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Atlanta Dairies

Reynoldstown’s Atlanta Dairies project is taking longer than expected. The developer tells us why.

Atlanta Dairies was initially projected to open in 2016, transforming 11 acres in Reynoldstown into a mixed-use hub. Three years later, that’s still the plan, but the whole thing is very much a work-in-progress. Why? It’s complicated, says David Cochran, Paces’s president and CEO.
Atlanta Fire Stations

Atlanta’s 9 most interesting firehouse mottos

Atlanta fire stations might officially be known by their government-given numbers, but for decades the men and women who sleep, eat, and wait for emergency calls inside those buildings have been adopting mottos inspired by their crews’ attitudes, personalities, and specialties. Here’s a look at some of the city’s most interesting firehouse mottos.
Best of Atlanta Fitness & Beauty badge

Neighborhood gem: Karen the Fitness Girl

Karen Schrier, a personal trainer with amazing arms and an unreasonable love of planking, offers one-on-one sessions and small group classes in a compact, sunny studio above her garage in Kirkwood.
Pullman Yard

Pratt-Pullman Yard, one of Atlanta’s largest and most historic sites, now belongs to Hollywood

Located between two MARTA stations, Pratt-Pullman Yard includes 11 buildings, totaling 153,000 square feet, and is flanked by a small forest, stream, and grassy field. Plenty of big-thinking developers have craved turning it into an adaptive reuse success story, including one nonprofit that envisioned soccer fields and urban farms. It's also been used in movie and television productions including Baby Driver and the Fast and the Furious and Hunger Games series. But its potential has never been tapped.
Ann's Snack Bar

The future of the world-famous Ghetto Burger

“There’s very few places up and down this strip that [our customers] can get the kind of burger that they get here. They can find a McDonald’s, they can find a Burger King, but that’s not the same thing, and that’s what they tell us every day.”
The Kirkwood

5 things to know about The Kirkwood apartments

With thousands of apartments popping out of Atlanta’s red clay like multifamily moles, Avila Development (formerly Euramex Management Group) found what they believe is a burgeoning yet underserved market in historic Kirkwood.
Gentrification in Kirkwood

How gentrification really changes a neighborhood

To neighbors, she was “Miss Anna,” and to her children, she was the strictest, strongest woman in Kirkwood.
Where to live now

How much Atlanta’s median home values have increased

Since metro Atlanta’s recovery began in earnest in 2012, prices are up—in some places way up. Here, how the median home value has changed from December 2011 to December 2015.

Taproom in Kirkwood now pouring craft beer

Taproom Coffee, Kirkwood’s latest arrival on the specialty coffee and craft beer scene, recently launched its introductory craft beer draft list. Owner Jonathan Pascual has collaborated with Dan Fontaine, co-founder of Atlanta Beer Tours, to bring a rotating menu of twelve beers to the neighborhood shop. Now pouring: A range of local brews like Three Taverns’ A Night in Brussels and fun big boys, like the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti by Great Divide.

Neighborhood: Kirkwood

As recently as the late 1990s, the DeKalb County neighborhood of Kirkwood was known for street-corner drug deals, blatant prostitution, and a crumbling central business district. An influx of families and commercial investment has softened Kirkwood’s hard edge, resulting in an urban village of roughly 5,000 people that residents call harmoniously diverse.

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