Hello BuckHaven

Whether or not you’re a Falcons fan, you have to admit to being just the teensiest bit excited to see the new stadium taking shape downtown. The $1.5 billion, 2 million square foot behemoth boasts grandiose stats that make even a Saints fan swoon:

Total seating capacity (football) – 71,000

Number of suites: 190

Stadium height: 30 stories (305 feet)

Concessions: 673 (the Dome has 407)

Bars/restaurants: 24 (4 at the Dome)

Scoreboard size: 63,800 square feet – that’s the largest in the NFL!

See what I mean? Brianna Stade is a Brookhaven resident and has cheered with the Atlanta Falcons for four years. She has been a part of the Mercedes Benz Stadium construction project since the first brick arrived on site. She shares a tour on page 24.

It’s a month of doing and giving in the Lifestyle Publications world.  We had fun planning a contest for you to win a day of pampering with hair and make-up at Van Michael Salon, dinner at Davio’s Italian Steakhouse and massages and a luxury stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, with transportation for the winner plus one pal compliments of Posh Limousine. Head to our website to enter and splash out the contest on your social media for me!

We’ll be eating out a lot this month, supporting Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC) during Brookhaven Dines Out, a series of benefit nights at neighboring eateries and restaurants in the Buckhaven area. A percentage of all sales on scheduled days will benefit the families served at Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses. Participating Buckhead and Brookhaven restaurants include: Genki, Lucky’s Burger and Brew, Nancy G’s, Newk’s Brookhaven, Moe’s, Taziki’s, The Southern Gentleman, Zoe’s and many more. For a full calendar listing of dates and participating restaurants, please visit ARMHC.org.

Have a sporty month and enjoy our September issue.

Sue

SCollins@LifestylePubs.com

P.S. Don’t you love my sunnies? They are from Atlanta Vision Optical, designed by the talented co-owner, Gazal!