Will the Gas Stations in the West End be held accountable…..

for their contribution of bringing down our values?

FINALLY!!!  My prayers are being answered.  According to a letter from council Member Winslow to West End community forum:

Mr. & Mrs. Ali, who own the Shell Gas Station at the corner of Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd and Langhorn Street have been issued a citation to go to court on Thursday, April 26th at 8:00 a.m.  Atlanta Municipal Court is 150 Garnett Street, SW which is at the corner of Central Avenue and Garnett Street. For some time now, I have been talking to Mr. Ali about problems in and outside of his store. As a result of his non response, I had the Atlanta Fore department to go out and inspect the interior of his building for fire safety concerns. After the inspection, they issued a citation for him to come to court.

Wow!  I thought it was JUST ME. I often wonder why we seem to have the worst service and the MOST gas stations than any other community in-town Atlanta? Not to mention how over priced they are!!

Any way- we are getting some action on this. If you can, please come to the courtroom tomorrow or send any letters of support for Ms. Winslow .

Which station has Gas??

Suggestion to help us all-I saw this on East Atlanta Village usergroup.  

You can post it here or within your neighborhood’s usergroup but post the Station Name/ Station Address-Location/ Date & Time of Gas Purchase/Cost Per Gallon in the Subject line of emails or posts so that we can all stay current on where there is gas around our neighborhood.

For example if you purchase gas at the Exxon Station at the corner of
Oak & Joseph Lowery on Sept 27th at 10:00 AM and paid $4/Gallon the Subject
Line of your email/ post would look like this:

Exxon/Oak& J Lowery /Sept 27th 10:00 AM/$4.00

This way we could easily see where people were finding gas and all other relevant information, without even having to open up the email.

(Thanks Ed Gilgor of EAV, I hope you don’t mind us copying your idea! )

High Gas Prices Get More Buyers Moving In

A survey of 900 Coldwell Banker associates reports that 96 percent think rising gas prices concern their clients and 78 percent say higher fuel costs are increasing buyers’ appetite for city living.

Homes in cities and neighborhoods that require long commutes and don’t provide enough public transportation alternatives are falling in value more quickly than those in more central locations, according to a May study by CEOs for Cities, a network of U.S. urban leaders.

In Atlanta, Mike Wright, an associate with Prudential Georgia Realty, says that real estate within the city perimeter has been selling better than properties outside the city, reflecting a trend of people moving “closer-in.”

In Florida, real estate professor Bill Weaver sees this as possibly the beginning of a shift to a more European approach to finding homes.

“Transportation costs in Europe have been so high for so long that they already take transportation into account when they buy a home,” Weaver says. “We’ve just been behind on that. In that regard, you might look at high gas prices as sort of a silver lining.”

Source: The Associated Press, Adrian Sainz