Westside Relocating Racetrac Gas Station

westside-racetracThe Racetrac on the Westside, which is currently on Marietta Boulevard, is moving less than a mile to 2429 Bolton Road. The new location sits between the Riverside and Fernleaf neighborhoods in an industrial sector of the Westside.

The new Racetrac will be a “prototype store” with a frozen dessert station, large coffee area, free wifi, and outdoor seating. For more info about developments, in the Westside, click here!


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!

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.


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.

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!

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.