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Love Local: Cozy Coffee Shop Opens Near Piedmont Park
Coffee, wine — and tinned fish? Quirky coffee bar Larakin is looking to serve it all to you. We spoke with owner Jordan Chambers, who formerly worked for Intelligentsia and owned another local coffee bar, about why he’s betting on this tiny restaurant space and on Midtown.
El Viñedo Local Brings Authenticity and Community to Midtown
Midtown residents Robert Kaster and Keith Miller wanted to bring excellent food and wine to their neighborhood and create a place for people to build community. Their restaurant at Peachtree and 4th Streets has weathered pandemic challenges to do just that.
May DRC Recap: Committee Greenlights Two Mixed-Use Projects
Two mixed-use projects were presented at the May 10 meeting of the Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC). The first was an application from Dewberry for 1155 Peachtree Street, or the Campanile builiding, and the second was an application from Selig with updated plans for their proposed "Midtown Exchange" project. See the DRC's recommendations for both projects here.
Selig Premieres New Dual Tower Project Called Midtown Exchange
The Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting on April 12 featured a new mixed-use project on the block bounded by 12th Street, Peachtree Walk and 13th Street. See the DRC's recommendations for the Selig's Midtown Exchange here.
Midtown Green Team Pivots to Leaf Removal Detail for Autumn
Bright fall colors are a signal to our Midtown Green team that fall leaf pickup duties are imminent. Keeping streets and sidewalks clear of leaves is more than an aesthetic issue. It's also about preventing people from slipping and falling, and keeping storm drains clear.
Untangling Homelessness: Midtown Blue and PAD Partnership Accelerates Supportive Housing Efforts
It takes teamwork and coordination to solve an issue as complex as homelessness. And through a strengthened partnership, Midtown Blue and the Atlanta Policing Alternatives and Diversion Initiative (PAD) have helped 18 unsheltered people in the district this year — more than either organization would be able to accomplish on its own.
JPX Works Showcases New 31-Story Residential Tower
RJTR architects presented plans for JPX’s residential concept on the southeast corner of 18th Street and Spring St. The 31-story building has 325 residential units at 300,400 square feet with lobby and leasing at the ground floor. Read the Midtown Development Review Committee's recommendations for the project here.
15th Street Extension Project Awarded $2M in Additional Federal Grants
The Atlanta Regional Commission announced that the planned extension of 15th Street was recently awarded a $2 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The extension, which will be built between 15th Street's current end point at West Peachtree Street and Williams Street, will help complete the district's street grid.
Piedmont Park Operations Team Maintains Tranquil Space During Pandemic
During a typical year, Piedmont Park regularly welcomes festivals, cultural and sporting events nearly every weekend. The pandemic brought a temporary pause to these large gatherings, but Atlantans have found they need the park’s wide open spaces more than ever — for exercise, for fresh air and for their mental health.
Interface Reconfigures its HQ to Create Safer Post-Pandemic Space
Flooring manufacturer Interface Inc. plans to bring its metro Atlanta employees back to its Midtown headquarters — but not before giving thought to every detail about how its office operates and making changes as needed to keep its employees safe.
Arts District Plaza Construction Kicks Off Next Month
The updates to Arts District Plaza include new lighting, seating and landscaping on the Southeast and Southwest corners of the intersection. The centerpiece of the plaza will be Dorothy Berge’s 1968 sculpture, Sabine Woman, which is making a triumphant return to Midtown after spending some time away from the spotlight.
Lord Aeck Sargent Presents Renovation Project for 1280 West Peachtree
The DRC concluded 2020 with a presentation by Lord Aeck Sargent on proposed improvements to 1280 West, a 40-story condo tower on 16th Street between West Peachtree and Spring Street. The Homeowner’s Association seeks to update the post-modern building with an exterior “refresh” that includes modifying the building façades and roofing to accentuate the verticality of the tower and to address deferred maintenance items.
DRC Proposals Include Adaptive Reuse Restaurant Project, 31-Story Student Housing Tower
The Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC) met Nov. 10 to review two proposals, one that would bring a new restaurant and outdoor dining and another for a new 31-story mixed-use student housing tower. Read details about each project and see the DRC’s recommendations here.
Many Groups Working to Untangle Homelessness During the Pandemic
We spoke to homeless outreach organizations with active street teams serving the Midtown area – and across the city – to ask how they’ve adjusted their field work in the middle of a global health crisis, what services they’re currently offering and how you can help support their efforts.
In the News
- November 2022
- October 2022
- Midtown wine and coffee bar Larakin hosting opening party this monthhttps://www.ajc.com/things-to-do/atlanta-restaurant-blog/wine-bar-larakin-opening-in-midtown/I5T7HYCA4RHLLP2KMUVAHFS2MA/ | Oct 20, 2022
- September 2022
- August 2022
- Midtown parking lot down the street from Fox Theatre eyed for high-rise apartmentsBiz Chronicle | Aug 10, 2022Most Admired CEO: Georgia Tech's Ángel Cabrera on the costs of higher education and trusting your staffBiz Chronicle | Aug 1, 2022
- July 2022
- Experiences Make Midtown Atlanta’s Retail Future BrightMidtown ATL for Saporta Report | Jul 27, 2022SmoQ’n Hot Grill Aims To Pair a Southern Smokehouse With A New York-Style Deli in MidtownWhat Now ATL | Jul 22, 2022Midtown DRC Provides Support for Planned 37-Story Peachtree Tower Near Fox TheatreWhat Now ATL | Jul 10, 2022The Pandemic Changed a Lot About the Workplace, but Not the Plans for Midtown UnionCoStar | Jul 7, 2022
- June 2022
- Joint Venture Breaks Ground on 28-Story Luxury Apartment Tower in Midtown AtlantaRE Business Online | Jun 30, 2022Experiences Make Midtown Atlanta’s Retail Future BrightMidtown ATL for Saporta Report | Jun 27, 2022What’s holding back Atlanta’s food trucks—and what’s being done about itAtlanta Magazine | Jun 20, 2022
- May 2022
- March 2022
- Two Atlanta hotel markets poised for 'full recovery' as construction continues upswingBiz Chronicle | Mar 21, 2022