Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Alabama native is author of several articles on eye disease.
Mindabeth Jacobs has joined the group of healthcare professionals at Thomas Eye Group, an eye care provider that offers comprehensive services including LASIK and medical, surgical and cosmetic eye care, with an office in Decatur. “Dr. Jacobs is extremely active within the eye care community,” Rod Roeser, the Thomas Eye Group's chief executive, said in a statement. “Her skill set and reputation for high quality care make her a great addition to our team.” An Alabama native, Jacobs is the author several articles on the diagnosis, treatment and management of eye diseases. Since 2011, she has been the chairwoman of Item Writing for the American Board of Optometry. She also is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, as well as a member…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
New clinic open on Clairemont Avenue.
Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia has relocated its Decatur office to a new facility that has a larger surgical center. The new, permanent office is at 215 Clairemont Ave., about 1.5 miles away from its former Church Street home. Its goal in part was to make it more convenient for patients, the company said. The company specializes in a number of foot maladies, including bone spurs, joint replacement surgery, foot and ankle tumors and toenail fungus among other health issues. “We are excited to relocate our Decatur location to a permanent office in a more convenient location for our patients,” Joseph D. Giovinco, who founded the group in 1982, said in a statement. "Our physicians are dedicated to delivering the best in patient-centered …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Store's closure comes after co-owner's death from breast cancer.
A little more than a month following the death of owner Corinne Herbst, the Alexia Gallery will cease operations at the end of this week. Ms. Herbst, a beloved gemologist with a loyal following in the greater Decatur area, died Jan. 16 following her battle with breast cancer. "The rumors are true," read a posting on the store's Facebook page. "With Corinne's passing, Alexia Gallery is closing." The store was closed Tuesday. It is expected to reopen for limited hours for the remainder of the week to sell remaining fixtures and displays. A jewelry designer in her own right, Ms. Herbst, who has some 30 years in the jewelry industry, opened Alexia Gallery in downtown Decatur in 2006 with her husband. The gallery was an artist's showcase, …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Real estate company will spend $4.8 million to renovate the apartment complex.
Atlanta-based RADCO Cos. said it closed the deal to purchase the Pavilion at Decatur, a 144-unit apartment complex at 3681 North Decatur Road. The company, which specializes in acquisitions of distressed properties, plans to spend $4.8 million on the complex to renovate it. The Pavilion, which is mainly comprised of three-bedroom apartments, will undergo a complete refurbishing, including ground-up construction of a clubhouse, fitness center, pool and playground. "One of RADCO's strategies is to acquire multifamily properties below market that also have significant upside potential, and Pavilion is such a property," Norman Radow, RADCO's president and chief executive, said in a statement. "Our plan is to completely transform a previous …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Property earmarked for mixed-use development.
The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners deferred a vote Tuesday on selling the Callaway Building in downtown Decatur. The county owns the building at 120 West Trinity Place, which houses some government functions. The county had been in negotiations to sell the building to Decatur. The city aims to redevelop the site, according to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The Chronicle reported that Decatur is in talks with Cousins Properties Inc. for a project that would bring mixed-used retail and residential redevelopment to the site. Cameron Golden, a Cousins spokesman, declined comment Tuesday. Burke Brennan, DeKalb County spokesman, said the vote was deferred because the city is still ironing out the details with its developer …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Planned relocation is on Pharr Road.
The Cookie Studio is planning to move from Decatur to Buckhead, according to Tomorrow's News Today. The eatery is scheduled to close soon for the new digs, which will be at Pharr Road in the former Fuoco di Napoli, which closed late last year. The specialty cookies maker told Tommorow's News Today it will not sell sandwiches at the new location. It will, however, sell coffee and pastries for the morning commuting crowd.
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 …
Monday, March 26, 2012
The bills next goes to the governor for his signature. Avondale Estates and Decatur will share a contiguous border.
UPDATE: The Georgia Senate on Wednesday afternoon approved legislation to allow Avondale Estates and Decatur to annex a strip of unincorporated commercial land between the two towns, all but assuring the annexation will become a reality. The two bills next go to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature. Typically, the governor sets aside a day to sign all pieces of local legislation and rarely declines to give his approval. David Milliron, a former Avondale Estates commissioner and annexation advocate, said the annexation has been "14 years in the making." The annexation is expected to become effective on the governor's signature. Milliron said the cities are obligated to immediately begin performing services such as police protection for the …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Realtor news website put these two areas up against each other in an online contest.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
Thursday, December 29, 2011
By Peralte Paul and Ralph Ellis Update: The votes are in. Inman Park administered an online beatdown to Decatur. Curbed, a website that covers real estate and development, brokered the battle over which is the best neighborhood. When the votes were counted, Inman Park had 59.9 percent to Decatur's 41.1 percent. Inman Park faces Virginia Highland in the next round. So what? We've got better things to do, such as vote in the Southern Living Tastiest Town contest. Oh, we're not doing so well in that either? Never mind. The original story: The People's Republic of Decatur is loved for its small-town feel, walk- and bike-friendly environment and restaurants. After all, Southern Living magazine just named it one of the South's "Tastiest Towns." …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Forlines and Quinn win Avondale commission seats; Sunday sales, school tax easily approved.
Here's how the election finished Tuesday night in Decatur and Avondale Estates. These are the latest but not the final numbers from the DeKalb Board of Elections. if you'd like to revisit election night in more detail, check out the Decatur/Avondale Patch live blog. Avondale Estates mayor David Milliron - 48.49 percent Ed Reiker (I) - 50.94 percent Avondale Estates City commissioners Randy Beebe - 19.25 percent Lindsay Forlines - 43.57 percent John Quinn - 25.61 percent John Washburn - 10.61 percent Decatur Board of Education, District 1 Peg Bumgardner - 35.69 percent Garrett Gobel - 63.90 percent Decatur Sunday Sales Yes - 90.85 percent No - 9.15 percent Avondale Estates Sunday Sales Yes - 85.23 percent No - 14.77 percent DeKalb School …