Friday, October 19, 2012
Avondale Elementary scores 82, Fifth Avenue Academy 97.
Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the DeKalb County Board of Health for restaurants and schools in our community. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report: American Legion Harold Byrd Post 66 30 Covington Highway, Avondale Estates Date: 10/16/12 Score: 90 Avondale Elementary School 10 Lakeshore Drive, Avondale Estates Date: 10/17/12 Score: 82 Las Brasas 310 E. Howard Ave., Decatur Date: 10/15/12 Score: 96 The Brick Store Pub 125 E. Court Square, Decatur Date: 10/16/12 Score: 73 Fifth Avenue Academy 101 Fifth Ave., Decatur Date: 10/2/12 Score: 97 Melton's App & Tap 2500 N. Decatur Road, Decatur Date: 10/9/12 Score: 91
Friday, December 30, 2011
Melton's App and Tap reopened its doors for the first time in nearly two months and its fans filled the seats in appreciation.
Melton's App and Tap reopened Dec. 30 following a closure due to a rat problem that at one point left its continued survival in question. With fresh new coats of paint, a new brick wall facing Pet Supermarket--the source of the rat problem--and seats filled with appreciative diners, Melton's is back in top form. Though they were slated to open at 4 pm, they opened their doors a little early and were immediately busy. A line eight deep waited to get a seat at 4:10 pm. Each stool at the bar was already full at 4 as well. By 4:15 pm, the house was already halfway full. Waiters greeted their customers, reuniting with the faithfuls, and at one point someone began a round of applause for the restaurant. Aside from the aesthetic changes in the …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Area restaurant Melton's, closed since November due to a rat problem, has been given the all-clear and will reopen before 2012.
After closing on Nov. 7 because of what was later revealed to be a rat problem originating from its neighbor Pet Supermarket, Melton's App and Tap is preparing to reopen just before the New Year. Staci Abrams Melton reported on the Medlock Park Neighbors Facebook group: ANNOUNCEMENT (From Melton's): At long last, barring any last minute glitches, Melton's will be REOPENING at 4:00 p.m. on this Friday, December 30. Please join us this weekend, including New Years' Eve. Thanks for all of your support!! Are you going to visit Melton's when it reopens? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The troubled restaurant in North Decatur hopes to open before the new year after they shut down following a rat infestation that started at the neighboring Pet Supermarket.
Fans of Melton's App & Tap will be happy to hear the previously troubled restaurant hopes to open by New Year's Day. From the North Decatur restaurant's Facebook page, posted yesterday: Update: We are fighting like crazy to get open before the New Year. It should be within a few days on either side of New Years' Eve, with some variables being out of our control (holiday schedules, final inspections, etc). We will announce our solid re-opening date as soon as we know. Looking forward to seeing you soon! So, will you be stopping by? What's your favorite Melton's dish? Let us know in the comments section below.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
"We've decided to move forward," says owner of Melton's App & Tap.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Melton's App & Tap owner finds love from customers.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
A judge says Pet Supermarket in North Decatur can reopen after being shutdown for a massive rat infestation. Now the owner of Melton's App & Tap, an adjacent restaurant that inherited the problem, has to decide whether to do the same.
Melton's App & Tap could reopen to serve you food soon – or never again. And even after a judge gave the neighboring Pet Supermarket permission to reopen after a massive rat infestion that also closed the popular restaurant, the restaurant's owner now has to decide whether he's willing to put his finances on the line to open the doors again. Aaron Melton, the owner, closed his restaurant Nov. 6 after a customer spotted a rat. The owner has said it could take more than $100,000 to make the necessary fixes to reopen – an amount he said he's isn't necessarily eager to reinvest, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. From the story: Melton said it would be at least four weeks before he can reopen. He has estimated the entire episode …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Owner of restaurant says rodents entered through neighboring Pet Supermarket.
After days of speculation on local blogs, it became clear Tuesday afternoon why the popular North Decatur Road restaurant Melton's App & Tap closed abruptly last week. Rats. The restaurant's owner decided to shut its doors after a customer spotted a rat, according to a report Tuesday in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. From the story: The problems began in July, when Melton’s employees discovered a hot dog bag that had been broken into, the restaurant owner said. Signs of a rodent invasion continued, despite efforts by Melton’s to secure its food and space against contamination. Eventually, the shopping center owner brought in a pest specialist who traced the problem to openings where rodents were entering the building, and to the Pet …