BUCKHEAD IS BACK
Atlanta’s most fitting symbol of the Great Recession may have been the massive crane-lined crater that sat grimly for six years at the corner of Peachtree and East Paces Ferry. But if that patch of prime real estate is truly an indicator, things are looking up.
Not only has the hole been filled by glamorously appointed—if vaguely named—Buckhead Atlanta, a multi-use mega development set to open this month, but competitors like Lenox and Phipps have doubled down. New restaurants are flinging open their doors. Now the tony neighborhood is experiencing something of a renaissance, which may reaffirm Buckhead as the financial and luxury capital of the Southeast that many—especially those who live and work there—think it should be.