What this "type mentioned in the article" wants is a neighborhood safe enough to walk my dog in, space large and safe enough to actually work in (these are not desk jobs but space hungry, messy and borderline toxic materials jobs) and livable enough to eat my dinner in. "Cool" is the curse which often blooms as the result of having a community of creative people together, creating a desirable and thriving neighborhood, which then rewards the transitional pioneers by pricing them out.
Mind you, this is NOT what's happened in the T Factory - I have nothing but gratitude for the opportunity extended thus far.. but it IS the overwhelming conundrum facing someone following their talents and passion in the arts. (And what several exiting residents will face.. please do tell about those SW Atlanta spaces)
People seem to want art and it's inspirations, but they sure baulk and squawk about paying one cent for it, and have little patience in understanding and accommodating it's unique needs.
I must add that many artists DO find it nearly impossible to scrape together an even an ounce of extra savings in spite of juggling several jobs to stay afloat; most artists and craftsmen I know truly work their tail off (only to compete in a "marketplace" that is swamped with cheap knock offs from China.. I'll admit amusement with a Sister Louisa velveteen rolling down an assembly line.. but I do digress.)
I do find that a sad commentary on our society;
Perhaps others will too when they let the market ultimately paint it all grey.
Sembler is certainly off on an unfortunate path. Considering what 5 Seasons brings to an otherwise bland development, you would think Sembler would bend over backwards to accommodate this gem of an establishment.
5 Seasons is a one of a kind jewel to an otherwise stark Sandy Springs foodscape; why on earth would anyone otherwise bother with this new collection of big box stores they can find in any corner of the greater Atlanta area?
I have to add - I'd swim the Chatahoochee to eat here. Naked.
Whatever it takes; go now. This is the original gastro pub of Atlanta.
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