Wednesday, December 30, 2015

On the map

I'm not so sure about the petri dish analogy he's applied to The Perimeter, but a Portland printer who creates neighborhood maps has highlighted Medlock in its greater Atlanta survey.

If we must be a colony on a petri dish, then that's us around 3 o'clock... Penicillium medlockii :) 

The map is available online via Archie's Press
h/t atlanta.curbed

Friday, December 18, 2015

Fuqua Phase III meeting [Jan 6]

Fuqua Development is gearing up for Phase III of its nearby development, to include the now-abandoned Ford dealership on Scott Boulevard. The AJC reports the development will feature "a mix of restaurants/retail/apartments, possibly including senior affordable housing".

Phase III site. modified from Google Maps.
The old Ford dealership, as seen from Scott Boulevard. from Google Maps

Fuqua Development will host a community meeting at 7 p.m. on January 6, 2016 at the North Decatur United Methodist Church (1523 Church St., Decatur). The AJC reports that Fuqua plans to file a land use plan the following day (January 7).

Please see our posts relating to Phase I and Phase II of Fuqua's project, or click here for all posts about this evolving redevelopment.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Crafts sale @ Little Creek Horse Farm today [Dec 5]

After you hit the alternative gift market at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, roll down the road and support Little Creek Horse Farm. See below for information on Little Creek's potluck on Dec 12.

Holiday Bazaar
Mounted Quadrille Performance

This is a Public Event, Everyone Welcome!
Saturday, December 5th
10:00 to 3:00

o Vendors, Food, Crafts for Kids
o Quadrille Performance at 1pm Sharp 


Saturday, December 12th
7PM to 10:00


volunteers needed for set up
Beginning at 2:00pm


The thermometer read 31F this morning. Outside, a sugarplum landscape...

rose hip

oakleaf hydrangea

Thursday, December 3, 2015

REMINDER: Alternative Gift Market at N Decatur Presbyterian Church [Dec 5]

Alternative Gift Market at North Decatur Presbyterian Church 
Saturday, December 5, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 

 Contact: Becky Evans,, 404 378-5288 

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Children’s Craft Corner provided to engage your children while you shop. Shop for fair trade*, environmentally sustainable and reasonably priced holiday gifts, including many new items this year. Gifts for sale include olive oil and beautiful carvings from Palestine; hats, scarves, clothing and gifts from Latin America; delicious soup and cookie mixes made in the U.S. supporting people in transition; rugs and other gifts from local refugee and affordable housing initiatives; beautiful beaded jewelry from Rwanda; Haitian baskets and metal workfair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate; and beautiful handmade cards from around the world. Holiday Gift Cards benefiting a birthing center in Guatemala and a school for the Eco Villages community in Haiti will also be sold. 

NDPC is at 611 Medlock Road at the intersection of Medlock, N. Decatur Rd. and Scott blvd. Credit Cards, Checks and Cash payment accepted. Make a difference in the world, one gift at a time! 

 *What is Fair Trade? (text credit: Fair Trade Federation) Fair Trade is an economic partnership based on dialogue, transparency, and respect. Fair trade is not about charity. It is a holistic approach to trade and development that aims to alter the ways in which commerce is conducted, so that trade can empower the poorest of the poor. Fair Trade Organizations seek to create sustainable and positive change in developing and developed countries.

New Church Street median vexes Moe's fans

Neighbors Eric and Jean alert us to the new median that has been installed at the north end of Church St. (North Decatur Rd. end). This median is of particular interest to Moe's fans.

The median was included as an item in the negotiations that Selig Enterprises (Suburban Plaza's owner) and MANA conducted in 2011 as Selig sought a variance to reduce the number of parking spots at Suburban Plaza. The memo of understanding that resulted from these negotiations is accessible through this post. Item #32 describes the median:

The median changes traffic patterns so that the Moe's exit on Church Street is right-turn only. The median also prevents left-hand turns from the northbound lane of Church St. into the the Moe's parking lot. To transport delicious southwestern fare via North Decatur Road, patrons using the Church St. exit  should turn right on Church, then right again to drive through Suburban Plaza and finally exit at the newly installed traffic light on North Decatur Rd.

Eric provided the following visualizations. We will follow up with a photo of the new median as soon as possible. MANA is also making inquiries about signage to ensure patrons become aware of the new median from a safe distance.