Mead Road Mardi Gras Makes Its Way Through Oakhurst This Saturday

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Emily sends along info for this Saturday’s Mead Road Mardi Gras.  She notes, “Oakhurst has quietly established its own Mardi Gras tradition for the past 10 years.”

Folks who’d like to participate should “grab your beads, decorate your bike, scooter or soap box derby car and come second line as we bring a little bit of Carnival to Decatur.”  Proceeds from food and beer sales at The Imperial after the parade will be donated to support the Decatur Education Foundation music grants.

Here are a few more pertinent details.

Saturday February 7th is the date!  The fun begins at Fifth Avenue 4/5 Elementary on Oakview Road @ at 1pm.   There will be face painting and float decorating and general merrymaking.  Beads will be provided and costuming is encouraged!

The parade steps off at 2pm and we’ll march up Oakview to Mead Road then on to The Imperial, at the corner of Mead and West College.

The Imperial will feature a special menu of red beans and rice, chicken and sausage gumbo and jambalaya.  Proceeds from food and beer sales will be donated to support Decatur Education Foundation music grants for the Decatur City Schools.

More photos from previous year’s parades courtesy of Emily after the jump!

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The Imperial Grand Opening is Tonight

It’s been over a year since we first heard word about the new bar opening at the corner of West College Ave and Mead Road.  Well, it sounds like the day has finally arrived.  On Facebook, The Imperial folks wrote on Wednesday…

Hark the Heralds Sing: The Imperial Grand Opening will be Friday December 13 at 6 pm.

Also, if you wander by tonight or tomorrow we will probably be here looking expectantly out the windows wondering if anyone loves us.

Photo courtesy of Urban Daddy – they’ve actually got a whole bunch of interior shots, so check it out!

Construction on “The Imperial” Projected to Take 6 More Weeks

Giving background on a walk-on alcohol permit application at last night’s Decatur City Commission meeting, Asst. City Manager Lyn Menne mentioned that construction of The Imperial bar at 726 West College Avenue would likely conclude in 6 weeks.

Not really post-worthy news in most cases, but The Imperial was announced almost a year ago, so signs of life and a general idea of an opening date is probably of interest to many neighbors and Decatur-area bar-goers.

Photo courtesy of The Imperial’s Facebook page