Amongst the Atlanta buzz this week, here’s a roundup of five stories that caught my eye around the web. From the news of The Masquerade's sale to Georgia's impending tax-free weekend, this week was full of noteworthy and interesting developments.
The Masquerade sells for $2.8 million, to become 'adaptive re-use development' via Atlanta Business Chronicle
Popular Atlanta music venue The Masquerade and adjacent land along the Atlanta Beltline were recently sold for $5.3M. The 3.3 acres were bought by SWH Residential Partners LLC for "adaptive re-use development." The Masquerade isn't moving far however as one of its sellers, Southeast Capital, plans to remain working on its redevelopment on North Avenue.
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine artists selected for 2015 exhibition via Atlanta Beltline
The largest temporary, outdoor public art exhibition in the south, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, returns this fall for its sixth year. From September 12 to November 15, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will feature more than 100 works of visual and performing art. The annual Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade will kick off the festivities on September 12, hosted by the Atlanta Medical Center and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. For more information including the official list of selected artists, check out the above article from the Atlanta Beltline.
Meet Atlanta's newest public park, CityPlace in Buckhead via Curbed Atlanta
CityPlace is Atlanta's newest public park, set to be completed next month. Designed by HGOR, the park near Lenox Square will feature a boardwalk crossing over the pond with plenty of seating and greenery for Atlantans to enjoy.
Georgia tax-free weekend starts Friday (Here's what's eligible and what's not) via Atlanta Business Chronicle
Get your wallets ready... Georgia's tax-free weekend is upon us. Just in time for back-to-school shopping, shoppers can purchase certain items sans tax from Friday at midnight to Saturday at midnight. Check out the above article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle to find out exactly which items are eligible for the tax break.
Which Atlanta suburb has the largest backyards in America? via Atlanta Business Chronicle
Lawrenceville has been recognized as the suburb with the largest backyards in the country, according to Zillow. The real estate company recently conducted a study of the U.S. cities with the biggest and smallest yards to go along with their residential real estate. With a median lot size of 14,375 square feet, Lawrenceville has the largest followed by Fayetteville and Winston-Salem, NC who tied for second.