Free-For-All Friday 5/4/18

Feel free to use this post to make comments or ask questions about local issues not yet discussed here over the past week.

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    1. Facebook groups. We’ve come full circle in COD. There were the vicious Yahoo groups in 2003-2004. Then this blog and eventually Decaturish became prominent sites for community discussion. Now we are back to closed groups. Less viscious, more bragging. I still like these blogs because they introduce new topics and are of broader interest.

  1. Since no one else is posting, I will.

    I know you’d rather I didn’t, but too bad.

  2. The Decatur High School Boys and Girls Varsity soccer teams have advanced to the Elite Eight round of the state 5A playoffs. To make it to the Final Four, both teams must win their games this weekend. The girls teams plays tonight, May 4, against Whitewater High School at 6 p.m. at DHS Stadium.

    The boys play on Saturday, May 5, at DHS Stadium at 7:30 p.m., also against Whitewater. Tickets to both games are $7. The teams would like as many fans as possible to attend to make sure Decatur gets the most from its home field advantage. Go Bulldogs!

      1. They lost their playoff games – I think they’re done for the season. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  3. Savi Provisions is officially open, or at least the market/deli/beer/wine side. The space cutout for spirits is still in progress.

    1. Just checked it out. Still a work in progress but looking good. Solid collection of wine at a wide range of prices and plenty of good beer, including the top sellers of some of our local breweries. More prepared foods coming in the weeks ahead. Good bit of frozen foods, plus staples. Should be a convenient addition to downtown.

      One question: Prior to the Decatur Market and now this, was there anywhere in downtown to buy packaged beer and wine (besides growlers) besides the Kroger?

      1. You can get wine at the cafe side of Cakes & Ale, and I believe Greene’s has at least a limited selection of packaged beer and wine, in addition to the growlers.

        1. Yep. Those are my Oakhust go-to’s. Hadn’t really paid much attention to downtown though, since I don’t live there. I imagine Savi will be a welcomed addition for the locals who imbibe.

  4. The law for more than a century.

    “A bicycle in the eyes of the law is a vehicle entitled to travel upon public highways similar to the rights of other travelers. Bicycles have come into such use that reasonable provisions for this class of traffic should receive careful consideration of all officials.

    … It is certainly true that the use of the wheel has extended to every profession and occupation in life.

    Great numbers of men and women who bicycle for business and pleasure are rightly entitled to an equal footing with pedestrians and other vehicles upon the carriage ways.”

    ~Baker, _A Treatise on Roads and Pavements_, 1903.

    #vehicularcycling

  5. Best place for Cinco de mayo today? Any restaurant having an outdoor block party type event?

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