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Bike lanes, turn lane coming to Ponce

February 7, 2013

by Brian Gross On Feb. 7, John Wolfinger and I attended the City and BeltLine’s Open House about the planned improvements to Ponce de Leon Avenue. Here were the improvements discussed: note, #3 is a very big change! 1. Resurfacing of Ponce between Juniper and Briarcliff/Moreland (GDOT) 2. Pedestrian safety improvements between Piedmont and Briarcliff/Moreland…

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Before the Plaza Theatre, Patent Medicine Paid for the Druid Apartments

February 1, 2013

by Brian Gross It seems that patent medicine paid for quite a bit of local real estate development in the early 1900s. I previously wrote about how Dr. Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic helped build Atkins Park. Now I’ve discovered another promoter of cure-all liquid who financed a beautiful apartment building at the southwest corner of…

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Inman Middle School to Host Open House on Ponce De Leon Road Improvements

January 27, 2013

Lynette Reid of the Atlanta Beltline, Inc. emailed to advise of an Open House to be held Feb. 7  at 6:30 PM at Inman Middle School. The Open House will focus on upcoming road improvements to Ponce De Leon Avenue. Here’s Reid’s email: Ponce De Leon Avenue is slated for several road improvement projects over the…

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Clermont Hotel to Become Boutique Hotel

January 15, 2013

The Clermont Hotel has been sold to a team of Nashville and New York developers who intend to turn the property into a boutique hotel. The bellwether of the “old”, bawdy Ponce de Leon Avenue stands on its southern side at Bonaventure. The Clermont was built in the 1920s and was closed on orders of…

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The Briarcliff Summit Building Is Sold!!!

August 13, 2012

Finally – after 4 years of negotiating and arranging financing – this beleaguered building is in the hands of Evergreen Housing Associates of Scarborough, Maine – a national leader in senior citizen’s housing. The deal was just inked last week and it is still too soon for a lot of details about the changes, but…

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