Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The building has been empty since the restaurant closed a year ago.
It seems like a good time to talk about the old Watershed, the restaurant that helped put Decatur on the map for foodies, because it closed a year ago this month. The restaurant relocated to Buckhead and reopened for business last month to good reviews. Back in Decatur, the former gas station where chef Scott Peacock served updated Southern classics has remained empty, though the Watershed sign still stands in the parking lot as a reminder of past days. Patch asked this question in March and nobody had much to say, so we ask again: What kind of business would you like to see moving into the Watershed space? About this column: Every week or so, we'll post a picture of a vacant store or lot in Decatur and Avondale Estates. You can tell us …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Avondale Estates tavern of many names closed a few months ago.
Back in April, Avondale Estates' favorite bar turned off the beer taps and locked the doors for good. The bar was best known by its original name, the James Joyce Irish Pub, but during the last year of its life was also known as the Hail Mary, the Avondale Arms and the Brewhouse Cafe Avondale Estates. Since then, the building on East College Avenue has been remained empty, leaving a big hole in the heart of the town business district. Do you have suggestions about what should go there? It doesn't have to be a restaurant or bar, you know. About this column: Every week or so, we'll post a picture of a vacant store or lot in Decatur and Avondale Estates. You can tell us what you think should replace the empty space. Know of an empty building …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This is one of many empty storefronts in Avondale Estates. Do you have an idea about what kind of business you'd like to see there?
You may have overlooked this empty storefront in Avondale Estates, right next to Jack & Jill consignment shop on East College Avenue. A television repair shop used to operate there, but it's been vacant for quite a while. What kind of business would you like to see moving into this space? About this column: Every week or so, we'll post a picture of a vacant store or lot in Decatur and Avondale Estates. You can tell us what you think should replace the empty space. Know of an empty building we should highlight? E-mail email@example.com.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The property is zoned for mixed use development.
If you drive around Avondale Estates, you've seen this vast expanse of concrete a block or two off the main drag, East College Avenue. A fence topped with barbed wire surrounds the old Fenner Dunlop factory property. The city government annexed the land in December 2010. A Patch story said, The district, rezoned for mixed use, allows for a combination of residential and retail and is divided into several zones so that density and height gradually increase as you move away from the Tudor Village in the city's central business district. The rezoning allows for up to 556 residential units with up to 400 designated as multi-family. What would you like to see located on this land? It's zoned for mixed use, but don't let that limit your ideas. …