Author Archives: newtreeguy

Bookstore memorabilia

I loved the quote on the Border’s bookmark (this was where party city in Buckhead is now); that’s the original location of the Science Fiction & Mystery bookshop: it was on Cheshire Bridge for 10 years or so then briefly … Continue reading

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City Fabric in a Book?

Looks like Tim Keane and co in the planning department have joined up with Ryan Gravel to put together a practical guide to achieving Atlanta’s aspirations for a knitted together fabric of a city. I love the idea. From Amy … Continue reading

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Nurserymen of Atlanta

Here’s a sampling of city directory listings. The only ones I knew for sure were Hastings and Monroe (the road was named after the nursery) 1954 (obligatory joke about finding bush on Cheshire Bridge Road) Abbey View Greenhouse 2055 Gordon … Continue reading

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Punchline green room

Comedian signatures from 1982 to the closing in 2015. The legendary club was in Sandy Springs in a very 1980’s strip mall off Hammand. I think Cafe 290 is still open over there. Sorry for the photo dump: cleaning out … Continue reading

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Star Bar green room

What’s that smell?

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Creative Loafings library in the old Rich’s Department store on south Peachtree

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Atlanta’s sister cities

“The founding of the Georgia School of Technology I regard as the most important event, of a public nature, that occurred in my life” Nathan Harris said in his autobiography. At the time, he was a Macon politico and during … Continue reading

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