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    Atlanta's EVO Payments files for $100M IPO
    EVO, a global payment processor servicing approximately 525,000 merchants in North America and Europe, plans to list its shares on Nasdaq.


    42 upscale townhomes planned in Roswell
    The project by DELMAC LLC would be on 5.3 acres at the intersection of Mansell Road and Houze Road.


    14th annual SweetWater 420 Festival brings out 55,000 attendees (Photos)
    SweetWater 420 Festival celebrated its 14th year with 55,000 music fans, more than 50 acts and mostly fair weather.  The festival, held in Centennial Olympic Park, was blessed with two sunny days, though rainy conditions Sunday did not faze concertgoers, who still filled the park to see bands like Vulfpeck, Umphrey's McGee and Papadosio.  Other acts included The String Cheese Incident, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Maddy O'Neal, Greensky Bluegrass, Hirie, The Infamous Stringdusters, Ghostland Observatory,?


    Argentinian restaurant eyed for Buckhead
    Dr. Cesar Angeletti filed plans for a new two story building with a basement to house a restaurant, which he said could be "an Argentinian-oriented restaurant with a woodfire grill as its centerpiece."


    Atlanta Business Chronicle's 'Wine and Dine' guide for 2018
    Atlanta has become an epicenter of refined food and drink, which is good news for the movers and shakers in the city's business community. Atlanta Business Chronicle regularly highlights some of the Big Peach's top sommeliers, chefs and fine-dining establishments. The adjacent slideshow provides a behind-the-menu glimpse, plus recommendations on what/where to eat and drink in the city. Check back each Friday for updates.


    Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' spent more than $182 million in Georgia (Photos)
    Marvel Studios' latest movie, "Avengers: Infinity War," spent a gargantuan amount of money while filming in the Peach State.  From January 2017 through April 2018, the film spent $182 million, including $65 million in wages paid to more than 3,000 Georgians.  Here's a list of the film's other expenses:  $11.3 million on grip and electric rentals and purchases. More than $4 million on local rentals and purchases for set decoration. More than $6.6 million on camera rentals and purchases. $4.2?


    Automotive Minute: Lexus debuts bolder 2019 ES as Toyota?s Kentucky plant readies for its production
    Toyota Motor Company (NYSE: TM) revealed the latest iteration of its best-selling luxury sedan, the 2019 Lexus ES, at Auto China today, as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc. (TMMK), gears up for production of the model. The seventh generation Lexus ES will be built on Toyota?s new Global Architecture ? K platform. Its more muscular stance is thanks to new body proportions, which have made the car 2.6-inches longer, .2-inches lower, and 1.8-inches wider than the previous generation. Its?


    Did Warner Bros. 'Sully' defraud Georgia's film incentive program?
    Warner Bros.' 2016 film "Sully" claimed more than it should have in Georgia production tax credits while filming in the state, according to a Variety investigation.  Variety reports the film claimed more than $600,000 on airplane equipment that was actually located in California, not Georgia. Only Georgia-based expenses can legally be claimed as part of the state's incentive program, which awards up to 30 percent of what a production spends back in transferable tax credits.  An unidentified whistleblower?


    Former Zoo Atlanta CEO named first dean of Oglethorpe University's new biz school
    Former Zoo Atlanta CEO Dennis Kelly, who left Atlanta at the beginning of 2010 to lead the Smithsonian Institute?s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is returning to Atlanta to lead Oglethorpe University's new business school. Oglethorpe announced Wednesday that Kelly has been named inaugural dean of the Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business, effective October 15. The school is scheduled to open in fall 2019. "After an extensive nationwide search, Dennis Kelly proved to be the ideal leader?


    Amazon's HQ2 scouts asked Denver leaders about tackling growth issues
    The retail giant's representatives hurled a lot of questions at Gov. John Hickenlooper and top economic-development officials during their visit ? but not the questions they were expecting.