‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Peter Thomas to open Bar One in Grant Park

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Can reality T.V. make a failed restauranteur successful? God, let’s hope so. Because if air time on Bravo doesn’t make Peter Thomas’ restaurant a success, he’ll have to resort to singing back-up for Kim Zolciak. Ahem. Peter Thomas (husband to “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey) is opening Bar One — a tapas and music centric bar and lounge … Read More

Caleb J. Spivak‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Peter Thomas to open Bar One in Grant Park

Cross between The Little Tart Bakeshop/Octane to open in Grant Park

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The Little Tart Bakeshop/Octane hybrid slated for The Jane at Grant Park The Little Tart Bakeshop, a bakery specializing in french-style confections sold at various farmers markets around town, is joining forces with Octane for a new Grant Park venture, according to Omnivore’s Laura Horton. Located at 437 Memorial Drive inside The Jane at Grant Park, — which houses Six … Read More

Caleb J. SpivakCross between The Little Tart Bakeshop/Octane to open in Grant Park

Abandoned airplane hanger in Grant Park begins restaurant conversion for 2011 opening

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Developer’s proposed name: “The Hanger.” It’s gonna be a super fly space. And that’s why several respected Atlanta restaurateurs have been trying to land a lease for the hanger, according to developer and longtime Grant Park resident, William Michael Shelton. Shelton talked with Creative Loafing in 2006 discussing the project and after nearly 5 years, the space will be ready … Read More

Caleb J. SpivakAbandoned airplane hanger in Grant Park begins restaurant conversion for 2011 opening

Former Adult Toy Shop owner to open Cupcake Lounge in Grant Park

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Can a woman who sold dildos sell cupcakes? They’re not that different. It’s about giving people want they want, according to entrepreneur Tajuansar (Taj) Diallo. Leaving her Adult Toy Store behind in Milledgeville Georgia, Diallo will open her Cupcake Lounge at 415 C Memorial Drive (next to Tin Lizzy’s) by Christmas Eve. Offering  sweet, savory and cocktail cupcakes as well … Read More

Caleb J. SpivakFormer Adult Toy Shop owner to open Cupcake Lounge in Grant Park

Zoo Atlanta Breaks Ground On New Carnivore Complex Exhibit

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Lions And Tigers And Bears, Oh My! Zoo Atlanta, under the leadership of new President and CEO Raymond King, has began construction for the second phase of the yearlong construction project surrounding the vacated tiger enclosure, with exhibits devoted to small carnivores, such as bush dogs, opening in the spring. Zoo Atlanta’s Trader’s Alley: Wildlife’s Fading Footprints, featuring the zoo’s … Read More

Caleb J. SpivakZoo Atlanta Breaks Ground On New Carnivore Complex Exhibit