Posts filed under "Food"

Fire severely damages Java Monkey, coffee shop will be closed for at least a month

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 12, 2018

This story has been updated.  There was a large fire at Java Monkey on Sunday evening, Nov. 11. The damage was so severe that the popular coffee shop will be closed for weeks. A witness report says the flames could be seen over the Decatur square. The fire started around 11 p.m. after the business […]

On election night in Decatur, voters shared their stories while waiting for the results

Posted by November 7, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  Voters at election watch parties around Decatur said they had vastly different experiences on Election Day, Nov. 6. Kirkwood and First Christian Church on West Ponce had long lines, while voters in East Lake and Belvedere Park got in and out quickly. Janet McNichol tried to vote early and left because […]

Calm Candler advocates want reduced speeds on busy corridor

Posted by November 6, 2018

By Cathi Harris, contributor  Winnona Park parents frustrated with dangerous conditions along South Candler Street presented a petition to the Decatur City Commission Monday, asking commissioners to step up efforts to enforce the speed limit and target aggressive drivers. “We have all had so many near misses, with drivers who run red lights, with illegal passing, […]

Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Here’s what you need to know

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2018

The big day has finally arrived and if you aren’t one of the 2 million Georgia voters who have already cast your ballot in the midterm elections, Tuesday, Nov. 6, is your last chance to vote. If you’re planning on heading to the polls tomorrow (you should plan on it), here’s what you need to […]

Whole Foods 365 store in Decatur will open Dec. 12

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2018

The Whole Foods 365 store in greater Decatur will officially open on Dec. 12 at 9 a.m., the company says. Whole Foods 365 will be located at 1555 Church Street, anchoring the North Decatur Square shopping center. Another Whole Foods 365 store will  open in Buckhead on that same day. “For the first time in company […]

Java Monkey alcohol license, Calm Candler petition on Decatur City Commission agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2018

The Decatur City Commission will meet on Monday, Nov. 5, and will have several items on its agenda. Those items include a new alcohol license for Java Monkey and discussion of a petition from a group trying to make South Candler Street safer. Commissioners will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 509 […]

Pedestrian hit by vehicle while in crosswalk on East Trinity Place, driver cited

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2018

This story has been updated.  Decatur Police say that a woman was hit by a vehicle Friday evening, Nov. 2, while using a crosswalk on East Trinity Place. Police responded to the call at 9:30 p.m. The incident occurred at East Trinity Place and Church Street, near Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards. “On Friday, November 2, […]

Thumbs Up Diner in Decatur closes, urges customers to protest high rents

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 28, 2018

This story has been updated.  Thumbs Up Diner in Decatur, an all-day breakfast restaurant, closed its doors on Sunday after 10 years in business. The restaurant also left a note on the door urging customers to speak out against high rents in the Decatur area. “We urge everyone to use their voices to protest the […]

Dear Decaturish – I’d like to take a moment to brag about talented kids in our community

Posted by October 26, 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 […]

Parting ways: Our Way Cafe, a local institution, serves its last lunch

Posted by October 25, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  Our Way Cafe’s last day saw a steady stream of customers coming in to bid the restaurant a fond farewell. The restaurant, a local institution, is shutting down after more than 30 years in business. The owner is retiring. The lunch crowd on Thursday, Oct. 25, was a mix of young […]

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