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Bryan Mulligan, president of Applied Information, shows off how the semi-autonomous Tesla P100D navigates North Avenue.
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The city of Atlanta unveiled North Avenue as its first "Smart Corridor" on Thursday.

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The "Smart Corridor" is the first in the city to collect data from cars, bikes and pedestrians to adjust the traffic lights and send information back to people on the street.

Evolving Atlanta Retail Industry Counters National Trends

May 29, 2017
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Metro Atlanta is bucking several national trends when it comes to the retail industry. Despite some high-profile store closings, this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle reports metro Atlanta’s retail space vacancy stands at 8.5 percent, the lowest point in a decade, according to real estate services company Colliers International.

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Candler Park resident Anandi Salinas still remembers how excited she was when the residential/retail hub Ponce City Market opened its doors in 2015.

“I was like, ‘Oh! Let’s go check out Ponce City Market!’ And we walked over there, and I needed to buy a yoga mat," she says.

The mat she ended up buying cost $80—which is pricey for a grad student like her.

“And I was like, ‘This is the most expensive thing I’ve ever bought,’ and I quickly felt really out of place, and I just bought it and left.” 

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Atlantans will vote on two sales tax referenda on Election Day that would fund transportation projects. 

The Atlanta T-SPLOST would run for five years and provide four-tenths of a penny in taxes. SPLOST stands for "special purpose local option sales tax." The "T" means the money would go to transportation. 

The MARTA referendum would give a half-penny sales tax to that agency for 40 years. 

If both pass, one big winner could be the BeltLine.

Dogs Play Dress Up At Ponce City Market Picnic

Oct 27, 2016
Michael W. Eaton / Special to WABE

If you happened to be near Ponce City Market on Tuesday, Oct. 25, you would have seen a parade of beagles, bulldogs and more mutts than you could count dressed in their cutest and spookiest costumes.