Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Batteries Plus shop has been open for about more than a month, a store employee said.
This isn't super-hard breaking news, but I know some residents on the western end of the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area don't often get to Shamrock Plaza, so it's probably news to them: a new battery and light bulb shop recently opened. Batteries Plus, part of a nationwide chain, opened more than a month ago in the shopping center, which had been struggling with several vacancies for the last few years. (Still no signs of replacing the old Blockbuster at the end of the center next to Lawrenceville Highway.) Batteries Plus, which operates more than 530 stores in 46 states and Puerto Rico, offers you a go-to place for all your battery and light bulb needs. And not just AA batteries and stuff like that, but laptop batteries, motorcycle …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The robberies began in July and the last one occurred Monday – at SunTrust in Publix in Shamrock Plaza.
The FBI and DeKalb County police are searching for a serial bank robber who's struck in North Druid Hills twice – most recently on Monday. The suspect robbed SunTrust in Publix in Shamrock Plaza and threatened to use a gun, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. From their story: In each robbery, the suspect has waited in line before going to a teller's window, usually while talking on his cellphone. While no weapon has been observed during any of the incidents, the suspect has given the teller a note demanding money and threatening to use a gun. The AJC story also includes security camera stills and a description of the suspect. Here are link to our stories on the suspect:
Friday, March 2, 2012
This week we take you to Shamrock Plaza. And the site of an old Blockbuster store that closed a few years ago. What should replace it?
When North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch had no job nearly four years ago, we wanted to work at a movie rental store. We watch a lot of movies anyway. We didn't need much money back then, the economy was a horror show and we were working on other things. We desired only part-time work. Even though we lived in Decatur proper, our quest to work in the movie rental industry took us to Shamrock Plaza – until about two years ago, the site of a decent Blockbuster where we were almost named some sort of shift manager. We don't really remember what happened there. Regardless, we wouldn't have been employed long anyway. The store was closed down along with many in the area as Blockbuster found its profits squeezed across the country by Netflix, …