Wandering through this massive 1M+ square foot building that used to be a Sears store and regional headquarters (and built on the site of a former whites-only amusement park, which I just learned) was like stepping back in time. So quiet, so heavy, so permanent, with signs written in fonts of decades past and the same kind of solidness you feel when you slam the door of a classic sedan. Nothing tinny here. It almost feels haunted, but like bustling-ghosts-of-retail-past and not mean-dead-Johnny-wants-you-to-join-him.
Lucky for me, it's also very close to my house, as it will soon be a "vibrant urban centerpiece" (oh, that marketing copy). The tour was courtesy of Atlanta Green Drinks — love them. The photos are straight out of my iPhone.