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With the Atlanta Braves now in Cobb County, and Georgia State University quickly moving forward with plans to expand its housing and sports facilities, neighborhood residents are cautiously optimistic as they wait for the promised retail and residential projects to take shape in the area blighted during Turner Field's presence.Summerhill, officially established after the Civil War, was first home to freed slaves, with nearby Washington-Ralston home to many of the city's European immigrants. Evander Holyfield lived in Summerhill as a child, on 275 Connolly Street (technically now Capital Gateway).

The neighborhood, much now covered by GSU stadium's sprawling parking lots, was razed following its initial decline during white flight in the mid-20th century. When two stadiums and an ever-widening highway replaced the city blocks - smothering nearby Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, and Summerhill - local businesses closed, and residential properties had more value as private game-day parking lots than family homes. Today, Freewheel Farm, which sells its veggies at the nearby Grant Park Farmers Market, occupies a tiny lot here.

Ice Cream Shop

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Stadium or Arena

Brewery

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Restaurant

Early mornings, loading a van, setting up a farmer’s market tent in the cold, heat, rain and sun. The first Hero Doughnuts outpost was a shared commer... | more...

Pizza

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Restaurant

The goal for Little Bear has always been to open something unique to Atlanta: a small restaurant. The type you might stumble across in a larger food c... | more...

Park

Phoenix Park II is within the Summerhill neighborhood of Atlanta. It has been developed by the neighborhood over the past few years as part of an ongo... | more...

Neighborhood Association

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Restaurant

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Bakery

Our newest café is the culmination of our vision for Little Tart. Our first truly standalone shop, we are in love with our old building's brick and pl... | more...

Barbecue

From Wood's Chapel BBQ's website Named for one of the first churches to serve the Summerhill community immediately following the Civil War, Wood's Cha... | more...

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