Brookhaven/Chamblee/Doraville, GA, February 1, 2015 – by Trey Benton – It was a busy week around our area with some really big news. And The Post was on the leading edge of it all.
Here are this weeks top stories:
It’s official! Google Fiber is coming to Atlanta!
Google Fiber made an announcement on Tuesday during an invitation only media event that they will be expanding into the metropolitan Atlanta area as well as eight municipalities. The network design phase is said to be underway with a targeted completion date on mid-2015.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced today during a media event that Google is bringing their ultra-high speed Google Fiber product to the City of Atlanta as well as Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Hapeville, Sandy Springs and Smyrna.
“Today is a signal to the world that Atlanta and our region is going to lead in the technology sector,” Mayor Reed told The Post. “Again and again and again we’re seeing people choose Atlanta for technology investment. This is really the most important element we can have. It’s going to attract a level of investment that is really going to help folks get good, well paying jobs in the City of Atlanta and that is the most important thing.”
Watch the full announcement as well as our interviews with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Brookhaven Mayor J Max Davis. The rest of this story can be found here.
BIG NEWS: Whole Foods serious about coming to Chamblee as anchor tenant for new development
Chamblee, GA, January 29, 2015 – by Trey Benton and Eli Zandman, Contributor – Yes, you read the headline right. Whole Foods is seriously thinking about opening a new 40,000 sq. ft. store in Chamblee as part of a new development.
Peachtree Crossing, a 9± acre project that is being billed as “the highly anticipated, planned redevelopment of the triangle at Peachtree Road, Peachtree Boulevard and Johnson Ferry Road that will be anchored by an upscale, national organic grocer” is the product of S.J. Collins Enterprises whose portfolio boasts several Whole Foods projects and Chamblee may just be getting the next.
Work has been going on for the past few months preparing the site where Oxford Chemicals Company operated for nearly 50 years until closing up shop in the early 90’s.
The exact address of the proposed development is 5001 Peachtree Blvd. – which is located between Peachtree Boulevard and Peachtree Road, at Johnson Ferry Road.
Read more about it on The Chamblee Post here.
Souper Jenny has decided to make Brookhaven location permanent!
Owner Jennifer Levison told The Post that their eight week “trial run” of a Souper Jenny in Brookhaven was highly successful and they will also be staying in their same location adjacent to Nuts ‘N Berries at 4274 Peachtree Rd – permanently.
“We decided to stay at the end of December,” said Levison. “The Brookhaven crowd has been so loyal and supportive, we couldn’t say no!”
Levison said another big reason to stay in Brookhaven was the fact that it is a wonderful and growing community. She said her landlord, Anton was a big factor in solidifying her decision as well.
4274 Peachtree Road NE – next door to Nuts ‘N Berries.
Business hours are 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.
Cash and Major Credit Cards accepted.
Read more about this exciting announcement here.
DeKalb BOC approves of de-annexing businesses from the City of Doraville
One after another, business owners who were annexed legislatively into the City of Doraville spoke to the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Tuesday urging them to support their desire to de-annex back into unincorporated DeKalb County.
In a 4-1 vote, the BOC voted to approve the de-annexation of properties recently annexed by the Georgia State Legislature. House Bill 1138 allowed certain properties in unincorporated DeKalb County to be annexed into the City of Doraville, effective Dec. 31, 2014.
The BOC has directed Staff to transmit their resolution to the Mayor and City Council of Doraville, urging they consider approving a similar one. The Georgia Code requires County approval as a pre-condition to the voluntary de-annexation of land by a municipal governing authority.
In addition to seeking a resolution from Doraville, business owners plan to lobby the General Assembly and ask them to undo the annexation. Dunlavy stressed State legislators need to examine the annexation laws in Georgia closely and seek change. “It is a bad state of affairs when business owners who have invested millions in their businesses can be annexed into a City by the General Assembly without getting a vote, without receiving direct notice, and without having a voice just because a local politician requests that the Legislature do it. Residential property owners have a voice, so should business owners.”