Atlanta News and Events for September

Welcome to Atlanta News and Events for September. Bored on the weekend – check out our list of things to do. We also highlight a Buckhead cottage design project, the renovation of an Atlanta landmark, and hundreds of new Atlanta jobs courtesy of Starbucks!  Lots to see and do in Atlanta during the month of September including Music Midtown, a Wine Walk, Home Show, and the Duluth Fall Festival.

Atlanta September News and Events
Photo – Atlanta Magazine

An Interior Decorator Balanced this Buckhead Cottage with a Wide Array of Modern and Sentimental Favorites

Whitney Durham loves architecture with a history, but she also has a soft spot for contemporary art and ’60s-era Lucite. As part of her design philosophy, she’s not inclined to buy furnishings from a large retail chain; instead, she gravitates to anything inherited, repurposed, or custom. “I like each room to have at least one thing that’s vintage or antique,” says the interior decorator, who grew up in Marietta. “I love anything that has a sentimental story.”

The circa-1932 cottage Whitney and her husband, Nathan, found in Buckhead had the sort of character she appreciates: stone on the front facade, with a Gothic-shaped front door painted a cheery blue. She added six beveled-glass windows to the front door to lighten up the look, just the sort of small-but-significant changes that continued on the inside. Click below to see more of this beautifully designed Buckhead cottage.

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Atlanta News building renovationPhoto: Jonathan Phillips

Inside the Renovation of Northfolk Southern Buildings, A Downtown Atlanta Landmark

Base floors for both structures were finished in 1912, and each was expanded to eight stories in 1928. Through the years, the first two stories housed logistics, distribution, and storage for the railroad company, while office workers toiled upstairs. Until 2004, that is, when the last employees were transferred to Midtown.

The buildings, while sturdy, have been moldering ever since, overlooking the underutilized Gulch. Artifacts from recent television and Hollywood productions—signage from The Walking Dead, a door that read “Los Angeles Police Department”—were the only signs of recent life. Click below to see more of this renovated Atlanta Landmark.

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Atlanta News and Events in September
Photo – AJC

Starbucks Plans New Office in Atlanta with 500 Jobs

Starbucks plans to open a major office in Atlanta with 500 new jobs, a decision hailed as a major victory by city and state officials trying to woo another iconic Seattle-based company to plant roots in Georgia. The coffee giant has scouted Atlanta for months is expected to announce the deal Wednesday to open an operations center after a vote by Atlanta’s economic development arm. The city beat out several other competitors for the new hub.

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Atlanta News and Events in September - lots of things to do around the Metro Atlanta area

Need something to do in September? Here are some Metro Atlanta events in September you may enjoy!

Yellow Daisy Festival – Sept 6 – 9
Home Show – Sept 7 – 9
Wine Walk – Sept 15
Taste of Smyrna – Sept 15
Music Midtown Sept 15 – 16
Duluth Fall Festival – Sept 29 – 30

For additional Atlanta News and Events for September –

Take a look at this Atlanta Event Calendar HERE

 

ENJOY YOUR SEPTEMBER!

 

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