BeltLine Westside Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Celebration

Please join Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership on Friday, September 29, 2017 as the BeltLine Westside Trail will officially be opened!

Mayor Reed will set the stage with a keynote address at 4:00pm, to be followed by an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30pm. From there, neighbors of the Westside Trail will be welcomed with a community celebration from 5:00 to 7:00pm, featuring free food, music, kid-friendly activities, and opportunities to meet participating local community groups, businesses, and entrepreneurs.

All the festivities will take place in Gordon White Park, just steps away from the new trail, and Atlantans of all ages are encouraged to get the know the 3-mile trail during the celebration.

The opening marks a huge milestone for the Atlanta BeltLine and the City of Atlanta, marking the conclusion of a three-year construction process and an unprecedented $43 million infrastructure investment in Southwest Atlanta. The Atlanta BeltLine hopes you can join them to celebrate this exciting occasion.

For more information visit the event page.

BeltLine Westside Trail Grand Opening

BeltLine Westside Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On a melting hot late-September afternoon, a large crowd of people was present as the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail was officially opened to the public on September 29, 2017. The heat proved to be a popular choice of topic for speakers at the ceremony, which was hosted at Gordon-White Park. Among the guests of honor, which included expected individuals like Major Kasim Reed and council members, the BeltLine’s Brian McGowan and Rob Brawner, and representatives from key public and private partners, but also a surprise appearance by Representative John Lewis; whom, Mayor Reed jokingly noted, “just happened to be in the neighborhood.”

Upon completion of the speeches, the guests of honor crossed White Street to cut the ribbon at the access ramp to the Westside Trail, surrounded by a swarm of media and visitors. After the ribbon cutting frenzy, the crowd disbursed back to the park for a community celebration and strolls along the newly opened trail.

Atlanta Streets Alive 2016

Atlanta Streets Alive Southside

Atlanta Streets Alive will host its fourth annual southwest Atlanta event. Like in 2016, the route will start in Westview at Lucile Ave. and continue for 4 miles along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. through West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, and Summer Hill before ending in Grant Park. From 2:00-6:00pm this stretch of road will be closed to automobile traffic and will instead allow people to explore the route as pedestrians, bicyclists, roller skaters, etc.

Come out and play on the street!

http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/april2017

Southwest Atlanta Breweries

Southwest Atlanta is Atlanta’s New Local Craft Brewery Hub

Alright, perhaps we are getting ahead of ourselves, but two Atlanta-area breweries will soon call the Lee+White development in West End their second home. Two breweries side-by-side? Beer aficionados will be able to rejoice at this news!

Back in September 2016, Monday Night Brewery had announced that it will open up a second location called “the Garage” at the Lee+White development to focus on crafting their barrel-aged and sour beers. Part of the land next to the warehouse will be used to grow fruit trees, whose wild yeast will aid in the beer fermentation. The facility will include a tasting room and a patio for patrons to enjoy. Simultaneously it was announced that Honeysuckle Gelato, Doux South Pickles, Southern Aged cheese maker, and Relay bike-share would join the brewery in the development.

Now it has been announced that Avondale Estates-based brewery Wild Heaven would join Monday Night Brewery and the others at the Lee+White development to open up a second location as well. While Monday Night Brewery aims to open up later on in 2017, Wild Heaven will not open up until 2018. The brewery space will include a 10,000 square foot patio on the Atlanta BeltLine, as well as food made on-site.

And the beauty of it all? Westview neighbors will be but a short stroll down the Atlanta BeltLine from these new food and drink destinations – cheers!

Press

Atlanta Magazine: Monday Night Brewing’s big gamble along the Atlanta BeltLine (March 2017)
AJC: Wild Heaven Beer opening second brewery and taproom on Beltline (March 22, 2017)

Tour de SWAT 2015

Tour de SWAT 2016

Join Tour de SWAT for the third annual bicycle event as they explore the rich history – and trust us, you will be blown away by what you will learn – and beautiful scenery of eight of Atlanta’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods. You’ll bike eleven miles through Oakland City, Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, Westview, and West End on an all new ride.

The after party will be at Lifecycle Building Center and there will be complimentary beer (donation accepted) and food for purchase!

Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573978972914586/

Atlanta Streets Alive 2016

Atlanta Streets Alive

Atlanta Streets Alive expanded their prior West End only route to go from Westview to Grant Park in 2016. Westview enjoyed being part of the route and included various activities, such as bubble blowing and double dutch jumping by Area West Realty, grilling and DJs by Cornerstone Church, a friendly kids vs. adults soccer match, DJ Kemit at Mutana, and more. The weather was perfect, the turnout was great, and Westview can’t wait to welcome Atlanta Streets Alive back in 2017!

To view photos of Westview at the Atlanta Streets Alive event check out the photo gallery below or visit the Westview Facebook page.

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Atlanta Streets Alive 2016

Atlanta Streets Alive

Atlanta Streets Alive will host its third annual southwest Atlanta event. In past years the event was held along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. in West End. In 2016 the route is being expanded to start in Westview at Lucile Ave. and continue for 4 miles along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. through West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, and Summer Hill before ending in Grant Park. From 2:00-6:00pm this stretch of road will be closed to automobile traffic and will instead allow people to explore the route as pedestrians, bicyclists, roller skaters, etc.

Groups, such as neighbors, churches, etc. are encouraged to set up activities along the route. In Westview participants will be able to enjoy Dominoes, a soccer match, and a special DJ set by DJ Kemit at Mutana, Inc.

Check out all the events happening along the route: Atlanta Streets Alive Walkabout

Come out and play on the street!

Third Intown SW Atlanta Neighborhoods Development Day

Intown SW Atlanta Neighborhoods Development DayCALLING ALL CHEFS, RESTAURATEURS, GROCERS, INVESTORS AND DEVELOPERS!

Third Intown SW Atlanta Neighborhoods Development Day
Saturday, September 19th, 2015 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
1240 Metropolitan Pkwy SW (Pittsburgh), Atlanta, GA 30310

KEY PUBLIC/NON-PROFIT REDEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES:
– Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail
– 352 University Avenue AKA Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Site
– Former Georgia State Farmer’s Market Site
– Ft. McPherson Redevelopment

FEATURED NEIGHBORHOODS:
– Adair Park
– Capitol View
– Capitol View Manor
– Oakland City
– Pittsburgh
– Sylvan Hills
– West End
– Westview

REGISTER TODAY!
http://intownswatldevelopmentday3.eventbrite.com
Register by September 15th | $25

Make plans to join us for lunch in our food truck court after the tour!

CONTACT:
Randy G. Gibbs, Randy.Gibbs@evusa.com, 404-956-9730

NEIGHBORS:
We encourage you to come out for the food truck event 12:00pm at 1240 Metropolitan Pkwy SW to welcome the tour bus back from their trip!

Cash Mob at Metro Lanes Bowling

Join us for the Intown SW Atlanta Cash Mob event series season wrap at Metro Lanes Bowling in Sylvan Hills on Friday, September 4th between 7:00pm and 11:00pm! Special community admission of $8 covers all activities (bowling, bowling shoes, skating, etc.).

What are Cash Mobs?

“Cash Mobs” are events in which we call on all neighbors to patronize a specific business on specific days and times. This shows the business owner the potential of increased business if they agree to adhere to some basic standards.

We all love our neighborhoods but how often do we find ourselves feeling like there are far too few high-quality restaurants and grocery stores nearby? In an effort to support local businesses and attract new food and restaurant businesses, neighborhood leaders of Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Oakland City, Pittsburgh, Sylvan Hills, West End, and Westview are working together to encourage economic development in the area. As part of the Cash Mobs we are asking local food businesses to commit to:

1) Creating a respectful & welcoming environment for all patrons;
2) Maintaining a clean establishment;
3) Providing a safe environment (including shopping, dining, parking areas, sidewalks, etc.);
4) Providing healthy food options; and
5) Providing fresh food options.

If the establishments agree to these standards, we will ask our neighbors to go out of their way to support them.

Publicity

While patronizing the business neighbors are encouraged to:

1) Use hash tags ‪#‎iswatlcashmob‬ and ‪#‎intownsouthwestatl
2) Take photos while at the location or with their delivery
3) Post receipts of how much they spent

Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ILoveIntownSWAtlanta

Cash Mob at Kemper’s Café Caribbean Cuisine

Join us for the Intown SW Atlanta Cash Mob event series at Kemper’s Café Caribbean Cuisine in Sylvan Hills any time between August 13th-15th!
What are Cash Mobs?

“Cash Mobs” are events in which we call on all neighbors to patronize a specific business on specific days and times. This shows the business owner the potential of increased business if they agree to adhere to some basic standards.

We all love our neighborhoods but how often do we find ourselves feeling like there are far too few high-quality restaurants and grocery stores nearby? In an effort to support local businesses and attract new food and restaurant businesses, neighborhood leaders of Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Oakland City, Pittsburgh, Sylvan Hills, West End, and Westview are working together to encourage economic development in the area. As part of the Cash Mobs we are asking local food businesses to commit to:

1) Creating a respectful & welcoming environment for all patrons;
2) Maintaining a clean establishment;
3) Providing a safe environment (including shopping, dining, parking areas, sidewalks, etc.);
4) Providing healthy food options; and
5) Providing fresh food options.

If the establishments agree to these standards, we will ask our neighbors to go out of their way to support them.

Publicity

While patronizing the business neighbors are encouraged to:

1) Use hash tags ‪#‎iswatlcashmob‬ and ‪#‎intownsouthwestatl
2) Take photos while at the location or with their delivery
3) Post receipts of how much they spent

Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ILoveIntownSWAtlanta