Business / Consumers

Suburban Plaza update: LA Fitness open, Starbucks construction begins

Decaturish: A week and a half after Walmart opened in Suburban Plaza, a second new business is open.

LA Fitness Decatur opened Friday, November 20. An employee who answered the phone at LA Fitness confirmed the opening and said the gym will even be open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The employee said no group classes were scheduled yet, but said to keep checking online.

Report: Sprouts Farmers Market coming to Decatur

Decaturish:  Tomorrow’s News Today is reporting that Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market will be the organic grocery store to anchor Fuqua’s Decatur Crossing at Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Road.

The news site attributes a “source familiar with the plans.”



State sales tax holiday August 1-2

From the Reporter Newspapers: Georgia’s sales tax holiday is back just in time, as school bells begin to ring on Aug. 4. This year’s tax holiday is Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2.  Here are items that are exempt:

Sale on rugs, handwoven by locals in need

From re:loom, located near Intown Ace on Scott: "Sample Sale. Handwoven rugs. Saturday March 29, 11-5 p.m., rain or shine. Preview Friday, March 28, 4-7 p.m.) 1434 Scott BL, Decatur GA 30030.  ....  re:loom is a program of Initiative for Affordable Housing (IAH), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Decatur, Georgia.

Sales tax holiday this Friday-Saturday

The list of items exempted from sales tax Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, are listed here.  General categories are clothing, computers, and school supplies.

Decatur Farmers Market May 15-19, 2013

The market takes place Wednesdays and Saturdays: Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. 163 Clairmont Ave.,the corner of Commerce Avenue and Church Street. Saturdays 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. the corner of N. McDonough and Trinity streets, near the high school.  It is transitioning to new management.  Here's their news for this week.

USPS Xmas deadlines

From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: ".... If you are using First-Class Mail, Dec. 20 is the last recommended day for mailing to have the correspondence reach its destination before Dec. 24.  After Dec. 20, use Priority Mail, which is a two-day service for most of the country. After Dec.

Organic farm mobile market at Intown Ace and Oak Grove

For our sustainable food shoppers, from the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "Farm Mobile is Riverview Farm's farmers market on wheels making the rounds in Atlanta. Inside, shoppers will find shelves stocked with organic locally grown produce, free range eggs, H&F Breads, local cheeses, and our own organic grits, cornmeal and polenta.

Decatur Farmers Market

Switching to Winter hours this week, i.e., 3-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Saturday hours remain at 9-1 year-round.  Visit their website for more info. (h/t to Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch.)

Emory student startup for home services

The CHCA board passes this on without a recommendation one way or the other; we just wanted to give the neighborhood the opportunity to help or explore an Emory student enterprise.  From the student founder of  My name is Ken Wong, and I am currently a junior at Emory University. Approximately a year ago, I spent extensive time talking to local Atlanta homeowners and learned that they believe there are significant flaws in the current home service professional industry.

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