We turn the spotlight onto a recent family addition to our little enclave, Hanish Patel and his wife, Paru, who moved here in 2019. Their cute daughter, Sita, celebrated her first birthday in February. They also have a mischievous beagle, Penny, adopted from Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue. You’ll find them taking long walks in the neighborhood. Here are a few things that Hanish shared about himself.
Why did you choose Piedmont Heights as your new home?
We found Piedmont Heights to be the perfect Atlanta neighborhood, with everything we were looking for — cool neighbors, restaurants, necessities like grocery stores, and little hidden gems.
What's your favorite restaurant or store in Piedmont Heights?
For shopping, I’m the type of person that just enjoys wandering the aisles of Kroger. But my inner child loves Richard’s Variety Store, where I could easily spend thousands of dollars on toys and board games. Our favorite eatery in Piedmont Heights is currently Brooklyn Bagel. Thank you to the Ahlzadeh family for opening a great spot in our neighborhood!
What's one of your favorite memories?
Spending every summer as a child in India, especially the rural villages where my parents grew up. I remember eating mangos that were pulled straight from a tree. I have not had mangos as perfect and delicious since.
Do you do any volunteer work?
Yes, I serve as a chair and attorney-volunteer with the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. I now also serve on the Parks Committee for the board of the Piedmont Heights Civic Association.
What's one thing about you that surprises people?
I aspire to be a stand-up comedian! I’ve always enjoyed stand-up comedy and am fascinated by the process of coming up with, and writing down, jokes. It is an art. Hopefully I can do some more open mic nights this year!
Thanks to PHCA Board Member Helen Kacur for volunteering to interview Fabricio and write this Resident Spotlight! And be sure to check out our archive of Resident Spotlights.