Posts filed under "Business"

Avondale’s sole finalist for City Manager job fired from his previous job without cause

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2018

This story has been updated.  Avondale Estates has named a finalist to replace former City Manager Clai Brown, and the candidate’s exit from his previous job was just as contentious as Brown’s exit from Avondale Estates. The city says Patrick Bryant, the former City Manager of Talladega, Ala., is the sole finalist to replace Brown. […]

Biz bits: New leader at Keller Williams Realty, Clarkston computer lab, Dynamo hires swim coach

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2018

Here’s a look at some business news in our community:  – Mark Jones is the new CEO and Team Leader of Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta. That’s a part of the Keller Williams Realty Heart of Atlanta Group, which has six offices and 1,300 agents, according to a press release. The press release says Keller Williams Realty […]

Biz bits: Realtor lets Fire Department train on decaying home, Renewal Design-Build becomes Alair Homes

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 26, 2018

Here’s a look at some business news in our community:  – Early this week, the City of Decatur Fire Department partnered with the local Corey Real Estate group to perform live training exercises at an in-town property. Corey Real Estate recently purchased the decaying home on Sycamore Drive, which is set to be demolished later […]

Your Pie opening a location in Tucker

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 19, 2018

Your Pie, a national pizza chain that got its start in Athens, Ga. is planning a Tucker location. The company’s website says a location at 3499 Chamblee Tucker Road is opening soon, though an official date was not  provided. “When Your Pie opened its doors for the first time in 2008 in Athens, Georgia, Founder Drew […]

Decatur City Commission considers allowing vote on extending Sunday alcohol sales

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 16, 2018

UPDATE: 8:56 p.m., July 16: All of the items mentioned in this story were approved, except the annexation tied to a rezoning proposal that would allow a storage facility on Clairmont Road. That item was deferred to the City Commission’s Aug. 20 meeting. Here is our earlier story published Monday morning, July 16…  The Decatur City […]

Déjà vu: Another rezoning tied to annexation goes to Decatur City Commission

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 13, 2018

UPDATE: Decaturish learned on July 16 that the developers are requesting a deferral at the July 16 meeting. Here is our earlier story …  For the second time this year, the Decatur City Commission will be asked to consider a rezoning application that’s also tied to an annexation proposal. And, just like the last time, […]

Biz Bits: Community space focused on mental health, North DeKalb Mall update, mural at Subrban Plaza

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 13, 2018

This story has been updated.  Some business news and notes from around Decatur and metro Atlanta: – A new community center for mental and physical health support, Gathered and Grounded, is offering community talks and services for local youth seeking help with emotional needs, socialization, creativity, academics and more. According to a Gathered and Grounded press […]

Months after opening, Decatur Market advertised for sale

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 12, 2018

The Decatur Market opened its doors on East Howard Avenue in February and it is currently being marketed to potential buyers. A message was left with the store’s owner and this story will be updated when the owner responds. The store sells many things, including deli sandwiches, craft beer and wine. According to the Atlanta […]

Decatur Police respond to armed robbery at Sprint store

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 11, 2018

A masked gunman walked into the Sprint store on West Ponce de Leon Wednesday afternoon and demanded that an employee fill his bag with Apple iPhones. He fled on foot eastbound toward Northern Avenue. Police responded to the call around 12:41 p.m. “Officers arriving in the area canvassed the surrounding streets, set up a perimeter […]

The Fresh Market in North Druid Hills is closing, along with 14 other stores nationwide

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 10, 2018

The Fresh Market has announced the closure of 15 stores, including the North Druid Hills location on Briarcliff Road. A company spokesperson said the closure will occur in two to four weeks. “The Fresh Market, Inc. recently announced that it plans to close 15 stores in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina New Hampshire, Tennessee, Virginia […]

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