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smArTaLlone
Oct 17, 2009, 2:53 AM
A temporary banner for "Hudson Grill" is hanging above the door of the former Artistry, across Peachtree from Metropolis. They've been rebuilding the interior for a week or more, and now it looks like they're hiring.

Up at 12th & whatever-they're-calling-it, one of the two remaining tower cranes is coming down, and they're experimenting with a light-display in the north tower. Here's a crummy cell-phone shot I took last night:

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj177/gpburdell93/Mobile%20Uploads/th_Photo_10.jpg (http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj177/gpburdell93/Mobile%20Uploads/?action=view&current=Photo_10.jpg)

I caught it in green, but it's been cycling through blue, red, white & green. I'm not sure what it'll be used for, or even if the individual lights will be covered with translucent panels, but it's certainly novel!


Thats interesting. I wonder if it can be used for advertising in some way.

citywalker
Oct 19, 2009, 4:47 PM
It looked like from walking by the other day that Grand Central eatery in 999 Peachtree has closed( no big surprise ) and that the old Grape in the same building was under construction.

smArTaLlone
Oct 19, 2009, 5:40 PM
It looked like from walking by the other day that Grand Central eatery in 999 Peachtree has closed( no big surprise ) and that the old Grape in the same building was under construction.

Empire State South


Athens’ Hugh Acheson to open Atlanta restaurant (http://blogs.ajc.com/table-talk-blog/2009/09/02/athens-hugh-acheson-to-open-atlanta-restaurant/?cxntfid=blogs_table_talk_blog)

phantom
Nov 17, 2009, 6:56 PM
Man, this thread's been quiet for too long! Now I'm going to hop around, up & down Peachtree:


Hudson Grille -- is open on Peachtree St. in the Artistry space, essentially across the street from Taco Mac in the Metropolis. I guess its the twin to the one in Brookhaven. 50 beers on tap & quite a few flat-screen TVs. Haven't been to it or the original, so I can't tell you about the food.

Viewpoint rezoning -- There's a rezoning sign in the window of the sales center at Viewpoint. Anyone know why?

Viewpoint development -- On the 2nd floor at the north end of Viewpoint, overlooking the Starbucks, there's construction behind the huge glass windows. I can see some chandeliers, but butcher paper covers the lower parts of the glass. What could be going in there?

Bakery -- The bakery replacing the Gold Star bakery is making slow progress. No idea how close it is to opening, but it looks like it's still a ways off.

Piola -- Lots of work is still happening in the south end of the 1010 building in the restaurant. I looked in the windows, and it's still got a ways to go, but I presume they've ironed out the difficulties with venting the pizza ovens proposed for there.

Disco wall -- The north end of phase 2 of the 12th & Midtown project is pretty far along. (This is the office tower at the corner of 12th & Peachtree). One of 2 construction cranes is down, and the construction lift has been taken down. An odd note: on the ground floor facing north along Peachtree St. is a strange lighted wall. (I posted a pic of it a few weeks ago). Since that pic, they've covered up the bulbs with prismatic diffusers--sort of like the cheesy light-boxes you used to be able to buy at Spencer's.


I'm sure there's more I'm missing, but I walk Peachtree from Ponce to 15th every day, so this is just what I'm seeing.

(four 0 four)
Nov 17, 2009, 8:04 PM
I'm sure there's more I'm missing, but I walk Peachtree from Ponce to 15th every day

How's business? ;)

phantom
Nov 17, 2009, 11:06 PM
Viewpoint development -- On the 2nd floor at the north end of Viewpoint, overlooking the Starbucks, there's construction behind the huge glass windows. I can see some chandeliers, but butcher paper covers the lower parts of the glass. What could be going in there?


I should have waited just a few more hours. On my walk home this evening, the paper had been removed, and it was clear: the 2nd floor is now a salon. I saw no signs, so I don't know its name. It was occupied, so it appears to be open.

phantom
Nov 20, 2009, 5:37 PM
Bakery -- The bakery replacing the Gold Star bakery is making slow progress. No idea how close it is to opening, but it looks like it's still a ways off.



The bakery continues to build out, and now it's got a sign: Bakeshop



Disco wall -- The north end of phase 2 of the 12th & Midtown project is pretty far along. (This is the office tower at the corner of 12th & Peachtree). One of 2 construction cranes is down, and the construction lift has been taken down. An odd note: on the ground floor facing north along Peachtree St. is a strange lighted wall. (I posted a pic of it a few weeks ago). Since that pic, they've covered up the bulbs with prismatic diffusers--sort of like the cheesy light-boxes you used to be able to buy at Spencer's.



Well, it appears they're going to display trippy, psychedelic animations. I caught one last night--apparently the first time it's run one. The group of engineers standing before the windows appeared to be checking out their handiwork.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj177/gpburdell93/th_Photo_111909_001.jpg (http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj177/gpburdell93/?action=view&current=Photo_111909_001.jpg)

The animation was color morphing swirls surrounding a central blob, sort of like electrons orbiting a nucleus.

trainiac
Nov 20, 2009, 6:41 PM
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj177/gpburdell93/th_Photo_111909_001.jpg

The animation was color morphing swirls surrounding a central blob, sort of like electrons orbiting a nucleus.

Shiny! Hope the bakery is good, that would be super-handy

trainiac
Nov 23, 2009, 7:31 PM
Hudson Grille -- is open on Peachtree St. in the Artistry space, essentially across the street from Taco Mac in the Metropolis. I guess its the twin to the one in Brookhaven. 50 beers on tap & quite a few flat-screen TVs. Haven't been to it or the original, so I can't tell you about the food.


Had lunch there today. It filled up pretty good by 12:30 which bodes well since it's the Monday before Thanksgiving. Food was shooting for Houston's from what I could tell but a little down-scale from there -- wings and a few other pub items are added. Whole bunches of TV's which might get some people who would normally go to the Taco Mac across the street but would prefer better food.

Prices about normal for midtown. Not sure what they changed, but it feels cozier than Sweet Lowdown.

hattmardy
Nov 29, 2009, 3:06 PM
Viewpoint development -- On the 2nd floor at the north end of Viewpoint, overlooking the Starbucks, there's construction behind the huge glass windows. I can see some chandeliers, but butcher paper covers the lower parts of the glass. What could be going in there?


Paragon Salon has recently moved into the 2nd floor retail space

hattmardy
Nov 29, 2009, 3:09 PM
I heard rumors of Chipotle moving into the Viewpoint ground retail spaces... I wonder if it's true

ATLaffinity
Nov 29, 2009, 8:02 PM
I heard rumors of Chipotle moving into the Viewpoint ground retail spaces... I wonder if it's true

that would be great. moe's is disgusting.

phantom
Dec 1, 2009, 3:27 PM
OK, to continue following up my big post:

Bakeshop (Concentric's bakery) is open today at the corner of 8th & Peachtree. It replaces the Gold Star Bakery.

I stopped in on the way to work, and had a quite good chocolate croissant, and a slightly less good almond croissant.

Unlike Gold Star, this place sells actual bread! Huzzah! The other croissants varieties & cinnamon buns look good, as did the several loaves I looked at.

They have a lunch menu on the wall--all I remember right now is bratwurst with mustard--and are open from 7am to 7pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

(four 0 four)
Dec 4, 2009, 3:17 PM
Well, it appears they're going to display trippy, psychedelic animations. I caught one last night--apparently the first time it's run one. The group of engineers standing before the windows appeared to be checking out their handiwork.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj177/gpburdell93/th_Photo_111909_001.jpg (http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj177/gpburdell93/?action=view&current=Photo_111909_001.jpg)

The animation was color morphing swirls surrounding a central blob, sort of like electrons orbiting a nucleus.
I'll admit that I'm easily entertained but I went by last night and it looked great! The blue lines swirling around were a much more interesting look than the solid wall of lights that was displayed when they were first setting it up. It will be interesting to see what this thing can do. Don't be surprised if you see me perched in a lawn chair on the sidewalk.

shivtim
Dec 9, 2009, 2:57 AM
Some 12th & Midtown night shots. It's pretty bright, and visible from quite a distance.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs110.snc3/15742_673576345497_5606955_38891982_4291694_n.jpg

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs110.snc3/15742_673576350487_5606955_38891983_1903081_n.jpg

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs090.snc3/15742_673576360467_5606955_38891984_3624033_n.jpg

cabasse
Dec 9, 2009, 9:04 PM
i like the crown! something new but still quite a contribution to the night skyline.

mahanakorn
Feb 16, 2010, 6:49 PM
Something NOT available in the burbs: Uniqlo - the Japanese Gap / H&M.

From SF Curbed: http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2010/02/16/storefronting_uniqlo_headed_to_sf.php

From WSJ (2 paragraphs only without subscription):
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703382904575058751388840486.html?mod=WSJ_Markets_section_Deals

From Blogspot: http://michael-roberto.blogspot.com/2010/02/uniqlos-expansion-strategy.html

atlgal
Feb 17, 2010, 4:06 PM
Couldn't find where this had been announced on this board already, so here it is.... (apologies if this is old news)

CB2 is coming to 12th and Midtown. There are big signs posted in the windows on the Peachtree side of the building. ABC also had an article:

http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2009/09/28/story3.html

cabasse
Feb 17, 2010, 9:35 PM
i use a couple of the uniqlock samples as my cell phone ringtone

FodflCCc0Ys

phantom
Mar 26, 2010, 2:22 PM
From at least Ponce to 6th St. the crosswalk signals have been switched out to the countdown-style signals. I've not heard anything about the change: who planned it or who's paying, or if it's a part of the Midtown streetscape overhaul, but I'm all for it!

These same countdown signs have gone up along Ponce from Charles Allen east.

The only crosswalk signal I like better is the shifty-eyes signal at Piedmont & 10th St.

phantom
Mar 26, 2010, 2:28 PM
The boutique, My! My! My! in the old French Kiss storefront next to the Vortex, has expanded into its empty neighbor, the old Shoe Bar. The latter's sign is still up.

This was mentioned under the restaurant thread, but Piola has been open a few weeks on the south face of the 1010 building. I had a chicken & brocolli pasta dish for lunch shortly after they opened, and found the food tasty, the service fast & pleasant.

The Midtown Blue headquarters moved a week or so ago from its corner location in the 999 Peachtree building, at Peachtree St. & Peachtree Pl. into an storefront in the Metropolis building, behind Taco Mac along Peachtree Pl.

trainiac
Mar 26, 2010, 5:11 PM
Heard a rumor that Five Guys is opening a new location in Spire next to F2O. Burger competition for the Vortex, hmmm

jurban8
Mar 26, 2010, 6:07 PM
Very glad to see that clothing boutique is doing well-that space always seemed a little cursed. Great to have them on the Mile.

ATLaffinity
Mar 29, 2010, 1:36 PM
Is something going into the former Midtown Blue Space?

I hope that restaurant in 999 activates that area a little more.

dirtybird
Mar 30, 2010, 4:28 PM
Don't know if it's been posted yet but I'm very excited about this festival coming in September. They're closing down Peachtree Street from 5th to 10th Street!

http://www.midtownfestivalofthearts.org/

smArTaLlone
Mar 30, 2010, 5:00 PM
Don't know if it's been posted yet but I'm very excited about this festival coming in September. They're closing down Peachtree Street from 5th to 10th Street!

http://www.midtownfestivalofthearts.org/

That is such an awesome idea for Midtown to have its own neighborhood festival. :tup:

reet
Mar 30, 2010, 7:40 PM
Don't know if it's been posted yet but I'm very excited about this festival coming in September. They're closing down Peachtree Street from 5th to 10th Street!

http://www.midtownfestivalofthearts.org/

This looks very cool. It's about time there was a neighborhood arts festival on Peachtree. I'm probably overlooking it, but I couldn't figure out where on Peachtree this is going to take place from the web site. Anyone know?

shivtim
Mar 30, 2010, 11:35 PM
^From 5th to 10th street. This is normally a pretty lively section anyway, with a decently high concentration of condos and restaurants.

reet
Mar 31, 2010, 3:25 AM
^From 5th to 10th street. This is normally a pretty lively section anyway, with a decently high concentration of condos and restaurants.

Thanks -- that's a great area for it. One night last week when it was nice, warm weather I walked from where I live north of Colony Square all the way down Peachtree to the North Avenue MARTA station just to take in the street. Other than a few surface parking lots that are still hanging in there despite the development frenzy of the past decade, this section of Peachtree from 5th to 10th makes for a good urban walking experience. I saw a lot of people out and about headed to Vortex and other restaurants and stores.

DSGB
Apr 25, 2010, 8:09 PM
1010 Midtown corner unit. Incredible views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehQazi9wnak

cybele
May 11, 2010, 12:12 PM
Well, this is mainly about Lenox but it also says a man named Tom Ford and another one named Paul Smith are thinking about midtown. Who they are I don't know.

Lenox Square adding some big names while others expand (http://tonetoatlanta.blogspot.com/2010/05/lenox-square-adding-some-big-names.html)

shivtim
May 25, 2010, 1:41 AM
New grass in the plaza at 10th st and Peachtree (where the fountain used to be)
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs322.snc3/28692_704833500907_5606955_39917020_1749980_n.jpg

cybele
May 25, 2010, 3:17 AM
Well, that is good looking, they must have got their pre-emergent out early cause you don't see any chickweed at all.

shades valley
May 26, 2010, 3:45 PM
It's totally crazy that Midtown is such an Apple kind of place, yet the company keeps sticking its stores in much smaller and less sophisticated cities like Jacksonville, Birmingham and Louisville (sorry, no offense intended), and in malls way out in Buford. What's their strategy?

Birmingham? less sophisticated? you tried it...

ATLaffinity
May 26, 2010, 8:06 PM
^ well, they have 4 Apple stores in the MSA.

I think you'll see a Midtown Whole Foods before a Midtown Apple.

jurban8
May 26, 2010, 11:25 PM
Well, the WF on Ponce is in "Midtown Place", but I know what you mean ;).

ATLaffinity
May 27, 2010, 7:56 PM
^ That whole area is O4W.

And the sooner they put a road through from 10th st to the Sears bldg, the better.

cybele
May 27, 2010, 9:15 PM
Well, maybe they could run one alongside the Beltline if there is room. From what I am hearing the trains won't be running for a good many years and it would help with the cut-through-traffic.

Kenneth Disraili
May 28, 2010, 10:28 PM
Birmingham? less sophisticated? you tried it...

I know you meant no harm by the post made by Andrea back in 2008, but I heard that she passed away last year, and she will be missed very much. But then Trainiac sends me a PM saying he spoke to our beloved Andrea last week....hmmmm, I wonder if we are talking about the same Andrea that lives across Wiueka Road from me and was a Moderator on the same forum I was a member of....hmmmmmmm

http://atlantasouth.2.forumer.com/uploads/atlantasouth/photo-105.jpg

Kenneth Disraili
May 28, 2010, 10:38 PM
Well, back to Midtown.

I am a person that is really into water elements, because they are soothing, calming, and make a sound that drives out the sounds of the busy city such as traffic. I guess I'll miss that fountain, because I don't think Atlanta has enough fountains or water elements, but don't worry because I'll get over it.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs322.snc3/28692_704833500907_5606955_39917020_1749980_n.jpg

http://www.luxehotels.com/images/property-images/4565_d.jpg

Trae
May 28, 2010, 10:51 PM
I know you meant no harm by the post made by Andrea back in 2008, but she passed away last year, and she will be missed very much.

http://atlantasouth.2.forumer.com/uploads/atlantasouth/photo-105.jpg

She did? Dang. :(

plorenc
May 29, 2010, 12:34 AM
I know you meant no harm by the post made by Andrea back in 2008, but she passed away last year, and she will be missed very much.

http://atlantasouth.2.forumer.com/uploads/atlantasouth/photo-105.jpg

Rest in peace... :(

cybele
May 29, 2010, 12:43 AM
Well, no harm intended, but it looks like Aunt Bea or something if that's what got so many riled up.

plorenc
May 29, 2010, 4:19 AM
Well, no harm intended, but it looks like Aunt Bea or something if that's what got so many riled up.

Were you even here when Andrea still posted?

She was one of the most thoughtful, eloquent posters on this forum. I guess you'll never know.

joecool
May 29, 2010, 8:28 AM
WOW! I have been posting on here since 2002. I believe she had been as well. Didn't know that. What was her age?

joecool
May 29, 2010, 8:32 AM
Well, back to Midtown.

I am a person that is really into water elements, because they are soothing, calming, and make a sound that drives out the sounds of the busy city such as traffic. I guess I'll miss that fountain, because I don't think Atlanta has enough fountains or water elements, but don't worry because I'll get over it.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs322.snc3/28692_704833500907_5606955_39917020_1749980_n.jpg

http://www.luxehotels.com/images/property-images/4565_d.jpg

Yeah I agree. That looks like $h*t!!! Why did they remove the fountain? wtf were they thinking?!?!

Chris Creech
May 29, 2010, 10:11 AM
My understanding is that the whole retail area is being redone and that includes building out to the corner there as well. I know that redevelopment was put on hold, but maybe getting rid of the fountain was a step towards that.

mahanakorn
May 31, 2010, 3:35 PM
WOW! I have been posting on here since 2002. I believe she had been as well. Didn't know that. What was her age?

Older than Cher, I believe, but younger than Andy Griffeth. I'm sure we all miss her informed, thoughtful, articulate posts. Well, life goes on...

http://atlantasouth.2.forumer.com/uploads/atlantasouth/photo-105.jpg

jurban8
Jun 1, 2010, 1:03 PM
Call me dense but I have seen no activity happening related to building out the space to house the restaurant. I see an art gallery. Am I missing something here? Just don't see why the fountain was the first thing to be taken care of...

shivtim
Jun 2, 2010, 2:12 AM
^They are actively building the restaurant, you can see it through the windows on the NE side. They also just put up some new decorative planters on the stairs facing 10th street.

sabino86
Jun 2, 2010, 3:12 AM
I know you meant no harm by the post made by Andrea back in 2008, but she passed away last year, and she will be missed very much.

http://atlantasouth.2.forumer.com/uploads/atlantasouth/photo-105.jpg

WHAT?!? :(

jurban8
Jun 2, 2010, 1:04 PM
^They are actively building the restaurant, you can see it through the windows on the NE side. They also just put up some new decorative planters on the stairs facing 10th street.

Hmm guess I was just judging by Peachtree - thanks for the confirmation!

Kenneth Disraili
Jun 6, 2010, 6:11 PM
This is strange! Ok, Andrea and I belonged to the same forum. She was a Moderator and I was a Global Mod. then everything went dark. We have been searching for her eveywhere and then I get an email telling me she passed away, the Trainiac sends me a PM here stating he/she spoke with her last week. Ok, well where is she??????????????????????

NativeAtlantan
Jun 7, 2010, 3:35 AM
I think she lurks among us, yet. Anyone else agree?

ATLaffinity
Jun 7, 2010, 2:35 PM
That fountain was a big "fuck you" to street pedestrians. The patch of grass looks odd but at least I can see the first floor.

Kenneth Disraili
Jun 7, 2010, 2:58 PM
That fountain was a big "fuck you" to street pedestrians. The patch of grass looks odd but at least I can see the first floor.

You know I'm going to disagree. Many of the nation's largest cities are careful to always incorporate a water element(s) into their project(s). Besides having a calming effect against the noise, it looks really cool to see the different ways the architects design these water elements.
Sorry you feel it gives you such a bizaare feeling ATLaffinity. :hell:

trainiac
Jun 7, 2010, 8:09 PM
This is strange! Ok, Andrea and I belonged to the same forum. She was a Moderator and I was a Global Mod. then everything went dark. We have been searching for her eveywhere and then I get an email telling me she passed away, the Trainiac sends me a PM here stating he/she spoke with her last week. Ok, well where is she??????????????????????

post deleted

ATLaffinity
Jun 8, 2010, 12:31 AM
You know I'm going to disagree. Many of the nation's largest cities are careful to always incorporate a water element(s) into their project(s). Besides having a calming effect against the noise, it looks really cool to see the different ways the architects design these water elements.
Sorry you feel it gives you such a bizaare feeling ATLaffinity. :hell:

It's fine for buildings that want to keep the city at bay. And they were all designed like that for a long time. Obviously, 999 can't have a barrier like that when they are trying to attract visitors to a marquee restaurant and other shops.

There was zero life at that corner so who was the fountain for? And it was stepped up. You wouldn't just stroll past it unless you worked in the building.

joecool
Jun 8, 2010, 6:30 AM
You know I'm going to disagree. Many of the nation's largest cities are careful to always incorporate a water element(s) into their project(s). Besides having a calming effect against the noise, it looks really cool to see the different ways the architects design these water elements.
Sorry you feel it gives you such a bizaare feeling ATLaffinity. :hell:

I agree, I like it better with the fountain. Atlanta needs more fountains and art. I walked through Midtown tonight and 1010 area is looking AWESOME! Once everything gets filled with retail and things like that it's going to really help the Midtown Mile. They started working on CB2!!!

phantom
Jun 28, 2010, 5:15 PM
It appears a traffic signal is being installed at Peachtree St. & 6th St. The base for the pylon on the southwest corner of the intersection is quite large, and essentially blocks the entire sidewalk--which is already incredibly narrow in front of the condo there.

I cannot believe it is really necessary to have a traffic light at every block of Peachtree St. from North Ave. all the way to 13th St.!

Though I suspect one of the excuses for this is the foot traffic across Peachtree St. at 6th, I think this is actually a blow for pedestrians. It's not that great for cyclists, either.

catlike
Jul 3, 2010, 3:27 AM
^^^
Relying on cars to stop for that crosswalk is iffy at best. I usually just head to either 5th or 7th and avoid the frustration. My neighbors claim to have caused an accident there some months ago trying to cross the street. 6th street itself also gets backed up from cars trying to cross or make a left, which is not necessarily the best idea, but might have been a factor in the decision to put a light at that corner.

Terminus
Jul 4, 2010, 1:59 PM
It appears a traffic signal is being installed at Peachtree St. & 6th St. The base for the pylon on the southwest corner of the intersection is quite large, and essentially blocks the entire sidewalk--which is already incredibly narrow in front of the condo there.

I cannot believe it is really necessary to have a traffic light at every block of Peachtree St. from North Ave. all the way to 13th St.!

Though I suspect one of the excuses for this is the foot traffic across Peachtree St. at 6th, I think this is actually a blow for pedestrians. It's not that great for cyclists, either.

I support having a light there, but agree that the support for it is extremely ill-placed. Ideally it would have been around a foot closer to the curb. That, or they had widened the sidewalk to encroach into the front yard of the adjacent building.

megalopolis
Jul 13, 2010, 3:11 PM
Were you even here when Andrea still posted?

She was one of the most thoughtful, eloquent posters on this forum. I guess you'll never know.

No, cybele appeared on the forum on precisely the same day that Andrea quit the forum.

Ansley
Jul 13, 2010, 3:45 PM
I support having a light there, but agree that the support for it is extremely ill-placed. Ideally it would have been around a foot closer to the curb. That, or they had widened the sidewalk to encroach into the front yard of the adjacent building.

Unfortunately, there is a storm water sewer between the street and the support. I don't think the support could be closer to the street because of that. But, it is a tight walk.

phantom
Jul 13, 2010, 5:06 PM
Note that at the 6th & Peachtree intersection, both bases for the upcoming traffic-signal poles have been placed in the existing curb cuts for pedestrians! (Both in front of the condo on the SW corner, and in front of the ClearWire store on the NE).

I don't know if the signals are the DOT's doing or the City of Atlanta's, but it calls to my mind the old joke, "the operation was a success, but the patient died!" For the safety of the pedestrians, we'll not only essentially remove the sidewalk on the SW corner, we'll block their crosswalks across Peachtree.

Note that we should be happy they didn't simply remove the sidewalk in front of the condo south of the drugstore. That segment of Peachtree could have ended up like Courtland south of Pine St., where the sidewalk disappeared decades ago behind the church because they really needed 6 lanes of traffic!

CenterSquare
Jul 23, 2010, 3:53 PM
I see where CB2 is opening August 13th.
http://www.cb2.com/Stores/Store.aspx?storeid=185

(four 0 four)
Jul 23, 2010, 6:51 PM
I see where CB2 is opening August 13th.
http://www.cb2.com/Stores/Store.aspx?storeid=185
I drove by last night and although the first story windows are still covered, you can see the orange painted walls through the 2nd story windows...it really stands out. The exterior banners and signage have been installed as well.
I admit to being easily amused, but the light wall in the office tower across Peachtree from CB2 is about the coolest thing I've seen in Atlanta in a long time.

smArTaLlone
Jul 31, 2010, 7:35 PM
In what might be considered a "miss" for the hoped for shopping district on Peachtree, Anthropologie has just signed on at Westside Urban Market.

Fiorenza
Aug 1, 2010, 5:15 PM
Like I already done said befo'...Westside is da Bestside. Baby.

cybele
Aug 3, 2010, 1:47 PM
Well, one thing on the Midtown Mile, where do you park. People has to take their stuff home somehow after they buy it.

RobMidtowner
Aug 3, 2010, 2:04 PM
There is plenty of parking on-street, in lots, and most new developments have huge parking garages attached so parking isn't really an issue.

cybele
Sep 19, 2010, 3:25 PM
Well, it looks like the Midtown mile has flat took off with all the condos and whatnot, so I guess you are right on the parking.

Much Ado About Midtown (http://www.atlantarealestateforum.com/much-ado-about-midtown-31914/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AtlantaRealEstateForum+%28Atlanta+Real+Estate+Forum%29)

hattmardy
Oct 28, 2010, 7:17 PM
2 Midtown Restaurants have announced closing this week:

Evos (Viewpoint) : http://twitpic.com/31mogl
and
5th Street Cafe : http://whatnowatlanta.com/2010/10/27/zaza-pachulias-5th-street-cafe-shuts-down-after-only-78-days-in-business/

PedestriAnne
Oct 29, 2010, 1:29 AM
2 Midtown Restaurants have announced closing this week:

Evos (Viewpoint) : http://twitpic.com/31mogl
and
5th Street Cafe : http://whatnowatlanta.com/2010/10/27/zaza-pachulias-5th-street-cafe-shuts-down-after-only-78-days-in-business/

Not that surprised about Evos. I ran into a couple of people I hadn't seen in a long time just a couple of blocks from there and they had Evos cups. They said they'd just eaten lunch there and I asked if it was good. Without a second's hesitation, they said in unison "No."

5th Street Cafe must have set some kind of open-to-close record. 78 days? Wow.

hattmardy
Oct 29, 2010, 2:23 PM
I'm not surprised about Evos either. I'd probably eaten there about 5 times, each time hoping it would be better than the previous... it never was.

The food was mediocre and the price was relatively high for what you got. Not good when F2O is right across the street serving good food :)

There are still rumors of a Chipotle opening at Viewpoint... :shrug:

And yeah that 5th Street Cafe had a short run! About as short as Lupe?

hattmardy
Oct 29, 2010, 2:25 PM
On a happier note, the Abrigo restaurant (in the old Mitra building) announced yesterday (on their Facebook fan page) that they were really opening soon. I hope so!

ATLaffinity
Oct 29, 2010, 7:41 PM
Chipotle would blow out the doors in that area.

Moe's is disgusting.

Ansley
Oct 29, 2010, 8:47 PM
I'm not surprised about Evos either. I'd probably eaten there about 5 times, each time hoping it would be better than the previous... it never was.

The food was mediocre and the price was relatively high for what you got. Not good when F2O is right across the street serving good food :)

There are still rumors of a Chipotle opening at Viewpoint... :shrug:

And yeah that 5th Street Cafe had a short run! About as short as Lupe?

Unfortunately, it took about 30 minutes just to get a sandwich at the 5th Street Cafe. Not even the tasty food could make up for the abysmal service.

smArTaLlone
Nov 5, 2010, 12:40 AM
Take the Midtown retail survey (http://www.alexanderbabbage.com/2010/Midtown/midtownalliance.htm).

reet
Nov 5, 2010, 1:29 AM
Take the Midtown retail survey (http://www.alexanderbabbage.com/2010/Midtown/midtownalliance.htm).

Ugh -- I can't stand greedy surveys, meaning surveys that are too long. This thing went on forever. Edit, people. Short and sweet. That's what will get you more responses. It's a shame because it was asking some good questions and it's a subject I'm interested in. I was surprised by how many times my answer to a question was Atlantic Station.

ATLaffinity
Nov 5, 2010, 1:54 PM
^ I hope those "prospective stores" they listed weren't the only options. Just more middling stores.

rythym
Nov 5, 2010, 3:39 PM
Of course I put Apple as a store I would love to see. Not really even into the product line. I just know my little vote may contribute to considerable foot traffic one day. Thank you for posting the link.

cybele
Nov 5, 2010, 5:23 PM
Well, there is a thing in the paper that says the big dogs are trying to get a Apple downtown.

ATLaffinity
Nov 5, 2010, 6:56 PM
Well, there is a thing in the paper that says the big dogs are trying to get a Apple downtown.

What paper? No way Apple would go anywhere but Midtown.

cybele
Nov 10, 2010, 3:07 PM
What paper? No way Apple would go anywhere but Midtown.

Well, it was in the Atlanta Business Chronicle that said they was hoping they would get one, but who knows. They already got about half of of dozen of the dang things around here.

Terminus
Nov 10, 2010, 11:02 PM
What paper? No way Apple would go anywhere but Midtown.

Not necessarily... it's exclusively a rent-based decision, as store in Downtown would draw from the same customer base as one in Midtown. Plus, Downtown is much more centrally located to GSU, Tech, and AUC.

ATLaffinity
Nov 11, 2010, 4:10 AM
Not necessarily... it's exclusively a rent-based decision, as store in Downtown would draw from the same customer base as one in Midtown. Plus, Downtown is much more centrally located to GSU, Tech, and AUC.

Apple is the last company to make a "rent-based" decision. They always choose the choicest real estate.

Whether the economy is strong enough to add another Apple store to ATL I don't know.

cybele
Nov 12, 2010, 6:30 PM
Well, what is wrong with Downtown. That is where you have all your students whose mamas and daddies are buying all the apples and whatnot.

Chris Creech
Nov 15, 2010, 6:57 AM
Interesting I googled for any information on Peachtree Cntr and the Mac Store and retail. Nothing on that but did run across two different architectural illustration firms that have done full sets of renderings (apparently working from the same architectural plans). Showing a complete redo of the Peachtree facing stretch of the Center. All the lobbies from the towers getting revamped with new 2-story retail, and a processional entrance into more retail in the main courtyard and tying it all more into the mall below. Interesting - so maybe they're really about to do a major remodeling - it would make sense then to try to land a landmark Apple store.

Here's one portfolio of renderings: http://www.cmblechar.com/Peachtree.html

And some other's from another illustrator: http://www.kurtstruve.com/architectural.html (look at the thumbnail bar below the main picture and then scroll over until your curser reads "Peachtree"

Those last images also show up on the developer's website for Village Solutions with more info on the project. http://www.villagesolutionscompany.com/portfolio.html (look under Mixed Use/Peachtree Center) I can't help but notice too, that same company is doing a studio for Fairlie Poplar.

kstruve
Nov 17, 2010, 5:12 AM
I'm not sure what the status of the Peachtree redevelopment is. I worked on that project when I worked for Commarts, as did Chris Blechar, the other portfolio site you mentioned. Mind you, this was over two years ago, and it may have gone the way of so many projects with this recession: killed, delayed indefinitely, or scaled way back in scope.

You can see the project in a much earlier state of design on Dennis Allain's site: http://www.dennisallain.com/work/2008/06.html, even though it isn't named by name, this is Peachtree.

Kurt Struve
www.kurtstruve.com

smArTaLlone
Nov 18, 2010, 12:12 AM
If I'm not mistaken, the company that announced "big changes" were in store when they bought Peachtree center had to sell basically everything they owned after the real estate collapse. I do hope the new owner revives those renovation plans at some point.

smArTaLlone
Dec 11, 2010, 12:23 AM
An article in the Business Chronicle briefly mentions that there will be more restaurants retail announcements at 12th and Midtown within the next 30 to 60 days.

mike1986
Dec 12, 2010, 3:28 PM
An article in the Business Chronicle briefly mentions that there will be more restaurants retail announcements at 12th and Midtown within the next 30 to 60 days.

That's good news. Also more good news... STK has finally filed a building permit with the city to begin interior construction of the space. :tup:

ATLaffinity
Feb 10, 2011, 5:45 PM
It's depressing to look at the retail south of 10th street.

Spire retail is pretty much all gone except for F2O.

Viewpoint is essentially gone. No way SCIC or CLEAR can survive.

There's not foot traffic further south at 805 or across the street.

I think it will get worse before it gets better. The more shops close, the less of a destination it becomes.

Maybe the area near CB2 will do better.

mike1986
Feb 11, 2011, 12:45 AM
It's depressing to look at the retail south of 10th street.

Spire retail is pretty much all gone except for F2O.

Viewpoint is essentially gone. No way SCIC or CLEAR can survive.

There's not foot traffic further south at 805 or across the street.

I think it will get worse before it gets better. The more shops close, the less of a destination it becomes.

Maybe the area near CB2 will do better.

It depresses me too. There is no foot traffic because there isn't really anything to walk to over there. It's not like people don't live around that area. Apparently Five Guys is opening in Spire and I always thought a Chipotle would do well over in that area. Yeah, I know, chains but they seem to do better than most independent establishments right now. That area really could use more dining options. As a Midtown resident, I would walk over there if there were places worth going to.

Oh, and hasn't it been 60 days since that Business Chronicle article? I thought they were going to announce some retail around CB2? The suspense is killing me :uhh:

ATLaffinity
Feb 11, 2011, 1:53 AM
I would take a Chipotle over that godawful Moes.

I read where Billy Reid did well with that pop-up store and wants to come to Midtown. Not sure how successful they would be the other 11 months of the year.

Speaking of CB2 they really need a neighbor. Driving by Tue night I spotted ZERO customers inside.

PedestriAnne
Feb 19, 2011, 4:52 AM
From What Now, Atlanta? -

Expert busts the Midtown Mile Myth (http://whatnowatlanta.com/2011/02/13/expert-busts-the-midtown-mile-myth/)

The post title is a touch misleading, as he never makes reference to exactly what myth he's referring to, let alone do any busting of it. I suspect that What Now's author picked the post title out without even reading what the guest author wrote. And there's really nothing there that anyone who's paying attention doesn't already know. The comments are interesting, though.

By the way, what was originally planned for the site directly north of the Loew's hotel? The one with all the disused construction trailers still sitting on it.

Forgot to add: At least a couple of commenters mentioned the Peachtree/Pine shelter as having a negative effect on the pedestrian experience in the Midtown Mile. I'm not sure what to think about that. It's a pretty good walk from Pine Street all the way to say, 10th.

I live in "SoNo" really close to Peachtree/Pine I and work downtown, so I'm used to seeing a lot of homeless people. Homeless people in that part of midtown seem very sparse by comparison. I guess I'm just wondering if I've become so used to seeing dozens of homeless people every day that homeless people in lower concentrations don't even register with me any more OR if some people are so unaccustomed to seeing homeless people that the sight of just a few makes them think that the homeless people are taking over.

mike1986
Feb 19, 2011, 2:27 PM
An article in the Business Chronicle briefly mentions that there will be more restaurants retail announcements at 12th and Midtown within the next 30 to 60 days.

I'm pretty sure it's been 60 days. What happened? :(

smArTaLlone
Feb 19, 2011, 8:00 PM
:previous: Your guess is as good as mine.

From What Now, Atlanta? -

Expert busts the Midtown Mile Myth (http://whatnowatlanta.com/2011/02/13/expert-busts-the-midtown-mile-myth/)

The post title is a touch misleading, as he never makes reference to exactly what myth he's referring to, let alone do any busting of it. I suspect that What Now's author picked the post title out without even reading what the guest author wrote. And there's really nothing there that anyone who's paying attention doesn't already know. The comments are interesting, though.

By the way, what was originally planned for the site directly north of the Loew's hotel? The one with all the disused construction trailers still sitting on it.


At one time there were plans for a development somewhat similar to 12th & Midtown and there were even signs on the property with renderings of the project.


Edit: Wait, You did say North didn't you. That would be the next phase of 12th & Midtown

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/pincfx/Highrises/1125Peachtree.jpg

ATLaffinity
Feb 24, 2011, 6:32 PM
From What Now, Atlanta? -

Expert busts the Midtown Mile Myth (http://whatnowatlanta.com/2011/02/13/expert-busts-the-midtown-mile-myth/)

The post title is a touch misleading, as he never makes reference to exactly what myth he's referring to, let alone do any busting of it. I suspect that What Now's author picked the post title out without even reading what the guest author wrote. And there's really nothing there that anyone who's paying attention doesn't already know. The comments are interesting, though.

By the way, what was originally planned for the site directly north of the Loew's hotel? The one with all the disused construction trailers still sitting on it.

Forgot to add: At least a couple of commenters mentioned the Peachtree/Pine shelter as having a negative effect on the pedestrian experience in the Midtown Mile. I'm not sure what to think about that. It's a pretty good walk from Pine Street all the way to say, 10th.

I live in "SoNo" really close to Peachtree/Pine I and work downtown, so I'm used to seeing a lot of homeless people. Homeless people in that part of midtown seem very sparse by comparison. I guess I'm just wondering if I've become so used to seeing dozens of homeless people every day that homeless people in lower concentrations don't even register with me any more OR if some people are so unaccustomed to seeing homeless people that the sight of just a few makes them think that the homeless people are taking over.

Does anyone know anything about Pittsburgh's "must develop" laws? I live in Midtown. It will never be anything with all the surface parking lots and empty lots.

If I hear how "wise" it is for "The Dew" to be cautious one more time...