Habitat for Humanity has signed a 54,603-square-foot lease at Marquis Two tower at Peachtree Center in Downtown. The nonprofit is moving its administrative headquarters from 270 Peachtree and will occupy its new space by November 2019. “We are thrilled to welcome Habitat for Humanity to Peachtree Center,” said Deming Fish, senior vice president and principal at Colliers Atlanta. “The increased vibrancy and growth in Downtown Atlanta and its surrounding neighborhoods, combined with Peachtree Center’s renovation nearing completion, effectively positioned Marquis Two as the ideal home for the nonprofit, adding to our roster of tenants dedicated to doing good both in Atlanta and around the world.” Peachtree Center is approaching a spring 2019 completion of the massive redevelopment of its public spaces and retail center known as The Hub, adding new eateries and experiences and modernizing its design.
The Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta has put its building located at 1382 Peachtree St. on the market. The agency’s goal is to take advantage of the strong real estate market and reinvest the proceeds for the long-term benefit of the program. “The need in Metro Atlanta for young people to have a mentor is more urgent than ever,” said Kwame Johnson, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. “We believe that we can better serve children by adapting our model for greater flexibility. As the need and poverty in the community shifts, this move will give us the ability to reach more children and families faster with one-to-one mentoring. One of the unique aspects of the Big Brothers Big Sisters model is that we don’t require a large building to serve more kids, because mentors primarily work with their Little Brothers and Sisters in the community and at partner sites.”
The line-up for the annual SweetWater 420 Fest, which will be held April 19-21 at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown, will feature headliners Widespread Panic performing four sets over two nights, The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and more than 50 other acts. For the full line-up and ticket information, visit this link.