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Developers hint at types of restaurants, shops coming to project next door to SunTrust Park
Marietta Daily Journal | April 17, 2015

The leader of the firm working on the retail component of the Braves' $400 million mixed-use development described the environment his company is aiming for, saying they are targeting local chefs and affordable shopping.

Jeff Fuqua, principal of Fuqua Development, is responsible for 400,000 square feet of retail space for shops and restaurants, 70 percent of which is planned to be built with residential units above them. During a panel discussion Thursday at the Georgian Club, Fuqua said laughingly he thinks he drew the short straw among the Braves' partners.

"Of course, I feel like I have the hardest job of the partners in the deal because I'm the retail guy, and I have to work with a hundred personalities, all of them retailers (or) restaurants that think they're more important to the deal than the Braves are," Fuqua said. "That is true, they all think that."

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OMNI To Flag SunTrust Park Hotel
BisNow | April 17, 2015

Omni Hotels & Resorts will be named as the flag operator for a hotel at the Braves mixed-use stadium in Cobb County, sources tell us. Omni, of course, operates the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center. While officials with the SunTrust Park development could not be reached for comment, and officials with Omni did not return calls seeking comment, sources say the hotelier will operate the planned 250-room hotel in the mixed-use development, pictured here.

Development partners with the Braves gave some hint as to the retailer lineup yesterday. Fuqua Development's Jeff Fuqua says there will be high-end, but not ultra-luxury, retailers, and even some retailers never seen in Atlanta before, plus plenty of local and national chef-driven restaurants. Fuqua's comments came during a CoreNet Global panel discussion on the Braves stadium at the Georgian Club yesterday, according to the AJC. "It's not a lifestyle center, it's more than a mixed-use center," Jeff told the paper.

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Glenwood Place celebrates groundbreaking
Atlanta Business Chronicle | April 17, 2015

A new mixed-use project that will include intown Atlanta's largest Kroger store on Friday celebrated its groundbreaking.

Atlanta-based Fuqua Development LLC is behind the new project called Glenwood Place, which will be anchored by a 118,000-square-foot Kroger store.

In comparison, the Kroger store near Midtown's Ansley Mall is about 60,000 square feet.

The Kroger at Glenwood Place will offer an expanded product line that includes home furnishings, as well as natural and organic foods.

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Study says hike in hotel-motel tax likely to decrease demand
Atlanta Business Chronicle | April 10, 2015

A new tax could have a big impact on hotel demand in Georgia, just as the local lodging industry posts record performance.

As part of the new transportation funding bill that now awaits Gov. Nathan Deal's signature, a $5-per-night statewide hotel-motel tax would be imposed on every customer, beginning on July 1. The tax is among several funding mechanisms outlined in House Bill 170, which aims to raise nearly $900 million a year in new revenue for highway, bridge and transit improvements across Georgia.

The statewide hotel/motel tax could generate nearly $200 million in annual revenue if it had no impact on the demand for the state's more than 177,000 hotel rooms, according to a new study from PKF Hospitality Research.

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Kennesaw approves plan for shopping center, 180 senior-living apartments
Atlanta Business Chronicle | April 2, 2015

The Kennesaw City Council has approved a plan for 305,000 square feet of retail shopping space and 180 senior-living apartments.

The project is planned for a 52-acre section of what is now a trailer park on the corner of Barrett and Cobb parkways, reports Marietta Daily Journal.

The development was initially approved in 2014, but in a different form with less housing, the MDJ reports.

Mayor Mark Mathews said a nearby senior living development has a waiting list and that more senior living units are needed in the city, the paper adds.

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Comcast will fill Braves office building with 1,000 workers
The Atlanta Journal Constitution | March 18, 2015

The Atlanta Braves took a major step toward fleshing out their new stadium project Tuesday by announcing an agreement with Comcast to move the cable giant's regional headquarters - and about 1,000 jobs - to an office building overlooking the ballpark.

In addition to delivering a crucial anchor tenant for the mixed-use development that will be built next to SunTrust Park, the deal calls for Com-cast to provide cutting-edge Internet connectivity and other technology throughout the stadium and the complex of shops, restaurants, apartments and hotel.

Comcast will occupy the entire nine-story office building, topping it with the company's name.

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Decatur development's second phase adds 450 apartments
The Atlanta Journal Constitution | March 10, 2015

Fuqua Development recently unveiled phase two of its mixed-use project at North Decatur Road and Scott Boulevard, which includes 450 apartments added to the 250 apartments in phase one. Phase two also includes 80,000 square feet of retail/restaurant-including an unnamed organic grocery-and 15,000 square feet of office space.

The 60 town homes, originally in phase one, have been eliminated.

Current streets Barton Way and Blackmon Drive will be demolished, giving way to a new north/south road aligning with a new North Decatur traffic light installed by Selig Enterprises, which is re-developing Suburban Plaza across the street. Both the Suburban and Fuqua projects are included on Decatur's annexation master plan.

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Best in Atlanta Real Estate - Retail Finalists
Atlanta Business Chronicle | March 6, 2015

Fuqua just keeps getting more prolific

Working on the development of more than a dozen retail projects in the Atlanta area has earned Fuqua Development LP finalist recognition in the Retail category of Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2015 Best in Atlanta Real Estate awards.

Fuqua's current metro-area project list is led by the 400,000-square-foot retail portion of the $400 million mixed-use development accompanying SunTrust Park in Cobb County. Fuqua is in charge of putting together the retail mix for the project.

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Scott/North Decatur demolition to start 'any day'
The Atlanta Journal Constitution | February 20, 2015

Demolition of the Scott Boulevard Baptist Church and nine homes on Barton Way should begin "any day now," according to Jeff Fuqua, principal with Fuqua Development.

Shortly after demolition the company will begin site work and construction on a mixed use project at North Decatur Road and Scott Boulevard with phase one including 250 apartments, 60 town homes facing Barton and 2,000 square feet of retail, possibly a coffee shop.

Construction will take 16 months and should finish by early summer 2016, Fuqua said. The company has also scheduled a meeting detailing phase two - to include a natural foods grocery and single-family homes on Blackmon Drive - 7 p.m.

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Construction on Fuqua's "Decatur Crossing" Should Begin This Summer
Decatur Metro | January 25, 2015

At "Decatur Crossing," Fuqua's future development on the soon-to-be-former site of Scott Boulevard Baptist Church, things are little more preliminary. Fuqua said his firm closed on the church and nine surrounding homes in the North Decatur Road/Scott Boulevard/Barton Way triangle last fall. A salvage company has reportedly already stripped the church, and many adjacent homes are boarded up.

Twenty-eight other nearby homes are still in the zoning process, which Fuqua expected to be complete in April or May. Following that timeline, construction would begin this summer and take about 18 months.

The first nine-month phase of that, Fuqua said, would bring 250 apartment and/or condo units, about 50 townhomes and some office and retail spaces - namely a "natural food store." Exact specs for Phase II weren't available, but Fuqua said it would, residentially speaking, "get a little denser" than the initial phase.

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