New Pottery Barn store at Lenox to be largest in retail organization

The newly expanded and relocated 33,000-squre-foot Pottery Barn store—located near Bloomingdale’s on the first floor of Lenox Square Mall, will be the largest Pottery Barn in the retail organization. The store is tentatively scheduled to open in July.

“We are especially gratified that Pottery Barn chose to open its largest store at Lenox Square,” said Tisha Maley, assistant vice president of leasing at Simon. “With the addition of this flagship store, we further our commitment to remain the premier shopping address in the Southeast.”

Pottery Barn began in 1949 as a single store in Lower Manhattan, and is founded on the idea that home furnishings should be exceptional in comfort, style and quality. Pottery Barn in–house designers create collections that are exclusive to its catalogs, website and stores.

Pottery Barn is a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands. Key product categories include furniture, bedding, bath, rugs, window treatments, tabletop, decorative accessories, and ledges and lighting. Pottery Barn currently operates 200 retail stores in the USA, Puerto Rico, and Canada as well as an ecommerce site at

Buckhead Coalition adds new members for 2008

Delta Airlines chief executive officer Richard H. Anderson was inducted into membership of the Buckhead Coalition as the organization brought its membership to 100 chief executive officers of major area firms for 2008.

Other CEOs selected this year are: Fred V. Alias, Sandcastle Resorts, Inc.; Kendall K. Alley, Wachovia Bank metro Atlanta region; Sylvia E. Anderson, AT&T Services, Inc. Georgia; Thomas A. Bryan, Silverton Bank; Salvatore G. Cilella, Jr., Atlanta Historical Society, Inc.; Ernest L. Greer, Greenberg Traurig; George T. Heery, Sr., Brookwood Group; Milton H. Jones, Jr., Bank of America Georgia; George S. Morgan, Sr., Morgan Companies; Michael E. Romstad, Simon Property Group Mid-Atlantic portfolio, and S. Scott Selig, Selig Realty.

The mission of the Coalition, which is completing its 29th year of service, is to “nurture the quality of life of those living, visiting, working and playing in the community of Buckhead and to help coordinate an orderly growth of the area.”

Beck Group moves offices to One Alliance Center

The Beck Group recently moved its eastern division headquarters and Atlanta offices to a new 10,000 square foot space in Buckhead at One Alliance Center, 3500 Lenox Rd., Suite 250.

Beck vacated a 7,500-square-foot office on the ninth floor at Piedmont Center (Building 15) that the firm occupied for the last nine years.

The company, with 650 employees, offers real estate services in the areas of architecture, interior design and construction, real estate development, financial structuring and consulting, preconstruction, renovation, construction management, general contracting and program management.

Some of the projects the firm is currently working on include the renovation/expansion of the Neiman Marcus store at Lenox Square, MLK Federal Building and Brookhaven Place.

The new space also provides direct views to an adjacent site where the firm is building one of Buckhead’s newest high rise office buildings, Two Alliance Center.

The Beck Group ( launched its Atlanta office in 1939 and has worked on nearly 300 projects in the metro area. Some of the company’s specific building work includes the IBM Tower (One Atlantic Center), Atlanta Financial Center, Ritz Carlton, Lenox Mall and Piedmont Center.

BATMA awards use of smart car

The Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA) celebrated Earth Day April 22 by giving away the chance to get behind the wheel of a Smart Fortwo car at its Go Green & Commute Clean event at Lenox Square Mall. The smart car was provided courtesy of Smart Center Buckhead. Sharon Cost of Newnan was the big winner. Every day, Cost drives from Newnan to the College Park MARTA station and rides to the Lenox station in Buckhead. Now she’ll be driving her smart car to MARTA and saving hundreds of dollars on gas for the 30 days the car is hers to use. Above, a waving Sharon Cost and her coworker, Jacqueline McCray, get ready to drive away.

Bradley and Woodward join Stites & Harbison

Allen Bradley and Jeff Woodward have joined Stites & Harbison Attorneys as members of the firm’s Atlanta business group.

Bradley practices corporate law, corporate and partnership tax law, technology law, private securities transactions and estate law. He has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions and private placement transactions, particularly with technology companies. He is a member of the Technology Association of Georgia and the Board of Directors for the Freedom Park Conservancy.

Woodward works primarily with privately-held entities in general corporate matters, commercial transactions, private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and franchise matters. He specializes in nonprofit law and affordable housing. Woodward is a founding member of the Atlanta Community ToolBank and Community Redevelopment, Inc., nonprofit organizations.

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, is a regional business and litigation firm with attorneys in Atlanta; Alexandria, Va.; Jeffersonville, Ind.; Louisville, Frankfort and Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Franklin, Tenn.; and Washington, DC.

3344 Peachtree reports 62 percent leased

International hotel investment brokerage firm Hodges Ward Elliott Inc. reportedly has signed a 26,000-square-foot lease at 3344 Peachtree in Buckhead, bringing the new building to about 62 percent leased, according to Regent Partners LLC, which developed the 48-story tower.

The new 491,000-square-foot tower is expecting its first tenants to move in as early as June. Hodges Ward Elliott may begin moving in by August.