Intown Salt Room

Intown Salt Room has opened in Grant Park offering “dry salt therapy,” which is believed to relieve stress, boost the immune system, and help skin appearance. Opened by Grant Park resident Carrie Wright, the spa has a state-of-the-art halogenerator that disperses a dry salt aerosol while guests sit and relax in zero gravity sling chairs. For more, visit

Time to Escape, an escape room adventure concept, is slated to open at Peachtree Center in Downtown this fall. Located at the International Boulevard entrance, Time to Escape will offer tailored experiences to businesses and corporate offices of all sizes looking to host team building events. The escape room concept also hosts birthday parties, date nights and more for families and tourists.

SpringHill Suites

SpringHill Suites is now open in Downtown just across from the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park. The 170-room hotel, operated by Marriott, is located at 239 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard. The suites offer separate living, working and sleeping areas for guests.

Professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP (EY) is helping to reduce hunger and food waste in metro Atlanta by donating food to Second Helpings Atlanta. Since October 2016, EY has been making daily donations to the nonprofit – an uptick from twice a week. In 2017, EY contributed 2,000 pounds of prepared food representing 1,667 nutritious meals. Second Helpings Atlanta rescues and delivers fresh, perishable food items to organizations that help the hungry. For more information, visit


Peggy Still Johnson has been named Chief External Affairs Officer of The Center for Working Families Inc. (TCWFI) overseeing a team working in fundraising, employer relationship development, marketing and communications and community outreach.  TCWFI serves unemployed and underemployed individuals in South Atlanta. Johnson was previously the executive director for the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Third & Urban and Chris Faussemagne, President of Westbridge Partners, are forming a new entity for development projects across the southeast. The new firm will retain the name Third & Urban, and is actively seeking new projects and partnerships, particularly where developers are looking to inject creativity, community and activation into their multi-use projects. Some of their previous, individual projects include Armour Yards, Common Ground, Stockyards and Westside Provisions District.


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.