Part 6: Buford Highway’s Window on the World
On a map, State Route 13, aka “Buford Highway” stretches at a 45-degree angle northeast from Atlanta, through Chamblee into Doraville. In reality, it runs around the world. Thousands of people from a score of ethnicities have settled along the artery: Hispanics from central and South America; Asians from Vietnam, Cambodia, China, and Korea. In our final segment on “The Changing Face of Atlanta” we’ll tour stores and markets anchored to this “international village” and talk to the entrepreneurs who have found a new life in metro Atlanta.
When we started this series, we asked what it means to be an Atlantan. All last week, WABE’s City Café invited listeners to call in with their answers. So as we conclude today, here are some of your answers.