Born and raised in Atlanta, I can remember asking my parents at an early age "what's that?" and "what used to be there?" Now, years later, and a university business degree in hospitality administration later, I report on, and occasionally throw in my two cents on Atlanta's retail, restaurant and hotel scene. I've done time in giant movie theaters and small independent boutiques, in large department stores and a luxury hotel, and through my blog I share my experiences and help the would-be business owner.
The intent behind this blog is not now, nor ever was it to bad-mouth businesses or to cheer failures. Instead, quite to the contrary, I hope people, businesses and whomever else, find this blog useful in site selection, expansion and the overall decision making process. I wish everyone all the success in the world, but if I see you doing something stupid - opening a similar concept in a troubled location, opening a value oriented business offering exclusively valet parking - whatever, I will call you out and I will comment.
Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm wrong, but every time I'm honest. Unlike other local blogs and publications, no one compensates me financially or otherwise to say something - good or bad, that's how it's been, and that's how it will remain.
I'm proud to be an Atlantan, with a 404 area code and I appreciate the feedback and the support.