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Old 03-28-2016, 05:06 PM
 
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Maybe not quite that hip, but at least get some better tenants in there. I think Big Chow Grill is about the only decent draw there right now. Other than that it's a Subway, a news stand and some yawn gift shops.

Need to get some 25-year-olds in there to totally re-think and re-model and make it appealing for more than the out of state business people who just happen to be staying right there at the Waverly.

Capitalize on the majorly increased foot traffic that will come from the Braves, and just make the whole Galleria like sort of an extension of the Battery.
Well, KSM was developed by a bunch of old Cobb county boys. Seems like they could do the same thing closer to home.
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:16 PM
 
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I'm hoping that the area immediately surrounding Suntrust/Battery gets built up in an urban/walkable way as much as possible. So that even if it's still a drive-to island of density, it will at least be a larger island.

Also I'm hoping the bridge from the stadium to the Galleria will cause the Galleria Specialty Mall, which is currently really lame and quiet, to become something a lot better and more attractive and interesting. Maybe ditch the specialty/boutique concept, and just make it a bunch of restaurants and bars.
This is exactly what I'm referring to.

When I can drive over to the Braves game (from Birmingham) and park my car at a hotel a reasonable distance away and then go to a bar or restaurant within 1-2 miles from the stadium, I'll be there. We need to park the car on Saturday at 3:00 PM, and not get back in it until Sunday at 9 AM.
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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This is exactly what I'm referring to.

When I can drive over to the Braves game (from Birmingham) and park my car at a hotel a reasonable distance away and then go to a bar or restaurant within 1-2 miles from the stadium, I'll be there. We need to park the car on Saturday at 3:00 PM, and not get back in it until Sunday at 9 AM.
Downtown has MARTA, Uber, taxis, etc and a much better bar/restaurant selection than Cumberland.
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:37 PM
 
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I'd love to see a true urban / walkable node happen in Cumberland, but my hopes are not high.

People are not usually willing to walk much over half a mile between destinations. And that is usually when you have a pleasant walk with wide sidewalks, narrow streets with slow traffic, and interesting things along the way. Cumberland seems to be a half a mile minimum between destinations and those are narrow sidewalks along multi lane fast moving roads or giant surface parking lots.

For example a walk from the closest destinations in Cumberland Mall to the closest destinations in Aker's Mill Square "just across the street" will require at least half a mile of walking. By comparison, you could walk from Five Points to Peachtree Center in half a mile. Passing 7+ blocks of destinations along the way.

If you want a destination you can leave your car one place and walk everywhere, Cumberland is not that place. Not today and not in the near future.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Downtown has MARTA, Uber, taxis, etc and a much better bar/restaurant selection than Cumberland.
Hassle factor, cq.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I guess we should stop posting in this thread as the bridge is coming closer to reality, but the parking situation is not improving.
SunTrust Stadium Pedestrian Bridge is Becoming Reality - Curbed Atlanta
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SunTrust Park will seat 41, 500 people and has just 6,000 dedicated parking spaces. While there is 17 percent less seating compared to Turner Field, there is also 30 percent less dedicated parking, and no car-less options to reach the stadium.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:15 AM
 
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I guess we should stop posting in this thread as the bridge is coming closer to reality, but the parking situation is not improving.
SunTrust Stadium Pedestrian Bridge is Becoming Reality - Curbed Atlanta
It'll be fine EQ....most people will be arriving by bicycle
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It'll be fine EQ....most people will be arriving by bicycle
Or zip lines...
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:38 AM
 
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I guess we should stop posting in this thread as the bridge is coming closer to reality, but the parking situation is not improving.
SunTrust Stadium Pedestrian Bridge is Becoming Reality - Curbed Atlanta
Good thing parking sufficiency was one of the things used to justify the relocation. Can't wait to attend my last first day at a Braves game later this afternoon!
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Good thing parking sufficiency was one of the things used to justify the relocation. Can't wait to attend my last first day at a Braves game later this afternoon!
Last opening day with MARTA access.
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