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Marla Tiara reports via Twitter that Pure Barre has signs in the window of the former Seen Gallery space – next to Yogurt Tap – along Church Street in downtown Decatur. She also notes that they have a “Coming Soon” page for the new Decatur location up on their website.
What is Pure Barre? Their Facebook page explains their studio thusly…
Pure Barre is the largest, most established barre franchise in North America, with more than 250 studios across the United States and more opening every month. Pure Barre is a total body workout that utilizes the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements, which burn fat, sculpt muscles, and create long, lean physiques. In addition to barre classes, Pure Barre also offers DVDs, equipment, and chic athletic apparel.
This looks to be Pure Barre’s 13th franchise in the metro Atlanta area.
Photo courtesy of Billy
- Cityhood legislation rapidly moves ahead [AJC]
- A legal ad suggests Decatur and Avondale annexation bills will be introduced this session [Decaturish]
- Thieves steal thousands of dollars in equipment from Druid Hills Youth Sports [WSB]
- Freedom Barkway dog park coming to Old Fourth Ward [Atlanta Intown]
- What’s the deal? Is it going to get icy overnight? [AJC]
- One chart that explains all your traffic woes [CityLab]
Chart courtesy of the Transportationist
Decatur PD just sent out this alert…
On 03/04/2015 at approximately 11:34 pm, Decatur Police were dispatched to the parking lot at the corner of Church Street and Commerce Drive in reference to an armed robbery. The victim reported he parked and secured his 1994 Jeep Cherokee in the lot at approximately 7 pm and when he returned at approximately 11 pm, he observed the lock and ignition were damaged. He attempted to start the vehicle, but was unsuccessful. He secured the vehicle and went to a restaurant on East Court Square. The victim further reported that while he was standing outside of the restaurant, an unknown black male approached him and asked him if he was alright. He was visibly upset and assumed that was why the individual had asked. The victim returned to his vehicle at approximately 11:25 pm and observed a black male in the driver’s seat and two black males by the bushes next to his vehicle. He told the suspect in the vehicle to get out of the vehicle and the males began walking away from him. He then attempted to take a picture of the suspects with his cell phone. At this time, one of the suspects ran at the victim with a handgun drawn, and demanded his cell phone. The victim gave the suspects his cell phone and password. The suspects fled on foot toward Clairemont Avenue. The victim was not injured.
The victim described the suspects as teenaged black males wearing dark clothing but one had on something red, two were taller than the third. One of the suspects was the same male who previously approached the victim outside of the restaurant and asked him if he was alright.
Senate Bill 63, deemed the “Beer Jobs Bill” goes up for a vote before the Senate Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee today.
In its current state, the bill would allow consumers to purchase up to 72 ounces of beer to drink at a brewery and take up to 144 ounces home. However, the AJC reports that changes to the bill are “expected to include an even stricter limit on just how much beer someone could buy at a brewery.”
If it passes can you head on down to your local brewery tomorrow and fill up your growler tomorrow? Hahaha. Certainly not. Here’s the thrilling process of what happens if the bill gets passed thru committee today according to CL…
If the committee responds favorably, it’s off to the Rules Committee, who will decide if it gets a full Senate vote. If it passes that vote, it’s off to the House to do the whole process over again there.
Woohoo. Stay tuned!
Photo of Creature Comforts,Southbound Brewing Company, 5 Seasons Brewing &Three Taverns Craft Brewery reps at the Capitol Tuesday courtesy Wild Heaven’s Facebook page
From Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross…
Since January 1, 2015 there have been twelve reported bicycle thefts in the City of Decatur. Bicycle owners were only able to provide serial numbers for two of the twelve stolen bicycles. The majority of the thefts occurred in residential areas and all of the stolen bicycles were different brands. Five were taken from a residential porch or under a deck, two were taken in a residential burglary and five were taken from commercial locations. Five were unsecured but seven were secured in some manner.
Bicycle thieves count on owners not having record of their serial numbers and proceed to sell and pawn the bicycles. We have had similar trends in recent years and been able to identify a suspect, make an arrest and recover multiple stolen bicycles because one owner provided us with their serial number.
You can document the needed information yourself by jotting down the brand, model number, serial number and color of your bicycles and taking a photo of each of them.
You can also register your bicycle with the Decatur Police Department. Bicycle registration includes providing owner contact information, having the manufacturer, model number and serial number documented and having a numbered decal applied to and a photo taken of your bicycle. The process takes just a few minutes. Registering your bicycle allows officers to look up recovered bicycles and contact the owner and allows for us to quickly look up the needed information about your bicycle if it were to be stolen. The information is kept in a secured database only accessible by police department staff.
Decatur Police will be conducting bicycle registrations at two upcoming events in Decatur. There is NO CHARGE.
- #1: Touch-A-Truck – Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10am-1pm in the Callaway Parking Lot located at 120 West Trinity Place.
- #2: Opening Day of the Wednesday Decatur Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 4pm – 7pm on the front lawn of the First Baptist Church Decatur located at 308 Clairemont Avenue.