An ongoing feud between tattoo artists erupted into gunfire outside a Little Five Points tattoo parlor on Thursday night, according to the AJC. Keith Wood, 38, was arrested on two charges of aggravated assault after he shot the other, unidentified tattoo artist and tussled with a police officer.
After Republicans in the Georgia Legislature moved to strip Delta Air Lines of a fuel tax break, CNN and other business analysts are wondering if the decision will have repercussions on Atlanta’s bid for Amazon’s new headquarters. Republicans, led by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, removed the tax break from a broader tax cut plan after Delta decided to no longer offer NRA members a discount in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. Another possible deterrent to Amazon building HQ2 here: A recent bill passed by the Georgia Senate allowing adoption agencies funded with taxpayer money to refuse to work with same-sex couples. Atlanta is one of 20 cities vying for HQ2, which could bring 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment.
MARTA is negotiating with a developer on a proposal that would bring a hotel, retail and apartments to the Lindbergh Center Station transit-oriented development. MARTA issued a request for proposals at the end of 2016 to redevelop a vacant lot and small site near its headquarters at 2400 Piedmont Road in southern Buckhead, hoping it spurs further mixed-use redevelopment around the station. The developer, currently known only as Upper East Side, LLC, has proposed two buildings that would bring 208 residential units, a 143-room hotel and 18,000 square feet of retail space fronting Piedmont Road. Read the full story at Reporter Newspapers.