An Atlanta man’s fight to save a downtown building where the first country hit song is believed to have been recorded has gotten another chance at survival.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Fulton County Superior Court Judge Paige Reese Whitaker granted Kyle Kessler a temporary restraining order Friday. A lawsuit to keep the building from being torn down had been dismissed last week. Whitaker says further review of the proposal to demolish the building is warranted.
A developer plans to build a 21-story Margaritaville-themed hotel and restaurant near where the building currently stands.
Part of the building was knocked down in August before crews learned a different judge had issued a temporary restraining order.
Fiddlin’ John Carson likely recorded “Little Log Cabin in the Lane” in the building in 1923.