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To ancient Egypt and back in 45 minutes: What to expect at the Horizon of Khufu experience in Atlanta

To ancient Egypt and back in 45 minutes: What to expect at the Horizon of Khufu experience in Atlanta

Horizon of Khufu is a completely immersive virtual reality experience, meaning participants don headsets covering their eyes and ears and keep them on for the entire 45 minutes. The headset transported me back in time 4,500 years to land of the pharaohs. I visited the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, wandered through its tunnels, climbed its steps, and learned about its history. As I moved throughout, ducking into tunnels, I often had to remind my claustrophobic self that it was not real.
Old Fourth Ward is getting a hotel and social club in a new building called Forth

Old Fourth Ward is getting a hotel and social club in a new building called Forth

Out-of-towners eager to experience all the Old Fourth Ward has to offer will soon have a lavish place to stay. Come summer, the historic area is getting a $150 million, 16-floor development featuring a boutique hotel, members-only social club, and four restaurants and bars. Created by New City Properties, Forth is located between the Historic Fourth Ward Park and the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.
Atlanta BeltLine rail transit controversy

Atlanta BeltLine’s proposed rail is at a crossroads

Is Atlanta BeltLine rail transit the path toward a more functional, equitable city—or another expensive boondoggle waiting to happen? Weighing both sides of a very passionate debate.

Dos Burros, from the Fishmonger team, slings tacos and margs on the BeltLine

Fresh off a Michelin nod, the Fishmonger team launches a new restaurant on November 30—one that came to fruition in just three weeks. Dos Burros, or “two donkeys” in Spanish, replaces Lady Ha next to Rina on the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. It'll serve tacos, burritos, nachos, and ceviche, alongside margaritas and 20-plus beers on tap.
Here’s What We Know about plans for the Amsterdam Walk redevelopment

Here’s what we know about plans for the Amsterdam Walk redevelopment

Wedged between Monroe Drive and Piedmont Park, Amsterdam Walk is a quirky commercial area populated by about two-dozen small businesses. The BeltLine-adjacent shopping center is slated for a major overhaul by Atlanta developer Portman Holdings. Here are renderings for the project and what we know so far.

Indaco opens along the BeltLine Eastside Trail

Founder Steve Palmer opened the original Indaco location in Charleston in 2013. Now, he’s bringing it to his native Atlanta in a prime location: 725 Ponce, across the BeltLine from the original Sears-Roebuck building (now Ponce City Market) where his great-grandmother worked.

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.

New shipping container pop-ups along the BeltLine will offer vegan burgers, cake slices, cookies, and coffee

Frequenters of the Atlanta BeltLine may have noticed brightly decorated shipping containers popping up alongside both the Eastside and Westside trails. Starting in August, these containers will begin selling food and drink as part of the BeltLine MarketPlace, a six-month pilot program designed give minority-owned small businesses a leg up in the competitive retail landscape.

O-Ku founder brings Indaco to the BeltLine in early 2023

Indigo Road Hospitality Group—the company behind O-Ku and Oak Steakhouse—is opening its Charleston-based Italian restaurant Indaco along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. “We take the concept of handmade pastas and wood-burning pizzas and let the chefs do what they want,” says Indigo Road founder Steve Palmer.

James Beard-nominated airport restaurant One Flew South opens on the BeltLine

Led by Todd Richards, this location of One Flew South takes hospitality notes from the original, while changing the menu to reflect more local purveyors and seasonal fare.

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