Morning Metro: CEO Questioned About Shelter, Baker Opens in Downtown ATL, and Sunday Sales Vote This Week

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13 thoughts on “Morning Metro: CEO Questioned About Shelter, Baker Opens in Downtown ATL, and Sunday Sales Vote This Week”

  1. I’d love to see that bakery do well downtown. That location has been a revolving door of failed businesses for as long as I can remember.

    1. I still mourn the loss of the too-brief Les Fleur De Lis french restaurant in this spot years ago. Downtown restaurants have had such trouble bringing in a regular stream of locals (versus tourists, office workers and conventioneers). Maybe a bakery will work this time.

    2. Exciting. Maybe I’ll finally be able to get some decent coffee too. It pains me to say that I think Starbucks is currently the best in that area, unless you count the place in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market (which is awesome but a bit of a hike from 5 Points).

  2. I was in the 5-points area Saturday afternoon. Most of the restaurants were closed. More residents would help. I had forgotten what a cool urban environment exits there. But it is still all possibilities and not yet actuality.

    1. I agree — I’d love to see more residents here. Many restaurants in this area cater to the Mon-Fri lunch crowd and are unfortunately closed on weekends.

      In case you need recommendations for things open on a Saturday afternoon next time you’re near Five Points: Reuben’s Deli, Cafe Intermezzo and Ted’s Montana Grill are all decent options. Landmark Diner is less decent, but they have good breakfast food. Sidebar in Poplar Street has good Cuban sandwiches.

      1. Thanks. I ended up having a tofu taco at Mo’s. It was fun to notice all the bike and scoters parked in front of the William-Oliver building right at Five Points. It is a very beautiful old office building. People must live there now. The GSU students bring a lot of life to the Poplar area.

        1. The William Oliver is a beautiful building. I love that we have several nice examples of architecture from that Beaux Arts period left in Fairlie-Poplar. Atlanta gets slammed (rightly so) for demolishing many great old buildings, but we’re pretty lucky to have a nice number still standing downtown.

          And to clarify Steve’s comment — the William Oliver was converted to apartments in 1996 and then to condos in 2002.

          1. Thanks, Darin. I knew I took a tour in it in 1996 and it was residential, but I didn’t remember if it was condos or not.
            The elevator cars are the originals and way cool. And the roof garden is neat also.

  3. Given DM’s track record of reuniting dogs and owners, would it be possible to give the Golden girl her own entry, or at least put her picture at the top of this thread instead of the cafe door?

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