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MARTA Rail Expansion Could Stall In 2017

Feb 27, 2017
Courtesy of Atlanta Business Chronicle

After setting the stage for the largest expansion of MARTA rail in history last year, the General Assembly isn’t likely to build on that progress in 2017.

According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, plans to introduce legislation to expand MARTA’s existing rail network further, into areas of Fulton County outside Atlanta’s city limits, have fizzled due to a lack of consensus among the county’s mayors.

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Two tiny, newborn puppies squeak as they feel out their surroundings; their eyes haven’t opened yet, but once they find each other with their little paws, they immediately get into position to cuddle. They find comfort in each other’s warmth, and they stop yipping as they rest on the soft pad of a towel.

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Their mother is nearby, being looked over by Dr. Charron Bryant, a veterinarian who takes his practice to the homes of the animals, rather than having the animals come to him.

Alpharetta Is Building Its Own BeltLine

Feb 24, 2017
Courtesy of Atlanta Business Chronicle

The Atlanta BeltLine is still being built, but it’s already attracting millions of dollars in urban redevelopment. Now Alpharetta says it’s creating its own version of the BeltLine in the North Atlanta suburb.

It is called the Alpha loop, according to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle – an approximately 8-mile trail that would connect the city’s downtown to big projects including Avalon and the Big Creek Greenway. It would include lighting, bicycle service areas and pocket parks for people to gather.

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Atlanta-based Popeyes is getting a new owner.

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The company behind Burger King is buying the fried chicken chain for almost $2 billion. It comes after Popeyes Louisiana Chicken made some changes to its fast food image.

The company's been remodeling its restaurants and tweaking the flavors of its food. According to analyst John Gordon, the chain's taking a card from fast casual restaurants, like Chipotle.

State Farm Advances Dunwoody Project

Feb 13, 2017
Courtesy of Atlanta Business Chronicle

State Farm Insurance Co.’s 2.2 million-square-foot campus is kicking off its second phase, further distancing Dunwoody from its suburban roots, with a new walkable district connected by transit and lined with street-level retail.