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Hartsfield-Jackson in the news

As the process to select new concessionaires came to a close, anticipation of the options to come began to build.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s food critic, John Kessler, on January 15 wrote a piece expressing optimism at the upcoming selection of restaurants.

Rapper Ludacris’ approval to open a Chicken N Beer restaurant in the Airport drew interest from MTV.com’s RapFix blog and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 4.

The Cherokee Tribune took a local approach, publishing a story January 8 about Marietta-based Gabriel’s Desserts’ inclusion among the winning contracts — and entry onto a high-profile stage with significantly more potential customers.

The renovation of food and beverage concessions in concourses T, A, B, C and D has generated excitement, but perhaps no element of the project has been more important than planning the food and beverage and retail concessions that will be part of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal when it opens this spring. That process began with the official signing of the first of those contracts on January 25; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the development.

In other news:

  • The Airport’s announcement that the lights in the north and south parking decks would be replaced by energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lights drew coverage by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and WAGA-TV Channel 5 (not available online) on January 31.
  • The Ticket blog on January 5 posted the most recent construction update video on the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal and outlined some of the facility’s benefits to travelers.
  • Atlanta International School posted a story on its website January 9 about the school’s involvement in an artistic salute to U.S. troops who pass through Hartsfield-Jackson.
  • Clayton News Daily and WSB-TV Channel 2 (not available online) reported in late January on the series of tests conducted at the international terminal to ensure that all gates could accommodate all types and sizes of planes.
  • Southwest Airlines’ February debut at Hartsfield-Jackson drew coverage throughout January from Cumming Patch.com, National Public Radio and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


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