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Newport South Downtown

Can South Downtown thrive again?

So far, Newport has spent $88 million acquiring property and has started gutting and prepping spaces. With the help of city incentives and historic-building tax credits, Kunkat wants to strip the wood and aluminum facade on a Peachtree nail salon to expose the original brick and stone and has torn out old carpet and drywall in the old Sylvan Hotel to reveal the historic brick walls beneath.
Atlantic Station Atlantic Green Rendering

Is Atlantic Station nearly done growing? “Not even close.”

Construction activity abounds at the Midtown mixed-use development, promising a reimagined landscape that, developers hope, will better cater to its residents and visitors alike.
Buc-ee's

The Texans are coming: Why you should be excited for Buc-ee’s and Alamo Drafthouse

Prepare yourselves, Georgia. The state is getting its first locations of beloved Texas businesses Buc-ee's, a massive gas station with impeccable bathrooms and unique snacks, and Alamo Drafthouse, one of the most-loved movie theater chains in the country.
Shops Buckhead Atlanta sold

At a town hall, a debate for the future of the Shops Buckhead Atlanta

The big theme that emerged was a tension between making the center more “accessible” versus establishing the Shops as Atlanta’s true beacon of luxury shopping—with a lingering question whether those two ideas are mutually exclusive.
Quarry Yards in Westside Atlanta

These 3 new metro Atlanta developments embrace the outdoors

Westside Atlanta’s 70-acre Quarry Yards, Forsyth County forthcoming mini-city Halcyon, Serenbe's health-and-wellness–focused “hamlet” called Mado—these metro Atlanta developments are focusing on the outdoors.
Atlanta affordable housing problem city's new plan

Commentary: Atlanta needs more affordable housing, but the city’s plan is short on dollars and details

Georgia State professor Dan Immergluck on why the city of Atlanta's new Housing Affordability Action Plan falls short of what the city needs to address a growing housing affordability crisis.
What is happening to Peters Street Atlanta

Changes are coming to Peters Street: Here’s what’s happening

Alphonzo Cross, who along with his sister has owned 249-259 Peters Street since 2001, confirmed that he plans to renovate his building and that Spin, 255, and Pearl Restaurant & Lounge, are set to close in 2020. But why did rumors of the closings spark such a passionate reaction on social media?
South Downtown Atlanta Mitchell Street Pop Up Row

Mitchell Street will host several pop-ups as a kickoff to South Downtown revitalization

South Downtown developer Newport hopes to fill the spaces along Mitchell Street, ranging from 750 square feet to 1,400 square feet, with local businesses, makers, nonprofits, and more before starting renovations on permanent spaces.
Star Metals

Under construction: 3 major developments going up across metro Atlanta

Midtown's colossus No.2 Opus Place tower is bringing 186 swanky condominiums in 2021, Grubb Properties’ Park at Perimeter Center East will be a 20-acre campus for offices, retail, and townhomes in Dunwoody, and Star Metals' Westside development will bring a 14-story, 155-key boutique hotel to Howell Mill Road.
Atlantic Station Central Park Construction

Atlantic Station prepares to completely overhaul its central park

The project, which is slated to debut in fall 2019, will remove the large, vacant buildings that formerly housed Strip steakhouse, which closed in 2015, and Rosa Mexicano, which shuttered last year.

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