Thursday, May 16, 2013
Garry Castillo was shot outside the Kroger in the Toco Hill shopping center in 2011.
The Justice Department won't pursue the death penalty for two men charged in the killing of armored car guard Garry Castillo outside the Kroger in the Toco Hill shopping center two years ago. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported the justice department's decision. Ashley Henderson and Stacey Dooley have been charged in the killing. Garda Cash Logistics guard Castillo was shot while leaving the grocery store with a cash pick-up in the early afternoon of March 15, 2011. He was transported to Grady Hospital where later died of his injuries. Read also:
Thursday, April 25, 2013
No one was charged in the April 7 incident.
A drunk Emory University student was bounced from Maggie's Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Toco Hill this month and called the police on the bouncer to say she felt assaulted. The bouncer told DeKalb County police he found the 22-year-old student asleep at a table shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday, April 7, according to a police report. When he woke her, she would fall back asleep, he said, so he escorted her from the bar. On the way out, her body went limp, so he supported her by placing his hands under her armpits, he said. Once outside, the student tried to re-enter the bar, and the bouncer said she struck him. The student admitted to a responding officer she was intoxicated and tired but said she was able to leave the bar on her own and felt…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A new location will open in Toco Hill Shopping Center.
Chase bank is coming to Toco Hill Shopping Center. The bank chain is planning to open a free-standing location where an emissions testing facility sits, according to Tomorrow's News Today. From the post: The Toco Hill outparcel is plenty big, as one can see by the amount of fencing up already. A reliable source at Chick-fil-A said that they were at one point (a couple years ago) contemplating a new location in Toco Hill that would likely have been the spot where Chase is now building. Read the full post for more information.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The two national office supply retailers may merge this week.
Could North Druid Hills be too small for Office Depot and OfficeMax? We could find out as soon as this week. The two national office supply retailers may merge this week, according to The Huffington Post. From the Post report: The deal is not yet done, and talks could still fall apart, the [Wall Street] Journal reported. An announcement could come as early as this week, the Journal added, citing the sources. A spokesperson for each company could not be reached for immediate comment. The office-supply retailers have been hit hard by competition from online retailers and other retailers such as Costco and Wal-Mart, the Journal said. A merger could lead to consolidation of stores and workforce, as many of the stores are located within the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The unidentified man also said early Sunday morning he left a bomb in the Kroger in Toco Hill Shopping Center. No bomb was found.
A man threatened to shoot up the Kroger supermarket in Toco Hill during a bomb threat early Sunday morning, DeKalb County police said. The unidentified man called the Toco Hill Shopping Center store shortly after midnight, the police report said. "There is a bomb inside the store, and I will be there in 15 minutes to shoot up the store like in the Batman movie," the man told a store employee. The suspect called again but did not give any reason for the threats. The store employee also told police the call came from a restricted number. A Kroger security guard told police he is positioned in front of the store and saw no one bring a package inside. The guard and two police officers walked around the store to check for unusual packages or …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The event will be held between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
WHAT: Kroger invites metro Atlanta shoppers the 17th Annual Hanukkah Party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Toco Hill Kroger store. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Kroger customers can celebrate the eight-day holiday with authentic treats and other Hanukkah-themed activities. Along with the ceremonial lighting of the Menorah, this year’s celebration will include holiday activities, as well as food and beverage samples that highlight the traditional Hanukkah season. A complete list of activities includes: The Toco Hills Kroger features a dedicated Kosher deli, bakery and rotisserie shop. For more information about Kroger, visit www.kroger.com. WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Kroger Toco Hills, 2205 LaVista Road
Friday, November 30, 2012
The fitness center is now called LOA Fitness for Women.
Lady of America (LOA) Fitness for Women, located in the Toco Hill Shopping Center, recently posted a new exterior full-color sign at its location near the corner of North Druid Hills and Lavista roads. "Our new sign highlights our exclusive focus on meeting the needs of women,” said owner Becky Tainter Brown. “We also updated our website, www.powerlady.com, to showcase all our classes, special events and expanded offerings.” Brown also manages the central DeKalb County full-service fitness center. “My goal is to create and maintain an environment, where women can feel welcome, comfortable, empowered, involved, educated and successful,” she said. Membership at LOA Fitness for Women includes access to more than 30 weekly classes that …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Halloween City in Toco Hill Shopping Center is also hiring. It has replaced Mattress USA.
Halloween City, a seasonal costume store, is setting up shop in Toco Hill Shopping Center. The store, which is also hiring, hung its sign above the storefront at 2927 North Druid Hills Road on Wednesday evening. It's open from 10am - 8pm. The store operates a chain of more than 400 temporary stores nationwide, according to its website. Head to the store to apply for jobs. Some are listed on the store's website as well. Halloween City has also replaced Mattress USA.
Friday, August 10, 2012
The auto repair shop in Toco Hill Shopping Center will now offer expanded services, including travel planning, insurance and membership.
AAA Car Care Plus in Toco Hill Shopping Center has closed off part of its parking lot and is expanding to offer new services. The existing shop offers automotive repair services, but signs posted around the new construction say the expanded shop will offer travel, insurance and AAA membership services. It's good news for the center, which suffered a setback more than a year ago when the space's previous tenant, Blockbuster, closed down. The national movie rental chain shut down most of its stores across the country, and several locations have not been replaced with new tenants, including the former Blockbuster location in Shamrock Plaza near North DeKalb Mall.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
If you didn't already realize Independence Day is approaching, the yearly fireworks tent reminder now resides in Toco Hill Shopping Center.
I passed by Toco Hill Shopping Center last night and noticed that the fireworks tent has made its yearly appearance in anticipation of Independence Day. Here's a link to a story we wrote last year about the seller and some useful safety information about fireworks in general. (Preview: They're dangerous.)