Atlanta is considered to be a top business city and is a primary transportation hub of the Southeastern United States - via highway, railroad, and air. Atlanta contains the world headquarters of such large corporations as The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia-Pacific, AT&T Mobility, the Cable News Network, Delta Air Lines, and Turner Broadcasting. Atlanta has the country's fourth-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies and more than 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies have business operations in the metropolitan area.
The South Asian population of Atlanta has tripled over the past ten years. South Asians are mainly natives of the following countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The South Asians are one of the largest and fastest growing minority groups of the state of Georgia.
Asian supermarkets represent a new trend in which Asian immigrants no longer settle in old enclaves such as Chinatown, San Francisco, (undoubtedly still the largest in the U.S.), but in suburbs where shopping centers provide services as well as cultural amenities such as hosting ethnic festivals, shows and dance. One of the major redevelopments highlighted in the press has been Buford Highway in the Atlanta suburb of Doraville, Georgia, where Asian supermarkets have done brisk business in a once-blighted neighborhood.
The Briarcliff shopping center is located in the heart of a predominantly, South Asian, population. Its’ ideal location has made it the “Desi shopping paradise”. Desi is a common term used to describe South Asian people. It is a Punjabi term and can be broken down into two words- Des and “I” (pronounced ee). The word Des means country and “i” means from the same country. It is very popular to address another South Asian person as a Desi or a fellow countryman. Located in the heart of Briarcliff shopping center is one of the biggest South Asian grocery stores, The Taj Mahal Imports.
A common site in the city of Atlanta is an Indo-Pak restaurant. There are currently over thirty-two Indian and South Asian Restaurants in Atlanta. Regular customers include not only Asians, but hundreds of Americans as well. The Indian restaurant Industry generates revenues of over 1.6 dollars a year.
One of the most popular restaurants in Atlanta is the Curry and kabob house located in the Briarcliff shopping Center.Like many other South Asian Restaurants, the Curry and Kabob house caters to parties and weddings. Their ideal location and availability of space has made it one of the most popular restaurants to host wedding receptions, birthday parties and even business-related ceremonies.
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