SAW is based in Senoia, GA. The town that is billed as being "25 miles and 100 years away from Atlanta."
I have lived in Senoia since mid-late 2002. Started looking for affordable houses and immediately fell in love with this place. This house was one of the first ones I looked at and ended up coming back to it after a long search. My house is not in Senoia proper, but it is just a couple of minutes away.
Honestly, Senoia has lost a bit of its old school charm over the last nine years. Hutchinson Hardware went out of business shortly after my arrival. It was opened in 1928 I believe which is the same year the Atlanta landmark, The Varsity opened its doors. Main street has gone through a bit of a renovation as well. The thing is while the town has lost some of its legitimate old-school charm, it has maintained that small town vibe. The renovations have maintained an old town feel. That's part of the "25 miles and 100 years away..." initiative.
There is even a wrestling connection to this town. No, there are no indy promotions running down here. Now when I win the lottery of course you will see South Atlanta Wrestling run at least a few matches, but Joe Pedicino's radio station 92.5 the Bear broadcasts from a studio in the middle of Senoia. Joe was the gentleman you may have seen running around the NWA Legends Fanfest wearing suspenders with his blond wife. They were the hosts of Atlanta's first NWA Fanfest. Joe was most well-known to me as the host of Superstars of Wrestling, a syndicated wrestling block on Saturday night. He was also an owner of the Global Wrestling Federation (GWF) that aired on ESPN.
If you are interested at all in this town, take a look at the links below. We toured the Idea House and it was pretty cool I must say.
- Senoia's official site: "The perfect setting. For life."
- Inside Senoia's Idea House
- The Historic Senoia Project