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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.
Jeff Myers and Travis Carroll are launching another new endeavor: Dive Market and Emergency Kitchen, a convenience store with a kitchen. Myers says the shop, located in Reynoldstown, will feel like a cross between Star Provisions and Little's Food Store.
Since early 2014, the two-mile stretch of Memorial Drive east of the Downtown Connector has become the site of one of Atlanta’s biggest development booms. With more than 1,300 apartments and condos under development, Paces Properties CEO David Cochran envisions the strip becoming “the next Inman Park.”
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