Thursday, July 27, 2017

8th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl Sat. July 29




Atlanta's largest, bloodiest and longest-running ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL returns to North Highlands Avenue at 4pm on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 for it's 8th year. Hosted by Diesel Filling Station, known for hosting Atlanta's largest weekly "The Walking Dead" TV viewing parties, this unique event will feature five pubs on the North Highlands stretch (all within easy walking distance), on-site zombie make-up artists, special guests, food & drink specials... in addition to a Zombie Costume Contest, voting for the annual Atlanta Zombie Pin-Up Contest, an After-Party and more! Complete info. at

  • Professional Zombie Make-Up (at Diesel Filling Station, 4-7 p.m.)
  • Complimentary zombie drink/shot tickets for each of the 5 official Zombie Pub Stops (5-10 p.m.)
  • Exclusive Food/appetizers specials (for ticket-holders)
  • Admission to the 8th Annual ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL
  • Admission to the ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL After-Party (8pm-2am)
VIP 'GORE' PACKAGE: $70 (only 50 TOTAL!!!)
  • Professional Zombie Make-Up with prosthetic make-up (at Diesel Filling Station, 4-7 p.m.)
  • Limited edition laminated VIP Party Pass with lanyard.
  • Commemorative Event T-shirt (Sized to order). T-shirt available for pick-up at Diesel Filling Station (4-7 p.m.) See the 2017 design HERE (created by JERT)
  • Bottomless sponsor beer (at Diesel Filling Station, 4-7 p.m., while it lasts)
  • Complimentary zombie drink/shot at each of the 5 official Zombie Pub Stops (5-10 p.m.)
  • Exclusive Food/appetizers specials (for ticket-holders)
  • Admission to the 8th Annual ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL
  • Admission to the ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL After-Party (8pm-2am)
  • The first 15 VIP purchasers get a BONUS GIFT valued at $15 – see it HERE.
DRINK TICKETS (only): $20
  • Complimentary zombie drink/shot at each of the 5 official Zombie Pub Stops (5-10 p.m.)
  • Exclusive Food/appetizers specials (for ticket-holders)
  • Admission to the 8th Annual ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL
  • Admission to the ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL After-Parties (2) 9pm-2am
2017 T-SHIRT DESIGN: See it HERE (designed by artist JERT)




Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby Beneficiary Will Be Decatur Robotics. - Derby Day is Oct. 7, 2017

 This Year Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby will be Oct 7, 2017

We are proud to announce that the beneficiary for the 2017 Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby will be Decatur Robotics.
Decatur Robotics is a STEAM organization (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) based in Decatur, GA devoted to inspiring youth to be science and technology leaders and innovators. Decatur Robotics engages elementary, middle and high school students in exciting programs and competitions that build 21st century skills and foster life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership. They provide access to life-changing STEAM programs to as many students as possible and aim to help close the gap that exists between our community’s lower- and higher-income students. Scholarships are available to students who would otherwise be unable to participate.
Decatur Robotics students call it the “hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
OUR MISSION: Decatur Robotics seeks to inspire youth to be science and technology leaders and innovators. We engage them in challenging programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills that foster life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership.
FIRST’s VISION: “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” – Dean Kamen, Founder

Monday, July 24, 2017

Big Tex is Now Back Open

 308 W Ponce De Leon Ave Ste H
Decatur, Georgia, GA 30030
 (404) 377-3939
 Hours 5:00PM - 11:00PM 


Repaving of Downtown Streets this Week



Update:  Downtown paving has been postponed until Tuesday, July 25.

The impact

Weather permitting, several downtown Decatur streets will be repaved beginning Monday, July 24, following completion of the present milling work concluding — ideally — on Friday, July 21.
This is an ambitious effort and is being done to complete as much work as possible before the City Schools reconvene on August 1. It’s expected the work will take 2-3 days.

How to manage

North McDonough and the two intersections will remain open to two-way vehicle traffic. However, there will be temporary lane closures and traffic delays during the work. East Howard will be closed to through traffic for a short period when it is being resurfaced.
Vehicular access on North Candler Street, East Howard Avenue and Barry Street will be limited and on-street parking will not be available on the affected streets during the work. Pedestrian access will remain open throughout the project area.
more at The Decatur Minute

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ponce City Market Planning a Second Phase

Ponce City Market, a mixed-use project that has been a boon to the Beltline, is planning its second phase, but not everyone is happy about it.
Cashelle Rose, President of the Fourth Ward Alliance, said PCM’s developer, Jamestown, is proposing three new buildings. The buildings would include a hotel, and commercial and residential spaces.
Renderings for the project were not provided to Atlanta Loop, but Curbed Atlanta was able to obtain one rendering which you can see by clicking here. According to Curbed, the hotel would be constructed on Glen Iris Drive and the other two buildings would be constructed on PCM’s southeastern corner. WSB-TV reports that one of the towers would be built on top of a parking deck.

more at

Friday, July 14, 2017

N. McDonough Street, Candler and McDonough Intersections Milling Begins Monday, July 17

 Photo credit Next Stop...Decatur


Weather permitting, North McDonough Street and the Candler and McDonough intersections at East Howard Avenue and College Avenue will be milled in preparation for final resurfacing starting on Monday, July 17. The work should take 2-3 days. This work is part of the North McDonough Streetscape Improvements and the Railroad Crossing Improvements at Candler and McDonough Streets.

Project details
The North McDonough Streetscape Improvements include reducing North McDonough to two vehicle lanes, providing for wider sidewalks, and installing a 2-way “cycle track” on the west side of the street, along with traditional streetscape improvements and on-street parking. The project also features significant “green infrastructure” improvements to improve storm water quality.
The Railroad Crossing Improvements will significantly improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, further encouraging those who live in Winnona Park, the McDonough-Adams-Kings Highway community, and other neighborhoods south of the CSX rail corridor to walk and bike into downtown Decatur.

 The improvements will provide gentler slopes on the north side of both crossings resulting in an accessible path for persons in wheelchairs or those using strollers, and a much safer route for all located outside the railroad crossing gates. Presently, pedestrians and bicyclists have to share the roadway with vehicles at these crossings.
In addition to improvements at the crossings, there will now be new pedestrian crosswalks where none presently exist — on the east side of both intersections and just north of the Candler crossing connecting to the sidewalk along the old Depot property.
Finally, improved vehicular mobility is also a project priority. Both crossings will include new traffic signals on both sides which will allow protected left turns on all legs of the two crossings.

see maps at :

Video Friday - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

North Druid Hills Chick-fil-A to Close and Rebuild

Chick-fil-A to Close in August and Rebuild
 This is from Tomorrows News Today

This past April, I revealed that the freestanding Chick-fil-A on North Druid Hills and Briarcliff Roads, the first ever freestanding Chick-fil-A, would be closing to be rebuilt. The news was met with shock and surprise with many wondering when exactly it would close and when it would reopen.  

photo credit google maps

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Pied Piper Parade July 4th

From The Decatur Minute Join the Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur on Tuesday, July 4. Gather friends and family, ride your bike, walk or skate in this community parade for anyone and everyone. Neighborhoods and organizations are encouraged to make floats and join the fun too. And don’t forget your red, white, and blue! Parade lineup is at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Pedestrians will gather on the lawn and vehicles will be lined up by volunteers in the parking lot. The parade begins at 6 p.m. The concert on the square starts at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.). Thanks to the Decatur Business Association for their contribution for the fireworks display.