Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Two men accosted the victim and took her iPhone.
A woman on a morning jog was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday near the Atlanta BeltLine Trail behind the 900 block of Monroe Drive, Atlanta police said. And in what has been an all too common trend in Atlanta, the targeted prize was the victim's iPhone. The victim, 40, told police she was jogging south on Monroe and was headed toward the BeltLine at 11 a.m. She told police that as she jogged, she noticed two men off to the side, standing suspiciously. The jogger told police that she felt they were making moves to approach her, but she continued to jog. Once she ran past one of the men, the other male approached pulled his shirt to show a gun in the waistband of his pants and barked at her to hand over her items. He told her to remain calm, not …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Shop is to take the spot where Great American Coin Laundry store is now.
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, which already has 30 stores in Georgia, plans to open two spots in Midtown. The company will open a store on Monroe Drive near Ansley Mall in what is now the Great American Coin Laundry store, according to Tomorrow's News Today. The other Midtown store will be on Peachtree Street in Pershing Point Plaza where the former My Friend's Place sandwich shop is, TNT reported. Read the full story here.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Incident occurred Monday night on 8th Street at Charles Allen Drive.
Atlanta police are looking for two men who robbed a Midtown resident who was on his way home from work around 9 p.m. April 22. The victim gave police the following account: He was walking down 8th Street when he realized two men following him. When he arrived at the Charles Allen Drive intersection, the two robbers pounced. One man pulled out what the victim believed to be a pistol and demanded his iPhone and cash. After he complied, they fled. The victim did not have a detailed description of his two assailants other than they both had dark hoodies on — one of which had the Ralph Lauren "Polo" logo.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
$20 million makeover designed to modernize hotel.
The $20 million rehabilitation of the Hyatt Midtown, located at 125 10th Street between Peachtree and Juniper streets, is nearing completion. The 191-room hotel is getting a makeover inside and out as part of its planned changeover from the former Hotel Midtown to the Hyatt brand. Immovable Media captured some of the work that took place last week on the building, which is slated to reopen later this year. See also: Spring opening for former Hotel Midtown as Hyatt Atlanta Midtown
Friday, April 12, 2013
Silicon Valley's fast-growing company sees plenty of opportunity for expansion in Atlanta.
Atlanta loves technology. And for tech companies, Atlanta is good business. It explains why Square Inc., the San Francisco-based payments company that opened an office in Atlantic Station six months ago, is prepping for growth. The company, which launched its Atlanta presence by hiring eight former Google Inc. engineers, expects to have a staff of 35 infrastructure engineers and customer support staff by the end of the year. Square seeks to streamline point of sale transactions via a small, square-shaped card reader that attaches to smart phones and tablets to accept payments. Atlanta, Square officials said, is one of the fastest growing markets for the company and is in the top 10. Some 60,000 merchants — ranging from individual one-man …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
'Investment in expanding this growing research sector will provide for significant economic impact for the state through increased innovation and competitiveness.'
Georgia Tech's Engineered Biosystems Building at 10th and State streets is part of the school's efforts to expand it biomedical research initiatives. The building — five-stories and 200,000-square-feet when complete — is designed to allow for more partnerships between Tech and researchers at other Atlanta institutions including Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. "Investment in expanding this growing research sector will provide for significant economic impact for the state through increased innovation and competitiveness, as has been demonstrated at Georgia Tech in recent history," the school said in a report. "In the 10 years between 2000 and 2010, science and technology research expenditures at Georgia Tech have grown…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Company may be looking at a residential tower, according to report.
Atlanta-based Tivoli Properties, the development company behind the Tenside Apartments, may be looking to build an apartment tower of 252 units on 13th Street, between Juniper Street and Piedmont Avenue. Tivoli did not return telephone calls seeking comment Friday, but Bisnow.com reported the company may be reviving an earlier plan that it shelved in 2008 for a multi-family project. Tivoli's other projects include the Hampton Island Preserve off the Georgia Coast, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Atlanta and the DUO condominiums in Castleberry Hill.
Dessert and coffeehouse shop will replace Buckhead location.
The planned Café Intermezzo at Midtown's 12th & Peachtree project could open as early as Monday. A spokeswoman for the popular dessert eatery would not confirm the opening date, but a handwritten note at the new spot projects a March 25 open. Café Intermezzo owner Brian Olson wanted to be in Midtown, because "Midtown is the heart of Atlanta right now and it's a great location," according to the eatery's marketing manager, Melissa Brown. Midtown's gain is Buckhead's loss. Café Intermezzo's Buckhead location, which opened in December of 1987, will close. Brown said the Buckhead location's last day of operation will be the night before the Midtown spot opens for business.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Your monthly guide to home sales in the neighborhoods that comprise Midtown Patch.
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Wednesday, March 20
This is the monthly installment of home sales that were recorded in February, courtesy of Frank Brockway and Nicole Levine of Brockway Real Estate in Old Fourth Ward. The accuracy of all information, regardless of source, including but not limited to square footage, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. (Copyright 2002-2013 FMLS)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Midtown law firm cited for work representing the people in need and non-profit groups.
The American Bar Association's Business Law Section has awarded Troutman Sanders LLP with a 2013 National Public Service Award, highlighting its pro bono work. The award recognizes those law firms with a long-term committment to providing free legal aid to those in need. "Troutman Sanders exemplifies the characteristics the ABA Business Law Section seeks to recognize in awarding its National Public Service Award," Peter Carson, chairman of the ABA's National Public Service Award selection committee, said in a statement. "These characteristics include a deep and sustained commitment to business law pro bono across the law firm, highlighted by singular achievements; enduring client relationships; collaborative partnerships; and innovative, …