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State Farm Arena Atlanta Renovation

What it’s like to watch an Atlanta Hawks game inside the revamped State Farm Arena

After spending the summer closed while crews ripped out walls, applied fresh coats of paint, and added new concessions and entertainment options to the former Philips Arena, the newly rechristened State Farm Arena hosted its first Atlanta Hawks game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday evening, showing a sold-out crowd of basketball fans (16,705 of them, to be precise) what the $192.5 million renovation has to offer.
Walter's Clothing Atlanta

The legacy of Walter’s Clothing

Walter Strauss, the "Godfather of sneaker culture" in Atlanta, died in July at age 94. But his shop, Walter's Clothing, remains an institution for Atlantans, Georgia State students, and out-of-town visitors looking for exclusive sneakers.
Bep! Vietnamese Peachtree Center

Going to Dragon Con? Peachtree Center has a ton of new restaurants—and a lot of construction

You'll find brand new Cuban sandwiches and kale salads at Peachtree Center this year, along with quite a bit of construction. Here's what you need to know for Dragon Con 2018.
Shay Lavi

Why Israeli grillmaster Shay Lavi is an Atlanta chef to watch

Shay Lavi is a master behind the grill, where proteins make up only about 30 percent of his impressive, vegetable-laden spreads. Now, the catering chef plans to open his own cafe downtown.
Jackson Street Bridge Park Atlanta

City of Atlanta announces plans for a mini-park on the Jackson Street Bridge

The bridge has long been a beloved spot to take in one of Atlanta’s best views of the downtown skyline. Now the people who gather along its narrow sidewalk to snap photos of the cityscape will have a little extra room.
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library new central library

Commentary: Before we knock holes into Central Library, we should be certain that’s what Atlantans really want

The problem isn’t that residents have chosen not to participate in the process of renovation downtown Atlanta's Central Library; it’s that they weren’t given the opportunity to truly engage in the process.
Architect John Portman dies age 93

No architect ever loved Atlanta like John Portman

"All I ever wanted to do in Atlanta was create something that would elevate the city.” Remembering the iconic architect, who died December 29 at age 93.
Georgia Dome Implosion

11 things to know about the Georgia Dome implosion

Say goodbye to the Georgia Dome—by 7:31 a.m. Monday, it will be nothing but rubble. 11 facts about the implosion, including who's pressing the button and how many tons of explosives it takes to bring the arena down.
Polaris

Take a spin at Polaris

While you won't see as much as of the city as you can from the nearby SunDial restaurant (yes, downtown Atlanta has two rotating restaurants within a few blocks of each other), the history behind the blue spaceship-like dome perched atop the Hyatt Regency Atlanta is more storied.
Skyview

Spend a day playing tourist downtown

Our downtown tourist attractions are kitschy, but if you skip them, you're doing yourself a disservice. Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, SkyView Ferris wheel—you have to go at least once.

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