Decatur Touch-a-Truck Returns Saturday, May 5th!

Mark your calendars!  Decatur’s popular Touch-a-Truck event returns Saturday, May 5th in the East Lake MARTA Station North Parking lot!

Decatur and DeKalb County vehicles will be available for your or your child’s perusal from 10a-1p.

Free-For-All Friday 4/20/18

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Report: Costco Confirmed For North DeKalb Mall Redevelopment

Decaturish dropped this bombshell this weekend…

Kathy Zickert, an attorney for Sterling Organization which owns the mall, confirmed in an interview to Decaturish that Costco is coming to the mall and could open in 2020 at the earliest. But that’s not all. The redevelopment would be mixed use and include 450 multifamily units – apartments and possibly town homes – and a 152 key hotel. There would be restaurant and retail space. She said at least two existing tenants – the AMC movie theater and the Burlington Coat Factory – will continue their leases at the space during the redevelopment.

“It’ll be Costco, retail, restaurants, office, multi-family, town homes,” she said. “We’ll have everything.”

Costco and Trader Joe’s have long been the vocal Decatur shoppers’ holy grail.

Free-For-All Friday 4/13/18

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Second Hot Dog Vendor Finds a Home in Decatur

The Pup Truck posted on Facebook late last month that they have signed a lease to open their first brick and mortar location on West College Avenue in the former Arepa Mia space.

They say they plan to open sometime in May.

Since Doggy Dog sits right across the tracks from the new Pup Truck location, should we start calling that strip “Hot Dog Alley”?

Photo courtesy of The Pup Truck’s Facebook page

Free-For-All Friday 4/6/18

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Decatur Chosen as Finalist for All-America City Award

The city’s Communication Specialist Renae Madison writes in…

I am happy to announce that the City of Decatur has been chosen as one of 20 finalist for this year’s All-America City Award.

The award, given to 10 communities each year, celebrates and recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties, tribes and regions that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges. Attached you will find the city’s finalist logo and a press release with additional information. More information about the award can be found here, https://www.nationalcivicleague.org/america-city-award/.

You can see the full list of cities HERE.  It extends from Decatur, which is only 22,000 people, all the way up to San Antonio, TX – the 7th largest city in the country.