Lindbergh Varsity Jr. Shutting down after 45 Years! OMG!
But what makes this story so sad, is it’s not economics ( in one sense….) it’s plain stupid government……
Varsity Vice-President John Browne called the decision to close the 45-year-old Lindbergh diner “absolutely one of the toughest we ever made.” A makeover had been planned for years, but the Varsity and the City of Atlanta clashed over how many driveways in and out of the restaurant would be allowed. Currently there’s three, but the city would approve only one for a rezoned Varsity Jr.
Mind you, I sit on the Board of Midtown Neighbors’ Associaition and we hear these Land Use Committee issues often. And in a heavily traveled pedestrian area, I completely understand wanting less “curb cuts” and minimizing the impact on pedestrians. Also it does have something to do with safety, traffic flow and the like.
But when the rules run a perfectly good business, employing hard working people, out of business, there is just something plain WRONG WITH THE SYSTEM!!!
The company posted an announcement on it’s website, and it reads like a family saying good-by to a loved one.
And just what a neighborhood wants to see….another empty business, overgrown with weeds.
I’m telling you City of Atlanta, you screwed this one up. Period. End of Paragraph!
Read the story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution