The Week in Review
The top five stories from the previous week in North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch.
- Want to See MARTA's Plans for Light Rail Into Our Community?: A preview to MARTA's meeting tomorrow during which they plan to vote on the $700 million project. North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch will be there to cover it. That will only be the first in many steps to bring this massive transportation plan to fruition, but if it all works out, it'll fundamentally change the fabric of our community. Big, big story. Obviously.
- Decatur Mayor: We Should Annex Suburban Plaza: It will be interesting to see where this goes, if anywhere. We polled you guys on this issue as well, and a majority favored Mayor Floyd's take on this. I can't see how this would affect Selig Enterprises' plans to build a Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza, but it could perhaps influence how the rest of that area is developed. (Plus, there's a MARTA light rail stop planned for Suburban Plaza from the above story, so that's two major stories intersecting there. Things just get more and more complicated.)
- Briarlake Parents to Ellis: Stop Cell Phone Towers or Lose Our Votes: A letter to the editor. Parents at Briarlake Elementary School tell DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis that the county should fight the school system's cell phone tower plans with T-Mobile or risk losing votes in their community.
- Lakeside High Sets Open House for New Fine Arts Building, Classrooms: We'll get some nice photos of everything so you guys can see what your tax dollars are paying for over at Lakeside High.
- Red Pepper Taqueria’s Organic, Local Focus: A feature on the restaurant, which recently opened. It seems quite a few people from the community have already been there and enjoyed the place with few reservations.