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Old 03-10-2018, 06:34 AM
 
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I am so sad about the Lenox Road Houston's closing. While there are other locations, this one is a favorite of mine.

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/...703&j=80427281
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:44 AM
 
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I am so sad about the Lenox Road Houston's closing. While there are other locations, this one is a favorite of mine.

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/...703&j=80427281
Really? It’s been there forever!
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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No long-term lease agreement, huh? No doubt the owner is lifting his skirt for the developers.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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No long-term lease agreement, huh? No doubt the owner is lifting his skirt for the developers.
No doubt. Money talks.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:50 AM
 
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That was hallowed ground back in the day. We must have been in there hundreds of times.
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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That was hallowed ground back in the day. We must have been in there hundreds of times.
Before Houston's there was Johnsontown.

One former African American community that didn’t require extensive research was Johnsontown, which survived after Lenox Square opened next door in 1959, only to be targeted in the late 1970s as the site for a MARTA parking deck.

“In those days, if they wanted your property, they’d condemn it and take it,” says Sam Sawyer, 85, then the pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Johnsontown.

Fortunately, T.M. Alexander Jr., a Morehouse graduate and banker who’d served as the first president of the Atlanta Economic Development Corporation (now Invest Atlanta), volunteered his expertise in helping landowners negotiate settlements many times larger than their original offers. The neighborhood, which saw its first paved street only in its final years, was extensively documented as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey by the Library of Congress before it was razed.

Still, Sawyer laments, “If you go there now, you’d never know there had been a black community named Johnsontown.”

http://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-...rican-history/
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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Before Houston's there was Johnsontown.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnsontown_(Atlanta)
Yep.

Buckhead Heritage has got a little oral history on it.

http://www.buckheadheritage.com/site...lon%20Osby.pdf
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:21 AM
 
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There's still 2 other Houston's in Buckhead, so not really a huge loss. The one on Northside Pkwy is near me, and there's also the Brookwood one.
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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That prime corner right at Lenox MARTA station deserves more density than a free-standing Houston's. So this is good news.
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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That prime corner right at Lenox MARTA station deserves more density than a free-standing Houston's. So this is good news.
Yes, I think this was inevitable.
Take it downtown, Houston's!
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