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Original ‘World of Coca-Cola’ Museum Being Razed

June 17, 2024
The original shrine to the world's most popular soft drink will become a state government parking lot.

Demolition began last week on the original World of Coca-Cola museum. The downtown Atlanta building, near the state capital, is being razed for construction of a government parking lot.

It hasn’t been the Coke museum for years. Once the city’s most-visited attraction, according to Associated Press, the original three-story structure, which opened in 1990, was bought by the state of Georgia in 2005. It was pretty far from the soft drink company’s headquarters, but the new museum is close.

In 2007, Coca-Cola opened a new, bigger World of Coca-Cola to showcase its product development and marketing history across from Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, where the city hosted the 1996 Olympics. The park has become the heart of the city's tourism and is adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium and Georgia World Congress Center convention hall.

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Dave Fusaro | Editor in Chief

Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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