Posts filed under "Business"

Historic Nearly New Shop shutting its doors

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 19, 2017

The Nearly New Shop thrift store has been in business since 1949 and has supported the Junior League of Atlanta, a nonprofit focused on women and volunteerism. But the days of the thrift store supplementing the nonprofit’s income and supporting its mission have run their course. The company announced it is closing its Toco Hills location […]

Lucky’s Burger & Brew closes its Emory Village location

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2017

Lucky’s Burger & Brew has announced the closing of its Emory Village location as of Sunday, Jan. 15. The business opened in late 2015 in an old Starbucks store. A notice on the company’s Facebook page doesn’t give an explanation for the closing, but directs customers to the restaurant’s other locations in Roswell and Brookhaven. […]

Atlanta Gymnastics Center in Decatur closing after two decades

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2017

The Atlanta Gymnastics Center in Decatur is shutting its doors after two decades in business. A parent of students at the center and an employee confirmed the news on Jan. 16. An employee said the closure is “effective immediately.” Students were being turned away at the door Monday afternoon. Attempts to reach the owner have […]

Developer closes on property for multi-use development in Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 11, 2017

Developer South City Partners has closed on 3.17 acres on the north side of East College Avenue that will become the site of a multi-use development. The property is located between Hillyer Street and Sams Crossing. “The development will feature a vertical mixed use project with approximately 8,000 square feet of podium retail/restaurant space on […]

Deadline approaches for LendingTree’s $50,000 small business grant

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart January 5, 2017

LendingTree’s Small Business Grant Contest is accepting applications through Jan. 15, 2017. Small businesses are encouraged to apply to win $50,000. The application asks business owners to “tell us about your business, how you would use the prize money and why your business deserves this grant for a chance to win.” To enter LendingTree’s contest, click here: […]

City: Proximity to Whole Foods lured Cook’s Warehouse away from Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 5, 2017

The news that Cook’s Warehouse and Sherlock’s Wine Merchant was closing its Decatur store shocked many residents. In its press release, Cook’s cited increased costs as a factor in its decision to move to Chamblee. Sherlock’s is moving operations to its South Buckhead store. Decaturish asked the city, “If a high-end cookware store can’t survive in Decatur, […]

Comet Pub & Lanes will be staying open later

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 3, 2017

Comet Pub & Lanes received approval in November from DeKalb County to keep its doors open later. The owners tell Decaturish that starting this weekend, the bowling alley will stay open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 1 a.m. the rest of the week. Until now, Comet Pub & Lanes has closed at 12:30 […]

Cook’s Warehouse and Sherlock’s Wine Merchant leaving Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 3, 2017

The owners of Cook’s Warehouse and Sherlock’s Wine Merchant are departing Decatur due to increased operating costs. The companies are not renewing their lease, which ends Feb. 28. The Decatur location opened in 2005. The founders are splitting their store and relocating. Cook’s will move to Chamblee and Sherlock’s will move to South Buckhead. In […]

Editor’s note: Decaturish is taking a ‘vacation’ this week

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 26, 2016

Readers, I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend with your families and that your celebrations through the New Year will be safe and happy. Due to personal obligations, I will be taking some time off this week. It’s a vacation, though that’s not the best word for it because I’ll still be monitoring my […]

Want water at a restaurant? You’ll have to ask

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 22, 2016

The days of restaurants serving customers water as soon as they sit at the table are gone for now. DeKalb County has instructed all restaurants to only serve water when customers request it due to the ongoing drought conditions. “The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management … recently sent approximately 5,000 notifications to food service […]

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