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DIY fashion mogul Mimi G was tired of rifling through piles of bolts at cluttered, musty fabric stores. She designs eye-catching, sexy patterns, and she longed for a fabric shopping experience that felt more like browsing the racks at a chic clothing boutique. She and fellow sewing influencer Brittany Jones launched Melanated Fabrics online, then opened a brick-and-mortar location in Atlanta.
After three-and-a-half years on Atlanta's westside, DAS BBQ is opening a second location—this time, on Memorial Drive in Grant Park.
The Pulitzer-prize winner has written poems about her mother, but to tell a fuller story of her mother’s life and death, Trethewey penned a heart-wrenching, elegiac memoir called Memorial Drive.
When I got back home to Atlanta, I wanted to eat something that would take me back to Mexico City. Then, I remembered all the good things I’d heard about Supremo, the new taco joint on Memorial Drive in Grant Park. From the first bite of my carne asada taco, I was transported.
“Gentrification brings a different level of competition, and typically, the competition has more money behind it than a small, standalone business,” Daddy D'z owner Christianah Coker-Jackson says. “So, they can inundate [would-be diners] with the advertising, the bright lights, the fancy stuff we just don’t have.”
In the city's constant compulsion to reinvent itself, it lost an important part of itself instead.
Looking for great Jamaican and Caribbean food in Atlanta? Pienanny owner Tiffany Parkes takes us on a tour of her favorite spots in Stone Mountain, where people from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and beyond have opened several restaurants along Memorial Drive.
Atlanta Dairies was initially projected to open in 2016, transforming 11 acres in Reynoldstown into a mixed-use hub. Three years later, that’s still the plan, but the whole thing is very much a work-in-progress. Why? It’s complicated, says David Cochran, Paces’s president and CEO.
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