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Monthly Archives: December 2014

    Atlanta Theater Schedules for January

    By Zac Pasmanick | December 29, 2014

    Theaters all over Metro Atlanta had their own holiday breaks in December. But many of them get right back to their usual business as soon as the holidays are over. Here are their schedules for January offerings, including an encore of “Waffle Palace” and the new musical “Tuck Everlasting”. source/s: Read More

    Botanical Gardens Extends Holiday Light Show

    By Zac Pasmanick | December 22, 2014

    The USA TODAY announced last Tuesday that Garden Lights of Atlanta Botanical Garden was voted one of the Best Public Light Displays. The display of lights has been extended one week through January 10. “The response to the show has been overwhelming, so we’re extending its run to give everyone a chance to come and enjoy what’s... Read More

    Mayor Reed Announces Sale of Underground Atlanta

    By Zac Pasmanick | December 19, 2014

    WRS, a real estate investment company based in South Carolina, purchased the Underground Atlanta for $25.8 million. Mayor Reed said “The sale of Underground Atlanta is another milestone in the revitalization of our downtown corridor. WRS Inc brings a high level of expertise and strong track record of successful developments to an area of the City... Read More

    Mercedes-Benz Rumored to Move to Atlanta

    By Zac Pasmanick | December 18, 2014

    According to reports, Mercedes-Benz is considering relocating it’s US headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta. MBUSA has not made any official announcement on this subject, but if true would be a great addition to the auto industry units already in the South. MBUSA employs about 500 people in their current New Jersey office.   source/s: Read More

    OK Cafe Raises Funds for Staff

    By Zac Pasmanick | December 15, 2014

    OK Cafe in Buckhead suffered a fire on Sunday, and a fundraiser for the staffers has raised more than $56,000. the fundraiser has greatly exceeded its initial goal of $25,000. The fire was the result of a faulty water heater. It is unclear how long the restaurant will be closed. Donations are still being accepted here:​  ... Read More

    Things to Do along the Atlanta Streetcar Route

    By Zac Pasmanick | December 12, 2014

    The Atlanta Streetcar will be launching soon! If you’re curious about what to do along the track’s 12 stops, click the link below. The streetcar connects Centennial Olympic Park to the King Center and will operate seven days a week. source/s:–Things-to-Do-Along-the-Atlanta-Streetcar-Route/ Read More

    Waterworks Park Raises Funds

    By Zac Pasmanick | December 9, 2014

    Almost $10,000 was raised in a charity event to support Friends of Atlanta Waterworks, a Park Pride “Friends of the Park” group working to re-open the Waterworks Preserve greenspace on the city’s Westside. The park was closed before the 1996 Olympics, but was never reopened. The park will provide more recreation space in the Westside... Read More

    Woodruff Arts Center Receives Largest Grant in its History

    By Zac Pasmanick | December 8, 2014

    The Woodruff Arts Center received the largest grant in its 46 year history – $38 million! The largest portion of the grant is $25 million in endowment matching funds to support artistic and educational programming, including funds to match gifts for musician positions with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Other endowment funding will support the High Museum... Read More

    Atlanta Business Leaders Support Transportation Funding

    By Zac Pasmanick | December 5, 2014

    Larry Gellerstedt, the incoming chair of Metro Atlanta Chamber, said that there is a need to beef up $1.5 billion a year on infrastructure. The cost of not making such investments is “much, much more” said the CEO of Cousins Properties. The plan might cause an increase in taxes. A special transportation sales tax failed... Read More

    Protesters Help Atlanta’s Homeless

    By Zac Pasmanick | December 1, 2014

    Last Friday, protesters from the Ferguson case helped Atlanta’s homeless on Friday by giving out food and blankets. “We just want to honor human life – that all lives matter,” organizer Lakeysha Hallmon said. “I think if we can start looking at people as individuals, and see that yes, you matter and I matter, then we... Read More