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With approximately 40 farmers markets planted across metro Atlanta, farmers are doing whatever they can to win over customers, including extending their operating season beyond October. So before you start digging for cans in your pantry, here are a few alternatives.
It’s not that Meg Harrington has anything against “stuff.” On the contrary, she makes her living selling “must-have” accessories in her home furnishings store, Huff Harrington Home, and paintings at her gallery, Huff Harrington Art. She and her business partner, Ann Huff, regularly lead buying trips to France. Yet her go-to accessory at home is an antique wooden dough bowl filled with green apples.
First came Dunwoody, which snatched up Perimeter Center, arguably the richest square mile of commercial property in metro Atlanta. Then came Brookhaven, which successfully padded its tax rolls with parcels lying far outside its historic neighborhood borders.
Less than a year old, the city of Brookhaven opened the doors on its brand-new municipal court—complete with two part-time judges—scarcely a month ago. But the young city has already jumped into a legal battle with a long-standing local business that carries a real risk of costing its taxpayers millions of dollars.
After almost eight years in business, Michel Arnette’s Brookhaven restaurant Haven is at the top of its game—a smooth hangout for an affluent clientele who enjoy a Buckhead-level experience without the party-mentality aggravation. Haven’s habitat, in a pioneering multiuse development with upmarket townhomes and attractive shops that still feel like a microcosm of the good life, turned out to be an excellent business decision for Arnette. The young Buckhead Life Group veteran (Pricci, Veni Vidi Vici, and Buckhead Diner) is always on Haven’s floor, sporting flashy fitted shirts and sincere smiles.