Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Art of Japanese Knife Making at The Cooks Warehouse

From Cook's Warehouse
The Art of Japanese Knife Making
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tadashi Enami, Akimasa Oe, and Yuzo Tani
Join us as we host three Japanese knife masters from Sakai city - Tadashi Enami, Akimasa Oe, and Yuzo Tani - for a special event that will allow you to observe the art of Japanese Knife making, first hand. You’ll see a live demonstration of steel knife forging, assembling, sharpening and engraving, then sit down to enjoy a sampling of Japanese hors d’oeuvres and sake tasting hosted by Mary Moore and Don Hackett. You’ll have an opportunity to talk with the knife masters and learn first-hand about the centuries old tradition of knife and sword making. We’ll have special offers on Kikuichi knives and you can have yours engraved on the spot by the engraving master. Register today for this unique opportunity to meet these knife masters and witness the time honored art of Japanese knife forging.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sally Kellerman performing at Jerry Farber's Side Door

Special/Alan Mercer

Sally Kellerman will be here this weekend, performing her cabaret act at Jerry Farber's Side Door in Buckhead and talking about her Academy Award-nominated role in "M*A*S*H" at a screening of the influential Robert Altman movie Sunday morning at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Changes for Downtown Avondale Estates


Decatur Firm Buys Downtown Avondale Estates

Oakhurst Realty Partners of Decatur purchased 26,000 square feet of retail space. 
People have been wondering for years when something would happen to change the rundown look and feel of downtown Avondale Estates.
It may have happened, with landowner Newburger-Andes selling all of the downtown property it owns to Oakhurst Realty Partners of Decatur, according to the commercial real estate website Bisnow.
David Andes, chief investment officer and owner of Newburger/Andes, said the sale includes virtually all of the Tudor-designed downtown Avondale Estates. Many of those stores have been vacant for years.
read more at the Patch 
more here

Maybe they will restore the Theatre to show movies. Below is my vision of how it might look.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jayne Mansfields Car Official Trailer

Remember some of this was filmed  in Decatur.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

12 Annual BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival AUG 18

Mark your calendar for August 18, 2012, and don’t miss the 12th Annual Decatur Barbeque, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival, at Harmony Park in Decatur. The gates open at 4:00pm and there will be live music until 10:00pm. Kids 10 and under admitted free.

Please note that no outside coolers will be permitted on the site.

Decatur’s 12th Annual Decatur Barbeque, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival is brought to you by three non-profit groups: the Community Center of South Decatur, the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association and Decatur Active Living. All proceeds of the festival will be invested directly into the Decatur community.
When: Saturday, August 18 – 4pm-10pm
Location: Harmony Park in Oakhurst, south of downtown Decatur
Scrumptious Food: BBQ by Fox Brothers and Black Tie BBQ
Cold Beer: Fat Tire Amber Ale, Ranger IPA, Somersault Ale and Shift Pale Lager

Entry Fee:
21 & up – $10 (‘Day Of’ ticket price)
Under 21 – FREE!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Latest on Suburban Plaza Redevelopment

From :

from Theresa Same, MANA Zoning Chair

Our cross-neighborhood committee met with Selig on June 27th for our first design and redevelopment meeting. As a result, I have some new design concepts to share with you as well as some general updates on the project.
Design – Selig has hired Associated Space Design (ASD) to design the redevelopment of Suburban Plaza (SP). ASD recently designed the Shops Around Lennox near Lennox Mall. The redevelopment at SP will have some similar design concepts that you see at the Shops Around Lenox and yet will have a unique look as they attempt to blend the many different architectural styles found in the Decatur area.  ASD began this design process by studying the architecture of the surrounding areas (which varies greatly). They identified the following as dominant styles in the area: Modern-retro Industrial, American Traditional, Modern Deco, Urban Chic, and Italianate Classical. ASD then began creating a plan for SP that attempts to incorporate design elements from all of these styles. The attached renderings are preliminary design concepts for the fa├žade renovation at SP.  The design process is always mutable, and changes should be expected as the plans are further refined.
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This stop Walmart sign can be seen all around surrounding neighborhoods near Suburban Plaza.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Farm to School Symposium All those interested in are invited to attend (teachers, educators, parents, businesses, etc.) to learn more about farm to school, share lessons learned, and meet others who share the same ideals to enhance future collaborations. Register today!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Krog Street Tunnel

The Krog Street Tunnel is a tunnel at Dekalb Ave and Krog St. known for it's Street Art.
I still have not seen what I would call great painting since the Robert Mitchum painting several years ago.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sidewalk Sale July 6-8 Downtown Decatur

To see a complete list of stores for this Sidewalk SALE! visit The Decatur Minute

Monday, July 2, 2012

Great Finds at Decatur's Kudzu Antiques

Vintage ELVIS 45
LEMMY Lemonade Since 1939

Ringo Starr Stop Poster
-- Kudzu Antiques 2929 E. PONCE DE LEON AVE. DECATUR GA 30030 / 25,000 SQ.FT./ OPEN 7 DAYS 11AM-7PM / VOTED ATLANTAS BEST SINCE 1979 /404-373-6498 --