A rendering of Inland Tract.

Inland Tract, a redevelopment of two mid-century warehouses into creative flex space, has broken ground in West Midtown. Built in 1964 and located at 1218 and 1236 Menlo Drive, the property is being leased by Wilson, Hull & Neal and developed by partners Third & Urban and Granite Properties. Slated to open in fall 2018, the $16M project will deliver 77,487 square feet of office and warehouse environments to a wide range of businesses.

A rendering of Freedom Barber at SPX Alley.

Freedom Barber Co. will open a new barbershop later this year at SPX Alley, the new retail component along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail at Studioplex in the Old Fourth Ward. The original location at Paris on Ponce has been a success and was recently featured on the Netflix series “Queer Eye.

Paint Sip Socialize, an art studio owned and operated by radio personality, author and entrepreneur Sasha The Diva, is now open at 1259 Glenwood Ave. in East Atlanta. Artists can bring their favorite beverage and work on projects and socialize with other artists. Visit paintsipsocialize.com for more information.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has signed an agreement for the city to join the Employment, Education, and Outreach (EMPLEO) coalition. The coalition is an initiative of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour division to address the concerns of recent immigrants who are not familiar with their workplace rights and responsibilities in the U.S. The partnership will help protect Spanish-speaking members of the workforce, as well as employers, from illegal work practices that put them in unfair and unsafe situations.

Pershing Point Plaza

CBRE facilitated the sale of Pershing Point, the 409,579-square-foot, 8-story office building located at 1375 Peachtree Street in Midtown. The Dilweg Companies acquired the property, which is anchored by long-term tenants Kaiser Permanente’s Healthcare IT division and global advertising firm HUGE.

Organics food grocer Earth Fare will soon close two of its Atlanta area stores, after just over three years in business. According to Tomorrow’s News Today, the stores at the Village at Peachtree Corners shopping center and Emory Point are going out of business.

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.