Atlanta Loop: Margaritaville Restaurant and Resort Threatens Birthplace of Country Music

152 Nassau Street is the rightmost of the three center buildings. Image via Google Maps.

As Atlanta’s new developments take priority over its historic places, frustrations for city’s preservationists pop up almost daily. However, one particular plan has them fuming.

Plans for a two-story Margaritaville-branded restaurant and adjacent 21-story vacation club resort will demolish a small brick building at 152 Nassau Street, according to a change.org petition started by local architect and preservationist with advocacy group Historic Atlanta Kyle Kessler. The problem is that building is widely considered to be the birthplace of country music.

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