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

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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 […]

Big Nerd Ranch Plants Big Footprint with Atlanta HQ

Big Nerd Ranch

I am often amazed at some of the companies that call Atlanta home…and I (or maybe YOU) don’t even know it. This story comes on the heels of my post about Atlanta Top 10 City for Technology Mergers and Acquisitions! Well if you are a tech person, and develop apps for the mobile world, then […]

SLIDESHOW: Southwest opens Atlanta pilot base, People Department – Atlanta Business Chronicle

See on – Georgia Tech News Events Southwest Airlines Co. on Tuesday marked one year of flying in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson…   Thom Abbott‘s insight: The opening of a pilot base in Atlanta will give the pilots the opportunity to live in Atlanta, since it is where they will start, and end trips. […]