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Something near & dear to my heart.

I went to the 'ville today. Looked like Onyxx was doing a pretty good lunch biz @ 1:30. I see the Old Mill had a 'Gone Fish'n" sign up. What's up w/ that? Buckhead Brewery has an "Under Contract" out.
Anyone eaten at the new Japanese rest. up by Kedron Target? Do they have at least a beer & wine permit?
What's up w/ the Ginza building?
Enquiring stomachs will want to know.

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Submitted by secret squirrel on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 7:33am.

Can't speak to anything in Fayetteville. I got married so I would have someone to send in my place if I needed something from there.

However, the Mt. Fuji Japanese (albeit owned by a Korean business man from North Fulton) is actually pretty good. They do indeed have a beer/wine license. Prices are commensurate with being a Japanese restaurant in PTC but it's equitible. Portions are good, chefs are experienced, and the sushi is as good as anywhere else in metro-Atlanta.

I have heard from a certain PTC official that we may see a Hooters finally grace our knee-jerk conservative locale. I do not believe this would be the faction behind the current situation with Buckhead Brewery, but there is "talk" about Hooters coming in soon. Long overdue.

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Submitted by John Munford on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 1:55pm.

Checked with the planning department earlier today and there's no "talk" officially or unoffically about a Hooters coming to PTC. No inquiries have been made whatsoever.

Way to scare the inhabitants, though Secret Squirrel. I do have another restaurant related scoop (not one coming or going though) and it'll have to wait 'til I can shore it up beyond 'rumor' status.

Let the speculating begin...

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 03/02/2007 - 10:18am.

Try to make some friends in the Development dept. Planning people just put down on paper what they want, not what they will do.
Some of this development stuff has ben on the boards for years, just waiting for the right time. Make friends with those people who know those things. Good luck!

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Submitted by secret squirrel on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 2:50pm.

First, John, the word came directly from the mouth of a Peachtree City official, spoken directly to me. I will email you if you require further information. Second, I fail to see what is "scary" about the possibility of Hooters coming to PTC.

Furthermore, real estate discussions can (and in this case are) take place without any contact with the planning department or any other "official" agency. The property is owned by a private entity and they are- as I was told- talking with possible buyers including Hooters. This may certainly come to nothing at all, but basic knowledge of commercial real estate would tell you that a private owner talking to a private buyer would not be the kind of thing you can verify with the city planning department.

Denise, I have lived in PTC since 1980- long, I suspect, before you ever graced us with your presence. The common sense approach to something you do not like is to simply not patronize, watch or listen to it. The other approach is what knee-jerk conservatives take: we don't like it so no one else should. Alcohol sales on Sunday, television and radio programs, billboards, music... the list goes on. If you don't like it, don't go. But as long as you and your ilk employ a Biblican approach to society, I will continue to look down my Hooters-patronizing nose at you. Enjoy the view.

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Submitted by Denise Conner on Fri, 03/02/2007 - 3:24am.

Enjoy the view - I'm sure that's what you're more interested in at Hooters than the food! How suave - BBQ sauce all over your old face and fingers while you're ogling the waitresses! Bet they get a laugh.


How can I enjoy YOUR view?!!!
You're looking down your nose - that's what YOU would see, not me. Or am I supposed to enjoy looking up your nose?

How do you know that I'm a conservative or "knee-jerk" or both? Please tell me just what is a conservative? How am I knee-jerk? Do you always react in such a spontaneously vociferous manner to those that you don't know? Perhaps you should go back to kindergarten to learn tolerance and getting along with others.

And just who are my "ilk"?

As far as the philosophy ("common sense approach" ?) of "simply not patronize, watch or listen to it," where would NYC be if Rudy G. had taken that approach? Still steeped in crime!

Perhaps PTC will be enhanced by the Cheetah 3 (or is it 4 now?) & other strip joints.

I didn't fight Hooters in Fayetteville, & I did eat at Buckhead Brewery some - so much for jumping to rash conclusions - knee-jerk, I wonder?

And I don't have to resort to calling names - I gave that up in kindergarten, or at least tried!

BTW, I think the word that you were searching for is BIBLICAL, not "Biblican" - thinking of Republican, perhaps? Maybe you should take remedial or refresher English classes and logic & anger management, too.

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Submitted by John Munford on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 11:24pm.

Well Hooters will eventually have to hit the city up if only to get their garishly orange awnings, etc.

But you're right Squirrel if it's private property it's harder to track down. Please send me the lowdown via e-mail at if you wouldn't mind.

As for being 'scared' of Hooters I'm not but I know the company has its fair share of detractors. There will be *some* PTC residents who will want to fight this tooth and nail. 'Course if it's on property zoned commercial the fight would be pointless anyway.

Wouldn't a Hooters fit well in the Fuddruckers building (just outside the city limits BTW)?

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Submitted by Tug13 on Sat, 03/03/2007 - 2:00pm.

Who cares! If you don't like it don't go there!

Mike & C's has the best wings anyway! Smiling

Submitted by bladderq on Fri, 03/02/2007 - 4:16pm.

That wouldn't make much "cents" until East Village is annexed into PTC. Itl. Oven has complained about lack of Sunday sale & they don't even have a TV.
Guess when Hooters finally gits here we'll know Denise's hubby by the grin on his face.
I just got back from Newnan & the old Johnny's is being re-worked. Valentino's??

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 5:41pm.

how many wing joints can we sustain?

Taco Mac has the best wing/beer selection going, and they have a bunch of HiDef tv's that they actually show HiDef programming on (what a concept).

Submitted by bladderq on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 8:52pm.

I am a fan of Taco Maco and the beer selection, burgers & tacos but I personally find their wings lacking. I think the -knott's are better. Hooters wings are better AND you can git them coated or nekkid. I think the location of the 1 in the 'ville may have doomed them because (suprisingly) the one in Newnan hangs in there w/ No Sunday Sales.
Obviously, it has come as a shock to some of you that you are not part of the Moral Majority & Denise has kindly put you in your place...the Immoral Minority? At least we know who Lakey represents. Hopefully, 2 Years Hard Time is enough for a 17 yr old cavorting w/ another willing teenager. I think he's done his time.
John...What's going in Buckhead Brew?

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 11:22pm.

I assume you mean yknot bar in PTC. Since the smoking ban came into being, the places that allow smoking have gotten MUCH smokier in my opinion, the smokers have no where else to go. I was in there a few weeks ago and at least it seemed that way to me. I do like the place and enjoy a nice libation as much as the next guy. The bonus is being able to find a blind guy to drive your golf cart home. Smiling

As far as Hooters and TMac wings, I'm partial to the flavor of TMac, as I've been eating them for 20+ Years. I used to frequent the one on Pharr Road in Buckhead, though I digress, it's been closed for years. 3 Mile Island, swimming with a pitcher of Turbo Dog Beer. Those were the days.

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 11:44pm.

He's a friend of mine.

He made it farther than some sighted people I know before his dog hit the parked car.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 11:56pm.

But everytime I think of that story, I can't help but chuckle at the circumstances. That one, and the guy giving golf cart tours they caught skinny dipping with a gal down the street from where I live. He could at least have had the decenty to skinny dip with his Wife. Smiling

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Fri, 03/02/2007 - 12:02am.

We howled!

That had to be one of the funnest things I'd ever heard.

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Submitted by Denise Conner on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 8:54am.

Hopefully Hooters learned from its failed bar in Fayetteville & won't come to PTC.

There is no comparison at all with Buckhead Brewery - much classier.

You can easily leave this "knee-jerk conservative locale" & none too soon if you want to insult your neighbors & look down your nose at us.

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Submitted by odoylerules on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 1:11pm.

they couldn't serve beer on Sundays. You'd go to watch the football games, get some wings and split a pitcher with some friends and have to settle for a pitcher of sweet tea.

Hooters isn't that great, there are much better places for wings, but it can be a fun place to go every once in awhile.

Like others have said here, if you don't like it, don't go. It's that simple. I don't like Arby's or Captain D's, so I don't go there.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 11:30am.

Hooters is a restaurant and does not serve hard whiskey to my knowledge.
If you want to get rid of bars, think about some of the other watering holes in PTC where our elite go, I suppose. (Y-not, Ruby Tuesday, Long horn, and others. They cater to the alcoholics in town.
If it is the "Hooters" part you don't like, just don't work there!
Never heard of anyone dying from "hooters."

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Submitted by abeautifulday4us on Fri, 03/02/2007 - 9:18pm.

I totally agree with Mrs. Conner. She sounds like an educated, family-oriented person that cares about our community.

Sure Hooters is “legal” but it is a fraudulent business. They try to pretend that they are somewhat of a “family sports bar” but they also clearly pander to the lacivisious bottom feeders who will wink and say “They have great wings”. Hooters is dishonest and a wolf in sheep’s closing. At least the Cheetah is honest. If you go inside you will find nudity and liquor. No surprise.

Calling Mrs. Conner names is a sign that your argument in favor of places like these is without logic or support.

Submitted by bladderq on Fri, 03/02/2007 - 9:44pm.

If I went by the name and your reasoning, I'd expect to find a cat at Cheetah's...OH, now I git it. At least Hooters promises "Kids Eat Free." Look one drags your husband or son (w/ or w/out his g/f) or makes your daughter work there. These businesses must serve some segment of the public. In Hooters case they do it because they serve a pretty good wing and provide a place where people feel comfortable watching a game. PS: they do not serve lick'er.
As far as the name calling, Denise has put herself out there by her other post and is comfortable wrapped in the Moral Majority cloth. I only hope the others of her ilk don't read where she went into that den of sodom that was the Buckhead Brewery. What a walk on the wild side that musta been for her and a treat for her husband.

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Submitted by Basmati on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 11:50am.

You may feel like dying if you try the "three mile island wings"....although some people just glow in the dark.

Unless Ms. Connor has a tapeworm, I think it is highly inexact for her to claim that she speaks for "us". Sticking out tongue

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross" - Upson Sinclair, 1906

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Submitted by cowtipn on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 12:43pm.

The Hooters Buffalo sandwich is a gift from heaven. They've started selling the buffalo strips in local grocery stores, but there's nothing like having the sandwich straight from the fryer. They are a lot other things in Fayette County than to worry about than a silly themed restaurant. Hooters: we DO need you.

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Submitted by cruiserman on Fri, 03/02/2007 - 1:23am.

tried the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich @ Wings and Things. For my money, it's the best.

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