Edible Brands expands COO role with president title

Edible Brands is expanding its chief operating officer’s role with the title of president.

In his expanded position, Cheikh Mboup will oversee Edible’s ongoing growth beyond gifts into a “true QSR destination” offering an expanded menu of treats.

“During his tenure at Edible, Cheikh has influenced almost every area of operations, real estate, construction and more,” founder and CEO Tariq Farid said in an announcement. “His depth of experience and knowledge of our network will be critical…


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Edible Brands expands COO role with president title

Atlanta Braves minor league affiliate to play games at CoolToday Park

The Florida Fire Frogs have found a new home, at least for this season.

The Atlanta Braves’ High-A minor league affiliate will play its games this year at CoolToday Park in North Port, Fla. The Braves’ new spring training facility will be the temporary home for the Fire Frogs, who play in the Florida State League. The news was first reported by Baseball America.

The Fire Frogs were in need of a new home after owner David Freeman agreed to a $500,000 buyout to terminate the team’s lease at…


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Atlanta Braves minor league affiliate to play games at CoolToday Park

The Movie Biz: Greta Gerwig suffers from the utter piggish-ness of Hollywood

Time’s up, Oscar. 

In 92 years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated five — yep, you can count ‘em on one hand — women for Best Director. They are: Lina Wertmuller for 1976’s “Seven Beauties” (a movie so anti-woman it may as well have been made by a judge at the Salem witch trials); Jane Campion for “The Piano” in 1993; Sofia Coppola, 2003, “Lost in Translation;” Greta Gerwig for her 2017 debut, “Ladybird;” and the only winner, Kathryn Bigelow…


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The Movie Biz: Greta Gerwig suffers from the utter piggish-ness of Hollywood

MSouth adds another Atlanta company to its portfolio

Atlanta-based private equity firm MSouth Equity Partners added another Georgia company to its portfolio. 

MSouth said it bought a majority share of Nth Degree, an Atlanta-based tradeshow and event marketing company from Gladstone Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: GAIN) and Capitala Finance Corp., both of which retained minority equity in the company.

MSouth said the deal is also “in partnership with the company’s management team.” Financial details were not released.

MSouth invests primarily in…


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MSouth adds another Atlanta company to its portfolio

Star Bar property owner close to agreement with new tenant

Little Five Points’ Star Community Bar could be back to business as usual before the end of the month.

Point Center Partners LLC has reached a verbal agreement with a new tenant for the space at 437 Moreland Ave. NE, managing member Scott Pendergrast told Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Pendergrast stressed no documents have been signed, but the agreement is to re-open Star Bar with the same name and business model. The new tenant would retain employees and the same booking agent for talent. Monday…


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Star Bar property owner close to agreement with new tenant

Truist to unveil new name for SunTrust Park on Tuesday

Truist Park? Truist Financial Field?

The answer will come next week.

Truist Financial Corp. and the Atlanta Braves plan to unveil the new name of SunTrust Park at a joint press conference on Tuesday. The announcement will come just a little over a month after SunTrust Banks Inc. and BB&T Corp. completed a $66 billion bank merger to create Truist.

Braves president Derek Schiller will be joined by Truist chief marketing officer Susan Somersille Johnson, chief digital and client experience officer…


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Truist to unveil new name for SunTrust Park on Tuesday

Energy infrastructure firm closing Atlanta office along with Houston HQ move

Summit Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: SMLP) will move its corporate headquarters from The Woodlands to downtown Houston on March 1, according to a press release.

The company also is closing its Atlanta office, located at 2300 Windy Ridge Parkway, Suite 840N, in Atlanta. Summit’s finance and accounting functions currently are located in Atlanta, where the company was founded.

The midstream energy infrastructure company will occupy the 41st and 42nd floors of One Shell Plaza, at 910 Louisiana St.…


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Energy infrastructure firm closing Atlanta office along with Houston HQ move