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Re: “Carver Neighborhood Market goes from thrift shop to healthy food

Great article. The only thing missing is the street address of the market. Where is it Thomas?

Posted by Michael Charles on 04/17/2015 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Carver Neighborhood Market goes from thrift shop to healthy food

I'll support it for sure! I think the best approach is to develop a unique prepared food offering, fresh veggies from our local farmers and healthier packaged itews at a reasonable price point. Sell things people need (first) and want (second) to buy.

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Posted by Kwanza Hall on 04/16/2015 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Carver Neighborhood Market goes from thrift shop to healthy food

I'll support it for sure! I think the best approach is to develop a unique prepared food offering, fresh veggies from our local farmers and healthier packaged itews at a reasonable price point. Sell things people need (first) and want (second) to buy.

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Posted by Kwanza Hall on 04/16/2015 at 11:18 AM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

Cheryl Miller, exactly as you said and as happened before the models were ever an issue the PR Lady went over the tourism Director's head and hired her own photographer, so we know she was walking in that tent not liking him.

And the city claims this event wasn't costing dollars to the taxpayers since it was coming out of the tourism Dept which is funded by the hotel patrons .....Who apparently the city doesn't consider taxpayers. UGH...... And by the way no one in their right mind thinks the photographer was going to spend 3 days taking pictures of the Models. Plenty of time to get crowd shots and time to get some stuff with the models. Yea he was doing 2 jobs at once. But hopefully he wasn't being paid to work only the festival 24 hours a day for the 3 days.

Posted by InAtl on 04/15/2015 at 10:38 PM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

@ George Chidi
"Broch: You attempted to make your argument with racial stats - nothing on class since Pine Lakes' economic diversity is obvious compared to Dunwoody."

George, how do you define economic diversity? Do you consider class and economic diversity synonymous?
Are you stating Dunwoody has more class than Pine Lake?

Posted by Burroughston Broch on 04/15/2015 at 8:49 PM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

As I access this situation and inspect the evidence, the pr lady did not have a problem with black people, she had a problem with hot chicks, I decided.

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Posted by The Truth on 04/15/2015 at 6:35 PM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

That's right, Cheryl. Blame it on LaVista Hills. Or dig deeper. Probably Woodworth and Levitas were involved. Sheesh.

Posted by janinatlanta on 04/15/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Carver Neighborhood Market goes from thrift shop to healthy food

Mayonnaise is disgusting.

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Posted by joe mamma on 04/15/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Carver Neighborhood Market goes from thrift shop to healthy food

I paid $8 for a bottle of salad dressing at Boxcar. Never went back.

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Posted by 13th-Streeter on 04/15/2015 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Carver Neighborhood Market goes from thrift shop to healthy food

I met Jeff Delp at FCS Urban Ministries, and he is a very impressive guy. The Ministry's social-assistance model is good, too. They emphasize self-reliance, not hand-outs. Their on-site coffee shop seem straight out of trendy Midtown, and it provides free wifi to locals. In general, this neighborhood has a lot going for it, including the nearby Beltline. For people considering investing in a neighborhood, you might want to consider this area. There are still boarded up homes, but with the Carver market/cafe/bikeshop anchoring the neighborhood and the Beltline a couple of year away, it will certainly rise. Maybe this could be the next West End, in terms of rapid development.

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Posted by CarverMarketFan on 04/15/2015 at 11:47 AM
Posted by SocialAight on 04/15/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Carver Neighborhood Market goes from thrift shop to healthy food

This is an exciting development for the Turner area and I wish them well. But Boxcar's whining gets old. They weren't good business people and would rather blame their failure on everyone else. Inman Park has three successful markets - three! - all basically right next door to one another. They vary slightly in size and offerings. Sure, this area has more foot traffic but Boxcar's owners should have looked at what these businesses to and model from them. Whenever I went to Boxcar the food wasn't great, vegenaise instead of mayonnaise on sandwiches (???) and didn't have that many options. To me their stock just looked off for their clientele.

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Posted by ms_r on 04/15/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

PS - Cheryl - you mad over those models?

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Posted by nohyphens on 04/14/2015 at 3:48 PM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

Dear Cheryl Willis Miller -

Are you okay?

Sincerely,

nohyphens

Posted by nohyphens on 04/14/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

All that may be true, but the question remains... why did the photog. bring models to shoot for something that the PR Department wasn't on board with? In fact, the city PR department hired their own photog. so obviously they knew that they would need their own photog. The woman's mistake was to assume that the "politically appointed" photog. taking pictures of an event was under the supervision and direction of her department. Her job is to capture the "image" of Brookhaven and she wanted photos of the actual attendees, not models "pretending" to be anything. So, the question remains... who was he taking the photos for and was this the first time he was appointed in this manner?

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Posted by Cheryl Willis Miller on 04/14/2015 at 1:53 PM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

Being a Brookhaven resident, I say Bravo. "Those people" running Dekalb did not give a rats ass about their north Dekalb constituents, and this is the predictable, just result.

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Posted by The Truth on 04/13/2015 at 7:29 PM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

George you need to read her interview with the Reporter Newspaper: http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2015/04/…

And while you are at it, read what one of the Young Women said: http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2015/04/…

This photographer has taken pictures at other social events in the City in the past, he says this is the first time they paid him, regardless he's been taking the pictures that were put up on the Facebook page. The Communications Director, said she didn't like the pictures he took at the VIP Kickoff Party ("they weren't magazine ready"). So she hired a 2nd photographer to come to the event. And this was before the models were in the picture, before the event itself started.

She then says she walked into the VIP tent and the photographer is taking a picture of the two models in front of the "Cherry Fest" logos. The picture we see is the two young women/models with the Tourism Director. From the pictures they are dressed shirts that are not low cut and full length pants. True they are attractive but not inappropriate

We know she got "agitated" because she says that. We know she said they were not the image Brookhaven wanted. Ok she says its because they were to sexy not a racist thing. Even if you believe her its an incredible insensitive thing to say. And then apparently she told the tourism director to tell the photographer and young women leave a public park?

And this whole notion of family friendly, what's up with that. Brookhaven is not Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood. And the city shouldn't be holding events where people who don't fit the mold don't feel welcome. The models weren't dressed inappropriately and they weren't to have the models pose with everyone. And while Brookhaven is run largely by conservative white officials it still is ITP and it does have a lot of diversity racially, age wise, and lifestyle wise. Maybe she was taking her Family Friendly direction from the elected official in charge of this event or maybe she was just having a bad day.

Anyway, Her salary is listed as $110,000, yet she acts gets agitated and starts saying the young women aren't they image Brookhaven wants as her saying to the models we don't want people like you here. How are they supposed to take that? Brookhaven was absolutely right to let her go.

Her mistakes were many, I don't think she got jobbed. My real concern from this incident is that Brookhaven hires too many people who are of a mindset of Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood. Nothing necessarily wrong with that. But we have a serious issue in terms of what Brookhaven officials want to do with the incredible diversity, especially in the southern portion of Brookhaven. There is constantly the characterization of Buford Highway as Blighted at meetings. After losing the Redevelopment Authority Power vote they are now trying to create an opportunity zone in Buford Highway. Ironic, its available for census tracks with high poverty rates, and it gives a $3,500 tax credit for every new job for 5 years. I assume the thinking is give people living in poverty access to jobs. But the opposite will happen. They want to gentrify Buford Highway. But remove the affordable housing and all the workers living in the corridor will lose access to the jobs throughout the region. This corridor has some of the best transit access, with a hugely crowded MARTA Bus Route And a Privately operated Orange Shuttle both running between the Doraville Station and Lindberg. And don't forget Brookhaven is just getting over the unfortunate alliance with the anti strip club attorney from Chattanooga.

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Posted by InAtl on 04/13/2015 at 7:21 PM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

I had a talk with Brookhaven's former communications director last week. And I've read her public statements.

Right now, I believe her. I think she got jobbed. I don't think her dispute with the photographer was racially motivated. I think her consternation about having a guy show up with electronics show booth babe models to shoot pictures for a Mr. Rogers Neighborhood kind of event was probably well placed.

Her mistake, in my view, was not firing back immediately with the counternarrative to the first news reporter she saw.

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Posted by George Chidi on 04/13/2015 at 5:17 PM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

The new Brookhaven Communication Directors very poor choice of words "not the image that Brookhaven wants" when arguing with the photographer in front of the two young women, one Black and the other Asian was very unfortunate for many reasons. But not really for the photographer being a "political pick" as the now former Communications director states.

Though the now former Brookhaven Communication Director says it was not race but taste, (they were to sexy to have their pictures taken in front of the "family friendly" *ugh* Cherry Festival logo) her comments were racially insensitive and its easy to see how the young women could take it that way.
http://www.brookhavenpost.co/former-commun…

But its a photographer taking pictures that the city would then select from to post on facebook. I doubt/hope he is not being paid that much.

With that said it clearly some of the vote for Brookhaven was secured by wanting to get away from "those people" in DeKalb. And just is clear, that wasn't the only reason, or the reason for most. Local control over zoning and identity. Though that might be backfiring in Brookhaven now???

And there are a group of people who are making money. Just follow the attorney Bill Riley and the Chattanooga Anti Strip Club lawyer that goes to each of these cities. Looks who takes over road maintenance. Look at the efforts to use private trash service (which hasn't gone anywhere in DeKalb because DeKalb's service is very good and cheap). Is it illegal? No. But clearly Republicans want to through government work to there friends just like Dems do also. I have less of a problem with that than I do with the way the cities set up their council precincts so as to make it difficult for the diverse populations to each get representation.

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Posted by InAtl on 04/13/2015 at 2:21 PM

Re: “DeKalb’s darkest days might still be ahead

Someone from CL needs to look into that photog. from Brookhaven and his story. He was politically appointed to shoot pics that were not a match for the Brookhaven image? Who were they really being shot for? Was Brookhaven helping out the LVH or Tucker folks by funding a marketing effort (for an upcoming referendum vote)? Has this happened before? Can we find out who funded such efforts for Brookhaven as maybe they were "paying it forward," so to speak?

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Posted by Cheryl Willis Miller on 04/13/2015 at 1:26 PM

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