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If you’ve had your eye on the City of Decatur logo mask, you can now get yours and more from the Decatur Visitors Center Store! Visit www.decaturmerch.com for various masks, shirts, and other Decatur pride gifts and apparel. Hurry, items are going fast. Order yours for pickup today.

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We’ve received questions about the availability of Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) bags and we are monitoring the situation daily and are considering all options. The City is continuing to supply the retail stores listed below with Pay As You Throw bags on a weekly basis. We’ve recently ordered additional bags from our supplier to insure adequate supplies. We do not anticipate any disruptions to service and are monitoring the situation daily.

The cost of the PAYT bags covers the fee the City must pay to dispose of waste at the County landfill.

PAYT Chart

Most of the locations are offering curbside pick-up. Contact the business directly for details. Also, please be sure to have all items on the curb before 7:30 a.m. If you have any questions or difficulty in purchasing PAYT bags call the City of Decatur Public Works Department at (404) 377-5571 or email sanitation@decaturga.com. Please visit decaturga.com/publicworks for updates.

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The City and SP+ now provide 30-minute free parking on all on-street metered parking in downtown Decatur as part of our COVID-19 response plan. This allows patrons to pick up a to-go order from one of our many fine restaurants and shops.

To receive 30-minute free parking from a meter, download the free ParkMobile App on your phone; enter “7801” in the Zone Number; and enter the promo code “BESAFE.”

By using the ParkMobile App and the BESAFE promo code, you will receive 30 minutes of free parking and do not have to touch the pay stations. The ParkMobile App is free and you are able to use it in Decatur and anywhere else ParkMobile has a presence, such as the City of Atlanta (But the free parking only is valid in downtown Decatur).

Currently the 30-minute free parking is only available through the ParkMobile App. It is not available if you use coins or a credit card at the individual pay stations. So use the ParkMobile App and activate 30-minutes free parking with the BESAFE promo code.

For questions contact decaturonstreet@spplus.com.


From SP+…

SP+ Offers Free Off-Street Parking Options in Downtown Decatur

SP+ also now provides free off-street parking options at the following locations for those who need to pick up items from retailers or restaurants:

Decatur Conference Center

0-20 minutes Free

West Court Square

0-20 minutes Free

160 Clairemont Avenue

0-20 minutes Free

Artisan – 101 West Ponce de Leon

0-15 minutes Free




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This message has been updated.

The health, safety, and well-being of our community are our top priorities.  The City’s Emergency Management team is coordinating with and following the guidance of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), DeKalb Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  While essential public services such as Police, Fire, and Public Works are continuing normal operations, certain community events, meetings, and programs are being cancelled and/or rescheduled in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The City’s after-school programs have been cancelled pending the status of City Schools of Decatur, and Active Living programs at Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Gym have been suspended until future notice. Updates can be found at decaturga.com as they become available.

For a comprehensive list of community events cancellations, visit the City’s calendar of events at https://www.decaturga.com/calendar.

Other actions that we are taking to protect the ongoing health and well-being of all our community members include:

  • Twice daily cleanings of all city facilities and equipment. Soap and sanitizing gel are available for public use at offices and facilities.
  • Reinforcing CDC disease prevention guidelines and best hygiene practices in all city facilities. Anyone with recent international travel to target areas or with symptoms of illness is encouraged to remain at home.
  • Closely monitoring guidance from the CDC and state health officials and adjusting our plans as needed.
  • Updating continuity procedures for all areas of city service and preparing to implement these procedures should regular operations be disrupted.

As additional information and guidance become available, we will keep you informed as to any changes affecting city services.

Thank you for your continued support and know we are focused on maintaining normal operations with a keen focus on the health and safety of all, while ensuring that we deliver great city services.

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Are you interested in issues facing Decatur? Like the environment, mobility, or the cost of housing? How about diversity, local business, or education? Anything else? Once every decade, the Decatur community comes together to talk about the issues—like yours—we care about most. What emerges from the process is the Strategic Plan, a guide for setting our priorities, policies, and projects for the next 10 years. It’s now time to do it all again. Check it out online, register for the Roundtables, join us for the January 23 kick-off, and help shape the future you want to see. VISIT AND REGISTER TODAY: DECATUR2030.COM

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Bring Mom to the square this Saturday for yoga, flowers, massages, mocktails, and more! Our Mother’s Day Pop Up offers the perfect way to celebrate the mothers of Decatur with local businesses Gathered and Grounded, Natural Body Spa, The White Bull, Jimella’s Cookies, Bloom Floral Design, Splash of Olive, and Little Shop of Stories (with story time and crafts for the kiddos!) Saturday, May 11, 9-2 on Decatur’s downtown square.


Moms – Get a gal-pal group together and make a day of it! (Hello, free chair massages…) There’s plenty of time to be Mom on Mother’s Day, right?


Free yoga class starts at 9 am on the east end of the plaza. Find more information at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/see-do-play/mother-s-day-pop-up #decaturga #mothersday


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National Children’s Book Week celebrates 100 years! Honor this week for wee readers, April 29-May 5, by shopping local at Brave & Kind Bookshop, Little Shop of Stories, and Treehouse Kid & Craft – Decatur’s beloved children’s book stores, offering everything from board books to YA and plenty of eye-popping picture books in between.
We encourage Decatur families to shop small for a new children’s book treasure, drop into the Decatur Public Library, or just pull an old favorite off the shelf and READ TOGETHER!
Learn more about National Children’s Book Week and this year’s “Read Now. Read Forever” theme at everychildareader.net
Brave & Kind Bookshop
722 W. College Ave.  |  470-440-5714
Little Shop of Stories
133 E. Court Sq.  |  404-373-6300
Treehouse Kid & Craft
533 W. Howard Ave.  |  470-355-8305
Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St.  |  404-370-3070

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Every Friday night in February get $5 off your Lyft to and from Decatur

Explore shops, sips, art, music, award-winning restaurants and more with Lyft promos every Friday in February. Fun! Enter the day’s code in the Lyft app *before* you request your ride, enjoy the savings, and skip the parking. 🚗✨See details below and at decaturga.com/lyft

The Promo Codes
2/1: FRIDEC0201
2/8: FRIDEC0208
2/15: FRIDEC0215
2/22: FRIDEC0222

The Fine Print
1. You must enter the promo code in the Promo section of the Lyft app BEFORE you request your ride. The applied credit will display on the ride payment screen. (You must be in “Personal” mode for the code to apply.2. Pick-up/drop-off zones. See the full coverage area in the Lyft app or use these specific locations:

For 2/1:
101 E. Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
335 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
Harmony Park, Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
245 E Trinity Pl, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
906 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

For 2/8:
101 E. Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
335 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
Harmony Park, Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
245 E Trinity Pl, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
902 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

For 2/15:
Harmony Park, Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
1042 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
308 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA, 30030 USA
303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA, 30030, USA

For 2/22:
Harmony Park, Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
1042 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
335 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA, 30030 USA
308 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA, 30030, USA

3. You must request a Lyft within the timeframe: 5-11 pm

4. The promo code credit is $5 total for the entire event. Any additional charges or tips will be charged to the credit or debit card on your Lyft account.

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+.* Go local this holiday! Decatur Seasonal Spotlights light the way to shopping and dining deals and ideas in #decaturga. *.+


Open young minds at Brave + Kind Bookshop (722 W. College Ave.) – the darling Oakhurst neighborhood book store that’s new in town. Artful, open-hearted, and diverse stories stock their shelves – each one selected to inspire, but of course, bravery and kindness every day. Start building a life-long library with bright baby board books, cherished picture books, atlases, and visual encyclopedias, and YA stories with real impact. Drop in for bilingual story times, empowering youth book club meet-ups, and budding writers workshops in their adorable, ready-set-imagine space.

Terrific Thursdays at Brave + Kind Bookshop: Enjoy kid-friendly snacks and hot cider, and come see this space! Brave + Kind opens up for parties, showers, and birthday bashes, too.

Brave & Kind Bookshop
722 W. College Ave.

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+.* Go local this holiday! Decatur Seasonal Spotlights light the way to shopping and dining deals and ideas in #decaturga. *.+


Join jolly jam sessions at Big Tex (308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.). Big Tex serves up food and atmosphere somewhere between classic American and Southern… Nope, must be Texan! They’ve got their own good thing going with house-smoked meats, Lone Star State favorites, and tons of live music on the side. Sidle up for chicken fried steak, nachos, and late-night Americana rock on weekends. In true Decatur fashion, this not-too-honky tonk pours primo pints and concocts clever cocktails, too. Big Tex makes merry all week! Have half-priced fajitas on Mondays, $5 smash burgers and Jack Daniels deals on Tuesdays, open mic night on Wednesdays, aaaaand…

Terrific Thursdays at Big Tex: Half-priced wine.

Big Tex
308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
[Gil Barreto pictured above]

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