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Walmart to begin construction early 2013

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "Selig has all three permits (demolition, land disturbance, and building) required to build the Walmart.  They are on schedule to begin construction in early 2013. Everyone who has left the center already has done so by choice and Selig has let them out of their leases without penalty...." [Read more]

Good Growth DeKalb rally Friday 12/7

GGD is having a rally on Friday, December 7, 4:30-6:00 at Suburban Plaza. [Read more]

Proposed development opposite Suburban Plaza

From Medlock Neighbors Facebook Group and Laurel Ridge neighborhood newsletter: Atlanta Land Group (http://www.atlantalandgroup.com) left a notice (attached) on the doorsteps of residences on Barton Way and Blackmon Dr., announcing interest in buying all properties on Barton Way and Blackmon Dr.  There is talk that the Baptist Church on the corner would also be included in the development plans (see http://www.fuquadevelopment.com/files/atlanta/decaturcrossing.pdf).  T

Emory Point signs three restaurants and two women's shops

From Cousins Properties: Cousins signs three restaurants and two women’s shops for Emory Point as fall openings near.  ATLANTA (Oct. 5, 2012) – Five more shops and eateries have signed on to the new Emory Point project in northeast Atlanta being developed by Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE: CUZ) with Gables Residential. Burgerfi, Bonefish Grill, Paradise Biryani Pointe, LOFT and Francesca’s Collections are the latest additions to the portfolio of national and local brands at Emory Point, the $100+ million mixed-use development.

Good Growth DeKalb fundraiser

From Good Growth DeKalb via the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch.  [For balanced and constructive information on the Walmart issue,, the CHCA board recommends the information on MANA's site.] "Good Growth DeKalb is holding a concert fundraiser next weekend to raise money for their fight against the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza.  The Saturday, Sept. 29 event in downtown Decatur will feature performances from a number of bands, and it will include a silent auction...." [Read more]

Emory Point opening this fall

Emory Point, the very large complex being built on Clifton Road across from the CDC entrance, is opening this Fall.  It will be a combination of residential and retail spaces.  Click here for more information:  http://emory-point.com/  Click on ‘Retailers Coming Soon’ (pdf) to see what you can expect in the coming months. Or see image copied below.

Suburban Plaza Redevelopment: August update

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association:  Suburban Plaza Redevelopment: August update from Theresa Same, MANA Zoning Chair. "Our cross-neighborhoods committee continues to meet with Selig to discuss the evolving design and future plans for Suburban Plaza. Selig Enterprises has been receptive to feedback from both the committee and the community.

North DeKalb mall construction

A Golden Corral is being installed at the site under construction according to the Facebook page for the mall.

Anti-Walmart rally

Event Date and Time: 
08/10/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

From Good Growth DeKalb: At the big intersection at Suburban Plaza.  Join us at the corner for our third summer rally!  Good Growth DeKalb met last month with Selig Enterprises, to whom we presented our 3,056 petition signatures opposing Walmart at Suburban Plaza.  Selig refused any discussion of Walmart - the big elephant in the room - but this does not make community opposition go away.  Let's keep up the heat - bring a sign and wear a yellow t-shirt!  We'll also have some extras on hand.  State Reps.

Decatur takes first steps to annex Suburban Plaza

From North Druis Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd said he wanted to annex Suburban Plaza during his state of the city speech a few months ago. Now the city commission and staff are taking steps to do more than that....." Read more.

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