November 2019 Around Town 2

Tommy’s Barber Shop Celebrates 60

At the 60th Anniversary celebration of Tommy’s Barber Shop, Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell presented Walter “Tommy” Thomas with a full-size scissors trophy on a plaque.  Massell, a former Mayor of Atlanta, reported that “the longevity of family-operated businesses in Buckhead like White House Restaurant at 71 years,  Joe May Cleaners at 83 years, Henri’s Bakery at 90 years, and Haverty’s Furniture at 134 years, the Community demonstrates a solid stability of strength”.


St Regis, More Beautiful Than Ever

 In celebration of its gala 10th Anniversary, The St. Regis Atlanta is delighted to announce the completion of its property-wide refresh.  The renewal, which combines historical elements and traditional Southern elegance with the needs of today’s connected traveler, includes a revitalization ­­of the guest rooms; the creation of a luxurious, three-story event space, Maisonette; an expansion of the St. Regis Bar; and the introduction of The Garden Room an immersive enchanted garden restaurant from the operators and culinary team behind Atlas. 


Vacation Artfully in Pensacola, Florida


The 6th Annual Foo Foo Festival arrives in Pensacola, Florida, October 31 – November 11.  The popular arts and culture festival, one of the largest in the Southeast, spans an impressive 12 days and features innovative artists from all genres.  This year’s Foo Foo Fest line up runs the gamut from renowned jazz band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Multi-Grammy nominated musician Marsha Ambrosius to The Savannah Sipping Society and Fire and Rain – a sea of billowing holographic strands suspended above historic Intendencia Street.  More information, visit: 

Community Improvement District Grows

The Buckhead Community Improvement District is thrilled to welcome its newest team member, Matt Gore! Matt joins the CID as projects and programs manager, and is already working hard to support the CID’s mission to create and maintain a safe, accessible and livable urban environment here in Buckhead. Matt was attracted to the Buckhead CID because of the area’s state-wide reputation as a hub for economic vitality and growth, and for its flexibility to support high-demand transformative mobility projects within metro Atlanta. He believes that with its multitude of destinations, including world-class shopping, excellent restaurants, state-of-the-art office spaces and more, Buckhead is uniquely positioned to be a trendsetter. Matt has acquired an impressive resume in project management, always striving to transform areas into their best possible versions. Prior to joining the CID, Matt served as project manager for the Gateway85 Community Improvement District, managing projects and overseeing grant activities in the district. Matt attended University of South Florida, where he earned a degree in political science and later earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Georgia.