Westside Library Hosts Party of the Decade

westside-library-Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid_logo.svg.pngThe Northwest Branch at Scotts Crossing on the Westside is hosting a “Party of the Decade.” With the theme of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and its ten year anniversary, the library will host the wimpiest birthday party ever. Guests can test their knowledge with wimpy trivia and take part in a variety of wimpy activities!

This event is meant for ages 8 – 12. Please register by calling 404-613-4364. Check back to this site for more info on events going on in the Westside!

What: Party of the Decade

When: Saturday, November 18
             1 – 2pm

Where: Northwest Branch at Scotts Crossing 
               2489 Perry Boulevard 
               Atlanta, GA 30318


New Bookstore Coming to Westside Provisions District

westside-posman-booksPosman Books is opening its second Atlanta location in Westside Provisions District. It will be the fourth overall, and other locations include Ponce City Market, Rockefeller Center, and Chelsea Market in New York City.

The book store will be in the Design Within Reach complex at 1210 Howell Mill Rd. Posman Books will be designed by MT Studio Architecture.

The Westside is blowing up with new development. Check back to GreatLifeWestside.com for more updates!

Twelve Hotel Getting New Italian Restaurant

westside-Allora-RestaurantTwelve Hotel is getting a new Italian restaurant, called Allora. This is a new restaurant concept from Concentrics Restaurants. Twelve Hotel is located in Atlantic Station, on the Westside of Atlanta.

There will be home-made pastas, specialty pizzas, inslatas, tapas and more. There is a curated wine list, signature and classic cocktails, crafts in cans, bottles and on draft.

The space will be industrial theme with leathers and woods, with rustic touches, chef’s tables, and covered outdoor patio. Allora is replaces Lobby Bar & Bistro.

WSB’s “Hipster Guide” to the Westside

westside-hipsterWSB did a write-up about the “hipster” places to visit on the Westside of Atlanta. Here is the list of places and activities they mentioned. To read the whole article, click here.

Elliott Street Deli & Pub

Tiny and eccentric Elliott Street Deli & Pub has existed long before it fell in the shadows of Mercedes-Benz Stadium —since 2006 to be exact. This blue-collar dive was formerly a jazz club known as Dee’s Bird Cage, but is now known for its friendly and outdoor setting, hot and cold sandwiches and live music down in the basement.

Mammal Gallery

Indie or not, it’s easy to appreciate the eclectic space of Mammal Gallery, a music venue and collaborative performance and art space. South Broad Street, a usually pretty empty area, resurrects when the gallery has a show.

Brash Coffee

This tiny cafe opened in 2015, constructed from two shipping containers − the first public shipping container project in Atlanta. The Brash “box” is only 400 square feet, but the enclosed patio offers plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for the coffee and architectural lovers.

Castleberry Hill Art Stroll

The second Friday of every month, round up your friends or family and head to the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll. It’s a free, self-guided tour that walks through fascinating and diverse galleries, as well as neighborhood businesses and restaurants.

Rowdy Dowdy

If you’re looking for a rambunctious, glitzy time, head on over to Rowdy Dowdy. The unique and eccentric art collective takes place in a renovated Adair Park auto mechanic’s shop, which just so happens to also be where the “Rowdy Girls” live.

Uptown Comedy Corner

Nothing compares with the up close and personal feeling of a great comedy club. Uptown’s hosted some of the biggest names in comedy for the last 20 years: Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Mo’Nique, Kevin Hart and many more.

Marcia Wood Gallery

Goodbye spinning rock, hello Autoeater. Marcia Wood Gallery was behind that gigantic move, brokering the 16-ton Carrara marble structure devouring a Fiat Panda piece for Midtown Alliance.

New Craft Brewery and Tasting Room Opening in the Westside

westside-Steady-Hand-Beer-Co-Plans were filed with the City of Atlanta for a new craft brewery and tasting room on the Westside.

The brewery will be called Steady Hand Beer Co, and it will occupy the 14,000 square foot space. The space is in the same building across the street from Top Golf. It currently houses Le Fais do-do.

The projected is expected to cost $250,000. The exact address is 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd.

“We are excited to launch this project and you can follow our progress as we get closer to opening,” the Steady Hand Beer Co. said.


DIY Day at Westside Library

westside-library-origami.jpgA DIY (Do-It Yourself) Day will be held at the Northwest Branch at Scotts Crossing in Westside of Atlanta.

Kids are invited to participate in the event where they will use a variety of materials to make their own origami pieces. You will need to register beforehand. This is open to elementary school children ages 5-12. Please call 404-613-4364 to register for this DIY Day Event. Check back for more events in the Westside.

What: DIY Day

When: Saturday, October 21
             1 – 2:30pm

Where: Northwest Branch at Scotts Crossing 
               Meeting Room C
               2489 Perry Boulevard 
               Atlanta, GA 30318

Bike Lanes Coming to Westside’s Marietta Street

westside-marietta-stThe part of Marietta Street which runs for Howell Mill Rd. to Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard is getting repaved and adding bike lanes. It will also get a protected center lane. There will also be upgrades to the sidewalks.

The plans (part of the Renew Atlanta Bond Package) call for taking the existing four lanes—with two lanes in each direction—down to one lane in each direction It also calls for a center turn lane and dedicated five-foot-wide bike lanes on either side.

Additionally, the intersection with Howell Mill Road will be reconfigured, while existing parallel parking will be preserved south of the North Avenue bridge. For more about Westside developments, see here.