Atlanta finally strikes deal with church

One house of worship down.  One house of worship to go.

A day after breaking off talks with Mt. Vernon Baptist Church regarding a $6.2 million offer to buy a building that’s in the path of the new Falcons Stadium, the powers-that-be in Atlanta struck a deal with the other church blocking the planned construction site.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the agreed price is $19.5 million.  That’s precisely the midpoint between the opening demand of $24.5 million and the opening offer of $14.5 million.

Now that a deal is in place with Friendship Baptist Church, talks with Mt. Vernon Baptist Church will reopen.