Biz Bits: Spot For Dogs is green certified, Folk Art coming along
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Here’s a look at business news in and around the Decatur area.
– Spot for Dogs doggie daycare center in Decatur recently became certified as an “eco” animal care facility.
Spot for Dogs opened on Aug. 26 and is located at 320 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030.
“Spot for Dog’s EarthCraft Certification, verified by local consulting firm SK Collaborative, exceeded building construction components and systems designed to maximize energy efficiency while minimizing harm done to the environment,” an announcement from the company says. “The primary vision used a rehabbed historical building and turned it into an environmentally sound project.”
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The company says renovating its existing building allowed for conservation of land and infrastructure, resulting in a building that has “abundant” natural light due to the open doggy play area that uses energy efficient lighting where needed.
– Earlier this year, Folk Art announced plans to open up a Decatur location, taking over the space previously occupied by Thumbs Up. The anticipated opening date was this fall. The company’s Instagram page suggests that it might be opening soon, but no official date was given.
– An announcement about the restaurant taking over the Steel City Pops space in Decatur could occur soon, Broker Steven Josovitz with The Shumacher Group told Decaturish.
Josovitz last month confirmed the space was under contract. He said news about the new tenant could come as early as this week. Stay tuned …
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– Dr. Albert Scott with DeKalb Women’s Specialists was recently named president of the Georgia OB/GYN Society.
“It’s a lifetime achievement and a career high,” Scott said in a press release. “This is bigger than anything I’ve ever done and probably ever will do.”
As president, Scott intends to “focus on decreasing the disparities in access to women’s healthcare, reducing maternal mortality, and increasing the number of OB/GYNs in rural areas.”
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