This is a massive fail by the city and a grab by the developer, who could care less what happens to the neighborhood after he gets his money and goes home to the country. The congestion on our two lane roads will be unbearable, people are already putting their homes up for sale. The city's hypocrisy in touting their desire for a more walkable and navigable urban areas and then allowing this is so blatant it's laughable. But I'm sure several upcoming campaigns have a nice infusion of cash for the next election cycle. Power to the people. Of course, these days, the people means corporations.
If he reads these comments, he will dismiss them as over emotional rantings because of the dispiriting language too often used behind online anonymity. To that I would say that those comments were the emotional truth from people who have little power over a lawyered up successful business person who has the resources to overwhelm adversaries through actions it takes their entire communities to combat. However, the entire community is coming together and I implore everyone to put their money where their curses are and contribute to the legal fund battling his 800 Glenwood development. Successful at business does not mean successful at life, that requires empathy. Here is where to get involved: http://smartgrowthatlanta.org/?page_id=182
I take issue with his statement that only a few activists in neighborhoods object to his plans. Over 600 residents showed up at the Atlanta Zoning Board to protest his 800 Glenwood Park Big Box store, which will negatively impact several neighborhoods and be a blight on our section of the Beltline. Considering the fact that most people do not make the effort to disrupt their lives in order to attend board meetings, that 600 represents a far larger contingent of citizens opposed to seeing their neighborhood transformed into a suburban sprawl destination. We have all invested in this neighborhood, believe in it and won't let greed and arrogance win without a fight.
MetroFresh in midtown has them as a special occasionally and they're delish! That said, the best in the world is on the little lobster fishing island Vinalhaven, ME, but I'm not there, so I'll take MetroFresh.
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