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

New Development Lee + White on Westside Beltline Trail

westside-beltline-trail-lee-whiteA new watering hole is being developed on the new Westside Trail of the Beltline.

Being built around an old warehouse, this spot called Lee + White will be at 933 Lee Street, and will be 22,000 square feet, by the current Monday Night Brewing.

There will also be an outpost with a focus on sour brews (by Decatur-based Wild Heaven Beer & Banyon Roots Brewing Co.), as well as a new whiskey outpost for Buckhead-based ASW Distillery.

Other businesses that have joined are: Golda Kombucha, Southern Aged Cheese, Doux South Pickles, and Honeysuckle Gelato and the United Way. For more info about what it’s like the live in the Westside, click here!



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 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.