Posts tagged with "Kim Hutcherson"

Dante’s Down the Hatch movie to premiere at Atlanta Film Festival

Posted by March 25, 2015

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor It’s been about a year and a half since Dante’s Down the Hatch closed to make way for a 10-story luxury apartment tower. For decades, the eclectic fondue-and-jazz restaurant was the spot for prom-dates, marriage proposals, Valentine’s Day, and New Year’s Eve for some Atlantans. Even if you weren’t a fan […]

Producer Danny Beard reflects on Georgia’s unique music tradition

Posted by March 23, 2015

This story has been updated.  By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Danny Beard is an Atlanta institution.  As co-owner of Wax’n’Facts record store in Little Five Points, he has been providing alternative and hard-to-find music for the city since 1976.  His store has been an anchor for the neighborhood’s retail district and a source for alternative music […]

Food Co-op thriving months after opening doors

Posted by March 18, 2015

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor It’s been four months since the Boulevard Food Co-op formally opened its doors and made its first food distribution to member-owners. So far, it’s not only a rousing success, but also a “star” among those who work on food access issues. “We are receiving significant support and generating a lot of […]

Recommendations for Memorial Drive improvements move forward

Posted by March 5, 2015

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor The recommendations of the Imagine Memorial Design Studio could be a step closer to becoming reality. Atlanta City Councilmember Natalyn Archibong has introduced a measure that would create the Imagine Memorial Task Force. The proposed 27-member task force would supervise approval, adoption and implementation of plans. “Now that the design plan […]

Kirkwood community rallies around local family

Posted by December 23, 2014

This story has been updated.  By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Ana Kucelin doesn’t mince words.  She says her Kirkwood neighbors helped her family survive their most trying ordeal. In February of this year, doctors discovered a highly-malignant tumor in the brain of Kucelin’s five-year-old daughter, Bianka. “It was a rare, aggressive cancer,” Kucelin told Decaturish. “It […]

UPDATE – Streetcar will open Dec. 30

Posted by December 22, 2014

This story has been updated.  By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Atlanta’s Mayor says the long-promised streetcar will be open for riders by the end of the year. On Mayor Kasim Reed has said the service will begin by Dec. 31. On Tuesday, Dec. 23, Reed announced that the streetcar will begin operations on Dec. 30, according to […]

A vision for Memorial Drive

Posted by December 4, 2014

This story has been updated.  By Kim Hutcherson, Contributor They’ve attended meetings, they’ve studied traffic patterns, and they’ve crunched numbers.  Now, Georgia Tech students with the Memorial Drive Design Studio have a cohesive set of recommendations, backed up by data, ready for local and regional authorities. The students presented an overview of their findings Wednesday night, […]

Art by committee: Atlanta appoints study group

Posted by November 28, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Atlanta has seen its share of controversy over public art in recent weeks. At the end of October, the city made national news when Cabbagetown artists painted over artwork in the iconic Krog Tunnel, in a dispute over a private party. Earlier this month, the debate over street art got heated […]

Westside Trail construction begins

Posted by November 25, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor The Atlanta Beltline’s largest expansion to-date is now underway at historic Adair Park. Construction for the Westside Trail kicked off with a ceremony held Nov.12, marking the first step toward the creation of a 3-mile corridor that will stretch to from Allene Avenue to Washington Park near the Ashby Marta Station. […]

Transgender activist speaks at Agnes Scott

Posted by November 14, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor Best-selling author and transgender activist Janet Mock talked about life, identity and authenticity Thursday night at Agnes Scott College in Decatur. A diverse and exuberant crowd packed Gaines Hall. Mock and another transgender activist, T. J. Jourian, of the Brown Boi Project, talked about activism and leadership during the event. Since […]

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