Closer Look: Coffee Conversations with Rose Scott continues at Brother Moto in Cabbagetown

Brother Moto co-owner Jared Erickson, general manager Zach Kane, Drew Perlmutter, member of Brother Moto, Atlanta District 5 Councilmember Natalyn Archibong, curator and artist Peter Ferrari, John Dirga, a representative for Neighborhood Planning Unit N, and Chelsea Arkin, president of the Cabbagetown Neighborhood Improvement Association.
Brother Moto co-owner Jared Erickson, general manager Zach Kane, Drew Perlmutter, member of Brother Moto, Atlanta District 5 Councilmember Natalyn Archibong, curator and artist Peter Ferrari, John Dirga, a representative for Neighborhood Planning Unit N, and Chelsea Arkin, president of the Cabbagetown Neighborhood Improvement Association.
Credit Grace Walker

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • Today’s edition of Closer Look” is part of an ongoing series called Coffee Conversations with Rose Scott. We continue the series today at Brother Moto in Cabbagetown.
  • Brother Moto isn’t just a coffee shop. The space also includes a do-it-yourself motorcycle garage, which is open to those who pay a monthly membership fee. Brother Moto co-owner Jared Erickson, general manager Zach Kane, and Drew Perlmutter, a member of Brother Moto, sit down with Rose Scott for a conversation about Brother Moto’s business model, and why the founders chose to set up shop in Cabbagetown.
  • 16:20: Atlanta District 5 Councilmember Natalyn Archibong discusses her strategy for creating affordable housing and making space for small businesses as the Cabbagetown area develops.
  • 27:20: Chelsea Arkin, president of the Cabbagetown Neighborhood Improvement Association, and John Dirga, a representative for Neighborhood Planning Unit N, join Rose Scott for a conversation about the changing identity of Cabbagetown and how long-time community members can help to preserve the neighborhood’s history.
  • 41:38: Each summer, artists around Atlanta gather in Cabbagetown to paint large murals around the neighborhood. The event, called Forward Warrior, was founded by curator and artist Peter Ferrari. He sits down with Rose Scott for a conversation about the role the arts community plays in shaping Cabbagetown’s identity.

Closer Look is Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.