Georgia Fall Festivals and Events

Highlands Culinary Weekend

When it comes to the Fall, Festivals and Georgia, we are NOT lacking for something to do! In fact, you will easily find yourself either “overbooked” one weekend or having to toss a coin as to which one you will be going to! Most of these are easy day trips from Midtown Atlanta! Maybe grab […]

Where Are The Best Places To See Fall Colors in North Georgia

Leaf Watching in North Georgia

The arrival of Fall…means the end of the Hotlanta summers we love! It means cooler temps, and the change of the season brings the changing of the colors as the leaves on the trees create a masterpiece canvas of color across North Georgia. Ah, but the question is… Where Are The Best Places To See […]

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 | Wired.com

Nissan Leaf

See on Scoop.it – 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 Scoop.it – 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 Scoop.it – 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 […]