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Frustrated Pedestrian Tired of Drivers Honking at Him.

Randy Prophater isn't a prophet, just a frustrated pedestrian trying to get to work safely.

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Truck Crashes Into Buckhead Building

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police are investigating an accident that sent a box truck crashing into a Buckhead building.

Police say the truck and a 1993 Toyota Camry were involved in the wreck around 7 a.m. Monday.

Hannah Carraway, who was driving the Camry, said the two vehicles collided in an intersection.

Several businesses were damaged by the truck's impact.

Atlanta police spokesman Otis Redmond says the truck driver, whose name hasn't been released was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. He was in stable condition with injuries that aren't expected to be life-threatening.

Carraway was treated at the scene.

It's the Last Day for the Varsity Jr.

ATLANTA -- After 45 years in business, Sunday is the last day for the Varsity Jr. on Lindbergh Drive.

It's closing and moving because of a zoning dispute with the city of Atlanta.

"It's sad," said customer Robin Kempf. "But what are you going to do? That's the city of Atlanta."

The restaurant was packed on Saturday with loyal customers eager to place their final order of chili dogs and onion rings. They also wanted a chance to say "goodbye."

Elaine Beavers started going to the Varsity Jr. when she was 15 years old.

"After church, it was like a special thing, like a treat, coming over here and getting a good hot dog," Beavers said.

Her husband remembers going to the Varsity Jr. after football games at Druid Hills High School.

Update: No Saving The Varsity Jr.

ATLANTA -- Varsity Jr. owner Gordon Muir told 11Alive's Jeff Hullinger, "There is no turning back, we will close August 22 at 10 p.m."

"We tried really hard," Muir added. "We've lost $100,000 trying to make it happen, $20,000 to have someone oversee our business license with the city." 

The 45-year landmark Atlanta restaurant has been at odds with the City of Atlanta over plans for a new building.

Talks broke off in April and have not been rescheduled.

Charletta Wilson-Jacks, Director of the Office of Housing for the City of Atlanta, told Hullinger: "We were suprised as well hearing the news about their intent to close as well. We are more than willing to work with them, to sit down, to review their proposal, to see how we can move toward resolution."

Gordon Muir is the son of Nancy Gordy Simms, the daughter of Frank Gordy, the founder of The Varsity.

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Steering Clear of Weekend Road Work

ATLANTA -- You spend enough time sitting in traffic on the way to work. Avoid getting caught it in this weekend as construction projects pick up around Metro Atlanta, weather permitting.

Buckhead: Piedmont Avenue

Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.: One lane of Piedmont Road Southbound will be closed at East Wesley Road for repairs to the water main.

Piedmont Road Alternate (If traffic backs up to North Hills Drive): Take a right onto North Hills. Then go left on Alpine Road to get back to Piedmont, past the point of construction.

If the back up gets really bad on Piedmont Road Southbound: Take a right on Pharr Road and follow it over to Peachtree Road. Go left on Peachtree and follow it to Lindbergh Drive. Take a left on Lingbergh and follow it back to Piedmont.