Liberty’s chief financial officer, Mark Carleton, elaborated.
“We will have a number of the food and beverage and retail stores open at the end of March and in April,” Carleton said. “We have intentionally held back some of that space and on purpose not leased everything out to have some spot market opportunities for what we think is a good growth market.
“… But the Live Nation music venue will be open. We’ll have ample food and beverage and retail that will be open. I think they have managed the capacity and the leasing and the contracting quite thoughtfully.”
Two of the biggest and highest-profile parts of The Battery – a Comcast office building and an Omni hotel– are expected to open later this year and early next year, respectively.
The three apartment communities within The Battery are slated to open in April, May and July.
After the buildings currently under construction are completed, there are plans for future phases of the development, Carleton said.
“This will be an ongoing three-to-five-year kind of an organization to build it out,” he said.
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The Braves moved a significant step closer to getting a new spring-training home when the Sarasota County, Fla., board of commissioners Tuesday approved an agreement outlining key terms of a deal to build a $75.4 million complex.
Despite voicing concerns about some aspects of the deal, the commissioners in the southwest Florida county voted 4-1 to approve a 27-page term sheet/letter of intent previously accepted by the Braves.
A series of more definitive final contracts still must be negotiated and approved.
Even though provisions in the term sheet are meant to be binding, several commissioners raised issues that they want their negotiators to address in the final contracts. The negotiators will have leverage over the Braves, some commissioners suggested, because further votes of the same group are required before the facility is built.
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Four days until Atlanta United opens its inaugural season.
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Falcons coach Dan Quinn discusses the teams's collapse in Super Bowl 51 at the NFL Scouting combine on Wednesday. Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Continuing to improve their pass rush is a high priority for the Falcons.