This portion of Atlanta is sprawling, and it contains a lot of real estate. For all intents and purposes, is stretches from the I-75/I-85 connector, all the way over the the western edge of the I-285 perimeter, which mean that we’re talking skyscrapers, all the way to a forgotten expanse of Atlanta’s industrial past. But for our purposes, we’ll refer to this portion of the city by the blanket name most people use in reference: West Midtown.
First off, West Midtown is cool. It’s the home to Star Provisions, a renovated warehouse complex that contains (literally) some of the city’s best restaurants and boutiques. Surrounding this already enormous complex, a number of tucked-away restaurants in the surrounding blocks complement the New South restaurant vibe, while a collection of independent, eclectic art galleries establish this neighborhood alongside Buckhead in terms of artistic capital for purchase. Speaking of which, right next door, the Goat Farm, an old cotton gin manufacturing facility from back in the post-war days, is home to one of the region’s most prolific arts and culture complexes—a real creative capital. Just down the street King Plow Company is synonymous with music and arts: this old industrial block has been utterly converted into a magnificent space that boggles the senses. It’s a culture that’s backed up by a healthy populace: Georgia Tech’s campus is located in the center of it all.
But for all of the reused history this part of town contains, there’s more than enough new construction to baffle the senses. Integrated seamlessly with the old structures of brick and mortar, new erections of glass and steel have been complementing the landscape—all in view of the already-existing Atlanta skyline, just across the I-75/I-85 connector.
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