Non-profit Purpose Built Communities has signed a long-term lease to occupy the full second floor of the Hosea + 2nd development at the corner of Hosea Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue in East Lake. Purpose Built Communities was established in 2009 to help local leaders replicate the successful East Lake neighborhood revitalization model in other urban areas of concentrated poverty around the nation.

Thomas Eye Group has opened its eighth location in Midtown in the brand new Northside Medical complex, 1110 West Peachtree St. The 6,500 square foot office has 12 exam rooms and provides convenient and quick appointments for residents and professionals. Several specialists focused on LASIK, cataract, pediatric and glaucoma have joined the new location. For more information, visit

Planet Fitness was expected to open a new location at West End Mall on Oct. 1. The gym is located at 854 Oak Street in Atlanta. For more information, visit

Beginning as a small startup in 2013, Atlanta-based Gather, now the leading event management software platform for restaurants and venues, has received recognition from Inc. 5000, placing in the top 10 percent of growing companies in the U.S. and 13 out of 141 companies recognized in Atlanta, specifically. Gather recently moved to new, larger offices in Midtown and expects to double its number of employees to 130 by the end of the year. For more information, visit

TPA Group has purchased Buckhead Tower at Lenox Square, a 19-story office building located at 3399 Peachtree Street. The Class-A office tower shares a promenade with Lenox Square and is currently 85 percent leased.

Sarah Tourville

Sarah Tourville, CEO and Founder of Media Frenzy Global, has been accepted into the Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only community for executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies.

The DeKalb Entertainment Commission will host its second Entertainment Expo on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ROAM Innovative Workplace at Perimeter Center, 1151 Hammond Drive NE. The event features resources and information for DeKalb companies, professionals and residents seeking to build a presence in the entertainment industry. For more information, visit

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.