A former garage on Edgewood Avenue will be transformed into a meditation center (Photo courtesy Curbed Atlanta)
A former garage on Edgewood Avenue will be transformed into a meditation center (Photo courtesy Curbed Atlanta)

Music venue Smith’s Olde Bar won’t have to vacate its longtime home on Piedmont Road after all. Selig Enterprises confirmed it has purchased the brick building at the corner of Monroe and Piedmont for $3 million, according to 11 Alive. The development firm is working closely with bar owner Dan Nolan to keep Smith’s at its current location.

The Atlanta City Council voted Monday to take the first step toward potentially converting a controversial homeless shelter at Peachtree and Pine streets into a facility for police and fire department operations. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, council members voted 13-1 to spend $50,000 on a feasibility study of turning over the building to the police and fire departments, a process that will include a title search and an appraisal of the property.

A 1930s automotive garage around the corner from Krog Street Market will soon be home to a meditation center. Officials with Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia tell Curbed Atlanta they’ve purchased the circa-1938 former home of AAA Electric Motor Service on Edgewood Avenue with plans of transforming it into a glassy, modern meditation center soon.

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.