Tasting Decatur —business samples city’s diverse restaurant scene

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A Decatur businesswoman has latched on to what industry officials say is a new, but growing trend—food tourism. According to an article recently published by Skift, a company that provides information to the global travel industry, “While cuisine has always been an important part of most travel experiences, the concept of traveling to a destination […]

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Frozen assets—entrepreneur opens ice cream parlor in Avondale Estates

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When Tushar Patel opened Avondale Ice Cream, an ice cream parlor in Avondale Estates, he joined a trend as old as the country itself. According to icecream.com, the first ice cream parlor in the United States opened in 1776, the year the nation declared its independence. The frozen dessert is now America’s second favorite treat—only […]

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More fun than fright in ghost tale Freed Spirits

More fun than fright in ghost tale Freed Spirits

In October, the month when ghost stories abound, theatergoers can see what local phantoms are up to in the play Freed Spirits at the Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points.  Freed Spirits is part of Horizon Theatre’s New South Play Festival. In its 17th year, Horizon is featuring plays from, for and about Atlanta and […]

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Tailoring shop helps men create confident, stylish look

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The Sept. 17 grand opening at HKT Custom Clothiers was not a grand opening in the traditional sense. The business has been at the Buford Highway location since 1970 but has recently undergone what its owner calls “a big refresh.” “It was started by my uncle,” explained Neil Balani, who has taken ownership of the […]

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Ready for trouble—CERT offers tips on preparing for disasters

Specialist Robert Swanson and instructor Theoan LeDoux of CERT give visitors to Stonecrest Library tips on staying safe when disaster strikes.

Disaster comes in many forms—floods, fires, tornados, chemical spills, ice storms and many others. The one thing they have in common is that they disrupt people’s lives and put them at risk of injury or death. While these often come with little warning, there are actions that can be taken to minimize their effects, according […]

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Research and technology the backbone of chiropractic clinic

David Shapiro, chief wellness officer at Complete Spine Solutions, demonstrates a whole body vibrator he calls “the Cadillac of vibrating machines.”

 David Shapiro, who has been a chiropractor for 16 years, chose Brookhaven as the location of his new Complete Spine Solutions (CSS) clinic, describing DeKalb County’s largest city as an area where “people make health a priority.” Shapiro, who continues to operate the Tucker clinic where he has practiced for 14 years, said he opened […]

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Local churches support national evangelizing crusade

Local churches support national evangelizing crusade

Greg Laurie’s Harvest Christian evangelizing crusades have drawn comparisons to the Billy Graham crusades popular in the mid- to late-20th century. It’s no coincidence. Laurie serves on the board of directors for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and notes on his website that Graham called him the “evangelist of the future.” First Baptist Stone Mountain […]

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DeKalb has right ingredients for meal kit company

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A meal kit delivery service in search of an East Coast location found that DeKalb County has all the right ingredients. Ray Gilley, president of Decide DeKalb, a development authority that promotes business recruitment, retention and expansion for DeKalb County, said Home Chef looked at several options before selecting a 140,000-square-foot facility on Lithonia Industrial […]

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