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Friday, June 30, 2017

Video Friday - Shout - Otis Day & The Knights

OTIS!!! My man! Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son. DEAN WORMER: You're out! Finished at Faber! Expelled! I want you off this campus at nine o'clock Monday morning, and I've contacted your local draft boards and told them that you were all, all eligible for military service.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Go Ahead Make My Day at The Plaza - Clint Eastwood Film Festival – 6/16 through 6/22

Clint Eastwood Film Festival – 6/16 through 6/22 at The Plaza Theatre

Gran Torino (R)
Sun: (1:00 PM)
Mon: 7:10 PM
Unforgiven (R)
Sat: 9:30 PM
Sun: 3:30 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R)
Fri: 11:55 PM
Dirty Harry (NR)
Fri: 9:30 PM
Sat: 7:30 PM
Play Misty for Me (NR)
Fri: 7:30 PM
Mon: 9:30 PM
Hang ’em High (PG-13)
Fri: 5:00 PM
Sat: (2:30 PM)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo) (R)
Sun: 8:30 PM
Tue: 9:00 PM
The Beguiled (1971) (R)
Sat: 5:10 PM
Tue: 7:00 PM
For a Few Dollars More (Per qualche dollaro in piu) (NR)
Sun: 6:00 PM
Thu: 9:30 PM

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RR Crossing Closures at McDonough and Candler Begin Monday, June 19


 Effective the morning of Monday, June 19, CSX will begin rebuilding their crossings at Candler and McDonough Streets.
Site work will continue uninterrupted until its completion which is projected to take roughly seven days. Both crossings will be closed and will remain closed for the duration. Adjacent streets such as College Avenue will be unaffected.
Completion could be delayed due to rain. Stay tuned here for updates if an extension proves necessary.
 See detail maps at

Eye on Decatur

Village Burger Coming to Tucker

 Village Burger plans to open a new location in Tucker later this summer.  The restaurant, which replaces The Tucker Fountain on Main Street in downtown Tucker, will be the third location for the local restaurant.  The original Village Burger opened in place of a former Bruster's in Dunwoody in 2010. A second Village Burger opened in Johns Creek during the summer of 2014 in a former Yoforia.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Decatur Beach Party now called Summer in the City . . . Where Beach Meets the Street.

  WHEN: Friday, June 16 • 5-11 p.m.

What do you get when you combine the Decatur Beach Party, a cultural community festival, and the Brick Store Pub’s 20th anniversary? An exciting, beach-themed, performance-rich celebration, now known as Summer in the City . . . Where Beach Meets the Street. Come and celebrate this new take on the annual Decatur Beach Party, featuring pop-up cultural performances, a special Brick Store anniversary cake, and much, much more. Admission is free to the community.
Old Favorites
The event will bring back some Beach Party favorites, including the 60 tons of sand, kids activities, and a wall for rock climbing. A rockin’ band, Bogey and the Viceroy, will perform live from the stage on the MARTA plaza beginning at 8 p.m. The band consists of New Orleans native Bogey Thornton and the troubadours of The Viceroy, an eight-piece band covering classic soul from every era, along with retro rock/pop and today’s current chart-toppers.     
Pop-Up Performances
A variety of pop-up performances, artists and activities will include the Apu Inka Peruvian Band, MBond Afrika African Dance Group – plus stilt walking, fire twirling, sidewalk chalk art, and more. DJ Quasi Mandisco will spin records and direct attendees to the various festivities as they pop up.
Three Taverns Beer and Funnel Cakes
The event will include plenty of funnel cakes, kettle corn and other carnival food for sale. Beer from Three Taverns, wine and soft drinks will be available as well. All the restaurants will be open for business and many will serve special Summer in the City menus.
The Gates Are Gone
Traditionally the Decatur Beach Party, as the Decatur Business Association’s annual fundraiser, was a ticketed and gated event. This year, thanks to our sponsors, the gates are gone, entrance is free, and the program has expanded to include more performances and activities. There may be some charges for a few of the activities such as the rock climbing wall and souvenirs such as light wands. Visit the Decatur Beach Party Facebook page for more information.

Church Street Shut Down Thursday due to Two car Accident

Church Street Shut Down Today due to Two car Accident .

Monday, June 5, 2017

Barre + Yoga Classes This Summer in Harmony Park

 From: The Decatur Minute

Pure Barre Decatur and Corrective Chiropractic are hosting three outdoor Barre + Yoga classes this summer in Harmony Park:
June 10
July 15
August 5
All classes start at 8:30 a.m.
Classes are free with with suggested donations benefiting the Decatur Youth Fund.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Scout Event: Tacos by the Truck Thursday June 1st


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


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



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 or 678-615-0915.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Undate Info on Northlake Mall

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

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.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Steel City Pops Coming to Decatur

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.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring Electronics Recycling May 13

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

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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

City of Decatur has Purchased United Methodist Children’s Home

On April 25, 2017 City of Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett, the UMCH President and CEO, Rev. Hal Jones, and Debby Stikes, Chair of the UMCH Board of Trustees, met to sign the sale agreement for the $40 Million purchase of the approximately 77 acre UMCH property adjacent to the southeastern city limits of the City of Decatur.
Mayor Patti Garrett said, “We are so excited to keep this project moving forward and I am proud to be able to represent the Decatur City Commission in executing the contract that will start the process of making the purchase happen.”
Proceeds of the sale will support the UMCH mission in new communities according to Rev. Jones, who said “we are committed to reaching out to, and serving, the alarming and growing number of children and families who are in crisis. The sale of the Decatur property helps us expand this ministry across North Georgia.” Board Chair Debby Stikes added that “preserving the Moore Chapel and the gravesite of UMCH’s founder Rev. Dr. Jesse Boring was very important to the Board, to members of our alumni group, and to countless others across North Georgia who partner with us in this ministry. We are delighted with the City’s support in honoring the memories created on this property.”
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Atlanta Motorama (PHOTOS)

Sally Field: I think I just went 10-100.
Bandit: Well that's Better than 10-200.

 Butch Patrick AKA Eddie Munster from the TV Show The Munsters



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Communion Cantina in Revival Backyard Opens May 5th

Communion Cantina is an outdoor gathering spot for imbibing and socializing in the backyard of chef Kevin Gillespie’s Decatur restaurant, Revival.
 Perfect for enjoying laid-back afternoon revelry, Communion Cantina serves beer and cocktails as well as a small menu of Mexican food truck snacks.

Casual entertainment such as cornhole and other games is also provided free of charge, and reservations are not needed.

Communion Cantina Opens on May 5th, 2017

Hours Of Operation:

Thursday 5-10pm (TRIVIA @ 8pm on Thursdays)

Friday 5-10pm

Saturday 1-10pm

Sunday 1-9pm

Backyard photo credit:


h/t decatur metro

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Atlanta Motorama returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway April 22 and 23, 2017.


 Don't miss this one! The car show event that you don't want to miss is the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by on April 22-23!

The must-see car show event of the year, the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by,
returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway April 22 and 23, 2017.
Motoring enthusiasts of all types will not want to miss “Georgia’s Motoring Festival,” celebrating all things with an engine. Features include national award winning show vehicles, car crushing by BIGFOOT ® monster trucks, autocross competitions, a colossal vendor midway, live music, the kids’ zone and so much more.
The Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is open to most anything with an engine, ranging from muscle cars, imports and trucks to big rigs, motorcycles and even boats and RVs.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Under The Bridge Art Party Sunday April 23

Join the community on Sunday, April 23 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the dedication of the MARTA Mural and the KaBOOM! Playscape under the bridge.  The celebration will take place at the corner of W. Trinity & Atlanta Avenues under and around the MARTA Overpass and under the bridge.  We’ll have cookies and ice cream and a cool art project with the Milagros Collective.  Come join the fun!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Duck Donuts Coming to Toco Hills

Toco Hills nabs new donut joint. 

Duck Donuts, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania based donut franchise which I announced last week was coming to both Buckhead and Alpharetta, has now confirmed a new lease in Toco Hills.  The new Duck Donuts will be located between Taziki's and Menchies in the Publix-anchored Toco Hills Promenade shopping center on North Druid Hills Road.  

A typical Duck Donuts menu consists of about a dozen or so donut flavors with additional "topping" and "drizzle" options. Duck Donuts differentiates their donuts as "warm, delicious & made to order."

The Duck Donuts at Toco Hills will be about 1,800 square feet and should open later this fall. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Winnona Park Community Yard Sale Sat. April 15

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The Winnona Park Neighborhood Association’s annual Community Yard Sale event is set so mark your calendars for this Saturday, April 15 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. We have 20+ households participating and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day. We look forward to another great Winnona Park Yard Sale. The Winnona Park Yard Sale Saturday, April 15th 8:30am - 3:00pm Maps of participants will be available on Saturday.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Atlanta Dogwood Festival This Weekend

From: April 7, 8, 9, 2017 in Piedmont Park Festival Hours Friday 12:00 - 11:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Artist market closes at 7 pm on Friday & Saturday. Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing in Atlanta: the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back! The Dogwoods are in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 81st Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. An Atlanta staple for 80 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more. In addition to the fine art for adults and art collectors, there is a Kids Village featuring huge inflatables, arts & crafts and face painting for all ages, as well as the ever-popular 24-foot rock-climbing wall.

Update on Decatur High School Construction

Monday, April 3, 2017

Oprah Winfrey To Deliver the Commencement Address for Agnes Scott College May 13

Global Media Leader and Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address at Agnes Scott College

Global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress Oprah Winfrey will deliver the commencement address for Agnes Scott College’s 128th graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at 9:30 a.m. Winfrey will receive an honorary degree at commencement.
“We are educating our students to become global change agents who have the courage, compassion and commitment to make a difference in the world. Oprah Winfrey is a phenomenal model of leading a purpose-driven life with her impressive legacy of leadership, philanthropy and service. We are honored and thrilled to welcome her to our college to share an inspiring and empowering message with our 2017 graduates as they embark on the next stage of their life’s journey,” said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College.
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