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LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT; ; Downtown, Buckhead could recover quickly from protest damage

May 31, 2020 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Two very different parts of Atlanta were hit Friday night by angry protesters -- affluent Buckhead and rough-around-the-edges downtown. Riot scenes were unsettling, but it's unlikely that either area sustained a fatal economic blow, business and city leaders said Saturday.

To be certain, both neighborhoods were already struggling to recover from the weekslong coronavirus shutdown. A full rebound from COVID-19 is almost certain to be delayed because of the protests, said A.J. Robinson, pres...