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HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE:


Chicago-Based Brown Bag Seafood Company Opens Thursday at Colony Square in Midtown (Eater Atlanta) Chicago restaurateur Donna Lee opens a location of her popular restaurant Brown Bag Seafood Company this Thursday at Colony Square in Midtown. The counter-serve spot, next to sushi restaurant Sukoshi at the complex, offers sustainable seafood on its menu served as salads, tacos, sandwiches, and grain bowls.


Virginia-Highland Restaurant D.B.A Barbecue Expands to Sandwiches at Irwin Street Market (Eater Atlanta) A new sandwich shop from D.B.A. Barbecue opens in November at Irwin Street Market in the Old Fourth Ward. Called D.B.A. Sandwich Company, the shop takes over the former Academy Coffee kiosk at the market and will serve the Virginia-Highland barbecue restaurant’s most popular sandwiches, along with hearty soups, salads, and snacks.


Spotting the Risks of Indoor Dining (The New York Times) The risk of coronavirus transmission is lower for outdoor than for indoor dining in almost every case, and the safest course of all is staying at home. But if you do decide to eat inside a restaurant, try to go at an hour when it’s less crowded.


The Chastain Replaces Horseradish Grill in Buckhead Next Month (What Now Atlanta) The Chastain, a planned New American neighborhood restaurant in Buckhead, is slated to open in October, at 4320 Powers Ferry Road NW, according to a press release Tuesday. The exact first day is TBD. The restaurant will open in the location that formerly housed Horseradish Grill, and Christopher Grossman of Atlas at The St. Regis will serve as executive chef and operating partner.


BUSINESS/RETAIL/REAL ESTATE:


A $70M Project in Cumming shows developers and their big-money partners like walkable suburbia (Atlanta Business Chronicle) “We are identifying areas that are walkable to a town center, walkable to a park, a green space, and restaurants," said Alan Dean, who leads development for Terwilliger Pappas in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.


Georgia Film Academy Announces New Savannah Program (FOX28 Media) The Georgia Film Academy (GFA) has begun teaching students in Georgia's second most-filmed city, the academy announced Wednesday. At Georgia Tech's Savannah campus, the GFA said it has opened a new collaborative production training hub, where they are teaching students from Georgia Southern University.


Center Parc Credit Union opens branch in heart of Atlanta (AJC) Driven by the same commitment to community since APCU’s founding in 1925, officials said Center Parc Credit Union will be a non-profit, service-oriented financial institution that aims to give back to the cities in which it does business.


Bombchel’s Ponce City Market Storefront To Retail Products Made by All-Woman Staff of Ebola Survivors (What Now Atlanta) Founder Archel Bernard began her journey in fashion accidentally. An Atlanta-native born to Liberian refugees, Bernard moved to Monrovia, Liberia after graduating from Georgia Tech and began making her own clothing. “People regularly asked her where they could buy her pieces, which led to selling clothing out of her pickup truck and eventually opening a store in Monrovia that later closed due to the 2015 Ebola outbreak.”


ARTS / LIFESTYLE/GENERAL INTEREST:


Georgia-made thriller screens at Atlanta’s Out on Film Festival (FOX5) The Daytime Emmy Award nominee gives a powerful performance in the new thriller "Through the Glass Darkly," starring as a mother desperately searching for her missing child. Directed by Lauren Fash and filmed in North Georgia, Lively says working on the project was a challenge from day one.


Netherworld releases plans for opening up a socially distanced haunted house (11Alive) Like everything else this year, Halloween will have quite a different feel to it - trick-or-treating and costume parties are both on the CDC's list of high-risk holiday activities. So are indoor haunted houses, but the famously freaky Netherworld Haunted House released its plans to open starting Friday, with what its co-creator says will include a "full slate of carefully planned COVID-19 policies and procedures."


Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce to match up to $15K in donations to Georgia Innocence Project (11Alive) Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce will match up to $15,000 in donations to the Georgia Innocence Project, the team announced, to mark Wrongful Conviction Day. The day, according to a Hawks release, is "dedicated to ending wrongful convictions and highlighting the plight of those convicted of crimes they did not commit." It is being observed tomorrow, Oct. 2.


Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Lose Baby After Pregnancy Complications (New York Times) The model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen said late Wednesday that she and her husband, the singer John Legend, had lost their third child, a son, days after she posted on social media about suffering pregnancy complications. “Driving home from the hospital with no baby,” Ms. Teigen wrote on Twitter. “How can this be real.”

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