Coffee Conversations: How an evolving Atlanta is impacting newcomers and natives

Chris Floyd, the chief strategy officer for Omni Coffee & Eggs, pictured outside of the coffee shop in Castleberry Hill. (LaShawn Hudson/WABE)

Omni Coffee & Eggs, in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood, is not your normal coffee shop. While the building dates back to 1897, the coffee shop’s theme will transport you back to the 16th Century England. 

Chris Floyd, who serves as the chief strategy officer, says he and his team take pride in providing the royal experience and the venue pays tribute to the African nation where the coffee bean originated from.

For the May installment of “Coffee Conversations, show host Rose Scott talked with Floyd and guests about Atlanta’s continuous growth and evolution. As the city progresses as a 21st-century city – economic mobility, jobs, housing, etc., all play a critical role in one’s quality of life. Panelists discussed who is benefiting from Atlanta’s thriving change. Is it natives or newcomers? 

Guests included:

Tangee Allen, a co-founder of Raising Expectations

Wanona Satcher, the CEO and founder of Mākhers Studio

Courtney English, the chief policy officer for the City of Atlanta