Community Update..

Space ATL  Restaurant, along the Beltline (White St/Hopkins) in Historic West End, hosted a fabulous  “soft” opening yesterday!  They are now officially open Lunch- 2AM – Check them out and let’s make our local businesses dynamic!!   This restaurant/lounge is destined to be our neighborhood hangout with such late hours. The Bartender, Nick, *HOT* – has his own signature drinks.  Coming over from the “M” bar, we’re lucky to have him.

This weekend, Cleopas R Johnson Park(near the Villages at Castleberry, corner of Northside Drive and Fair Street across from Paschals) will host a neighborhood Jazz festival. www.Atlantafestivals.com  the event is free- food is not!

Friday night Art& Jazz at the Hammonds House May 22nd 6-8PM. Featuring Historic West End’s own, Linc Bennett!! www.HammondsHouse.org

Brent Brewer to show his documentary on Mortgage Fraud (When A House Is Not a Home) at Georgia State UniversityWednesday, May 20th from 12 to 1:30PM

More to come….

Willie Watkins Festival in Howell Park (Historic West End)

Malcolm X Festival in West End Park (Historic West End)

Washington Park Event (Booker T. Washington)

Buyers Want Flexibility Over Bigger Rooms

Smaller, versatile  space is trumping huge square footage among home buyers, according to the findings of at least one major home builder.

Designers at Beazer Homes are eliminating long hallways to open up plans. They also are scaling back master bedrooms.

“We found some masters were getting deeper, so the distance from the end of the bed to the dresser across from it was often more than five feet–a no man’s land. Instead, we’re tightening it up and putting that [square footage] somewhere else,” says Kent Goff, Beazer’s vice president of planning and design.

Preferred floor plans include a flexible space that can be attached to master to be used as either another bedroom or an office.

“[People] are looking for spaces that can be used in a couple of ways, depending on how they live their lives,” Goff says. “It’s all about usable, functional space, not just bigger rooms anymore.”

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution