Tucked away between the Downtown Connector and Chosewood Park, the once thriving Southside neighborhood has been in a state of decline since the Lakewood Assembly General Motors factory closed in 1990. Recently, it's become fertile terrain for DIY operations looking to build a community. Carver Neighborhood Market and Community Grounds Coffee shop serve as neighborhood meeting points. Folk artist Lonnie Holley lives further down Jonesboro Road. Across from his studio stands the Cleaners, a dry cleaning business-cum-experimental music and performance venue. For real local flavor, the Ideal Sportsbar is the place to hear tales about the old Lakewood Speedway (where Aaron?s Amphitheatre now stands) and for Friday-night karaoke sessions.
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