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Happy Valentines Day from the Westside!

McAlister’s Deli Coming to the Westside

westside-mcalisters-west-midtownMcAlister’s Deli will open another chain in the West Midtown Center which will open at 1299 Northside Drive.

It is estimated that $646,000 will be spent on a 3,351 square-foot building. McAlister’s has delicious sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts.

Kroger is the main business in the center, followed by Blaze Pizza, Chipotle, Zaxby’s, and a self-storage facility. The would be the first McAlister’s Deli in the city of Atlanta. For more info about Westside restaurants, check back to GreatLifeWestside.com!

Newk’s Eatery Coming to Howell Mill Rd. Area

westside-Newks-Eatery-Howell-Mill-Square-Shopping-CenterNewk’s Eatery, a fast-casual dinery, is coming to the Kroger on Howell Mill Rd. in the Westside. It will take up two suites which were formally rented by Mama Niki’s Pizza. The other restaurants at Howell Mill Square are American Deli, Chin Chin, and Subway.

The exact address is 1715 Howell Mill Road. The total space is 5,125 square feet and it’s expected to cost $650,000. For more information about living on the Westside of Atlanta, click here!

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Student Apartments on the Westside Breaks Ground

westside-Theory-West-Midtown-A new building on the Westside called Theory West Midtown has broken ground this month. It will consist of two 5-level apartment buildings, a retail space, and parking.

The builder, developed by Peak Campus, will be reserved for Georgia Tech students. There will be one to five bedroom apartments that are fully furnished.

There will be a resort-style pool, roof top deck, fitness center, business center, study/conference areas, package locker system, and bike storage.

The retail space will be 10,500 square feet. Raku Ramen has signed a lease so far. The building is set to open in the fall of 2019. The exact address is 806 Marietta St. To see what it’s like to live on the Westside, see here.

New Pizza Place Opening on the Westside this Week

westside-loval-pizzaioloFour-time World Pizza Champion Giulio Adriani is opening The Local Pizzaiolo on the Westside this week.

The Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria is one of four planned Atlanta-area locations. If you make a $2 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank or No Kid Hungry, you will get a free piece of pizza.

There will be a grand opening event on Tuesday, January 23 from 4 – 7pm. The other locations Adriani plans to open are in Madison Park, Toco Hills, and Sandy Springs.

The exact address is 1000 Marietta Street. For more information about the Westside, see here!

The Painted Duck Bowling Alley Opens in Westside

westside-painted-duckThe Painted Duck, a bowling and gaming establishment in the Westside’s Stockyards, opened a few weeks ago.

Started by the same owners of The Painted Pin in Atlanta, The Painted Duck has old-school games like Duckpin bowling (with 16 lanes), shuffleboard, horseshoe, Belgian feather bowling, and more!

For food, the cuisine centers on small plates and wood-fired meats, signature cocktails, artisanal wines, and local and craft beers.

For more information about what’s going on in the Westside, click here!

Phase One of Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry Renderings

westside-bellwood-quarry2The plans for Phase One of the Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry were unveiled last week.

The park which will be 100 acres larger than Piedmont Park will “transform a historic property on the Westside and bring something incredible to the community to all of Atlanta,” Mayor Reed said.

Phase One includes a gateway entrance at the intersection of Johnson Road and Grove Park Place on the north side of the park. The restoration of Grove Park Place will include resurfacing of the roadway and the rehabilitation and enhancement of greenery along the corridor. Grove Park will have a grand overlook area to maximize views of the quarry-turned-reservoir and a beautiful view of the Atlanta skyline.

The first phase of the park should open in 2019.westside-bellwood-quarrywestside-bellwood-quarry1westside-bellwood-quarry3westside-bellwood-quarry4westside-bellwood-quarry5