Crank it up to 11!
The eleventh installment of the MARTA Pub Crawl will be April 7, 2007. I know this is early notice but it'll give you time to have it tattooed on your forehead (or I'm just trying to be much more proactive about publicity this time so I'm not rushing around like crazy as in the past).
Since this community is mostly used for bitching and groaning either about MARTA service or about the state's intense favoritism towards asphalt, I thought it would be constructive to start posting places that you frequent that are easy to get to on MARTA.
One of the newest additions to the line up of retail that is MARTA accessible is the Edgewood Retail District, a few blocks away from the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station. The easiest way to get there is to exit the station on the Reynoldstown side of the station and walk down Seaboard Avenue, which will deadend into it. The Edgewood Retail District has the usual bigbox assortment that you would expect from a new shopping center, such as Lowes, Kroger, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble (or is it a Borders?), Petsmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Office Depot, but it also has many smaller shops such as a barbershop, many restaurants, a bank, a video game store, and professional offices.
There is/was a shuttle that is very poorly advertised and may have been shutdown from lack of use (gee, imagine that, no one uses a service when it is practically kept secret) but given the closeness to the rail station, the shuttle isn't really needed.
A map and some reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/boXl4RhmIpuk1nOQsGDsaA
Some of the smaller shops are independent but the district is mostly national chains. If independents are your thing, the Little Five Points area is a bit further walk from the station but does feature a wide selection of eclectic shops and restaurants that are totally different than what you'd see at your typical shopping center. The walk is about half a mile and unfortunately the sidewalks aren't in the best shape but it is definitely doable. http://www.l5p.com/
(the site is VERY outdated but will give you the correct streets)
Please share with the rest of the community your favorite places to go on MARTA, especially if they're near stations that don't have high traffic. Most people know Lenox Mall is next to the Lenox and Buckhead stations, but how many people know about Wahoo near East Lake or the new development at Avondale?