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Old 02-14-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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I alwys wanted to create an alternate version of Hooters, with muscled male waiters in tight shorts. Call it Peckers.
That's funny-
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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Yes, I think many don't realize what all is in Midtown. On the cheap end there is Jason Deli's by Piedmont Park, a great gyro place called Pita Republic by the Fox, Willies by the park, 5 guys burgers is going in the Spire building, Little Azio -- just to name a few. There really are a ton of places if you know the areas.

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Lol maybe the Midtown Alliance should also start a campaign to educate the public on what's already there.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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Yes. Please local places instead of chains. I personally would love to see a local food co-op type store with a good wine selection and prepared foods. I think the focus of the midtown mile is more shopping and less restaurants as there are already a lot of them. Even a Alon's type store in midtown would be great.

A local coffee shop would be great too and a local bookstore with a cafe.

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I think that's far too prominent a site across from the city's cultural heart for a down market chain. Something local, creative, and mid priced would be better there.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:20 PM
 
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Just looked at the survey -- Very disappointing. First, Midtown mile runs from North Ave and north on Peachtree and the survey refers to 5th to 15th street. 2nd, the survey does not appear to be designed to get the best answers, very open ended.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Midtown needs more upscale nightlife. More lounges and upscale clubs
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:34 AM
 
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Midtown needs a bar district. Nightlife in Midtown shouldn't be solely clubs. It has a few like Twisted Taco and Deadwood but it could really use a concentrated strip of 5-8 low-key bars right near each other. It would probably do well, especially if it was located near Tech so the nerds have a bar or two to frequent on thier monthly night out. It also would be cool to have a bar district to walk to after a game at Grant Field. Right near Tech Square would be a great spot.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:53 AM
 
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Midtown needs a bar district. Nightlife in Midtown shouldn't be solely clubs. It has a few like Twisted Taco and Deadwood but it could really use a concentrated strip of 5-8 low-key bars right near each other. It would probably do well, especially if it was located near Tech so the nerds have a bar or two to frequent on thier monthly night out. It also would be cool to have a bar district to walk to after a game at Grant Field. Right near Tech Square would be a great spot.
Agree. This is my biggest complaint: can we just have a normal bar where you can sit down and have a beer around here? If Manny's were located in Midtown, my life would be complete.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:13 AM
 
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^We usually go to Cypress Pint and Plate after class which is 2 blocks away in the Biltmore. On Peachtree there's Vortex, Taco Mac, Gordon Biersch and Hudson Grill. Up near 12th st there's the Crescent Ave strip of bars. Sure it'd be nice to have some dive bars further south in Midtown that aren't homogenized chains but w/ still relatively high rents, I wouldn't expect many to be successful. Honestly, I haven't stopped and thought about the difficulty of finding a beer since moving to Midtown given there's a decent selection of places available. I'd definitely still love to see more down near 7th St area since I don't make the walk up to 12th all that often.

Graveyard Tavern going to Tech Square:
Owners of The Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta Village to open Barrelhouse | what now, atlanta?
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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Developers rethinking 'Midtown Mile' concept | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta (http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2011/05/06/developers-rethinking-midtown-mile-concept - broken link)

Finally the planners have met reality and scaled the plans back a bit. Prada and Dolce & Gabanna are out, local and regional cheap chic is in.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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Developers rethinking 'Midtown Mile' concept | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta (http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2011/05/06/developers-rethinking-midtown-mile-concept - broken link)

Finally the planners have met reality and scaled the plans back a bit. Prada and Dolce & Gabanna are out, local and regional cheap chic is in.
No problem for me--I think traditional retail is pretty overrated anyways. Let Phipps have it. We have smaller niche stores, dining, entertainment, and nightlife here in Midtown. That's the stuff I actually am willing to pay a premium to live near.
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