In Southwest Atlanta, only three miles from the Georgia Dome, the Atlanta BeltLine is covered in weeds. Set to begin construction this year, the Westside Trail runs through an area that’s seen better days. Chain-link fences abound, broken-down cars are everywhere, and failed food marts are boarded up and covered in graffiti. An abandoned warehouse used in The Hunger Games reads, “The odds are never in our favor.” There are few places to eat or even buy groceries—Nicky’s Seafood, Jamrock Caribbean, and the Citgo Quik Mart among them.
I mean, I understand the strategy behind using the more gentrified/wealthier/”cool” neighborhoods as a launching pad to let everyone that this grand experiment could be a success (and resoundingly is), but maybe the Beltline could have given a little more love to this part of town sooner?
Technically it did. Portions of the southwest trail were completed years before the Eastside trail, they just weren’t done in the rail corridor like ET. The next few years are going to be huge for that section though.
COMPUTER: COFFEE PLS
This Denny’s blog is something else.
How bad could that be?
How fun is that?
How’s that for easy?
How good does that look?
How good does this look?
Who could turn that down?
Isn’t that great?
Who wouldn’t want that for their birthday?
Who wouldn’t want that for his birthday?
We need a nice cocktail for breakfast, don’t we?
Who wouldn’t like that for breakfast?
How’s that for a fast sauce?
Who wouldn’t want that for dessert?
Isn’t that fantastic?
Why make regular raspberry sauce when you can make triple raspberry sauce?”
Now, who wouldn’t want that for their birthday?
Now, who wouldn’t want to marry you if you made them this?
Who wouldn’t want to eat that?
How fast is that?
Does that look good?
SunTrust Park, Home of the Braves.
I’m past being mad about this and am now immensely sad. It’s fitting that after abandoning the city, and their less than 20 year old stadium, the Braves would sign a 25 year (!) agreement to name their ball park after a bank.
I grew up watching the Braves, and on warm summer nights listening to the games outside on the patio with my dad. I have great memories of that and attending games. I felt the players betrayed the fans with the strike, but we got past that. This is just a step too far.
Greed. Plain and simple. Build a monument to it. Go hide in the “safe” suburbs instead of doing anything to contribute to the community that has supported you for 5 decades. I won’t follow, but I’ll remember the good times.
MACON/BIBB COUNTY/MIDDLE GEORGIA FOLKS, PLEASE HELP FIND BUDDY! $500 REWARD, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
My parents’ pit mix, Buddy, went missing from their house last Friday. My mom let him and his sister out in the back yard at about 4am and accidentally fell back asleep. Buddy, a velcro dog if there ever was one, commonly will climb the fence and round the corner to the front porch if left outside without his humans for too long. When my mom woke up to look for him at about 6am, he was nowhere to be found. They suspect he was stolen, because there were deep claw marks in the walkway leading up to their porch—like he put up a fight—and he’s not one to wander off.
Obviously, with him being a pit, we’re fearing the worst. We miss him terribly and are trying every avenue—including my usually not-so-personal Tumblr!—to get him home safe and sound. And, being that I’m 80+ miles away, I’m feeling kind of helpless right now.
8-year-old brindle pit mix, 65 lbs., energetic yet gentle, answers to Buddy.
Once again, $500 REWARD, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
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552 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
1954 - Simpson Tire Company (source)
Today - Midway Pub (street view)
When I first found this old picture on GSU’s Digital Collections I wasn’t sure what building it was. You can see the part of the building with the gas station juts out a little, and also the small brick chimneys.