This is such an Atlanta Story. Some smart guys wanting to make a lot of money sweep right in, announce a grand new business venture causing Atlanta to lose another piece of its history. There’s precedent of the recent kind: Arthur Blank needed land for his new football stadium. Two historic African-American churches, one built in 1895, stood in the way of progress. Money was found, like it seldom is for sidewalks or schools, and the churches were persuaded to move elsewhere. Enter the demolition crews. Make way for another playhouse, one that may stand for at least 25 years, just like the one it replaced. It’s the Atlanta way.
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