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Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur. #holidaysindecaturga #keepitindiecatur #decaturga #shoplocal
 
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Dig in at Squash Blossom boutique on the square! Their bountiful racks offer fabulous fashionable finds, unexpected accessories, handcrafted jewelry, giftable scents, stationery, and embellishments. And SHOES. Oh, such beautiful shoes. They’ve got an eye for popping patterns and fresh color palettes and a feel (literally) for luscious, touchable natural fabrics. Add “wow” to your winter wardrobe. Browse textured sweaters for layering, jackets with smart silhouettes, dresses with a touch of drama (perfect for parties), stand-out tops, embroidered tunics, and quirky circle skirts in vintage-inspired fabrics. They also offer smaller accessories with big personality like scarves, clutches, stacking rings, belts, and even bow-ties for the guys – perfect for gifting!

 

Squash Blossom
113 East Court Square
404-373-1864

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New flood hazard maps for the City of Decatur are ready for public review.  The preliminary maps are the result of a multi-year project to develop accurate and detailed digital flood maps for the Upper Chattahoochee Watershed based on data from the latest mapping and modeling technologies.  They are being released by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) under Georgia Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and communities throughout DeKalb County. The new maps reflect current flooding risks, replacing maps that are based on dated studies, of which some are more than 30 years old.  Revisions to these mapping products may affect residents and business owners in the City of Decatur.

Residents and businesses will want to be aware of how the maps are changing, and how the changes may affect new construction and rebuilding decisions, as well as requirements for flood insurance.  To help property owners better understand the project and changes, a public Open House is being held December 6 in the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Dr. in Decatur from 5 – 7  p.m.  No formal presentation will be made so residents and business owners can visit at their convenience to view the new maps, understand how their properties may be affected, review options that they have and learn more about financial and material steps that they may need to take to protect their investment.

For those who cannot attend, the maps are available at www.GeorgiaDFIRM.com or they can visit the City of Decatur Design, Environment & Construction Division of Public Works, during normal business hours Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call (404) 370 – 4104. More information about the new maps is also available at www.decaturga.com.

This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.

Sunday, Nov. 19

 Thursday, Nov. 23

Saturday, Nov. 25

 

Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur. #holidaysindecaturga #keepitindiecatur #decaturga #shoplocal


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Got a *gourmet* on your gift list? ImPRESS them with olive oil and more from Splash of Olive! This specialty market offers a deep dive on deliciousness with oils and vinegars to elevate any culinary experience. Their gleaming decanters contain ultra premium extra virgin olive oils, white and dark balsamic vinegars, specialty vinegars like serrano-honey and champagne, and oils infused with rich and unexpected flavors. Use them in inventive appetizers, sandwich spreads, shrubs, show-stopping main courses, and even desserts! This is not just salad dressing, people. Their passionate proprietor inspires boundless uses (and pairings galore) for each of their top-quality products. And did we mention free samples? Stop in today – enter on Commerce Drive and park for free in the Artisan deck.


Splash of Olive
201 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., #117 (entrance on Commerce)
404-600-2414


Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur. #holidaysindecaturga #keepitindiecatur #decaturga #shoplocal
 
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Get gifty with it at HomeGrown Decatur for a quirk-tastic holiday with handcrafted quality. Gift shopping should be FUN, right? HomeGrown offers inventive and unusual presents – think ham-sandwich puppets, fizzy bath bombs with an attitude, holiday greetings with a playful twist, and of course, Bread Cat – for each of the weirdos, I mean loved ones, on your list. From unique pieces of jewelry to folk art and home accessories, each of their whimsical wares is made by local artists, crafters, and creators. So, find something for everyone on your list (whether they’re naughty or nice) because it’s not just “shopping”… it’s supporting the arts!


HomeGrown Decatur
412 Church St.
404-373-1147


This is a reminder that all city offices are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24. Offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27.

Regular solid waste and recycling services for Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, will be on Wednesday, Nov 22.

**​*Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 and will be closed Thursday through Sunday.

Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur. #holidaysindecaturga #keepitindiecatur #decaturga #shoplocal
 
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Spread holiday CHEERS! – Stock up at Ale Yeah in Oakhurst. This neighborhood market makes merry with wide array of curated craft beers. They stock handpicked regional brews, local (and we mean *local local*) selections, and acclaimed imports alike. Shop lagers, ciders, lambics, ambers, ales, hop-splosive IPAs, porters, sours, stouts – you name it. Ale Yeah’s expert staff can play beer match-maker for you with their vast expertise and, shall we say, experienced palates. Bring festive flavor to your next holiday soiree! The racks – and growler taps – are brimming with seasonal inspiration. Holiday gifting #realtalk: a mixed six-pack makes for a White Elephant present that people actually want.


Ale Yeah! Craft Beer Market
906 W. College Ave.
404-371-4331


Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur. #holidaysindecaturga #keepitindiecatur #decaturga #shoplocal
 
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Jingle all the way to Trinity Mercantile and Design! Their spacious storefront glimmers with gifts galore and haute holiday touches for house and home, entry hall, master bedroom, mantle piece, dining table, accent wall, that one spot that needs a little *something*…  Trinity offers a wide selection of styles for any interior. Shop warm contemporary furniture, modern-flair fine art and sculpture, indie-chic lighting and objets d’art, and hygge-happy throws, pillows, and candles to cozy up with. Looking for lighting insights, upholstery know-how, or a whole new look? Bring in the pros – Trinity is a full-service interior design studio! Or keep things simple – and hostess-giftable – with crafted accents and ornaments that sure beat a bottle of wine with a bow on it.

Trinity Mercantile & Design
116 E. Trinity Pl.
404-378-0197


Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur. #holidaysindecaturga #keepitindiecatur #decaturga #shoplocal
 
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Boost your wardrobe this winter with a touch of exotic flair from Boutique Karma on Sycamore Street. Shop tops, tunics, wraps, dresses, jackets, and more in a wide variety of styles from global to minimal. Build layers of color and texture to assemble an ensemble for any occasion. Overwhelmed by the bountiful racks? Don’t miss your perfect piece – let the proprietors Jay and Raj play mix-and-match-maker! They know their stuff, styles, and silhouettes. The delight is in the details. Scarves (oh so many sensational scarves!), stand-out accessories, and jewelry complete the look. AND you save 25 percent on accessories when you shop Terrific Thursdays!

Boutique Karma
145 Sycamore St.
404-373-7533


This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.

Sunday, Nov. 12

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14

  • Dine Out for a Cure, 5 p.m.

 Thursday, Nov. 16

Saturday, Nov. 18