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

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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.

The Westside’s Kolo Collection Featured in the AJC

westside-kolo-collectionThe Westside’s Kolo Collection was featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Kolo Collection, started by local married couple Michelle Larrabee-Martin and Greg Martin, is a premium outdoor furniture showroom that opened in 2003. They opened their second showroom in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center.

They are best known for using a vast variety of materials, price points, and styles. You can follow the Kolo Collection on Instagram to see their work at @kolocollection.

To read the whole article, click here. Keep up with the happenings in in the Westside.

 

New Restaurant, Howell’s, Opening in the Westside

westside-howellsA new restaurant called Howell’s is opening in the Westside. The 4,888 square foot restaurant will offer a pizza-focused menu, and will include entrees such as smoked baby back ribs, salmon filet, and steak frites. Chef Rob Phillip is behind the restaurants, backed by the Hearth Tavern Team, which also opened Atwoods Pizza, Hearth Tavern, and Camps Kitchen & Bar.

The exact location will be in the Howell Mill development in the Channing Valley neighborhood, at 1952 Howell Mill Road, which is a mix of new and renovated suites. This is at the corner intersection of Howell Mill Rd. and Collier Rd.

Howell’s is set to open in November 2017. See more info about developments in the Westside.

New Coffee Shop Coming to Westside Provisions

westside-mashburn-coffee.pngPlans were filed with the City of Atlanta for the buildout of a new coffee shop called Mashburn Coffee on the Westside. The shop would reside in Westside Provisions District mixed-use development.

The 1,816 square foot space which will be next to and owned by the Ann Mashburn Store, currently houses the boutique G. Gilbert.

There is so much going on in the Westside! It truly is the place to be in Atlanta right now!

Fall Book Sale at Westside Library

westside-northwest-library.jpgOn Saturday, September 15, the Friends of the Northwest Library is hosting their annual Fall Book Sale. It will be held from 4 – 6pm, and is open to everyone from toddlers to the elderly.

If you become a member of the Friends of the Northwest Library, you will receive $5 off your purchase of a book. For info about living on the Westside, see this!

When: Saturday, September 15
             4 – 6pm

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

Westside’s The Works at Chattahoochee Slated for 2018

westside-atlanta-the-works-at-chattahoochee-The Works at Chattahoochee is in the “works” in Westside. The plans have been put forth by Selig Development, and include an 80-acre mixed use development that will be over 1.5 million square feet and more than 40 structures. Divided out, it will be 500,000 square feet of retail, 600,000 square feet of offices, 500 residences, a 200-room boutique hotel and 13 acres of green space.

The project is inspired by Atlanta’s rich history of creative makers, skilled artisans, and forward-thinking entrepreneurs.

The first phase of the project will be finished in 2018 and will continue into the next 5-10 years. Costing $1 billion, The Works at Chattahoochee is located on Chattahoochee Industrial Avenue in West Midtown.