Little Shop of Stories Moving into Starbucks Building

So the new Decatur Focus for March is out and there’s a whole section dedicated to closed and opening restaurants and shops. Is this a nod to David and I? Regardless, it was nice of the city to do this since it confirms many of the things we’ve been seeing ourselves and hearing from our well-informed readers (and commenters!) Plus it confirms there still are no solid replacements for Mick’s or Zocalo yet.

In fact, between the two blogs, we’ve already exposed every single development detail listed except for one; And that’s the title of this post.

According to the city pub, Little Shop of Stories is banana-splitting with Jake’s and moving across the Square to the “Starbucks building” at 133 E. Courthouse Sqaure. Exciting stuff! That side of the Square definitely gets more foot traffic, so just like recently announced Wordsmiths move, they should benefit simply from more people walking past their store. But I’m a bit unclear where there is room in the Starbucks building, because the only other store I would consider in that building is Vivid Boutique, which just opened a few months ago. Perhaps their opening on the second floor where that annoying Adams Realty sign is hanging?

I’ll try to find out the exact new location details, but in the meantime if anyone has any clues, don’t leave ME hanging!

Big Peach Running Co. Coming to Decatur


InDecatur got a tip that Big Peach was moving into the old Potato Finger location at 114 E. Trinity (behind City Hall/across the street from Chik-Fil-A)  and the Big Peach website confirms it!

Here’s the website’s blurb…

We are also thrilled to announce that BPRC’s 4th store is coming to delightful
Downtown Decatur:
114 East Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030

Thanks BPRC Family!  We couldn’t do it without you!!

I’m the one that’s “delighted”!

My wife and I bought our most recent pair of running sneaks at the Big Peach on Peachtree Road.  They analyze the way you walk on a treadmill, then use a special machine to look at your foot characteristics to get you into the perfect pair of sneakers.  After that, they’ll recommend certain types of running shoes to you, but ultimately you’re free to try on as many pairs of sneaks as you need to before finding the right pair (ask my wife!).  The customer service is second to none in my opinion.

Yes they cost a little more than going to a department store, but after you’ve been there once, you’ll realize that there is a big difference between a sneaker you randomly pull off the shelf and one that’s “made” for your foot!

315 W. Ponce Development Plan Unveiling Delayed

We’ve received word from Lyn Menne that the 315 W. Ponce working group meeting that was scheduled for tonight (where development plans were scheduled to be unveiled to the neighborhood) has been delayed two weeks so they can “allow [the developers] time to get some additional costing information pulled together that would directly impact the concepts they present.”

Though tonight’s meeting will be delayed, it is not expected that this push back will delay the larger public input session in mid-April.

I guess we’ll just have to be patient for a little longer before we get a chance to pour over these documents.

Also, the neighborhood has posted their note from Lyn on their website for anyone that’s interested.

Thanks to everyone who kept me in the loop on this!