715 Peachtree Street (Courtesy of Google Maps)
715 Peachtree Street (Courtesy of Google Maps)

Real estate development firm Carter and PCCP LC have jointly purchased an empty office building in the heart of Midtown with plans to renovate it inside and out. Located at 715 Peachtree Street at the corner of 3rd, the 1o-story building was originally built as J.C. Penney’s regional headquarters. It was most recently occupied by Bank of America, but has been empty since 2012. A “destination gathering spot” is promised along Peachtree as part of the building’s rehab.

More than 600 young poets are in town for the 18th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival this week. The poets, ages 13-19, have come from all over the world as part of the event, which will culminate on Saturday, July 18, with the Grand Slam Final from 8 to 10 p.m. at Symphony Hall in the Woodruff Arts Center. For more information, visit youthspeaks.org/bravenewvoices.

The Braves and and concert promoter Live Nation have announced they will resurrect the Roxy Theatre in the mixed-used development that will surround the new baseball stadium, SunTrust Park. According to the AJC, the 4,000-capacity venue will host music and comedy acts. The last incarnation of the Roxy was located in Buckhead Village and is now known as Buckhead Theatre.

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.