After much anticipation, the Krog Street Market officially opens in Inman Park today. Developers say the new market is the first “food hall” to open in Atlanta.
Inman Park resident Lee Arno stands in front of the 30,000 square foot market. Inside there are stores, several food, retail stalls and a handful of restaurants. Arno lives just steps away and is looking forward to its opening.
In the past four years, Atlanta’s airport has seen a boost in revenue and a growing number of jobs. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed touted the increases today during the release of a 2013 economic impact study released by the airport.
Mayor Reed said last year, Hartsfield-Jackson International generated more than $34 billion in direct business revenue to metro Atlanta. That includes money from airlines, concessions and local hotels. And Reed said it’s about $2 billion more than in 2009, the last time this type of study was released.
If you’re flying home to grandma’s house this Thanksgiving, expect more company in the skies and more people at the airport.
The nine major U.S. airlines (including Atlanta-based Delta) expect to carry nearly 25-million passengers this holiday period. That’s a percent-and-a-half increase compared to last year, according to industry trade group Airlines for America.
To accommodate the added demand, airlines are adding seats and flights.
It’s Halloween, and that means some companies have been “scaring” up a lot of business over the past few weeks.
"Oh my goodness, October for us is like Christmas for retail businesses. We can make almost all of revenue for the year in just the one month of October," says Collin Cash, with the Historic Marietta Trolley Company, which includes the Ghosts of Marietta Tour.
According to a 2005 Gallup poll, nearly 40-percent of Americans believe houses can be “haunted.”
AT&T this week announced plans to offer super-fast internet service to Atlanta and three other cities in Georgia. Comcast and Google are also thinking about offering a similar service.
But does Atlanta really need it? And if so, will Atlanta’s sprawled-out geography affect the roll-out?
AT&T says Atlanta, Decatur, Sandy Springs, and Newnan will be the first to get the super-fast internet service. It allows a user to download a TV show in less than three seconds and an HD movie in about half a minute.
Congestion continues to be a major issue in Atlanta. And as the region’s population grows, transit experts say it could get worse. The Atlanta Regional Commission predicts by the year 2040, the Atlanta metro area will have 1.5 million more jobs. Those are among the reasons developers are building with the “carless commute” in mind.
35-year-old Jayma Koval lives in Lake Claire. Rather than get in a car, she rides MARTA daily from the Candler Park/Edgewood station to her job in Midtown Atlanta.
If the Pink Pony wants to remain a totally nude strip club that sells alcohol it will have to relocate. That’s based on a Georgia Supreme Court ruling Monday in favor of the city of Brookhaven. In the ruling, the court upheld a lower court decision dismissing the lawsuit. The strip club sued Brookhaven after the newly created city passed a law last year prohibiting completely naked dancing combined with alcohol.
It’s early October... but many retailers already have the holidays on their minds.
That's because there were a lot of Americans who didn't get their Christmas presents on time last year.
Mother Nature was partly to blame for those problems.
“There was a perfect storm, no pun intended. A short calendar and a terrible winter, of course, made the situation a lot harder for retailers and their business partners,” says National Retail Federation spokeswoman Kathy Grannis.
However, there was another big reason for late deliveries.
On Thursday, September 25, 2014, the state Labor Department announced the unemployment rate in metro Atlanta ticked up a tenth of one percent from July to August, to 8%. Meanwhile, the state of Georgia has the highest unemployment rate of any state in the nation, at 8.1%. Yet, other measures show Georgia is among the nation's leaders in creating new jobs. So can both of these seemingly contradictory measures be true? To sort it out, WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Dr.
Georgia gas prices are down for the seventh week in a row, and analysts say they are likely to keep going down.
We are currently enjoying the highest level of domestic oil production in 25 years, and that is the main reason prices at the pump are plummeting according to AAA’s Josh Carrasco. “That, and in the fall time, we generally see less people traveling, and that tends to drive the price down,” said Carrasco. “Also we’ve switched over to winter blends which are cheaper for refineries to produce.”
Dene Oliver, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and former Atlanta mayor and current president of Buckhead Coalition, Inc., Sam Massell, pose for cameras before installing a commemorative brick at Buckhead Atlanta.