Slice & Pint in Emory Village is Closing Its Doors

Slice & Pint posted on Facebook late yesterday…

It’s with a heavy heart we announce that Slice & Pint will end operations on December 30 2017, as we are not renewing our lease. We sincerely appreciate all the love and support we have received over the last 5 years. Please come out and celebrate with us over the next 2 weeks as well as on our the last day, the 30th, for one last blowout. Thanks, Slice & Pint team.

Photo courtesy of the Slice & Pint Facebook page

Jimmy John’s To Open in Long Vacant Chevron Station in Emory Village

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Tomorrow’s News Today alerted us to this post on the Emory Village Alliance website

Emory Village has been on the radar of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches’ franchisee Jimmy Pineda for more than six years. He expects the wait to be well worth it.

By this Thanksgiving Pineda and his business partners aim to reach their goal of opening a Jimmy John’s in the long-vacant Chevron station on North Decatur Road and at the same time contributing to ongoing revitalization of the Village.

That transformation of the gas station began this week with the removal of the canopy. Soon to follow will be installation of new windows and other exterior and interior improvements including a kitchen and seating for about 20 inside and 6 to 8 outside. New trees and other plantings will compliment the nearby roundabout and Village streetscape.

Old photo of Chevron construction work courtesy of John

Iberian Pig Owners Opening Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Old Ink & Elm Space in Emory Village


The Atlanta Business Chronicle is reporting that the Castellucci Hospitality Group, which owns the popular Iberian Pig restaurant in downtown Decatur, is moving their Sandy Springs restaurant, Double Zero Napoletana, into the giant, vacant Ink & Elm space in Emory Village.   Ink & Elm closed back in May 2015.

Here’s a bit of info about the new spot from ABC…

Castellucci Hospitality Group plans to move its southern Italian restaurant Double Zero from its location on Roswell Road to Emory Village. The restaurant that serves handmade pasta and Neapolitan pizza will take the former Ink & Elm space on North Decatur Road.

As part of the move, Double Zero plans to revamp its menu with new small plates and larger, shareable dishes. Executive chef Edwin Molina will continue to lead the kitchen.

ABC reports that the restaurant is expected to reopen in June.

In Creative Loafing’s “Ultimate Pizza Smackdown” Double Zero’s “Classico” pizza ranked #8 among Atlanta ‘zas.  In that same smackdown, Decatur Sapori di Napoli’s “Green Machine” ranked #5.  O4W Pizza’s Grandma Pie was #1.

Photo courtesy of Double Zero Napoletana Facebook page

Emory Village Chevron Station Under Renovation To Become Sherlock’s Wine Merchant


A couple of weeks ago we shared this pic of an excavator at the long dormant Chevron gas station in Emory Village.  Something was going on, but what?

Since then Emory Village Alliance posted this update on their website…

A developer has approached the Emory Village Alliance (EVA) and DeKalb County regarding the conversion of the Chevron site into a wine store and possible future restaurant.

Curbed then pointed to this DeKalb County permit application which shows the developer is Doug Bryant, President of Sherlock’s Wine Merchant.

The building is already undergoing renovation, to convert the building to 2,000 sq ft of retail space.  This includes the removal of the underground gas storage tanks.  (You can watch a video of that process HERE.)

There’s even mention in the plans of creating a small restaurant in the space some time in the future.  As Curbed says, it sounds sorta reminiscent of Leon’s in Decatur.


Photo courtesy of John

Ink & Elm in Emory Village Announces Its Closing


From Ink & Elm’s Facebook page

After 21 amazing months, Ink & Elm is saying farewell. We have enjoyed serving the neighborhood, the Emory community, and the city of Atlanta. We were warmly embraced by many, many who have become great friends. From our house to yours, we thank you for your support and friendship.

We plan to continue to serve the Druid Hills/Emory neighborhood through Saturday depending on our inventory. Please come in, relive great memories, and say good-bye in person. We will even have our bourbon/whisk(e)y wall discounted by up to 50% for your enjoyment.

Once again, thank you.

Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor

Open Streets in Emory Village Tomorrow Afternoon

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Open Streets DeKalb in Emory Village is right around the corner – Sunday, September 21, 3-7pm in Emory Village.

As the streets close, the performers come out!   Sample the specials from Village businesses, stroll in the street as a cappella groups, choirs, and improv troupes share the curb with jugglers, stilt walkers and face painting.  Bouncy houses , bicycle repair, plus a fire truck and a Farm mobile sustainable food truck will all be on site. Jam with the Jazzercise group, swing your hips with the hoola hoop team, and listen for the drum ensemble, as neighbors take to the streets.  Stroll, cycle or salsa your way to the Village this Sunday – you won’t be disappointed!

Photo courtesy of Open Streets DeKalb