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Monthly Archives: June 2014

    Taste of Atlanta Returns in October, Tickets on Sale July 11

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 30, 2014

    Taste of Atlanta returns October 24-26th and will feature goodies from dozens of Atlanta restaurants. The event goes on sale July 11 with ticket prices starting at $25 for General Admission (in advance), $35 at the event and includes 10 taste coupons (extra coupons are $1 each). VIP cost $75 now, $85 at the event, and will include 10... Read More

    Five Atlanta Restaurants on ‘The 101 Best Burgers in America’ List

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 27, 2014

    The Daily Meal listed the double cheeseburger at Holeman & Finch Public House as 7th in its list of The 101 Burgers in America. The restaurant is known for it’s secret menu item, only selling 24 of them at 10 o’clock each night (and all during Sunday brunch). Other Atlanta restaurants included on the list... Read More

    Atlanta Housing Prices Rise Again – One of Fastest in U.S.

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 25, 2014

    In April, most metro areas saw price increases, according to a report issued by the S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices. Those increases were at a slower pace than in previous months, but Metro Atlanta showed one of the strongest price increases among all the cities in America. Atlanta prices went up 13.7% compared to the same period last year. The... Read More

    Atlanta Home Values Averaged $145,000 in May

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 24, 2014

    Inventory of bottom-tier-priced homes in Atlanta dipped 1.8%, while middle-tier-priced homes went up to 4.5% and inventory of top-tier-priced homes went down to 2.8%. Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries said, “It’s likely that many would-be sellers have decided to capitalize on recent home value gains, particularly as the pace slows, and list their home for sale... Read More

    Metro Atlanta World’s 44th Biggest Economy

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 23, 2014

    According to a report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Atlanta is the 10th largest metropolitan economy in the U.S and the 44th largest world economy with $306 billion in gross metropolitan product last year. “Metropolitan Atlanta – with the City of Atlanta at its core – is a major economic force to be... Read More

    Temperatures to Soar This Week

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 17, 2014

    Atlanta will now experience heat after thunderstorms blast the area through midweek. Temperatures will be in the low 90s this week and in the low 70s each night. Major airports will be impacted by thunderstorms this week and another storm is possible in spots during the afternoon on Wednesday, so those who are planning to travel may... Read More

    Atlanta Joins Bid for More Car Charging Stations

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 16, 2014

    Denise Quarles, The city’s director of sustainability has said that more charging stations must be available and should be accessible to meet driver demand, and he is encouraging local businesses to sign up. Atlanta officials say that the city has joined a federal initiative aimed at increasing the numbers of employees who offer workplace charging... Read More

    Atlanta’s Global Business News Source Wins Presidential Export Service Award

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 10, 2014

    Global Atlanta Publisher Phil Bolton and Editor Trevor Williams was presented with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C May 28. Global Atlanta’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.” Publisher, Founder and President Phil Bolton said Global Atlanta... Read More

    New East Atlanta Summer Day Camp

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 9, 2014

    The East Atlanta Kids Club is sponsoring a summer camp for kids 7-14 years of age again this year. Olio was made to deliver an inexpensive day camp option for parents while giving youngsters five whole days of summer fun. East Atlanta is already welcoming to kids in many ways. Some resources include the East Atlanta... Read More