Author: Collin Kelley

Annual, free design market returns to ADAC

Atlanta Decorative Arts Center in Peachtree Hills will hold its annual three-day market, Design ADAC, April 24 to 26 with a host of regional and national design professionals and enthusiasts. The free-to-attend event will also feature special guests Hamish Bowles, international editor-at-large of Vogue, and designer Victoria Hagan. ADAC is located at 351 Peachtree Hills Ave NE. “At this year’s Design ADAC, we are celebrating innovative minds that are revolutionizing how the world of interior design is being expressed,” said Katie Miner, General Manager at ADAC, in a release. “Our goal was to create a series of events that would...

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MARTA to suspend all service Sept. 11 for storm

MARTA will suspend all bus and rail service for Monday, Sept. 11, ahead of the anticipated severe weather conditions caused by Hurricane Irma. “The projected impact of this approaching storm requires us to suspend all MARTA service for Monday,” said Keith Parker, MARTA’s CEO and general manager, in a press release. “We will continue to coordinate with state and local officials and emergency personnel to determine our service schedule for Tuesday.” MARTA customers are encouraged visit the MARTA website (itsmarta.com) or call customer service at 404-848-5000 for updates regarding Tuesday’s service...

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First of two Atlanta sales tax hikes takes effect

If you’re shopping in Atlanta, you might notice that it’s just a little bit more expensive. The first of two sales tax increases recently approved by voters went into effect March 1, rising to 8.5 percent. On April 1, the sales tax will increase again to 8.9 percent – the highest in the state. The two increases were approved in November to fund MARTA expansion and for transportation...

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New Atlanta Police chief lays out crime-fighting plan

New Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields gave her first press conference Feb. 10 to outline her public safety plan for the city. Shields said she had been working with colleagues for the last six weeks reviewing critical needs for the city and acknowledged that while crime is down, APD can do better. “There has been a 27 percent reduction in crime under Mayor [Kasim] Reed,” Shields said, “but when people believe their safety is an issue, data is useless. I think people are tired of hearing data.” The chief said reduction of violent crime is the department’s number one...

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BCN gets update on Ga. 400 park, road improvements

The Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods received an update on the proposed park over Georgia 400 from Buckhead CID Executive Director Jim Durrett at its Jan. 12 meeting. Calling the park a priority, Durrett said BCID is halfway through a year-long study on the half-mile-long greenspace and gathering spot, which would stretch from the Atlanta Financial Center on Peachtree Road to the Lenox Road/Ga. 400 interchange. Durrett said the park would feature an amphitheater that could seat up to 2,000 people, a hardscape area for markets and events, and a lush green space. He said BCID is talking with Atlanta...

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