Could Atlanta’s famed New Year’s Eve Peach Drop be in limbo?

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ATLANTA — The sale and proposed redevelopment of Underground Atlanta leaves Atlanta’s famed New Year’s Eve Peach Drop “without a home or a backer,” a former Fulton County commissioner wrote in an Atlanta Business Chronicle op-ed.

“Please don’t misunderstand me: I am a huge fan of progress. I am proud of the city Atlanta has become,” Robb Pitts wrote. “But with every local tradition that we allow to die, we lose a piece of our local identity. We lose a sense of where we came from. We lose a piece of who we are.”

The city of Atlanta agreed in December 2014 to sell Underground Atlanta to a South Carolina-based real estate investment company for $25.8 million. The sale was to close on Sept. 30, but has been pushed back until January 2016, WABE-FM reported.

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  1. I love the peach drop and for it to go away is stupid to throw an new years tradition. away like that the peach drop is so big every year but I want to say this if the peach drop don’t. Happen this
    Year i will be very disappointed. To see the big peach drop go aid i thank they are lying about the peach drop and the people who bought underground atlanta don’t. Know what they are talking about but they better do the peach drop this year

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