Posts filed under "Kirkwood"

State threatened with lawsuit over sale of Pullman Yard property

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 28, 2017

This story has been updated.  A losing bidder has threatened to sue the Georgia Building Authority over its recent decision to sell the Pullman Yard property in Kirkwood to a developer who wants to build a film studio on the site. The GBA held a surprise vote on the project on April 19, voting to […]

10 candidates appear at Atlanta mayoral forum

Posted by April 26, 2017

By Gabriel Owens, contributor A mayoral was held last night at Atlanta Technical College with 10 candidates fielding questions from a panel of journalists and the audience. The forum was hosted by the Atlanta League of Women Voters and the local NAACP chapter and was sponsored by the National Pan Hellenic Council of Greater Atlanta. Ten […]’s ‘Folks to Give’ show will benefit CARE

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 25, 2017

Does the news drive you crazy? We’ve got the antidote. is teaming up with Avondale Estates’ Towne Cinema, “Atlanta Explained” and Flying Giants to present “Folks to Give,” a charity comedy show benefiting CARE. CARE is headquartered in Atlanta and is committed to fighting global poverty. Towne Cinema has graciously donated the space to us […]

The man who created Decatur: Louis Pichulik remembered as a visionary

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 21, 2017

The people who frequent the restaurants and shops around the Decatur square may not know his name, but his tenants do. His name was Louis Pichulik. He was their landlord, but he was also more than that. The Decatur you know today was inspired by Pichulik’s passion and vision. Without him there wouldn’t be a Cakes […]

(SPONSORED) – Local Real Estate Startup Launches in Decatur

Posted by April 21, 2017

Growing up in Atlanta, I was always fascinated by the rapid growth of the city — constantly seeing new roads, bridges, homes and shopping centers pop up around me. My father was a real estate developer and he passed on a passion for real estate to me as a child. Despite working for many years in the […]

State votes to sell Pullman yard to entertainment company

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 19, 2017

This story has been updated.  In a surprise move, the Georgia Building Authority voted to sell Kirkwood’s historic Pullman Yard to Atomic Entertainment for $8 million. The GBA declined to provide any details about the proposal by Atomic Entertainment, but other bidders said the company wants to turn the property into an entertainment complex, including […]

Drew Charter High students work to prevent hot car deaths

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2017

Drew High Charter students plan to present a life-saving device at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this summer. The invention is intended to prevent children from dying after they are left inside a hot car. Drew Charter School engineering students received a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT grant for the project. The project team is made up of 15 juniors […]

Nature Conservancy will build trails, improve local habitats

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 13, 2017

The South River Neighborhood Network initiative will be starting in and around the Decatur area on Apr. 22. It’s a program launched by the Nature Conservancy in Georgia, furthering its efforts to conserve globally by acting locally. A recent press release said that “this initiative will fund and support five ‘urban forest’ projects led by […]

MARTA adding parking spaces to keep up with demand following I-85 road collapse

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 11, 2017

MARTA has seen a large increase in ridership since the collapse of a portion of I-85 in Buckhead due to a fire. While crews work to restore the road by a June 15 deadline, MARTA is reaching a whole new base of customers. Many of them are having trouble finding a place to park as […]

Five companies bid on Pullman Yard property

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 10, 2017

The Georgia Building Authority has announced the names of five bidders who want to buy the state-owned Pullman Yard property. The bidders are: Atomic Entertainment, LLC  – Bid: $8 million Fabric Developers and Civitas Housing Group, a joint venture – Bid: $8 million Jojo Investments, LLC – Bid: $5.7 million Pope & Land Enterprises, Inc. […]

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