(Construction crews replace the old Union Station mall sign with a new Atlanta Metro Studios sign in Union City. Image courtesy Atlanta Metro Studios.)Like the mythical phoenix, from the ashes of the old Shannon Mall rises new sound stages for Georgia's booming film and tv industry.
Phase 1 construction on Atlanta Metro Studios, which started in 2014, is nearly complete in Union City. Crews recently replaced the former Shannon Mall/Union Station sign with a simple, but elegant Atlanta Metro Studios sign.
Any doubt of the project's impact on Union City is all but gone. Now, Rooker, the development company that spearheaded this entire effort, is seeking one more lasting change to Union City's landscape.
On 23 May 2016, the Union City Planning Commission will consider an application from Rooker to rename Shannon Way, the main street that leads to Atlanta Metro Studios, Studio Way.
Shannon Way is a short street, off of Jonesboro Road. Businesses on Shannon Way include Zaxby's, Suntrust Bank, and the Quality Inn hotel.
If the Union City Planning Commission signs off on the proposed name change, it will go to the Union City City Council for final approval.
Atlanta Metro Studios is managed by 404 Studio Partners.