News Briefs: Phipps renovations, Cook Out coming, tax day

A rendering of the renovated Court of the South at Phipps Plaza.
A rendering of the renovated Court of the South at Phipps Plaza.

Simon Property Group has announced “extensive” renovation plans for Phipps Plaza in Buckhead beginning this summer, according to a report in our sister publications Reporter Newspapers. The first project in a series of improvements will be an interior makeover with upgraded LED lighting, repainting the interior, luxury seating and lounging areas with Wi-Fi connectivity and chargers, upgraded restrooms and the installation of a hotel-like concierge service center. The parking decks will also get an upgrade with new flooring, automatic doors and LED lighting for better visibility. Phipps will remain open during the renovation and hopes to have the work complete in time for the holiday shopping season.

Cookout BurgerBurger fans rejoice: Cook Out is planning to open two locations in Atlanta with the first opening later this month  in East Atlanta, according to a report by Tomorrow’s News Today. The first location will open on Moreland Avenue in the spot formerly occupied by Mrs. Winners. A second location on Northside Drive near Georgia Tech is expected to open in late summer. Like the West Coast’s In-N-Out Burger,  Cook Out also has a loyal, cultish following for its burgers, fries, onion rings and shakes.

It’s April 15, which means tax deadline day. Here’s a report from our affiliate CBS46 on why the deadline isn’t really as much of a deadline as the IRS would like you to think.