Category Archives: Midtown

Midtown Bowl back in the day

There was a time when the Midtown Bowl bowling alley was really run down, the walls were covered in 1970’s wood paneling, it stunk of ancient cigarettes and the food was terrible. There was a lounge in there, though: Sugar … Continue reading

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Stouffer’s Atlanta Inn

Here’s an ad from 1974 for the old Stouffer’s which for years was a Renaissance, and is now a Melia Hotel The bar back then was the “swinging’ Grogshop” with live entertainment from cocktail time and dancing til 2am

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View from the tower

A few pictures from last month from the top of the old BellSouth tower

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Midtown has always been screwy

So, you want to complain that 11th Street doesn’t connect from Piedmont Park to Westside; that 13th doesn’t cross Peachtree; that 12th is crooked at W. Peachtree. Well, you’re just spoiled I tell you! Atlanta pioneer, Richard Peters owned most … Continue reading

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The Chrystal Towers

Never noticed this view before This one might even be better! OAC, whoot!

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Midtown from on high

View from the patio at 999 Peachtree at the beginning of March 2012 Here’s a shot from two weeks later

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Action on Crescent Ave

Here’s what’s left of the old Vickery’s The Fifth Group is putting in a seafood place called Lure.   The crane is about to go up for the next phase of 12th & Peachtree I’m not sure what’s going on … Continue reading

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