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  1. Fortunately, it's still there That'd be a big loss.
  2. Yes, unfortunately the Peachtree corridor through Buckhead is rapidly becoming empty restaurant spaces.
  3. The Buckhead TGI Fridays on Peachtree Street closed as well as Roy's Hawaiian Fusion on Piedmont.
  4. ESPN Zone in Buckhead closed today, a victim of the long-delayed Streets of Buckhead project that usurped parking in the area and gave an overall negative impression of blight. The restaurant was open for 10 years.
  5. Yes there is one in Perimeter too unfortunately. I have no idea how that happens. Even North Point Mall has started letting in retailers like that with their tacky foam board signs. I guess it is just indicative of the economy and they figure any lease is better than an empty storefront. I would have to disagree on the basis of how it hurts the mall's perception in the long run, especially when you're talking about putting these types of stores next to an A/X. Give me a break.
  6. I noticed the mall did let tacky urban-clothes retailer, Skillz come in. Is that evidence of the direction the mall might go in the future?
  7. http://www.ajc.com/business/content/metro/...t_protests.html This is absolutely ridiculous. Can I start building a mansion, run out of money, stop in the middle of construction, and then beg taxpayers for LOTS of money just because it won't look good to have an unfinished building? Sembler is as repulsive of a company as their Midtown West development was a repulsive development.
  8. The ABC did a special investigation on population growth and presented a detailed report on the projected status of our top 250 metropolitan areas in 2025. It was rather interesting. They project Atlanta to be the sixth largest metropolitan area in the country in 2025 with a population of 7.3 million. Ahead of us would be NYC, LA, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston. http://www.bizjournals.com/edit_special/80.html
  9. Both of those stores would be excellent for Lenox, however I have heard that parent company Abercrombie is not really in expansion mode right now especially on the Ruehl brand. Since Gilly Hicks is so new, they'll probably wait until we start coming out of the recession to expand further. I'd like to see a lifestyle component added to the Peachtree front of Lenox, tying it into the streetscape of Peachtree. Stores that are not in Atlanta yet such as Billy Reid (closest stores are Nashville and Charleston), Bose (surprised that there isn't one already), CH Carolina Herrera (rumored to be interested in SOB), Custo Barcelona (closest store is in Tampa), DeBeers, Free People (closest store is DC), Wolford (closest store is in Tampa), Original Penguin, Marciano (parent designer boutique of Guess, closest location is in Jacksonville), Swatch, Buckle (closest is North Point in Alpharetta) would be good fits as tenants. Other high-end stores that still have not committed to Atlanta, but that I would like to see are Chanel, Emporio Armani, Yves St. Laurent, Fendi, Christofle, Dior, Zegna, Futuretronics, Marc Jacobs, Prada, and of course Barney's. Streets of Buckhead will take Atlanta to the next retailing level and I hope Simon competes by making Lenox more interactive with its urban setting. As far as Phipps, I think they will hold their own. I sure hope so as Phipps, to me, is one of the most beautiful malls in the country (with the exception of Belk).
  10. It has teal neon - need we say anything else?
  11. As someone in the hotel industry, I am really curious why that was branded a Garden Inn instead of a full-service Hilton. Typically, Hilton Garden Inn's are select-service hotels without the food and beverage offerings that the new downtown HGI has. But you're absolutely right - it does have a very nice street dynamic. I'm loving the way the Luckie-Marietta district is coming along!
  12. I think this is an absolutely fantastic idea. Along those lines of thinking, I'm really disappointed with whomever developed the new Orvis-anchored center just north of the Container Store. They had the opportunity to further enhance the new streetscaping of Peachtree with up-to-the-street retail. Instead, it's a suburban strip center with a parking lot in front of it. Nice. Hopefully that whole block will be redeveloped soon. The shopping center where The Container Store is outdated and too suburban.
  13. It's not as bad as Westside Village, but most of Sembler's stuff qualifies as a half-ass try at new urbanism. All of their developments have way too much surface parking. Their best development to date is the Filene's Basement/Target/Publix in Buckhead.
  14. Ok forgive me for being out of the technical loop, but what is EIFS?
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