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ATLANTA (July 14, 2016) – Comet Pub & Lanes will officially open tomorrow, Friday, July 15, at 5 pm, providing a full experience of bowling, shuffleboard, chef-driven food menu and large beer selection in the heart of Decatur. The team behind Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards took over the former Suburban Lanes space to renovate and turn it into a top family and late-night destination for the area. Being owned by the Twain’s team, the space and menu hints at its sister concept, however will be its own entity with its own personality.
While taking over the former iconic Suburban Lanes, the team wanted to ensure the core stayed, with only some updates including iPad systems for scoring, brand new televisions, upgrades to the lanes and more. The space boasts 32 working lanes that can accommodate up to six bowlers per lane. In addition to the bowling lanes, guests can also sit at the wrap-around bar or play shuffleboard.
The beer menu will include an impressive number of options including 16 draft beers and 50 bottled beer options. Unfortunately guests will not get access to their favorite Twain’s beers at the Comet premises, however plenty of local, craft beers will be available, along with some macro brews.
Chef Savannah Haseler of Twain’s did oversee and create the Comet’s new menu. While Savannah is the mastermind behind the dishes, she will continue to helm the kitchen at Twain’s and only serve in a supportive role at Comet moving forward.
Keeping it simple for the bowling alley, guests can get a plethora of sandwich, burger and pizza options along with other bar snacks. Pizza options are served as build your own or also picking from the top styles.
The restaurant is partnering with various farms and other providers for local products including Pine Street Market, White Oak Pastures, Gum Creek Farms and Springer Mountain Chicken.
Menu highlights include:
- Chicken Wings from Springer Mountain Farms
- Cola BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich with cheddar and fried onion straws on a sesame bun
- Chicken Waffle Dog with a Pine Street Market chicken sausage fried in batter served with a maple bacon aioli
- Build Your Own White Oak Pastures Burger, available in single, double and triple optins
- The “Savannah” pizza with herbed ricotta, broccoli, black and green olives, roasted garlic and tomato
- The “Large Marge” pizza with herb pesto, roasted tomatoes, ricotta and fresh basil
Current hours for Comet Pub & Lanes is open daily from 5 pm to 12:30 am, with likely adding early afternoon hours in the near future. The space can accommodate up to 300 people and is available for private parties, large and small. The Comet Pub & Lanes is located at 2619 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033. Phone is (404) 373-0063 and web is www.cometpubandlanes.com. For those socially minded, Comet is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecometpubandlanes, Instagram @TheCometPubAndLanes and on Twitter @CometPubNLanes.
Photo courtesy Comet Pub and Lanes Facebook page
East Lake and 2nd Ave, Decatur GA (pic submitted by Aden)
Holland has already organized the painting of three, previously ugly signal boxes at intersections around the city, but is looking to expand the project to include up to 20 more boxes around the city.
But to do it, he’s looking for support to help pay the artists.
The Decatur Arts Alliance and the Downtown Development Authority have already chipped in a respectable $1,500. However, he needs to raise a total of $4,000 to pay the chosen artists and launch the project in full.
So Holland has launched a fundraising page at Indiegogo to help raise the remaining $2,500 from the community. There are plenty of nice perks available, depending on your monetary level of support.
He’s already raised over $400, so we only have a short ways to go to get the project over the top.
So let’s go! Let’s enliven all those sterile boxes sitting anonymously around our community!
The City of Decatur sent out this release late yesterday…
Construction to refurbish the two lawn areas to the east of the Community Bandstand in downtown Decatur will begin Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The amount of pedestrian foot traffic across the lawn compacts the roots of the grass and keeps it from growing.
The City of Decatur has hired Plants, a local company, to install a new pervious system that allows the grass to grow through it while at the same time reducing the stress on the roots.
The construction area will be fenced off during the two week installation project and the two grassed areas will be fenced through the end of August to allow the new sod to get established. The project also includes additional landscaping designed to encourage pedestrians to stick to the sidewalks and use the lawn for passive recreation rather than using it as a shortcut.
Photo courtesy of Google Streetview
Update from Decatur Police…
The Decatur Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have announced the arrest of two suspects wanted for the July 6, 2016 murder of Gerard Foster. Jacob Marquez Pyne was arrested by the Knoxville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Saturday at a residence in Knoxville. Christonya Section was arrested by the MARTA Police Department on Sunday. The investigation into this incident is continuing.
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