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Andryannis Greek Bistro Is Closing

May 26, 2017 - 3:03pm
Tomorrow’s News Today reports… Marios and Kaliopy Kitas, owners of downtown Decatur’s Andryannis Greek Bistro, have sold their business.  The new owner, Christopher Sheehy, will reportedly convert the restaurant into an American eatery called “SideChick,” serving all three day-parts.  Pending inspections and such, Sheehy tells me he hopes to be open as soon as late June.  The Kitas, […]

Decatur Arts Festival Takes Over Decatur This Weekend!

May 26, 2017 - 1:02pm
  It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means its time to put on your sunglasses and head down to Decatur Square for the famous Decatur Arts Festival! Art Walk begins this evening, with art exhibits – and free drinks and snacks! – all over the city. Then tomorrow and Sunday, take a walk downtown and check […]

DPD Alert: The Pinewood Robbed Around Midnight Last Night

May 26, 2017 - 10:29am
From Decatur Police… On Friday, May 26, 2017 at approximately 12:00 am, Decatur Police responded to The Pinewood Restaurant in the 200 block of West Ponce De Leon Avenue in reference to an armed robbery. An employee stated she was exiting the rear of the business when one suspect pointed a handgun at her, forced […]

Free-For-All Friday 5/26/17

May 26, 2017 - 9:05am
Schools out for Summer!

Help Place Flags at Decatur Cemetery For Memorial Day

May 25, 2017 - 11:03am
From Chris… If you would like to help place flags and/or flowers on the graves or memorials in the Decatur Cemetery for those who were killed while serving in the military as part of your Memorial Day Weekend activities, please contact Chris Billingsley at OR you can show up for any of the following: […]

Decatur Designated as “Playful City”

May 24, 2017 - 11:33am
From Decatur Active Living… The city continues to offer various safe and engaging playspaces within the parks and greenspaces. They took it a step further with a creative approach to turn a vacant area into an opportunity for play. “I can’t think of a better designation for the City of Decatur!  Using public art, parks, […]

Reminder: “Folks To Give” Comedy Show Is This Thursday at Town Cinema

May 22, 2017 - 5:28pm
Laugh it up and support a good cause this Thursday!  Deets from Decaturish… Decaturish and Towne Cinema’s comedy charity show will be held this Thursday, May 25, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit CARE, which is headquartered in Atlanta and is committed to fighting global poverty. Time, talent and space are […]

Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss To Step Down Next Year

May 22, 2017 - 2:58pm
From the Agnes Scott College website… Agnes Scott College President Elizabeth Kiss has announced her plans to step down on June 30, 2018, at the conclusion of her 12th year in this position. Known locally, nationally and internationally for her work as a leader and scholar in the areas of moral and political philosophy and […]

Decatur Real Estate Affected by Low Inventory in Q1

May 22, 2017 - 12:31pm
From Michelle Cavaliere – Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta Total home sales in the City of Decatur dropped significantly in the 1st quarter of 2017 compared to Q1 2016. Overall, the market was driven by increased sales of condominiums and townhouses, while single-family home sales saw a notable decline versus last year. Q1 2017 vs. […]

At Home: April Market Snapshot, Seniors Reshaping Housing Market & Beltline Prices Soaring Above Average

May 21, 2017 - 9:24am
Photo by Artistic Landscapes via Houzz Atlanta Real Estate Market Snapshot – April 2017 [ARA] Forget Millennials: Seniors are Poised to Reshape the Housing Market [Curbed] Home Buying? Here’s Why You’ll Pay More in Metro Atlanta [AJC] May Seasonal Gardening Calendar [Walter Reeves] Home Prices Grow Twice as Fast as Incomes [Realtor Mag] Renovated Bungalow […]

Free-For-All Friday 5/19/17

May 19, 2017 - 8:48am
Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not yet discussed here over the past week.

Decatur 17-18 Budget Narrative Now Online!

May 18, 2017 - 2:49pm
Not only does the City of Decatur put together a wonky, official budget each year and post it online.  They also compile an easy to read Budget Narrative for all us lay people to flip through at our convenience.   So take advantage! I always like to read through the city’s bulleted lists of project, […]

United Healthcare is Closing Harken Health Locations

May 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Wonder what will happen to the large space Harkin Health now occupies in downtown Decatur.  From the Atlanta Business Chronicle… Harken Health, a insurance startup launched by UnitedHealth Group Inc. that offered patients care with almost no co-pays, is closing its doors in Chicago and Atlanta, its two core markets. The Chicago Tribune reports on […]

Decatur Arts Festival Needs Volunteers!

May 17, 2017 - 2:36pm
From Volunteer Decatur… May 26-28 is the annual Decatur Arts Festival featuring a two day live artists market, musical, comedy and theater performances and Children’s Art Festival.  We need plenty of volunteers to make it happen.  Shifts typically last two hours, and all volunteers receive a free festival t-shirt.  If you have an existing account with […]

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Opening in Whole Foods “365” Plaza

May 16, 2017 - 12:15pm
More area restaurant news from Tomorrow’s News Today… 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 […]

Play It Again Sports Relocating To North Decatur Plaza

May 15, 2017 - 3:41pm
I’ve been meaning to mention this.  From Tomorrow’s News Today…. A local franchise of Play it Again Sports will soon reopen in a new home in Decatur.  The Play it Again Sports at North DeKalb Mall closed and will open this coming Monday, May 15th at North Decatur Plaza.  The second-hand retailer will open in […]

Commission To Vote on City Millage Increase To Pay For CSD Bond and UMCH Property Upkeep

May 15, 2017 - 11:51am
Tonight the Decatur City Commission has a pretty full agenda. One important item to note is that they will be voting on a tentative six-tenths millage increase that equates to a bit more than $1 million in tax revenue, according to Asst. City Manager Andrea Arnold.  The city is assuming a 5% increase in the […]

Eye on the Street

May 12, 2017 - 12:34pm
West Trinity Place, Decatur GA (photo courtesy of DM)

Free-For-All Friday 5/12/17

May 12, 2017 - 8:37am
Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not yet discussed here over the past week.

Breaking: I-85 Will Reopen By Monday, Maybe Sooner!

May 10, 2017 - 11:19am
Oh thank goodness!  From the AJC… I-85 in Atlanta will reopen in time for Monday’s morning rush hour commute and probably sooner. The northbound lanes probably will be open sometime Saturday and the southbound lanes sometime Sunday, Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry said at a press conference Wednesday. That puts the project a full […]