Thursday, May 16, 2013
Developers project completing the $45 million project by the third quarter of 2014.
INMAN PARK — The developers of the 280 Elizabeth St. project expect they will break ground on the $45 million residential and retail complex in July. The mixed-use development, bounded by Elizabeth Street, North Highland and Lake avenues and the Inman Park Village project, is projected to be complete by the third quarter of 2014. Atlanta-based developers South City Partners and JPX Works LLC, which are partnering on the project, gave Inman Park residents an update on the project at the May meeting of the Inman Park Neighborhood Association. The 3.4-acre lot already home to several business, all of which will have to leave by July 9, Mark W. Randall, South City Partners' founder and executive director, told IPNA members. "Please, please …
Friday, April 26, 2013
So do your Gnamerican duty — bring two friends and help break the World Record!
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, April 26
by Karen Heim Please join the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons at the Inman Park Festival Parade on Sat., April 27 for their annual attempt at the Gnome March World Record. The Gnomes began marching in the Festival Parade in 2007 to bring attention to important Gnome issues: gnomophobia, dandelion genocide, legalizing weeds, etc. In 2010, the Krewe and the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club attempted a World Record of the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Garden Gnomes (a/k/a Gnome March). Signatures of 108 Gnomes were earnestly verified by Julia Stedman and Amy Carter. The Guinness Book of World Records denied the Gnomes' claim, stating that the Gnome March was not an "established competition." They then turned around and awarded it to a …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Bronx native is the owner of the Little 5 Points Pharmacy.
by Karen Heim INMAN PARK — The Festival Committee is pleased to announce Ira Katz, R.Ph., as this year’s Parade Grand Marshal. Ira is the owner and pharmacist of the Little 5 Points Pharmacy, serving the community since February 1981. Here are some testimonials from the neighborhood made prior to the announcement of his selection as Grand Marshal: “What other pharmacy will let you pay ‘later’ when you rush in without cash, credit card or check? Ira knows you will return with money. He also lets you pick up prescriptions for friends and neighbors. Since he knows your friends and neighbors, he trusts you.” “Twenty years ago, when my best friend was fighting his unsuccessful battle against AIDS, Ira was there to help. Back then, insurance …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Home tour and trash/recycling help needed.
by Jane Bradshaw The 42nd Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes is only four days away and we still have more than 200 volunteer slots to fill! Help is most needed for Home Tour and Trash/Recycling and an additional shift was added for Delta Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you're interested in assisting the musicians/bands, there are still many shifts available (this involves possibly carrying equipment/setting up/tearing down and getting food/water while they are on stage). Please go to http://inmanparkfestival.org/volunteer-app/ and sign up for one (or more) shifts if you haven't already. If you've already signed up for a shift, consider signing up for a second shift and/or forwarding this email request to your neighbors, friends, and …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Funds go to support school educational activities
Thursday, April 18
CANDLER PARK — The Mary Lin Education Foundation is holding its 5th annual Rocket Run 5K & 1 mile BLAST on Sunday, April 28, at 9 a.m. in partnership with the Inman Park Festival. The race runs through Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. Start time for the 1-miler is 9:45 a.m. Register for the race at www.RocketRun.org or www.active.com. The Mary Lin Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that raises funds for our community elementary school. The Foundation's mission is to help Mary Lin Elementary achieve its educational goals by providing instructional, physical, and technological opportunities for the enrichment of Mary Lin students. Organizer Beth Fucile, parent of 1st & 4th grade students, says “this is a great annual event that …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Year long project to replace old bridge means detours and delays.
OLD FOURTH WARD — After a month's delay, the planned replacement of the Edgewood Avenue bridge is to begin today. The $4.5 million project is necessary because the 107-year-old, 200-foot bridge is on the verge of being structurally unsafe, city officials said last year at a meeting of Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward residents to discuss the plan. Rather than repair it, officials said it would be more cost effective to build a new span. The work was to have started in March but was pushed back to accomodate some utility work that had to be done first. While the work is being done, the stretch of Edgewood between Krog and Randolph streets will be be closed to motor vehicle traffic. Motorists will be detoured around the closed portion of …
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Friday, March 29, 2013
Ton Ton Ramen and Yakitori Bar to open in planned Krog Street Market later this year.
Chef Guy Wong, who opened Miso Izakaya in the Old Fourth Ward four years ago, is planning to open another eatery in neighboring Inman Park. Ton Ton Ramen + Yakitori Bar is slated to open this fall in the planned Krog Street Market, according to Tomorrow's News Today. The 1,100-square-foot restaurant is to be full service and feature a Japanese counter, TNT, reported, adding he plans to open another restaurant in Decatur. See TNT's full story here.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Atlanta City Councilman explains to his Inman Park constituents why he didn't vote to approve a deal to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.
INMAN PARK — Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall said Wednesday he is not necessarily opposed to a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. Speaking to the monthly meeting of the Inman Park Neighborhood Association, Hall, whose District 2 includes that community, as well as Downtown, Old Fourth Ward and Sweet Auburn, said the council's March 18 vote to approve the project was taken too soon. Hall, who is seeking reelection, is one of four council members who voted against the $1 billion deal for a new stadium. Billionaire Arthur Blank, Falcons owner, wants a new stadium with a retractable roof to replace the team's current home at the Georgia Dome. The deal, which has the support of and pushed by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, calls for the Falcons…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Rust and barbed wire is soon to give way to retail and restaurants.
INMAN PARK — By the time it's done, Krog Street may be unrecognizable. For years, some of buildings and and other structures around and off Krog were characterized by rust and decay, barbed wire and graffiti. That's slated to change as part of the $70 million Krog Street Market redevelopment project Paces Properties has planned for the nine-acre site bounded by Edgewood Avenue, Irwin Street/Lake Avenue and the Atlanta BeltLine. Paces Properties, which purchased the site last year, expects to complete the project by November. Plans include construction of a 6,000-square-foot, indoor facility and the goal is to have it be comprised of all local tenants. See the accompanying video by Immovable Media, Inc., for a peek at Krog Street before its…