Google Maps already shows the connection from the BeltLine Eastside Trail and the Kroger shopping center.
Google Maps already shows the connection from the BeltLine Eastside Trail to Kroger shopping center on Ponce.

Prince Global Sports, a giant in tennis and other racquet sports equipment and apparel, plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Atlanta, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Prince said it is finalizing a lease on office space in Buckhead, but did not identify the location. Prince plans to relocate corporate offices from New Jersey. It was not immediately clear how many jobs are involved. Prince is owned by Waitt Co. of Omaha, Neb.

The Atlanta BeltLine has confirmed that the Kroger on Ponce de Leon Avenue will fund and build an entry/exit point off the Eastside Trail to access the store, Ford Factory Lofts and other shops and restaurants in the retail center. According to a report in Curbed Atlanta, construction will begin in the spring on 200 foot, V-shaped ramp with landscaping. The BeltLine approved the design. Currently, there’s a gap in a fence and a steep dirty slope down to the “Murder Kroger” as it’s infamously, and affectionately known, by locals.

Registration for the fourth annual Atlanta BeltLine Northside 5K is officially open, offering runners and walkers the opportunity to experience beautiful Tanyard Creek Park and the Northside Trail first hand. Scheduled for Saturday, April 26, at 8 a.m., the event is limited to 1,000 participants. The event features fun post-race activities, a 1K Youth Fun Run and the popular Police-Fire Department competition.

Decatur Active Living will host the kid-favorite Touch-A-Truck event on on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  City of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and many other types of vehicles will be on display at the Callaway Parking Lot, 120 W. Trinity Place.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

3 replies on “News Briefs: Prince HQ, BeltLine connection, Touch-A-Truck”

  1. How long do the rest of us have to endure your nauseating comments catering to suburban and like-minded city residents who find some self- satisfaction in ” murder Kroger” as a tag line for the hipster crowd who constantly gets rd that all significant things envolving intown life revolves aroybd them, it doesn’t your quips are not only juvenile there offensive.

    1. Atlanta’s Krogers have a long history of having nicknames: Disco Kroger in Buckhead, the Gay Kroger in Midtown, Kosher Kroger in Toco Hills. A sense of humor helps.

  2. Technical difficulties in correcting my horriable worded irt response forces me to meet you halfway. I’m not nessecary fanboy, but intown Kroger in my 20+ yrs here deserves some accolades.
    First to have in-store banking
    Super convenience state drivers licenses mini-offices that worked
    First to rollout 24/7, still are.
    Only one to try a mini-Kroger that also worked in a much-needed downtown spot. Rumors of the unwashed that must have included me killed it.
    And the only mistake seems to be waiting till developers were sitting in ther lapto upgrade the Ponce store. That’s the BS talking heads told me, claiming their customers really didn’t want it, I guess that meant me too.
    Otherwise Kroger has been the ish in connectivity management in th ATL.

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