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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mark your Calendar for The 2015 Decatur Lantern Parade May 15

From: https://decatureducationfoundation.org
Everyone is invited to walk in the Decatur Lantern Parade!  Your participation is what makes a lantern parade magical.  Let your light shine!

Make your masterpiece lantern at home or come to a lantern-making workshop where supplies and guidance are provided.

Line-up at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Avenue after 8pm.  The parade steps off at 9pm led by The Black Sheep Marching Ensemble and parade guru Chantelle Rytter and marches to the Decatur Square.

NEW THIS YEAR! Workshops include Lantern Hats and Master Classes in addition to Bamboo Forms and Globe Lantern Workshops.

Visit our Facebook page to view photos from the 2014 event.

This event is sponsored by Color Wheel Studio, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur Education Foundation and Indie-Catur
Decatur Lantern Parade!  Your participation is what makes a lantern parade magical.  Let your light shine! Make your masterpiece lantern at home or come to a lantern-making workshop where supplies and guidance are provided.
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For more photos from Next Stop...Decatur click here

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Eye on Suburban Plaza

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- Click to enlarge. You can see some old Food Store lettering  from long ago.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Leon’s Full Service 6th Anniversary Party Today March 30

From the decaturminute.com
The Decatur Minute has posted news about a 6 year Anniversary Party at Leon's today.
"Leon’s will have special food and drink features all day to celebrate its sixth anniversary. Sazerac, featuring members of Yacht Rock, will perform at 8 p.m."

The tiki menu will include Polynesian favorites like house spam and coconut prawns.

Leon’s Full Service
131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
404-687-0500
www.leonsfullservice.com

The Fernbank Spring Plant Sale (New Date) April 18

From: http://www.fernbank.edu/plantsale.htm
Due to overly cold conditions and a late start to spring, our suppliers were unable to provide plants for the earlier date! We apologize for any inconvenience.

Spring Plant Sale
***New Date***
April 18, 2015
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Fernbank Science Center horticulture staff will be on hand to provide planting advice
and suggestions for gardening problems.

All money generated at the plant sale supports programming at Fernbank Science Center.

Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30307
Click here for driving directions

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Trinity Triangle Construction Update Photos


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 From: http://www.colejeneststone.com

 Trinity Triangle, a 5-story mixed-use project located in the downtown district of Decatur, Georgia.  The development will have 210 residential units including 6 Live/Work units, as well as 6,000+ SF of street-level retail.  Construction completion is scheduled for June 2016 adding to an active and vibrant urban atmosphere.  ColeJenest & Stone is providing civil engineering and landscape architecture; the developer is Centro Development.




Rendering credit:
http://www.colejeneststone.com
Also the Dairy Queen will be signing a lease this week according to different news services. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Grind House Killer Burgers to Open in Decatur Fall 2015

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---Grind House Killer Burgers broke ground this week on the future Decatur location on N. McDonough St. across the street from Decatur High School in the old school bus parking lot.. They are planning a Fall of 2015 opening.
-- From: http://www.grindhouseburgers.com/ 
  Live Fast. Eat Well! 

 Grindhouse Killer Burgers served its first customer in 2009, inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in downtown Atlanta. The concept was created by by Alex Brounstein, an Emory graduate and former real estate attorney, who had been working to jump start the revitalization of Atlanta's historic indoor public market.

 Situated among seafood, meat and produce vendors, Grindhouse quickly became known as the place to get some of Atlanta’s best burgers in one of the most unique and fun atmospheres in the city. In its first year in business, Grindhouse was named Best Veggie Burger in Atlanta by Creative Loafing, and won the highly coveted Chomp & Stomp Chili Competition. 
Customers lined up for their fresh ground burgers, house made onion rings, shakes and fries, and stuck around for the campy B-movies and Kung Fu flicks projecting on the subway tile walls.

 In 2011, Grindhouse expanded with the opening of its second, "flagship" 100+ seat location on Piedmont Avenue, a converted fueling station featuring a killer covered patio, giant Killer Burgers neon signage, and a full bar featuring its now infamous Boozy Shakes. In 2013, Grindhouse is set to open two more locations - one in the Five Points area of Athens, and another outpost in the D terminal of Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport.

Friday, March 27, 2015

AMC Sets May 31 Premiere for ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 2

From: http://variety.com
AMC is crossing its fingers for the reboot of of drama “Halt and Catch Fire” on May 31, two weeks after the finale of “Mad Men.”

The show, set in the mid-1980s amid the rise of the PC business in Texas, struggled to find an audience last year in its 10-episode run. But AMC brass had faith in the premise, series creators Chris Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers and showrunner Jonathan Lisco, who acknowledge that changes are in store for season two.

“We’re going to drill down even deeper into these characters we’ve created, to give you all the emotional and psychological depth you’ve come to expect from ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ while at the same time evolving the show to be brasher and even more addictive,” said Lisco.

Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishe topline “Halt.” James Cromwell has a recurring role in the upcoming season. --

Celebrate Easter with Brunch at Wahoo! Grill

Celebrate Easter with Brunch
at Wahoo! Grill 
Sunday,  April 5, 2015
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wahoo! Grill has been busy planning a delicious Easter brunch buffet just for you! 
 
Feature entrees on the buffet include the Charleston shrimp and grits, fresh herb egg scramble, smoked salmon and French toast  in addition to f resh baked breads, granola, yogurt, seasonal vegetables and chilled salads. The brunch buffet is only  $25 for adults and $10 for children.
 
What is brunch without classic cockatils such as the bloody Mary or a mimosa? As an Easter brunch special, Wahoo! Grill is offering these traditional brunch cockatils for only $6! 
 
To make your reservation for Easter Sunday, please call 404.373.3331 or visit the website
 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Summit Racing's Atlanta Motorama April 18-19 Atlanta Motor Speedway

From: http://www.atlantamotorspeedway.com
Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama
Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:00am-4:00pm

Spectators can enjoy two full days of family friendly motoring fun at the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama. Tickets are affordably priced and include access to all areas of the show including the vendor midway, show car garage, extreme motorsports and so much more.

Gates are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Adults: $12 per day

Kids (6-11): $5

Ages 5 & under: FREE

Adult Weekend Pass $20

Spectator entrance is located at Gate 13.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Neighborhood Clean Ups Start This Weekend!

Neighborhood Clean Ups Start This Weekend!
From: thedecaureminute
The City of Decatur offers Neighborhood Clean-Up days once a year to allow residents to dispose of bulky items that aren’t normally placed in Pay-As-You-Throw bags.  Each street in the City is assigned to one Saturday each spring, generally between March-June.  Don’t forget that Decatur also accepts bulky items year round as a part of the regular sanitation pick up!
 > Download the 2015 Neighborhood Clean Up Schedule Here http://www.decaturga.com/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=5602
If you have any questions, please contact Sean Woodson at sean.woodson@decaturga.com or 404-377-5571.  For more information visit decaturga.com/neighborhoodcleanup
Learn more at  http://thedecaturminute.com

Decatur Easter Egg Hunt is this weekend

From: http://thedecaturminute.com/
  The annual Decatur Business Association Easter Egg Hunt is this weekend!
 Join us on Saturday, March 28th on the front lawn of Decatur First Baptist Church The Easter Bunny arrives at 10:30am and the hunt starts at 11am sharp.

Photo credit :  www.ctvnews.ca

Monday, March 23, 2015

Original "Pete the Cat visits The Brick Store Pub" Painting by James Dean for Sale on Ebay

Original "Pete the Cat" Painting signed and dated by the artist  James Dean.  The painting is of the
Brick Store Pub in Decatur Georgia and of course Pete the cat.

James Dean is a well known artist and  author of  children's books based on Pete the cat.
Bid or make offer on ebay here Photo credit: ebay

WOODLANDS 2ND ANNUAL YOUTH ARTIST MARKET April 25


-- SAT. APRIL 25 WOODLANDS 2ND ANNUAL YOUTH ARTIST MARKET
 Woodlands Garden invites you to our 2nd Annual Youth Artist Market. This one-day arts event is for kids in grades 2 - 12 to create and sell their own artwork and crafts. The festival will be held in the meadow at Woodlands Garden on April 25th from 11am - 3pm.
 Rain date will be Saturday May 2nd. Deadline to register is April 4th Booth rental is $10 for 10’x10’ space You may share space with a friend. All proceeds go to you, or a good cause of your choice.
 Pay online at www.woodlandsgardens.org FOR APPLICATION OR QUESTIONS Contact Claire@woodlandsgarden.org 404-373-2222

Learn more at :  http://www.woodlandsgarden.org/

Woodlands Garden

932 Scott Blvd.
Decatur, GA 30030
MAP

Another Day for Duck's (and baskets, and bunnies…) and a JEWELRY SALE!

Mingei at Duck's
this Saturday

Saturday, March 28
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
In the courtyard by Duck's Kitchen.  
Need a map?

Jewelry Spring Cleaning Sale!
Basket Bonanza
and the Goodies to Fill Them!

(You will have to get your own 
chocolate bunnies.
 We can't be trusted with the likes of THOSE.)

Truly, some great deals to put a spring in your step!  Half price and more off lots of jewelry.
Half off at least on sequined Moroccan market baskets.
Also available?
Other baskets and little whimsies to fill them.

If you have something in mind you would like me to bring, email and let me know!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Reminder: Electronics / Shredding Recycling Day is Saturday 3-21-15

From thedecaturminute.com
Recycle your old electronics and Styrofoam and safely shred and recycle your documents all in one place. It’s simple and convenient. Just drop off your recyclables 9 a.m. though 1 p.m. (Sorry, early drop-offs are not possible.)
Contact Sean Woodson at 404-377-5571 or sean.woodson@decaturga.com for more information and last-minute updates, or visit decaturga.com/electronicsrecycling.

Paper Shredding

This is a great opportunity to ensure that your important personal documents are disposed of properly. AAA Security Shredding provides secure on-site document shredding, and all shredded documents will be 100 percent recycled. Most document types are acceptable, including bills, invoices, correspondence, canceled checks, tax records, financial statements, purchase orders, and blueprints and maps.
These items cannot be shredded: Cardboard, glass, plastic, magazines, napkins, newspapers, paper cups and plates, plastic or spiral-bound notebooks, phonebooks, three-ring binders, and trash.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pub Crawl in Kirkwood Saturday March 28

From: http://clatl.com
Sat., March 28 in Kirkwood

Come out and play Saturday, March 28 from 5pm-10pm as we crawl our way through Kirkwood, hitting your favorite spots along the way! Check in at Elmyriachi to receive your wristband, which gets you sweet deals on Goose Island beers and grub, plus we'll raffle off some of our concert tickets from the CL prize drawer of glory (tm) at each location. As if that wasn't awesome enough, CL will donate $1 of every ticket to our Do Good projects!

Participating bars include:

5PM Elmyriachi: Two for $5 tacos: pork loin carnitas tacos with poblano-pineapple salsa, and pickled onions and/or grilled shrimp tacos with red chimichurri and charred mango. Plus $2 Goose Island 312 Pale Ale and DJs all night. Raffle item #1: Friday tickets to Shaky Knees Festival!

6PM The Pullman: Beer and food specials coming soon. Raffle item #2: 3-day tickets to CounterPoint Music Fest!

7PM Kirkyard Public House: $2 Goose Island IPA, $2 house cut fries, and $3 house cut sweet potato fries. Raffle item #3: Hawks playoff tickets!

8PM Taproom: Beer and food specials coming soon. Raffle item #4: 3-day Shaky Knees tickets!

9PM Elmyriachi: Head back for the final raffle: 3-day Hangout Music Fest tickets!

For more info, click HERE.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 Atlanta Film Festival Opening Night March 20

From: http://events.accessatlanta.com
Plaza Theatre
 1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue
 Atlanta, GA 30306
 Friday Mar 20, 2015 – 7:30 AM
Join us in celebrating film at this years Atlanta Film Festival in its opening night presentation of "I Am Michael", staring James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts. Based off of a true story, "I Am Michael" tells the life of Michael Glatze (Franco) a gay rights activists who abandons his homosexuality and leaves his partner Bennett (Quinto) an eventually becomes a Christian pastor and marries a woman named Rebekah (Roberts). Mix and mingle with directors and stars including Academy Award nominated actor James Franco will be in attendance on opening night. Franco is known for his roles in the "Spider-Man" franchise, and most recently "The Interview". General Admission: $30

Friday, March 13, 2015

Crusin' Decatur GA in the 60's


The 1960's in Decatur, GA with Misty Waters all the way to downtown Decatur on Candler Road and the places in between.The Drive in movies and the hamburger and restaurants and movie theaters and stores we shopped and places we hung out at. The high schools we all attended. Excuse the ending, this video will be edited again and replaced. Thanks for the memories!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Drive-thru Waffle House Coming to Stone Mountain

 From: www.tonetoatl.com

Norcross-based Waffle House plans to open a new location on Stone Mountain Highway near its intersection with East Park Place Boulevard.  The new Waffle House will open in a former Arby's.  The site sits between a McDonald's and a Hardees.

Unlike any other Waffle House anywhere, this Waffle House will have a drive-thru!

The new Waffle House is projected to open mid-to-late April. The approximately 2,200 square foot restaurant already had a drive thru, so Waffle House decided to use it as a test.   According to a Waffle House spokesperson, the chain tested out a drive-thru a few years ago in a different location.   The spokesperson went on to say that the drive-thru will operate with limited hours (breakfast and lunch) and with a limited menu. 
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lunch and Learn about Southeastern Indians @ Old Courthouse March 17

From The Decatur Minute

The DeKalb History Center‘s March Lunch and Learn will feature Jim Langford as he reviews the history and culture of the Southeastern Indians as expressed through archaeological findings. He will also provide updates on important archaeology sites in Georgia and share his insight on how to interpret artifacts.

Free!  Bring your lunch.

Tuesday, March 17, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur GA 30030, Second Floor, Superior Courtroom
Read more about this at thedecaturminute.com

April Fools Comedy Night @ Three Taverns Brewery


 From decatur arts alliance.org

Come on out for comedy!

Sample the latest batch of laughs and hand- crafted beers! The Decatur Arts Alliance and Three Taverns Brewery host a night of local joking with comedians, Alyssa Barnett, Debra Cole, Lew Lefton, Andrew Michael, Dulcé Sloan, and Dan Weeks.
Ticket price includes: a night of stand-up entertainment, brewery tour, Three Taverns tastings (six 5.5 oz pours, to be exact), and a tasting glass to take home.
Limited seats available. Order tickets online at freshtix.com.

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Plaza Theatre - Atlanta's 75 Year Icon

 Photo credit D.G. Whitefield
From: http://www.atlantaintownpaper.com/

More than 75 years later, Plaza Theatre remains an icon

By  Isadora Pennington

If you’ve been in Atlanta long enough, chances are you’ve been to the iconic Plaza Theatre at least once. You may have also heard of the Plaza around Christmas time of last year when the small independent theater stood by their decision to screen the controversial movie, The Interview. At the time, Sony had pulled the film in the midst of threats and controversy. The Plaza Theatre fought to show the film and when Sony eventually did release the rights, the Plaza was one of the first theaters nationwide to screen the movie.
Located in Briarcliff Plaza shopping center at the corner of North Highland and Ponce de Leon avenues, the circa-1939 art deco theater with its distinctive marquee has gone through many changes throughout the years. The shopping center was the first in Atlanta with off-street parking, and is also home to varied retailers like Urban Outfitters (once home to the much-missed Plaza Drugs with its busy lunch counter), Righteous Room bar, FedEx/Kinkos, Island Flowers, Buffalo Exchange and the equally historic Majestic Diner, which has been serving up burgers and breakfast since 1929.
During the 1970s, the theater shifted focus from blockbuster films to hosting mainly X-rated and burlesque shows. The owner of the property, Robert Griffith, chose to renovate the entire lot and the theater was later purchased by George LeFont in the 1980s. LeFont looked upon the historic theater with a new light, booking independent and classic films, a theme that remains to this day. In early 2013, the Plaza was purchased by current owner, Michael Furlinger, a theater enthusiast aiming to restore the space with ties to its history.
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Friday, March 6, 2015

Model Train Show - Cobb Galleria March 14-15


2015 Model Train Show
March 14th and 15th, 2015
Saturday:10 - 5 & Sunday: 10 - 4


Admission: $10 Adults - Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Scouts in Uniform get free admission
Cobb Galleria Centre

2 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
www.cobbgalleria.com

At I-285 and I-75
Get Directions
Featuring

    Over 250 Vendor Tables
    Club Display Layouts
    Kid's Operating Layout
    Our Annual Raffle Layout
    Door Prizes
    Free Parking
    White Elephant tables
        to sell your used trains

Info from : http://www.themodeltrainshow.com/

"artmakerX2" at Sycamore Place Gallery March 14-15

 Sent in by Wanda Cooley

Eyesection Art presents

Ross's elegant, carefully crafted sculptures stretch the uses of wood to a fine edge, while Ben Harubin's experimental works blur the boundaries between sculpture and painting. For more information: eyesection@gmail.com
"artmakerX2," new work by artists Dana Ross and Benjamin Harubin, at Sycamore Place Gallery, 120 Sycamore Place in Decatur. Gallery hours are Saturday, March 14 from 11 am to 7 pm during the Rail Arts Studio Cruise as well as an opening reception 7-9 pm Saturday evening and Sunday, March 15, noon to 5 pm Free.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Electronics / Shredding Recycling Day March 21

From thedecaturminute.com
Recycle your old electronics and Styrofoam and safely shred and recycle your documents all in one place. It’s simple and convenient. Just drop off your recyclables 9 a.m. though 1 p.m. (Sorry, early drop-offs are not possible.)
Contact Sean Woodson at 404-377-5571 or sean.woodson@decaturga.com for more information and last-minute updates, or visit decaturga.com/electronicsrecycling.

Paper Shredding

This is a great opportunity to ensure that your important personal documents are disposed of properly. AAA Security Shredding provides secure on-site document shredding, and all shredded documents will be 100 percent recycled. Most document types are acceptable, including bills, invoices, correspondence, canceled checks, tax records, financial statements, purchase orders, and blueprints and maps.
These items cannot be shredded: Cardboard, glass, plastic, magazines, napkins, newspapers, paper cups and plates, plastic or spiral-bound notebooks, phonebooks, three-ring binders, and trash.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Shark Tank Contestant to open Retail Store March 16

From: http://www.ktul.com

Southern Culture Artisan Foods Set to Open Flagship Storefront

Decatur, GA (PRWEB) March 04, 2015

From a small start-up, to Shark Tank, to a storefront in just under three years, Southern Culture is the freshest proof that the American Dream can really come to life.

On Monday, March 16th at 2 PM, Southern Culture will open the doors to its first retail store located in Decatur, Ga. During the grand opening, founder Erica Barrett will offer an array of her southern-inspired breakfast foods. She invites everyone to try some unreleased recipes as well as her staple pancake mixes that come in every flavor from Bourbon Pecan to Banana Pudding, flavored stone ground grits in herb garlic and truffle with sea salt, sweet and/or salty bacon rubs, and maple syrup.

The retail store is connected to the Southern Culture warehouse, where all of the goods are prepared by hand in the on-site studio kitchen. The grand opening of the retail store will be an event for new and old customers to sample food, listen to music, and mix and mingle with the Southern Culture team.

This hub of all things cultured and southern will also be home to cooking classes available for sign-up on the website beginning Friday, March 6th. Barrett will teach classes on how to prepare southern breakfasts, traditional southern dinners, and other southern region cuisine.

Im very excited to finally see my customers face-to-face, Barrett said. Its been three years of growing a wholesale business, and now we can interact with our customers on a day-to-day basis--thats exciting!

Since 2012, Southern Culture has been committed to re-inventing breakfast in a healthy, cultured way. All of the products are handmade and contain fresh ingredients, with no GMOS, no powdered dairy, and no sacrifice on taste. As a globally expanding company, Southern Culture is making southern, homestyle breakfasts accessible and easy--even if youve never been to the Southern states of America. With appearances on the Shark Tank, QVC, and a feature in O Magazine, founder Erica Barrett is well on her way toward steering her customers away from drab, boring breakfasts, one recipe at a time.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12556329.htm

Shark Tank Contestant Opens First Retail Store In Decatur, GA

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GRAND OPENING of Georgetown Cupcake Buckhead March 7

From:  https://www.facebook.com/georgetowncupcake
Atlanta - Mark your calendars! The GRAND OPENING of Georgetown Cupcake Buckhead is this SATURDAY, MARCH 7th at 12:00pm!

Spread the word to your family & friends in the Atlanta area — In celebration of our Grand Opening, Georgetown Cupcake Buckhead will be giving away 1 FREE cupcake per person (any flavor!) all day long, on opening day, from 12:00pm – 9:00pm.

Georgetown Cupcake Buckhead is located at 267 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA. For directions, please visit www.georgetowncupcake.com.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Grand Opening in Atlanta!!

photo credit:  Georgetown Cupcake

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Fifth Annual Superhero & Supervillain Pub Crawl March 7

 From: http://www.shsvcrawl.com/
The fifth annual Superhero & Supervillain Pub Crawl and fundraiser is hitting the streets and bars of East Atlanta Village on March 7, 2015.  This year we are sponsored by the fine folks at Budweiser and wristband sales benefit PAWS Atlanta!
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More info here.
from http://www.meetup.com
The 5th annual Superhero & Supervillain Pub Crawl is going to be awesome fun!

The crawl is in East Atlanta Village and will begin at the Glenwood for wristband pickup. Come dressed up as your favorite Superhero or Supervillain, or feel free to make up your own character. There will be a costume contest for the best hero, best villain, most creative hero/villain. The crawl will feature various drink specials and a portion of the proceeds from wristband sales will benefit PAWS Atlanta.

Wristbands are for sale now on the website.  Use promo code GOG2015 for $5 off the purchase of each wristband. Check the website, www.shsvcrawl.com, for more details as they are posted.