Business News Week of September 4

It's the top business stories of the week and we enter the Dragon Con.

As summer winds down, the pace of commercial construction around Atlanta keeps going up.

 A hotel for the Cobb Galleria could be on tap in the near future.  This is especially noteworthy since the project has been on the drawing board for at least 15 years. 

And the days may finally be numbered for Disco Kroger.  The historic landmark is part of a 152,329-square-foot Buckhead shopping center that developers want to transform into a mixed-use project.  

Crystal reports on jobs and economic investment in the region, one in the form of a new Variety Wholesalers distribution center in Newnan, and the other, a boost in work orders for defense contractor Lockheed in Marietta.  

BIZ Correspondent Amy Wenk reports on the 30th anniversary of Dragon Con. Besides the bevy of exotic eye-fare the 4-day comics, sci-fi and gaming extravaganza brings, there also comes a windfall of tourist dollars that packs some serious punch to the local economy.


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