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High-end apartments lure new tenants

High-end apartments lure new tenants

When Trisha Ring was an undergraduate at the University of Kansas two decades ago, she took a part-time job leasing apartments to students and professors. That turned into a career…

Q & A on community banking: ‘We must pick our niches and do them well’

Q & A on community banking: ‘We must pick our niches and do them well’

Reporter Newspapers asked local banker Chris Burnett a few questions about how he sees the future of community banks. Here are his answers. Q. At a time banks seem to…

Augellos’ market provides a place where family and food is important

Augellos’ market provides a place where family and food is important

In 1985, Charlie Augello found himself facing yet another job-related move. Augello worked as a salesman for an engineering company. He and his family lived in the Atlanta suburbs, but…

2013 chairman of SSPC installed

2013 chairman of SSPC installed

The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce installed its new chairman, Cory Jackson, a branch manager with PNC Bank, at its annual meeting and luncheon Jan. 17 at Villa Christina. The…

New hotel coming to Perimeter

The Perimeter’s first new hotel in a quarter century is scheduled to open at Perimeter Sumitt in 2014. The 173-room Hyatt Hotel at Villa Christina will be built adjacent to…

Restaurateurs cook up local following

Restaurateurs cook up local following

In the late 1970s, a developer invited businessman Doug McKendrick to help open a restaurant in an area just outside of the city of Atlanta. There wasn’t much out there…

Charlie Sewell can fix everything from cooktops to cookies

Charlie Sewell can fix everything from cooktops to cookies

  At age 80, Charlie Sewell still comes to work on Saturdays to make cookies. “Chocolate chip and oatmeal,” he said, proudly. “Saturday is cookie day.” It’s his way of…

Q & A on office space: ‘We are in much better shape’

Q & A on office space: ‘We are in much better shape’

Q. Has the Central Perimeter office market recovered from the recession? What is the vacancy rate in the area? How does that compare with the past? I do not think…

Chambers, local officials welcome new businesses

Chambers, local officials welcome new businesses

New businesses offering anything from flowers to shoes to massages and medical care are starting up in the Perimeter, one of the largest commercial areas in metro Atlanta. Here’s a…