Videodrome

Viva Videodrome, the Atlanta video rental store that refuses to die

Videodrome, the roughly 2,000-square-foot shop at the corner of North Highland and North avenues, is the last video store standing in Atlanta that is not of the XXX variety. It is an oasis for film buffs (and the occasional visiting celebrity) who are suckers for special features, director’s cuts, or not letting Netflix’s algorithms ration out their media diets.
Sara Blakely

The Uplifter: How Spanx CEO Sara Blakely became one of the most inspirational women in business

That’s her schtick. She’s the cheerleader and the nerd. She’s a girly girl, but she's also the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire. This is how Sara Blakely became one of the country's most influential women after cutting the legs off of a pair of panty hose one day 20 years ago.
Where does my recyling go? Atlanta

Where your recyclables end up may surprise you

It smells in here. Like wet cardboard. Old shoes. Hot milk. Cat litter. And it’s your fault. That is to say, the reason it’s stinky inside “the MRF,” Waste Pro’s 400,000-square-foot Material Recovery Facility on Fulton Industrial Boulevard, is because most of us put out the wrong stuff for pickup.
Waffle House

Want to open a Waffle House franchise? Don’t hold your breath.

According to Bert Thornton, Waffle House’s vice chairman emeritus, the list of people trying to get into the WaHo biz is “very long and very distinguished.”
Delta CEO Ed Bastian

Can new Delta CEO Ed Bastian continue the airline’s success?

Ed Bastian couldn’t be taking the reins at a more fortuitous time. In 2015 Delta turned an astounding $5.9 billion profit, the company’s best year ever. Of course that kind of success creates expectations.
Electric Car

Electric car credit not the only victim in the haphazard world of Georgia tax breaks

If it sounds as if state leaders changed their minds about the benefits of a greener emissions policy, then you’re overthinking the erratic and often illogical world of Georgia tax breaks, where incentives are created, extended, and killed in seemingly arbitrary fashion.
State judicial complex

Behold! A look at the most expensive Georgia government building ever

The future home for the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals will have a “prominent and iconic” design. It won’t be cheap either.

Georgia lawmakers say casinos could save the HOPE scholarship. Is the fix already in?

Using HOPE’s instability as justification, casino advocates last year resurrected efforts to change gambling laws. MGM Resorts International hired an army of 16 lobbyists to drum up support, emphasizing that Georgians already spend an estimated $346 million each year rolling the dice in nearby states.
Giovanni Di Palma, antico pizza

Antico Pizza owner to pay 56 employees $329,445 to settle complaints he cheated them out of overtime pay

Giovanni Di Palma, the rags-to-riches founder of Antico Pizza, will pay $329,445 in back wages and damages to 56 employees of his restaurants—the result of a six-month federal Department of Labor investigation that concluded that Di Palma had not paid overtime to workers and that also claimed he threatened retaliation (including deportation) against workers he suspected were talking to investigators.
TomorrowWorld

How TomorrowWorld is pumping millions into Atlanta’s economy

Locals who went to TomorrowWorld last year spent about $97 per day while out-of-towners (which includes foreigners from some 75 countries) shelled out $148 a day, which translates to about $72 million in economic impact in the region, according to a study by analytics firm ICF International.

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