Decatur stores leaving for new locations

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After 11 years in downtown Decatur, Mary S. Moore, founder and CEO of The Cook’s Warehouse, is moving the cooking equipment store to another DeKalb County location. “I love the Decatur community and all our loyal customers there, but the store had the highest occupancy cost and the lowest performance of any of our business […]

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Paste returns to paper with ‘a visual feast’

Josh Jackson promises the new Paste Quarterly will be unlike other magazines. Photo by Kathy Mitchell

Paste, a Decatur-based online arts and lifestyle brand covering music and pop culture, is returning to print after six years of being available only online. Paste, which existed as a printed version called Paste Magazine between 2002 and 2010, launched its new quarterly print publication, Paste Quarterly, Dec. 5. “Given today’s increasingly digital media environment […]

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Eye surgery office focuses on laser procedures

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A physician group that specializes exclusively in high-tech laser vision correction recently opened its first office outside the northeastern United States. On Nov. 16, officials at Diamond Vision—headquartered in Manhattan with offices in other New York locations as well as in New Jersey and Connecticut—cut the ribbon officially opening an office in Tucker’s Crescent Center. […]

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Holiday shoppers urged to remember small local stores

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Holiday shopping this year is expected to “increase a solid 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent and above the seven-year average of 3.4 percent since recovery began in 2009,” according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The figures include not just purchases of gifts, decorations and the like, but also […]

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Upscale restaurant a hit on Tucker’s Main Street

James Haggard says m572 is for diners who want to take time to enjoy good food and the company of those they are with.

After operating a successful restaurant on Tucker’s Main Street for four years James Maggard and his partner Jason Hylton decided to open a second restaurant just a few feet away. A year later, they concluded the decision was a good one. The original restaurant, Local No. 7, has a pub atmosphere. The owners decided that […]

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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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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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