Obama campaign establishing shop on Auburn Ave.
The historic Sweet Auburn corridor can get an infusion of one’s within the next six several weeks because the Obama presidential reelection campaign creates its Georgia headquarters at 171 Auburn Avenue. Getting this type of high-profile tenant in the region brings much-needed focus on the battling historic district. This is particularly critical this season as jobs are going ahead around the new streetcar line which will run across the street, and social leaders search for methods to revitalize the nearby area.
The campaign is leasing space within the Renaissance Walk complex at a corner of Auburn and Piedmont Avenues and will also be a nearby neighbor to a different significant political operation: John Lewis for Congress. “With its wealthy background and vibrant future, it’s no shocker the President choose Auburn Avenue as home for his campaign headquarters. We’re thrilled he selected Renaissance Walk,” states Gene Kansas who, together with Michael Dinerman, symbolized landlord Cohen & Associates within the lease transaction. Cohen, located in LA, acquired Renaissance Walk this The month of january.
You cannot disregard the symbolic weight from the country’s first black president establishing frequent popular home address MLK’s birth home, the SCLC headquarters, and legendary Big Bethel, Wheat Street, and Ebenezer Baptist places of worship are on Auburn Avenue. Dubbed “the wealthiest Color negro street within the world” by Fortune magazine within the 1950s, Auburn Avenue was the middle of African-American business and culture in Atlanta for many years, and stays certainly one of Atlanta’s top tourism draws.