Midtown residents should prepare for a big boom on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7 a.m. as the former Arthritis Foundation headquarters at 1330 West Peachtree Street is imploded to make way for the Midtown Union development. MARTA will suspend will suspend rail service on the Gold Line between Lindbergh and Midtown Stations and reroute four Midtown bus lines Saturday morning as the five-story building comes down. Follow @MARTASERVICE on Twitter for service updates and visit for complete rail and bus schedules.
Coro Realty has acquired two parking garages connected to Underground Atlanta. According to a media release, the decks on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive are also across the street from numerous government office buildings, including the Fulton County courthouse and the Georgia State Capitol complex. The parking decks are within walking distance of billions of dollars of planned development, including the redevelopment of Underground Atlanta, South Downtown and the Gulch project. Coro intends to invest roughly $1 million in the garages, making improvements to the stairs, elevators, lighting, signage and parking equipment.
The recent “Revival” concert to benefit the Fox Theatre Institute raised more than $100,000, according to officials. This festive fundraiser, hosted by Kevn Kinney, included a memorable reunion of R.E.M. members Bill Berry, Mike Mills and Peter Buck and sets by Drive-By Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, Dodd & The Councilmen and Michelle Malone.