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City of Decatur plans to crack down on e-scooters

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 14, 2018

Update: This item was approved at the Dec. 17 meeting. Here is our earlier story.  The city of Decatur sees all of the scooters strewn all over its sidewalks and it has seen enough. At its Dec. 17 meeting, the City Commission will consider giving e-scooter companies — primarily Bird — an ultimatum: sign an […]

(PHOTOS) The new Whole Foods 365 store in greater Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 11, 2018

This story has been updated.  The Whole Foods 365 grocery store in the North Decatur Square shopping center will open Wednesday, Dec. 12. Decaturish got to tour the store on Dec. 11. Work crews scurried around setting up displays and dusting off wine bottles. There was the smell of saw dust in the air and […]

Attorney: Plan to redevelop North DeKalb Mall and build a Costco is ‘dead’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 11, 2018

This story has been updated.  The owner of North DeKalb Mall has withdrawn a zoning application that was part of a plan to tear down the mall and redevelop it into a mixed-use project anchored by a Costco. Kathryn Zickert, an attorney for Sterling Organization which owns the mall, said the Costco project is “dead,” […]

Cookin’ Up a Storm closes in downtown Decatur, citing lack of parking

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2018

Decatur’s parking crunch created another casualty this week. Cookin’ Up a Storm, which sold sandwiches and to-go meals, shut its doors at its West Ponce de Leon Location which has been open since 2016. Owner Robin DeVos, who also owns a location in Jackson, Miss., said the lack of parking in Decatur made it hard […]

Decatur considers response to ‘Bird’ swarm

Posted by December 6, 2018

By Cathi Harris, contributor  They seemed to show up overnight – dropped onto city sidewalks like “caterpillars from the sky” in the words of one Decatur resident. Dockless electric Birds – scooters that customers rent for 15 cents a minute and can leave anywhere when they are finished – have popped up all over the […]

City of Decatur plans to promote Andrea Arnold to fill city manager’s job

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 3, 2018

The Decatur City Commission has been interviewing candidates to replace outgoing City Manager Peggy Merriss and commissioners decided to stick with someone who knows the city well. Andrea Arnold, an assistant city manager who has worked with the city since 1997, will take over for Merriss, assuming commissioners approve her contract at their next meeting. […]

UPDATE: Argosy team seeks brewing license for former brewpub space, plan for old UMCH campus up for vote

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 2, 2018

UPDATE: Both of the items mentioned in this story were approved at the Dec. 3 meeting. Here is our original story … Decatur City Commissioners will have a busy agenda on Monday, Dec. 3. In addition to other business, commissioners will consider approving an alcohol license for a new brewpub and signing off on a […]

Dear Decaturish – Opportunities abound in entertainment for DeKalb residents

Posted by November 29, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

A new butcher and bakery shop plans to open in Kirkwood

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2018

A butcher shop and bakery plans to carve a niche for itself in Kirkwood. Evergreen Butcher + Baker will open in an abandoned building near Arden’s Garden. It will be owned by Emma Schacke and her husband Sean. The address will be 2011 Hosea L. Williams Drive. Emma, who will be the baker, said the business […]

Author of book about prehistory of Decatur will hold two book signing events next month

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 28, 2018

The ground beneath you has a history, one that predates cities, countries and people. It’s a story worth telling and local author Mark Pifer has done so. Pifer, a history buff who enjoys scouring his backyard  with a metal detector, wrote “Native Decatur,” a book offering readers insights into the city’s past. Pifer recently taped […]

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