Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The nationally known comedian and actor signed copies of his new book "Point Your Face at This" on April 3.
Nationally known funnyman and actor Demetri Martin stopped by Eagle Eye Book Shop on April 3 to sign copies of his new book Point Your Face at This.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The North Decatur Italian eatery will be under a new name by this summer.
Capozzi's in North Decatur will be under new owners soon. The sale of the popular Italian eatery is expected to go through by next week, and the restaurant could have a new name by as early as this summer, according to Tomorrow's News Today. From the blog: The neighborhood Italian eatery has become one of the longest running eateries in the center. An email was sent to patrons this week announcing upcoming changes to the restaurant. The email invited guests to come in this past weekend and next to say goodbye to current owners and to meet new owner "Tori." Reportedly, the sale of the restaurant is due to close by the 15th (tax day coincidence?) Additionally, the restaurant will remain Capozzi's until later this year, perhaps June or …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Theater group left Suburban Plaza because of the Walmart development.
OnStage Atlanta, the theater group that called Suburban Plaza home for 11 1/2 years, has moved to its new location at 2969 East Ponce de Leon Ave. in Decatur. The theatre will open its first show, The 39 Steps, in its new space later this month. OnStage Atlanta had to move from its Suburban Plaza digs because of the planned and controversial Walmart for that site, Barry West, the theater's managing director, told Patch. The landlord told them they'd have to find a new location. In the end, it ended up being a blessing in disguise as the new spot is larger than the old location, he said. Even so, the some construction and building delays have pushed back some plans. The 39 Steps, based on the Alfred Hitchcock film, was to have opened next …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The New York comedian is promoting his book "Point Your Face at This" at the North Decatur bookstore.
Comedian Demetri Martin will arrive in North Decatur on Wednesday to promote his new book Point Your Face at This. Martin, a New Yorker, will arrive at Eagle Eye Book Shop at 4 p.m. to sign copies of his book before he performs two shows at The Punchline in Atlanta. Here's a synopsis of the book from Martin's website: In his first book, This Is A Book, Demetri Martin introduced fans and readers to his unique brand of long-form humor writing. Now Demetri returns with an eclectic volume devoted entirely to his trademark one-liners and drawings, as well as short prose and poetry, leaving the longer-form material for his next hardcover. Like an indie stepchild of Gary Larson, and Jack Handey, POINT YOUR FACE AT THIS contains hundreds of …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Reader Judd Owen writes: "Somewhere, on this big issue at least, there arose a disconnect between the vision of Decatur that I think is generally held by its residents and the vision held by its political leadership: Indie vs. Walmart."
Wednesday, March 27
Judd Owen lives in Decatur with his wife and two children. He has served on the enrollment committee and annexation committee for the City Schools of Decatur. He teaches political science at Emory. The first of a two-part series. By Judd Owen Decatur Metro directed readers last week to a brief story in the print edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporting that Decatur City Manager Peggy Merriss had said “potential annexation of two heavily commercial areas outside the city limits has apparently died quietly in the legislature.” I have been keenly interested in the push for large-scale annexation that has just died, and I’ve followed it closely since I first learned of it in October 2008. So I decided to write an obituary. I have …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The production is apparently using Suburban Plaza, according to recent Internet chatter Monday.
Walmart isn't the only big player with designs on Suburban Plaza. Will Ferrell and his Anchorman: The Legend Continues production do as well, according to Internet chatter Monday afternoon. The comedy film production, which has been seen filming throughout the Atlanta metro area recently, has been using the shopping center in some capacity, according to the Kitsch'n 155 Facebook page and several posters on it.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Good Growth DeKalb's lawsuit against DeKalb County must be resolved before Selig Enterprises can move forward with construction in North Decatur, a Selig official said.
Good Growth DeKalb's lawsuit against DeKalb County over the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza will delay the project's start, the North Decatur shopping center's management said Tuesday. The lawsuit, which focuses on the county's issuance of a construction permit to Walmart in January, must be resolved before Selig Enterprises – which owns the shopping center – and Walmart can begin construction, said Scott Selig, the company's vice president. “I believe that you can still possibly move forward but you do so at your own risk," he said. "So, the reality is that, yes, this needs to play out before we move forward." The lawsuit also will also likely delay redevelopment of the larger shopping center, he said. Selig …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
9Round, a chain of gyms, has purchased a business license for a suite in the shopping center
A kickboxing and fitness gym has purchased a license to open in North Decatur Square shopping center. 9Round, a national gym chain, has puchased a business license from DeKalb County to open at 2899 North Decatur Road, Suite B. What is 9Round? From the site: 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings Boxing and Kickboxing Fitness training to the average person in a convenient, affordable, 30 minute, full body circuit format! The workouts involve aerobic (cardio), anaerobic, and resistance training- getting you results-FAST!! Our program is developed around a proprietary- copyrighted system of 9 challenging workout stations developed by a professional fighter. Whether you are a beginner or advanced fitness level, our Certified …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The group claims its appeal of a construction permit was incorrectly heard and dismissed by the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals.
Good Growth DeKalb, the local group fighting the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in North Decatur, sued DeKalb County on Friday for granting the international retail giant a construction permit. The suit, filed in DeKalb County Superior Court, contends that the county violated its own ordinances when it heard the group's administrative appeal of the permit issuance in January with the Zoning Board of Appeals rather than the Technical Board of Appeals, which Good Growth DeKalb claims is required by county law. The county does not currently have a Technical Board of Appeals. At the February hearing, attorneys with Good Growth DeKalb also said county ordinances related to trucking, trees and hydrology were not followed when the permit …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Two of the chain stores have been robbed in North Decatur and Tucker after two others were robbed earlier this month in metro Atlanta.
We told you earlier this month about an armed robbery at the Family Dollar in North Decatur. (It included an odd request for diapers if you recall.) Our neighboring site, Tucker Patch, told you Friday about a Family Dollar robbery in their neighborhood. Well, we stumbled across this Atlanta Journal-Constitution story from last week as well that details two Family Dollar robberies in Atlanta that occurred the week before. Police are still trying to determine whether those robberies are related. From the AJC story: Shortly before 8 p.m., a man entered the Family Dollar in the 2500 block of Bolton Road in northwest Atlanta and attempted to purchase a pack of gum, according to the incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. …