I think foodie2 hit some pretty great points in their response. I linked this review over on reddit simply because I was shocked at how forthright and definitive of a take Jennifer offered which, frankly, Atlanta needs when it comes to restaurant reviews. If you want industry-game-playing, middle-of-the-road non-reviews, there are plenty of sources for that out there. And I want to offer a possible defense to the hostess issue described in the review: The hangout spot cum dining hall vibe of Krog Market sets a weird scene for this sort of experience, one that could likely fray the nerves of even the calmest server. I can understand why Arianne is coming to the defense of one of her Krog Market brethren, since it is an "all in" gambit of a development, but the place (Krog) has some issues that really irk some diners (waves hands in the air).
RDCACP: I would read take all speculative media from western Washington about this situation with a large grain of salt, not least of which because of their over-looking of the reported interest from multiple buyers that have no desire to move the team and the league's stated opposition to any relocation from Atlanta, which remains a (if not THE) top media market for the sport. Also, with yesterday's confirmation that the deal would include the operating rights to Philips, the pot has become sweeter. Comparing this to the NHL, which was, as a league, struggling mightily and rolling the dice on anything to have franchise catch hold, is a bit naive. The NBA is in a much different situation and are still feeling the sting of relocation from the Sonics/Thunder fiasco and, as such, they have already set the PR mechanism in place for relocating a franchise to Seattle, which is currently chugging through the motions in Milwaukee.
I am still uncertain how Becker has stayed out of this fight to the extent he has. In that regard, even though she clearly has a well-earned reputation, Ryan (by the way, her referring to Zach Lancaster by first name only really comes off as condescending and unprofessional) is sort of right to deflect it back to the school: GPB merely took advantage of someone who was supposed to have the school and student's best interest in mind; not really her fault she found a slimy rube to pull one over on. So who is Becker really accountable to? How can he even justify the rock-bottom price that he leased that primo space for? Where is the actual oversight within the University and why was this obscured from the student body and alumni until after the ink had dried?
Ladeef A few things: "Amen. None of these people raise a stink when others are shamelessly promoting their events on the wall, making rap videos and doing photo shoots, "profiting" of the wall."
Those people 1) don't literally and directly profit from the graffiti, as Mr. Fox was aiming to do with his pocket-gouging, for-profit event and 2) are actually active in the culture of the tunnel, even having well-organized schedules of who and what gets promoted on the south-bound entrance over DeKalb. They are not midtown posers.
"People are upset they can't control what goes on there, so they ruin it for everybody else, bravo indeed."
You actually have a point here. People should be upset that an event that the NPU and neighborhood committees both refused to endorse got approved anyway by City Hall. So, in that respect, this was a protest against the exploitation that City Hall endorses by rubber stamping permit requests that have a direct negative impact on residents.
'LifeGoesOn'...this comment reads like the standard from the many throwaway, fake sources that have been attempting to defend Fox and AFFPS. Major red flags for thinking that MM's fratboy lineup this year attracted "hipsters". Your non sequitur about the Krog tunnel art is hilarious since the event you are advocating for severely limits the access to that same art without any benefit to the community or the artists ("unless the event turns a profit", which should be taken at face-value given Fox's heretofore-full-of-shitness). Except for this event, Krog is a fluid, self-policing space that is 100% about true public access (literal and figurative) and expression. Closing it down for dopes to pose in for $100 is the antithesis to that concept. And don't worry: if the tunnel does get scrubbed by the same street artists responsible for the current work, they will surely replace it with equally free-to-enjoy pieces after your event is over.
Another example of the limp, "anything for a dollar" approach to handling permit requests by the City. So the NPU recommendation to support or not support an event is purely for "comment" only and has no real bearing on if a permit gets approved? Sadly, looks like the best-possible option to show Fox (who intimated that his detractors were the 'Axis of Atlanta') how unwanted and horrible this event is (despite his cadre of fake Facebook reviewers) will have to come either from mother nature or Catlanta's concept to scrub the tunnel's "appeal" away.
According to Cobb and North Fulton logic, these shops will be looted and burned to the ground within days of opening. Transit="crime" and all...
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