Shumacher Leases to SUBWAY at CNN CENTER

by Steven Josovitz

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The Shumacher Group, Inc. has leased space to Subway for a new unit at CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta. The Shumacher Group, Inc and Steve Josovitz represented Subway Corporate and National Restaurant Development in this transaction.

The CNN Center is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN). The main newsrooms and studios for several of CNN’s news channels are located in the building. The facility’s commercial office space is occupied entirely by CNN and its parent company, Turner Broadcasting System, a division of Time Warner. The CNN Center is located in Downtown Atlanta,Georgia, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park.

The CNN Center also houses a major hotel (an Omni Hotels franchise owned by Turner Broadcasting, now Time Warner) and a large atrium food court frequented by local business employees, tourists, event goers from Philips Arena and the Georgia Dome, and conference attendees from the Georgia World Congress Center. CNN’s multi-channel output to the world is broadcast on large screens around the center. Studio tours are available and include demonstrations of the technologies such as Chroma key as well as visits to viewing galleries overlooking the newsrooms and anchors of CNNCNN InternationalCNN RadioHLNIn Session, and CNN en Español.

The atrium escalator that is used to transport visitors on the CNN tour has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest freestanding (supported only at the ends) escalator in the worldMARTA rail service is provided to the CNN Center at the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center station. The CNN Center is directly connected to the Philips Arena, home to the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA.

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