Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 11.51.09 AMWe’ve spent the last five months preparing our November 2014 issue and we are excited to share it with our readers. This edition marks Atlanta INtown’s 20th anniversary of providing hyperlocal news to the communities we serve. Chris Schroder founded the publication in November 1994 as Atlanta 30306 with the motto: “Your Neighborhood Newspaper with Universal Appeal.” Two decades later, that still fits our mission.

For this special 64-page issue, we not only look back at the beginnings of the publication, but also the people, businesses and events that shaped the Intown community. From the redevelopment catalyst of the 1996 Summer Olympics and the Atlanta BeltLine to the reclamation of neighborhoods and the return of streetcars, it’s been a heady 20 years.

Some of our favorite pieces in this issue: Historian Ann Boutwell’s special version of her regular “A Look Back” column covering the past 20 years; memories of the 1996 Olympics; an interview with Ryan Gravel, who came up with the idea for the BeltLine as his masters thesis at Georgia Tech; recollections from employees and readers about gone, but not forgotten Oxford Books; mini-profiles of our original advertisers who continue to thrive today; how Atlanta has embraced sustainability; Yelp’s list of 20 restaurants that have been feeding Intowners for more than 20 years; and, of course, Kyle Brooks’ AMAZING cover art created especially for this issue.

Sit back, put up your feet and join us on this journey to the past. Click this link or the image above to read the digital edition or pick up the print issue in racks and boxes around Intown.

Here’s to the next 20 years!

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.