Three-and-a-half landmark blocks of Buckhead Village —- the shabby Atlanta Bourbon Street that launched many local marriages, bachelor parties and divorces —- are set to be demolished next year, to be replaced with condos and glitzy shops.
The man who conceived the Mall of Georgia, developer Ben Carter, a Buckhead native, has spent most of the past year goading more than a dozen village landlords to sell him their old storefronts, some of which they’ve owned since the 1960s.
He’s now close to controlling some 7 acres of the old Peachtree Street saloon district, from Pharr Road to East Paces Ferry and east to North Fulton Drive.
Of course it has been several years since I had a night I couldn’t remember in Buckhead. No loss from my perspective. There are plenty of other places to go.