Community links: Holy Trinity
Here are a few things going on around town.
Trinity Triangle – The Decatur Focus, produced by the city of Decatur, reports that the redevelopment of the intersection of E. Trinity and E. Howard around the Dairy Queen is in the permitting phase. Construction of the 200-unit apartment complex should begin mid-2014, Decatur Focus reports. Don’t worry. The Dairy Queen is staying put and will be incorporated into the development.
h/t Decatur Metro
Terrible intersection of Commerce and Trinity Avenue is getting repaved – Decatur Metro reports that at Monday’s City Commission meeting, City Manager Peggy Merriss announced that the city will repave this intersection using surplus money from the city’s paving budget. I’m tired of bottoming out on that intersection and the inevitable backup it creates on Commerce as people slow to a crawl to get across. I hope this fixes it.
Farmers Markets Fundraisers planned - Atlanta Magazine reports that Community Farmers Markets, which runs the markets in Decatur and other communities, are planning fall fundraisers for the farmers who keep fresh produce on our tables. The excessive rain we had this summer disrupted the farmers markets events and damaged crops. To find out more about the upcoming fundraisers, click here.
Football team off to a good start – The Neighbor Newspapers reports that Decatur High’s football team’s last 3-0 start was in 2005.
Taco Mac getting overhaul – I haven’t really missed the Taco Mac since it closed because, frankly, it was a dump. I’m hoping that will change. Decatur Focus reports the restaurant is undergoing a “major renovation” and will reopen in October “with a fresh and exciting new look.” I hope it has some new servers, too.