Monday, March 20, 2017

Reminder: Neighborhood Clean-up Days

From thedecaturminute.com


Reminder: the City of Decatur is hosting Neighborhood Clean-up Days on Saturdays in March and April, to allow residents to dispose of bulky materials that would not normally be placed in pay-as-you-throw bags. Every street in the City has been assigned to one Saturday. Visit the Neighborhood Cleanup Days page on the city website for detailed instructions and specified dates for each street.
Collection for March 25 will take place in the following neighborhood:
Decatur Heights Neighborhood-
Barry Street
North Candler Street
Pate Street
East Maple Street
Grove Street
Hillcrest Avenue
Hickory Street
Lockwood Terrace
Sycamore Ridge Drive
Renfroe Court
Fitzgerald Court
Wilburn Court
Grovemont Court
Woodland Court
Mountain View Street
Oak Lane
Pinehurst Street
Poplar Street
Ridgeland Avenue
Springdale Street
Sycamore Drive
Sycamore Station
Fairview Street
Sycamore Street
Ponce de Leon Court
Hillyer Place
Sycamore Place (Commerce to E. Ponce)
East Ponce de Leon Ave. (400 to 1100 Block)
Glendale Avenue
Glenn Circle
Pinecrest Avenue
Mt. Vernon Drive
Forkner Drive
Glenn Court
Village Walk
All items to be collected should be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. This ensures that we do not have to rerun routes for late set-outs. Collections run until 3:30 p.m., or until finished, whichever is sooner.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Avondale Estates Planning a Lantern Parade

 Photo from Decatur's Lantern Parade.

FROM:     http://www.accessatlanta.com

The city of Avondale Estates just revealed plans for a

The event is set for April 21 at 7 p.m.

The city said on Facebook people should gather at the grass triangle on Berkeley Road and Kensington Road for socializing and instructions. At dusk, which ought to be about 8 p.m., the parade takes off down Berkeley Road, passing Lake Avondale.
   

It’ll end at DeKalb School of the Arts for a bonfire that will kick off the school’s 30th anniversary and Annual Fringe Festival.

Now for the parade rules:

No flying lanterns; no dogs; no fire-lit lanterns; LED/battery powered lights only.

Bicycles are OK, but bikers are asked to walk with their bike; golf carts are OK, but must follow pedestrians at the back of the parade; strollers and wagons are OK.

Now for the lanterns:

Garage Door Studio, 119 Center St., will be hosting lantern making workshops to help folks prepare for the parade.

The workshops are: Wednesday, April 5, from 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, April 9, from 2-5 p.m.; Friday, April 14, from 6-9 p.m.; and Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m.
lantern parade.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Coming to Belvedere Plaza

"World Famous" chicken chain planning new restaurant in Decatur 

  FROM: http://www.tonetoatl.com
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken the Memphis based chicken chain that entered the Atlanta market in 2015, is planning to open in Decatur later this fall.  Sources at the restaurant confirmed to me this week that they plan to open in Belvedere Plaza at the corner of Memorial and Columbia Drives, across from the former Columbia [Avondale] Mall, which is today a Walmart Supercenter.  Technically the restaurant is not in the City of Decatur but nonetheless the Belvedere Plaza eatery will be the group's "Decatur" location. 

Gus's will reportedly occupy a 4,400 square foot portion of the former Blockbuster Video, next to Wingstop, on the Columbia Drive end of the center. 

photo credit: http://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/2015/02/19/guss-fried-chicken-coming-philly/

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MOD Pizza will open in Decatur at Decatur Crossing

New-to-market pizza joint destined for Decatur.

MOD Pizza, an industry leader in the "create your own pizza" segment, has signed its second Atlanta area lease.  

MOD Pizza will open in Decatur at Decatur Crossing, at the corner of Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Road. The pizza joint will occupy an inline space near Zoës Kitchen on the Scott Boulevard side of the Sprouts Farmers Market anchored project. (Sprouts celebrated its Grand Opening this past Wednesday, March 1st.)

In addition to Sprouts, MOD joins a number of restaurants with confirmed locations in Decatur Crossing.  Among the eateries expected to open in the coming months are First Watch, a breakfast and lunch eatery, Zoës Kitchen, Dunkin' Donuts, Tiff's Treats, a cookie shop, and City Barbecue, an Ohi0 based BBQ franchise.  

(A second phase of the project on Scott Boulevard will reportedly include an Aldi and a Chick-fil-A, among other tenants.) 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Americana Duo Sinners & Saints To Play Three Taverns Brewery 3/16

 Americana duo Sinners & Saints will be playing at Three Taverns Brewery in Decatur on Thursday, March 16th! The show coincides with the release of their second album On The Other Side.



Americana duo Sinners & Saints write acoustic, country-tinged tunes with compelling harmonies, featuring foot-powered percussion on repurposed drums from an abandoned kit. Since forming in 2011, Perry Fowler and Mark Baran have shared the stage up and down the east coast with the likes of Flogging Molly, Shovels and Rope, Robert Earl Keen, Daniel Romano, St Paul & the Broken Bones, SUSTO, Sun Kil Moon, Bombadil, and many others.





http://sinnersandsaintsmusic.com/news/on-the-other-side/

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Eye on Decatur - LOUISIANA BISTREAUX

     Louisiana Bistreaux at Suburban Plaza in Decatur GA
    1496 Church St.
     Decatur  GA
     Phone 404-963-1463


   Menu

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Coyotes Mexican Grill New Location

 From: https://www.groupon.com/biz/decatur-ga/coyotes-mexican-grill

If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa are your idea of a good time, Coyotes Mexican Grill in Decatur should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat. Enjoy a drink with your dinner ? this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant. Parties of any size can easily be seated at Coyotes Mexican Grill. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Coyotes Mexican Grill.
Coyotes Mexican Grill welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go ? this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
At Coyotes Mexican Grill, you can find easy parking and multiple public transit stops. At Coyotes Mexican Grill, we supply free parking. No fees, just your car and our lot. Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Coyotes Mexican Grill.
A visit to Coyotes Mexican Grill will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. So come to Coyotes Mexican Grill, where you can taste the highest rated Mexican cuisine around.

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New location is the Ice House Building
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(404) 373-9383


Monday, February 20, 2017

Eye on Decatur - Sprouts Farmers Market


The new Sprouts Farmers Market is located across from Suburban Plaza Shopping Center.
Opening Soon!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Downtown Decatur McDonald's Closing thru end of March for the Remodel

 Decatur GA
Starting Monday Feb. 20 The Downtown Decatur McDonald's will now close the Drive Thru until the end of March for the remodel to be completed. The lobby had already closed earlier.

Friday, February 17, 2017

OTONANA TRIO from Tokyo to Play At Mojo's Pizza N' Pub. March 3

Friends at Next Stop Decatur,

I want to introduce you to a new band and an upcoming gig from Japanese funk-rock band OTONANA TRIO from Tokyo. They will be playing a show in Decatur on March 3 at Mojo's Pizza N' Pub.

They're phenomenal musicians who always put on an amazing show.
For more info, here is a link to their press release: http://eepurl.com/cx-dXb
Many thanks and best wishes,
Tess Greenham
Magician Media
213.200.0786

Peach State Opera will present Puccini’s Tosca on Sunday Feb 26


Peach State Opera will present Puccini’s Tosca on Sunday, February 26th at 3 p.m. at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College’s Cole Auditorium at 3735 Memorial College Avenue, Clarkston, GA 30021.
 As an artist affiliate of GSU Perimeter, the company produces condensed, family-friendly versions of classic operas in English. 
Puccini’s Queen of the Stage, Tosca, plays the ultimate role of her life in a dangerous attempt to save her rebel lover from the scheming Chief of Police, who stops at nothing to possess her.
 The triangle leads to a desperate and tumultuous conclusion, immersed in some of opera’s most passionate and masterful music. 
Arrive at 2:00 p.m. for a free informative talk by opera connoisseur, Carter Joseph. Total run time for the show is approximately 2hrs., 20 minutes. As part of their mission to include local high school and college choruses in their productions, this production will feature students from the Dekalb School for the Arts choral program under the direction of Jeffery Funderburk.
Tickets are available at http://peachstateopera.org/ and at the door. Those interested in coming as a group should contact Nancy Martin to reserve at iljrd@yahoo.com . Groups of ten or more are admitted for $10 per ticket.


February 26, 2017
Sunday afternoon at 3:00PM
Cole Auditorium (Fine Arts Building)
Perimeter College at Georgia State University
3735 Memorial College Avenue
Clarkston, GA 30021
* This performance features students of the DeKalb School of the Arts choral program.
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For questions about this performance, call Peach State Opera at 678-775-8445.