Drive-In Movies at The Plaza Theatre

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre, located in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood, is our city’s oldest operating moving theater, having been in business for 80 years. Along with other cinemas, it was forced to close its doors in March, leaving owner Christopher Escobar unsure about the movie theater’s future. Like many other business owners across Atlanta, the Coronavirus pandemic has forced Escobar to think …

Springreens Community Cafe Serving the Local Community

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Springreens Community Cafe has been around for less than two years, occupying a small corner in the East Lake community. For almost a month now, they have quietly been serving free meals to their neighbors, no questions asked. The restaurant estimates that they have given away 5,000 free hot meals since beginning the program on April 23rd. Meals are available …

New Restaurants on the Scene during Shelter in Place

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Imagine spending months or even years planning and building out a new restaurant with a prospective opening in early to mid 2020, and putting all of the work into it, only to find yourself opening just before the largest upset to the dining industry in recent memory. That’s exactly what has happened to several new restaurants around Atlanta. Shortly after …

The Alpharetta Arts Streetfest is Going Virtual!

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Ordinarily we would be telling you where to go and what to do to celebrate spring in Atlanta. This year is a little different, with many events being postponed or cancelled completely. The Alpharetta Arts Streetfest is taking a different approach. The 16th annual festival will now take place online, where you will still be able to shop for incredible …

Let Atlanta Know What You Think

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The City of Atlanta is asking residents what they think about the reopening of businesses and restaurants. In a survey posted on the #ATLStrong website, the city is asking citizens to let them know how comfortable they are with a variety of business types reopening to the public. Other questions include what safety measures citizens plan to take if they …

A City of Green Thumbs

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You may have noticed that in spite of shelter-in-place orders, the parking lots at your local Home Depots, hardware stores and nurseries seem to always be full. That’s because at-home gardening is experiencing quite a boom in popularity while Americans are spending so much time at home. From experienced amateur farmers to first timers, it seems like everyone is trying …

Ready to Dine In….Outside?

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

As we have already seen, many restaurant owners across Atlanta are not comfortable with reopening their dining rooms to patrons, in spite of the order from Governor Kemp allowing them to do so. Some feel that reopening is happening too soon, and while they desperately want to begin rehiring furloughed staff, they want to do so only when it is …

Restaurant Restrictions for those Reopening

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Atlanta restaurants are faced with a difficult decision right now. Since Governor Kemp has lifted the ban on dining inside bars and restaurants, each business owner must decide if they can, and should, attempt to comply with the new restrictions in place for those reopening. Can they adequately protect their staff and patrons? Can they follow the newly released mandates …