Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Decatur Craft Beer Festival Tickets Still Available


Enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting on the square in downtown Decatur, Georgia. Each general admission ticket ($45) includes a special tasting glass and unlimited sips from more than 80 breweries. Get the ultimat beer festival experience with a VIP ticket ($90).
Tickets on sale now!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A New re-creation of TOCO HILL Sign is Standing Tall at Shopping Center

 Toco Hill Shopping Center




 From :  http://www.ajc.com
Q: The shopping center on the corner of North Druid Hills and LaVista roads in Atlanta recently put up a huge, new sign that says “Toco Hill.” Where does the name Toco Hill come from?
—Joni Pelta, Atlanta
A: “Toco” is believed to be a phrase that the original developer, Clyde Shepherd, learned from a Brazilian Indian when he built airbases in that country during World War II, according to past AJC stories and the current owners of the shopping center, Edens. It is reported to mean to “have better luck than you think you’ll have.” Shepherd reportedly then paired the word with a hill that once was on the DeKalb County property.
The original Toco Hill sign was put up along the road in the middle of the 20th century, and it was torn down in the late 1980s or early 90s, according to Edens, which is redeveloping Toco Hill shopping center. Local Pizzaiolo, Hudson Grille, the vintage furniture and home décor shop Westside Market and Spiller Park Coffee are among new and planned eateries and shops.
The re-creation of the sign is based on the original — before it was painted. The new sign is in the center’s new plaza area, according to Edens, and integrated into the gathering space, which will also have a fountain.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Steel City Pops Update

 From : http://www.tonetoatl.com/
 
 Steel City Pops opened their Austin, Texas location this past Wednesday and plans to open their new Atlanta area brick & mortar location, in downtown Decatur, by the end of the month.  The new shop is in addition to the Birmingham-based company's pop cart locations at Atlantic Station and at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.  Sources say that the company has plans for as many as two additional Atlanta area locations in the coming years.

Location 312 Church St. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

City Offices Closed Monday, September 11

 This is from the decatur minute

Due to the threat of severe weather for our area, all city offices are closed tomorrow, Monday September 11. Public safety, public works and emergency staff should report as normal.
Other cancellations:
-Monday garbage and recycling services. A notice for Tuesday’s services will be posted by Monday afternoon.
-Monday court sessions are all cancelled. Individuals will receive a notice of rescheduled dates and times.
-After School Programs
-Active Living activities
-Oakhurst Pool ribbon cutting.
Emergency updates and closures will be posted here, the city’s website, and all official City of Decatur social media platforms.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Timberland Plans a Lenox Square Store

 From: http://www.tonetoatl.com/
 
Timberland plans to open a new store at Lenox Square in Buckhead next month.  Known for their durable boots and outdoor apparel, Timberland will open on the mall's second level, between LOFT and Gap Kids, in the approximately 3,000 square foot former Crocs space.  

https://www.timberland.com

Monday, August 28, 2017

The AJC Decatur Book Festival September 1–3, 2017

 From https://www.decaturbookfestival.com

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.
The DBF is a community based non-profit that counts on your donations to operate each year. We are a 501(c)3 and your donation is tax deductible.
visit  https://www.decaturbookfestival.com

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Henry Winkler ( The Fonz) at the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center Sept 1

Decatur High School Performing Arts Center


Friday, Sept 1 .  5:00-6:00

From:  https://www.decaturbookfestival.com
This year's DBF Kidnote features Henry Winkler, affectionately known at The Fonz. Together with his writing partner, Lin Oliver, he writes the “Hank Zipzer” and “Here’s Hank” book series for young readers. The New York Times best-selling “Hank Zipzer” series chronicles the “high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences", and in 2014, the writers introduced “Here’s Hank,” a series targeting even younger children with reading difficulties. As a youngster, Henry suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia and has become an inspiring champion of children facing similar obstacles. 
read more 

  Photo credit: Apega / WENN

Monday, August 21, 2017

Special Video - Jerry Lewis as Typewriter

Joe's Crab Shack Shutters Over 40 Locations, Including Duluth Restaurant

From: http://www.tonetoatl.com
 In recent weeks, Ignite Restaurant Group has shuttered more than 40 locations across the country in wake of its June Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
 The company, owner of the Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tap + Tavern
 concepts, was won August 7th by Landry’s Inc., (which like Ignite, is based in Houston, Texas) in a bankruptcy auction.
more

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

If you like Mystery Science Theater 3000 you’ll love Cineprov! at The Plaza Theatre


 From http://plazaatlanta.com
Have you ever sat through a bad movie with your friends, making up dialogue and cracking jokes that are more entertaining than what’s taking place on screen? If the answer is YES then Cineprov is just the experience for you.
If you like Mystery Science Theater 3000 you’ll love Cineprov! Cineprov features a writer from Season 11 of Mystery Science Theater 3000, performing monthly.
Once a month, we gather to celebrate the art of the B-movie. We affectionately add our snarky commentary and pop culture references to forgotten camp classics, paying tribute to everything you love about bad movies, including:
– Preposterous plots
– Corny dialogue
– Wooden acting
– Technical gaffes
– Bargain basement special effects
Grab your popcorn, take your seat and prepare to see the movies Hollywood wishes were forgotten with a hilarious new soundtrack. Experience live comedy and gloriously terrible cinema with Cineprov!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Late-night Tacos and Booze at Deep End


Deep End in the Old Fourth Ward building at 621 North Avenue NE.

The team behind The Pinewood Tippling Room in Decatur and Ponce City Market’s The Mercury is taking over the former 4th & Swift space, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mike Blydenstein, Brooks Cloud, and Julian Goglia will reportedly open a late-night destination called Deep End in the Old Fourth Ward building at 621 North Avenue NE.
Deep End will focus on a beverage program — not a surprise, considering the owners — and the kitchen will turn out tacos. Service will run until 3 a.m. Cloud tells the AJC the idea is to give Ponce City Market patrons a place to hang out after the Central Food Hall shuts down for the night. Considering Jay Swift cited competition from new restaurants at PCM as a direct reason for 4th & Swift’s shutter last summer, cornering the late-night market may be a good bet for the Pinewood gang.
Deep End is one of three new projects Blydenstein, Cloud, and Goglia are planning. They’re also working on two Italian spots in Buckhead’s former Prohibition space: Bar Americano and Bar Crema. The former will serve lunch and dinner, and the adjoining Bar Crema will offer take-away items, desserts, gelato, and coffees. Beverages will be inspired by classic cocktails and Italian aperitivos, and they will feature premium spirits and housemade ingredients. Chef Adam Waller is leaving Bocado in Westside to run the kitchen at Bar Americano, reports the AJC.
Owners hope to have Deep End, Bar Americano, and Bar Crema open later this year.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Crosswalk at South Candler St and East Davis St

  UPDATE: The crosswalk at South Candler St and East Davis St is an active construction zone until installation of the HAWK signal is complete. Beginning Thursday, August 3rd, the crosswalk will be staffed with a crossing guard during the morning and afternoon school zone hours. Please proceed with caution when crossing at this location.
From time to time during construction of the HAWK, the crosswalk may be closed without notice. Please make sure you have an alternate route.

 The city is striving to make your travel to school safe and pleasant. Thank you again for your patience.



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Eye on N. McDonough St.


Eye on 1940's Decatur


Lane Drug Store at Clairmont & Ponce de Leon Ave was a gathering spot in Decatur. Husbands and children rode the trolley out from Atlanta and then phoned from the drug store to get someone to pick them up in the days before the second family car.
Photo from Mrs. J.O. Bowen Jr.
Courtesy of Vanishing Dekalb
Dekalb Historical Society

Thursday, July 27, 2017

8th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl Sat. July 29

 From: https://www.eventbrite.com

TICKETS HERE

Description

Atlanta's largest, bloodiest and longest-running ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL returns to North Highlands Avenue at 4pm on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 for it's 8th year. Hosted by Diesel Filling Station, known for hosting Atlanta's largest weekly "The Walking Dead" TV viewing parties, this unique event will feature five pubs on the North Highlands stretch (all within easy walking distance), on-site zombie make-up artists, special guests, food & drink specials... in addition to a Zombie Costume Contest, voting for the annual Atlanta Zombie Pin-Up Contest, an After-Party and more! Complete info. at www.ZombieCrawlAtlanta.com

GENERAL ADMISSION: $30
  • Professional Zombie Make-Up (at Diesel Filling Station, 4-7 p.m.)
  • Complimentary zombie drink/shot tickets for each of the 5 official Zombie Pub Stops (5-10 p.m.)
  • Exclusive Food/appetizers specials (for ticket-holders)
  • Admission to the 8th Annual ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL
  • Admission to the ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL After-Party (8pm-2am)
VIP 'GORE' PACKAGE: $70 (only 50 TOTAL!!!)
  • Professional Zombie Make-Up with prosthetic make-up (at Diesel Filling Station, 4-7 p.m.)
  • LIMITED to 50 (total). THIS OPTION WILL SELL OUT!!!
  • Limited edition laminated VIP Party Pass with lanyard.
  • Commemorative Event T-shirt (Sized to order). T-shirt available for pick-up at Diesel Filling Station (4-7 p.m.) See the 2017 design HERE (created by JERT)
  • Bottomless sponsor beer (at Diesel Filling Station, 4-7 p.m., while it lasts)
  • Complimentary zombie drink/shot at each of the 5 official Zombie Pub Stops (5-10 p.m.)
  • Exclusive Food/appetizers specials (for ticket-holders)
  • Admission to the 8th Annual ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL
  • Admission to the ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL After-Party (8pm-2am)
  • The first 15 VIP purchasers get a BONUS GIFT valued at $15 – see it HERE.
DRINK TICKETS (only): $20
  • Complimentary zombie drink/shot at each of the 5 official Zombie Pub Stops (5-10 p.m.)
  • Exclusive Food/appetizers specials (for ticket-holders)
  • Admission to the 8th Annual ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL
  • Admission to the ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL After-Parties (2) 9pm-2am
2017 T-SHIRT DESIGN: See it HERE (designed by artist JERT)

WEBSITE: ZombieCrawlAtlanta.com

ZOMBIE PIN-UP CONTEST: AtlantaPinUpCalendar.com

QUESTIONS? zombiecrawlatlanta@gmail.com
T-Shirt

Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby Beneficiary Will Be Decatur Robotics. - Derby Day is Oct. 7, 2017

 This Year Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby will be Oct 7, 2017

 From: http://madisonavesoapboxderby.org/meet-our-2017-beneficiary/
We are proud to announce that the beneficiary for the 2017 Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby will be Decatur Robotics.
Decatur Robotics is a STEAM organization (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) based in Decatur, GA devoted to inspiring youth to be science and technology leaders and innovators. Decatur Robotics engages elementary, middle and high school students in exciting programs and competitions that build 21st century skills and foster life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership. They provide access to life-changing STEAM programs to as many students as possible and aim to help close the gap that exists between our community’s lower- and higher-income students. Scholarships are available to students who would otherwise be unable to participate.
Decatur Robotics students call it the “hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
OUR MISSION: Decatur Robotics seeks to inspire youth to be science and technology leaders and innovators. We engage them in challenging programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills that foster life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership.
FIRST’s VISION: “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” – Dean Kamen, Founder

Monday, July 24, 2017

Big Tex is Now Back Open


 BIG TEX
 308 W Ponce De Leon Ave Ste H
Decatur, Georgia, GA 30030
 (404) 377-3939
 Hours 5:00PM - 11:00PM 

Directions

Repaving of Downtown Streets this Week

 From thedecaturminute.com

 

Update:  Downtown paving has been postponed until Tuesday, July 25.

The impact

Weather permitting, several downtown Decatur streets will be repaved beginning Monday, July 24, following completion of the present milling work concluding — ideally — on Friday, July 21.
This is an ambitious effort and is being done to complete as much work as possible before the City Schools reconvene on August 1. It’s expected the work will take 2-3 days.

How to manage

North McDonough and the two intersections will remain open to two-way vehicle traffic. However, there will be temporary lane closures and traffic delays during the work. East Howard will be closed to through traffic for a short period when it is being resurfaced.
Vehicular access on North Candler Street, East Howard Avenue and Barry Street will be limited and on-street parking will not be available on the affected streets during the work. Pedestrian access will remain open throughout the project area.
more at The Decatur Minute

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.

more

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, cafés 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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Sally Field: I think I just went 10-100.
Bandit: Well that's Better than 10-200.

 Butch Patrick AKA Eddie Munster from the TV Show The Munsters
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