If you go down Ponce past Decatur, past Kudzu, past the galaxy cats mural, past YDFM, you’ll end up pretty quickly in Scottdale. Scottdale ended up on the map because of Col. George Washington Scott, owner the Scottdale Cotton Mill and major donor to the Decatur Female Seminary, renamed Agnes Scott College in memory of his mom. Scottdale Mill closed in 1982, four years after the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills and more than a decade after Whittier Mill (also owned by the Scotts) were shuttered. Now one of the biggest games in town is the creatively named Steel, LLC and the area suffers from the unincorporated malaise so specific to DeKalb County.
Scottdale also pioneered beefing it up.
You know you’ve driven by those antiques stores a few times and wondered if they were any good. Well, they’re not, not really. The most intriguing merchandise was a giant box of mix CDs someone made with titles written in Sharpie like “30 and Fading” and “Bad Teacher” and “Take it Slow.” But we just weren’t willing to pay real money to find out what they sounded like.
Oh, fine, we know you only looked this far to watch the Charlie Boy Gang’s BRAND-NEW “BEEF IT UP” MUSIC VIDEO!!!!
And here’s how regular people beef it up at Scottdale Day.
Previously: Pecanne Log’s Suburban Explorer (Pine Lake)