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Wednesday
Nov092011

the sound table

Whether it’s a cool autumn or warm summer evening—the sound table is inviting all year round for cocktails and dinner in the historic Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta.

Featuring an eclectic menu—from Belgian-style Frites and Artichokes ala Grecque—don’t miss the blood orange Tuna Ceviche or anchovy and Parmesan Grilled Romaine!

Thanks to alex, visual merchant midtown atlanta, for this submission.

Friday
Oct082010

pride festival weekend: atlanta

What: Atlanta Pride Parade 2010
When: Sunday, October 10, 1:00pm kickoff
Where
: Marta Civic Center Station to Piedmont Park via Peachtree Street

Now that your spirit’s stoked from Thursday’s Pride at the Hide kick-off party, check out the 40th Annual Pride Festival featuring 17 live performers on two stages and scores of market vendors.

Sunday, remember to set your alarm to arrive for the Parade by 10:30am if you’re a participant—no later than 1:00pm if you’re cheering from the sidelines.

On your way there, why not rev up your iPod to Jake’s mix tape made especially for the event.

Friday
Aug132010

our neighborhoods: midtown atlanta

photo courtesy of: Nolenpics

Railroads have played a tremendous role in the life of Atlanta—even its name was shortened from “Atlantica-Pacifica” since just before the Civil War when rails created a link to both oceans. Growth came to the area once it became a major hub, which also made it a strategic target during the war.

photo courtesy of: kevindooleySince Atlanta played such a key role in the Civil War, it was a central character and host to the 1939 premiere of ‘Gone with the Wind’, based on Margaret Mitchell’s Pullitzer Prize winning novel. Held at Lowe’s Grand Theatre, since demolished, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel attended with producer David O. Selznick.

In 1868 the city became Georgia’s 5th state capital and to promote it as the “New South”—based on a less agricultural economy—The Georgia Institute of Technology was created in 1885 and later, builder of the first supersonic aircarft, the Bell Aircraft Company opened a factory in Marietta.

photo courtesy of: medium as museIn the 60s, the Civil Rights Movement was mainly organized within the Atlanta headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee—led primarily by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and local college students.

In 1996, Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympics and today Centennial Olympic Park features concerts and festivals—and the world’s largest Olympic Ring fountain.

Today Atlanta’s the world headquarters for Delta Airlines, AT&T Mobility, Home Depot, UPS, the CDC—moved from New York in 1942 in response to widespread malaria cases in the Southeast—and it’s the birthplace of Coca-Cola and Turner Broadcasting which includes CNN and the Cartoon Network.

While the greater area of Atlanta is home to three Fortune 100 companies, Midtown is the place for arts in the city. Within this 4-square-mile area, it’s home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Fox Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, and the High Museum of Art.

Monday
Aug092010

update: midtown atlanta 

What: CB2 Midtown Atlanta
Where: 1080 Peachtree NE
When: Friday, August 13, 2010

Come Friday, August 13th—yes, lucky Friday the 13th!—these Midtown Atlanta doors will become signature CB2 orange and open for business.

Store manager Jake and his team are getting everything taken care of on our end—sign up for twitter or facebook so you’re good to go!

hint: anyone in Atlanta can snap a photo of a specific item in several pop-up windows strategically positioned around town, and present it at our new Midtown location to receive $10 off a purchase of $50 or more—valid August 13-30.

terms and conditions. This offer is valid August 13, 2010 through August 30, 2010 for $10 off a single purchase of $50 or more, in person only at the CB2 Midtown store. Limit one photo per transaction. This offer is not valid toward purchases at Crate and Barrel, Crate and Barrel Outlet, Land of Nod, Crate and Barrel Canada, crateandbarrel.com, cb2.com or phone orders. Cannot be redeemed for cash or the purchase of CB2 Gift Cards. No cash back. Not applicable toward past purchases, Gift Card purchases, employee purchases or purchases at store charity shopping events.