Friday, May 3, 2013
Patch rounds up some recent health inspection scores for restaurants in and around the East Atlanta community.
Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the DeKalb County Board of Health and the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness for restaurants in our community. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report: The Albert 918 Austin Avenue 4/30/13 Score: 97 Aurora Coffee 992 N. Highland Avenue 4/18/13 Score: 90 Neighbor's Pub_ 752 N. Highland Avenue 4/23/13 Score: 72 Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen 1211 Moreland Avenue 4/15/13 Score: 95 Yogli Mogli 1002 N. Highland Avenue 4/18/13 Score: 99
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The DeKalb County Mobile Career Center is making multiple stops throughout the county.
Residents of East Atlanta Patch communities who are in DeKalb County and are looking for work can visit the DeKalb County's Mobile Career Center, or “jobs bus,” this month. Here are some places the bus will stop in the area. Major features of the resource center include 13 computer stations; a private interview area; high-speed satellite Internet connection; printer, scanner and copy services; and a fully accessible ADA workstation with movable table and auxiliary. Businesses will be able to use the mobile unit for recruiting, pre-employment screenings, interviewing, and training. The mobile unit will also provide residents with essential services including job search assistance, adult workshops and training, résumé writing and …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Aim of music festival is to showcase Auburn Avenue businesses.
Wednesday, May 1
UPDATE: Readers, because of weather concerns, the music fest is postponed and is scheduled for the weekend of May 18. by Maynard Eaton SWEET AUBURN — The landscape of Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn festivals has changed in recent history, with the emergence of an additional group of festival producers – the Muhammad family. Their concept — the Sweet Auburn Music Fest — aims to re-capture the essence of the original Sweet Auburn Festival in full swing during the 70s and 80s. That original festival essence, believes the Muhammad family, is compellingly captured through their Sweet Auburn Music Fest’s focus on family, music, culture, and community involvement. “I was involved when the festival first brought thousands of people to Auburn Avenue and …
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You know that bursting-at-the-seams rush of excitement you get when you discover a little-known eatery? The kind you can hardly contain to the point where you're texting your friends with still-greasy fingers? We recently received an e-mail in that spirit from a neighbor: An excellent hidden gem found right at our doorstep, Chateau de Saigon, just north of the intersection of Dresden on Buford Hwy (on the left). The restaurant itself is sparsely decorated and sits at the end unit of a small strip mall but the food is excellent, a combination of French and S.E. Asian cuisines. And its affordable. My friend and I ordered two appetizers, two wines and split and entree and the bill was around $40. In case you haven't noticed, we here at …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. officials met with the South East Atlanta Business Association's board to talk about the project at 800 Glenwood Ave. in Grant Park.
Surprise! It's a Walmart. The retailing giant was long rumored to be the anchor tenant for Fuqua Development LP's massive redevelopment project at 800 Glenwood Ave. For its part, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Ark., only said it had had discussions with Fuqua representatives, but that nothing had been finalized. But Creative Loafing reports the South East Atlanta Business Association confirmed the world's largest retailer is to be the anchor tenant for the project, which would transform the the 20-acre site into a retail complex that would include 197,590 square feet of retail and parking for 1,201 motor vehicles. "The contact from Walmart representatives with SEABA was some of the first public acknowledgment of the identity …
$4.5 million gets you this Ellis Street property.
- REAL ESTATE
Monday, April 29
by Martin Bugajski 54-70 Ellis St. was built in 1900. The property was expanded in 1909 and 1920. The property was originally the southern territorial headquarters of the Salvation Army. In 1956 it became the headquarters of the Atlanta Union Mission, and later the Atlanta headquarters for Beers-Skanska Construction Company. The property is currently vacant and comprises approximately 72,395 feet of office space. Buildings: All buildings and interior spaces are contiguous and comprise: Price: $4.5 million — $62 per building square foot or $94 per square foot of land. Parking: 30 on-site parking spaces 2008 Taxes: - 14-0051-0005-057 $9,638 - 14-0051-0005-058 $25,182 - 14-0051-0005-059 $18,410 - 14-0051-0005-060 $18,410 TOTAL =$73,640 Land: …
Your weekly guide to employment opportunities.
- REAL ESTATE
Monday, April 29
The Lucky Exchange is hiring sales associates and buyers for its two locations in Ormewood Park and Midtown. See listing for details. Barcelona, a wine bar in Inman Park, seeks servers. See the listing for application requirements. Victory Sandwich Bar is now hiring for back-of-house positions. A minimum of two years BOH restaurant experience. See the listing for how to apply. A law firm is holding a Mock Jury on Wednesday, May 8, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the State Bar of Georgia headquarters. Participants will be paid $75.00 for their time. See the listing details here. A property management group is looking for a maintenance person to handle every day tasks and jobs associated with property maintenance. See the listing for full listing …
Rail line to come online in 2014.
OLD FOURTH WARD — The construction crunch on Edgewood Avenue is beginning to give way to what eventually will be the Atlanta Streetcar. The $90 million project, which is expected to go into service next year, will create a rail route that links Old Fourth Ward to Centennial Olympic Park Downtown. Last week we saw rail lines being laid in the ground. Light rail is a popular mode of transportation in many world cities including Los Angeles, Boston and Amsterdam and Berlin, among others. When built and functional do you think it will prove to be popular with metro Atlantans as well as tourists? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
If you're looking for places to enjoy authentic Mexican music and enchiladas on May 5, East Atlanta Patch has you covered.
Cue up the mariachi band—Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. The celebration of Mexican heritage on May 5 is sometimes mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day. However, Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla, a turning point in Mexican history and freedom. In the U.S., it is celebrated by observing Mexican culture through food, drinks and dancing. If you are looking for a fiesta with margaritas, live bands and authentic food, read on for the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in East Atlanta: Graveyard Pub in East Atlanta Performances by: Death Toll Patty Cakes The Martian Herradura margarita $5 $3 El Jimador The dirty dirty $5 $1 margaritas until 7pm TELL US: Where do you plan to celebrate on May 5? Share in the …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Patch rounds up some recent health inspection scores for restaurants in the East Atlanta community.
Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the DeKalb County Board of Health and the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness for restaurants in our community. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report: The Albert 918 Austin Avenue 4/23/13 Score: 51 Highland Cigar Co. 245 N. Highland Avenue 4/19/13 Score: 87 Octane Coffee Little Tart 437 Memorial Drive 4/22/13 Score: 91 Honey Bubble 798 Ponce de Leon Avenue 4/23/13 Score: 95 (A food service establishment that is graded as a “U” and does not earn at least a grade “C” within 10 days of receiving the “U” will be requested to voluntarily close until all violations are corrected and/or have enforcement action taken to suspend or revoke the food service …