Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Aim of music festival is to showcase Auburn Avenue businesses.
Wednesday, May 1
UPDATE: Readers, because of weather concerns, the music fest is postponed and is scheduled for the weekend of May 18. by Maynard Eaton SWEET AUBURN — The landscape of Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn festivals has changed in recent history, with the emergence of an additional group of festival producers – the Muhammad family. Their concept — the Sweet Auburn Music Fest — aims to re-capture the essence of the original Sweet Auburn Festival in full swing during the 70s and 80s. That original festival essence, believes the Muhammad family, is compellingly captured through their Sweet Auburn Music Fest’s focus on family, music, culture, and community involvement. “I was involved when the festival first brought thousands of people to Auburn Avenue and …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Gastropub slated for Edgewood Avenue brownstone.
A new gastropub named MOTHER is slated to open this week in the Sweet Auburn District. The project at 447 Edgewood Ave. is the brainchild of Mark Basehore and James McConnell, both of Beep Beep Gallery, and two others from New York's Brooklyn borough, Creative Loafing reported this week. Read Creative Loafing's full report here. Scoutmob.com reported the bar will specialize in whiskey, boubon and tequila.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Opportunity Zone designation gives employers income tax credits of $3,500 for every new job created.
SWEET AUBURN — Auburn Avenue, one of the main arteries that threads through the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, through Downtown to Five Points, is getting an economic boost. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced Tuesday it approved the district's November 2012 application to be given "Opportunity Zone" status. The designation brings with it tax incentives designed to drive businesses and more importantly, job creation to the greater Sweet Auburn district and its main commercial corridors, Aurburn and Edgewood avenues. The incentives give employers $3,500 in tax credits for every new job they create, so long as it results in a minumum of two new net jobs. They are good for a five-year period and max out at $…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Historic District is getting help in efforts to preserve its cultural and economic legacy.
SWEET AUBURN — While the residential portion of this historic district enjoys its renaissance of revitalization, the commercial corridor at its heart, Auburn Avenue, continues to languish. So much so, that in 2012, the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the Sweet Auburn commercial district as one of the 11-most endangered places of cultural and historic significance in America. The year before, the Grant Park-based Atlanta Preservation Center listed Sweet Auburn as one of 19 most endangered spots in the city. But the National Trust Main Street Center, a private non-profit whose mission is to help save historic places, is working with local preservationists to revitalize the commercial corridor. The NTMSC helped form a steering…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The storm that rumbled through East Atlanta Patch neighborhoods Wednesday had some reaching for their beachwear.
SWEET AUBURN — Remember the Midtown man who ice skated down Peachtree Street during the Snowpocalypse of 2011? Well, Wednesday's storms that passed through metro Atlanta had many taking to Twitter and Instagram posting the images of its impact. This one taken by @stylenotswag of these women frolicking and tubing near the King Memorial MARTA Station stood out. As anyone who's lived in Atlanta for more than five minutes knows, the city has flooding and stormwater drainage issues. So these women, it would seem, took an enterprising approach by making the best of an otherwise dreary situation.
Monday, August 6, 2012
PARKatlanta, police targets of group that seeks to incite rage.
From city council members to residents to tourists, PARKatlanta is certainly not short on detractors. Now, the private company, which is contracted to provide parking enforcement for the city of Atlanta, can add another group the list: Anarchists. A self-described anarchist group with "a profound hatred of the privatized parking enforcement in Atlanta" hit a string of parking meters along Edgewood Avenue Sunday, rendering 45 of them inoperable along a stretch of the road that spans from the Sweet Auburn district to Downtown. The group used industrial epoxy to prevent motorists from putting money into the meters' coin slots. On Tuesday, the group struck again, hanging a banner on the Freedom Parkway overpass in Old Fourth Ward that read: …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Break-in at Sweet Auburn bar may have been a hate crime.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Deal for two-building purchase is set at $10.24 million.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Applicant, failing to show up at March 28 meeting, says it will not appeal.
Siding with residents and supporters of the Sweet Auburn corridor eager to preserve its history, the Atlanta Urban Design Commission denied an Atlanta developer's request Wednesday to demolish the former Atlanta Daily World building. The unanimous vote — 9-0 — follows weeks of controversy surrounding the old Atlanta Daily World building at 145 Auburn Ave. NE, just off the southwest corner of Piedmont Ave. NE. Atlanta-based Integral Group, sought to demolish the Atlanta Daily World building and replace it with housing geared toward Georgia State University students. Integral which did not attend the meeting, has 30 days to appeal the decision to the Fulton County Superior Court. But in a statement Intergral sent to East Atlanta Patch, the …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
'Integral’s plans provide a “win-win” and permit the building will be restored as a vibrant and contributing asset to the Auburn Avenue economy and community.'
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Editor's note: This is a joint statement written by M. Alexis Scott, publisher of the Atlanta Daily World and Valerie Edwards, executive vice president of the Integral Group. The two subpitted it to East Atlanta Patch in response to the controversy surrounding the old Atlanta Daily World building at 145 Auburn Ave. The authors say any comment beyond this statement would be premature and inappropriate. by M. Alexis Scott and Valerie Edwards Background: Relevant Facts About The Decision To Sell The Building: Relevant Facts About A Commitment to Preservation: