Monday, January 7, 2013
The store in upgrading to its Pfresh program and should be done by early spring.
If you've been wondering what's going on over at Target on North Druid Hills Road, a local blogger said he has the answer. And it includes a new Starbucks location, apparently. From a comment thread on an unrelated story in Tomorrow's News Today: In line with Target's massive updates to all of its stores, the NDH store will be upgraded to what Target calls "Pfresh." This remodel will include the addition of fresh grocery products as well as other refrigerated and frozen foods. The Target will also be getting a Starbucks location. I'm told most work will be done at night and that the hope is to have everything done by early spring. As far as what be taken away or lost as a result of the grocery addition, I'm not sure but doubt it will be …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The 34-year-old victim told police he was giving a ride to two other men when they stole his car early Tuesday morning.
A Tucker man said he thought he was shuttling two men between nightclubs early in the morning on New Year's Day but found himself standing in front of Target on North Druid Hills Road after the passengers carjacked him at gunpoint, DeKalb County police said. The 34-year-old victim said two men approached him at an unknown nightclub and asked him to drive them to another club, according to the police report. The man agreed, and, as he was driving them, the men asked him to pull over in front of the Target at the intersection of North Druid Hills and Briarcliff roads at about 4 a.m. One of the suspects put his hands over the victim's eyes, put a gun to his neck and demanded everything he had, the report said. The victim said he surrendered …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Despite the competitive business spirit being culminated by the huge retailers, it would appear Target employees are not as enthusiastic about the decision.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
By Jeff Roberts Target corporate offices confirmed Monday that the nationwide retailer will open its doors for Black Friday at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, according to a prepared statement from Target Corporation. The decision comes in the wake of last week's announcement by Walmart to open its doors nationwide at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Despite the competitive business spirit being culminated by the monolithic retailers, it would appear Target employees are not quite as enthusiastic about the decision. Almost 192,000 people—as of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday—have signed a petition on Change.org started by California-based Target employee Casey St. Clair calling on Target to “save Thanksgiving” and stick to a Friday opening time. St. Clair writes…
Friday, June 22, 2012
A 13-year-old boy admitted to police on Sunday that he's stolen from the store four times since the last day of school.
A 13-year-old boy arrested for shoplifting at Target in North Druid Hills on Sunday told DeKalb County police he's stolen from the store four times since the end of the school year. A store employee called police after he noticed a young boy removing items from shelves and placing them inside his bookbag around 2pm, the police report said. He was grabbed by the store's loss prevention worker and interviewed, and he said he'd stolen from the store previously. A responding police officer found several pairs of earrings and other jewelry in the boy's shorts, and he was wearing two necklaces he admitted to stealing. He also had two pairs of stolen shoes and a hat in his bookbag. The boy was arrested and taken to the county's juvenile …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Target gave the school the $700 grant that will allow the class to visit the Tellus Museum in Cartersville.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School received a $700 field trip grant from Target which will allow the entire fifth grade to visit the Tellus Museum in Cartersville. Michelle Edwards, a fifth grade teacher at the school, believes the next great innovator in alternative energy may be right here in our midst. This grant will allow the budding scientists to explore bio-fuels and solar energy and to learn to become stewards of our planet's resources. Immaculate Heart of Mary students will participate in the Farming for Fuel program at the museum that includes the "Stars" planetarium show, a tour of the Solar Decathlon House, lab explorations and the Science in Motion exhibit. Each student will receive a grass terrarium to take home to …
Friday, February 17, 2012
A selection of crimes reported to DeKalb County police in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area.
Teens caught playing with gun, drinking at playground A 17-year-old and a Sequoyah Middle School student were caught handling a handgun and drinking in an apartment complex playground Monday afternoon, DeKalb County police said. A police officer responded to The Villas at Druid Hills apartment complex, 3183 Buford Highway, following a call regarding suspicious persons at the playground at about 12:10pm, the police report said. When the officer arrived, he noticed two teens who fit the descriptions in the call walking toward the playground's gate after leaving the deck. The officer questioned the teens. The teens, a 17-year-old and the 14-year-old middle schooler, told the officer they were hanging out. While checking out the playground …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thousands of people across the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area jumped into lines in front of big retailers who opened as early as 10pm Thanksgiving night to Black Friday crowds.
I stopped by a few big retailers last night around midnight just to check out the lines. Hundreds were crammed in front of Best Buy in Northlake Plaza to get in the doors at midnight. The entire strip mall's parking lot was full as well. Trash on the sidewalks. People in camping chairs. A crazy but familiar sight. I've included a couple photos from Macy's in Northlake Mall as well. Things were a lot more calm there. You can only save so much on khakis and knit sweaters, I guess. My cell phone camera died on me before I could capture Target on North Druid Hills Road. Maybe 100 to 200 people were lined up there for the midnight opening. Store employees let the line in in small groups to avoid those stampedes we've been seeing for years on …
Friday, October 28, 2011
The customer ran back into the store after the thief pulled a knife on him after he tried to leave the store with a DVD player under his jacket Oct. 25.
A man attempted to stop a robber at Target on North Druid Hills Road on Oct. 25 but was thwarted when the robber pulled a knife on him, DeKalb County police said. The man saw the suspect put a Philips DVD player worth $65 under his jacket and try to leave the store, so he grabbed the suspect in a bear hug and tried to detain him. The suspect reached for a knife with a seven- or eight-inch blade, pulling away from the man and taking a defensive stance, so the man ran back into Target, and the suspect fled toward North Druid Hills Road. The incident was captured on a surveillance camera. The suspect was described as a black male, 5 feet 7 inches, 145 pounds, about 35 to 40 years old, wearing a grey hoodie, black jeans, a green hat and black …
Friday, August 19, 2011
The $2,000 grant will help the school expand its program, including a series of library displays based on the film "A Night at the Museum."
Friday, August 19, 2011
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School received a $2,000 grant from Target that will help the school expand the summer reading program. “We are very excited about the fact that students and parents get to read, have fun and learn at the same time, said Jennifer Sedlack, the school's development director and primary grant writer, in a statement. "The grant allows our librarian to purchase more level-specific reading books, to include a 30-minute story time each day and award students participation with books, movies and snacks.” The school's summer reading program has been in place since 2001, and the Target grant will support the June-July 2012 program. It is unique among Atlanta schools. More than 200 students and community members have…