One of the Many Things Atlanta Needs

I’ve been craving it for a while. A small storefront in an otherwise unsuspecting area. Maybe an awning with scalloped edges, maybe pretty script on the plate glass windows facing the street. Maybe a bell on the door that jingles with a genuine call, not a “I’m going to instantly suspect you of shoplifting” noise.

But inside?

Inside would be a small market.

It would be small and quaint and bustling but not so much so that you can’t move. It wouldn’t be big enough for shopping carts or women who have undergone plastic surgery. It would have shelving as tall as I am (5’4”) so you could see aisle to aisle and *maybe* it would have a glass case.

All that would be for sale here would be goods produced within a 15 mile radius of the store.

That’s my dream. Now, would someone please build it?

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to Farmer D opening a storefront in Atlanta. Rumored to be establishing roots (see what I did there?) near Briarcliff and LaVista, the planned storefront is said to be a retail and educational space.

That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

3 Comments so far

  1. james hervey (jeherv) on November 24th, 2008 @ 8:26 am

    hah. you should build it yourself :-)

  2. maigh on November 24th, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

    I was thinking the same, alas, I don’t want the responsibility. I just want to reap the benefits of it existing as a patron. :)

  3. annie on November 24th, 2008 @ 7:38 pm

    There has been talk for years in East Atlanta about people wanting a local market. . . the farmer’s market there on thursdays (warm weather only, i think) was nice, but it would be cool to be all local.

    Unfortunately, i fear the current economic state our country is in will force more of us to WalMart than to the local shops. . .

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