Avenue Realty Leaves Village for Grant Park
Dedicated covered parking was big incentive owner says.
Shane Little, Avenue Realty's owner, said he enjoyed being in East Atlanta and that his firm will continue to sponsor neighborhood events, but parking was an issue.
"They gave me 150 covered parking spaces," Little, an East Atlanta resident, said.
In adddition, there were other incentives that further made relocating enticing, Little said.
Parking for the firm's customers, as well as its neighbor businesses, which include Joe's East Atlanta Coffee Shop and Pure Upscale Hair Studio, has been tight since the loss of spaces in the lot behind those shops during the day.
That lot, located off Glenwoood Avenue, is for the use of SunTrust customers who complained last year that patrons of other Village businesses were hogging spaces marked for the bank's clients exclusively.
Those complaints led the bank to threaten to boot motorists who didn't have bank business, but yet parked in the lot anyway.