Farmers’ Market Fridays: Rise ‘N Shine with Sweet Potatoes

The Freedom Farmers’ Market has often been an enjoyable and overwhelming experience for me. I love leisurely strolling through the booths, eyeing produce and flowers, petting friendly dogs and nibbling on samples of meats and cheeses. However, there comes a time at the market when I have to stop and assess what I came in for, what vegetables do I want to buy. And, of course, if I buy something unconventional, what am I going to do with it besides marvel at it in curiosity? This past Saturday, … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: September 9th – 11th, 2016

Finally the weekend has arrived to recover from Labor Day Weekend. This week could not have felt any longer to have been a short week. Thankfully we can kick back, enjoy some college football games and ease into the simplicity of fall. Of course the weather will not warrant big comfy sweaters just yet, but tailgates and pumpkin spice lattes are on their way!  Take the opportunity to relax this weekend with a few of our hand-picked events. Enjoy! Friday, … [Read more...]

The Perks of Being an Early Bird at Inman Perk Coffee

July weather is in full force and it is not kidding around. Admittedly, my walks on the BeltLine have been few and far between as I mostly stay home, hugging my window unit and whispering sweet nothings into its vents. Hydration is of paramount importance, but water gets old and coffee sounds much better! So this morning I left the house early to go to Inman Perk Coffee right when it opened to beat the heat. Inman Perk is located off North Highland Avenue in the heart of Inman Park, just off … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: April 29th – May 1st

With lows finally out of the 40s, I think we can truly welcome spring weather in Atlanta. That being said, we encourage you to take this weekend to soak up the spring sun before the scorching summer arrives in May. As April comes to a close, the Atlanta Botanical Garden will end their Atlanta Blooms celebration, the springtime extravaganza of tulips, daffodils, crocus and more. As one door closes, another opens: Starting April 30, international artist, Dale Chihuly will return to the Garden … [Read more...]

P3 Could Fast Track Streetcars on the BeltLine

Atlanta’s very first electric streetcar was an entirely private venture. Joel Hurt owned some dirt outside the city that he developed into Inman Park, Atlanta’s first planned subdivision. In 1886 Hurt connected Inman Park to his Equitable Building, Atlanta’s first downtown skyscraper, with a streetcar that ran east and west on Edgewood Avenue. The Atlanta and Edgewood Street Railway Company would claim yet another first as America’s first profitable streetcar line. The era of the … [Read more...]

Krog Street Market Opens Spring 2014

Krog Street Market is one of the latest examples of how the BeltLine continues to catalyze adaptive reuse of historic properties within it’s corridor. The 1920’s industrial warehouse at 99 Krog Street which once served as Tyler Perry’s studio reopens in Spring of 2014 as a west-coast style market and restaurants. 222 apartments are soon to follow on the Stoveworks property across the street and will have several hundred feet of Eastside Trail frontage. In 1889 Atlanta Stoveworks introduced … [Read more...]

Highland Park Has #1 Amenity Sought by Home Buyers

A 2008 report by the National Association of Homebuilders touted greenways and trails as the number one amenity that people look for when picking a new neighborhood.  Highland Park sales certainly seem to substantiate that claim. One third of the planned 66 townhomes have sold or are pending so far this year for John Wieland Homes.  The builder can't seem to build them fast enough. And at mid-300 to high-600 thousand dollars a pop. The development sits at the juncture of Inman Park and Old … [Read more...]