Without knowing the total amount needed to get the building back into operable condition it's difficult to know how much is needed to keep Little's going, but it seems like a loan in the $75k-$100k range might go a long way. If the owners have had the building for generations, there's a pretty good possibility that the property has enough equity to secure financing in this range and the carrying costs wouldn't be extraordinary. Invest Atlanta and some community banks offer some small business financing options that could match up here as well, though it would likely be at least a few months before any money would be dispersed. Just thinking out loud for possible solutions - these ideas could be unfeasible for any number of reasons but this definitely appears to be a situation that warrants throwing ideas at the wall to see what sticks.
"Yesterday afternoon, leaders from the NAACP's Atlanta chapter announced a gun buy-back program to celebrate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday next month."
They should start with buying back the rap artists' guns, but they don't have enough unencumbered assets.
"Not that logic ever moved the Tea Party Republicans."
What? Have they taken over Atlanta City Hall? And I thought it was a preserve for progressives.
How have all these cameras EVER helped citizens?
How many hundred millions of dollars has been spent on this project that has done almost nothing?
Something to consider, how many years could families with children that are starving every day in our streets could have been fed with this damn camera money?
What haven't the cop been sent home since we now have a great wizard behind the curtain that can see everything?
Just when you thought Georgia's wingnuts couldn't get any crazier...
Of course we should. Bonds are the normal way we pay for lasting infrastructure; civic assets designed to last for years should be paid for over time, rather than coming out of a single year's revenue. Operating budget and capital budget are logically distinct.
Not that logic ever moved the Tea Party Republicans.
"Bloated, paunchy, laughable combover. I swear, there's a machine that spits these goobers out."
The machine is called the "College Republicans." You remember the creepy kids in the suits and the tables with anti-government propaganda? Today, while the rest of us are struggling to make a living they ended up running the government.
Do you think the Ga legislature will revive the bill where former mental patients can now get guns? Won't that make things interesting...
"I do not have the capability to stop the gun lobby at the Georgia General Assembly and I'm not going to put my energy there," said Reed.
And God forbid he say he would if he could, that wouldn't go over out there in the 'burbs and down south on the farms.
This man will be and say whatever he thinks it will take to get to where he wants to be.
Jason Carter on the other hand seems to think saying nothing gives him a shot a the Governor's Mansion.
Naked ambition and golly can I sneak in by the back door is all the Democratic Party has these days.
Ummm…aren't the state employee health plans already fully qualified under the Affordable Care Act anyways?
The ban doesn't seem to be necessary.
Ive got 99 problems but...
A problem that a hip hop artist has, that I also have and can relate to...
is not one.
I dont know why anyone is concerned about the safety of downtown. There is an army of highly trained hospitality and security specialists patrolling the streets on battery powered chariots.
City of Atlanta event spent an extra $2,000 to equip each Segway with extra cargo space to hold blankets that have been confiscated from the dangerous vagrants that roam and sleep on our streets.
Atlanta's Christmas Miracle would be for a question like this to be posted and not have a bunch of racist, scaremongering nonsense posted in the comment section. Doing pretty well so far, how long til the 25th?
Isn't this the type of legislative initiative that led to the War Between the States, and don't we all (y'all?) know how that turned out?
Here's the link to contribute to them: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/please-h…
doria, PLEASE keep us posted on this situation. such a travesty all the way around. i'm glad you were able to get some FB PR out of this at least. as a matter of fact, i would love to collaborate with you sometime. where can i send my material? what's your email address? should i just come by your store?
as for the 2nd story, if the former postal worker truly said, "I'm going to go postal on this carrier" because he considered his postman unfit to perform his daily tasks, then he should win some sort of award for meta-craziness.
finally, a hip hop artist with problems i can relate to.
are there no workhouses!- no debtors prisons ? ( private of course)
WORK MAKES YOU FREE!
Are these assholes serious? ITS FEDERAL LAW!!!!
Did they steal the sexy firemen calendars, too?
Doubtful that they consider that many models probably enjoy being in the calendars and, you know, modeling.
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