The grand chandelier at Phipps Plaza (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
The grand chandelier at Phipps Plaza (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Atlanta police are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins at an East Atlanta apartment complex, according to a report from our media affiliate CBS46. Thieves smashed in the windows on at least 18 vehicles in the early morning hours on Tuesday at Enso Apartments in Glenwood Park. In the past year, there have been 65 car break-ins at the complex. An Atlanta Police Department spokesman said patrols have been increased in the area.

Phipps Plaza’s grand chandelier, which hung in the Buckhead shopping mall’s Court of the South for 23 years, is being offered as a gift to a local philanthropic organization that can use the fixture either in its current space or to generate revenue in upcoming fundraising efforts. The ornate fixture is valued at $25,000 and hangs 10-feet wide by 12-feet tall. Interested Atlanta non-profit organizations are invited to apply to receive the chandelier by sending relevant background information, contact information and a letter explaining the organization’s desire for the chandelier to Leslie Bland at Phipps Plaza (lbland@simon.com) by Feb. 28. For more information, call (404) 261-7910. The chandelier is being replaced by a new modern light sculpture made of stainless steel and acrylic spheres as part of the mall’s ongoing renovations.

The SweetWater 420 Festival will take place April 17-19 at Centennial Park in Downtown, and more musical acts have been announced. Playing on one of the four stages will be The Wailers, AER, Big Data, The Floozies, Anders Osborne, The Revivalists, Delta Rae, The Wood Brothers, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Marc Broussard, The London Souls and Red Wanting Blue. The ‘Not So Silent Disco’ will feature Black Tiger Sex Machine, David Heartbreak, Anna Lunoe, Jody Wisternoff, Plastic Plates, Jayceeoh, Eliot Lipp, Cassian, Black Boots, Late Night Radio, Modern Measure, Tropicool and Pyramid Scheme. The new acts will join previously announced festival headliners Snoop Dogg, 311, Thievery Corporation, Primus, Cage the Elephant, Slightly Stoopid, moe., Gov’t Mule and Beats Antique. Tickets are available at sweetwater420fest.com.

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.