Ponce City Market breathes new life into an Atlanta landmark

Ponce City Market hard hatIf you’ve ever driven down Ponce de Leon Avenue or North Avenue in midtown, you have no doubt passed the behemoth building complex that sits between the two streets at Glen Iris Dr.   The huge structure, which was first constructed by Sears, Roebuck & Company in 1925 as a retail store and distribution center, and later housed City of Atlanta offices as City Hall East, will soon become a bustling retail, business, entertainment and residential complex known as Ponce City Market!

Last week I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the future Ponce City Market when I participated in a hard hat tour of the property.  I left the tour brimming with excitement about what is sure to be a fantastic addition to intown Atlanta. Continue reading

Experience Atlanta’s biggest attractions and save in September!

SwaptemberThough there are countless things you can do in Atlanta for free, some attractions do come with a cost.   Zoo AtlantaThe Georgia Aquarium and Fernbank Museum of Natural History, among others, all charge an admission that in this economy can be difficult to cover.

Enter SWAPtember!  What is SWAPtember?  Well, I’m glad you asked!  For the month of September, members of at least one of Atlanta’s sixteen participating attractions can use their membership card to save $10 off a membership at any other participating Atlanta-area attraction.  For example, if you are a member of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, you can become a member of the Atlanta Botanical Garden for $10 less in September.    Continue reading

BeltLine Eastside Trail and Atlanta Streetcar Walking Tours this weekend!

beltline logoLace up your sneakers, Atlanta!  You’ve got two opportunities this Saturday, July 28, to get your exercise on and preview two significant additions to Atlanta’s infrastructure. Continue reading

Let Rover run free at one of Atlanta’s great dog parks!

dog parkRover, we hear ya.  You’re inside all day, looking out the window, pleading to get out – and that 5 minute walk to the mailbox on a leash just isn’t gonna cut it.  You need to run free.  You yearn to frolic with other four-legged friends.  Message received.   Here are some great parks we hope your owner reads about.  Continue reading

Atlanta BeltLine receives national attention

Sure, we know the BeltLine is going to transform Atlanta in so many incredible ways, and now the rest of the world does too.   That’s because the project was recently featured as part of a list of seven significant urban development projects happening around the country.    That’s right, our Atlanta BeltLine baby was featured alongside such projects as redevelopment of the Seattle waterfront, creation of Chicago’s Millennium  Reserve, and the construction of a bullet train to connect California’s cities.  And in both articles the BeltLine is noted as the most impressive project of all.  We’re so proud we could burst!

Take some time to read the articles for yourself.   They say difficult economic times breed creativity and we can’t think of any stories that illustrate that idea more clearly.

Salon.com – The bold new urban future starts now

Smartplanet.com – 7 bold urban projects to watch in 2012

To keep up with the latest news on the BeltLine, check out the new blog they launched last month.

Buckle up, it’s going to be an exciting 2012!