Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday's raising of the blue-and-yellow Big Top at Atlantic Station comes less than two weeks before TOTEM premieres for a near two-month run on Oct. 26.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Staff Report The first visible sign of the arrival of Cirque du Soleil and its live production TOTEM in Atlanta is the raising of the blue-and-yellow Big Top and the set-up of the Cirque du Soleil village. This event took place Saturday at Atlantic Station, where a team of more than 60 men and women worked for several hours to pound pegs, hoist more than 100 support poles, unfurl the canvas, and in a grand flourish, raise the roof on the waterfront. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM premieres on Oct. 26, 2012 for a limited engagement and marks the 10th Cirque du Soleil Big Top touring show visit to Atlanta since 1991. TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate …
Friday, October 12, 2012
As a social media and interactive conference comes to a close Friday, representatives from Atlantic Station ask what kind of retailer would you like to see open for business at the Midtown mixed-use development?
The weeklong Digital Atlanta 2012, the Southeast's leading social media and interactive conference, is set to conclude Friday as Atlantic Station has served as the primary venue for all workshops and events this week. Digital Atlanta is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization founded to connect metro Atlanta residents and businesses with experts in social media, interactive and emerging digital technologies in an educational and socially engaging environment. Now in its third year, the conference has been a series of workshops, lectures, networking, and social events that brought together entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, solution providers and executives to discuss digital innovations, explore opportunities in the …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Hudson North, a farm-to-tavern establishment, is now open for lunch and dinner seven days a week until the end of the year.
Billy and Jenn Streck, the husband and wife team best known as co-owners of Cypress Street Pint and Plate in Midtown, announced on Tuesday the opening of Hudson North, a new pop-up restaurant in Atlantic Station. Hudson North, which will be open through the end of the year in the space that formally housed The Grape, is a farm-to-tavern establishment open for lunch and dinner seven days a week featuring an affordable, chef-driven menu and curated craft beer and cocktail selection. See the menu attached with this article. “We have been looking forward to bringing a distinctly local and affordable dining spot with a neighborhood feel to Atlantic Station during the holidays,’’ said Billy Streck in a press release. “An incredible team came …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Developers seeking to build a 514,000-plus square-foot sports complex in the Loring Heights neighborhood just north of Atlantic Station that would target training rising elite athletes.
The October Neighborhood Planning Unit-E meeting is set for Tuesday at Peachtree Christian Church located at 1580 Peachtree Street. NPU-E serves several Midtown Patch neighborhoods including Midtown, Ansley Park, Atlantic Station, Home Park, Georgia Tech, Loring Heights and the westside of the city. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. The volunteer board of elected community leaders make recommendations to the city on voting issues including zoning and permit applications. On Tuesday’s agenda, NPU members are scheduled to hear from developers seeking to build a 514,000-plus square-foot sports complex in the Loring Heights neighborhood just north of Atlantic Station. Odyssey Sports Atlanta wants to construct…
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Seasonal store Halloween Thrills returns to Atlantic Station to satisfy your Halloween costume needs
Our Midtown Patch Pic of the Day comes from Atlantic Station, where again this spooky holiday season Halloween Thrills has taken up temporary residence at 1381 Market Street. Halloween Thrills is one of the seasonal stores opening in the metro Atlanta area providing both jobs for the unemployed and the filling of vacant retail locations. With high retail vacancy rates abound, temporary stores, like Halloween Thrills, have found a niche. They come in, pay rent for a couple months and then disappear until the next Halloween season. While not a permanent tenant, these seasonal stores offer a boost to the economy every year. According to the National Retail Federation, it is estimated that Americans will spend almost $6 billion this year for …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Atlanta Arts Festival returns to Piedmont Park, but there's also plenty to see and eat from Ponce to Atlantic Station to West Midtown this weekend in Midtown Atlanta.
Summer may be done, but festival season in Midtown certainly isn’t. Music Midtown rocks Midtown a week from tonight, but fans of live music will have plenty opportunities this weekend to get their fill of. Not to mention the food, art, crafts and so much more at a quartet of local festivals. It begins Friday with the two-day Atlanta BBQ Festival at 20th Street and Fowler Street in Atlantic Station. The 4th Annual Atlanta BBQ Festival is a celebration of America’s biggest backyard pastime and will showcase the world of BBQ with its many flavors, styles and cooking techniques. Whether you enjoy Georgia chicken, Texas brisket, Memphis ribs or Carolina pulled pork, the Atlanta BBQ Festival has it all as more than 50 BBQ teams from across the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Atlantic Station again transforms into TechTown with pep rallies and game day shuttles for Georgia Tech home football games this season.
Georgia Tech dropped a heartbreaker Monday night at Virginia Tech, but apparently didn’t come home empty handed following its 20-17 overtime loss. A Facebook group called "Only at Tech," which is not affiliated with the school, posted a photo Monday afternoon of the sign outside Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium with a missing “T.” A caption alongside read, "Lane S adium. Only a ech." It’s long been a tradition for Tech students to swipe the “T” from the Tech Tower on campus and the prank has expanding elsewhere through the years, as well. The Facebook group has since removed the picture, which can still be viewed here, and added the following post: "Only at Tech has no official affiliation with Georgia Tech. We've been around for a few years …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Assistant District Attorney Miya Griggs was charged with three misdemeanors after weekend incident outside Yard House.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard released a statement Tuesday indicating he is reviewing the incident report surrounding the weekend arrest of Assistant District Attorney Miya Griggs. Griggs, 29, was charged with three misdemeanors - disorderly conduct, obstruction and simple battery – after Atlanta Police said she interfered with an arrest outside the Yard House restaurant at Atlantic Station last Friday night. According to APD spokesman John Chafee, police were called to the scene after Griggs’ male acquaintance, Zachary Mitchell, had been accused of grabbing the buttocks of patrons at the restaurant. As officers attempted to question Mitchell, Griggs “pushed herself between the officers and presented a Fulton County District …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Saturday's 'Back to School Bash' at Atlantic Station, including activities, live music, shopping and supply drive, coincides with Georgia's sales tax holiday for education goods.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Any students who have not yet purchased school supplies will have a chance to get them without having to fork out for sales tax this weekend. After taking a two-year break because of the economy, the state of Georgia is offering a sales tax holiday on back-to-school goods Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11. But many schools in the local area already have resumed classes for the new school year, and most others are due to go back next week. Do you think the sales tax holiday is going to help many families with their back-to-school expenses, or should the state have offered the sales tax holiday a couple of weeks earlier? According to the Department of Revenue, sales tax will be suspended on general school supplies with a sales price of less …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Possible conflicting reports concerning how public safety personnel responded after a gay man reported being punched in the face.
Details surrounding an alleged assault on a gay man Saturday night as he exited an Atlantic Station parking garage were still emerging Monday afternoon. As Project Q Atlanta reported, the victim was at the mixed-use development to attend the gay-friendly Fenuxe Fire Party in the former Fox Sports Grill space. The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. According to the Atlanta Police, the 50-year-old victim said he was walking in the west district area of Atlantic Station when he asked a male and female couple for directions. The white male then reportedly asked him, “Are you gay?” When the victim replied that he was, he said the man knocked him to the ground with a punch to the face, striking his head as he fell. The assailant then …