‘Decatur Market’ slated for old Village Vets spaceDecatur City Hall.
This story has been updated.
The Decatur City Commission approved an alcoholic beverage license for a new business called the Decatur Market, which will be located in the former Village Vets space on East Howard Avenue.
Commissioners approved the application for an interim license Feb. 6 meeting. The license allows for sale of beer and wine from the store. The city recommended issuing the regular beverage license once the business receives its certificate of occupancy.
In other business, commissioners approved a resolution asking the Legislature to approve the creation of a Public Facilities Authority for the city.
According to the memo attached to the meeting agenda, “The purpose of the Public Facilities Authority would be to provide a quasigovernmental agency that, among other defined powers, could acquire real property, buildings, facilities, equipment and services for the benefit of the citizens of the City. The Public Facilities Authority would provide a platform and flexibility for financing public improvements that is not currently available. Public Facilities Authorities are widely used in the State of Georgia to support the acquisition and development of property and facilities for public use. Senator Elena Parent has agreed to introduce local legislation to create a Public Facilities Authority for the City of Decatur. Adoption of the proposed resolution would indicate the City Commission’s support of the effort.”