Friday, October 30, 2015

Why not spend Halloween afternoon at Revival?


The weekend forecast is looking better and better, so
why not spend Halloween afternoon at Revival? Join us in the front yard from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday, October 31. We'll have $5 Terminus City BBQ sandwiches, Wild Heaven Craft Beers on tap and plenty of candy for the kiddos! No tickets required, just come enjoy the day with us!
photo credit: Revival

Video Friday - THRILLER

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Eye on Giant Spider on Sycamore

This Halloween house with giant spider is located on Sycamore just down from the Library.

North Dekalb Macy's May Soon make way for Costco

Macy's may soon make way for Costco.
A well placed source indicates that they received confirmation that at least one local Macy's store will close as part of the company's previously announced plan to close up to 40 stores by early next year. 

All indications lead me to believe that the Macy's at North DeKalb Mall is likely to be (one of) the store(s) to close.
 Other possible closure candidates are stores in nearby Northlake Mall in Tucker, Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth or Greenbriar Mall in southwest Atlanta. 

It's no secret that Issaquah, Washington-based Costco has been looking to build a location in North DeKalb county, and the Macy's, (formerly Rich's) at North DeKalb Mall makes perfect sense for their store. 

The 2008 plan to bring Costco to the mall would have placed the retailer in a different portion of the mall, in what would have been a newly built, roughly 142,000 square foot space. The space would have essentially been between the current Burlington Coat Factory and the 16 screen AMC Theatres. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Be Safe on Halloween from Decatur Police Dept.

Happy Halloween from your Decatur Police Department!
Start your trick-or-treating early by stopping by the front lobby of the Decatur Police Department this Saturday, October 31st from 3pm-5pm for free treats and reflective Trick-or-Treat bags.

And don’t forget to Be Safe!
- Go trick-or-treating with a grown-up or in groups.
- Make sure to cross streets carefully and properly.
- Make sure you are seen! By wearing bright colors or something with reflective trim. By carrying glow sticks, reflective bags and/or flashlights.
photo credit

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Decorated Home on Kings Hwy

     Halloween Decorated Home on Kings Hwy

Mondo Modern building ( Lightroom Studio) Seeks $1.3 M

Across the street from Decatur, Georgia's Decatur High School, a hybrid art gallery, office, studio and residential project known as "Lightroom 2.0" is being marketed by Estately as a standalone "house" for $1.3 million. The massive four-story space (6,800 friggin' square feet, per the listing) has housed Lightroom, an interior and graphic design and architecture firm. According to a feature in Architizer, the project was "inspired by the British artist Rachel Whiteread and her concrete castings of existing buildings" and is crowned by a rooftop terrace and movie theater "that frames the view of Midtown Atlanta and the forests of Druid Hills and Inman Park."

photo credit: google maps

Monday, October 26, 2015

Decorate Decatur Contest - Send in your photo by Oct 28

 From: Nancy Wilkinson at

Guys! I asked about the deadline for the contest and just got a response from the city: " Send in your photo and description by Wednesday, Oct. 28 at midnight. That’ll give the judges time to pick the winner. The judges will be using the photos and description to determine the winner this year.
Please feel free to submit pictures of neighbors’ homes that you think should be recognized."

This yard is on Kings Hwy.

Eye on Decatur - TRINITY Mercantile and Design's new Location

From :
Have you heard? Trinity Mercantile and Design has moved to a bigger, better, bolder space! Read about the dynamic contrast brewing at the Bowen Press Building in the latest issue of Decatur Living
 New location: They just moved across the street to 116 E. Trinity Pl.
 Bottom photo credit :

Haints and Saints Halloween Parade Photos

Friday, October 23, 2015

Attack of the Killer Toys

This Halloween yard is located on Kings Hwy. Check out the two large dolls playing catch with another dolls head.

Video Friday - Flashmob

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Marco's Pizza Coming to N. McDonough St.

Marco's Pizza Coming Soon to N. McDonough St. just across the street from Decatur High School in the spot where the closed Books Again store sits.
What's next for N. McDonough  St. just up the street Grindhouse Killer Burgers is now under construction.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

2015 Decorate Decatur Halloween going Digital

   This house is located on Adair St.
Related news
 From City of Decatur
2015 Decorate Decatur Halloween
 Decorate Decatur Halloween is going digital this year! We’ve created an online map that will include pinpoints of homes decorated for Halloween in the City of Decatur. You can access the map at
 If you would like to submit an address, email Include the street address, description of the decor, and a photo of the decorated home.

Decatur's Grindhouse Killer Burgers to have Roof Top Bar

    The restaurant is announcing an anticipated opening date of Jan. 2016. 

 From Tori Allen of Grindhouse Burgers.
Construction continues on the Decatur location, and the restaurant is announcing an anticipated opening date of January 2016. This location will offer a full rooftop bar, seating for 200 throughout the restaurant and bar games including cornhole and darts in addition to more TVs than the other locations. Address is 433 N. McDonough St.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

If there's something strange In you neighborhood Who you gonna call ?

     I ain't afraid of no ghost... This Halloween decorated yard is on E. Davis St.

 Nancy Wilkinson who decorates her yard on Adair St every year has started a site for people to share photos of their decorated yards. So join and start sharing your photos, here is her site:

 She explains it below.
"The City of Decatur, Georgia has two annual holiday yard decorating contests, in October and December. This group is for decorators and their fans. Share your pictures, ideas, questions and have fun."

48th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville this Weekend Oct 24-25

48th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival
Name: 48th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival
Date: October 24, 2015 - October 25, 2015
Event Description:
Parade of Authentic Moonshine & Revenue Cars
Arts & Crafts
Live Music
Kids Games
Petting Zoo

Downtown Dawsonville
Date/Time Information:
Weekend Event
Starts Friday, October 23rd with Free Cruise-in from 5 pm - 9 pm
Festival Starts on Saturday, October 24th at 8 a.m to 7 p.m.
Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ALDI Grocery Store Coming to Northlake Square


German grocer ALDI plans to open a new store in the Northlake area next year.  

German grocer ALDI plans to open a new store in the Northlake area next year.  The new grocery store would take over a portion of the current Best Buy space in Northlake Square shopping center.  The Best Buy would reduce their overall square footage, but would remain in the center.  Ironically, Best Buy's space was originally a Big Star supermarket.  

A Best Buy employee indicated no departments will be entirely eliminated, although there may be a "slight reduction" in car audio, mobile and appliances departments. 

While I have been thus far unable to confirm an exact size, the current Best Buy is 51,250 square feet, providing ample room for an ALDI store.

Many in the Northlake / Tucker area have expressed wishes for a Trader Joe's in the area that an ALDI almost brings to fruition... almost.  German brothers Theo and Karl Albrecht owned Trader Joe's and Aldi.  Originally a single grocery store in Germany, the late Theo subsequently ran Trader Joe's while Karl ran ALDI. 

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Monday, October 19, 2015


 Sent in by Kathleen Covington
The Alliance is excited to announce the annual One Day Sale for our magical holiday production, A Christmas Carol!  On Wednesday, October 21, and that day only, tickets for select performances will be Buy One, Get One 50% Off (or 25% off all tickets if you want to buy an odd number!).  Please share this rare offer with your audience.  I’ve also attached a few images.  Here are all the details:

ALLIANCE THEATRE’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL ONE DAY SALE – WEDNESDAY, OCT 21On Wednesday, October 21—several performances of A Christmas Carol will be Buy One Get One 50% off!
On that day only, use Promo Code ACCODS when buying tickets for the performances listed below. The sale is happening online at (beginning at 12:01 a.m. on October 21) or by calling the box office at 404.733.5000 (beginning at 10:00 a.m. on October 21). 

Available performances:
·         Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
·         Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m.
·         Sunday, November 22 at 2:30 p.m.
·         Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m.
·         Monday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m.
·         Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m.
·         Friday, November 27 at 8:00 p.m.
·         Saturday, November 28 at 2:30 p.m.
·         Sunday, November 29 at 2:30 p.m.
·         Sunday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m.
·         Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.
·         Saturday, December 5 at 2:30 p.m.
·         Saturday, December 5 at 8:00 p.m.
·         Sunday, December 6 at 2:30 p.m.
*This offer is only valid for the performances listed above and is subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer or for all seating sections. Note that, when purchasing online, prices are listed as discounted by 25% when using the promo code ACCODS. This is equivalent to buying one and getting one at 50% off.

You can also download photos from last year’s A Christmas Carol here –

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Kathleen Covington
Manager of Communications
Alliance Theatre
Tony Award® Recipient for Regional Theatre
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Atlanta, GA 30309
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Friday, October 16, 2015

Oakhurst Streetscape Update

 From: Mark Sanders on
Streetscape Update:
CMES, Inc. has finished new sidewalks and driveways in front of Intown Autocare and is working streetscape and storm drainage improvements in front of Mescalito’s Cantina, Oakhurst Dry Cleaners and Mojo Pizza. Georgia Power will be installing new street lights as well.
Work on a new storm sewer line across Oakview Road was delayed until Atlanta Gas Light could relocate a 4-inch gas line. The new storm line was installed this week. Catch basins and junction boxes will be built next week to complete the drainage system.
Brick pavers for accessible ramps are being installed and granite will be laid in a circular pattern to complete the paving in Harmony Park. New benches and litter containers have been delivered and will be placed throughout the project area.
Hugh Saxon
Deputy City Manager
City of Decatur

Video Friday - "Monster Mash" Bobby Pickett

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Eye on Decatur - Suburban Plaza Walmart

The Fall Festival on Ponce this weekend


Welcome to Festival on Ponce –

Fall Festival: October 17-18, 2015

Festival Hours
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday : 11 am – 6 pm

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children’s area and local food and beverage. Attendance is Free.

The Olmsted Linear Park Alliance has a $10 million capital improvement plan to protect these historic parks. These beautiful parks have lovely trees and paths and great visibility from one of Atlanta’s main traffic arteries between Atlanta and Decatur.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Oakhurst Castle Needs your help for Halloween Haunted House

 From Jim Elliott

Howdy Neighbors!
 The Elliott’s at the Oakhurst Castle are ramping up for their annual Haunted House event. We could use a little help this year with props. If you have any unwanted Dolls and stuffed animals- plush, plastic, without limbs (even better) we’ll take them. Message me, drop them at the house during Porchfest or any time before Halloween night. Your donations are appreciated and please stop by the Castle on Halloween we’ve got a scary night planned. Thank you.
Go to this site for more info

Eye on Decatur

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

‘Keep it Green Indie-Catur’ Campaign


Show Your Support

Purchase a Green Ribbon for your yard or business. Each Green Ribbon kit includes one ribbon to hang in your yard or business, one tag to display support for the ‘Keep it Green Indie-Catur’
campaign, and a pledge card to learn more about how to donate to the Garden’s capital campaign. Purchase as many ribbons as you’d like and make us happy by posting pictures of your tree with the hashtag #keepitgreenIndieCatur.

About The Campaign

To make the garden more accessible, Woodlands Garden has partnered with the City of Decatur to purchase the adjacent one-acre parcel on the corner of Scott Boulevard and Clairemont Avenue. This purchase will give Woodlands a highly visible and safe entryway, provide additional parking space, and preserve the land from future development.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Madison Ave Soapbox Derby Photos

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Here is a link to more photos