Biz Bits: Holiday tips, workout studio deals, Ray’s Indian Originals farewell

Posted by Dena Mellick November 11, 2015
Classic silhouette artist Edward Casey will be at Furry Tails Pet Shop on Nov. 21 to cut silhouettes of humans and pets. Photo from

Classic silhouette artist Edward Casey will be at Furry Tails Pet Shop on Nov. 21 to cut silhouettes of humans and pets. Photo from

In today’s Biz Bits: some early holiday shopping tips and ideas, and there’s no excuse to not workout with these the studio deals…

The Decatur blog, The Decatur Minute, is offering tips and shopping deals this month in a series called “30 Days of Shopping in Decatur.” It’s posting a different Decatur shop every day with sales and gift ideas.

Finders Keepers Furnishings is leading a holiday workshop to talk about inexpensive and creative ways to decorate. An Avondale Estates city email reports the workshop is this Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. It will take place at the shop at 2753 East College Avenue.

Furry Tails Pet Shop in Decatur is bringing back the classic silhouette artist who was at the store in July. Edward Casey is one of only a handful of professional silhouette artists in the country, and he’ll be hand-cutting silhouettes of pets for $25. He’ll be at Furry Tails at 228 E Ponce de Leon Ave. on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. To make an appointment, call 404-205-5049.

Two Decatur workout studios – Pace23 and Solstice – are holding a joint class this Saturday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. It will take place at the Pace23 studios at 138 New Street. The first 23 people to email to sign up for the spin/barre combo class will get a “Pace Your Soul” t-shirt. The studios have also teamed up to offer a joint class pack to Solstice and Pace23.

Pure Barre Decatur is holding a fall open house this Saturday, Nov. 14. The barre studio will offer complimentary classes and refreshments at its 415 Church Street location.

Harken Health is opening in the old Ruby Tuesday’s location in Decatur. It’s one of 10 locations in Georgia and Illinois. The small company says on its site it has a range of competitively priced insurance plan options and access to group wellness classes. The primary care center is opening in January and there is an open house on Dec. 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Harken spokeswoman said open enrollment began Nov. 1, and people can sign up for insurance plans.

Ray’s Indian Originals will host an open house Saturday, Nov. 21 to say farewell to the community. The first 100 attendees will receive a free arrowhead. The Avondale Estates shop is closing its doors on Wednesday, Dec. 30. Ray Belcher opened the shop as a radio and jukebox repair business in 1948.

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