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After playing festival gigs seemingly everywhere but their hometown, the original ATLiens announced a single Atlanta concert, which sold out in minutes and rapidly evolved into a three-day event as two more shows were added.
Sure, the project is over budget and behind schedule and the exact details of who’s going to run it remain in limbo, but today the Atlanta Streetcar project reached a construction milestone as the last track concrete was poured—at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Sweet Auburn.
Missed out on the chance to buy a brick when Centennial Olympic Park was under construction? Or want to add your name to another spot of Downtown's tourism central? With the College Football Hall of Fame’s new fundraising campaign, fans can both show their support and own a piece of the Hall.
Don’t get me wrong. I love Atlanta. Love Downtown. Have unabashed boosterish tendencies. But when I heard that the Atlanta City Council voted this week to approve installation of a twenty-story Ferris wheel near Centennial Olympic Park, my reaction was simple: WTF?
The recently announced restaurant soon replacing the Foutainside Café in Centennial Olympic Park has been characterized as a duplicate of New York’s famed Shake Shack because of its simple Americana menu and location (the original Shake Shack is in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park). But the project’s owners and designers hope to see the Downtown project develop beyond its initial perception as a borrowed concept.