Brewery remake in question

Fri, 09/12/2008 - 3:32pm
By: John Munford

Drawings made without consulting design guidelines for Lexington Circle

The architectural character and charm of the Buckhead Brewery will certainly change under a renovation plan proposed by the new owner of the building, who will locate a La Hacienda restaurant there.

Among the proposed changes are the replacement of all exposed woodwork with a EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) exterior and the use or red “Spanish” tile.

The changes were discussed Monday at a meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

When the proposal was compiled the architect was unaware of the existing design guidelines for the Lexington Circle shopping center, said City Planner David Rast. The proposal also has not yet been reviewed by the Lexington Circle architectural review board.

A representative for the property owner was not at the meeting, but a visual from the proposal showed what appeared to be a wagon located in two different islands in the parking lot just outside the building.

“It’s going to be difficult to convert that building into a true Tex-Mex,” style, Rast said. “It might be better to do some minor enhancements and leave well enough alone.

The 2.31 acre site is visible from Ga. Highway 54 East directly across from the Starbucks coffee shop.

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Submitted by Nitpickers on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 6:22pm.

May I assume that the New Hacienda Mexican restaurant applied and was granted a license to go into business?

Now we find that the City didn't know when they granted that license that they didn't know about some weird stuff the architect wanted, and also some outfit called "Lexington Circle Architectural Review Board?"

I wouldn't want a wagon visible from 54 either. However a stuffed "MOOSE" is OK---in this case maybe a Burro?

What is wrong with "red?" Have you never been in a Hispanic home? They love the bright colors and use them profusely! They are different!

Anyway it would be prettier than a "Starbucks--coffee sucking place"
A liquor store, a stand-up ice cream place, and great big dirt piles!

Also, across the street is a tower---500' tall, with a zillion phone gadgets on it--rail purdy! Maybe it is the CIA or FBI stuff?

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Submitted by Evil Elvis on Sat, 09/13/2008 - 11:05am.

Viva la hate, pinche gabacho. Plus, Mexicans really like Morrissey. At least Mexicans living in LA. Make La Hacienda have an (absolutely hilarious) Morrissey night and let them paint whatever color suits their fancy. It will be better than anything you'll see at El Fred.

By Rachel Elder 07.16.03

Morrissey, the former lead singer of the Smiths, takes the stage beneath a giant, Elvis-like backdrop. No, not a velvet wall hanging, but a glitzy, Vegas-y sign that spells out MOZ ANGELES in bright bulbs -- a tribute to where he's playing this show, thousands and thousands of miles from home in one of the few, if not only, strongholds of fans he has left these days.

But let’s face it. Morrissey is a pale, "sexually ambiguous" Brit -- not exactly the mirror image of the new legions of young, Latino fans that jam his concerts in L.A. And I wanted to know more. After all, it's not every day that you feel old, white and endangered at a place called "Club London." Who better to ask for answers than Jose Maldonado, the front man to the city’s Morrissey tribute band: the Sweet and Tender Hooligans.

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Sat, 09/13/2008 - 7:29am.

Doesn't matter what it looks like, if it isn't mucho better than the one in Fayetteville, it won't last long!!

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