HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE:
The Team Behind One+ Sushi Is Opening a New Restaurant in Sandy Springs (Eater Atlanta) The menu features sushi, more than 20 sushi rolls, sashimi, and hot items, like a miso duck breast, deep-fried stuffed jalapenos, cauliflower tempura, and bang bang shrimp. At the bar, One Sushi offers 10 cocktails, sake, and a variety of Japanese beers and whiskeys.
Where’s the Scoop Alpharetta Debuting With Weekend-Long Grand Opening (What Now Atlanta) Johns Creek ice cream shop Where’s The Scoop is opening its Alpharetta outpost this weekend with three days of giveaways in the Alpharetta City Center development, at 26 Old Roswell St. The new outpost is more like a “dessert bar” situated in the free-standing building behind Smokejack BBQ.
Planned Intown Golf Club To Include Modern American Eatery From Federico Castellucci of The Iberian Pig (What Now Atlanta) Intown Golf Club, the planned modernized country club centered around high-end golf simulators from David Cummings and Michael Williamson, is moving forward in the Two Buckhead Plaza development. The project this month filed permits with the City of Atlanta for construction.
Taste of Atlanta reformats amid pandemic to push diners to restaurants (Atlanta Business Chronicle) The annual weekend food festival, originally scheduled for for Oct. 16 through Oct. 18 at Historic Fourth Ward Park in Old Fourth Ward, will not happen due to the pandemic. Instead, organizers are curating a list of 100 to 150 celebrated dishes and drinks at restaurants around Atlanta.
How Atlanta Terminals Co. Aims to keep Hartsfield-Jackson clean, safe (Atlanta Business Chronicle) In May of 2019, 9.8 million people passed through the domestic and international terminals at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In May of 2020, two months after the first cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Georgia, that number dropped to a sobering 846,919.
Revealed! Incoming Buckhead Boutique Kimpton To Be Called The Sylvan Hotel (What Now Atlanta) Kimpton’s planned adaptive reuse hotel of a 1950s-era building, at 374 East Paces Ferry Road NE, has been named the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, according to an announcement from Developer Portman Holdings Thursday. It is set to open in early-2021. The company has also named the hotel’s General Manager, Tristan Haas.
The Office Will Never Be the Same (The New York Times) In the Before Time, Dan O’Leary, a director of business partnerships at a tech company, commuted two to three hours a day and flew on weekly business trips. He adhered to a strict schedule: His alarm was set for 5:30 a.m. to fit in a Peloton ride and shower before catching the train, and his workdays were jammed with meetings.
Big-Box Retailers’ Profits Surge as Pandemic Marches On (The New York Times) In the early days of the pandemic, when grocery stores in the United States ran low on staples like toilet paper, people flocked to Walmart and Target to stock up. Five months later, as the number of coronavirus cases remains high, shoppers continue to buy from the big-box retailers in record amounts.
ARTS / LIFESTYLE/GENERAL INTEREST:
Steve Schapiro: In Celebration of The Fire Next Time & Sheila Pree Bright: #1960Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives Matter Protests (ArtsAtl) Jackson Fine Art is honored to exhibit Steve Schapiro’s civil rights photographs from the 2019 Taschen publication of The Fire Next Time, an illustrated volume of James Baldwin’s classic text. Among Schapiro’s images from the civil rights movement will be the classic image of John Lewis that was recently featured in TIME Magazine.
Georgia Film Academy launches first-ever COVID Compliance Courses (The Atlanta Voice) As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across America, Georgia’s multi-billion-dollar film industry is one step closer to relaunching. The Georgia Film Academy’s (GFA) is offering a first-ever COVID Compliance Course (CCC). Free to film and television production workers, casts, and crew, GFA’s CCC provides an unprecedented virtual training program of safety and sanitation best practices and procedures for anyone who works on a film set in Georgia.
KC Chiefs ban headdresses, face paint, will review Arrowhead chop (WSBTV) The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs said they are prohibiting fans who attend games at Arrowhead Stadium from wearing headdresses or painting their faces in ways that depict Native American cultures and traditions, the team said in a statement Thursday. The National Football League team also said it would conduct “a thorough review process” of the “Arrowhead Chop,” The Kansas City Star reported.
‘What’s popping?’|Georgia teachers go viral with COVID-19, back-to-school song (AJC) Two South Georgia teachers have attempted to bring hip-hop flare to the (arguably) uncool circumstance of distance learning in the midst of a health pandemic. Monroe Comprehensive High School teachers, Adrianna Williams and Callie Evans, have garnered millions of video views for their remix of Jack Harlow’s “What’s Poppin?”