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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mercedes Benz coming to Atlanta

Good news for Sandy Springs was reported when Mercedes Benz decided to move their offices to Atlanta.  The location of their new offices will be a 250,000 square foot building on 12 acres of a project that Ashton Woods Homes is buying that was part of the Glenn family property, who were a big part of Sandy Springs' history.  Since the property is a total of 75 acres, there will be much more development involved, including some residential.  The property (as you can see from the picture below) is just west of Hwy. 400, straddling both sides of Abernathy Road. 

This should make for some interesting traffic additions to the area, but we are getting reports that huge improvements to the Hwy. 400/Hwy. 285 interchange are on their way.  

Glenridge Hall, which was built in 1929, by Thomas Glenn, is scheduled to have it's furnishing auctioned off March 21-22, 2015.  A few fun facts about the historic property: 

-  A portion of the movie, "Driving Miss Daisy" was filmed at the site.  
-  Thomas's brother-in-law, Howard Candler (married to Thomas's sister), built Callanwolde, another historic Atlanta property.
-  Sandy Springs was originally famous for it's fresh spring water, which was bottled and sold.  The site of the original spring is now the location of the Sandy Springs Museum.
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