Posts tagged with "Dena Mellick"

Priest who works with L.A. gang members visits Decatur church

Posted by Dena Mellick August 23, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor A California priest, known nationally for his work with gangs in the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles, spoke at a Decatur church Sunday night. Father Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest and author of “Tattoos on the Heart,” told funny and inspiring stories to a large crowd in the school […]

Decatur’s Half Price Books opens Thursday

Posted by Dena Mellick August 22, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Half Price Books opens in Decatur this week with a four-day celebration. The nearly 7,000-square foot bookstore opens its doors Thursday, Aug. 25, and employees will offer prizes and discounts through the weekend. “If you’re one of the first 100 people to show up on each of the days of […]

Pickleball picks up fans in Decatur

Posted by Dena Mellick April 6, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Pickleball, a sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong, is picking up fans in the city of Decatur. Decatur Active Living Program Supervisor Portia Langley brought the sport to the city last year and said it has taken off. “It is gaining a lot of interest, not just here […]

Avondale Towne Cinema concert to raise album funds for Atlanta’s L’Arche Community

Posted by Dena Mellick April 5, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor David Robert King is known around Decatur as a teacher, working in special education at Decatur High School. But he’s also a singer/songwriter who has performed at venues including Nashville’s Bluebird Café, The Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, and Decatur’s Eddie’s Attic. King will be performing at Avondale Towne Cinema on Saturday, May […]

Decatur physical therapist uses technology to help athletes

Posted by Dena Mellick March 15, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor There’s a new physical therapist in town, but it’s not your typical physical therapy office. Athletes’ Potential opened in Decatur at the end of February at 533 West Howard Ave., C1 in the Acme Lofts, and as the name suggests, it caters to athletes wanting to improve performance and recovery […]

Happy Mango eco-friendly baby store opening in Kirkwood

Posted by Dena Mellick March 1, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor An eco-friendly baby store that offers lactation support to nursing mothers is opening in Kirkwood this month. Happy Mango will open its doors Wednesday, March 9 at 1996 Hosea L. Williams Dr. NE in Atlanta in the space formerly occupied by Takai Hair Salon. Owner Phnewfula Frederiksen said the Kirkwood […]

Asian fusion restaurant slated for Suburban Plaza

Posted by Dena Mellick February 24, 2016

This story has been updated.  By Dena Mellick, Associate editor A new Asian fusion restaurant has been added to the list of businesses moving into Decatur’s newly-renovated Suburban Plaza. Bill Stogner, Senior Vice President with Selig Enterprises, told Decaturish that the people behind Chow Bing at 3330 Piedmont Rd. in Buckhead will open CHOW’BATTA near Starbucks and […]

Little Shop of Stories to expand space

Posted by Dena Mellick February 18, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Little Shop of Stories, the popular children’s bookstore in downtown Decatur, is planning to expand into the space next door. Vivid Boutique, the store between Little Shop of Stories and Starbucks on the Square in Decatur, decided to move down the street to West Ponce de Leon Ave. Little Shop […]

Ebrik Coffee Room to open in Decatur

Posted by Dena Mellick January 27, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor The owners of Ebrik Coffee Room in downtown Atlanta are opening a second location in Decatur. The coffee shop will be going in at 309B East College Ave. between Arepa Mia and Trackside Tavern near Agnes Scott College. Basel Nassri, one of the owners along with Abbas Arman and Ruba […]

COREBODY Decatur owner talks about closing the gym

Posted by Dena Mellick January 14, 2016

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor The co-owner of COREBODY Decatur is explaining more about the decision to close the gym after 13 years. Mark Benerofe owned the gym on West Howard Avenue with co-owner and trainer Jason Varley. Benerofe said the business simply couldn’t expand anymore in the building where it is located. “We just ran out […]

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