This time last year, the City of Atlanta was either scrambling or likely finished with preparations for the New Year’s Eve Peach Drop but it very nearly didn’t happen. With weeks to go, the city had not planned on hosting the annual event and was hoping its venue, Underground Atlanta, would be sold to a developer in South Carolina. As it turns out, the sale wasn’t going to happen until after New Year’s Eve and following some outcry from Atlanta residents, the Peach Drop went on as usual hosted by the city.

Mayor Reed was apparently caught off guard a bit when he had announced that they would not be having the Peach Drop and was unaware that the event is one of the four largest New Year’s celebrations in the United States. Mayor Reed told 11Alive about the city’s decision to reverse course. “We’ve heard folks loud and clear. So, when we indicated that weren’t going to have a Peach Drop, the public made it well-known that they were not happy with that conclusion.” 

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