Mayor Kasim Reed today has announced the new Creative Industries Fund, a joint project between the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment and Invest Atlanta to assist independent content creators and creative entrepreneurs in the City of Atlanta. The program offers loans with low interest rates and flexible repayment terms for local creative entrepreneurs to use for production, post-production, distribution, marketing outreach, touring, prototype development, product development and sales and attraction for their creative projects.

Rosa Mexicano, one of Atlantic Stations’ first restaurants, closed its doors on Christmas Eve after more than a decade of serving up tacos and margaritas, according to a report at the AJC.

The Atlanta History Center will open a new exhibition focused on the Latino population in the South on Jan. 6, according to Reporter Newspapers. The exhibition, titled ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South, will run until the end of 2018 and will include videos, interactive displays and original artwork depicting how the fast-growing Latino population is shaping Southern culture.

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.