Peach Drop at Underground

The Peach Drop will be held one final time at Underground Atlanta on New Year’s Eve before the property is sold to a private developer, according to Saporta Report. Whether the event, a Downtown tradition since 1989, will move elsewhere is uncertain. More details about this year’s event, including entertainment, will be announced soon.

The century-old St. Mark United Methodist Church on Peachtree Street in Midtown is putting part of its property up for sale, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle. The property includes the church’s parking lot and three buildings along 5th and Juniper streets. The sale could also include part of the church’s education wing, but the church itself will not be sold.  The property could become another mixed-use development.

In an ongoing and aggressive effort to crack down on scrap tire dumping, the City of Atlanta, in partnership with Liberty Tire Recycling, will host the first-ever scrap tire collection for city businesses to discard of old tires, free of charge. The business amnesty event will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Liberty Tire Recycling, 1593 Huber Street, N.W. Businesses must schedule a drop off time by Dec. 8 by calling the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission at (404) 865-8743 or email motejuoso@atlantaga.gov. Each participating business located within the city of Atlanta only, can discard up to 200 tires at no charge. Only car tires and light duty truck tires will be accepted. Tires with rims and large truck tires will not be accepted.

 

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.