system, the City of Atlanta and Central Atlanta Progress are hosting a 5K race along the route this Saturday. The race is sponsored by Siemens, the manufacturer of the streetcars that will (eventually) glide through downtown Atlanta.
The streetcar’s not done yet, but the temporary shops along its route will open for business.
The much-anticipated, long-delayed Atlanta Streetcar won’t be cranking to life until August—at the earliest. But fourteen pop-up shops along the route are launching into gear tomorrow.
Good news: a construction milestone was achieved today. Bad news: it’s still unclear when the cars will start to run. Fun news: there’s a pop-up shop preview party on Saturday!
Sure, the project is over budget and behind schedule and the exact details of who’s going to run it remain in limbo, but today the Atlanta Streetcar project reached a construction milestone as the last track concrete was poured—at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Sweet Auburn.
“We strongly believe that the team belongs in the city of Atlanta.”
From the downtown booster organization: "We are hopeful that the Braves and the City will develop a scenario that will keep them at Turner Field far beyond 2016."
The not-so-magic movie secret of Anchorman 2
If you work in downtown Atlanta you know (a) it's impossible to just walk out and hail a taxi and (b) there's no such thing as a sidewalk newsstand around here.
The first ‘Streetcar Social’ takes place Thursday, April 11
As we've observed, while the Atlanta Streetcar offers huge future potential for shops and restaurants in the Edgewood/Auburn Ave. corridor, at the present, it's creating, if not nightmares, certainly a less-than-dreamy business environment.