Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Restaurant slated to reopen in October.
Carver's Country Kitchen isn't shelving its blue plate specials after all. The West Marietta Street eatery's owner had said she was closing the restaurant at the end of this month. But Creative Loafing reported the Westside foodie favorite is slated to reopen in October, at 1118 West Marietta St. — a pebble's throw from her current space. The new space is larger and has room for more parking. See the full story in Creative Loafing.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The West Midtown Business Association will meet at the West & Mill Bistro Bar at the Brickworks at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
A Midtown Patch Local Voices writer asks what exactly to call the burgeoning areas that are somewhat loosely defined by the Marietta Street Artery, Howell Mill, Huff Road, Northside Drive, Tech Parkway, and Chattahoochee Avenue corridors?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The sandwich shop, owned by Aldo Ramirez, has been praised for its community outreach in West Midtown.
The influence of Crazy Cuban, a sandwich shop on 14th Street in Home Park, is not something readily visible on its storefront. Owned by Aldo Ramirez, a tall bearded man with a proclivity for fedora hats and photography, Crazy Cuban has been selling sandwiches to Home Park residents for over two years. What the business is less famous for is its support of the local community. "Crazy Cuban has been a staple in the neighborhood ever since he opened a few years ago," said Dan Noyd, Home Park Neighborhood President. Ramirez describes his clients as business people who work nearby, Home Park locals and a few Georgia Tech students mixed in. "[Home Park] welcomed me when I moved here," he said. His time in Home Park has not been without …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Midtown foodie news to use
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Piedmont Park Conservancy's Green Market kicks off its ninth year on Saturday, May 5 and will be open every Saturday through Dec. 8. The Green Market, which is compromised of nearly 45 local vendors and about 20 Atlanta-area farmers, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Piedmont Park's 12th Street entrance gate. A highlight among the delicious produce and herbs for sale at the market will be foods grown in the Education Garden at Piedmont Park, which is an organic garden used as an education tool for youth that teaches everything from organic gardening methods and composting to how to identify plants and herbs. The garden is sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, which will have representatives on site for the Green Market opening this …
Officials still attempting to determine whether the man was already dead before being struck by the CSX train.
A 55-year-old man lying on train tracks near West Midtown late Wednesday night was struck by a CSX train. On Thursday, officials were still attempting to determine whether the man was already dead before being struck by the CSX Train K80201 near 762 Marietta Boulevard. According to Kim Jones, Atlanta Police spokesman, there were no signs of foul play and the Fulton County Medical Examiner's staff is trying to determine the cause of death. The man’s name has not been released. According to Jones, the train was proceeding at nine miles per hour when the incident occurred around midnight. The train’s engineer indicated to police investigators that when they saw the man they sounded the train’s horn, but the victim “never moved or gave any …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Commander Maj. Robert Browning has been promoted to a new role at APD. Major Van H. Hobbs Jr. will step into the Zone 2 job.
The commander for the Atlanta Police Department zone that patrols Buckhead and portions of West Midtown has been promoted to a new position. The department announced Wednesday that Zone 2 Maj. Robert Browning will be the new commander of APD’s Special Operations Section, effective Thursday, April 26. The new Zone 2 Commander will be Major Van H. Hobbs Jr., also effective Thursday. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Zone 2,” Browning said in a news release. “I know that the new commander of Zone 2, Major Van Hobbs, will serve capably and with the same amount of enthusiasm and commitment to reducing crime and serving the public as I did. I look forward to continuing to serve the department as the new commander …
Friday, April 20, 2012
“The neighborhood really supported us and wanted us to stay. There were a lot of people that came everyday to make sure we made it." - Octane owner Tony Riffel
If you enjoy fine dining or good coffee and live in the Atlanta area, chances are you’ve been to West Midtown recently, even if you didn’t necessarily know your exact location on the map at the time. West Midtown has recently emerged as one of the hippest areas in Atlanta and features the aforementioned fine dining, as well as a plethora of creative businesses, retail establishments and more. Chances are, if you haven’t been to West Midtown, you’ve at least heard of a business or two there. It is certainly hard to argue with the success of West Midtown, but just how did this area emerge as one of the hottest spots in Atlanta? While Internet giant Facebook recently took up residence there, it truly got its start with two key businesses — …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Soon-to-be opened West Midtown restaurant seeks photos to be a part of the seafood eatery's permanent décor.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Patch Staff
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The Optimist and The Oyster Bar at The Optimist, Ford Fry’s seafood restaurant and oyster bar set open next month at 914 Howell Mill Road, is asking future patrons to be a part of the restaurant’s oceanic culture. The eatery is looking for images of guests enjoying fun in the sun and the sea. Suitable photos include any image portraying surfside fun, from fishing, surfing and other water sports to playing in the sand and relaxing with family and friends on the beach. “When I look at my own beach photos, I am reminded of feeling completely relaxed while spending quality time with my family and the sense of excitement for what the day’s catch might bring,” said Fry in a release. “I want our guests to recall these very same feelings when …
Monday, April 2, 2012
A quick peek at some Midtown news you can use.
Next time you walk out of the LA Fitness at Ansley Mall and you’re craving a Philly cheesesteak, prepare to be disappointed. That’s because the well-liked Cheesesteak Place restaurant has left the mall and moved down the street. A sign posted on the door indicates that the business has relocated to 2000 Cheshire Bridge Road. _______ The White Provision shopping center has welcomed a recent new tenant as the women’s clothing boutique, Free People, is now open for business. The 2,500 square-foot store will carry an assortment of apparel, outwear, accessories and intimates, according to a press release. The White Provision a mixed-use development is located at 14th Street and Howell Mill Road in West Midtown. _______ Originally slated for a …