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Old 09-15-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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For the record, my comment wasn't intended to be ITP snobbish, just realistic. When people go to a sporting event, they don't want a sit down experience (unless it's a bar). They want something quick and easy to shove in to their mouths before going in to the stadium.
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:02 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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For the record, my comment wasn't intended to be ITP snobbish, just realistic. When people go to a sporting event, they don't want a sit down experience (unless it's a bar). They want something quick and easy to shove in to their mouths before going in to the stadium.
There's definitely the crowd that had to work a full day and is rushing in but doesn't want to pay 20 bucks for chicken tenders, fries and a drink. Still, people with more time on their hands will probably welcome the places for pregame meals or even post game meals for day games. Then there's the non game day crowd as well.
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:06 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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There's definitely the crowd that had to work a full day and is rushing in but doesn't want to pay 20 bucks for chicken tenders, fries and a drink. Still, people with more time on their hands will probably welcome the places for pregame meals or even post game meals for day games. Then there's the non game day crowd as well.
I've just never been convinced of this idea that people will stick around sporting venues to do that. It only works when that venue is surrounded by an actual neighborhood like say Wrigley Field. Hell, even then that's not a guarantee. I used to go to games at Yankee Stadium a lot as a kid and it was like a race to see who could get to the subway station the fastest.
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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I've just never been convinced of this idea that people will stick around sporting venues to do that. It only works when that venue is surrounded by an actual neighborhood like say Wrigley Field. Hell, even then that's not a guarantee. I used to go to games at Yankee Stadium a lot as a kid and it was like a race to see who could get to the subway station the fastest.
My family always hangs around. Especially for college football (of course, this is a completely different atmosphere). Why sit in traffic when you can just head to a restaurant or tailgate some more?
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:13 PM
 
Location: 30080
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This is in an area where even chain restaurants are slammed daily. They'll do well there, anyone that thinks different clearly doesn't know the area.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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Despite the appearance of all of the chains, the area is underserved for restaurants (especially non chain).
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Smyrna, GA
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Let's not forget the new residential communities and office parks being built in the area. And the towns, like Smyrna, on the fringe are looking for new places to try out.
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:20 PM
 
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Agree this area is underserved for quality restaurants. I think any independent places will do very well here. It doesnt have much to do with the stadium games, but all the condos- and young people that are moving into the area that the stadium will bring. This area is already known as one of the top places to be for young professionals (outside of the city at least), and those are the very people that have disposal incomes and want to eat out. There are a ton of apartments already lining the river, and in vinings with these professionals, now they are tearing down buildings left and right for condos that will bring a lot more in.
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Saigon
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Cobb country is always trying to get a piece of the Fulton pie.. At least they aren't trying to take MARTA...
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:52 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Cobb country is always trying to get a piece of the Fulton pie.. At least they aren't trying to take MARTA...
That's the one thing they should be trying hard as hell to take.
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