I have been writing for years about the inevitability of major investment in the Montgomery Street corridor north of Victory Drive. The area is close to downtown, convenient for multiple modes of transportation and dotted with dramatically underutilized properties.
I’ve been occasionally chronicling changes in Starland for over 15 years, but I never dreamed the neighborhood along the Bull Street corridor would host a shop like the new Annex at Graveface Records & Curiosities.
We already knew that Hurricane Irma impacted the local and regional economy, but the depth of the storm’s impact became clearer last week with the release of key employment data by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The local restaurant group Ele and the Chef seems to have another hit on its hands with the Little Duck Diner at 150 St. Julian St. That’s the space most recently occupied by the downtown location of Moe’s Southwest Grill.
In a recent column, I detailed some of the history of the Confederate monument in Forsyth Park. In Sunday’s paper, Dash Coleman reported further on the monument’s history and explored other important issues.
When I was out walking on Sept. 12 — the day after the storm moved through the area — I ran into one downtown business owner on his bicycle near Forsyth Park. We noted how empty and oddly pleasant the city was.