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A Parisian-style theater and speakeasy opens at Underground Atlanta

A 6,000-square-foot theater and speakeasy, Pigalle will bring the sexy, whimsical, bohemian vibes of Paris on Ponce with unique entertainment and decor. “Almost every Atlanta native has a story that begins with Underground Atlanta,” owner Nicolette Valdespino says in a press release. “Our destination has been a staple in Atlanta for more than 25 years. To us, there was no better setting for our next location than Underground Atlanta—a place that fosters unique synergies between creatives and artists.”

Goodbye, Peachtree Road: Pop Icon Elton John’s Buckhead condo is available for $5M

One of the most successful solo musicians in history is leaving Atlanta, his home base since the early 1990s. As much as we hate to see him go, his art-filled, Architectural Digest-featured penthouse is now on the market for some lucky buyer. For just under $5 million, you could have the coveted views and 13,336 square feet to entertain in style like the “Tiny Dancer” singer.

Enjoy a Buckhead “staycation” at the newly redeveloped Phipps Plaza

 The word “staycation” rose to popularity in the early aughts, earning a spot in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary in 2009. The idea of vacationing in one’s hometown remains alluring, as it requires less pre-planning than...
Holeman & Finch Public House Review

Review: The new Holeman & Finch is less offal, but still pretty good

Fifteen years ago, a somewhat hidden South Buckhead gastropub became a local and national sensation, based on an approach to food and drink that made it one of the coolest culinary kids in town. But yesterday’s Holeman & Finch is not today’s Holeman & Finch.
WABE host Rose Scott

WABE host Rose Scott sounds a lot like Atlanta

If there’s an Atlantan with something interesting to say, there’s a good chance they’ve said it to Rose Scott. Her radio program, Closer Look, which airs live every weekday afternoon on local NPR member station WABE, hosts a vibrant cross-section of the city’s movers and shakers, interviewed by Scott herself. “I always say we’re a curator of conversations,” she told me. “Community conversations.”
An Atlanta-based venture capital firm funds Black women entrepreneurs. Now, the legal activist who helped overturn affirmative action is suing.

An Atlanta-based venture capital firm funds Black women entrepreneurs. Now, the legal activist who helped overturn affirmative action is suing.

In August, the American Alliance for Equal Rights, lead by Edward Blum, filed a complaint against Atlanta-based Fearless Fund, claiming its Fearless Strivers Grant Contest—which offers grants to Black women-owned businesses—is a “racially-discriminatory program” that violates the law’s “guarantee of race neutrality.” The case will be heard in federal court later this month.
Delta Surplus Sale Atlanta

Inside the curious world of the Delta Surplus Sale

After its 1995 founding, the Delta Flight Museum started holding sales a few times a year in its circa-1940s hangars. “We’ve sold a lot of unique items over the years, including a pressurized DC-9 door, an aircraft lavatory, aircraft crew rest bunk beds, and even overhead bins,” says the museum's director of operations.

Justin Amick comes full circle with the opening of Painted Park in the former Parish space

In January, the Inman Park space formerly known as Parish (which closed in early 2021) will welcome guests once again. It’s a full circle moment for Justin Amick, who is turning the building into Painted Park.

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