The red arrow points to the proposed pocket park between Einstein's and Joe's on Juniper. (Courtesy Midtown Alliance)
The red arrow points to the proposed pocket park between Einstein’s and Joe’s on Juniper. (Courtesy Midtown Alliance)

Metrotainment Cafés presented a preliminary plan to the Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC) on June 14 to redevelop the property between its Einstein’s and Joe’s on Juniper. The plan would redevelop the frontage between the restaurants in order to improve valet operations and create a pocket park for casual seating, small-scale entertainment and public presentations. The park would include a small venue for selling ice cream and other snacks to restaurant patrons and passers-by throughout the day and evening. The DRC suggested modifications to the design aesthetic to make it more urban in character.

Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell officially announced his mayoral campaign at a kick-off event today, June 15, to become the 60th mayor of the city. Mitchell joins a growing list of candidates for the job, including Cathy Woolard, former Atlanta City Council President; Peter Aman, former Chief Operating Officer of Atlanta; Al Bartell, a certified mediator; and State Rep. Margaret Kaiser.

Car share company Zipcar has partnered with MARTA to add service to Chamblee Station, Doraville Station, Lakewood/Ft. McPherson Station and East Point Station. The six new vehicles at these four stations join the 23 currently located at the North Springs, Brookhaven/Oglethorpe, Lindbergh Center, Arts Center, Midtown, Inman Park/Reynoldstown, Edgewood/Candler Park, East Lake, Avondale, West End and College Park stations. The vehicles are available by the hour or by the day for convenient pick-up and drop-off. They can be reserved in seconds on Zipcar’s mobile app, or online and over the phone. For more information, visit zipcar.com/atlanta.

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.