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Decade in Review

Thursday December 31, 2009 04:00 am EST
CL counts down Atlanta's greatest hits | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 11:00 am EST
Curt Holman writes a cinematic list for the ages | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 04:00 am EST
An ode to what's gone in Atlanta, but not forgotten | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 04:00 am EST
THEN: After coming under heavy fire from the media and finding himself the target of a federal corruption probe, Mayor Bill Campbell stayed mostly under the radar during his last couple of years in office. It wasn’t uncommon for hizzoner to hop on a jet and disappear for a few days without telling anyone where he was headed. (Hint: Somewhere with a casino.) When the mayor did surface, it was... | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 04:00 am EST
OutKast v. Gucci Mane | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 04:00 am EST
THEN: Atlanta’s intown renaissance launched into the aughts with a frenzy as new residents eager for urban life (and suburbanites who shook their fear of tall buildings) began flocking into the city’s core at a stunning clip. With a per capita income of $25,772, your average Joe or Jane — if he or she were adventurous enough — could venture south of Ponce de Leon Avenue and nab a $75,000 home... | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 04:00 am EST
THEN: Ten years ago, Atlanta’s foodie scene was still dominated by the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, which began in 1979 with the opening of Pano’s and Paul’s. Until the opening of Bistro Niko two months ago, the company had not opened anything since in eight years. Back in 2000, the new royalty in Atlanta’s restaurant kingdom, Todd Rushing and Bob Amick (and their Concentrics restaurant... | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 04:00 am EST
THEN: Back in 2000, folks (not folks like us, unfortunately) had money to drop on art, and they were mostly laying it down in a wealth of posh galleries scattered throughout Buckhead. Fay Gold Gallery, the Lowe Gallery, and Galerie Timothy Tew were just a few of the names feeding a clamoring bunch of collectors. While the birth of Woody Cornwell and Marshall Avett’s rag-tag indie upstart... | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 04:00 am EST
Ten of the last 10 years' most entertaining memories | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 04:00 am EST
THEN: Picture this: Driving to another county for home improvement supplies. Spending hours in Buckhead congestion to shop for a pair of jeans. Heading across town for a decent grocery store. These were predicaments facing intowners in 2000. There were glimmers of hope, however. Sembler, the Florida-based developer whose Whole Foods- and Home Depot-anchored shopping complex across from City... | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 04:00 am EST
THEN: Believe it or not, there was a time when state leadership actually seemed to care about transportation. In the second year of his term, Gov. Roy Barnes daydreamed about a commuter-rail network that would connect the city proper to sprawl-afflicted metro Atlanta. He even proposed floating bonds with federal transportation funding to pay for the initiative and new roads, including the... | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 04:00 am EST
A look back at CL's restaurant coverage over the years | more...

Decade in Review

Wednesday December 30, 2009 04:00 am EST
THEN: With lackluster Police Chief Beverly Harvard lording over a department tarnished by the revelation that its top brass had been under-reporting crime stats — and with federal investigators sniffing out corruption in the office of Harvard’s boss, Mayor Bill Campbell — the Atlanta Police Department wasn’t exactly brimming with optimism back in 2000. What’s more, crime had risen that year... | more...

Decade in Review

Tuesday December 29, 2009 04:00 am EST
Look how far we have — and haven't — come | more...

Decade in Review

Saturday December 30, 2000 04:00 am EST
THEN: At the dawn of the decade, Buckhead held a dubious distinction as Atlanta’s nationally notorious party zone, where every weekend became a free-for-all of club-hopping frat boys, gun-toting ballers, endless traffic jams and drunk bachelorettes puking in the gutter. The Gold Club was the city’s glitziest strip club, a virtual home away from home for Cristal-quaffing NBA stars and other big... | more...