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Fast Lane Tire Shop
1000 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Fast Lane Tire Shop, owned by Frank Barlay, is a small office right off the main street, with rows and rows of car tiresMore in the front parking lot and along the interior walls. The owner, Frank Barley, began the company four years ago as Barley & Company. The business is well kept, and employers can often be seen repairing and repainting tires out in the front.
Tater Tots
433 Bishop St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Tater Tots is the store on Bishop Street with a red roof and a stoop covered with kids' bikes and toys. Inside, the shopMore feels like a child's playroom at home. Baby cribs line one wall, and teddy bears, scooters and games cover the carpet. The owner, Grace Tate, welcomes parents to shop while kids roam the store playing with all the toys. The back room is layered with children's clothing and shoes. Tater Tots is a 120-day consignment store, offering new and used products from designer labels at discounted prices. All products come in working order and with batteries. 
Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta
442 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Al-Farooq Masjid, Midtown's most prominent mosque, is located near the Georgia Tech and Atlantic Station communities onMore 14th Street. It is Atlanta's oldest mosque, though recently renovated, and includes marble throughout with intricately hand-painted walls and ceilings. The mosque is always open to its members, but visitors are welcome by appointment (you can find a request form on its website). The mosque features a conference room in addition to its large prayer room and hosts many of metro-Atlanta's big events and lectures about the Islamic faith.
Antioch Baptist Church North
540 Kennedy St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Antioch Baptist Church North has a distinctive modern roof of slatted, dark metal above walls of red brick. TheMore structure's interior is likewise modern in appearance, but the use of blond wood for pews and the pulpit give the space an intimate warmth. A feeling of intimacy at a church whose congregation is reportedly 14,000 is no small achievement, of course, but the sprawling structure keeps its various rooms (including a chapel) on a human scale. Parking lots signal the church's numbers far more clearly: They surround the building and have such names as "Heaven" and "Eden." A church staff person emphasized that efforts the congregation makes to be neighborly include striving not to impede local traffic with many, many cars parked on the streets bordering the property.
Yeah! Burger
1168 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
The original location for Yeah! Burger, Shaun Doty and Erik Mayer's entry in the environmentally friendly, farm-to-tableMore fast-food sweepstakes, overlooks the intersection of 14th Street and Howell Mill Road. Its sharp design -- lots of unfinished wood paneling intersecting with wide, white tiles -- and cartoony wall flourishes give it the look of well-established national chain. Given time, its creators might achieve such ubiquity. The two partners have made this restaurant 100 percent recyclable or compostable in what it uses, even down to the turbopowered hand dryer and the waterless urinal in the men's room. As for the food, Yeah! Burger takes an idea from Baskin-Robbins and doubles it for fast-food fixtures: It offers both a burger of the month and a shake of the month. For grown-ups, the main counter also doubles as a full (no, really full) bar. Although the concept takes a minute to be believed, the next reasonable reaction to this place is, Why didn't someone think of this earlier?