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Old 11-23-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I wouldn't go that far - more that you forget a 20-something native would know more about where the best places to go out are. L5P isn't one of them.
Well, this "homer" considers that to be your opinion, and I absolutely disagree.

The Yacht Club and The Porter can be, and are a lot of fun - in MY opinion. Of course, neither place puts up with any attitude at all, so perhaps that's why you write off the area.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Some of those people that look like normal preppy people walking around in those areas might be like me. I use to have all the facial piercings and blue spiked hair etc etc. (I've been hanging around the area since about 1991 and on). I'm just older and lazier now and I'm out of that phase of my life. I'm covered with tattoos, but none that you can visibly see as I don't have any on the lower parts of my arms nor my neck. My point is is that the people you see walking around that look "preppy" in those area that you think might be from some outer suburb, might just be the people that have been there all along.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:39 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Some of those people that look like normal preppy people walking around in those areas might be like me. I use to have all the facial piercings and blue spiked hair etc etc. (I've been hanging around the area since about 1991 and on). I'm just older and lazier now and I'm out of that phase of my life. I'm covered with tattoos, but none that you can visibly see as I don't have any on the lower parts of my arms nor my neck. My point is is that the people you see walking around that look "preppy" in those area that you think might be from some outer suburb, might just be the people that have been there all along.
This is a good point.

Back in the day I went through all of the phases from rasta to punk to rasta again to hippy to rockabilly and dressed the part (I never had any piercings or tatoos though )

Now-a-days I'm in my thirties and married with a mortgage, receding hairline and a white collar job. If I still dressed like that I would look ridiculous. That doesn't mean I don't have an Alt mindset or still love to hang out in Little 5. A lot of people are just like that.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I wouldn't go that far - more that you forget a 20-something native would know more about where the best places to go out are. L5P isn't one of them.
So you're suggesting only people your age go out...
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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Why does no one park in the lower level at Target etc? There are usually about 3 cars, maybe 10 during holiday season. All I know is, I feel super smart and proud of myself every time I park down there. It's like crazy loons and havoc a plenty in that parking lot, but the lower level is all good all day.
I prefer to park where there are more people around, a more open area. It's a street smart thing. If more people parked down there I would probably be more comfortable. Of course, I'm usually hauling two children around with me and it takes a million years to get them buckled into carseats, etc. It would be fine if I was ever there on my own.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: New York City Area
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Not to get too far away from the subject, but I also feel this way about many areas ITP in Atlanta….especially the Glenwood Park and EAV areas. I remember being shocked at how close together those two areas actually are (only separated by the auto-centric retail corridor on Moreland).

I thought about how cool (I don't know if there are currently any plans for the Moreland corridor) it would be if Glenwood and EAV were connected on both sides of Moreland with mixed use infill. Isn't it funny how places that used to seem pretty far away from each other seem so much closer as Atlanta continues to densify? With more infill connecting certain areas, intown Atlanta could be taken to the next level, as far as connectivity/walk-ability goes.

Not to beat a dead house, but someone posted a fascinating link on skyscraperpage regarding a study of Moreland Avenue, which shows plans for developments that link the neighborhoods. This indirectly applies to my earlier postings regarding L5P and Edgewood Retail district connectivity.

Check it out: http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/somo/draftplanmeetingfeb7.pdf (broken link)
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Not to beat a dead house, but someone posted a fascinating link on skyscraperpage regarding a study of Moreland Avenue, which shows plans for developments that link the neighborhoods. This indirectly applies to my earlier postings regarding L5P and Edgewood Retail district connectivity.

Check it out: http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/somo/draftplanmeetingfeb7.pdf (broken link)

Yes. Yes!
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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That article cracks me up...Atlanta's intown "character"...bwahaha...I guess they mean rundown ghetto because that's what a lot of the area was until that development spurred investment.

L5P is lame nowadays anyway. That article treats it like it's some sort of national treasure when it's nothing but a bunch of headshops, tattoo parlors, and dive bars. Like I said, there are more people in L5P on a daily basis then there ever has been.
Yes, dive bars that give you an alternative to a Chili's or some run of the mill sports bar (Derby, Sidelines, Jocks and Jills, just to name but a few). Heaven forbid.

Son of a gun, I miss Austin. Please, do us a favor and stay out of L5P, it's not for you.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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You're probably right. I did think it was a lot cooler and interesting when I was 15.

I do think all the hipsters have something to do with it too though.
Zesto is still there. That is all I care about.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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Yes, dive bars that give you an alternative to a Chili's or some run of the mill sports bar (Derby, Sidelines, Jocks and Jills, just to name but a few). Heaven forbid.

Son of a gun, I miss Austin. Please, do us a favor and stay out of L5P, it's not for you.
Ok hipster, keep spouting the party line. Anything non-chain, no matter how overhyped or mediocre it is, is automatically better than anything any of those lame suburbanites settle for, right?

This is the type of attitude that totally kills the place for me. Sure, go hang out with your smacked out trustafarian buddies in front of American Apparel or any of the other "chain" stores in L5P. Come back when you get your nose out of the stratosphere.
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