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Re: “Potential new owner of Underground Atlanta envisions 'community rather than a destination'

I walked through Underground for the first time in about 20 years when I took MARTA to the Indie Craft Experience at the Depot. There were lots of people around and it wasn't nearly as scary as people would lead you to believe. The underground part has a lot of potential in the right hands and if they can get a Whole Foods or Fresh Market there it will do wonders for the thousands of people who already live downtown.

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Posted by Underrated on 12/17/2014 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Potential new owner of Underground Atlanta envisions 'community rather than a destination'

Seems legit... but I did worry when I visited their website and saw one WalMart and strip mall after another.

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Posted by chillax on 12/17/2014 at 4:44 PM

Re: “First Slice 12/16/14: Kennesaw Council takes a mulligan on proposed mosque, approves permit

I don't think the 13 years we spent in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban counts as fighting them with "good vibes", Dave. It's worth noting that it wasn't even a particularly effective methodology for eliminating groups like that.

To act as though nobody is noticing these atrocities is a joke-- it's just that eliminating groups like the Taliban, ISIS, and Al Qaeda is fundamentally different than fighting against Germany under the Nazi regime.

Also don't be such a dense fucking idiot. "Coexist" bumper stickers aren't referring to fucking ISIS. There's no Swastika on there for similar reasons.

Posted by Eugene Debs on 12/17/2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “First Slice 12/16/14: Kennesaw Council takes a mulligan on proposed mosque, approves permit

Nad I share your devotion to mathematics...however...it is not only myself that I care about...nor is it this country that concerns me solely...

Islamic Spremacist nutballs are Nazis on steroids and speed and they're not going away with good vibes....

Posted by oydave on 12/17/2014 at 4:00 PM

Re: “First Slice 12/17/14: Georgia theater chain won't show 'The Interview' due to hacktivist threats

Seth Rogen...tool of the CIA...sure Man....

Posted by oydave on 12/17/2014 at 3:56 PM

Re: “MLK Jr. Drive, get ready for your facelift

I live a block from MLK and what we need is better lighting... better policing... and the demolition of abandoned buildings owned by absentee landlords who refuse to fix their properties. All the pretty trees in the medians will mean nothing till the real problems are addressed.

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Posted by chillax on 12/17/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

Let's get GSU and Tyler Perry together and make a bunch of promises about a film studio and communications department which can't possibly be kept. Well lit underground streets might actually work well for both parties.

Posted by ATLien on 12/17/2014 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

Let's get GSU and Tyler Perry together and make a bunch of promises about a film studio and communications department which can't possibly be kept. Well lit underground streets might actually work well for both parties.

Posted by ATLien on 12/17/2014 at 2:35 PM

Re: “VH1's 'Sorority Sisters' roasted on Twitter (Update)

I thought all sororities were populated with dumb trifling bitches who can't make friends on their own.

Black, white, or zebra.

A friend's daughter even joined a Christian sorority but quit because they were a bunch of hypocrites. DUH!

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Posted by smitty on 12/17/2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

Having just driven through a good bit of semi-rural SC I can assure you it looks mostly like this: http://www.bettersouth.org/wp-content/uplo…

Posted by SpaceyG on 12/17/2014 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Critic's Notebook: Mermaids return to Atlanta

Great. They can pole dance, underwater of course, alongside the pole-dancing dolphins. Keep the dolphin captivity industry afloat!

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Posted by SpaceyG on 12/17/2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “VH1's 'Sorority Sisters' roasted on Twitter (Update)

Sorors and Frats are very hypocritical in wanting this show banned. They watch all of the LHH franchises, Bad Girls Club, RHOA and any other "ratchet" show that comes on. Are sorority Blacks better than those listed above? FOHWTBS Just an hour before they were live tweeting LHHNY. SMDH

Posted by Constance Melissa on 12/17/2014 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

This is the city that invented half-assed. The airport was about the only thing Atlanta had gotten right in the last 50 years, but we just screwed that up, too (International Terminal and its boneheaded check-in and baggage claim protocol is effectively a second airport with no transit service). My hopes are particularly dim for Underground, especially as no one with the juice for a really good project-- even Georgia State-- would come near it.

As for the infrastructure bond, there is still a lot of pork for the Nod Squad in the project list. I suspect that until some of this is stricken out in favor of real infrastructure improvements (ahem...), the bond vote faces an uphill battle with the electorate regardless of whether or not we've identified revenue to service the debt. Reed can try to make his case, but enough is enough.

Posted by federico on 12/17/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

@Brecko,
Miscommunication but i think we're in broad agreement. WRS's Horizon Charleston project is not the downtown shopping street you were mentioning - it's an office / mixed use park that looks pretty suburban. Nor have WRS actually done Horizon beyond pretty pictures!

In general, it should be no surprise that we can't move half a dozen major pieces of land in the city to top-notch developers in a single year. There simply isn't that much pent-up demand for new buildings.

Posted by cityzen on 12/17/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Police make arrest in killing of sleeping homeless men; suspect possibly linked to recent Decatur shooting (Update)

@Whatever
Your example brings up a great case in point. The NY Times article I presume you are referring to is very light on facts and goes out of it's way to stoke the flames of racism. (Having to pay for damage was a policy already in the student hand book, and was she arrested due to the act of vandalism or trespassing by returning to school while on suspension?, was it only a wall or someone else's sneakers as well etc.?)

Both the conservative and liberal media and politicians have learned that divisiveness sells; and it sells well.

Posted by Voxpopuli on 12/17/2014 at 11:43 AM

Re: “VH1's 'Sorority Sisters' roasted on Twitter (Update)

I have always looked at our Black sororities as classy women and this was a horrible display of our black sororities. Is this what our younger girls have to look forward too? OMG....With this Sorority sister episode, I was appalled and could not believe that this was actually occurring. This show is distasteful and an embarrassment and I hope it is cancelled. My sister is a Delta and they are mortified to say the least! We already have enough negativity out there. Sad for sure.

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Posted by On the Lord Side on 12/17/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “First Slice 12/17/14: Georgia theater chain won't show 'The Interview' due to hacktivist threats

You feel hacking a studio releasing a movie who's plot revolves around the assassination of a living head of state, not trying to teach them a lesson or advance a cause?

It's interesting that this joins a list of movies over the last decade or so that seem to echo what the CIA's agenda is or that glorify war.

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 12/17/2014 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

cityzen,

Did you miss Horizon District on the WRS website?

So it appears that WRS does have something to do with Charleston.

I agree that the project will probably be half-assed, if it even closes.

I can easily see Reed using the pending sale to justify the bond issue, when he knows that the project may or may not close.

Saporta has $70 to $225 million in potential investment going into the site. That is a WIDE range that's usually indicative of pipe dreams.

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Posted by Brecko77 on 12/17/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “First Slice 12/17/14: Georgia theater chain won't show 'The Interview' due to hacktivist threats

"Hacktivist" is always a dumb portmanteau but especially in this situation. The Sony hackers are thieves and terrorists using the data they collect to spread fear and cause damage. This has absolutely nothing to do with those who use technology to advance a cause. Particularly since all signs point to this being either organized or financed by a national government (North Korea's).

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Posted by Hackneyfist on 12/17/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Reed to announce Underground Atlanta's redevelopment tomorrow (Update)

Another Rouse tidbit...the company's founder, James Rouse, is actor Edward Norton's grandfather. You're welcome.

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Posted by atlpaddy on 12/17/2014 at 10:52 AM

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