Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Good Growth DeKalb, which is fighting the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza, has met with attorneys and is raising money to explore a legal fight against the international retailer and Selig Enterprises.
A group of local residents fighting the construction of a Walmart Supercenter inside North Decatur's Suburban Plaza is consulting attorneys about a possible legal fight against the international retailer and is raising money to pay for it. About 20 residents showed up to a Tuesday evening meeting of the newly named Good Growth DeKalb at North Decatur Presbyterian Church to discuss their continued fight against Walmart and Selig Enterprises, the local development company that owns the beleaguered shopping center where it will be built. Over the holidays, members of the group met with two sets of attorneys to get an idea of what it would cost, first, to find out if there is a legal angle to prevent Walmart from building and, second, what it …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Residents against the construction of a new Walmart inside a newly redeveloped Suburban Plaza in North Decatur haven't finished voicing their opposition. A group of them plans to meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, under the banner, "Good Growth DeKalb: Suburban Plaza," at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, according to an email sent to residents in the Decatur Heights neighborhood. The meeting begins at 7pm at the church at 611 Medlock Rd. The group has also been organizing on a Facebook group called Tell Selig: NO WM in Decatur. Here's a rundown of North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch's ongoing coverage of the redevelopment of Suburban Plaza:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Retail giant interested in opening a store in Suburban Plaza.
The Medlock Area Neighborhood Association met Monday night and dispensed a great deal of information about a possible Walmart at the Suburban Plaza. More discussion will occur at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 during another association meeting at the North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road. Suburban Plaza is outside the Decatur city limits, at the intersection of Church Street and North Decatur Road, but its proximity makes development there important to Decaturites. Some of the highlights of the Monday meeting, as first reported by Decatur Metro: Details can be found at the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association website.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
"Power Wise" grants from Georgia Interfaith Power & Light have benefited eight Decatur churches - more than any neighborhood in the state.
Let there be light. And lower energy bills. Church leaders in Decatur have embraced money-saving technology and energy-saving improvements to houses of worship courtesy of an ambitious statewide initiative and "green" grants from a locally based non-profit, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light. The Power Wise grant-making program has allotted $600,000 to run and fund the initiative. Eight Decatur churches have benefited or soon will, recieving grants totalling approximately $53,000. Geogia Interfaith Power & Light's offices are located in downtown Decatur at the First Christian Church. The organization makes energy- saving grants available to faith communities across the religious spectrum. "We have yet to meet with a church that is not …