Thursday, May 2, 2013
The owners of Trilogy are moving to Texas for family reasons.
Trilogy, a new age and metaphysical store in downtown Avondale Estates, is closing May 19 because the owners are moving out of town. Sean Tonkin, who owns the shop with Valentin, said they're moving to Texas for family reasons. He said the business will maintain an internet presence at www.shoptrilogy.com. Trilogy sells books, cards, ceremonial items, jewelry, and oils. Tonkin said they named the shop Trilogy upon opening Oct. 10, 2010, because there were three owners at the time and three children. "The number three always recurred with us," he said. The shop is located at 4 N. Clarendon Ave. in the big tudor-style building in the middle of downtown Avondale Estates.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Local arborists including Dale Higdon, (ret.) Georgia Forestry Commission, Mark Livingston, Arborguard, will lead the walk and point out the defining and unusual characteristics of the city’s trees.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Participants of all ages and abilities will use muscle power to get around four miles of city streets that will be closed to motor vehicle traffic.
Friday, October 12, 2012
A 24-year-old artist from Decatur and his grandmother will show their work at Bill Lowe Gallery.
Local artists Taylor Means, 24, and his grandmother Dolores Means, 84, are about to share a unique bonding experience in the professional art world. Both will exhibit their work in the Bill Lowe Gallery, one of Atlanta’s premier art spaces, with an opening on Friday, Oct. 12. Taylor, who works in Avondale Estates and lives in Decatur, is the youngest artist ever to be represented by Lowe. The multi-level, 13,000-square-foot gallery on Peachtree Street represents world-class artists such as Dale Chihuly, Thornton Dial and Margarita Checa. The show titled “Unravel the Mystery” also features work by Kathleen Morris in the grand salon and Barbara Brenner in an adjoining gallery. In a third space, Taylor will show several mixed media and …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The new owners hope to change the feel of the town's business district.
There's a new plan for the old section of downtown Avondale Estates. On Wednesday afternoon, the city government held a ribbon cutting for the block of Tudor-style building that comprises the bulk of downtown. There's really nothing new there, except for new owners with a new attitude. The new owners, Oakhurst Realty Partners of Decatur, hope to turn Avondale Estates into a more walkable community with downtown restaurants, bars and shops. In July, longtime owner Newburger-Andes sold all of the downtown property it owns to Oakhurst Realty Partners of Decatur. The property stretches from the old movie theater at one end to the Trilogy shop at the other.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Avondale Cycles sells mostly used and vintage bicycles.
If you have a limited budget but need a bike, consider Avondale Cycles. Benjamin Stimis said 80 percent of his bikes are used or vintage models, many from the 1980s. He purchases used bikes in bulk and Johnny Turner cleans them up and puts them into running condition. About three-quarters of his customers are young women who just need two-wheel transportation, with many hailing from Oakhurst, he said. Men, on the other hand, usually want more mechanically sophisticated bikes. The average price for a used bike is around $150 though some cost several hundred dollars more. He carries one-gear cruisers -- a big favorite during beach season -- but also offers models such as a 1982 Peugot road bike for $299. Stimis, 38, grew up in France and …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Expecting development, leaders want to promote the city.
Now that development seems likely in Avondale Estates, the city is talking about hiring a communications manager to tell the world about improvements when they happen. The city staff sends out information when good things happen, Mayor Ed Rieker said Tuesday night, but "we're not equipped to get that message out on a week-by-week basis." Robert James, chairman of the city development authority, said the hire is not just a good idea, "it's a necessary position to fill." Though the duties have for the communications manager not been specified, city officials mentioned writing press releases, handling social media and supervising city events. The city commission and development authority met Tuesday to find ways to improve their working …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
National Night Out is "America's Night Out Against Crime."
The public is invited to National Night Out celebrations sponsored by the City of Avondale Estates and the City of Decatur. Avondale Estates' second annual National Night Out celebration will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Dewey Brown Memorial Plaza, across from City Hall. Decatur's celebration will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Decatur Community Resource Center at 481 Electric Ave. National Night Out is "America's Night Out Against Crime." The events will include fun activities, training programs, food and drinks and vendor exhibits. Groups and companies that plan to have tables at the Avondale Estates event include Georgia Relay, Aikido Center of Atlanta, Ackerman Security, The Entry Enforcer, PAWS Atlanta, the New …
Friday, August 3, 2012
This community event starts at 6 p.m. across from Avondale Estates City Hall.
The City of Avondale Estates will hold its second annual National Night Out celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the Dewey Brown Memorial Plaza, across from City Hall. National Night Out is "America's Night Out Against Crime." The event will include fun activities, training programs, food and drinks and vendor exhibits. Last year, Batman made a surprise appearance in his Batmobile. Everything is designed, in the words of the city, to "heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in Avondale Estates anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that Avondale Estates is organized and fighting back." For more …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Mayor sees purchase as "the first step in the revitalization of downtown Avondale Estates."
The Decatur company that bought a big chunk of downtown Avondale Estates hopes to turn it into "a thriving, walkable commercial area where people want to congregate." That's the vision expressed by Fisher Paty, a member of Oakhurst Realty Partners. The company paid $1 million to buy the two-story Tudor-style building on East College Avenue that starts at the old Towne movie theater and stretches around the corner to the Trilogy Bookstore. The purchase cheered local leaders, who've seen the sour economy dash previous redevelopment efforts. "We think it's the first step in the revitalization of downtown Avondale Estates," Mayor Ed Rieker said Tuesday in a telephone interview from Greece. Avondale Estates business district has long had an …