Friday, March 7, 2014

Congratulations to Stan Jester of Dunwoody, DeKalb's Newest School Board Member

Stan Jester will be our new school board rep here in Dunwoody.  Stan will not take office for approximately ten months due to Georgia's / DeKalb's insane election calendar. All six other school board districts have three or more candidates for spots.

See here for those qualifying name:

Congrats, Stan. On behalf of taxpayers and parents across DeKalb we wish you success on the Board.  And we all hope your presence and watchful eye will be of benefit to the students, teachers, and taxpayers in DeKalb.

Dunwoody Health Care Forum

Monday, March 3, 2014

Kids $1 Pasta Tuesday Night daVia Dunwoody

Here's a great deal from a Dunwoody Talk -endorsed favorite daVia.  daVia is a counter service pasta place over by Target in Perimeter.  It's on the corner, a few doors up from the cookie place.  Highly recommended.

Kids pasta $1 Tuesday night, with purchase of an adult pasta.  One adult pasta = One $1 kid pasta.

da Via
4511 Olde Perimeter Way
Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30346
P: 470-235-6130
F: 470-235-6135


*DunwoodyTalk staff does not receive free goods for promoting deals like this, but we probably would (if offered).  We simply like this place and know a deal when we see it.

Will Dunwoody Village be Open 24 Hours a Day?

The Walgreens in Dunwoody Village wants to extend its hours to 24 hours-a-day.  The retail shop would be open all night, but the pharmacy would not be open 24 hours a day.  The Wal-mart on Ashford Dunwoody Road was prevented (by a condition of zoning) from being a 24-Hour supercenter.

There is nothing (legally) stopping Walgreens from opening 24 hours a day.  Based on research by a top-notch DHA investigator, there is nothing in the city's code of ordinances limiting hours of operation.  There are state laws restricting alcohol sales (yes, our Walgreens has beer and wine) and we have a noise ordinance, but nothing that can stop Walgreens from going 24 hours a day.

When State Farm opens its call centers and offices in Dunwoody there will be shift workers around the clock. Jake may need to pick up some items before going home.

I think there will be a demand for a few 'open 24 hours' establishments in the Perimeter area in a year or so.  But what about Dunwoody Village?  If Walgreens proceeds with the plan to open 24 hours day, does the CVS follow?  How about the BP gas station or the massage parlor on Chamblee Dunwoody Road?  A 24 hour diner?  Currently Dunwoody's Main Street area turns into a ghost town after midnight during the week.  

Do you favor having Dunwoody Village businesses open 24 hours day?