Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The closing of Wine Styles Cascade is leading this southwest Atlanta community leader to write a "a call to action" and four tips for saving our businesses.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
It looks like 1998 has made a comeback in South Fulton. What is so unique about 1998 and South Fulton? If you recall, we lost several major businesses in our community. Macy’s pulled out of Shannon Mall. Service Merchandise and Target closed along Old National Highway. Unfortunately, we never obtained replacements for these businesses. Both the Target and Macy’s have remained empty since their closures. The departure of Macy’s began the path to death of Shannon Mall as other businesses followed such as JCPenney and other major outlets. We have seen two malls die out in our area; Crossroads at Stewart-Lakewood and Union Station (formerly Shannon Mall). We also have seen many once vibrant shopping centers become ghost towns. Over this …
Monday, December 19, 2011
The closing of Wine Styles is a big blow to Cascade Heights and evidence, again, that African-Americans do not invest in their own community. Frieson is trying; What about the rest of us?
Former BellSouth Georgia President Ron Frieson has invested time, money and sweat equity into our community. But, like so many before him, he is closing one of his businesses—Wine Styles on Cascade—on Dec. 31st because so few people supported his enterprise. You all know the spiel by now: Go to another other neighbhorhood—white, Asian, Latino, East Indian—and you see thriving businesses owned by people who live there. Drive through the business districts of most African-American neighborhoods and you see boarded up storefronts, vacant lots, blight. Why? Cascade Patch put Frieson on the spot and asked him to share his view. Watch the video clip here and, if you care about this issue, tell us why—in 2011—we spend so much money in other …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Local business owners, community advocates, journalists and supporters celebrate Cascade Patch's first year as an daily news website serving greater southwest Atlanta.
The staff and correspondents of Cascade Patch celebrated the first anniversary of the daily community news website's launch Tuesday evening at Wine Styles Cascade. The event included door prizes; greetings from Patch sales manager Chris Harper and Attorney Marvin Arrington, Jr., of Arrington & Phillips, LLP; and news from the new southwest Atlanta parents group, EMC2, of a 2012 community screening of the classic documentary "Eyes on The Prize." EMC2 also shared plans for a series of interviews early next year with long-time southwest Atlantans who lived through the tumultuous 1960s era Civil Rights Movement. Cascade Patch launched Nov. 29, 2010. To see just a few of the great stories we've filed over the last 12 months, visit Our First …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Cascade Patch turns one today. See our "About Us" section to learn more about our team and come celebrate the occasion this afternoon at Cascade Wine Styles.
Happy Birthday Cascade Patch! The staff and correspondents of Cascade Patch are celebrating the first anniversary of our Nov. 29, 2010, launch as a daily community news website serving greater southwest Atlanta. To see just a few of the great stories we've filed over the last 12 months, visit Our First Year: A Look at Top Cascade Patch Stories in Our First Year which is pinned under the News tab at the top of the page. To learn more about the many wonderful southwest Atlanta-area writers and photographers who make Cascade Patch what it is, see the "About Us" section, which is pinned at the bottom of the Home Page. Cascade Patch will celebrate its first anniversary from 5:30 to 7 tonight at Wine Styles Cascade with door prizes, words from …