Flash back 15 years ago. The words East Atlanta described little more than the swath of land on the far side of Moreland Avenue. Freedom Parkway was nothing but a concept. Decent grocery stores were sequestered OTP or at least way north of Ponce. Is the G-word really such a bad thing? GENTRIFICATION has brought Atlanta better nightlife, better shopping, better housing and a better approximation to a living, breathing city. With more planning particularly regarding public transportation and pedestrian-friendly streets and a little loosening up (were talking about the citys un-city-like crackdown on nightlife), the next 15 years could bring an even more vibrant Atlanta.
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