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Sid in his law office where he sits when meeting with clients. Observant eyes will notice the statuette of one of Sid's favorite Democrats.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

What great news: Historic Macy's building on Peachtree, formerly Davison's, to become shops and restaurants in $30 million redo. Please do it right!

From the AJC:

New details emerged Friday about the planned redevelopment of the former Macy's building downtown, including the investors' total commitment —- about $30 million.

More than 20 investors calling themselves the 180 Peachtree Retail Group want to turn the first three floors of the historic building into shops and restaurants.

The plan includes opening a prepared-foods marketplace on the third floor, under the guidance of a soon-to-be-named noted local chef, said Robert Patterson, managing partner of the investment group.

"It's going to feel much more like a Faneuil Hall Market Place [in Boston] with boutiques and restaurants," Patterson said.

The building's arched windows will become lighted openings [THIS PART CONCERNS ME A BIT] fronting a wall of glass set back about 25 feet, Patterson said. A grand hallway will be lined with retail.

Patterson said a recent study showed downtown needs about 1 million square feet of additional retail to serve office workers, students, residents and visitors.

The yet-to-be-named retail center could open in late summer or early fall of 2009, Patterson said.

The top five floors of the eight-story building will remain office space owned by the Peachtree Carnegie limited partnership.
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I have a suggestion for a name for the building. Davison's.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My grandmother used to always call it Davison-Paxon Company. I remember seeing a sign saying that painted somewhere on the building.

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