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Atlantic Station expansion

Atlantic Station is about to undergo a major expansion

With its own zip code and 2.5 million square feet of offices, homes, restaurants, and behemoth retail anchors, Atlantic Station might seem massive now, but it’s less than half built, with several huge holes remaining. Projects scheduled to break ground in 2018 are planned to add thousands of workers, hundreds of new residences and hotel rooms, and fundamental changes to how certain facets feel.
Parliament of Owls

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 4–7

Witness the spectacle of the Parliament of Owls parade, cheer as Atlanta United takes on Seattle, and more things to do this weekend in Atlanta, August 4-7, 2022.
Music Midtown canceled

What Music Midtown’s cancellation could mean for the city that “influences everything”

Tyler Lyle, the Atlanta-based half of synthwave band The Midnight, believes the city “got punked by the gun lobby,” as Music Midtown organizers on Monday called off the iconic, (usually) annual festival at Piedmont Park.
What you need to know about the Queen’s Ball: a Bridgerton Experience in Atlanta

What you need to know about the Queen’s Ball: a Bridgerton Experience in Atlanta

An immersive experience, the Queen’s Ball: a Bridgerton Experience (open in Atlanta through September 18) is a mishmash of Instagramable photo ops, museum-style costume viewing, character parades, line dancing, and branded gift shops. But be prepared to don your best dress—sparkly, flowing gowns and tuxedos are the norm here.
Tripti Yoganathan

Tripti Yoganathan’s teapots combine beauty and utility

Tripti Yoganathan has exhibited her work at shows dedicated exclusively to teapots, as well as at national events like the American Craft Council series and, this past spring, the Smithsonian Craft Show.
Where did Stranger Things film in Atlanta?

A map of all the places Stranger Things has filmed near metro Atlanta

Curious where Stranger Things filmed in Georgia? Most of the iconic spots—Starcourt Mall, Hawkins Middle School, Hawkins National Lab, are within an hour of Atlanta.
Lieu Nguyen, a refugee from Vietnam, spent three decades—day and night—welcoming others to Atlanta

Mr. Midnight: Lieu Nguyen, a refugee from Vietnam, spent three decades welcoming others to Atlanta

Today, I am a senior refugee referral specialist. Until 2006, I was a case manager, and case managers do everything: come to the rent appointment, help them buy food, help them apply for food stamps, social security card, take them to the health center, to their appointment for the doctor, looking for a job. I cannot tell you how many times I was there at the airport [meeting refugees]. From 1990 to 2000, I only had Saturdays and Sundays not at the airport. Every Friday night, I was in the airport. They called me Mr. Midnight.
Big Lou Lake Claire Emu

Remembering Big Lou the emu, Lake Claire’s most famous resident

Atlanta has long been known as a home for transplants: Folks from all over the world come here to find their place and make a life. That was also true for Big Lou, an emu that arrived in the city in 1994. After living nearly three decades in the Lake Claire Community Land Trust, the local celebrity passed away peacefully on July 28.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Days away from opening, here’s what Mercedes-Benz Stadium looks like now

Eleven days from the Atlanta Falcons' pre-season opener, the team hosted an open house on Tuesday for the media at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Crews are still working to ready the stadium for its debut, but the turf is in, the lines are painted, and the restaurants are firing up their grills.
Maynard Jackson

Flashback: Atlanta City Hall, 1974, when Maynard Jackson was the city’s first black mayor

He may have been born in Dallas, but Maynard Jackson was an Atlantan through and through.

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