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Agnes Scott College was losing its student bookstore. Charis Books was facing high property taxes. Together, the women's college and feminist bookstore found a joint solution—relocate Charis to Agnes Scott to create a new community space for both bookstore patrons and college students.
Okey Nwoke started the ATL Fashion Tech Collective to bring Atlanta’s fashion and tech communities together. Fashion has always been part of this former model’s life, from his early childhood in Nigeria to his current role as a client advisor at Louis Vuitton.
"I want this to be a place that people can come for help, guidance, and just for quiet time," says owner Jason Waller, who hopes that his new Decatur shop can serve not only as a music venue and place to grab a cup of coffee, but also a place to promote positive conversations around mental health issues.
“We loved building the Decatur community. It’s bittersweet leaving,” owner Jenny Levison says. “It’s the right decision, and all of our staff has been relocated to our other stores, so no one is losing their job.”
There hasn’t been much quality Korean barbecue inside the Perimeter since Mirror of Korea on Ponce de Leon Avenue closed forever ago. D92 Korean BBQ set out to change that when it opened in Decatur last August.
The Deer & the Dove owners share plans for the restaurant, set to open in the former Cakes & Ale space
Wrecking Bar’s Terry Koval and Farm Burger's George Frangos aim to uphold the reputation of the Decatur Square space with their new restaurant, the Deer & the Dove.
As Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani's dynasty grows, so does Irani’s eagerness to explore local Indian restaurants. He frequents the small, mom-and-pop places around Decatur, near Patel Plaza. Here are four of Irani’s top spots for that Indian family vibe—and some superb vegetarian grub.
First Oriental Market was established in 1984 by Diane Bounngaseng and her family in a ramshackle building plopped in Decatur. It is more than a place to grab some Chinese eggplants. It is always an adventure.
Commentary: Why Oprah’s appearances with Stacey Abrams resonated so loudly—especially with Georgia women
Publications as geographically and ideologically diverse as the Guardian, Fox News, Variety, the Hill, and others ran stories or segments about Oprah Winfrey’s campaign appearances with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Yet regardless of the depth of coverage, the two events held in auditoriums in the Atlanta suburbs likely impacted the local crowds in a much deeper way than what could be conveyed to national viewers.
We spoke to famous Atlanta chefs—Asha Gomez, formerly of Cardamom Hill and Spice to Table, Justin Anthony of True Story Brands, and Ford Fry of the Optimist, Superica, St. Cecilia, and more—about their favorite room in the house: the kitchen.