Another Atlanta-filmed Marvel movie poised to break box office records

Based on the initial reviews, another Atlanta-filmed Marvel movie is set to blow away all competition at the box office.

Monday marked the world premiere of Marvel Entertainment’s fourth Avengers movie, “Avengers: Endgame,” and those who saw the premiere at the Los Angeles Convention Center started have bombarded social media with almost universal praise, according to Variety. An editorial from film review site Rotten Tomatoes said it was “epic, emotional” and “exceeds expectations.”

The superhero…


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Another Atlanta-filmed Marvel movie poised to break box office records

29-story apartment tower to rise over Peachtree Center

Plans for a 29-story high-rise apartment tower over downtown’s Peachtree Center are moving forward.

Charleston, S.C. developer Greystar will build the $125 million project with 345 residential units, the company announced today.

Greystar confirmed it bought the air rights and closed on construction financing for the tower atop the Peachtree Center parking garage, which it will call Ascent Peachtree. Greystar did not release details of the transaction.

A Greystar affiliate acquired the air rights…


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29-story apartment tower to rise over Peachtree Center

1,000-acre Thomasville plantation offered in sealed-bid auction (Photos)

A 1,000-acre Thomasville-area plantation is being offered for sale via sealed-bid auction with offers due next month.

Conifer, which is surrounded by historic Thomas County plantations, has been owned by the Sedgwick family since 1978. It’s about 10 minutes from downtown Thomasville, and four hours by car from Atlanta, according to the broker. Most people travel by plane to Tallahassee, Fla., Valdosta, Ga., or Thomasville. 

The family also owns Millpond Plantation, which was offered for $23.5…


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1,000-acre Thomasville plantation offered in sealed-bid auction (Photos)

Atlanta startup focused on affordable housing scores $4.6M investment round

PadSplit, an Atlanta-based affordable housing tech startup, has raised $4.6 million in a seed round. Social impact and institutional investors contributed to the round, which was led by Core Innovation Capital and includes Cox Enterprises, Kapor Capital, Techstars Ventures, 1984 Ventures, The Impact Engine, Metaprop and Enterprise Community Partners. Arjan Schütte from Core Innovation Capital and Kathryn Petralia from Kabbage will join PadSplit’s board, according to a news release.

PadSplit creates…


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Atlanta startup focused on affordable housing scores .6M investment round

Emory still proving that Peeps are nearly indestructible (Video)

Whether you love or hate them, one thing is clear: Peeps are amazingly resilient.

Emory University scientists and students have been putting the Easter-time snack to the test for 20 years with experiments on the chick-shaped treat’s vulnerablity.

The school released a video Wednesday that show how everything from concentrated stomach acid to strong drain cleaner can’t break down the marshmallow candies.


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Emory still proving that Peeps are nearly indestructible (Video)

Find out how companies use rural sourcing to drive IT productivity

Many businesses in the United States are under pressure to find more efficient and cost-effective ways to drive IT productivity.

For companies in Atlanta, historically there has been little alternative but to outsource a majority of their IT services overseas, which sometimes has sacrificed quality and/or convenience.

Many businessses recently have found an alternative in rural sourcing, a local approach to outsourcing. In a panel discussion set for the morning of Thursday, April 18, at the Grand…


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Find out how companies use rural sourcing to drive IT productivity

Atlanta United president not stressing over early season woes

Four games into Atlanta United FC’s MLS Cup defense, and the new-look squad is still looking for its first victory. But team president Darren Eales isn’t stressing. He knows the view from the top can be thorny.

“To use the ‘Game of Thrones,’ it’s a lot easier to win the throne than stay on the throne, because everyone’s trying to get at you,” Eales told Atlanta Business Chronicle this week. “I think that’s what we’re going through at the moment but every club goes through it. People…


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Atlanta United president not stressing over early season woes

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