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Believe it or not, malls continue to be the epicenter of Atlanta shopping

Believe it or not, malls continue to be the epicenter of Atlanta shopping

It might seem counterintuitive given pandemic and postpandemic shopping habits, but malls are thriving. According to a recent study by Coresight Research, a retail research and advisory firm, top-tier enclosed malls are flourishing, outperforming in occupancy, revenue, and foot traffic. A stroll around Lenox Square or Phipps Plaza validates the data: “Coming Soon” signs dot both.

Nicky’s Undefeated Philadelphia-style sandwich and slice shop opening in Tucker this summer

Salaryman’s Michael Lo and longtime buddy Walt Gebelein often commiserate about the lack of Philadelphia-style sandwich shops in Atlanta. They crave cheesesteaks, hoagies, and chicken cutlet sandwiches, as well as northern treats like water ice. So, they decided to open a restaurant to fill that void.
Space Queen brings bright vintage to Candler Park

Space Queen brings bright vintage to Candler Park

It’s impossible not to notice the bright exterior at the corner of Oakdale Road and McLendon Avenue in Candler Park. Painted saturated tones of purple, pink, and green, the building formerly housed a gas station, thrift store, and, most recently, a Hungarian bakery pop-up in the driveway. The striking makeover is courtesy of Space Queen, a new vintage retail concept and community arts center from Michelle Norris and Forrest Aguar, the duo behind creative studio Tropico Photo.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 23-29

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 23-29

André 3000 plays the Atlanta Jazz Festival, MomoCon descends on downtown, and more fun things to do this week.
A new SCAD-produced docuseries focuses on food as a force for cultural connection

A new SCAD-produced docuseries focuses on food as a force for cultural connection

Each installment of chefATL explores the diversity of Atlanta through the lens of its dynamic culinary culture. A recent episode paired host Bilal Sarwari, interim executive director of Slow Food USA, with the Deer and the Dove chef Terry Koval for an insightful discussion.

Sprinkle Cookie aims to elicit joy with colorful, cake ball-like treats

Sprinkle Cookie is a cottage cookie business run from Trent Lammers and Matthew Giordano’s Peachtree Hills home. Creamy, with an almost a cake ball-like texture, the cookies come in packs of 12, with a half-dozen option in the works. Completely covered in sprinkles, they are shaped like balls with a flat bottom.
Mellow Mushroom 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 years, Mellow Mushroom co-founder shares the story of the trippy pizza chain’s humble beginning

As the Atlanta-based pizza chain turns 50, co-founder Marc “Banks” Weinstein chats about the original Mellow Mushroom on 14th and Spring, the restaurant's "hippie" mentality, and how it grew into what it is today.
Using rap songs as evidence in criminal cases can miss the punchline

Using rap songs as evidence in criminal cases can miss the punchline

Every rapper’s lyrics should be cross-examined with empathy to explore this country’s inequities and examine the real disparities that exist. We live in a country, however, where rap lyrics are used to prosecute individuals, rather than examine the systems of oppression.

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