Photo Credit: The New York Times
In the slim chance it's not the only thing on your Facebook timeline right now, we thought we'd alert you to this new New York Times travel feature titled, "In Athens, Ga., a Downtown Renaissance."
The six-frame slideshow cites several local businesses—including The World Famous, Community and The Branded Butcher—as evidence of Athens' cultural uprising. The town "feels like your favorite, secret neighborhood, where iconic locales dovetail with new and resurrected music spaces, boutiques, lounges and restaurants," reads the intro.
It's light on actual analysis—there's no mention of the rash of downtown businesses that have shuttered recently, nor is there any acknowledgment of the monstrosity that's about to change the face of downtown's eastern end—but it's certainly nice to see our town receiving this sort of national attention. Plus, only one R.E.M. mention!