November 17th, 2011

This Is Bad News, People

I just learned that the Jittery Joe’s Roaster and Tasting Room downtown is going to have to relocate because a Wal-Mart and other chain stores want to build on that land. This is the best smelling and tasting place in the city to study or grab a cup of coffee! Also.. it’s beautiful and old and awesome… my 3 favorite adjectives. Also… a great place to take photos! The coffee! The graffiti! The coffee! The wooden floors! The coffee! 

From Jittery Joe’s Facebook: Unfortunately, the rumors are true… The Jittery Joe’s Roaster and Tasting Room will be leaving its current downtown location early next year. We are saddened by the decision our community leaders have made to remove, rather than restore and preserve the character and potential green space of that area in favor of yet another Wal-Mart and other chains. Downtown Athens is a rich, vibrant, charming area of our county and we want to keep it as such. While we agree that revitalizing and growing to meet the needs of the area is important, to sacrifice small businesses in favor of more apartments and chain stores is the wrong move. 

We encourage you to contact your commissioners and voice your opinion! As always, thank you for your support!

Looks like the owner of the land decided to sell to a developer. Anyone know what we could do to help stop this from happening? 

EDIT: Sign the petition here! (Thanks Kgarv

We are not against development of the Armstrong-Dobbs tract. In fact, we celebrate development for the opportunities it might bring our community to grow. 

However, we are against the placement of a 90,000 sq. ft. Wal-Mart within the Armstrong-Dobbs development as an “anchor store.” 

Please sign this petition to voice your support for an alternative vision of Athens’ future. We protect our small businesses. We love our unique culture. We are People for a Better Athens. 

  1. love--passion--fashion reblogged this from littledewdropsofcelestialmelody
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  4. greatest-treasure reblogged this from morgangster and added:
    already affecting small businesses…
  5. ktmel reblogged this from scoutdaily and added:
    This post breaks my heart because I love the original Jittery Joes. It warms my heart to see dear friends speaking up...
  6. hannahjanesaid reblogged this from blessyoursweetheart and added:
    Looks like the owner of the land decided to sell to a developer. Anyone know what we could do to help stop this from...
  7. blessyoursweetheart reblogged this from morgangster and added:
    please people, please, please, please sign this! Sign the petition here! Please sign this petition to voice your support...
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  12. greengray reblogged this from morgangster and added:
    Automatic reblog. I was sad when the Jittery Joe’s at Five Points moved from their original building, but at least that...
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  15. growinguptall reblogged this from morgangster and added:
    This is so sad. Especially because it’s a WalMart.
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  19. coffeemonster319 answered: I’m going to throw up. And cry. And throw up.
  20. jenplaysoutside answered: Effing Walmart.
  21. plumnellie reblogged this from morgangster
  22. its-onlygene answered: I hate WM. They don’t belong in anywhere near there. Just a bias opinion.
  23. herestothehalcyon reblogged this from morgangster and added:
    Noooo! Say it ain’t so! A fuckin’ Walmart? Really?
  24. isnteverything answered: Can’t Jittery Joe’s just…not sell?
  25. madiface reblogged this from morgangster and added:
    NOOOOOOOOOOOO. NO. NO. NO. THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYTHING I WANT. Is there anyway we can start a petition to prevent...
  26. mrwcase said: So sad!
  27. blace answered: Best bet is to appeal to the ACC Board. They have a push for DT econ devlopment, but I dont think this is what they had in mind.
  28. geepan answered: occupy jittery joe’s
  29. morgangster posted this

m o r g a n g s t e r

a twenty-something breakfast enthusiast just trying to find my way in this crazy world. a designer by trade, a photographer by passion, a believer by grace.
Athens, Georgia