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-
North Candler Street
East Maple Street
Sycamore Ridge Drive
Mountain View Street
Ponce de Leon Court
Sycamore Place (Commerce to E. Ponce)
East Ponce de Leon Ave. (400 to 1100 Block)
Mt. Vernon Drive
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.
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.
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"
will reportedly occupy a 4,400 square foot portion of the former
Blockbuster Video, next to Wingstop, on the Columbia Drive end of the
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.)
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 email@example.com . Groups of ten
or more are admitted for $10 per ticket.