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Atlanta Closings

Closings in Atlanta Due to Government Shutdown

  Sydney Love Staff Writer After lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill before the end of the fiscal year, the federal government was placed in a shutdown. Due to this, many federal-run organizations and programs within the Atlanta area will be temporarily closed. Atlanta closings include the Martin Luther King Historic Site, Kennesaw Mountain National […]

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Scoutmob: A New Way To Coupon or a Ripoff?

coutMob is a downloadable mobile app that brings local deals to your fingertips. I recently had a chance to take a stab at it when I went to dine out with friends at Decatur’s own Noodle. And I must say my experience using the app was not what I expected it to be. The deal available was 50% off your meal at Noodle. Who wouldn’t want that? But looks can be deceiving. The deal listed was only for dine in orders, which would suck if I was trying to take it home, fortunately I wasn’t. The app also neglected to tell me I could only use one coupon per table despite the fact we all agreed to pay separately. Lastly, the app added its own gratuity to make sure the waiter received his tip, which kind of sucked because I felt it over-tipped his crappy service. So the question is does this app in my opinion fail or pass?

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Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeeshop closes its doors

Due to a failing economy, Midtown Atlanta’s iconic Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse declared that its doors would be closing to the public, effective on Thursday, Jan. 26.

Storeowner Philip Rafshoon held an interview at the store on Wednesday, Jan. 25, during which he made public that the store was officially closing and filing for bankruptcy.

“We’re in a big financial hole that it’s just impossible to come out of,” Rafshoon said. “This morning we’ll be filing for bankruptcy and Outwrite as a company will cease to exist.”

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Atlanta news rundown

Martin King III resigned as president of the Martin Luther King Junior Center on Tues., Jan. 17. Bernice King has been named as CEO of the center, and Mr. King plans to go on to start another service organization.

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