Posts tagged with "Decatur Metro"

Heliotrope evicted from space in downtown Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 17, 2015

Heliotrope, a gift shop located in downtown Decatur, closed recently. Decatur Metro broke the news, and reports that the store has been in the city since 2006. “It won ‘Best of Atlanta’ back in 2008 for ‘best one-stop gift shop’ and often found unique ways to stand out from the Decatur retail crowd – from being one […]

Big Boss Chinese opening pushed back to 2015

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 15, 2014

Last spring Tomorrow’s News Today reported that Chef Guy Wong had his eyes on Decatur. Wong told Tomorrow’s News that the 2,200 square foot Big Boss Chinese restaurant would feature authentic Cantonese cuisine and dim sum. The projected opening was fall of 2013. In October of 2013, Decatur Metro reported that Wong had signed a […]

Decatur puts hold on annexation petitions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 24, 2014

The annexation of 29 properties on Derrydown Way into Decatur will be the last one on the City Commission’s agenda for the next few months. During the June 16 Decatur City Commission meeting, City Manager Peggy Merriss told commissioners that staff will be devoting their time and energy to the creation of an “annexation master […]

Tree tweaks – Citizen group suggests policy changes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 5, 2014

City Commissioners during their regular Monday meeting will discuss recommended changes to an ordinance that would create new rules for tree removal in Decatur. Trees Decatur, a citizens’ group that is pushing for a stronger ordinance, released its own suggestions about how to improve it. “Through one meeting with Patti Garrett and several emails to […]

‘Unique market’ – Hotel company eyes Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 25, 2014

A Chattanooga, Tenn. company thinks downtown Decatur is a nice place to visit and wants to build a hotel here. Vision Hospitality Group is in negotiations to buy property at 116 Clairemont Avenue next to the Courtyard by Marriott, according to a story on Decatur Metro. Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne told Metro that the […]

News and notes: Decatur’s UDO meeting, MLK Service Project preview

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 9, 2014

I went to a public input meeting last night, Jan. 8, regarding Decatur’s zoning code rewrite, aka the Unified Development Ordinance. It was a well-attended event for a topic that’s about as deep into the weeds as you can get on public policy. The UDO is an attempt to reconcile some contradictions in the zoning […]

Scottish Rite For Sale At $2.1 Million

Posted by December 5, 2013

One of Decatur’s landmark buildings is for sale. Decatur Metro reports that Adams Commercial Real Estate has put the former Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital building in Oakhurst on the market. The sale includes the Solarium, according to Adams Commercial Real Estate. The real estate firm’s website lists the selling price at $2.1 million. The building […]

City releases more information about tear down moratorium

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 17, 2013

Decatur Metro reports that the city has posted details of the tear down moratorium on its website. This new information clarifies some things about the ordinance, like how the city will define a “structural demolition” and says the moratorium will only apply to residential structures. To read the article, click here. At last count, here […]

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