Suburban Lanes (Photo By Dena Mellick)
Suburban Lanes (Photo By Dena Mellick)

Suburban Lanes Bowling Alley is being saved from permanent closure by the owners of Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards in Decatur. According to a report at Decaturish, the remodeled bowling alley will reopen in the fall and the new owners have have pledged to keep it “funky.” The Walker Family, longtime owners of the alley, had been looking for a buyer for months after they lost their lease in Suburban Plaza, which is undergoing extensive redevelopment to make way for a Walmart and other retailers. Twain’s owners are planning a complete remodel, a full kitchen and bar and the alley will get a new name.

BuckheadView reports that Brand Properties will build a six-story mid-rise office building on the site of the old Garden Hills shopping center, which was demolished earlier this year after a fire heavily damaged most of the strip in 2013. The development will have 119,656 square feet of office space on six floors and a six-story parking deck with 425 spaces. There will also be ground-level retail space and a bank.

More than 120 from the Midtown community met at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center recently for a special Midtown Dialogues event discussing the distric’s emergence as an innovation hub and the future of its thriving technology ecosystem. With NCR bringing 3,600 new jobs and Georgia Tech’s announce that it will expand Technology Square with a high performance computing center, Midtown is quickly becoming the city’s tech hub. You can read the full recap of the meeting at this link.

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.