Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ponce City Market Planning a Second Phase

From  http://www.atlantaloop.com
Ponce City Market, a mixed-use project that has been a boon to the Beltline, is planning its second phase, but not everyone is happy about it.
Cashelle Rose, President of the Fourth Ward Alliance, said PCM’s developer, Jamestown, is proposing three new buildings. The buildings would include a hotel, and commercial and residential spaces.
Renderings for the project were not provided to Atlanta Loop, but Curbed Atlanta was able to obtain one rendering which you can see by clicking here. According to Curbed, the hotel would be constructed on Glen Iris Drive and the other two buildings would be constructed on PCM’s southeastern corner. WSB-TV reports that one of the towers would be built on top of a parking deck.

more at  http://www.atlantaloop.com/report-plans-expand-ponce-city-market-not-welcomed-old-fourth-ward-residents/

Friday, July 14, 2017

N. McDonough Street, Candler and McDonough Intersections Milling Begins Monday, July 17

 Photo credit Next Stop...Decatur

From thedecaturminute.com

Weather permitting, North McDonough Street and the Candler and McDonough intersections at East Howard Avenue and College Avenue will be milled in preparation for final resurfacing starting on Monday, July 17. The work should take 2-3 days. This work is part of the North McDonough Streetscape Improvements and the Railroad Crossing Improvements at Candler and McDonough Streets.


Project details
The North McDonough Streetscape Improvements include reducing North McDonough to two vehicle lanes, providing for wider sidewalks, and installing a 2-way “cycle track” on the west side of the street, along with traditional streetscape improvements and on-street parking. The project also features significant “green infrastructure” improvements to improve storm water quality.
The Railroad Crossing Improvements will significantly improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, further encouraging those who live in Winnona Park, the McDonough-Adams-Kings Highway community, and other neighborhoods south of the CSX rail corridor to walk and bike into downtown Decatur.

 The improvements will provide gentler slopes on the north side of both crossings resulting in an accessible path for persons in wheelchairs or those using strollers, and a much safer route for all located outside the railroad crossing gates. Presently, pedestrians and bicyclists have to share the roadway with vehicles at these crossings.
In addition to improvements at the crossings, there will now be new pedestrian crosswalks where none presently exist — on the east side of both intersections and just north of the Candler crossing connecting to the sidewalk along the old Depot property.
Finally, improved vehicular mobility is also a project priority. Both crossings will include new traffic signals on both sides which will allow protected left turns on all legs of the two crossings.

see maps at :  http://thedecaturminute.com

Video Friday - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

North Druid Hills Chick-fil-A to Close and Rebuild

Chick-fil-A to Close in August and Rebuild
 This is from Tomorrows News Today



This past April, I revealed that the freestanding Chick-fil-A on North Druid Hills and Briarcliff Roads, the first ever freestanding Chick-fil-A, would be closing to be rebuilt. The news was met with shock and surprise with many wondering when exactly it would close and when it would reopen.  

photo credit google maps

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Pied Piper Parade July 4th


From The Decatur Minute Join the Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur on Tuesday, July 4. Gather friends and family, ride your bike, walk or skate in this community parade for anyone and everyone. Neighborhoods and organizations are encouraged to make floats and join the fun too. And don’t forget your red, white, and blue! Parade lineup is at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Pedestrians will gather on the lawn and vehicles will be lined up by volunteers in the parking lot. The parade begins at 6 p.m. The concert on the square starts at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.). Thanks to the Decatur Business Association for their contribution for the fireworks display.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Video Friday - Shout - Otis Day & The Knights


OTIS!!! My man! Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son. DEAN WORMER: You're out! Finished at Faber! Expelled! I want you off this campus at nine o'clock Monday morning, and I've contacted your local draft boards and told them that you were all, all eligible for military service.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Go Ahead Make My Day at The Plaza - Clint Eastwood Film Festival – 6/16 through 6/22

Clint Eastwood Film Festival – 6/16 through 6/22 at The Plaza Theatre

Gran Torino (R)
Sun: (1:00 PM)
Mon: 7:10 PM
Unforgiven (R)
Sat: 9:30 PM
Sun: 3:30 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R)
Fri: 11:55 PM
Dirty Harry (NR)
Fri: 9:30 PM
Sat: 7:30 PM
Play Misty for Me (NR)
Fri: 7:30 PM
Mon: 9:30 PM
Hang ’em High (PG-13)
Fri: 5:00 PM
Sat: (2:30 PM)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo) (R)
Sun: 8:30 PM
Tue: 9:00 PM
The Beguiled (1971) (R)
Sat: 5:10 PM
Tue: 7:00 PM
For a Few Dollars More (Per qualche dollaro in piu) (NR)
Sun: 6:00 PM
Thu: 9:30 PM

info from plazaatlanta.com








photo credit : https://www.tostadora.com/web/dirty_harry_-_go_ahead_make_my_day/755472

RR Crossing Closures at McDonough and Candler Begin Monday, June 19

From: http://www.decaturmakeover.com

 Effective the morning of Monday, June 19, CSX will begin rebuilding their crossings at Candler and McDonough Streets.
Site work will continue uninterrupted until its completion which is projected to take roughly seven days. Both crossings will be closed and will remain closed for the duration. Adjacent streets such as College Avenue will be unaffected.
Completion could be delayed due to rain. Stay tuned here for updates if an extension proves necessary.
 See detail maps at  http://www.decaturmakeover.com

Eye on Decatur


Village Burger Coming to Tucker

 From http://www.tonetoatl.com
 Village Burger plans to open a new location in Tucker later this summer.  The restaurant, which replaces The Tucker Fountain on Main Street in downtown Tucker, will be the third location for the local restaurant.  The original Village Burger opened in place of a former Bruster's in Dunwoody in 2010. A second Village Burger opened in Johns Creek during the summer of 2014 in a former Yoforia.

photo credit :   http://www.villageburger.com/Area-Locations

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Decatur Beach Party now called Summer in the City . . . Where Beach Meets the Street.

  WHEN: Friday, June 16 • 5-11 p.m.

What do you get when you combine the Decatur Beach Party, a cultural community festival, and the Brick Store Pub’s 20th anniversary? An exciting, beach-themed, performance-rich celebration, now known as Summer in the City . . . Where Beach Meets the Street. Come and celebrate this new take on the annual Decatur Beach Party, featuring pop-up cultural performances, a special Brick Store anniversary cake, and much, much more. Admission is free to the community.
Old Favorites
The event will bring back some Beach Party favorites, including the 60 tons of sand, kids activities, and a wall for rock climbing. A rockin’ band, Bogey and the Viceroy, will perform live from the stage on the MARTA plaza beginning at 8 p.m. The band consists of New Orleans native Bogey Thornton and the troubadours of The Viceroy, an eight-piece band covering classic soul from every era, along with retro rock/pop and today’s current chart-toppers.     
Pop-Up Performances
A variety of pop-up performances, artists and activities will include the Apu Inka Peruvian Band, MBond Afrika African Dance Group – plus stilt walking, fire twirling, sidewalk chalk art, and more. DJ Quasi Mandisco will spin records and direct attendees to the various festivities as they pop up.
Three Taverns Beer and Funnel Cakes
The event will include plenty of funnel cakes, kettle corn and other carnival food for sale. Beer from Three Taverns, wine and soft drinks will be available as well. All the restaurants will be open for business and many will serve special Summer in the City menus.
The Gates Are Gone
Traditionally the Decatur Beach Party, as the Decatur Business Association’s annual fundraiser, was a ticketed and gated event. This year, thanks to our sponsors, the gates are gone, entrance is free, and the program has expanded to include more performances and activities. There may be some charges for a few of the activities such as the rock climbing wall and souvenirs such as light wands. Visit the Decatur Beach Party Facebook page for more information.

Church Street Shut Down Thursday due to Two car Accident

Church Street Shut Down Today due to Two car Accident .
Read more at Decaturish.com

Monday, June 5, 2017

Barre + Yoga Classes This Summer in Harmony Park

 From: The Decatur Minute

Pure Barre Decatur and Corrective Chiropractic are hosting three outdoor Barre + Yoga classes this summer in Harmony Park:
June 10
July 15
August 5
All classes start at 8:30 a.m.
Classes are free with with suggested donations benefiting the Decatur Youth Fund.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Scout Event: Tacos by the Truck Thursday June 1st

From:  http://scoutoakhurst.com/events.html

Tacos by the Truck on Thursday, June 1st

Mark your calendars! From 6:30 to 9PM, enjoy tacos and craft Don Julio cocktails
by Chef Michael Semancik and Nate Shuman. $8 gets you a dinner plate, $20 gets you
a dinner plate and two cocktails. We'll also be serving our regular menu all evening.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Decatur Arts Festival This Week-End




 From thedecaturartsfestival.com

About the Festival

1. What are the hours of the Decatur Arts Festival?

The ArtWalk opens the festival on Friday evening at 5 pm. The festival hours are Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday, 11 am-5 pm.

2. Where can I park?

We encourage you to take MARTA to the Decatur Station, or bike to Downtown Decatur and use the Bike Valet Service, returning to this year’s festival. This year’s festival map with parking details is available here. Metered spaces, and pay parking in private decks and lots is available. Click here for more information about parking in Decatur.

3. What if it rains?

The festival will be held rain or shine.

4. Is it free?

Yes, all events are free.

5. Where is the kids area of the festival?

The Kids Arts Festival is on Saturday, 9:30 am-2 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. (map)

6. Where do I get food and beverages?

Food trucks and beverage vendors are located on East Court Square, or take your pick from Decatur’s many award-winning restaurants, pubs, caf├ęs and fast food restaurants. This year we have a special festival beer on tap brewed by Three Taverns – 3 Day IPA. See a full list of food options here.

7. What is the musical lineup?

Information will be posted closer to the event date. See the 2016 performance details here.

8. How do I find a specific artist?

Look for an artist list and festival map available online in early May.

9. Where can I buy a poster and festival T-shirt?

Festival merchandise can be purchased at the information tents.

10. How can I be a volunteer?

Check our Volunteer page for more information on how to get involved.
About the Festival
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 This info from The Decatur Minute

Friday, May 26
Saturday, May 27


ARTWALK Friday May 26

Artwalk

Friday, May 26 | 5-10 pm | All around Decatur
Free and open to the public

Decatur’s largest one-night art experience returns! Stroll around town to see exhibits at various shops and galleries and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Beer will be on sale at East Court Square.
read more here

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Decatur Arts Festival - You Can Volunteer


 From http://decaturartsfestival.com/volunteer/

Volunteer


Volunteer opportunities include:

• Artists Market set up and close down
• Artist’s helper
• Community Art Project
• Kids Arts Festival
• Fine Arts Exhibition
• New Dance
• Silent Auction
• Souvenir/Information Tent
• Volunteer/Artists Check In
Go paperless! Fill out a Volunteer Decatur profile in our secure online system that you can access any time you sign up for an event. Your volunteer hours and events can be tracked through your profile, and the new system also allows you to receive email alerts and messages, check schedules and request the shifts you prefer.
To sign up with Volunteer Decatur, click here.
Already registered with Volunteer Decatur? Click here.
Contact: Sherry Jackman, Volunteer! Decatur, at sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or 678-615-0915.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Undate Info on Northlake Mall

I missed this from last week.
 update info on Northlake Mall

 From: http://www.tonetoatl.com
New owner "committed to project."


I have received a number of emails and comments about the status of Northlake Mall. To that end, I followed up with Tony Ruggeri, President of ATR Corinth Partners, the Dallas based firm that purchased Northlake Mall in early 2016.   Mr. Ruggeri says he and his firm are "committed to the Northlake Mall project" and that things are progressing, albeit slower than he or residents may have hoped.  

A 20 year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Ruggeri has developed, redeveloped, owned, and managed over 2 million square feet of commercial real estate.
Northlake Mall, originally built in 1971, was for much of its life owned by mall powerhouse Simon Property Group.  The 962,000 square foot mall is located off I-285, bordered by Briarcliff Road, Henderson Mill Road and Northlake Parkway,  and is today anchored by JCPenney, Sears, and Macy's. (Former anchor Kohl's closed last year.) 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bad Daddy's Burger Bar Coming to Church Street


Very popular Church Street is getting another Restaurant.

 From:http://www.tonetoatl.com


Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, a growing burger chain, is planning what is expected to be its second Atlanta area restaurant next year in Decatur. The new 3,600 square foot restaurant will be located in North Decatur Square, the new mixed use development expected to begin construction soon at the corner of Church Street and North Decatur Road in Decatur.
read more at  http://www.tonetoatl.com

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Steel City Pops Coming to Decatur

From: http://www.tonetoatl.com/2017/05/exclusive-steel-city-pops-secures-first.html#more
Popsicle purveyor coming to Decatur.

Steel City Pops, a Birmingham based popsicle business, is planning to make its Atlanta debut later this summer in Decatur.  The new store is expected to open at 312 Church Street, in a space originally planned for Guy Wong's Big Boss Chinese restaurant. 


Although as recently as this past December, Wong was "testing" dishes for Big Boss at his Westside eatery Le Fat, plans for the 312 Church property have been abandoned.  I spoke to Wong earlier this week and he confirmed that "we are not moving forward with that project."  

Wong first announced plans for Big Boss in 2013, but since then, he has opened Le Fat with Mike Blum, Ton Ton in Ponce City Market and One Rooster, also in partnership with Blum, on the Westside.  Wong is no doubt plenty busy with his new restaurants, as well as his original Miso Izakaya, so perhaps it's best that he hold off for now.
Read more

photo credit :  http://prestonhollow.advocatemag.com/2017/03/13/long-awaited-opening-steel-city-pops-arrived/

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring Electronics Recycling May 13

 From thedecaturminute.com
Mark your calendars for the Spring Electronics Recycling event. Gather your old electronics, documents and even styrofoam to be recycled and shredded.
WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2017 (9 am to 1 pm)
LOCATION: Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley St. (Enter from Columbia Drive)
Recyclables must be dropped off during the hours of the event. Early drop-offs are not possible.
The fee for recycling cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs is $10 per TV set, and the fee for CRT monitors is $5 ea. Cash only, exact change required.
There is no charge to recycle other items. Any metro area resident can participate.
Visit the Electronics Recycling page to get a list of acceptable electronics, foam recycling and shredding guidelines.  Have additional questions? Contact Sean Woodson, solid waste superintendent, 404-377-5571

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Decatur High State Playoff Games

From thedecaturminute.com
Update: Thursday games have been moved to Wednesday
Decatur High School student athletes are having a great spring season.   Decatur residents have a chance to attend several state playoff games right here at home this week.   So make plans to come out and cheer on our local teams!
Decatur Varsity Soccer
  • Tuesday, May 2, Decatur Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Union Grove
    6 p.m.   Decatur High School stadium
  • Wednesday, May 3, Decatur Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Wayne County
    6 p.m.   Decatur High School Stadium
All games are $7
Decatur Varsity Baseball 2nd Round of GHSA Baseball State Playoffs
  • Wednesday, May 3, Decatur vs. Union Grove  Double header*
    4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. McKoy Park Field
  • Friday, May 5, If necessary, Game 3 is scheduled for at 5:55 p.m. McKoy Park Field
Ticket price is $10 but the entry ticket gets you both games on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

City of Decatur has Purchased United Methodist Children’s Home


From thedecaturminute.com
On April 25, 2017 City of Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett, the UMCH President and CEO, Rev. Hal Jones, and Debby Stikes, Chair of the UMCH Board of Trustees, met to sign the sale agreement for the $40 Million purchase of the approximately 77 acre UMCH property adjacent to the southeastern city limits of the City of Decatur.
Mayor Patti Garrett said, “We are so excited to keep this project moving forward and I am proud to be able to represent the Decatur City Commission in executing the contract that will start the process of making the purchase happen.”
Proceeds of the sale will support the UMCH mission in new communities according to Rev. Jones, who said “we are committed to reaching out to, and serving, the alarming and growing number of children and families who are in crisis. The sale of the Decatur property helps us expand this ministry across North Georgia.” Board Chair Debby Stikes added that “preserving the Moore Chapel and the gravesite of UMCH’s founder Rev. Dr. Jesse Boring was very important to the Board, to members of our alumni group, and to countless others across North Georgia who partner with us in this ministry. We are delighted with the City’s support in honoring the memories created on this property.”
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Atlanta Motorama (PHOTOS)

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Bandit: Well that's Better than 10-200.

 Butch Patrick AKA Eddie Munster from the TV Show The Munsters
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Communion Cantina in Revival Backyard Opens May 5th


From  http://www.revivaldecatur.com/communion/
Communion Cantina is an outdoor gathering spot for imbibing and socializing in the backyard of chef Kevin Gillespie’s Decatur restaurant, Revival.
 Perfect for enjoying laid-back afternoon revelry, Communion Cantina serves beer and cocktails as well as a small menu of Mexican food truck snacks.

Casual entertainment such as cornhole and other games is also provided free of charge, and reservations are not needed.

Communion Cantina Opens on May 5th, 2017

Hours Of Operation:

Thursday 5-10pm (TRIVIA @ 8pm on Thursdays)

Friday 5-10pm

Saturday 1-10pm

Sunday 1-9pm

Backyard photo credit:  http://www.atlantamagazine.com

 

h/t decatur metro

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Atlanta Motorama returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway April 22 and 23, 2017.

From: http://www.atlantamotorspeedway.com

 Don't miss this one! The car show event that you don't want to miss is the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by RacingJunk.com on April 22-23!

The must-see car show event of the year, the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by RacingJunk.com,
returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway April 22 and 23, 2017.
Motoring enthusiasts of all types will not want to miss “Georgia’s Motoring Festival,” celebrating all things with an engine. Features include national award winning show vehicles, car crushing by BIGFOOT ® monster trucks, autocross competitions, a colossal vendor midway, live music, the kids’ zone and so much more.
The Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is open to most anything with an engine, ranging from muscle cars, imports and trucks to big rigs, motorcycles and even boats and RVs.