Could The Atlanta Civic Center Become a Film and Television Center?

Development Proposal for Atlanta Civic Center

It’s been languishing there for sometime…with quite the name to follow….Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. But times have changed since 1967. I remember going to see the Lion King here and would miss much of the show because if you did not have a dead center seat, the show was off to the side. Now, […]

SalesLoft to add 55 Atlanta Positions

SalesLoft to add jobs

SalesLoft, a start up company that helps businesses find new customers has received some impressive financial muscle and will add some 55 positions to the company in the next two years. Tom Noonan,  a serial entrepreneur who sold Internet Security Systems Inc. to IBM Corp. for about $1.6 billion, recently invested $800,000 in SalesLoft. The company headquarters is located in […]

Does Apple Consider The Midtown Mile a “Bad Apple?”

apple macbook

For those of us that live, work and play in Midtown Atlanta, you know we have restaurants on every corner….and in between. No shortage of those! (Some of them also seem to come and go before we even get a chance to sample them…i.e. La Tagliatella in Metropolis!) One of the components that just seems […]

Is Atlanta Ready (or Willing) For Transit?

Multi Modal Transit Terminal

An informative post, but some what of an editorial one as well! Atlanta is on the rise again! Cranes are coming out of the ground in Midtown and Buckhead as new apartment towers start to take shape. And yes, even the suburbs are on fire again as homes are being built and excess lot inventory […]

5 Cities Buy More Than Half of All Electric Vehicles in U.S. | Autopia |

Nissan Leaf

See on – Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos It’s a stat that should surprise absolutely no one. More than half of all electric vehicles in the U.S. are silently running around five major cities.   Thom Abbott‘s insight: An exact reason why recent development presented to the Midtown Alliance were told “You need to […]

Tyler Perry believed to be buyer of massive Douglas County…

Georgia Film TV News

See on – Georgia Film & TV A massive Douglas County property once slated for more than 1,300 residences has been sold to a company with apparent ties to entertainment mogul Tyler Perry.   Thom Abbott‘s insight: Perry also owns 30+ acres adjacent to his current Atlanta Studio that can be further developed. Atlanta […]

NYC’s coming ‘supertowers’ are nothing to fear

NYC Super Towers

See on – Georgia Tech News Events Who’s afraid of “supertowers” near Central Park? Most of the city’s inflexible preservationists, ivory-tower urbanists, community “activists,” pandering politicians, architectural critics and architects themselves, except for those fortunate enough to…   Thom Abbott‘s insight: Our “Super Towers” may soon be here with new development planned for Midtown […]

Atlanta’s Lost Spaces Abound | Riverwalk Atlanta and Hartsfield Incinerator

Riverwalk Atlanta

I suppose every city (well maybe not New York or Los Angeles) have lost spaces, waiting to be re-discovered. As a real estate broker, I find myself in many a place that most Atlantan’s have never even been, much less heard of. And then, I even learn about a place I knew nothing about. A […]

Glimpses Of ATL’s Most Annoyingly Vacant Spaces

Spring Street Midtown Atlanta

See on – Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos To the casual observer from older, denser cities, Atlanta can appear to be full of gaps. Holes. Vibrancy interruptions. In the grand…   Thom Abbott‘s insight: I’ve seen and noted many of theses buildings and think, “opportunity, opportunity, opportunity!!” Let’s hope all these places are future […]

October Festivals In Atlanta and Around Georgia

Georgia Apple Festival Ellijay GA

I always love doing these posts. There is so many unique October Festivals in Atlanta and around the North Georgia Mountains this time of year! Of course, the fall colors should be starting in the mountains (reminds me…time for a trip to Cherokee and the outlet malls of Gatlinburg…another great day trip) so all the […]