All my life, I’ve only ever had two real complaints about Buckhead.

#1. It’s too far from any coast

#2. There is no good mom-and-pop Italian eatery

I do not think that complaint #1can be remedied. Short of an earthquake coming and splitting Georgia in half—don’t laugh, the Brevard Fault Line runs right smack dab through Atlanta, we will most certainly remain five hours from the coast.

But what about #2? The whole spaghetti conundrum. How else will I get my fix of carbs heaped with cheese, oregano, and red sauce? Yes, we have splendid high-end Italian mainstays like LaGrotta and Pricci. Their well-curated offerings never disappoint. But sometimes, my simple little soul just wants that swirl of skinny pasta with unadorned red sauce. You know the kind, where inevitably one clump of the spaghetti sticks together like a miniature haystack. I adore that clump.

I’m thinking the word spaghetti left our lexicon circa mid-1970’s when fine restauranteurs like Panos Karatassos and Steve Nygren entered the food scene. And so maybe therein lies my problem, Buckhead’s eateries are only getting better and more sophisticated. So I suppose I’ll keep relying on the next best thing: pizza. The good news is Buckhead is not short on phenomenal pizza.

I’ve quietly become a pizza freak. Thursday mornings during ALTA tennis seasons are my favorite time of year because they give me a legit reason to have a slice of “za” before eight a.m.. It’s the quintessential carbo-loading. When people ask me which pizza is my favorite, I give them the same answer as when they ask which one of our sons is my favorite. The answer is this: Whichever one is with me. Duh.

And just like each son, every pizza place offers something great and different to our world. Isn’t that the goal? It is. No two pizzas are alike and, surprisingly, none of the following restaurants have a whole lot in common even though they all serve the similar fare. In order of lowest to highest cost, here are the merits of Buckhead’s best slices.

Fellinis, 2809 Peachtree Road, Garden Hills

Slices as wide as go-cart tires. This generous fast-casual spot is continually consistent. They get so much right: fast service, freshest ingredients, free parking, self-serve Coke machine for bottomless sodas (Thank you, Jesus), large shakers of dry spices—think oregano, garlic powder, parm, and red pepper flakes. Order at the counter. It’s one of the last places to get a tasty $15 meal. Tipping is your best chance at dragging a smile out of the staff, but don’t wait for it. Maybe try it closer to the weekend. Maybe? Dunno. There’s headbanging music that you’ve never heard before but just might like; the vibe is so real there. It’s the only late-night pizza spot in Buckhead, open until midnight. It’s also one of best and biggest porches to sit and watch the busy world go by. Or to sit and read a good novel. You’re allowed to loiter there. What’s not to love?   

Mural at Piu Bella

Piu Bello Pizzeria, 3330 Piedmont Road

Hands down the widest selection of ready-made slices in Buckhead. They have no less than ten options at any given hour. Their topping combinations are wide-ranging. Many pre-made vegetarian options are available also. The interiors remind me of a beloved pizza spot at 42nd street and Fifth Avenue, across from the New York Public Library in Bryant Park. Both spots have that kitschy, quintessential, bucolic painting of old Italy adorning their wall. Trust the decorum anyway; it’s great quick pizza. They do a steady business all day, so fresh pies are forever coming out of the oven. Go in and check out the many choices. Try a topping you’ve never eaten before. A super cheery crowd works there. And so does another self-serve Coke machine. Oh, such joy.

Blue Moon Pizza, 325 East Paces Ferry

Best red sauce around and super tasty crust. They do not scrimp on ingredients either. Grab their lunch special of slice, salad, and drink. The only pizza joint in town with curbside parking so you can run right in and grab your grub. They do a thriving takeaway business. If you dine in, there are many TVs playing sports channels. Go when a game is on. Or better yet, if you’ve been to Fetch Dog Park with your furry child, walk a block over to Blue Moon and dine on their porch. They are super pet friendly and bring bowls of fresh water out to Fido. The walls are adorned with artwork for sale, painted and drawn by one of their talented employees. Be sure to check out their Take-n-Bake options. They are the only ones in town who offer that.

Peros Italian Restaurant, 3521 Northside Pkwy  

Not much has changed at Pero’s over the decades and sometimes this is a good thing. I believe they are the last vestige of spumoni in town. This is the pizza you grew up on, the one with the buttery, airy crust. You’ve got to love a place that still serves French, Roquefort, and 1000 Island salad dressings. Oh, and believe it or not, they actually have an option called the Yankee crust, it’s the thicker one.

Pala Bakery, 1264 West Paces Ferry Road

Antico Pizza had a son and this is it. And it’s really, really scrumptious. Antico Pizza’s Gio Di Palma passed the torch to a second generation, his son Johnny. And Johnny has three rules: No add-ons, no substitutions, and no half-toppings. But don’t let any of that stop you, he knows what he’s doing. So get this, Pala’s has no triangle slices. They only have circles and rectangles. The circle feeds 1-2 people. The rectangle is a massive 10” X 14.” Basically, that’s the size in between a standard pillow and a king pillow, which makes her the queen of pizzas. Her name is Alla Pala (pronounced “al-a pal-a”). Whichever shape you decide upon, you’ll taste the brightest tomatoes a pizza sauce has ever had. BTW, Johnny left out a fourth rule: each bite must be dipped into their garlicky vinaigrette. 

Fresh basil for the meatball & besciamella Pinsa Romana at Pala Bakery

Amalfi Cucina & Mercato, 3242 Peachtree Road

One of the rare spots in Buckhead where you can still order a cannoli. Their menu harkens back to old-school Italy menus. Two trained chefs, ten pizzas. They have the biggest menu of all the restaurants listed here. A menu for carnivores, vegetarians, and seafood lovers, there is something for everyone.

Taverna, 280 Buckhead Avenue

The best place for big groups and families, especially those with varying palates. Taverna is so much more than pizza. Even though the size of their pizza is perfect for just one person, this is a terrific spot to order many different dishes and share. They have the best all-season porch with a wide view of the Buckhead Village. This happens to be one of those rare and gracious restaurants that never seems to mind if you linger a bit longer. So do.

Yeppa & Co., 306 Buckhead Avenue

Located only twenty steps from Taverna, yet a very different feel. Yeppa is cozy and loud, and the oversized circular bar in the middle of the restaurant makes you feel like you’re home. Pizza is the smallest section of their menu, but it must be mentioned. Their pizza is a fat, oblong rectangle cut into squares, and there is nothing like it. The pizza is both crunchy and chewy, which makes it incredibly satisfying. You have to love a pizza that they throw arugula onto after it’s been baked. They elevate pizza and you must try it.

Varasano Pizzeria, 2171 Peachtree Road

There is a reason why their pizza is so loved. It’s different. Each pizza is made with a natural sourdough yeast that’s fermented for several days. The pies are very thin, flash baked in only about 2 1/2 minutes, and sparingly topped. This is all by design. The eating of it comes with explicit instructions. The chef insists we eat it with our hands, no utensils required. Just pick it up, fold it over itself—creating a more narrow V, and then chow down. Everyone else will be eating with their hands also, so there’s no judgment. How refreshing!

What I wouldn’t give for a fat piece of garlic bread tossed haphazardly onto a bowl of steaming spaghetti right now. But my New Year’s resolution is to be where I am. So no big dreaming of anyplace else. Which puts me right back here in Buckhead’s pizza world, and it’s such a lovely place to be.

The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously Dec. 4 to deny a developer’s request to rezone a property in the Garden Hills neighborhood and demolish existing apartments to construct several luxury townhomes. The Council’s vote continues a string of opposition against the proposed development, including from nearby residents. Neighborhood Planning Unit B and the city’s Zoning Review Board (ZRB) previously voted to deny the request.

Development called for demolition of existing apartments 

The existing apartment building at 71 Sheridan Dr

The proposed development from Hedgewood Homes aimed to demolish the existing apartments, which were built prior to WWII, at 71 Sheridan Drive for the construction of three luxury townhomes. Three variances, including a reduction of the front yard setback, were included in the developer’s plans for the 0.3-acre site.  

Two previous rezoning requests by Hedgewood Homes nearby along Sheridan Drive were previously approved. However, the NPU-B took issue with this development, noting in its letter to the ZRB the proposal is “inconsistent with the neighborhood character along Peachtree” among other concerns. The NPU-B voted 19-4 to deny the rezoning request Nov. 7.

The NPU noted Hedgewood’s proposal was inconsistent with the area’s comprehensive development plan. The apartments currently on the site serve as an appropriate “line of demarcation” between the lower density homes nearby and the multi-family housing near Peachtree Road, characterized by the NPU as “middle housing.”  

“The proposed use is not consistent with the future comprehensive land use plan or neighborhood character,” the letter said. “While the concerns were numerous, the NPU felt that the proposed attached single-family bespoke homes were not suitable given the proximity to Peachtree Road and the history as missing middle housing.”

The NPU’s letter also said neighbors of the property were generally not supportive of the rezoning “as it would permanently alter the historic nature of the street.” Another issue for residents was the proposed elimination of an affordable housing option in the area.

Additionally, the NPU’s letter suggested the request to alter front yard setbacks is inconsistent with surrounding properties, and the property is already economically viable.

Atlanta’s ZRB voted to deny the rezoning request at its Nov. 9 meeting before the City Council’s unanimous denial Dec. 4.

Previous rezoning was approved in the area

The denial throws a wrench into Silver Creek Development and Hedgewood Homes’ apparent plan to revamp the Sheridan Drive area of Garden Hills. Hedgewood, owned by Buckhead residents Pam Sessions and Don Donnelly according to the company’s website, also led efforts along with Silver Creek to demolish three multifamily homes along the road for the development of a 13-home upscale housing complex. That project was approved by the city in 2021. Hegdewood is also developing a 35-unit luxury townhome complex along Delmont Drive and Sheridan Drive adjacent to the Atlanta International School and Garden Hills Elementary School. That project included the demolition of several buildings within the former Delmont Townhomes complex.

As of this writing, several homes in Delmont by Hedgewood are listed for sale with prices ranging from $1.67 million to $1.79 million.

While the office market is struggling to fill towers in the new work-from-home era, a new 135,000 square foot office building has just opened in Buckhead, and at first glance appears to be a success from day one.

2827 Peachtree is a new 6-story office building in the Garden Hills neighborhood on a site that once housed neighborhood mainstays such as the Garden Hills Cinema and Fantasyland Records. A fire in 2013 burned down several storefronts, paving the way for this new development.

It seems that the building’s amenities have struck an attractive chord with several companies having already moved in to the new building. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that 92% of the space is already leased. Early tenants include GBC Bank, Novare Group, Arkadios Capital, James Bates Brannan Groover LLP, and Harry Norman Realtors. Most serving the commercial real estate and development industry.

Location, Location, location

The Garden Hills location is convenient to the central Buckhead Village District, and just 15 minutes to downtown Atlanta. Next door you will find La Fonda Latina and Fellini’s Pizza, the lone surviving storefronts of that 2013 fire. The parking deck for 2827 Peachtree practically surrounds these two neighborhood icons.  

The building and parking deck surround neighbors LaFonda Latina and Fellini’s Pizza.

Building amenities

Tenants will surely get their fill of pizza and latin food from the neighbors, but the developers are planning to offer dining options inside the building. Marketing materials for 2827 Peachtree promise a “chef-driven, full-service French bistro” with seating for 110, plus a bar and private dining area. The ground level offers 11,000 square feet of restaurant space and another 1,500 square feet of retail space. At the time of this writing, the building has 7,000 square feet of restaurant space available for lease. A representative from Brand Properties declined to provide any further details. 

A 7,000 square foot fitness studio on the second floor provides yet another draw for the new building. The gym includes cardio and strength training equipment, a yoga/aerobics studio, lockers and showers, and on-site personal trainers.

An executive boardroom on the sixth floor has a full catering kitchen, and a private rooftop terrace with sweeping Buckhead views.

By the numbers, the building includes 125,000 square feet of office space and 10 executive suites. Other amenities include private balconies, covered motor court with valet parking, parking deck with direct floor access, and on-site car detailing. Designed by Atlas Collaborative, the building features strong architectural interest while fitting in well with the established neighorhoods that surround it. The project was a joint venture between Brand Properties LLC, Highwoods Properties Inc. and Batson-Cook Development Co. 

Buckhead’s Mt. Olive Cemetery was rededicated in an Oct. 9 ceremony honoring Black former residents who were driven out 70 years ago for redevelopment.

The event was part of the City’s “ELEVATE Atlanta” public art program, which ran Sept. 16-Oct. 9, and was supported by the Buckhead Heritage Society and the Buckhead-based Atlanta History Center

The cemetery, within what is now Frankie Allen Park off Pharr Road in Garden Hills, is the last surviving remnant of an African Methodist Episcopal church founded around 1870 by former enslaved people. A Black community grew in the area, with many residents working as servants in the homes of white Buckhead families. In 1912, it attracted some of the thousands of Black people driven out of Forsyth County in an infamous campaign of racist terrorism. In 1921, a developer created a subdivision called Macedonia Park that became a community of about 400 people and several businesses, according to Buckhead Heritage. The neighborhood was alternatively known as Bagley Park for a prominent resident and unofficial “mayor” named William Bagley.

But in the 1940s and 1950s, Fulton County took all of Macedonia Park by eminent domain and other methods, displacing all of the Black residents to create a public park to serve new, white developments. The new green space was called Bagley Park, but in 1980 was renamed Frankie Allen after the head umpire of the Buckhead Baseball youth league, an Augusta resident who stayed in the area for the season. 

Today, the Bagley name survives on the street leading into the park. The cemetery is the only remainder of the Black community, and was itself endangered by redevelopment in 2010. Buckhead Heritage was involved in successful advocacy to save the cemetery and in 2020 was designated by the City as its official caretaker. 

“We are proud to be part of this historic project in Buckhead,” said Camille Russell Love, executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, in a press release about the rededication. “It’s important for many reasons. In 1912, Forsyth County mounted a campaign to drive out Black residents. Many of these people settled in Buckhead where they found work, created a thriving community, and attended Mt. Olive Church, then were driven out of their homes again by the early 1950s through eminent domain. It’s time to remember and honor these Atlantans.”

Love spoke at the ceremony, as did Pearl Cleage, the City’s poet laureate and a well-known playwright and novelist. 

Also in attendance was Elon Butts Osby (pictured at the top of this story), William Bagley’s granddaughter, who is a longtime advocate for the cemetery. Her family was among those who came to Buckhead due to the racist Forsyth purge. Her parents, Pete Butts and Willie Mae Bagley, ran a rib shack in the community before they, too, were forced out by the County. Osby has recounted many of her family stories in an oral history available on the Buckhead Heritage website.

The history of Bagley Park and the cemetery are also the subject of an exhibit by artist Kimberly Binns that runs through Oct. 15 at the Buckhead Library, 269 Buckhead Ave. in Buckhead Village

The following poem was written by Pearl Cleage to accompany the wreath laying ceremony. It is included here with the author’s permission.

This is Dedicated to the Ones We Love

If I could sing, I’d sing:

This is dedicated to the ones we love.

I’d sing:

Each night before we go to bed, my sisters,

Whisper a little prayer for them, my brothers.

And tell all the stars above, this is dedicated to the ones we love.

But I can’t sing. I can only honor this moment by staking my claim.

And I do. I claim them all as mine. Loved ones. Family. Ancestors. Mine. Ashe.

But who are they?

Who are these ones we come to honor? These ones who stood where we are standing,

Who were they?

The history books will tell you what they did to earn a living.

The history books will tell you they were maids, laundresses, chauffeurs, yardmen, gardeners, caddies, brick

masons, pin boys, nurses, nannies, seamstresses, shoe shiners, truck drivers, garbage collectors, and cotton mill


But they were more than that. They were real people. Loved ones. Family. Ancestors.

I claim them all.

The ones whose names we know and the ones we only know by their plot numbers.

They are my children; my grandmamas and granddaddies; my laughing aunties and sharp dressed uncles;

unbreakable husbands and unforgettable wives.

They are the quiet ones who bloomed in the sacredness of solitude and spirit; who sat by the creek and wondered

how it feels to be free.

They are the loud and rowdy ones, my cousins once removed; they are star crossed lovers and heartbroken widows

and writers and artists and chefs and shopkeepers and preachers and teachers and our very own blacksmith and

probably a poet or two.

Because we were whole. Intact. Full of freedom hopes and freedom dreams, prayers of thanksgiving and songs of


We were consciously community, deeply rooted in and reflective of who we were and who we would become. Ashe

I claim Parthenia Jetter who remembers heading home fast when the Klan came riding through.

I claim the ones who named their churches Mt. Olive and Macedonia and White Lily.

The ones who sat down at Bee’s Beauty Parlor on Saturday afternoon to fulfill those Sunday morning press and curl

dreams and the ones who counted on Buddy Bonner if they needed a good blacksmith.

The ones who built houses and rented rooms and stopped in at Wiliam and Ida Bagley’s grocery store or Marie

Germans place since she always had the freshest greens.

The ones who made plans for dinner at John and Annie Usher’s unless Flora Kimbraugh was frying her special

chicken which was always worth the wait.

I claim young Essie Davis who surely died of a broken heart, after her beloved Matthew’s passing and whose bones

lie with him here beneath our feet while we know their spirits dance in heaven.

I claim Lula Williams laid to rest here after surviving slavery and the Civil War and Reconstruction all in one lifetime.

And I claim Savannah Barnes who saw in her Morris Brown College education a way to uplift the race and so she


I claim them all as mine.

I claim their lives as my legacy.

I claim their strength as my birthright.

I claim this place that held and housed them after slavery’s long, unspeakable nightmare.

I claim this space as sacred space, a healing circle, a promise of truth and reconciliation

Because we are that promise fulfilled.

I claim them all. Each and every one. Grateful we have finally found a way to call them home.

A way to come together and commemorate and consecrate and dedicate this space, this place, to the ones we love.

A way to claim their lives as our shared legacy.

A way to claim their strength as our shared birthright.

A way to include their story in that book of who we were together; in that book of where we’ve been and where

we’re going.


So this is dedicated to the ones we love.

And each night before we go to bed, my sisters,

Whisper a little prayer for them, my brothers,

And tell all the stars above,

This is dedicated to the ones we love & love & love…


By Pearl Cleage, Atlanta Poet Laureate, Distinguished Artist in Residence, Alliance Theatre, October, 2022.

You will fall in love with everything about this charming mid-century home located where Peachtree Heights East, Garden Hills and Peachtree Hills come together! Enjoy an easy stroll to the Duck Pond, Peachtree Hills Park, Garden Hills Pool, shopping and several popular neighborhood restaurants. Just a block away is the new PATH400, with a connection to the Atlanta Beltline in the works! With two finished levels, a cheery enclosed sunroom, and a fabulous outdoor area featuring a flat backyard and large deck overlooking a serene view of the forest and creek at the rear of the yard.

Main Level

The open space features a large yet cozy living room with a vaulted stained wood ceiling, prominent masonry fireplace and adjacent sunroom lined with craftsman-style windows, just perfect for a home office or reading nook.

The updated kitchen has a breakfast bar overlooking the dining area, and custom shelving in the pantry cabinet which maximizes storage space.

Two separate bedrooms rooms were converted to one large primary bedroom with beamed vaulted ceilings, built-in bookshelves, an oversized walk-in closet and access to a private deck. The pretty master bathroom has an enlarged shower and extra storage for linens and grooming products. There is a cozy second bedroom, and full bath recently renovated with a nod to preserving its timeless aesthetic appeal. The covered carport with access adjacent to the kitchen easily accommodates two cars.

Terrace Level

The finished lower level is a wonderful area to entertain with a kitchen/bar, recreation room and access to the oversized deck with built-in seating overlooking the landscaped backyard.   There is a third bedroom and bath, a full laundry, separate work shop, a screened enclosed patio, and an abundance of extra storage space. A separate entrance gives this level great potential as a possible rental space.


Homes on Springdale Drive rarely become available for sale, especially move-in ready gems with yard space! The nearby Garden Hills Pool has a large play field with picnic areas, recreation center, and of course a swimming pool! Garden Hills Elementary School and Atlanta International School, Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market, and The Peachtree Battle Shopping Center are just minutes away.

Peachtree Heights East

Since its development began in the early 1900s, Peachtree Heights East has maintained a perfectly charming atmosphere that harkens back to its founding days. Duck Pond Park in the center of Peachtree Heights East is the neighborhood’s own storybook setting admired by all who visit. This active neighborhood supports several groups to enhance the community: the Peachtree Heights East Neighborhood Association operates a security patrol and offers member-discounts for Park (Duck Pond) rentals, while the Ladies of the Lake (LOL) Garden Club welcomes new residents and runs neighborhood social events.

This lovely neighborhood also provides easy access to Peachtree Road, and a short walk to the great restaurants and parks in Peachtree Hills.

Garden Hills

This quaint historic Buckhead neighborhood was founded in 1925 as a country club community, so it’s no surprise that this is where families enjoy the simple but fun amenities and monthly social events. You can find more information on the Garden Hills website. The architecture ranges from quaint cottages to large 3-story, newer construction. The unofficial heart of the neighborhood is the Garden Hills Pool and Rec Center, first built in the 1930’s. Leased from the city and run by the neighborhood, it includes a ball field, playground, community center and pool house. Many residents purchase memberships but guests can swim on a daily basis as well. The pool is home to the Cool Sharks Swim and Dive Team where neighborhood kids compete all around metro Atlanta.

Peachtree Hills

Peachtree Hills is one of Buckhead’s coziest neighborhoods. It’s located just east of Peachtree Road between Peachtree Creek on the south and Lindbergh Drive on the north. This popular Buckhead neighborhood was established in 1912 between what was then the village of Buckhead and the city of Atlanta. As a result, there are a number of shops and restaurants at the nearby intersection of Peachtree Hills Avenue, Peachtree Road and Kings Circle. This shopping strip, along with dining staples tucked away in the heart of the neighborhood, the Treehouse Restaurant, J. Christopher’s, and Paul’s Restaurant, are popular destinations for an enjoyable evening with friends or brunch on a warm sunny Sunday afternoon.

Atlanta Police Department Deputy Chief Andrew Senzer, the outgoing commander of Buckhead’s Zone 2 precinct. Credit: APD

Buckhead’s Atlanta Police Department precinct is seeing a changing of the guard as its current commander has received a promotion to deputy chief.

Andrew Senzer, who has led the Zone 2 precinct since November 2019 with the rank of major, will head APD’s Strategy and Special Projects Division, he announced at an April 7 meeting of the Buckhead Public Safety Task Force.

Major Ailen Mitchell, who has served as Senzer’s assistant since 2020, will be the new Zone 2 commander, Deputy Chief Timothy Peek said in the meeting.

The transition will happen on April 14, according to APD. The current head of the Strategy and Special Projects Division, Deputy Chief Darin Schierbaum, is being promoted to the vacant position of assistant chief of police.

Senzer was Buckhead’s police commander through the historic COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying crime spike, including the May 2020 rioting and looting in local business areas that spun out of Black Lives Matter protests about the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd.

He also led through the beginning of the Buckhead cityhood movement that based itself on crime concerns. While crime spiked, Senzer took a zero-tolerance approach and Buckhead continues to have the city’s lowest crime rate.

“It really has been an honor to serve as the commander of Zone 2,” Senzer said in the task force meeting. “In my 26 years [in policing], this has probably been the most challenging assignment I’ve had.”

Atlanta Police Department Major Ailen Mitchell, the new Zone 2 commander. Credit: APD

He said his new role will be “a little behind the scenes” but that he will “not be a stranger” in Buckhead.

Peek said APD is “ecstatic” about Senzer taking on the deputy chief role.

Mitchell, according to his APD biography, has been with the department since 2006. He previously commanded the SWAT team and, like Senzer, once served on the Red Dog unit, an anti-drug squad disbanded in 2011 after controversial incidents like an illegal raid on the Atlanta Eagle gay bar. Among his other work was the Gang Unit and the Auto Theft Task Force.

Mitchell became Zone 2’s Criminal Investigations Unit commander in 2018 and its assistant commander in 2020.

Zone 2 is headquartered at 3120 Maple Drive in Buckhead Village.

Update: This story has been updated with information from APD about the transition.

Livable Buckhead will host Party on the PATH at Eclipse di Luna on March 27th to showcase art, food, and PATH400. The event will start with a gallery stroll and a walking tour of the latest art installations along PATH400. After the tour, guests will enjoy food, drinks, and live salsa music. Tickets are $45 with 2 drink tickets, or you can enjoy an open bar and a commemorative glass for just $20 more. Buy your tickets online at Check out the full press release from Livable Buckhead below.

Livable Buckhead Celebrates Art and Greenspace with Party on the PATH

March 27 event kicks off bi-monthly Miami Circle Gallery Stroll series

ATLANTA – March 11, 2022 – On March 27th Livable Buckhead’s Party on the PATH will celebrate art in Buckhead with live music and dancing under the stars. The event takes place outside Eclipse di Luna where PATH400 enters Miami Circle and starts with a Gallery Stroll followed by a walking tour of PATH400’s newest art installations. The evening will finish with dinner and dancing to live salsa music.

“Miami Circle offers some of the best of everything in Buckhead, and that’s what this event celebrates,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “Beautiful art, amazing food and a vibrant outdoor experience are all part of Party on the PATH and I hope people will join us for a fun-filled night.”

Party on the PATH kicks off a bi-monthly Miami Circle Gallery Stroll series that welcomes the public to experience Atlanta’s largest concentration of fine art galleries. Nearly a dozen galleries will showcase works from local, regional and international artists. The March 27th edition of Miami Circle Gallery Stroll features exhibitions at Bill Lowe Gallery, September Gray Fine Art Gallery, Marcia Wood Gallery and Signature Contemporary Craft Gallery, among others. The Hambidge Center’s Cross-Pollination Lab at nearby Uptown Atlanta is also participating in the Gallery Stroll.

PATH400 is transforming Buckhead by creating pedestrian connections between many of the area’s most popular shopping and dining destinations. The 5.2-mile trail is approximately 80 percent complete, and its final major segment between Wieuca Rd. and Loridans Dr. is set to begin construction later this year. Several other trails will connect to PATH400 in Buckhead, including extensions of PATH400 through Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Roswell. Atlanta BeltLine Inc. is working to determine where it will connect to PATH400 as well.

General admission tickets for Party on the PATH are $45 each and include tapas and two drink tickets. VIP tickets are $65 each and include tapas, open bar and a commemorative glass. Tickets can be purchased at and proceeds from the event support Livable Buckhead, a nonprofit organization working to ensure the long-term viability and prosperity of the Buckhead community. Party on the PATH is presented by Audi Atlanta.

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About Livable Buckhead

Livable Buckhead is a nonprofit organization that strives to ensure the long-term viability and prosperity of the Buckhead community. The organization achieves its mission by working cooperatively with individuals, public entities and private businesses to integrate sustainable strategies. Livable Buckhead implements programs related to greenspace, recycling, energy efficiency, commute alternatives, arts and culture, real estate development and land use. For more information about Livable Buckhead and its programs, visit

About PATH400

PATH400 is a 5.2-mile walkable, bikeable greenway being constructed on public land adjacent to GA400 extending from the bank of Peachtree Creek northward toward the northern edge of Atlanta. It is the centerpiece of a broader greenspace plan, the Buckhead Collection, initiated by Atlanta Councilman Howard Shook. Livable Buckhead is spearheading the PATH400 project in partnership with the Buckhead Community Improvement District (Buckhead CID) and the PATH Foundation. Several other agencies and organizations are involved in the development of PATH400, including Georgia Department of Transportation, the City of Atlanta, MARTA, Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit B, and Atlanta Public Schools. PATH400 will increase access to community amenities such as arts, historic, and cultural exhibits; neighborhood pocket parks and greenspaces; retail centers; and learning centers. For more information about PATH400 or to donate to the capital campaign, visit

The Peachtree Road Farmers Market returns to the Cathedral of Saint Phillip this Saturday for its 16th season. Buckhead’s neighborhood farmers market boasts over 50 vendors each week, all of which are Certified Naturally Grown or Certified Organic, along with live music and special events. The PRFM is a producer-only market. That means each product is grown, raised, or made by the seller. Last year The PRFM was voted #4 in the country in USA Today’s reader’s poll.

Executive Director Nancy Qarmout sent these exciting updates for the 2022 season:

The Market is open 8:30-noon each Saturday from March 5 through December 17, 2022. The Cathedral of Saint Phillip is located at 2744 Peachtree Road, NW Atlanta, 30305. Organizers encourage cashless payments like Venmo and Cash App. Dogs are welcome at the market as long as they mind their manners and they’re kept on a leash.

The PRFM is a great opportunity to get out and mingle as the days are getting warmer. Come out on Saturday morning and support your local farmers, growers, and makers! Visit the Peachtree Road Farmers Market website for a current list of vendors.