Congrat’s to Atlanta Movie Tours for being named a Georgia Small Business Rock Star!!

The film and TV industry is booming in Georgia, and the Atlanta area has been fortunate to play a key role in many, including Captain America: Civil WarAnt-Man, Stranger Things, The Vampire Diaries, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Ride Along, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead and many more!

Since 2012, Founder/CEO and Chief Movie Buff, Carrie Burns, and Atlanta Movie Tours have provided a whole new way to see the area for locals, visitors and movie buffs alike. Atlanta Movie Tours’ guides aren’t just employees, but experienced actors who have worked on the sets of popular movies and TV shows, giving fans fascinating behind-the-scenes stories they won’t find anywhere else.

In addition to being a newly named Rock Star, Atlanta Movie Tours has been named an Atlanta Magazine “Best of Atlanta” in 2014, Creative Loafing “Best of Atlanta” in 2015, and was awarded three TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

Memberships for inclusion on the tri-fold map brochure are due by March 15th!  Maps are printed and distributed  throughout the neighborhood, Metro Atlanta, visitor centers and tourist destinations, and will be available during Art Strolls and Loft Tour.

Business Memberships are just $100/year and include many member benefitsResidential Memberships are $25/year. Businesses and residents located outside of the official boundaries of Castleberry Hill are eligible for the Friends of Castleberry Hill membership. 

Join today and support Castleberry Hill!

A more than $70 million project that includes the Hard Rock Hotel Atlanta will rise next to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, one of the largest investments so far to come around the new stadium.

“I don’t think anybody understands what this means for the Castleberry Hill community,” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said at a Feb. 28 groundbreaking for the 200-room Hard Rock Hotel, which will be part of a development called Castleberry Park.

The hope is for the Hard Rock Hotel to open in time for the 2019 Super Bowl, which Atlanta will host, said Frank Chen, general manager of Bolton Atlanta LP, the ownership group developing the project.

Castleberry Park will also include nearly 130 apartments, retail space, a park and 430 parking spaces. Reed said the project should “enhance the street life, character and walkability” of the neighborhood.

Carrie Sagel Burns, president of the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association, said the development should provide a new gateway into the community.

“We are a neighborhood separated from downtown by bridges,” Burns said. “So this is going to help bridge that gap.”

She added, “Being branded a Hard Rock is probably the best one we could have imagined for the neighborhood being that we are Atlanta’s historic arts and loft district. The film, entertainment and music tie in with Hard Rock couldn’t be better.”

View the full article and slide show at bizjournals.com.