Skip to comments.BUCKHEAD Gets Mention on Drudge (Vanity)
Posted on 09/01/2010 6:05:23 AM PDT by Hoodat
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I saw that!
Thank you, Matt.
Fancy expensive area...
At first glance, I thought you were referencing FReeper “Buckhead” ( he who first exposed the phony Dan Rather/Bush military records story)
I was thinking the same thing-—”our” revered Buchead!
(Buckhead is Atlanta? Why would they call Atlanta “Buckhead”???? weird....)
Buckhead is a neighborhood of Atlanta, in north Atlanta. There was a bar here long time ago that had a Stag head on the wall, hence, Buckhead.
Known as the white hole in the chocolate donut.
“Known as the white hole in the chocolate donut.”
Lately it’s become rather “speckled”.
That Tom Wolfe book put Buckhead on the map. Never heard of it before I read his book “A Man in Full”.
Buckhead had an entertainment district that was wall to wall bars, nightclubs and very nice resturaunts. It was full of beautiful women, and high rollers. It was a safe place, maybe an occasional car break in but nothing violent. Friday and Saturday nights the place was packed, the rest of the week had very good crowds also, except Sunday night, it was dead. One bar owner decided to try to get business on Sunday by having “urban nights” where rap and hip hop were played and cognac was consumed in great quantities. Soon other bars did the same as they wanted Sunday business as well. The hoods slowly started coming regularly, not just Sunday. The original crowd slowly left for other areas as rape, muggings, stabbings and murder came to Buckhead. The neighborhoods around the bars are very exclusive, the Governors mansion is just a few blocks from the entertainment district. Crime became so bad that the Buckhead homeowners bought up all the land in the entertainment district and tore every building down. For one man’s brilliant idea to bring in thugs for Sunday business, the entire area was destroyed.
Speaking of Buckhead and Wolfe (and Rather's crucifixion attempt via Bush's military service),
It was Wolfe who wrote in the first chapter of "The Right Stuff" about the the gutsiness of pilots who climbed into the F-102 Delta Dart, a capricious inferno waiting to happen, in which 30% of the aircraft type crashed or were destroyed.
And it was George W Bush who flew the F-102. Over and over.
And it was Dan Rather who interviewed Bush's former commander and asked about Bush's service dates, but did not ask about the fact that on the day Bush entered the Texas Air Guard, that commander was flying...as a member of the Texas Air Guard... get ready for it ...the F102....in combat missions....in Vietnam.
Actually developer Ben Carter bought up most of the Buckhead entertainment district. He tore it all down to build a new multi-use development containing high end residential, office and retail. When the economy stalled, he backed off so that area is literally a hole in the ground. Carter recognizes that in this current ecomic environment, Atlanta can’t support any more high priced condos and shops.
One man, actually. Ben Carter was the developer of the Mall of Georgia and his company owns most of the now vacant land in Buckhead. He was in the middle of developing a 'Rodeo Drive' for Atlanta when things crashed in 2008. The project has ben stalled since then. The total project was projected to be over 1 billion dollars but has shrunk in size and scope since. Hopefully they'll get the financing they are hoping for. Nothing more depressing than half built structures sitting idle for years.
Apparently I type slower than you.
Freeping off a blackberry, smaller keyboard.
I do wonder what Carter’s project will look like in the end. Rodeo Drive or a Walmart superstore?
Pretty good summary, from what I can tell.