Atlanta >Arts & Entertainment > Midtown
Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030933.792466 -84.387391
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Northeast, Northeast
Rebirth of Heart of Atlanta! From Hippiedom to Haute Couture Living/Dining/Shopping! – Being a native Atlantan, my first encounter with the intersection of P'tree & 10th(Now called Midtown) in the late '60's,was riding through, in the backseat of my parents auto. It was quite colorful. Long-haired Hippies, sandals, free-love at near by Piedmont Park, and wonderful strange(?)aroma's in the air. The Great American Smoke-Out Festival, began in the Park. The Allman Brothers played for free. End of the Viet Nam War came, the hippies went away, and the next wave of people came to the area, which had already been called by some, Midtown. We couldn't let NYC, get anything over on us. Most of the houses were run down, many had become rooming houses. But with the growing influx of the gay and lesbian community, like San Francisco, the area started to blossom. Old houses were being renovated, little gay bars, cafes, bookstores were all helping to create a new intown(Midtown) community. Today from North Ave., the Fox Theater, High Museum, Colony Square, on to just past The Temple, ending at Brookwood Station, Atlanta had a new community. The Midtown Alliance was formed, with Susan Meindheim, as the President. Today, yuppies, buppies, guppies, and the best of Atlanta's citizen's call Midtown, home. Highrise Condo's, elegant bars/restaurants line Peachtree, Juniper, and Crescent Ave. And some of those old houses are now home to trendy dining options, and clubs. Midtown, is what Atlanta is all about. An all inclusive city of the future, now! I'm proud to call Atlanta my home!
If downtown is the heart of Atlanta, then Midtown, with its vibrant arts and nightlife, is its soul. – The Scene
Streets and sidewalks bustle by day, crammed with power suits and wide-eyed sightseers. Midtown is one of the city's main business districts, but it's also a thriving arts scene, home to the High Museum of Art, the Alliance Theatre and Symphony Hall. Nearby is the Fox Theatre, a 1920s movie palace that now hosts touring Broadway shows and concerts. After dark, the area's posh nightspots are a playground for label-flashers and name-droppers.
The heart of the scene is Crescent Avenue, lined with converted bungalow lounges and bars. Post-work crowds linger over dinner at Vickery's before sauntering down to Loca Luna or Cosmopolitan Lava lounge for a round of cocktails. By 11pm on weekends, the street is pulsing with energy as beautiful people hop in line at swanky clubs like Halo, Vision and eleven50. If you feel like dressing up and dropping some dough, head to Midtown.
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