A rundown on recent news in the local business community.
- Amy Wenk
Friday, December 9, 2011
New Additions to Atlantic Station: It's been quite a year at Atlantic Station. Under new management for almost a year, the mixed-use development has secured 12 new stores, restaurants and attractions over the past 12 months. Recently announced are a new location of women's apparel store Fab'rik, the second location of Sole Shoes & Boutique, and a new improv theater for Home Park's Relapse Comedy Theater (check back for more info). Alternative weekly newspaper Creative Loafing currently is making the move to its new home at Atlantic Station; offices should be open Monday, staff writer Thomas Wheatley said via Twitter. Other new businesses are planned for 2012, including the first Atlanta location of Yard House Restaurant, as well as a new …
A rundown of the projects that could improve the Midtown community.
Midtown is scheduled to get traffic lights timed to speed traffic through its main streets, MARTA Arts Center station is set to benefit from system-wide maintenance and people will be using the Beltline by 2023, if these projects survive the last edits and, more dicey, a 10-county vote on a major new regional tax. In 2010, the state legislature told Georgia that if they want more transportation money, they could join together in groups of counties, write up lists of projects and ask their voters to approve a ten-year one-penny sales tax to pay for the wish list. In the ten-county metro Atlanta region, such a tax would net about $7.2 billion over 10 years, by the state's math. Now metro leaders, in the so-called Transportation Roundtable, …