About 25 years ago, the stretch of Memorial Drive bordering Grant Park was desolate. I’m talking one gloomy convenience store at the corner of Memorial and Cherokee where Tin Lizzy’s is today. Its shelves inclu...
Located near the corner of Boulevard and Memorial Drive, a small blue building with a beveled glass front window and “The Livery” painted over the front door is a splash of gentrification in a stretch of road most have given up on.
Right at the cusp of Cabbagetown, a stones throw from Oakland Cemetery and just a hop, skip and jump from the local Mexican food favorite Mi Barrio, The Livery — now the home of Libby Quattrocchi — was once a broken, vacant building covered in ugly graffiti.
The front door wouldn’t open. The back yard was waist-high in weeds that hid many strange objects that Quattrochi, who is gay, discovered when excavating.
Vacant commercial property becomes quirky, cozy home