Ill be honest, I loved the idea of this place, but the reality is that the panini are average. Yes, they are quite affordable but the quality is not worth driving out of the way to have one. They will definitely do better in a place where people that are too lazy to cook or are on a lunch break can just walk downstairs and grab a quick sandwich, which leaves very few parts of town that would work.
I dont have a problem with DD at all. In fact, I like DD. I just dont like the idea of a building that caters to the automobile in one of Atlanta's few walkable neighborhoods. I really like how Cameli's building fits in with the street and I would prefer that the rest of the vacant lots on the stretch of Moreland use a similar design. If that means that those lots sit vacant for longer, so be it. Sure, the design is unique, but its still a suburban looking building.
That's easy to say MPL. What to do with the 300m to make it cool is the question.
It really shouldnt be that hard. Lots of college grads come to Atlanta for jobs and expect an urban lifestyle. If someone would build a few midrise apartment buildings with some decent bars and restaurants, people will come. Security will be a concern, but something that can be mitigated with food traffic. Go into a partnership to allow those residents cheaper tickets to hawks, falcons and the aquarium (whatever else downtown has to offer). To be honest, this is what I expected to find when I moved here and was sort of disappointed that Atlanta doesnt really have a young downtown community.
I like the pub on every block idea, but I question whether Atlanta is dense enough to support that though. Midtown could certainly use some better pubs. Steinbecks in Oakhurst is a good example IMO.
Hating on broccoli? Thats low.
Also, I hope you enjoy your spoon of lard. Ill stick with bacon or maybe even a burger with bacon and a fried egg on top. In my opinion, that would taste better than a burger without egg and a big spoon of lard on top.
Not only is the criteria for "douchey" a little fuzzy, the term bar is also pretty loose here. Moe's and Joe's is a restaurant and Halo is a lounge. I wouldnt consider either of those bars. Considering he lists several of the most popular "bars", maybe he just doesnt like places with people.
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