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Check Out the Site Plan For the New Bank of America Property Development

September 18, 2017 - 10:44am
Decaturish has a summary of the property owner’s plan to build a 232 unit mixed use development at the current Bank of America site at the corner of Church Street and Commerce Ave. The site plan above, from the city commission agenda for tonight’s meeting, give a sense of how new buildings will be situated […]

At Home: August Market Snapshot, Impact of Childless Households & Beltline Founder’s Loft

September 17, 2017 - 11:02am
Photo by OneStop Pro Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric via Houzz Atlanta Real Estate Market Snapshot – August 2017 [ARA] Childless Households Shape Real Estate Trends [Realtor Mag] September Seasonal Gardening Calendar [Walter Reeves] City of Atlanta to Fund Affordable Housing Design Competition [Atlanta Agent Magazine] The Annual Home Maintenance Checklist [NYT] More Power To You: […]

Free-For-All Friday 9/15/17

September 15, 2017 - 9:42am
Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not discussed here over the past week.

Decatur: Only 10 Power Issues Left to Resolve; Debris Collection Will “Take Several Weeks”

September 14, 2017 - 6:50pm
Here’s the latest update from the City of Decatur… Today, the City of Decatur started out with 73 out of 110 issues resolved, leaving 37 on the list.  By 3:30 p.m., the list was down to 10.  With the exception of the Early Childhood Learning Center, which should have power this afternoon, all of the […]

Emory Clinic Takes Over Harkin Health Spot in Downtown Decatur

September 14, 2017 - 11:25am
I think that someone noted this in FFAF last week.  The wait to see what would take the place of the former Harkin Health spot on West Ponce is already over!  Emory Clinic has already put up new signs.  Apparently this is part of a larger purchase by Emory Clinic.  From the Atlanta Business Chronicle… […]

Decatur Dealing With “Over 100 Tree Issues” from Hurricane Irma

September 13, 2017 - 3:18pm
Here’s the latest on the power outages still plaguing Decatur, from the city… The City of Decatur experienced over 100 tree issues during the period when Tropical Storm Irma came through on Monday.  Beginning yesterday (Tuesday) morning our priorities were to clear major transportation routes of downed trees and to work with Georgia Power to […]

Storm Damage Around Every Other Turn in Decatur

September 13, 2017 - 9:45am
A cursory glance around downtown Decatur and you might think things are almost back to normal after the Irma wind machine passed through town back on Monday.  Not a lot of structural damage.  Businesses have power.  Just get some of those traffic lights working and we’ll be back in business!  Right? However, look a bit […]

Live Blog: Hurricane Irma Recovery

September 12, 2017 - 9:04am
UPDATE VI: as you likely already know, CSD is closed again tomorrow UPDATE V: DeKalb County is saying it could be days before the full county has power restored… Georgia Power Working to Restore Service to 161,000 in DeKalb DECATUR, Ga. – As of 9 a.m., approximately 161,000 Georgia Power customers in DeKalb were without power, nearly half […]

Hurricane Irma Open Thread

September 10, 2017 - 3:46pm
4:10p: Video of tree down and Clairemont/Scott Blvd intersection closed from Fox5. 4:03p: Report of structure fire in 100 block of Shadowmoor. 3:27p: Check gbkgwyneth’s comments in the comments section of this post for the latest reports of trees down across Decatur.   3:20p: Just lost power on Nelson Ferry Rd. 3:13p: Outages climbing fast now.  Up […]

Decatur Sends Out Reminders and Important Phone #s In Prep For Hurricane Irma

September 9, 2017 - 2:42pm
The City of Decatur sent out this announcement today… As Hurricane Irma is slated to make its way to the metro Atlanta area early next week, Decatur is preparing residents for potential heavy rains and strong winds that may cause downed trees and loss of power. Currently, all city buildings are scheduled to be open […]

Free-For-All Friday 9/8/17

September 8, 2017 - 10:28am
Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not yet discussed here over the past week.

Truman Tavern On Decatur Square Closes

September 7, 2017 - 1:06pm
After opening on Decatur Square next to the Brick Store Pub a little over a year ago, Truman Tavern has announced that it’s closed its doors on Facebook. We are now permanently closed. Thank you to all of our patrons for showing us so much love. Sorry to hear. We had a hunch this might […]

FIGO Decatur Closes Its Doors

September 6, 2017 - 1:18pm
Been meaning to post for a few days now.  Long time Decatur pasta restaurant Figo has closed.  From Tomorrow’s News Today… FIGO Pasta, the Atlanta-based pasta chain, has closed their location on East College Avenue in Decatur.  Local sources indicate the restaurant quietly closed earlier this week with no advance notice to patrons.  A sign […]

Bank of America Property Redevelopment Moving Forward

September 5, 2017 - 12:12pm
This almost happened back in 2012.  Now it sounds like it’s finally going to get off the ground. From the latest issue of the Decatur Focus… Plans are moving forward for the redevelopment of the Bank of America site in Decatur. This critical gateway to downtown will include a new, smaller building for Bank of […]

At Home: September To-Dos, July Market Snapshot & Farm Life Hot in the ‘Burbs

September 3, 2017 - 9:39am
Photo by Studio McGee – via Houzz To-Dos: Your September Home Checklist [Houzz] Atlanta Real Estate Market Snapshot – July 2017 [ARA] How To Remodel on a Budget and Stay on Scheudule [Consumer Reports] 2 Major Reasons Inventory Is So Low [Realtor Mag] Decline in July Pending Home Sales Reflects Affordability Issues [Inman] East Lake […]

Free-For-All Friday 9/1/17

September 1, 2017 - 8:15am
Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not yet discussed here over the past week.

Check Out Decatur’s First Indoor Pool!

August 31, 2017 - 12:39pm
Now you can swim away those winter blues! Decatur Active Living sent along this pic and press release about the opening of the brand new indoor pool in Oakhurst. Join Mayor Patti Garrett and City Manager Peggy Merriss on Monday, September 11 at 4pm for the opening of the city’s first indoor pool at the […]

Doggy Dogg Plans To Reopen Next Weekend

August 30, 2017 - 10:59am
Let’s make sure we give some love – and foot traffic! – to the businesses along East Howard Avenue that have been affected by the extensive construction in that area over the past many months! Vicky writes in to report that Doggy Dogg is planning to reopen next weekend after paving of the street is […]

Eye on the Street

August 29, 2017 - 4:38pm
Decatur Cemetery, Decatur GA (pic submitted by Chris)

Decatur Book Festival Still Needs Volunteers!

August 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
From the folks at the DBF… The Decatur Book Festival is just around the corner.  It is Decatur’s largest special event and relies heavily on support from volunteers. There are many different types of jobs –working at author venues, merchandise and souvenir sales, and more – so invite your friends, neighbors and co-workers to volunteer.  […]