Amongst the Atlanta buzz this week, here’s a roundup of five stories that caught my eye around the web. From Skyview's announcement of a new drop-ride attraction downtown to Google's $300 million expansion in metro Atlanta, this week was full of noteworthy and interesting developments.
Skyview Atlanta plans new drop-ride attraction downtown via Atlanta Journal Constitution
The owners of Skyview Atlanta have announced $5 million plans for a new drop-ride attraction for next summer. The new addition, named Skyfall Atlanta, will not only have a thrill factor but also be taller than Skyview.
Downtown residents raise $5,000 to sue city over street name changes via Atlanta Business Chronicle
A crowdfunding campaign started by downtown residents has raised around $5,000 in efforts to sue the city regarding changing street names. The Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association Inc. says officials are skipping the steps required to change street names. One change in particular that was a cause for irritation was the vote to change part of Spring Street to Ted Turner Drive.
Georgia's film and television industry economic impact reaches $6 billion in fiscal 2015 via Atlanta Business Chronicle
Yesterday, Governor Deal announced that Georgia-filmed movies and television productions generated more than $6 billion in economic impact during the year. The Hollywood of the South provides thousands of jobs to Georgians and is only continuing to grow. "Ant Man", "Vacation", and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" are just three of the Georgia-filmed movies premiering this year.
Google plans more than 800,000-square-foot data center in metro Atlanta via Atlanta Business Chronicle
Yesterday, a public filing revealed Google's plans to build a 800,000-square-foot data center in the expansion of its Lithia Springs location. The $300 million project, codenamed "Woodside", is said to be completed at the end of next year.
The hottest restaurants in Atlanta right now, July 2015 via Eater Atlanta
Eater Atlanta's guide to the eight hottest restaurants in Atlanta is sure to keep you (and your stomach) smiling this month. From burgers to Vietnamese to breakfast goodness, there is something to please every palate next time you dine out.