Category: Perimeter Business

16-story office building connected to Dunwoody MARTA station opens in Perimeter Center

A new office building that connects to the Dunwoody MARTA Station quietly opened in the spring, with its owner making an official announcement in August. Twelve24 is a 16-story mixed-use building located at 1224 Hammond Drive and features office space, retail stores, restaurants and outdoor deck amenities, according to a press release. The building is a development project of Trammell Crow Company and a joint venture partner advised by CBRE Global Investors. The building opened April 3, said Brandon Houston, a principal at TCC Atlanta office, in an email. Houston said TCC waited to announce its opening because of...

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Buckhead Ritz-Carlton hotel and residential tower plan draws density and parking questions

An early look at plans for a Ritz-Carlton hotel and residential tower in Buckhead was full of colorful descriptions of its “elevated lifestyle” away from the “burden” of Downtown Atlanta. But a zoning review group was looking for numbers, not words, on density, parking and traffic impacts that likely will loom large if the plan moves ahead. The proposal for the tower, a companion to an existing residential and office tower at 3630 Peachtree Road, made a preliminary appearance Aug. 5 at the Development Review Committee of Special Public Interest District 12, a zoning area with design rules and...

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Rooms To Go regional headquarters to move from Dunwoody to Brookhaven

Rooms To Go is relocating its Atlanta-area headquarters in Perimeter Center just across city limits from Dunwoody into Brookhaven. The furniture retailer announced it will move into 4004 Perimeter Summit in Brookhaven at the beginning of 2021, according to a city press release. The move is less than 2 miles away from its current location at 400 Perimeter Center Terrace in Dunwoody. “We believe the new office environment in Brookhaven will help us recruit additional talented associates as we grow our Atlanta-area headquarters over the next several years,” Rooms To Go CEO Jeff Seaman said in the press release....

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Sandy Springs offers tax incentives to compete for financial company offices, 709 jobs

The Sandy Springs City Council approved an economic incentive plan worth as much as $255,000 for Deluxe, a financial services company considering a 172,000-square-foot space to locate an office that would employ up to 709 people in three years.  The average salary for employees was listed at $91,500 in the tax incentive application. The publicly traded company anticipates spending approximately $10.2 million in building out the location it selects and another $2.4 million on furniture, equipment and fixtures, said Andrea Worthy, the city’s economic development director. If Deluxe picks the city, the buildout would start this summer and occupy...

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A Sandy Springs lab joins the COVID-19 battle

Ipsum Diagnostics began 2020 with its routine business of checking samples for dermatologists, neurologists and other medical practices. But it also heard about a novel coronavirus beginning  a global spread. Now the rapidly growing Sandy Springs laboratory is dedicated to the COVID-19 battle, cranking through as many as 7,000 tests a day on behalf of the Georgia Department of Public Health. “It’s really important to everyone here,” says Lauren Bricks, Ipsum’s co-founder and chief operating officer, who grew up in Sandy Springs. “You can see it. You can feel it. It’s really amazing how everyone has really stepped up.”...

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More than 1,400 large Paycheck Protection loans given to Perimeter area businesses

In the first round of Paycheck Protection Program loans, 1,427 businesses in the Perimeter Center, Buckhead and cities of Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs received loans between $150,000 and $5 million. The U.S. Small Business Administration did not release specific loan amounts, but instead labeled each organization with a range of value for the loans. Nonprofit organizations took advantage of the PPP, including universities, churches, senior living facilities and private schools. Brookhaven’s Oglethorpe University, which switched to remote learning at the end of the spring semester due to the pandemic, received a loan between $2 million and $5 million. The...

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Restaurants navigating pandemic guidelines stick to one big rule: build customer trust

Like most restaurants, Ray’s on the River, a fine-dining bastion in Sandy Springs for over 35 years, has been sharply focused on all the safety rules and guidelines it must follow to operate in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. When Ray’s learned on June 3 that an employee tested positive for asymptomatic COVID-19, the restaurant began a required deep-cleaning — but also did something big it didn’t have to do. It went on Facebook and told the world about the COVID case. “I think the public is entitled to know what goes on and be [made] aware of...

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Gov. Kemp extends pandemic emergency rules through Aug. 15

Gov. Brian Kemp has extended the state’s pandemic emergency rules through Aug. 15. The order, issued July 31, maintains various rules and guidelines, including that people practice social distancing and that people at higher risk of COVID-19 complications continue to shelter in place. The order continues to prohibit gatherings of more than 50 people if a distance of at least 6 feet between all participants cannot be maintained. And its specific rules for sanitation and distancing in specific businesses and institutes, like restaurants and schools, remain in effect. On the controversial topic of mask-wearing, the order continues to “strongly...

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Atlanta to open applications for small-business pandemic relief grants

The city of Atlanta will open its the Resurgence Grant Fund, a new program to help Atlanta small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aug. 10 through 31. The fund will provide grants to qualifying city of Atlanta businesses to help them cover pandemic-related costs such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely. Small businesses can apply for up to $40,000 to reimburse the costs of business interruptions as a result of required closures or local closures, according to a press release. The funds can also be used for expenses like personal protective...

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Buckhead Coalition rethinks its mission, new president says

On July 16, Jim Durrett gave his first “State of Buckhead” address as the new president of the Buckhead Coalition, a position he took in an unprecedented dual role while still serving as executive director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District. But the state of the Coalition, a legendary local nonprofit, was on some attendees’ minds. Durrett had no answer beyond saying the Coalition is rethinking its vision and mission, adding later in an email, “All I can tell you… is that we are in the middle of making changes about how everything operates.” One practical change is already...

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Buckhead Coalition president again condemns cityhood idea, announces security patrol

New Buckhead Coalition President Jim Durrett renewed his criticism of the idea of the neighborhood separating into its own city — likening it to a child threatening to take their toys home — in a July 16 address where he also announced the launch of a new security patrol. In a virtual meeting of the Buckhead Business Association, Durrett gave his first “State of Buckhead” address since taking over as Coalition president from former mayor Sam Massell earlier this month. About 60 people attended, including Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore and Mary Norwood, chair of the Buckhead Council...

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Federal court declares ‘heartbeat’ abortion law unconstitutional; governor says state will appeal

Georgia’s hotly controversial “heartbeat” abortion-restricting law was declared unconstitutional by a federal court July 13. Gov. Brian Kemp says the state will appeal. Signed into law by Kemp in early 2019, the law criminalized abortions in cases where a beat can be detected in fetal tissue that can develop into a heart and granted some individual legal rights to the fetus, among other provisions. Current Georgia law restrictions to abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy; the new law attempted to restrict it to six weeks or earlier, which opponents said is an effective ban. The law was...

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