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Best way to deal with historic properties: Reuse them

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Rather than simply razing Atlanta's most historic structures to make room for cookie-cutter condo buildings, some creative developers had a better idea: REUSE THEM. Consider the planned second lives of some of our coolest buildings. The Wrecking Bar on Moreland Avenue is set to become a brewpub and events space. Lakewood Fairgrounds will be renovated into a state-of-the-art TV soundstage and movie production complex. And the red brick former factory known as the Goat Farm on the Westside is flourishing as an artists' community — joining such re-adaptive success stories as Studioplex and White Provision. Now, if someone would just rehab the Clermont Hotel, we'd really be on a roll.

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Scenes from the Goat Farm
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Scenes from the Goat Farm

The Goat Farm is a haven for artists in Atlanta with its studio and gallery space. Read about its recent sale and plans for the West Midtown property. (Photos by Thomas Wheatley and Joeff Davis)

By Thomas Wheatley

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The Wrecking Bar
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The Wrecking Bar

A behind-the-scenes look at the 110-year-old building on Moreland Avenue before its conversion to a brewpub.

By Joeff Davis

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