Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Add It Up: Living Large

Posted By on Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 4:46 PM

Estimated cost to turn a once-rowdy nightlife district into the eight-acre, Rodeo Drive-styled “Streets of Buckhead” development: $1.5 billion

Cost of pair of horned-back alligator cowboy boots that will be available at Billy Martin, the Streets’ western-styled shop: $3,750

Cost of lamb’s wool coat for 3-year-old at Bonpoint, the Paris-based children’s store that will open at the Streets (converted from euros): $520

Months between the day that five-star Baccarat Hotel and Residences announced its inclusion in the Streets and the day it indicated it might withdraw: 8

Number of metro Atlantans who sought consumer debt counseling in first eight months of 2007: 27,000

Number who sought debt counseling in first eight months of 2008: 37,000

Average annual salary of metro Atlantan seeking debt counseling last year: $42,000

Average annual salary of metro Atlantan seeking debt counseling this year: $49,300

Number of past years in which average salary of Atlantan seeking debt counseling was higher than $49,300: 0

Sources: Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, BillyMartin.com, www.littlefashiongallery.com, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta.

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