Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Scout Event: Tacos by the Truck Thursday June 1st

From:  http://scoutoakhurst.com/events.html

Tacos by the Truck on Thursday, June 1st

Mark your calendars! From 6:30 to 9PM, enjoy tacos and craft Don Julio cocktails
by Chef Michael Semancik and Nate Shuman. $8 gets you a dinner plate, $20 gets you
a dinner plate and two cocktails. We'll also be serving our regular menu all evening.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Decatur Arts Festival This Week-End

 From thedecaturartsfestival.com

About the Festival

1. What are the hours of the Decatur Arts Festival?

The ArtWalk opens the festival on Friday evening at 5 pm. The festival hours are Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday, 11 am-5 pm.

2. Where can I park?

We encourage you to take MARTA to the Decatur Station, or bike to Downtown Decatur and use the Bike Valet Service, returning to this year’s festival. This year’s festival map with parking details is available here. Metered spaces, and pay parking in private decks and lots is available. Click here for more information about parking in Decatur.

3. What if it rains?

The festival will be held rain or shine.

4. Is it free?

Yes, all events are free.

5. Where is the kids area of the festival?

The Kids Arts Festival is on Saturday, 9:30 am-2 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. (map)

6. Where do I get food and beverages?

Food trucks and beverage vendors are located on East Court Square, or take your pick from Decatur’s many award-winning restaurants, pubs, caf├ęs and fast food restaurants. This year we have a special festival beer on tap brewed by Three Taverns – 3 Day IPA. See a full list of food options here.

7. What is the musical lineup?

Information will be posted closer to the event date. See the 2016 performance details here.

8. How do I find a specific artist?

Look for an artist list and festival map available online in early May.

9. Where can I buy a poster and festival T-shirt?

Festival merchandise can be purchased at the information tents.

10. How can I be a volunteer?

Check our Volunteer page for more information on how to get involved.
About the Festival

 This info from The Decatur Minute

Friday, May 26
Saturday, May 27

ARTWALK Friday May 26


Friday, May 26 | 5-10 pm | All around Decatur
Free and open to the public

Decatur’s largest one-night art experience returns! Stroll around town to see exhibits at various shops and galleries and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Beer will be on sale at East Court Square.
read more here

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Decatur Arts Festival - You Can Volunteer

 From http://decaturartsfestival.com/volunteer/


Volunteer opportunities include:

• Artists Market set up and close down
• Artist’s helper
• Community Art Project
• Kids Arts Festival
• Fine Arts Exhibition
• New Dance
• Silent Auction
• Souvenir/Information Tent
• Volunteer/Artists Check In
Go paperless! Fill out a Volunteer Decatur profile in our secure online system that you can access any time you sign up for an event. Your volunteer hours and events can be tracked through your profile, and the new system also allows you to receive email alerts and messages, check schedules and request the shifts you prefer.
To sign up with Volunteer Decatur, click here.
Already registered with Volunteer Decatur? Click here.
Contact: Sherry Jackman, Volunteer! Decatur, at sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or 678-615-0915.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Undate Info on Northlake Mall

I missed this from last week.
 update info on Northlake Mall

 From: http://www.tonetoatl.com
New owner "committed to project."

I have received a number of emails and comments about the status of Northlake Mall. To that end, I followed up with Tony Ruggeri, President of ATR Corinth Partners, the Dallas based firm that purchased Northlake Mall in early 2016.   Mr. Ruggeri says he and his firm are "committed to the Northlake Mall project" and that things are progressing, albeit slower than he or residents may have hoped.  

A 20 year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Ruggeri has developed, redeveloped, owned, and managed over 2 million square feet of commercial real estate.
Northlake Mall, originally built in 1971, was for much of its life owned by mall powerhouse Simon Property Group.  The 962,000 square foot mall is located off I-285, bordered by Briarcliff Road, Henderson Mill Road and Northlake Parkway,  and is today anchored by JCPenney, Sears, and Macy's. (Former anchor Kohl's closed last year.) 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bad Daddy's Burger Bar Coming to Church Street

Very popular Church Street is getting another Restaurant.


Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, a growing burger chain, is planning what is expected to be its second Atlanta area restaurant next year in Decatur. The new 3,600 square foot restaurant will be located in North Decatur Square, the new mixed use development expected to begin construction soon at the corner of Church Street and North Decatur Road in Decatur.
read more at  http://www.tonetoatl.com

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Steel City Pops Coming to Decatur

From: http://www.tonetoatl.com/2017/05/exclusive-steel-city-pops-secures-first.html#more
Popsicle purveyor coming to Decatur.

Steel City Pops, a Birmingham based popsicle business, is planning to make its Atlanta debut later this summer in Decatur.  The new store is expected to open at 312 Church Street, in a space originally planned for Guy Wong's Big Boss Chinese restaurant. 

Although as recently as this past December, Wong was "testing" dishes for Big Boss at his Westside eatery Le Fat, plans for the 312 Church property have been abandoned.  I spoke to Wong earlier this week and he confirmed that "we are not moving forward with that project."  

Wong first announced plans for Big Boss in 2013, but since then, he has opened Le Fat with Mike Blum, Ton Ton in Ponce City Market and One Rooster, also in partnership with Blum, on the Westside.  Wong is no doubt plenty busy with his new restaurants, as well as his original Miso Izakaya, so perhaps it's best that he hold off for now.
Read more

photo credit :  http://prestonhollow.advocatemag.com/2017/03/13/long-awaited-opening-steel-city-pops-arrived/

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring Electronics Recycling May 13

 From thedecaturminute.com
Mark your calendars for the Spring Electronics Recycling event. Gather your old electronics, documents and even styrofoam to be recycled and shredded.
WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2017 (9 am to 1 pm)
LOCATION: Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley St. (Enter from Columbia Drive)
Recyclables must be dropped off during the hours of the event. Early drop-offs are not possible.
The fee for recycling cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs is $10 per TV set, and the fee for CRT monitors is $5 ea. Cash only, exact change required.
There is no charge to recycle other items. Any metro area resident can participate.
Visit the Electronics Recycling page to get a list of acceptable electronics, foam recycling and shredding guidelines.  Have additional questions? Contact Sean Woodson, solid waste superintendent, 404-377-5571

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Decatur High State Playoff Games

From thedecaturminute.com
Update: Thursday games have been moved to Wednesday
Decatur High School student athletes are having a great spring season.   Decatur residents have a chance to attend several state playoff games right here at home this week.   So make plans to come out and cheer on our local teams!
Decatur Varsity Soccer
  • Tuesday, May 2, Decatur Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Union Grove
    6 p.m.   Decatur High School stadium
  • Wednesday, May 3, Decatur Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Wayne County
    6 p.m.   Decatur High School Stadium
All games are $7
Decatur Varsity Baseball 2nd Round of GHSA Baseball State Playoffs
  • Wednesday, May 3, Decatur vs. Union Grove  Double header*
    4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. McKoy Park Field
  • Friday, May 5, If necessary, Game 3 is scheduled for at 5:55 p.m. McKoy Park Field
Ticket price is $10 but the entry ticket gets you both games on Wednesday.