That’s Not What I Call Progress

The space on the corner of N. Highland and Ponce formerly occupied by Market One is finally seeing activity again after being vacant for what my non-linear mind thinks is about a year. Yesterday temporary plywood walls were put up to block the upcoming construction from the street, covering my favorite mural and marking, yet again, how easily we can lose the Mom & Pop shops we love and take for granted if we don’t make intelligent buying decisions to protect them (and ourselves).

I wish I could welcome Storehouse to the neighborhood, but I just can’t bring myself to do it.

6 Comments so far

  1. shoobiedoobie (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 10:32 am


    i totally wanted to open a sports bar there.

    there are no fucking sports bars in the highlands!

    and i would have cleared the roof and had a bar up there too

  2. Daniel (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 10:59 am

    I don’t know… Taco Mac-VaHi can be a good Sports Bar on gamedays…

  3. Oliver (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

    Is it just me, or does that seem like the worst possible place for a furniture store? Shoobie, I think the sports bar thing would be perfect. But only for you, me, and a handful of others. Everywhere I go to drink, I have to get in good with the bartenders so that I can change the channel to the Braves or football, etc. Taco Mac ain’t bad, but it’s small and crowded.

  4. CM (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

    What do you have against Storehouse? You do know that they were founded in Atlanta, right?
    Personally, I think that corner would be good for a MARTA train station.

  5. Maigh (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 6:30 pm

    Founded in ATL or not, those stores belong in malls in the suburbs – IMO.

    A store like that is void of *character*, which is one of the more endearing qualities of our in town neighborhoods/villages.

  6. kendall (unregistered) on May 1st, 2006 @ 10:20 pm

    Cracks me up – I was thinking the same thing! Wow – what an odd place for a storehouse furniture store.
    But ya know I have to disagree with you there maigh.

    I think plenty of places of the storehouse ‘ilk’ have character … The people employed therein bring the character to a place, not the inventory.

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