Saturday, November 24, 2012
Read reports from your neighborhood businesses. And tell us about the locally-owned businesses you like to support.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Big chain retail locations are a permanent part of metro Atlanta's landscape, but some residents are saying enough is enough. What do you think?
Their names are instantly familiar, their logos immediately recognizable. Some of them represent the world's most famous brand names, while others are well on their way to prosperity and success. Chain retail stores are as much of the American way of life as hot dogs, baseball and apple pie. And over the past several months, their numbers seem to be growing throughout metro Atlanta. In Chamblee, a new Zaxby's - which tooks months longer to build than expected because of financing issues - will open on Monday. An old Stone Mountain Dairy Queen has been demolished, and another Zaxby's will soon take its place. After announcing plans to replace the old Atlanta Diner on North Druid Hills Road, McDonald's now plans a second location on …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Five-acre site features 85,000 square feet of film and television production space.
- REAL ESTATE
Thursday, November 1, 2012
by Patch Staff Raulet Property Partners said it opened Mailing Avenue Stageworks, an 85,000-square-foot, a film and television production facility in Chosewood Park. The facility, which sits on a self-contained, five-acre site, features 31-foot ceiling heights and an 80-foot-by-120-foot column free shooting area. An investment group comprised of Paul Raulet, John Raulet and Tyler Edgarton acquired the former industrial building at 1144 Mailing Ave. in July. The value of a facility that could house stage space, mill shop, production office and support warehouse under one roof was attractive to John Raulet, whose prior film production and location scouting experience in Atlanta included “42,” “The Watch,” “Identity Theft” and “The Internship…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
East Atlanta's favorite bar cracks open some of its most preferred brews all week long.
East Atlanta's Midway Pub celebrated Atlanta Beer Week by opening some the rarer brews it had been collecting for the past year. On Monday, owner Carsten Green and general manager Gil Henry Durant had tastings with customers, pouring some of Green's favorites which included: On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the bar hosts another 5 p.m. tasting that features a special Red Hare cask created by Trent Walker. That will be followed b y the 3rd annual Terrapin/Green’s/ Midway cask on Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. The 2012 version is Cask Atlantic City and a Terrapin Hopsecutioner aged with Templeton rye soaked oak chips and dry-hopped with Centennial. It includes the pouring of a special wooden cask of 2011 Wake-n-Bake aged with Grand Marnier. And finally, on Thursday…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Restaurant, consignment shop both lasted a few months.
A breeze, by definition, is a current of air that comes and goes. Ilan Breeze, the Caribbean-themed eatery that opened a few months ago at 537 Gresham Ave. is now closed. On Saturday, the shell of a restaurant was empty, save an orange tabby cat that was entering in and out via an opening near the front door. The consignment shop next door, which also opened within the past year, also is shuttered. The building used to be home to the Blendz hair salon.
Boomerang will focus on children's sizes 7 through juniors.
Monday, October 1, 2012
by Lauren Hise Few businesses have the ability to open a second location after less than two years of opening the first in this economy. But, if you deliver significant value to the community by providing impeccable customer service and great products at a reduced price, anything is possible. For parents, it is often difficult to keep up with the needs of our growing children and the constant rotation of clothing, shoes, toys, and more. Typically children use something so little before outgrowing it, it makes no sense to buy it new and pay full price. Baby Love has established a name for itself by addressing this issue and offering other helpful services for parents. The store carries a wide variety of new and gently used children’s and …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A new Italian restaurant is open in the Geyer & Taylor building in O4W.
Ammazza opened Monday in the Geyer & Taylor building on Edgewood Avenue. The restaurant, owned by Hugh, Jason and Cameron Connerty and Knox Ridley, features 16-inch Neapolitan-style pizzas and other dishes from and inspired by the cuisine of the Naples region. For example, you can get a classic Pizza Margherita, or you can try an Inferno, with spicy sopressata, house mozzarella, calabria peppers and basil. There is also Pizza Fritta, “the real street food of Naples,” and desserts such as cannoli and pasta fritta con cannella, a fried yeast dough with cinnamon sugar. The owners were getting the restaurant ready to open at 5 p.m. Monday, and Patch stopped by in the afternoon to take some pictures of the last-minute preparations. Ammazza is …