Yesterday we asked, “What’s going on at Emory Commons?”. Last night we got a detailed reply from Tomorrow’s News Today. It reads in part…
Chicago, Illinois-based Chase Bank plans to continue their Atlanta expansion with the opening of a freestanding location at Selig’s Publix-anchored Emory Commons shopping center. The center sits at the corner of North Decatur and Clairmont Roads and is frequented by Emory students as well as intown residents from nearby Decatur.
As seen in Emory Commons (aka the Publix Plaza at North Decatur/Clairmont) this morning. Anyone know what going on/in the old (old) Blue Elephant space??
Patch reports this evening that Decatur City Manager Peggy Merriss this evening recommended during the annexation work session that the City Commission only annex two heavily commercial areas, the Suburban Plaza bright green parcel on the map and the purple Emory Commons (Publix) parcel in the northwest.
Some single-family homes and apartments are also included in these parcels, but a total count of potential new residents wouldn’t be available until Tuesday morning. However, the CSD’s annexation study group estimated in October that it could anticipate 40 new students initially in the purple area (A) and 77 if the green area (B) if annexed.
Due to the fact that so many parcels in these two areas are commercial, the City Manager suggested that this annexation may not require a referendum. (Think the recent College Avenue annexation.) Speaking of which, according to Patch, Mayor Bill Floyd noted that such an annexation attempt could take years considering how long the College Avenue commercial annexation took. Of the other parcels, Ms. Merriss said that the city should annex the United Methodist Children’s home eventually and should continue to work with residents in surrounding residential areas who still desire to be annexed by Decatur.
The Powerpoint of the city manager’s presentation should be posted to the city’s website Tuesday morning.
If you’re a frequent shopper at the Emory Commons Publix, you may have noticed some minor renovations in the space over the last few months. Well, apparently you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. DecaturMomof3 writes in…
Not sure if this is enough news to post, but the Emory Publix is closing tonight at 7 and will reopen tomorrow morning as a “brand new Publix” according to my cashier today. They have about 200 employees staying to work overnight to do inventory and improve the store.
Count me in as officially intrigued. What will this brand-new Publix offer and look like??