Some Midtown News Tidbits!

Where do you like to go for fun around midtown? Have a great weekend!

December Newsletter! Happy Holidays!

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Make the “Swap” all of September!

In keeping with the tradition that, Midtown Atlanta is one of the greatest locations in Atlanta to live, here is another article that supports this cause.

Did you know that September is “Swaptember”? For the whole month of September, Atlanta attractions have collaborated to offer the community a way to experience all that Atlanta has to offer.

SWAPtember offers members of participating attractions discounts at all of the others. If you’re not already a member, it’s a great time to join. Members of any of the participating attractions can show their membership card and receive all of the fantastic offers including $3 off general admission; 10% off in retail store; and so much more. Membership discounts vary by attraction.

Take a look as some of the participating venues that might interest you:

You definitely don’t have to enjoy having fun out on the town of Atlanta by digging deep into your pockets. Atlanta On The Cheap is a great place to find current information on events. So get out and enjoy yourselves!

If you currently live outside of Atlanta, and are looking for a great apartment community to move to within this location, be sure to check out Monroe Place Apartments right here in the heart of Midtown Atlanta.

Music Midtown, 311 Call Center, and the Streetcar Are Coming to Atlanta

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Three big news items we’d like to cover today:

We’re sure you’ve heard…after five years, Music Midtown is finally returning to Atlanta. September 24, the long-time Atlanta music festival will return to Piedmont Park after a six-year hiatus. Headlining bands will be Coldplay and The Black Keys. Other bands scheduled to perform include Cage the Elephant, The Constellations, Young the Giant, Band of Skulls, The Joy Formidable, Manchester Orchestra, and more. We’re excited to have a significant music festival back in Atlanta. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, July 16 for $55. But how would you feel if Music Midtown ruined your wedding? An Atlanta couple who had booked part of Piedmont Park for September 24 started a Facebook group protesting about the surprise event that would conflict with their wedding. Fortunately, it was reported this week that the City, Piedmont Park, and Live Nation helped find a new venue for the wedding, and cheers were heard all around.

This week, it was reported that Bloomberg Philanthropies donated $3.3 million to fund an “Innovation Delivery Team” that will develop a 311 call center allowing the city’s citizens to dial 311 to find the right department for a service, freeing up 911 and other phone lines and improving customer service for Atlantans unsure of how to report information to the city. Additionally, part of the grant will help to fund anti-homelessness and anti-panhandling initiatives that will serve to reduce the incidence of both in Atlanta.

Finally, the Federal Transit Administration has announced that work can begin on the Atlanta Streetcar Project. The electric streetcar system will run 2.6 miles through the heart of downtown Atlanta, with access to residential, cultural, educational, and historic centers, including the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the World of Coca-Cola, and the Georgia Aquarium. Additionally, it will provide easy access to the new residential and dining districts popping up on Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward and at the Pencil Factory on Decatur Street, offering easy transit to Georgia State University and MARTA.

With all this buzzing development, it’s an exciting time to be in-town!

Springtime Funtime at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival!

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Spring has sprung and that means the native dogwoods will be in bloom with the annual festival surely to follow.

The 2011 Atlanta Dogwood Festival is coming April 15th, 16th, and 17th! Free admission!

There is so much to see and do at the festival: Over 250 Artists, Live Music and Entertainment, Kid-friendly Activities and Food & Wine Tasting Events. As always, the festival will be held at Piedmont Park. Shop and buy local artwork!

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an award-winning event that provides an outlet for both local and national musicians, pageants, artists and so much more. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival!

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