Originally Posted by briantech
Well there's not much near it. The restaurants all but peter out near 5th st / 4th st, its equidistant from a marta station (wait who is going to ligne roset and taking marta... anyway), its too far from the park, its not near any hotels ...
that stretch of the midtown mile is just a church and furniture stores.
All true, but the area is better than I've seen it since I moved to 5th street in 2008 in terms of foot traffic. Escorpion finally seems like a tenant on that corner with some staying power--one that is truly worth its frontage on Peachtree Street. Restaurants still seem like the only retail use in Midtown that pencils out, especially in the prime units with lots of frontage on Peachtree.
High end furniture stores take little advantage of foot traffic and do not generally generate much in terms of street activity. Having them is better than empty storefronts, of course. CB2 is an exception--seems way more approachable, urban, and busy, and if they went under that would be pretty rough.