Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Magnolia Room Cafeteria Opening in Tucker Today

Magnolia Room plans to open Tuesday.

  Great news for Tucker from Tomorrows News Today
The wait is finally over!  Barring any crazy mishaps, Magnolia Room Cafeteria expects to "soft open" this upcoming Tuesday, January 31st.  The restaurant, which represents the reincarnation of sorts of the beloved Tucker S&S Cafeteria, has been delayed a number of times as the owner worked to rectify issues and perfect the restaurant and its menu.  

"Mr. Louis," the restaurant's owner, is thankful for the support and patience of the neighborhood, the staff and the City of Tucker for their patience over the past few months.

The restaurant is located in the City of Tucker, on Hugh Howell Road, in the Shops at Heritage Place shopping center. 

An official announcement came earlier today that the restaurant will host a "preview week" next week.

"Our final health and building inspections are on Monday January 30th, so tentatively our doors will OPEN on TUESDAY January 31st. We intend to be very close to the full variety you expect from us, but please understand we want to be CERTAIN every dish is perfect. So please understand if your favorite is not yet on our menu. 

Preview Week Serving Hours: Lunch 11-2 Dinner 4:30-7:30"

Chinese New Year Celebration at Green Ginger Saturday Feb 4

The thedecaturminute.com
reminds us of the The Chinese New Year Celebration at  Green Ginger, below is the post>

Green Ginger is hosting a lion dance and food tasting this Saturday, Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., to celebrate Chinese New Year.
The event is free. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Date and Time


Green Ginger Asian Fusion Restaurant
265 Ponce De Leon Place
Decatur, GA 30030
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A Special Video for Today The 5th Dimension - Age of Aquarius

This video sent to me for my birthday it means so much to me. Thank You. Let the Sunshine In..

Monday, January 30, 2017

Newly listed Oakhurst Craftsman High Priced

Tucked between College Avenue and the Oakhurst Village, this cozy Craftsman-style offering is being billed as a “hidden gem on a quiet street” with an interior that’s nothing short of “impeccable.”
This five-bedroom, four-bathroom property was built two years ago, and its 4,000 square feet boast a few touches that set it apart from other large new homes in the same vein: a cozy basement lounge space that’s all-too rare intown, the kitchen’s breakfast nook (a sweet touch), a collapsable glass wall that unites the living room and a screened porch, and a dining room that seats 12.
Lovers of white-and-grey motifs and Carrara marble won’t be disappointed.
Other perks include a six-burner stove, double ovens, custom window treatments, surround-sound speakers, and a general understated sleekness to the whole place.
On the flip-side, the so-so WalkScore of 62 is a bit puzzling, given the proximity of East Lake MARTA Station and retail a few blocks in each direction.
The home last sold for $102,000 less in the summer of 2015, which says a lot about the temperature of this market.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Kudzu Antiques January Clearance Sale Jan 27-29

Please join us for our STORE-WIDE JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE starting Friday, January 27 – Sunday, January 29. Save 10-50% OFF on 1000’s of items. You’ll find wonderful options for every style and taste, whether it’s Industrial Chic, MidCentury Modern, Shabby Chic, Farmhouse Style, Eclectic or Vintage. We’re open daily from 11-7.


Video Friday Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better -The Spy Who Loved Me

Monday, January 23, 2017

Toco Hills Nearly New Shop To Close

The Nearly New Shop, a service of the Junior League of Atlanta, announced yesterday via its Facebook page that it plans to close "in late Spring 2017."  The shop, which relocated to Toco Hills from Howell Mill Square during the summer of 2014, was located in an earlier incarnation of Lindbergh Plaza in Buckhead for much of my childhood .  In total, the shop has been in existence for 68 years. 

The following is the message the organization posted to its Facebook page:

"Attention customers: Thank you for your loyal patronage! After careful consideration, the Junior League of Atlanta has decided to close the Nearly New Shop in late Spring 2017. As the JLA celebrates its Centennial Anniversary, we recognize the great impact Nearly New has had in the metro Atlanta area. The store’s 68-year history is a testament to the dedication of some of our longest-serving League members and to you, our customers. Please stay connected to us via Facebook and email so we can keep you informed of upcoming sales and store discounts. Again, we thank you for your continued support!"

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Decatur Crosswalk @ 340 W Ponce

From thedecaturminute.com

Installation of the decorative crosswalks is now officially underway.
The city’s downtown crosswalk replacement program includes six crosswalks that will be located along East and West Ponce de Leon Avenues and one in the 100 block of East Trinity Place. Pedestrian crosswalk ramps and asphalt paving have already been installed. The installation of the decorative thermoplastic markings on all of the crosswalks is the final step of the project.
This video shows the design installation of the crosswalk between Jimmy Johns and Mellow Mushroom.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Decatur Time Machine for Mojo Pizza N Pub & Wilson's Ice Cream

Decatur's Wilson Ice Cream Co. was very popular for Decatur back in the late 40's and 50's
W. L. Wilson owner of the ice cream company said this new innovation of two horse drawn carts was a great way to deliver their frozen treats to the doors of Decatur customers. The two cart will have designated routes, one will be solely for the north side of Decatur while the other will remain south of the railroad tracks.
He pointed out this was developed to appeal to the children and in it's first week of operation proved to be highly successful.

  Today this location is Mojo Pizza N Pub and they are very successful at this location.
Their slogan is :
"My neighborhood pizza joint can kick your neighborhood pizza joint's butt!"
They also deliver to Decatur customers.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Blaze Pizza and Starbucks Coffee to share the former Evans Food Building

 From: http://www.tonetoatl.com

Blaze Pizza and  Starbucks Coffee are reportedly going to share the former Evans Fine Foods (and recently vacated Royal Cleaners) at the Publix-anchored shopping center. Located at the corner of North Decatur and Clairmont Roads, Emory Commons is a good location for any brand looking to capture both Decatur and Emory area traffic, but parking can be an issue.  
Evan's, a local mainstay for nearly 70 years, closed in late 2015 with rumors of a Blaze Pizza coming to the space starting to percolate this past summer. Repeated attempts to get confirmation from Blaze Pizza (via their official Twitter account) have proven unsuccessful.  Interestingly, having gotten word of the executed lease just before the holidays, I tweeted them once more hinting at knowing it was a done deal.  Their response was something vague (which has since been deleted) but the location at Emory Commons was added to the website as "coming soon" days later.  
The Emory Commons Blaze Pizza will be the first in Georgia for the Pasadena, California based quick-serve pizza restaurant started by Rick & Elise Wetzel of Wetzel's Pretzels.  The chain has been targeting Atlanta for expansion for some time, and enters the metro area at a curious time.  

photo credit  http://tastychomps.com/2015/08/blaze-pizza-ucf-grand-opening-free-pizza-all-day-september-4th.html

Friday, January 6, 2017

Winter weather warning: What you need to know

 THis is from thedecaturminute.com
Good info to know.

There is a winter weather warning for metro Atlanta from 4 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday. It is expected to start raining and sleeting and then turn to snow. The precipitation is expected to stick and Decatur could see up to 4” of snow by Saturday morning.
All city buildings are scheduled to open as normal Friday and will close by 5 p.m., including City Hall and the Decatur Recreation Center. All activities and classes at the Decatur Recreation Center are CANCELLED for Saturday and Sunday.
City Schools of Decatur will dismiss an hour early and have cancelled all after school, extracurricular and athletic activities for Friday, January 6, Saturday, January 7, and Sunday, January 8. .
Important phone numbers
  • If you see hazardous or unsafe conditions in Decatur, or require assistance from police or fire, please call the police non-emergency number: 404-373-6551.
  • Report icy conditions on interstates and state routes to GDOT: 511.
  • Power outages or trees on power lines should be reported directly to Georgia Power: 1-888-891-0938.
Prevent burst pipes
As the temperatures drop, pipes in your home or business are likely to freeze unless you take necessary precautions. The easiest way to prevent burst pipes is to leave your sink running with a small stream of water (a drip is not enough) before you go to bed.
  • Be neighborly and take a few minutes to check on the seniors in your neighborhood. See if you can bring in their mail or wood or something else they may need, and make sure they have plenty of heat, food and water. Sometimes simply being checked on is greatly appreciated when staying indoors gets to be lonely. If you have a neighbor who needs help please call the police non-emergency number at 404-373-6551.
  • Bring all pets inside.
  • Register for Smart911 now at Smart911.com. You can opt-in for severe weather and other notifications as well as create or update your Smart911 profile with any special medical concerns (such as a household member who uses medical equipment that requires electricity).
  • Charge all cell phones and put fresh batteries in emergency radios. When contacting loved ones, a text message is more likely to get through than a phone call.
  • Download the FEMA smartphone app for additional tips and emergency information.

Video Friday - Bread - Make it with You

Monday, January 2, 2017

DAS BBQ Opening


DAS BBQ, the new barbecue restaurant opening on Collier Road, is expected to open December 30th after months of renovations. 

The counter-service restaurant, which occupies an UTBAPH (Used To Be A Pizza Hut), includes both the original, heavily renovated "hut," as well as a second, smaller "hut" building.  Pizza Hut closed at the location early last year after over 40 years in business.  DAS BBQ Owner Stephen Franklin debuted his restaurant's food at Taste of Atlanta this past October where it received high praise.

Clover, a POS system produced by Sandy Springs-based First Data, was the system Franklin chose to handle customer payments.  It was a fortuitous choice.  Dan Charron, Executive Vice President-Global Business Solutions for First Data, hand delivered Franklin's unit earlier this month, as it was the 500,000th sold.  Charron brought not only the POS system, but a team of Clover specialists to train Franklin and his team in advance of their grand opening. 

A video First Data produced to commemorate the milestone includes DAS BBQ owner Stephen Franklin describing the restaurant as being "designed to scale" seemingly with plans to open "multiple locations in different cities."

Phone No.

1203 Collier Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318
Tuesday – Sunday
11:00am to 10:00pm
music nights until midnight

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