Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Smashing Pumpkins 1979

 Shakedown 1979
Cool kids never have the time
On a live wire right up off the street
You and I should meet
June bug skipping like a stone
With the headlights pointed at the dawn
We were sure we'd never see an end to it all
And I don't even care to shake these zipper blues
And we don't know just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess forgotten and absorbed
Into the earth below
Double cross the vacant and the bored
They're not sure just what we have in the store
Morphine city slippin' dues down to see
We don't even care as restless as we are
We feel the pull in the land of a thousand guilts
And poured cement, lamented and assured
To the lights and towns below
Faster than the speed of sound
Faster than we thought we'd go
Beneath the sound of hope
Justine never knew the rules
Hung down with the freaks and the ghouls
No apologies ever need be made
I know you better than you fake it to see
That we don't even care to shake these zipper blues
And we don't know just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess forgotten and absorbed
Into the earth below
The street heats the urgency of now
As you see there's no one around

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

1940's Street Photo in Decatur

1940's photo of S.Columbia Dr Decatur, GA during snow/ice storm. Photo taken from 124 S. Columbia Dr. looking towards railroad tracks.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Labor Day Entertaining Big Tex Style Cooking Class

Join chef Rick Watson from Big Tex Decatur in August to get the skinny on entertaining for Labor Day, Big Tex style! During this cooking class, Watson will demonstrate how to prepare mouth-watering dishes including shrimp bites, tomato salad and Big Tex carnitas. The class will be held Tuesday, August 27 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Cook’s Warehouse’s Decatur, 180 W Ponce De Leon Ave. Decatur, GA 30030.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Lenox Square Mall is amidst a multi-phase renovation project



Buckhead mall updating its look in anticipation of new retailers in 2013.

Lenox Square Mall is amidst a multi-phase renovation project to its interior and exterior. Simon Property Group, the mall’s developer, submitted a building permit application Tuesday to City of Atlanta to renovate the Buckhead mall’s “north facade.”
Once complete, the north facade will feature a two-story glass storefront with a redesigned porte-cochere and enhanced valet services, costing an estimated $10,265,395.
In December 2011, Simon spent more than $600,000 to demolish Lenox’s existing north facade.
“This renovation will be attractive to both current and prospective tenants and we’re already working on lease commitments with new specialty stores and restaurants in conjunction with the renovation plans,” John Phipps, Senior Vice President of Development for Simon Property Group, said in a press release.
“Our objective is to maintain Lenox Square and nearby Phipps Plaza as the epicenter of the best retail in the southeastern United States.”
The mall’s second phase of renovations will include a number of new enhancements and amenities to Lenox’s interior, including a fully-renovated Dining Pavilion with new dining options, new ceiling treatments to increase natural light and expanded seating including an outdoor patio.
The mall’s Atrium Court will also receive a new look.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Clear History Now on HBO

BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival is Saturday 8-17-13

Q: Are dogs allowed at the festival?
A: Absolutely, as long as they’re on a leash!
Q: What does the $10 entry fee include?
A: Six hours of music! Remember this is a fundraiser and all proceeds from food and beer go back to the community, so there are extra costs associated with food and beverages.
Q: How much is beer and bbq?
A: It all depends on what you want! Beer is typically $3-$4 each, and BBQ is $5-$10 depending on what you want. It’s affordable for everyone!
Q: Are chairs allowed?
A: Sure they are! But, if you want to bring a chair, you’re going to need to get there early to find a spot for it.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: Unfortunately, we do not. So, stock up on cash, and come have a day of fun in the sun!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Ponce City Market adds tech company


 By J. Scott Trubey

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The team behind the redevelopment of the former City Hall East complex has landed another fast-growing technology company as a key office tenant.

Cardlytics, an Atlanta-based digital marketing company, plans to relocate to Ponce City Market, the reimagining of the massive warehouse complex on Ponce de Leon Avenue, developer Jamestown Properties said Monday in a news release. Cardlytics plans to take about 74,000 square feet, or roughly 17 percent of the office space in the building, Jamestown said.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Good Growth DeKalb: Court Denies Motion to Intervene in Walmart Suit

From: northdruidhillspatch
A DeKalb County judge denied on Tuesday Selig Enterprises' motion to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to prevent construction of a Walmart Supercenter in North Decatur, Good Growth DeKalb said.

"This means that Suburban Plaza, owned by Selig, cannot make arguments at the hearing on Friday, August 9, and means Selig’s Motion to Dismiss the case is moot," the group wrote on its Facebook page. "But we still have to contend with the county’s Motion to Dismiss so please come out to the rally and hearing on Friday."

Sunday, August 4, 2013

SHAKE SHACK Coming to Buckhead

from: ajc

 By Christopher Seward

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Shake Shack, a New York restaurant known for its burgers, flat-top dogs, craft beer and wine, will open a restaurant in Buckhead in mid-2014, the company announced Friday.

N.Y. restaurateur Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group will open the eatery at 3035 Peachtree Road, according to Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti. In a statement, Garutti said an Atlanta location “has been on our radar for some time.”

Spokesman Greg Waters said the restaurant likely will employ around 70 staffers.

In addition to New York, Shake Shack has locations in Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and Massachusetts, and in London, Istanbul and Dubai.

Other New York restaurants under the Union Square Hospitality umbrella include Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern at the Museum of Modern Art, Maialino, Jazz Standard and Untitled at the Whitney on Madison Avenue.

NY’s Shake Shack plans Buckhead eatery

Photo from is DC location.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Inside Look at The Plaza Theatre

The new seats are great looking.If you have not been to The Plaza in a while, you need to visit and check out the new look.
 The Plaza Theatre
 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE  Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-1939