Porsche breaks ground on new HQ in Hapeville, GA

Porsche HQ

“After not hearing much news about the relocation of the Porsche Cars North America headquarters for almost a year and a half, Porsche announced today that it has finally broken ground on its new facility. Sitting on the former site of a Ford Taurus assembly plant located close to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the new building will employ 400 workers (including the addition of 100 jobs), and it will also include a training center, museum and 1.6-mile test track.

Officially called One Porsche Drive, Porsche said construction should be completed during the second half of 2014, but it isn’t clear whether the road’s name was changed to Ferdinand Porsche Avenue as a reader tipped us off to last month. Matthias Mueller, President and CEO of Porsche AG, and Detlev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, were both on hand for the ceremony as well as Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.” — via autoblog.com

Official Press Release from Porsche…

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Snow in East Point

There will be Snow in Downtown East Point!!!

What:East Point Celebrates the Holidays“.
When: Friday, Dec.4th from 5-7:30pm
Where: City Hall (2777 East Point Street)

Yes, it will be snowing this year during the event (thanks to some amazing equipment used by Disney to produce snow)! This is the annual tree lighting event. Come out and listen to Canton Jones sing holiday favorites in front of City Hall or take a stroll around Downtown and listen to the various musical groups also singing holiday favorites (on White Way, West Cleveland Ave. & Main Street).

There will be:

  • Hot cocoa/apple cider/popcorn/baked goodies available
  • Santa’s workshop (free crafts for kids in a heated tent)
  • Professional photos available with Santa Claus (also in a heated tent)
  • And Snow creating a Winter Wonderland!

Come and enjoy a wonderful holiday event with family and friends and see what is possibly the only snow you will see in East Point this year!

For more information visit www.DowntownEastPoint.com.

P.S. Volunteers are still needed to help at the event. Please email generalinfo@downtowneastpoint.com if interested in helping!