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16 First Date Spots Around Atlanta - Eater Atlanta

Atlanta has one of the country’s largest singles scenes. This is good news for metro area bars and restaurants who see quite a few first (and last) dates. Apps like Tinder, OkCupid, and Match.com have made finding potential love connections easier. However, one question still remains unsolved by …

Restaurants

The Guac Stop at Atlantic Station might be the most Millennial event ever

And it doesn’t cost extra<p>You know what Millennials love more than anything else in the world? Avocados. The burrito-makers at Chipotle don’t need to …

Millennials

5 local beach reads you need this summer

There’s nothing like enjoying a good book while soaking up the sun<p>Photograph by Tropico Photo<p><b>If you like. . . G</b><b>othic thrillers</b><i><br>The Weight of Lies</i> by …

Books

Inside Buckhead’s exceptionally swank ‘Boulevard at Lenox’ townhomes

$1.25M model unit includes awe-inspiring “sky terrace” in traffic-heavy locale<p>Since the earliest renderings, a pocket of contemporary townhomes called The Boulevard at Lenox has promised an exceptional level of swankiness, even by Buckhead standards.<p>By the looks of the model unit, those predictions …

Developer: ‘gentrification’ necessary for Atlanta’s future growth, education, arts scene

CEO behind Ponce City Market shares surely controversial opinion about how the “bad word” can help boost cities<p>Gentrification is a nebulous word that gets a pretty bad rap. In many cases, justifiably so.<p>It’s defined by <i>Merriam-Webster</i> as “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx …

Cities

50 Best Things to Do in Georgia: Attend a revival between the hedges at Sanford Stadium

17. Attend a revival between the hedges at Sanford Stadium<p>Photograph by Raymond McCrea Jones<p>If college football is a religion, then stadiums are its …

College & University

Northside Hospital’s Midtown medical tower rising on West Peachtree Street

Vertical construction will be done in the next few months, and the facility is slated to open next year<p>The latest tower to pop out of the ground on West Peachtree Street is beginning its ascent skyward on the southwest corner of 13th Street.<p>A medical office tower planned since 2013—though once on …

Architecture

WATCH: Nicki Minaj & 2Chainz Perform During 1st Annual NBA Awards… (FULL VIDEO)

Last night marked the inaugural NBA Awards festivities, which was hosted by Canadian born rapper, Drake.<p>The central musical performance of the …

Music

First look: In Grant Park, major townhouse project launching on future Beltline

“The Swift” expects to welcome residents by early next year, with prices starting in $300Ks<p>A considerable injection of townhomes is set to rise on formerly blighted brownfields in Grant Park’s southeastern flank, adjacent to a future stretch of the Atlanta Beltline.<p>EA Homes officials tell Curbed …

Real Estate

With a Leica camera, a visually impaired photographer showed Cabbagetown to the world

Oraien Catledge spent two decades documenting the predominantly white Appalachia families who stayed after the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill …

Leica Cameras

North Avenue Presbyterian Church overhauling historic Peachtree facade

Glassy addition will contrast, complement stone sanctuary dating back to 1900<p>The North Avenue Presbyterian Church—a grand Richardsonian Romanesque structure built of Stone Mountain granite—has stood on Peachtree Street since 1900. Now, the old church is getting new life with a modern addition …

Presbyterian Church

Home for Dinner: Andrew Young, former U.N. ambassador and civil rights leader

Young recalls dining with Martin Luther King Jr. and the time his mother-in-law made a home-cooked Southern meal for visting Chinese delegates in the …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Poll: Will $1B mixed-use Gulch redo by Atlanta Hawks’ owner’s brother happen?

Atlanta mayor sounds confident “one of the most important developments in the life of our city” is a go<p>Billionaire Tony Ressler, principal owner of the Atlanta Hawks, has been lobbying for a better downtown basically since the moment he arrived here two years ago. And now it sounds like he’ll be …

Atlanta Hawks

Eccentric Cabbagetown abode takes openness to the max for $450K

11-foot ceilings (and surprises) abound with 1920s property<p>The blazing-red picket fence, purple exterior, and whimsical porch pendants are a strong indication the unexpected can be expected here.<p>Beyond the unabashed paint scheme, surprises abound with this 1920s Cabbagetown property, recently …

Houses

Progress check: Centennial Park apartments still months away from completion

Post is bringing more than 400 units to downtown, but don’t expect them soon<p>A long-anticipated apartment project in downtown, across Centennial Olympic Park Drive from the World of Coca-Cola, is slowly marching toward completion.<p>Post Centennial Park has been under construction for more than a year, …

Opening Alert: Babalu Tapas & Tacos Opens Today and Radial Cafe College Park Now Serving

Tacos, tapas, and breakfast<p>Midtown is getting tapas and tacos today. College Park is now home to the second location of Candler Park breakfast staple Radial Cafe.<p>Babalu Tapas & Tacos opens today at the mixed-use complex 33 Peachtree Place (aka Alta Midtown) at the corner of West Peachtree and …

Restaurants

These are the hottest new shades for summer

Rimless, wood, brow bars—these trendy frames will turn heads<p>We asked Jonathan Brimer and Jason Pittenger, who opened Inman Quarter’s hip Select …

Fashion

Xscape Reunites on #BETAwards Stage After 18 Years… (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

It’s official! Xscape is back.<p>The 90’s girl group, which consists of Kandi Burruss, Tiny Harris, LaTocha and Tamika Scott, hit the ground running …

Entertainment

Brewers’ Garza gives up 2-run blast in 3-1 loss to Braves

<b>ATLANTA —</b> Brandon Phillips is thriving in his Atlanta homecoming. He’s motivated to make it last as long as possible.<p>Phillips gave Atlanta the lead …

Baseball

John Portman & Associates principal dissects CODA, new airport hotel, and three ATL places he’d like to reshape

Sketches reveal origin of projects destined to change the feel of Atlanta<p>John Portman has been a major force in Atlanta architecture for more than five decades.<p>At 92, Portman remains a fixture in his firm’s office downtown, where a small army of associates carry on his legacy. They’re working on …

Urban Design

Propósito taco truck sets up shop in Lindbergh

The truck serves breakfast tacos and handmade tortillas from an Exxon parking lot<p>Photograph by Jennifer Zyman.<p>Lake Dawson, the corporate chef for …

Mexican Food

In Ormewood Park, 1920s farmhouse charms for $490K

Appreciation for rustic ceiling beams required<p>This adorable Ormewood Park cottage is beckoning the type of buyer who never tires of puppy emojis.<p>Or rustic ceiling beams, mixed with painstakingly preserved details from the home’s 1920s beginnings.<p>Tucked between Moreland Avenue and the Beltline’s …

Houses

5 reasons Midtown is Atlanta’s favorite live-work-play district

With a backdrop of posh shops, trendy eateries and luxury skyscrapers, Midtown has staked its claim as one of the most bustling districts in …

Restaurants

Jonesboro is going all out for Smokey and the Bandit's 40th anniversary

Jonesboro is going all out for Smokey and the Bandit’s 40th anniversary<p>The festival will even recreate the famous bridge jump scene<p>Photograph by Mike …

Entertainment

DeKalb CEO planning to give another update on the county’s water billing crisis

Molly Badgett listens during a November meeting about DeKalb County water bills. File Photo by Duo-Wei YangDeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond is …

Emerald City Bagels Set to Open in East Atlanta Village This Summer

Get ready for New York-style bagels in EAV<p>Emerald City Bagels brick and mortar shop is finally set to open this summer in East Atlanta Village (EAV).<p>As we previously reported, the traveling bagel pop-up run by mother-daughter duo Deanna and Jackie Halcrow will be housed in the former Gravity Pub …

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It’s official: Atlanta’s Peachtree-Pine shelter will close in August

Current shelter residents to be “transitioned to other facilities in a humane manner,” assures new owner, Central Atlanta Progress<p>A homeless shelter at the junction of downtown and Midtown Atlanta decried for years as being a poorly operated haven for crime and disease will shutter in a matter of …

Homelessness

Midcentury East Lake bungalow gets ‘funky’ for $299K

Boasting questionable “midcentury modern flair,” this 1955 home works hard to charm<p>The broker babble is strong with this one.<p>Phrases like “creative funky,” “zen to the ten,” and “midcentury modern flair” cram together to describe the East Lake house, but it comes across as that star student trying …

Houses

Job Alert: J.C. Penney will hire 350 in metro Atlanta

The company plans to hire for customer service and support positions, cashiers, specialists, beauty consultants, stylists and other positions.

J.C. Penney

Atlanta Hawks eyeing downtown entertainment district at The Gulch

A billion-dollar development could be in the works for western flank of downtown, next to Philips Arena<p>The last two weeks have brought a cascade of (mostly) good news for downtown Atlanta, including new apartments, the future transferring of streetcar operations to MARTA, passage of a contentious …

Atlanta Hawks