Michelle writes in…
I don’t think this one has run yet- could you do “Best Kid-Friendly Decatur Restaurants”? Thank you!
I say we expand it a bit and discuss best in the Atlanta area.
As has been previously reported, Starbucks is seeking a land use permit to open a location at Suburban Plaza with a drive-thru. The Medlock Area Neighborhood Association recently released a new site plan of Suburban Plaza which showed the new location along North Decatur Road.
Tomorrow’s News Today reports that the Starbucks would be built close enough to the Cozy Burger Town location in the plaza along North Decatur that the aforementioned burger joint – with the best name around – would need to close. (Cozy Burger Town has a second location at Northlake Mall.) The Selig plans on the MANA site also show a revised building plan for the nearby building at the corner of Church and North Decatur, which suggests that whole area of the site is planned for redevelopment.
According to TNT, a sign on the door of Cozy Burger Town says that they are closed this week, but will reopen next Tuesday.
In related news, TNT also reports that the Starbucks in Emory Village has elected not to renew its lease and “would close soon”. The large Starbucks on Oxford Road next to Emory’s Barnes & Noble will remain open.
Photo courtesy of Google Streetview
Parker sends in this pic of a sign hanging in the window of the Out of the Pan restaurant at 105 Clairemont Ave.
Back in 2012, Decatur instituted a smoking ban at sidewalk tables and there areas around them in downtown Decatur. Restaurants with sidewalk tables were told that they would be expected to enforce the rule and educate their patrons of the ordinance.
Just in the past week or so, Decatur has put up new “Fresh Air Zone” signs in the downtown dining district that inform folks that there is “No Smoking in and around Decatur’s outdoor dining areas”.
Commissioner Patti Garrett mentioned the signs at last Monday’s commission meeting, stating “they are really nicely designed and attractive and a great reminder that we are breathing around there while we’re eating.”
Commissioner Garrett also mentioned that once Oakhurst’s streetscape improvements are completed the signs will be put up around restaurants in that downtown district as well.