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Punch Bowl Social to join Braves' Battery lineup at SunTrust Park
Atlanta Journal Constitution | January 17, 2017

The Atlanta Braves and their development partners have shuffled the food and entertainment lineup a bit outside the new SunTrust Park with a new social club concept that includes celebrity chef Hugh Acheson as a partner.

The Braves said Tuesday that Punch Bowl Social, a games and fine dining concept, will join The Battery entertainment district in September. The "eat, drink play" or "eatertainment" concept will replace the previously announced Kings Bowl retro bowling and high-end food and drink concept.

The concept joins Antico Pizza, Wahlburgers and a Terrapin Beer-themed taproom and microbrewery at the entertainment district next to the new ballpark near Cumberland Mall. Much of the Battery's first phase is expected to open in time for the Braves' inaugural season at SunTrust Park.

Punch Bowl Social to open in September
Cobb Business Journal | February 6, 2017

Punch Bowl Social is bringing its eat, drink and play "eatertainment" concept to The Battery Atlanta in September, the company announced last month.

The Denver-based company plans to open a 27,000-square-foot restaurant, bar and entertainment venue adjacent to SunTrust Park.

The two-story facility will include eight bowling lanes, one bocce court, three private karaoke rooms, a custom built 360-degree bar, various lounging and gathering spots and a 2,200-square-foot rooftop patio.

Construction continues on Kennesaw's mixed-use project
Cobb Business Journal | February 6, 2017

A slew of stores have opened in the massive new Kennesaw Marketplace mixed-use development not far from CarMax in north Cobb at the intersection of Highway 41 and Barrett Parkway, but construction is still ongoing.

Although some retail shops are doing business, the "luxury senior apartments for people 55 and over" aren't yet ready, said Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling.

"They are developing other stores as we speak and will be for the next several months," he said. "When it's finished, it'll total 300,000 square feet."

He said about 15 business establishments are open now and that "something is opening every day."

SunTrust Park: See how much those apartments at The Battery will cost
Atlanta Journal Constitution | February 7, 2017

Imagine you're on the couch binge-watching that television show you're embarrassed to tell anyone about.

You see something out of the corner of your eye. It's a fly ball. The Braves just brought in a grand slam.

Welcome home.

The real estate group behind The Battery Atlanta released details Tuesday about its three planned apartment complexes, some of which will overlook SunTrust Park - your backyard if you lived there.

Where to eat and drink at The Battery at SunTrust Park
Atlanta Journal Constitution | February 7, 2017

With the Atlanta Falcons season over, the city can focus on the upcoming Atlanta Braves season -- and the teams new digs at SunTrust Park.

The Battery entertainment complex that's part of the park will offer up plenty of options for dining and drinking before, during and after the game.

Here are the spots that have been confirmed so far:

Celebrity chef Todd English opening restaurant at the Battery Atlanta
Atlanta Journal Constitution | February 21, 2017

The Battery entertainment complex adjacent to the Atlanta Braves new stadium SunTrust Park will offer plenty of options for dining and drinking. Now, there is one more reason to hit up The Battery before, during and after the game: Celebrity chef Todd English has signed on to open a restaurant.

The Atlanta-raised English is coming back to his roots and opening Todd English Tavern. It is one of three concepts within a larger venue called Live! at the Battery. The other two concepts include PBR Atlanta (which will be similar to its sister site in St. Louis' Ballpark Village adjacent to Busch Stadium) as well as an entertainment-plex called Sports & Social. Live! at the Battery will be owned by the Cordish Companies and operated by ECI, its subsidiary that manages restaurants, bars and clubs.

At Todd English Tavern, dishes will have a Southern heritage with an international influence. The menu will include a number of shareable offerings as well as items like an upscale riff on an oyster po' boy of corn pone with truffles and oysters. The signature burger will be a pork and truffle version with pork shoulder confit served with fennel-apple salad. English also stated that some pub grub would be tweaked as vegetable-based offerings, such as cauliflower tater tots.

Photos: Here's a sneak peak of The Battery by Braves' SunTrust Park
Atlanta Journal Constitution | February 27, 2017

The Battery Atlanta is well on its way to being ready for the excitable fans and expectations that await.

But it's going to take more than baking an apple pie to make The Battery Atlanta set for move-in.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was invited for the first look at the apartments inside The Battery and how the grounds are looking these days.

Brian Oates with the developer Pollack Shores and Jeremy Strife, who is general manager of The Battery, answered questions during the exclusive tour.

Huge Technology Village proposed for Alpharetta (SLIDESHOW)
Atlanta Business Chronicle | February 27, 2017

Fuqua Development and TPA Group will present the project March 2. They want to rezone 15.5 acres from office and industrial uses to mixed-use zoning.

First look inside the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta (SLIDESHOW)
Atlanta Business Chronicle | March 1, 2017

Themes of baseball and the Atlanta Braves will echo at the four-star Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta.

On Wednesday, media got a first look inside the 264-room hotel that will sit near right field at the Braves' new home, SunTrust Park. Its guest rooms not only will offer views into the ballpark, but also its adjoining mixed-use development, The Battery Atlanta.

Today, construction on the hotel is about 50 percent complete. It's expected to open in early 2018.

The 16-story hotel will offer 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 5,000-square-foot ballroom. There also will be an open-air pool deck with a bar. And, the Omni will have a restaurant that partners with a yet-to-be-named chef, along with a coffee and wine bar.

Yard House, Hugh Acheson concept among new tenants for The Battery Atlanta (SLIDESHOW)
Atlanta Business Chronicle | March 2, 2017

Sports bar Yard House headlines several new restaurant and retail concepts headed to The Battery Atlanta, the mixed-use development surrounding the Atlanta Braves' new home, SunTrust Park.

Yard House will occupy 12,000 square feet with a center-island bar, a signature design element of the restaurant. It will offer 130 beers on tap, including several local and regional brews.

The next wave of restaurant openings also includes Chef Hugh Acheson's First & Third Hot Dog and Sausage Shack. Guests can treat themselves to elevated ballpark classics and also experience flavors from Andouille to Merguez.

Fuqua's Memorial Drive mixed-use transformation to begin
Curbed Atlanta | March 8, 2017

A large, formerly industrial site on rapidly changing Memorial Drive will soon begin its transformation into a mega mixed-use center.

Prolific developer Jeff Fuqua has filed plans with the city to begin the first phase of his "Madison Yards" project. The development, which has been in the works for more than a year, will fill the site long occupied by manufacturer Leggett & Platt.

According to Bisnow, initial work on the site will replace the former mattress factory with more than 160,000 square feet of retail, 80,000 square feet of offices, a grocery, and movie theater. While the grocery store was formerly annouced as a Sprouts, rumors suggest it could now be a Publix.

What Now Atlatna | March 8, 2017

Madison Yards calls for 160,000+ square feet of retail, 80,000 square feet of offices, a grocer, and movie theatre on former mattress factory site.

Fuqua Development is moving forward with plans to develop its next Memorial Drive mixed-use project Madison Yards.

The Atlanta-based developer this week filed a permit application with City of Atlanta to begin land development for Madison Yards, Bisnow Tuesday first reported.

The project, at 905 Memorial Drive on a 17-acre site near I-20, calls for 160,000 square feet of retail, 80,000 square feet of offices, a grocer, and movie theatre, replacing what was once a mattress factory.

First look at Live! at The Battery Atlanta (SLIDESHOW)
Atlanta Business Chronicle | March 8, 2017

The anchor dining and entertainment district at The Battery Atlanta will have 10 bars, a mechanical bull and cuisine from celebrity chef Todd English.

On Monday, Atlanta Business Chronicle got an exclusive hard hat tour of Live! at The Battery Atlanta, a roughly 40,000-square-foot facility that will sit outside the entrance to the Atlanta Braves' new home, SunTrust Park. It will employ nearly 400 people and is set to begin opening in April.

Peachtree Corners Sells Town Center Property To Developer
patch.com | March 14, 2017

Peachtree Corners recently passed an important milestone, selling property to a developer for what will become the Town Center mixed-use development.

Fuqua Development expects to break ground on the development this spring.

The 21-acre site will include a theater, restaurants, retail shops, office space, town homes and a Town Green.

The city plans to hold a groundbreaking ceremony, likely some time in May.

Peachtree Corners set to break ground on Town Center in May
Gwinnett Daily Post | March 16, 2017

Peachtree Corners has made a big step toward turning its Town Center project into a reality.

The city announced the land for the project, which has been in planning for more than a year, has been sold to Fuqua Development. Officials are now looking to May, when a groundbreaking ceremony is expected to be held. An exact ground-breaking date has not yet been set though.

The 21-acre mixed-use project will include townhomes, a CineBistro theater, restaurants, retail shops, office space, townhomes and a town green. Fuqua has pre-leased at least 60 percent of the space already, according to the city.

Peachtree Corners sells property for Town Center development
Atlanta Journal Constitution | March 16, 2017

Peachtree Corners has sold the town center property to Atlanta-based Fuqua Development. The developer expects to break ground this spring. The 21-acre site will be a mixed-use development with a theater, restaurants, retail shops, office space, townhomes and a town green.

The sale, which took place on Feb. 28, follows Fuqua Development meeting its pre-leasing target of 60 percent that includes the center's anchor tenant, Cinebistro. The Town Center will feature at least 10 restaurants, ground floor retail space and second floor office space and 2-acre town green for community gatherings and events.

The development includes over 70 high-end townhomes to be built by Inline Construction. Work on the three-story townhomes is also expected to start this spring.

Todd English wants to amp up your Braves gameday dining experience
Atlanta Magazine | March 20, 2017

Chef Todd English has restaurants all over the world, from New York to Kuwait. On April 12, he'll finally add his hometown to the list. Todd English Tavern, a sophisticated global eatery, will open as part of Live! at the Battery Atlanta, a large dining and entertainment venue at SunTrust Park.

Serving lunch and dinner daily, late night on weekends, and eventually brunch, Todd English Tavern will be led by head chef Jimmy Reyes and bartender Carl Grossglass. It will accept both reservations and walk-ins, and Braves attire is welcome. English shares his vision below.

Atlanta Braves Reintroduce Ballpark App For SunTrust Park Opening, Including Waze Info, AI
SportTechie | March 23, 2017

With SunTrust Park set to open in a matter of days, the Atlanta Braves will be reintroducing MLB's Ballpark app to fans.

According to Greg Mize, Director of Digital Marketing at the Braves, content within the app won't just be baseball-specific, though. It is the first time Major League Baseball Advanced Media is allowing a MLB team to incorporate such content.

SunTrust Park is situated near The Battery Atlanta, a development area that includes restaurants, retail, housing and other features. Mize said that when he and the Braves researched the possibility of building a separate app for The Battery, it didn't make sense. Other retail and development apps they examined didn't receive significant download rates, and if a consumer used an app, it was for just one time. Instead, having one consolidated app experience was the ultimate decision.

SunTrust Park, The Battery: It's a whole new ballgame (SLIDESHOW)
Atlanta Business Chronicle | March 24, 2017

A more than billion-dollar mini city has risen in Cobb County that promises to be a sporting and entertainment destination unlike Atlanta has ever seen.

Fuqua In Discussions For West Atlanta Kroger
BISNOW | March 24, 2017

Kroger is in talks with Fuqua Development to anchor a retail-centric, mixed-use project at 1299 Northside Drive, a 12.5-acre site next door to the IKEA in Atlantic Station, according to sources.

The project, still tentatively named Northside & 17th, is being developed in a joint venture with The Ardent Cos. Fuqua Development founder Jeff Fuqua and Ardent director of acquisitions Scott Werbel declined to comment.

A Kroger spokesman stated in an email that the grocer had no information as of press time. The developers have switched gears from previous plans to add multifamily to the project and instead intend to focus on retail and office space. A land disturbance permit filed late last year with the City of Atlanta indicates the project would include space for a grocer, restaurants, a bank and retail.

3 must-attend entertainment venues near Suntrust Park
Atlanta Journal Constitution | March 28, 2017

Metro Atlanta's newest mixed-use community is scheduled to open next month, welcoming Atlanta Braves fans and residents simply looking to unwind after a long day of work with a Terrapin beer, slice of pizza from Antico and a game of cornhole.

While The Battery Atlanta will offer a series of special events throughout the complex, in addition to Braves games at SunTrust Park, and dining and shopping opportunities, there are a few entertainment venues that are dedicated to bringing new live entertainment and gaming options to Cobb County.

Here are three entertainment spaces within The Battery Atlanta that are sure to entertain both kids and adults:

The Battery prepares to open
Cobb Business Journal | April 3, 2017

The Atlanta Braves are focused on making SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta next door as a destination that will attract guests year-round, even during the baseball offseason.

To that end, the Braves have announced that the mixed-use development being built adjacent to the stadium will feature a hotel, an office tower, an entertainment venue, retail space for restaurants and shopping and residential living space.

The ballclub has been slowly rolling out announcing the tenants of the $452 million mixed-use development. In March 2015, Comcast was announced to be the sole tenant of the nine-story office tower in the development. More than 1,000 Comcast employees will work out of the 200,000-square-foot space.

Yard House Debuts at The Battery; The Brass Tap Opens in Glenwood Park
Eater Atlanta | April 10, 2017

Yard House, the California-based sports bar chain that has an outpost in Atlantic Station, just opened the doors at its second Atlanta location. The restaurant began service Monday at the Battery development that lies adjacent to SunTrust Park, new home of the Atlanta Braves.

Regular hours at 825 Battery Avenue are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. More than 130 beers are available on tap, including 37 brews from the state of Georgia. Yard House's food menu includes dishes such as poke nachos, Nashville hot chicken, and fried gnocchi, and there are a number of vegan and vegetarian options. While the chain already operates an Atlanta location, the team hopes to offer a unique experience at its new address.

Craft beer bar opening second location in Atlanta
Atlanta Journal Constitution | April 10, 2017

The second Atlanta location of The Brass Tap is opening today. The new location of the craft beer bar will be in the Glenwood Place development, at 790 Glenwood Avenue in Suite 260.

The Florida-based franchise, which opened its first Atlanta location last year, will offer more than 300 local, national and international craft beers. Beer experts will be able to guide customers to the perfect selection and can answer customers' questions, according to the Brass Tap website.

The food menu at The Brass Tap is comprised of pub grub (wings, pizza, and burgers) with a twist on traditional flavors.

First-ever Mizuno experience center opens in The Battery
Fox 5 News | April 13, 2017

Mizuno is the Official Baseball Gear Partner of the Atlanta Braves -- and now, Braves fans have the chance to feel like a pro in a one-of-a-kind "experience center" in Atlanta.

Watch video here

SunTrust Park Preview: Beer, Brambles and More
Ballpark Digest | April 14, 2017

It's not every day a new Major League Baseball ballpark opens, so we're celebrating the occasion with a series of stories about what fans can expect from SunTrust Park, new home of the Atlanta Braves. We begin the series with a look at the beer and beverage offerings at SunTrust Park.

Those who attend games at SunTrust Park this year can expect much more than baseball to be on tap. While there are many new features to look forward to at the new home of the Atlanta Braves, one of the most notable offerings will be the amount of unique alcoholic beverages available at the ballpark.

Starting with a non-traditional baseball offering, SunTrust Park will feature signature cocktails. One of the most notable is Braves Bramble, which features bourbon, smoked rosemary, blackberry syrup, topped with lemon-lime soft drink. Braves Bramble will be available at the Coopers' Craft Bourbon Bar, located on the first-base side of the terrace level at SunTrust Park.

Here's a look at what else you'll find at the Battery Atlanta
11 Alive | April 14, 2017

Live, Work and play ball!

SunTrust Park is not only home to the Atlanta Braves, but also a wide variety of restaurants, shops, apartments and other venues.

Crews have worked to wrap up those finishing touches before Live! at the Battery Atlanta opens to guests for the home opener.

'The entertainment and they energy that we bring also, is pretty close to the ballpark...a lot of fun," said Director of Operations Ben Brengle.

Guide to the Battery ATL surrounding SunTrust Park
Channel 2 News | April 19, 2017

SunTrust Park will flow directly into The Battery Atlanta, a luxurious 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development property.

Fun things to do in and around SunTrust Park and The Battery ATL are still emerging and may become the premiere destination for foodies, families, and fans alike, located in Atlanta at the intersection of Interstate 75 and Interstate 285 in the bustling Cumberland area.

A shot from the seatings angle shows what a birds eye view the Chop House restaurant patrons get during a visit.

Todd English Tavern Opens Adjacent to the Braves' New Ballpark on April 28
Eater Atlanta | April 20, 2017

The Atlanta Braves have officially moved into their new Cobb County home, and the development that lies adjacent to SunTrust Park is coming alive. Two more grand openings are scheduled for The Battery this month: Sports & Social and Todd English Tavern. The former will officially open this Friday, April 21, and the latter will debut a week later on April 28.

PBR Bar will follow with an opening on Friday, May 12. The three venues are part of the Live! at the Battery portion of the development.

'Live! At The Battery Atlanta' Venues To Open Late April, Early May
What Now Atlanta | April 20, 2017

Live! At The Battery Atlanta, the entertainment anchor of The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park, will debut its three dining and entertainment venues late-April, early May, according to a press release Thursday.

Sports & Social will host a grand opening April 21, Todd English Tavern will open its doors April 28, and PBR Bar will grand open with a Colt Ford concert May 12.

Fuqua to redevelop old Roswell shopping center
Atlanta Business Chronicle | April 20, 2017

An outdated and mostly vacant Roswell shopping center could get a major overhaul, with a new grocery store, shops, restaurants and approximately 300 apartments. Fuqua Development is proposing the mixed-use project at Alpharetta Highway and Sun Valley Drive, the current site of an 18-acre shopping center.

Details Revealed For PBR Atlanta in Live! At The Battery Atlanta
What Now Atlanta | April 24, 2017

Details for PBR Atlanta, one of three venues situated in Live! At The Battery Atlanta, Monday were revealed.

The cowboy-style bar is scheduled to open May 12 with a free Colt Ford concert, according to a press release.

PBR Atlanta, branded by the Professional Bull Riders Association, will include a dance floor and stage, lounges and bars, and outdoor balconies with fire pits.

One of the main features is the mechanical bull, named "Druw" after former Braves player Andruw Jones, one of the only ones in metro Atlanta and one of the "meanest" in the world.

Peachtree Corners Town Center begins landing first restaurants
Atlanta Business Chronicle | April 25, 2017

Chuy's would likely occupy one of the project's outparcels along Peachtree Parkway.

Near Atlantic Station, Northside Drive site to get Fuqua suburban touch
Curbed Atlanta | April 28, 2017

A new rendering of Northside & 17th—a long-proposed development by infamous Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua and company—has made its way to the Internet, prompting cries of, "Why is stuff like this allowed to be built in this city?"

The general consensus, on Reddit at least, is that the city has done little to update longstanding zoning for important parcels in the city, allowing developers to do just about whatever they want.

Big League Project: Fuqua Development gives shoppers, diners cause to visit Battery Atlanta beyond Braves games
Southeast Real Estate Business | May 1, 2017

Taking in a professional baseball game is an experience unto itself, and at SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves, fans are being treated to the bells and whistles that come with a new $22 million ballpark.

The Battery Atlanta's Offerings Pleasing Residents
Ballpark Digest | May 2, 2017

Residents are offering favorable opinions of The Battery Atlanta, the development outside of the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park.

When SunTrust Park opened this season, one of the features that caught the attention of many observers was The Battery Atlanta. The mixed-use development surrounding the ballpark already features several amenities, and more offerings are expected to be added down the road.

One of the main features at The Battery Atlanta is the incorporation of residential units. Developing apartments or other housing options around ballparks is a trend that is unfolding across baseball, with recent examples being found at both the major league and minor league levels, particularly in cities with facilities in urban locations.

PBR Atlanta opens near Suntrust Park: 7 things to know about Battery Atlanta's "cowboy bar"
Atlanta Journal Constitution | May 11, 2017

Whether you're heading to a Braves game at Suntrust Park, a concert at the Coca-Cola Roxy or just looking to enjoy a night out on the town, Battery Atlanta is hoping to become a destination spot within Cobb County.

The mixed-use community that anchors the Braves’ new ballpark includes a series of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, including a new bar named PBR Atlanta.

SunTrust Park Offers Baseball and A Lot More
New York Sports Day | May 13, 2017

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves started the 2017 Major League Baseball in their new home, SunTrust Park, in Cobb County, Georgia, after leaving Turner Field a season ago. We had a chance to visit the new park during a recent Braves series with the New York Mets and here’s what we discovered about the new baseball park.

Fuqua takes next step to redevelop Roswell shopping center
North Fulton Herald | May 17, 2017

The shopping center at Alpharetta Highway and Sun Valley Drive could be getting a facelift.

The Roswell City Council voted May 8 to allow Fuqua Development conditional use for multi-family units and for additional height for their project, from three-and-a-half stories to four. The vote passed by a narrow margin, 4-2, with council members Lori Henry and Marcelo Zapata opposing.

The company is known for developing projects across metro Atlanta, including The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park, Kennesaw Marketplace, Lindbergh Place and Peachtree Corners Market.

New details revealed for Town Madison project
48 WAFF | May 17, 2017

MADISON, AL (WAFF) - The two main companies responsible for developing Town Madison said an area known as "The District" a regional premium outlet retail shopping center and "Avenue Z" which will include a movie theater, grocery store, and restaurants apartments will all be a part of the major project.

On Wednesday, the Fuqua Development of Atlanta, Georgia and Breland Companies of Huntsville announced their joint venture agreement to develop Town Madison. Fuqua Development will be the Master Developer of Town Madison and will focus their efforts on two interstate adjacent parcels of land within Town Madison.

Fuqua Development partners in big Alabama mixed-use project
Atlanta Business Chronicle | May 18, 2017

Prolific Atlanta real estate company Fuqua Development is expanding into Alabama.

The company has partnered on a $300 million mixed-use project in Madison, Ala., just west of Huntsville.

"We are taking concepts and ideas from all of our successful projects in Atlanta and tailoring them to this location to build the type mixed-use development that the market is starving for," co-owner Jeff Fuqua told Al.com.

Town Madison partners with Atlanta firm to develop mixed-use retail project
Alabama Business | May 18, 2017

An Atlanta company is partnering with Louis Breland to develop retail at the $300 million Town Madison project along Interstate 565.

Breland Companies said this week it has entered a joint venture with Fuqua Development, the master planner of Town Madison, to focus efforts on two interstate adjacent parcels within the project that are "ripe" for a regional, mixed-use development.

Braves, Fuqua Reveal Eight New Concepts Coming to The Battery Atlanta Near SunTrust Park
Rebusiness Online | May 23, 2017

The Atlanta Braves and development partner Fuqua Development have revealed eight new retail, dining and entertainment concepts coming to The Battery Atlanta, a 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use development surrounding SunTrust Park. The concepts are set to open by Opening Day 2017, when the Atlanta Braves will first take the field at their new 41,500-seat ballpark, which is situated in Cobb County near the intersection of I-75 and I-285.

Atlanta Braves stadium development aims to keep fans lingering (and spending)
Marketplace | June 1, 2017

Nestled in the shadows of SunTrust Park, Doc's Food & Spirits has been a fixture in the community for 35 years.

But since the Atlanta Braves' billion-dollar stadium development opened in April, the tavern's General Manager Martin Neff noticed something: an increase in the number of customers.

Keeping memories alive: Something old, something new in overdue baseball trip to Atlanta
The Register~Herald | June 18, 2017

I never got to see Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, but somehow it's where my earliest memories of the Atlanta Braves were formed.

That was thanks to TBS, Skip, Joe, Pete and Don - the voices of the Braves during my childhood.

My dad and I spent every summer watching as those teams of the 1980s struggled their way through the season.

It was during those first years of my life that I fell in love with baseball, Dale Murphy and RC Cola.

And somehow the losing didn't seem too terrible.

Georgia's second CineBistro confirmed for Peachtree Corners
Atlanta Business Chronicle | June 19, 2017

Upscale dine-in theater chain CineBistro on Monday confirmed it will open its second Georgia location in Peachtree Corners.

It will come to the 21-acre Town Center project, which will also include restaurants, shops, office space, residences and a town green. It's along Peachtree Parkway and across from The Forum. The project is being developed in partnership with Atlanta's Fuqua Development LLC.

First Look: Todd English Tavern brings casual fine dining to The Battery
Atlanta Journal Constitution | June 19, 2017

The opening of Todd English Tavern in Live at The Battery Atlanta adjacent to SunTrust Park seems to be another sign that the entertainment district aims to be a year-round dining destination.

Of course, English has been a star chef since coming on the scene in the early '90s, and opening iconic fine dining restaurants such as Olives in Boston.

More recently, the English brand has been associated with airports, hotels and cruise ships, and international ventures from Orlando to Mexico City and Abu Dhabi, not to mention the Todd English Food Hall at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

But Todd English Tavern is a homecoming of sorts for English, who lived in Atlanta between the ages of 6 and 16, and attended the Galloway School.

CineBistro announces plans for Peachtree Corners Town Center location
Gwinnett Daily Post | June 20, 2017

New details were released on plans to bring CineBistro to the Peachtree Corners Town Center project that is underway in western Gwinnett this week.

The news that CineBistro is coming to Peachtree Corners is itself not new, since city officials announced in March that it would be part of the Town Center project. The upscale cinema and in-theatre dining brand's parent company, Cobb Theaters, released details of its leasing agreement with Fuqua Development on Monday, however.

This will be CineBistro's second location in Georgia - following the opening of its Town Brookhaven location in 2011.

Braves, Mizuno Enjoying Glove Experience in SunTrust Park
Baseball America | June 20, 2017

For decades, fans have brought their glove to ballparks in hope of bringing home the most sought-after souvenir. When the Braves opened SunTrust Park, they wanted to experiment with giving more fans that experience and Mizuno was on board with baseball's first-ever Glove Experience.

The two Mizuno Glove Experience kiosks located inside the Left Field and Chop House gates of the park allow fans to pick out any style and size glove and with a $1 hold on a credit card and an email address, they can use it for the game.

Work To Start On Town Center In Peachtree Corners
Peachtree Corners Patch | June 28, 2017

PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA - Work on the much-anticipated Town Center development in downtown Peachtree Corners is about to get started.

On the eve of the city's fifth anniversary, a groundbreaking ceremony for the 21-acre, mixed-use development is set for Friday at 2 p.m.

The event will be held next to the traffic circle near the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Forum Drive.

Peachtree Corners town center groundbreaking set for Friday
Atlanta Journal Constitution | June 29, 2017

Peachtree Corners will break ground on its new 21-acre mixed-use town center at 2 p.m. June 30, near the traffic circle at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Forum Drive.

Constructed on one of the city's only remaining undeveloped sizeable tracts of land on Peachtree Parkway, the $103 million project will include anchor tenant Cinebistro, a dinner and a movie theater, restaurants, retail shops, office space, townhomes and a 2-acre town green.

The property had been slated for a 270 garden-style apartment development before the city stepped in to purchase the property in 2013.

Peachtree Corners to break ground on Town Center project
Atlanta Business Chronicle | June 30, 2017

The city of Peachtree Corners plans to break ground on its Town Center project today.

The $103 million mixed-use development will sit on 21 acres along Peachtree Parkway.

Atlanta's Fuqua Development LLC is developing the 250,000-square-foot project. It will feature dine-in theater CineBistro, restaurants, shops, office space, 70 townhomes and a two-acre town green with a veterans monument and interactive water feature.

Home run: Battery Atlanta brings retail, entertainment to the Atlanta Braves' new stadium
Shopping Centers Today | July 1, 2017

Jeffrey Fuqua, co-founder and principal of Atlanta-based Fuqua Development, has wanted to develop a 74-acre forested site in northwest Atlanta for the past two decades, but major underground gas pipelines made the prospect financially unworkable. Now, with his firm as lead retail developer in a $1.2 billion partnership with the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball franchise, he is finally realizing his dream. Three years ago the Braves decided to move from their Turner Field ballpark just outside downtown Atlanta to suburban Cobb County. The organization worked to relocate those gas lines as part of its agreement to develop a new $672 million stadium called SunTrust Park, along with the adjacent Battery Atlanta mixed-use project. The Braves' new ballpark opened for the baseball season on April 14.

Wahlburgers opens at The Battery at SunTrust Park
Atlanta Journal Constitution | July 10, 2017

The burger chain that was created by chef Paul Wahlberg and his actor brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg has quietly opened doors at 455 Legends Place in The Battery at SunTrust Park.

Here's what Linton Hopkins will serve at C. Ellet's steakhouse
Atlanta Magazine | July 11, 2017

Linton Hopkins (Restaurant Eugene, Holeman and Finch) will open his steakhouse, C. Ellet's, at the Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park later this month. The restaurant is named for Hopkins's great-grandfather, Charles Ellet, Jr., who worked as a a U.S. Army Corps engineer building bridges connecting the Southeast. (Ellett fought with the Union Navy and ultimately lost his life in the Battle of Memphis.)

Mars rover concept on display at The Battery through Sunday
Marietta Daily Journal | July 13, 2017

CUMBERLAND - The future of space exploration has rolled onto the surface of The Battery Atlanta, as visitors to the Cumberland destination can see this weekend a Mars rover concept vehicle built with input from NASA engineers.

Designed by Cape Canaveral-based Parker Brothers Concepts, the nearly 11-foot-tall, 5,500-pound vehicle will be on display throughout the weekend as part of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's "Summer of Mars Experience" tour, with The Battery serving as the tour's first stop.

Braves, Liberty Media execs field questions from investors
Atlanta Journal Constitution | July 18, 2017

The Braves are "well ahead of schedule" on rebuilding the team and headed "nothing but up from here," the club's top executive told investors Tuesday.

Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk also had bullish comments about SunTrust Park's opening months, calling the stadium and adjacent mixed-use development "a model-breaking phenomenon."

Investment group looking at bringing minor league baseball to Town Madison development
WHNT 19 | July 18, 2017

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - An Arizona company has solicited investors to help complete a purchase of the Mobile BayBears minor league baseball team, with the hope of relocating them to Madison County. The details come from a confidential investment opportunity summary dated from early June, recently obtained by WHNT News 19.

Braves See Positive Results From SunTrust Park, The Battery Atlanta
What Now Atlanta | July 19, 2017

According to club executives, the Atlanta Braves are already seeing positive results from the openings of SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta.

Since its opening in April, SunTrust Park has attracted a fair amount of attention for its state-of-the-art features and gameday amenities. While the ballpark itself - which was the first new Major League Baseball facility to open since Miami's Marlins Park in 2012 - has been a positive for the Braves, another major component of the project has been key to the franchise thus far.

Chipotle Could Open in 'Northside & 17th' Mixed-Use Near IKEA
What Now Atlanta | July 20, 2017

Chipotle could open its newest Atlanta-area location in the forthcoming Northside & 17th mixed-use development, a 12.5-acre site next door to IKEA Atlantic Station.

The project is being developed in a joint venture with Fuqua Development and The Ardent Companies.

Several restaurants, stores announced for Peachtree Corners Town Center
Gwinnett Daily Post | July 26, 2017

Peachtree Corners officials have unveiled names of 11 restaurants and four retail stores and office businesses that will join Cinebistro to fill out the city's Town Center development.

Cinebistro was the first name announced by city officials, but the growing list of tenants now includes 16 businesses all together. The city sold 12 acres of the land on Peachtree Parkway to Fuqua Development in 2015 so it could be developed as a mixed-use district that is intended to essentially be Peachtree Corners downtown area.

Tenants announced for Peachtree Corners Town Center
Atlanta Business Chronicle | July 27, 2017

Jim 'N' Nick's Bar-B-Q, Marlow's Tavern and Willy's Mexicana Grill are among 11 restaurants and four stores that will be part of the Peachtree Corners Town Center development, the Gwinnett Daily Post reports.

Fuqua Development broke ground on the 21-acre development in June.

Plugged In: Mark O'Brien, president, Mizuno USA
Sports Business Journal | August 7, 2017

Mark O'Brien took over as president of Mizuno USA in January, two years after joining the sporting goods firm. In April, the company opened its first Mizuno Experience Center. The 4,000-square-foot high-tech retail space is part of The Battery Atlanta, the mixed-use district next to SunTrust Park, the Braves' new stadium. The store uses video technology in a "laboratory" setting to separate itself from traditional retailers.

Hugh Acheson to open his eighth restaurant at The Omni Hotel at The Battery
Atlanta Journal Constitution | August 14, 2017

Celebrity chef Hugh Acheson is set to open his third dining concept at The Battery.

The restaurant - Acheson's eighth - will be called Achie's and located in the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta, set to open in early 2018.

Yoga & Improv at The Battery
The Atlanta 100 | August 14, 2017

In an effort to help guests relax the mind and spirit, The Battery at SunTrust Park is offering new Thursday programming, including yoga and improv.

Last Thursday, The Battery launched its first public fitness class, Yoga in the Plaza, a partnership with Vita-Prana Yoga. The classes are free to the public and will continue through October 26, except on game days.

Beyond baseball: Free yoga, comedy at The Battery Atlanta this week
Atlanta Journal Constitution | August 15, 2017

Wonder if they'll feature the Tomahawk Chop pose, hmm...

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to do yoga in the shadow of a big league baseball stadium, well, now’s your chance to find out. The Battery Atlanta is offering free yoga sessions on the green lawn of its Plaza now through the end of October.

The Battery Atlanta hosts Yoga and Improv Nights in the Plaza Thursdays
Marietta Daily Journal | August 15, 2017

In an effort to help guests relax the mind and spirit, The Battery Atlanta has announced plans for yoga and improv in The Plaza. The yoga will continue every Thursday through Oct. 26, weather permitting (except on game days) and is free to the public.

First up will be Yoga in the Plaza, a partnership with Vita-Prana Yoga on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. on the green lawn of the Plaza.

Peachtree Corners Town Center to have free Wi-Fi and smart parking
Atlanta Journal Constitution | August 17, 2017

The Peachtree Corners City Council voted Tuesday to provide Smart Cities Technology at the Town Center development scheduled to open in 2018. CH2M is the provider for the technology costing $474,440 and includes 15 LED lights, 251 smart parking sensors, seven digital signs, seven Wi-Fi access points, seven cameras, and the analytics platform.

El Super Pan coming to The Battery Atlanta
Atlanta Business Chronicle | August 24, 2017

Chef Hector Santiago plans to bring El Super Pan to The Battery Atlanta, the mixed-use development at the Atlanta Braves' new home SunTrust Park.

It will be the second location of the popular Latin American restaurant and bar, taking 4,200 square feet at the project. It's set to open in spring 2018.

El Super Pan coming to The Battery Atlanta
Smyrna Patch | August 24, 2017

SMYRNA, GA -- The Atlanta area's most well-regarded Latino sandwich shop is headed to The Battery Atlanta, Patch has learned. El Super Pan is joining the sports and entertainment complex anchored by SunTrust Park in spring 2018.

El Super Pan's first location, at Ponce City Market, in Midtown has been a hit since its 2015 debut.

C. Ellet's now open at The Battery and other Atlanta dining news from the week
Atlanta Journal Constitution | August 25, 2017

Linton and Gina Hopkins' steakhouse C. Ellet's is now open in The Battery at SunTrust Park at 2605 Circle 75 Parkway, Suite 400. With a kitchen helmed by executive chef Damon Wise, the eatery will focus on steaks, seafood and oysters along with vegetable dishes.The menu will feature dishes showcasing "Hopkins' signature from-scratch and whole-animal, whole-vegetable approach," according to a press release, including steaks sourced from 15 brands, farms and butchers across the country and prepared using a variety of methods and presentations; rack of Colorado lamb; Gulf black grouper with Sapelo clams and Vidalia onions, Kankan pork chop with skillet peaches and peppered butterbeans; and small plates including tableside White Oak steak tartare, New Orleans BBQ shrimp with Creole-butter sauce and French bread and shellfish pan roasts.

What's next for Hugh Acheson?
Atlanta Magazine | August 25, 2017

Chef Hugh Acheson has built an interesting mix of businesses since he landed on the culinary map with Five & Ten in Athens in 2000. Along with a stint as a Top Chef judge and authoring three cookbooks (one of which won him a James Beard award), Acheson also operates Empire State South in Midtown, the National in Athens, and Spiller Park, a Ponce City Market coffee shop that has a second location opening soon in Toco Hills. But after just two years, his Italian-inspired restaurant in Savannah, the Florence, closed in June.

Chef Linton Hopkins Debuts C. Ellet's in the Battery Atlanta
Restaurant Informer | August 26, 2017

The kitchen will be led by executive chef Damon Wise, executing dishes, alongside Hopkins' signature from-scratch and whole-animal, whole-vegetable approach.

Steak will be sourced from up to 15 brands, farms and artisan butchers across the nation. From the colossal tomahawk ribeye out of Nebraska and cowgirl ribeye from Iowa, to Denver steak from Texas's 44 Farms, dry-aged porterhouse from Kansas and Delmonico chuck from Idaho's Snake River Farms. The beef will be prepared using fire, iron and steel - through the use of la plancha, a broiler and cast-iron skillets in various sizes. A beef tasting that features Angus filet, Tajimi strip and Charolais ribcap will let guests compare and contrast different cuts and breeds. To dress each cut of steak, C. Ellet's has created a unique offering of sauces, styles and butters; Geechee style with fried oysters and marmalade, Eugene style with egg and red-eyed gravy, sauce Colbert, bone marrow butter and Sapelo shrimp, to name a few. Beef selections may be complemented by seasonal sides such as roast baby carrots with puffed sorghum and dill, Thomasville Tomme White Flint grit souffle and roast hen of the woods mushrooms.

Marc Taft's Feed Fried Chicken Opens At The Battery In Smyrna
Patch | August 29, 2017

SMYRNA, GA -- If you like fried chicken (who doesn't, right?) and such (because the such is important), you'll love the fact that The Battery Atlanta adjacent to the Braves new stadium is opening a new restaurant this week.

Marc Taft's Feed Fried Chicken + Such is opening its doors on Tuesday, Aug. 29, Patch has learned.

And Now Ford Fry Is Opening His Own Food Truck
Eater Atlanta | August 31, 2017

Already operating no less than 10 Atlanta restaurants, empire builder Ford Fry is taking his show to the street with a new food truck. The truck will operate outside Fry's forthcoming El Felix outpost at Cobb County's Battery development, reports Atlanta Magazine, but despite the engine and wheels, it will remain stationary.

The truck, designed by local firm Office of Brothers and built by Food Trucks South, will specialize in quick service that is ideal on Atlanta Braves game days, according to Atlanta. Portable items such as nachos, tacos, hot tamales, margaritas, and beer will be on the menu. Fry tells the publication he hopes his truck will be seen as "a good late-night, post-game option."

Live! At The Battery is the Future of Sports Bars
The Manual | September 5, 2017

The term 'sports bar' has devolved in perception to raise images of dank, under-designed bars that serve piss beer. Sure, many sports bars are drink-able; meaning I'd be willing to drink there if it means I can watch the game. But I don't enjoy it.

However, in a push to bring the sports bar concept into the modern-age of architecture and amenities, Jeffrey Beers International - acclaimed for designing iconic gathering places in cities around the world - has been enlisted by The Cordish Companies to design a 30,000-square-foot super sports bar at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

City Barbeque opens first Georgia franchise in Decatur
Dekalb Neighbor | September 19, 2017

A barbecue restaurant chain that is new on the scene in the Atlanta market is hoping to connect with the community at a newly opened Decatur location.

City Barbeque, founded in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio celebrated opening day earlier in September. According to the restaurant's website, City Barbeque is known for "meats that are smoked on-site at each restaurant, hand rubbed with spices, and take upwards of 18 hours to prepare as well as sides made from scratch in each restaurant."

Comcast opens retail location in The Battery Atlanta
Cobb Business Journal | September 20, 2017

Comcast has announced the grand opening of a new Xfinity customer retail store at The Battery Atlanta next to SunTrust Park.

Visitors to the 8,155-square-foot facility, at 945 Battery Ave. will be able to get a hands-on look at Comcast’s Internet, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Mobile and digital voice, and Xfinity Home products.

First Look: C. Ellet's a modern American steakhouse at The Battery
Atlanta Journal Constitution | September 25, 2017

Christened a "modern American steakhouse," C. Ellet's is the newest restaurant from James Beard Award-winning Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins.

It recently opened outside SunTrust Park in The Battery Atlanta. And in many ways, the location is a synthesis of Hopkins' many different concepts - from sophisticated Southern fine dining at Restaurant Eugene, and cutting-edge pub grub at Holeman & Finch, to fast-casual fun at H&F Burger and Hop’s Chicken stands.

Archer Paper Goods Files Plans For The Battery Atlanta
What Now Atlanta | September 26, 2017

Archer Paper Goods, a stationery and supplies retailer, is moving forward with plans to open in The Battery Atlanta.

Cobb County earlier this month issued a permit application for Archer Paper Goods to buildout the Cumberland store, at 900 Battery Avenue Southeast.

The retailer is taking space 25 at the SunTrust Stadium-adjacent mixed-use development. Signage at the space announcing the retailer has been in place since mid-2016.

First look at new CineBistro coming to Peachtree Corners
Atlanta Business Chronicle | October 9, 2017

It will be a 35,000-square-foot cinema complex with six screens and 600 seats.

New-to-market entertainment venue Pinstripes planned for Alpharetta
Atlanta Business Chronicle | October 13, 2017

The entertainment venue combines a bistro with bowling and bocce ball.

Former Leggett & Platt site sold for almost $30 million
Atlanta Business Chronicle | October 24, 2017

Earlier this year, Atlanta Business Chronicle reported the $250 million redevelopment of the Leggett & Platt site - known as Madison Yards - will include an AMC Theatre and a Publix grocery.

Real Estate Notebook: Georgia Power site on Beltline sold for $34 million; Leggett & Platt site acquired
Atlanta Business Chronicle | October 27, 2017

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Fuqua purchases 17-acre Leggett & Platt site at Memorial Drive, Beltline
Curbed Atlanta | October 31, 2017

The longtime home of a sprawling Leggett & Platt manufacturing facility in Reynoldstown-tucked along Memorial Drive and the Beltline's unbuilt, southernmost Eastside Trail segment-will soon be transformed into a mixed-use development known as Madison Yards.

According to a press release, Jeff Fuqua, the notorious suburban-style-in-urban-settings developer, recently purchased the 17-acre site for nearly $30 million.

Watch fly-through video of Madison Yards development on Memorial Drive
Atlanta In Town | November 6, 2017

Fuqua Development has officially purchased the former Leggett & Platt warehouse facility on Memorial Drive at Bill Kennedy Way in Reynoldstown for a new mixed-use development called Madison Yards.

MLB approves sale of Mobile BayBears to ownership group that has been eyeing Madison
WHNT 19 | November 7, 2017

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - BallCorps, LLC has confirmed to WHNT News 19 that they have been approved by Major League Baseball to purchase the Mobile BayBears from the current owners.

Ice cream parlor, candy store with TV pedigree to open at The Battery
Atlanta Journal Constitution | November 8, 2017

Longtime Atlantans and fans of the CNBC show "The Profit" will likely be familiar with two new businesses set to open next year at The Battery at SunTrust Park.

Farrell's Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor will open above Sweet Pete's Candy Shop in February, according to Scoop OTP.

Ford Fry's El Felix set to open in The Battery this month
Atlanta Journal Constitution | November 10, 2017

The Battery at SunTrust Park is set to get its newest tenant this month.

Ford Fry's Tex-Mex restaurant The El Felix will open for lunch and dinner on Nov. 20. Chef Kevin Maxey's menu will offer Mexican-inspired staples found on The El Felix menu at Avalon in Alpharetta, as well as special menu items for The Battery eatery.

Look Inside El Felix's Newest Location, Old-Timey Taco Truck and All
Eater Atlanta | November 17, 2017

Chef-owner Ford Fry's new The El Felix outpost opens Monday, Nov. 20 at the Battery Atlanta, and its old-timey taco truck is just about ready.

The truck is a key part of the restaurant: Smith Hanes Studio built the garage-like space for the 1947 Raymond Lowey-inspired taco truck into the building's design. So, the truck has a pretty sweet spot to call home when it's offering on-the-go snacks like nachos, steak and chicken tacos al carbon, and hot tamales.

The truck - which incorporates graphic design elements from Atlanta-based Office of Brothers, Inc - is just one of The El Felix Battery Atlanta's colorful accents. Longhorns decorate the walls, while booths are outfitted in a very retro shade of green.

Aldi opening at Decatur Crossing development in early 2018
Decatur Metro | December 4, 2017

If you've driven down Scott Boulevard in the last couple of days, you may have noticed that the building they're constructing where the old Ford dealership sat for years (Streetview)- the one that looked like an Aldi - is, in fact, an Aldi!

The sign went up on the building late last week. As a commenter wrote in FFAF this past Friday, "What will we do with all of these new grocery stores?"

Aldi opening at Decatur Crossing development in early 2018
Decaturish | December 6, 2017

An Aldi grocery store is going up quickly at the Decatur Crossing development and will be open to shoppers next year, the company's spokesperson says.

Aldi is the second grocery store at Decatur Crossing, the first being Sprouts. There's also a Walmart across the street at Suburban Plaza.

Publix Set To Be Built From The Ground Up In Forthcoming Madison Yards Project
What Now Atlanta | December 7, 2017

Fuqua's Madison Yards development will soon break ground on Publix, one of the project's anchor tenants.

Several permit applications this week were filed with the City of Atlanta to develop land where the grocery store will be situated, and to build its "shell" from the ground up.

An estimated $5,000,000 will be spent constructing the 55,655-square-foot building including electrical and plumbing work.

CineBistro Peachtree Corners Files Permit Following City Approvals
What Now Atlanta | December 11, 2017

CineBistro Peachtree Corners is moving forward with permitting after the City Council late-November approved the exterior building design for the dine-in movie theatre.

A building permit application Friday was filed in Gwinnett County to construct the 35,000-square-foot cinema complex at Peachtree Corners Town Center from the ground up.

CineBistro Peachtree Corners, in the 5200 Block of Peachtree Parkway, was first announced in July.

Third Atlanta-Area Blaze Pizza Planned For Fuqua's Northside & 17th Project
What Now Atlanta | December 18, 2017

Blaze Pizza franchisee Blazing South is wasting no time opening Atlanta-area locations of the quick-service pizza concept.

The franchise group, owned and operated by Carl Hoover, retains the rights to Georgia and is taking the market by storm.

Hoover's team recently inked a deal with Fuqua to open Blazing South's third Atlanta-area location in the developer's forthcoming Northside & 17th development, at 1299 Northside Drive.

The new Blaze Pizza-which joins recently-opened locations in Cumberland and Decatur-will be situated in one of the development's end-cap spaces with a patio, Hoover Monday told What Now Atlanta in a telephone interview.

Forsyth County Demographics Attracting Mixed-Use Aspirations
Bisnow | December 21, 2017

Some of the big names in Atlanta mixed-use development, like Roca Point Partners, Fuqua Development and now Lennar Corp., are spearheading new projects in a suburban market that has seen a surge of population growth rich with disposable income.

New renderings show big Fuqua mixed-use project in Roswell
Atlanta Business Chronicle | December 28, 2017

The project will have up to 300 residential units and 115,000 square feet of commercial space, according to the latest plans filed with the city of Roswell.

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