Showing posts with label GA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GA. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Forecast for the Trinity Triangle: AWESOME

The Trinity Triangle


An artist's rendering of The Trinity Triangle Development.
 Source: Oakhurst Realty Partners

The Trinity Triangle development will offer 5,982 sq. ft. of prime retail and restaurant space on the ground floor. The new mid-rise 210  apartment development , will be located in the heart of downtown Decatur between Twain's and The Kimball House.
The development features three available restaurant/retail spaces ranging from 1,250 to 2,900 sq ft.  All three spaces to have excellent visibilty on E. Trinity Pl. and will have high ceiling heights and access to free parking spaces in the building parking deck.
Source of info from  Oakhurst Realty Partners

And yes Dairy Queen will be back.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Trackside Tavern Over the Years

The new 2011 Trackside Tavern with original sign restored, now green.

This is a 2007 photo.


Trackside Tavern the early years.

--Visit Trackside Tavern on facebook

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

First Look Inside Decatur's New Big Tex Cantina

Click on photos to enlarge.
I got these great pictures on my trip to downtown Decatur Tuesday night to take night shots of this new place, because I knew the new sign was going to be tested tonight,(they first had the sign on the roof line but the city told them no, so they moved it down on the side of the building) and while I was shooting my pictures, one of the partners came out and ask me in and gave me the tour. They said they hope to have a light opening in about 2 weeks.
Many thanks to Grant for the tour of BIG TEX CANTINA.
This place is very nice.

The Pool Room

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Road Trip to The 43rd Mountain Moonshine Festival


Dawsonville, GA

"Let me tell the story, I can tell it all
About the mountain boy who ran illegal alcohol
His daddy made the whiskey, son, he drove the load
When his engine roared, they called the highway Thunder Road."
( lyrics from The Ballard of Thunder Road).

43rd Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival at At the intersection of Hwy 53 and Hwy 9 in Dawsonville, GA is this weekend up in Dawsonville GA.
Today the weather was perfect for this annual event and at this time of year you can see all the leave changing to fall colors.
This event is expecting 100,000 vistors this weekend.
Hundreds of old cars are on display and plenty of food and entertainment.
The Mountain Moonshine Festival runs through 5 PM Sunday.


The Moonshine Festival explores Dawson County's history during the prohibition era when liquor was illegal and the Great Depression of the 1930's when running moonshine through the foothills of the Northeast Georgia Mountains was a way of life. Thousands of tourists flock to the birthplace of NASCAR racing to hear about storied legends, Lloyd Seay, Roy Hall, Raymond Parks, and Gober Sosebee. These men loved the thrill of being chased through the ridges of Northeast Georgia Mountains. Bring the family and visit an old Moonshine still; listen to stories from both "Trippers" and Revenuers. On Sat., the 23th, crafts, food and entertainment will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the square in Dawsonville. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. See a huge car show lining the streets, including vintage racecars and their drivers. Sunday October 24th – Activities continue with music, dancers, kid’s games and rides, exhibits, crafts, food and cars, cars and more cars! Fun for the entire family.

Free Admission


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Winnona Park Yard Sale , Scheduled for Saturday, April 24th will be Rescheduled

UPDATE: The Winnona Park Yard sale scheduled for this saturday April 24th is canceled due to rain coming and will be hold on May 15th. Look for more info soon....

Anne-Christine Armstrong sends this in.

Join us from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 24th.
Winnona Park is located near Agnes Scott College and the Columbia Seminary in Decatur, GA. The primary bordering streets of our community are S. Columbia Drive, E. College Ave., S. Candler Street, and Midway Road. (East/North/West/South). Look for signs on these roads directing you to the sites.
It will be helpful to note that the Decatur-DeKalb YMCA has soccer games for young children in the park of the elementary school from 9 AM to 1 PM. Please, then, be careful of young children as you drive through the neighborhood. Also, the games bring a lot of vehicles on the streets adjacent to the school. For the Yard Sale, please attempt to park on streets other than the streets adjacent to the school (see map).
Thanks and enjoy a nice walk in the neighborhood, as well as a fun sale -
For more infos, please call 678-327-5374 or 404-775-6530
Link to the sale map :

Monday, January 4, 2010

Snow Possible for Decatur/Atlanta

Decatur GA. Click on photo to enlarge.

Metro Atlanta could see snow later this week – and it could stick.

CBS Atlanta weather producer Rodney Harris said Monday that moisture will move into the area late Thursday. Harris said that could mean an accumulation of 1-2 inches with possible higher amounts in the northern suburbs.

The snow may continue into Friday, accoring to the National Weather Service. Harris said the amount of moisture the region gets will determine how much snow the area will see.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Saturday’s seminar is last in a green remodeling series hosted by the Decatur Library.

Kelly Cheek of Renewal Design-Build sends this in.

Make Your Home “Green”
Learn to remodel your home so it is more
energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

Saturday, November 14, 10:00 a.m.

Creating a Healthy Home: Learn how to improve the indoor air

quality of your home and protect your family from indoor pollutants like gases, chemicals, radon, and carbon monoxide.

Presented by Peter Michelson, CEO, of local Renewal Design-Build

and Joe Thomas, certified Home Performance Consultant for

Renewal System Solutions.

Decatur Library
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030

For more information, visit or

Kelly Cheek

Marketing Manager
Renewal Design-Build

t. 404-378-6962
f. 404-378-6963

124 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This Joint is Ruby & Roberts Bar-B-Q

Decatur, GA

I wonder how Guy Fieri would describe this place.

Just outside of Atlanta on Glenwood Rd in a placed called Decatur, GA.
There's a joint called Ruby & Roberts Bar-B-Q and they have been doing some serious Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Q for some 50 years.

Next week on Diners,Drive-Ins, & Dives.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Road Trip for "The Ritz Theatre"

As you might already know, I love taking pictures of old theatres,
When I found out about this one,
I had to do a "ROAD TRIP"
to Thomaston, GA.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Varsity celebrates it's 80th Anniversary tomorrow.

By Richard L. Eldredge
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On Aug. 2, the Varsity will celebrate its 80th anniversary at its main location downtown at 61 North Ave.

The city's fast-food fixture is throwing a big birthday bash on the upper deck of the parking lot from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring local bands the Cool Whips, the Hibbert Brothers and the Planet Rock Experience (featuring talented local school kids, ages 7 to 18). 97.1 FM the River will host a live radio remote from the Frosted Orange emporium. Coca-Cola, meanwhile, is hauling in the NASCAR Experience driving simulator for race fans and classic cars from the 1950s and 1960s will be parked outside.

The Varsity will be giving away free birthday cake, ice cream and balloons. And we strongly suspect they'll have a few chili dogs and onion rings available for purchase as well.

Oh, and Varsity fanatics also will get a sneak peek at a five-minute preview of the upcoming PBA 30 documentary tentatively titled, "What'll Ya Have? A History of the Varsity," set to air this fall.

Thankfully, producers taped two interviews with longtime Varsity counterman Erby Walker before the 70-year-old's death last month.

"We were really fortunate," the film's executive producer, Gregg Bauer, told Buzz Thursday. "Two weeks later, Erby was gone. It was quite a shock."

Monday, April 28, 2008

Decatur School of Ballet.. since 1947

Decatur School of Ballet has been in continuous operation since 1947. Over sixty years ago Hilda Gumm and Marie Roberts started the school with a few ballet students in a small room over the ice cream shoppe in Downtown Decatur. In 1958, the school moved into its present location, which was designed by architect Everett Roberts (Marie's husband) to be a dance studio. In 1980 present owners Kathleen and Ron Everett purchased the school where Kathleen had studied since age 6.

Decatur School of Ballet, the oldest classical ballet school in DeKalb County, offers classes for children and adults in classical ballet, jazz, tap, creative movement, ballroom, and modern dance. Headquarters in Downtown Decatur feature spacious studios with suspended wood flooring. The school is structured on a nine-month curriculum (September through May) and offers special summer programs. Careful attention is given to placing each dancer in appropriate classes based on age, technical level and ability. Individual evaluations are done on each student. Providing quality dance instruction by professionals in a friendly atmosphere is the foundation of our school.

Decatur School of Ballet serves the needs of students who wish to dance "just for fun" and those who aim toward becoming professional dancers and teachers. Our school welcomes people from varying racial, cultural and economic backgrounds. Although we are in the business of teaching dance, the development of each student as an individual is at the core of our endeavors. Experience in and knowledge of the arts help us express our individual creative and cultural human potential.

For Further Information Call or Write:
Decatur School of Ballet
102 Church Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030

Tel: 404/378-3388
FAX 404/378-3679

Thursday, April 3, 2008

COLONIAL STORES - A Mark of Quality Foods

This Colonial store was on Clairmont Ave. just down from the back side of the old court house.
If it was there now it would be across the street from The Holiday Inn.

Photo is from 1956 Indecatur.

Colonial Store
Decatur, GA.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


The Village Vets of Decatur will move to its new home (rendering shown above) at 217 N. McDonough Street (across from Decatur High School) in early Summer 2008.

Monday, March 17, 2008

WordSmiths Books is moving to the old SunTrust building on the square.

It's official. WordSmith's Books is moving, just around the corner,
read all about it below.


This is the Depeaux Restaurant.
which is the Old Decatur train depot.
after they moved it back away from the train tracks.
I was lucky on this shot because at the time I took this photo a train was going by.

This is another one of my art photos that I like.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Old Decatur Court House

Here I was having fun with color.
The Old Decatur Court House was built in 1898 and damaged by fire in 1916. They rebuilt the inside of it, the granite walls of the building were not damaged, only the inside was rebuilt.
The granite walls were fire proof.

Decatur, GA. circa 1940's

The building on the right corner is Scott's Pharmacy at Sycamore and McDonough. Look close at the bulildings on the left and you can see The Decatur Theatre. Photo taken from the steps of The Old Court House.