Friday, February 26, 2016

Suburban Plaza HomeGoods to Open March 13

Decatur  GA
 HomeGoods,  is a discount home decor retailer store and the Suburban Plaza store will be the 14th store in the Atlanta area and will hire 65 full and part time employees.
The store is slated to open its doors at 8 a.m.

“Our shopping experience is unlike any other retailer; our amazing values, designer brands and unique assortment make HomeGoods an exciting destination for shoppers,” John Ricciuti, president of HomeGoods, said in a news release. “Our stores help make houses feel like home.”

2597 North Decatur Rd.
Decatur, GA 30030

Grand Opening
March 13, 2016
8am to 8pm!

Video Friday - Scott McKenzie - San Francisco

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Kroger Expansion Planned for Embry Village and S&S Cafeteria in Jeopardy

Giant Market Place  Kroger  Planned for Embry Village, S&S Cafeterias in Jeopardy
Cincinnati based Kroger is planning to significantly expand their presence at Embry Village shopping center on Chamblee-Tucker Road.  The store, currently just under 57,000 square feet, opened around 2001 (in place of a Winn-Dixie), having relocated from a a roughly 46,000 square foot space in nearby North Hills shopping center.  (A significant portion of the former Kroger is today leased to Big Lots, while a smaller portion, once home to the Velvet Room nightclub, today sits vacant.) 

photo credit: google maps

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Three Taverns Brewery Inaugural Table Tennis Tournament Feb 27

From the beginning, Three Taverns Brewery has stressed tradition with a twist. We like to stay true to form with our Inaugural Table Tennis Tournament. Table tennis began as a “parlour game,” open to anyone with access to a table, paddle and ball to be played during the winter months.

That is exactly what we aim to do!

Join us on Saturday, February 27th at 1:00 PM to show off your skills at any level and enjoy some tasty Three Taverns brews. The Parlour will be open for regular tour and tastings.




SPONSOR: Paddle Palace and Nittaku
EVENT ENTRY FEE: $25 includes entry to participate in the table tennis tournament, Brewery tour with complimentary 36 ounces of Three Taverns beer and food.
PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 2/26/16 at 5:00 PM – Walk-in registrations available on day of the event may be limited, so pre-registration is recommended

EVENT FORMAT: The tournament will start with a round robin of matches between individuals in groups of 3-5 people, in which every member of the group has an opportunity to play every other member of the group. We will try our best to match each group with others with the same level of experience. A single winner will advance from each group in the first round. The second round of each event may be, at the discretion of the tournament umpire, either another round robin for winners of the first round, or single elimination for winners of the first round, depending upon the time remaining. Fun will trump strict USATT rules. Depending on the number of entries, format will not be guaranteed until the tournament.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Agnes Scott College Float in One-Day Parade. circa 1915

Decatur GA 1915 postcard.

Check out the people standing on the sidewalk.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Peach State Opera's "Don Giovanni", Sunday, Feb. 28

Peach State Opera's "Don Giovanni", Sunday, Feb. 28th 3 pm
From Nancy Martin

Peach State Opera will present Mozart’s Don Giovanni Sunday, February 28th at 3 PM at Charlie Yates Campus at Drew Charter School 300 East Lake Blvd Atlanta, GA 30317.

 Peach State Opera is a touring company that serves small communities in Georgia and surrounding states.
The company produces condensed, family-friendly versions of classic operas in English. PSO productions are thrilling entertainment, whether you are new to opera or a seasoned pro.
 There will be a pre-opera talk before the performance by opera connoisseur Carter Joseph at 2:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by going to their website at

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Big Tex building in Decatur in Limbo

 The  Fox Bros Bar-B-Q are the owners of the Big Tex restaurant in Decatur, which has been closed about a year now. They  are trying to figure out what to do with that building.
Decaturish has the scoop on this and you can read all about it here

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

From the folks behind The Mead Rd. Mardi Gras!! ( a Huge Thank You)

From: Mead Rd. Mardi Gras!! facebook page

These snaps (and all of the hundreds of others you've posted) sort of say it all!!!! What an amazing weekend. David and I don't know where to begin to thank everyone who has supported MRMG and who came to enjoy the parade and parties. And Mother Nature gets a shout out also for keeping this beautiful this weekend. Please check out the snaps on DecaturMetro, Decaturish, Next Stop....Decatur, they're amazing as well as the snaps shared on our FB page. And a HUGE THANK YOU To Robert and the team at The Imperial and all of our sponsors: The Decatur Education Foundation, Queen Deb Baumgartner, Big Chief, Dr. David Dude, Oahkhurst Neighborhood Association, Revival, Louisiana Bistro, Ted's Montana Grill, A Splash of Olive, Butter and Cream, The U-Joint, Halo Hair Salon, Help2o, Heger Imaging, Fred Martin Welding, M Cary & Daughters, Wahoo Wine and Provisions, JAX Accordion Shop, Intown Ace Hardware, Revolution Donuts, SplendidVid and Little Shop of Stories. Planning has already begun for MRMG 2017!
Here is some history on the cool event.

A Mardi Gras tradition with a Georgia twist!!"Throw me something, Mister!"

If you think that is something you'll only hear in New Orleans, think again!!

Oakhurst has quietly been establishing its own Mardi Gras tradition for almost 10 years.

It all began in 2005 when our oldest son began kindergarten. That huge moment in Billy's life sounded alarm bells for us, as we realized that for the first time since the 1980's I wouldn't be trekking to New Orleans to celebrate my high holiday.

So in the interest of familial harmony, David suggested starting our own parade for the kids. He built a papier mache float on top of the radio flyer wagon. Billy, his brother Tommy and their friends painted the float.

On that Tuesday, February 8 2005, the kids dressed up in their Halloween best and Dave and I put on our Mardi Gras finest. A few of our neighbors and their kids joined us as we walked up and down our street, throwing beads and loudly singing Fess.

And it ROCKED!

Over the years, our little parade has grown from one wagon/float with a few kids and adults to a multi-wagon/float extravaganza with lots of kids and our own homegrown brass band. Imagine trying to teach a bunch Georgia peaches the Mardi Gras standards without sheet music! We aim high!!!!

And now it's time for us to take our Mardi Gras celebrations to the next level.
This year we're officially launching "Mead Road Mardi Gras". Anyone with a love of carnival, costumes, floats, music, parades, beads, red beans and rice and anything else you can imagine, is invited to come join us!!!

Saturday March 1st, or Samedi Gras, is the date! The parade begins at Harmony park at 3pm. We'll march up Mead Road to the Imperial, at the corner of Mead and East College, for the party. And the party will go on for as long as people are there to celebrate.

Beads will be provided and the Imperial will sell red beans and rice and beer. Proceeds will go to the Decatur Education Foundation to support the band programs at Decatur High School, Renfroe Middle School and the 5th Avenue 4/5 Academy.

For more information or if you would like to donate anything, please contact:
Emily Kean Berg

Eye on Decatur From the Past

From : Growing Up in Decatur GA Facebook page:

Eye on Suburban Plaza

Looking for a job? HomeGoods is also hiring.

Anonymous said...
Is there any bicycle parking at Suburban Plaza? I have looked at the new Walmart (asked a security guard) and other remodeled stores and didn't see anything resembling a bike rack.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Mead Rd. Mardi Gras !! - (Photos)

Mead Rd Mardi Gras!! photos from Saturday Feb. 6, 2016
 The parade started at Harmony Park and then marched down Mead Rd. to The Imperial for the after-party food & drinks and games.


-- Be sure to visit the Facebook page for Mead Rd. Mardi Gras. here

Friday, February 5, 2016

Get Ready for the Mead Rd. Mardi Gras!! Feb. 6

Happy Carnival!!!! It's the most wonderful time of the year.... time to start getting ready for
Save the Date: Saturday, February 6 (Samedi Gras, Baby!). Preparade fun begins at noon at the 4/5 Academy on 5th Ave. The parade is at 2p and The Imperial is hosting an epic throwdown immediately after.
Mead Rd. Mardi Gras!!
h/t decatur metro

Ways you can Celebrate Valentine’s Day INDIE-CATUR

Over at the decatur minute they have  a few local ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day:
check it out here.

Video Friday - Dreamin' - Johnny Burnette

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ammazza Pizza Planning a Decatur Location

 Photo of Ammazza Pizza on Edgewood Ave.
Credit: google maps
 Ammazza Pizza Planning a Decatur Location in the old Twisted Soul site at 314 East Howard Ave.
Check out the menu here

Ammazza, the hopping Edgewood Avenue pizzeria that turns out some of Atlanta's favorite Neapolitan-style pie, is expanding with a second location in Decatur. Co-owner Hugh Connerty confirmed he and his partners will open in the former Twisted Soul space at 314 East Howard Avenue, across the street from Kimball House.
full story at atlanta eater