Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Correction - @SunTrust meeting Wednesday night in Dunwoody regarding Hickory House property; Cyclebar, Cowfish, Food Trucks, Crier, 4th of July Parade

Lobster & Crab Spring Rolls from Cowfish at Perimeter Mall

First an update - Saturday night there was a change of plans as previously reported as my bride & I celebrated our children being away at camp by going to the restaurant Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar and on Sunday we went to Marlow's for a Fathers Day meal.  I hope all the Dad's had a great day and a special shout out to a couple of single mothers whom I know who fill both of the special roles.   You ladies Rock !!

SunTrust Bank is holding a public meeting tonight (Tuesday) Wednesday to discuss their plans to convert the old Hickory House into a new bank.  The meeting will be held at 5486 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Suite 8 starting at 6 pm to answer any questions the public may have.  As a sitting City Councilman I will be there to listen to all sides, as I have always listened to public presentations given to the community.  I am told a variance application has been submitted for three variances which will be heard at the August ZBA meeting.  They most likely will apply for two SLUPs related to the overlay requirements and it looks like that will be on the Planning Commission and City Council agendas in September (assuming they meet the July filing deadline).  A bank is allowed by right in that commercial zone and the property will not need to be rezoned.  I have already received email and some public communication on the subject from here & here but am looking forward to hearing more public comments on Tuesday.

 Looks like the City of Peachtree Corners is hiring a new City Manager.

Community members collect funds to replace Archery Bows Stolen From Chesnut Elementary School Gym

Scary - DeKalb Public Schools go back August 8th and it is already creeping up on me as I am filling the family calendar for back to school events.

For those not at a swim meet or the SunTrust meeting, today is Dunwoody Food Truck Tuesday happening at the Park at Pernoshal Court (4575 North Shallowford Road.).

As a big guy who sits too much and sleeps too little, I have added a new exercise routine into my week to burn more calories.  As much as I enjoy a bike ride outside, CycleBar the new spinning concept on Ashford Dunwoody is perfect for me and I've already done ten classes and earned ten free rides by completing a challenge.  Here is a great review on CycleBar from the Just Peachy Blog and there is currently a Groupon for four classes for just $49.00.   There are free classes available on Saturday's.

The Crier has an article in the Tuesday edition that I may not be allowed to comment on as per the advice of the City Attorney?  That being said, I am told that the Mayor, the City Manager and/or the City Attorney would be happy to discuss the issues raised by any such article should you like further discussion of these issues or clarification. City Hall's phone number is 678-382-6700.

On Monday, July 4, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper will host the annual Fourth of July Parade featuring marching bands, floats, clowns, animal units and local celebrities. Last year the parade attracted over 2,500 participants and 32,000 spectators!        This year's theme is Duty Honor & Country.

Please contact Pam Tallmadge at 770-354-7653 or july4parade@dunwoodyga.org. Pam coordinates the parade and has numerous tasks that she currently needs help with.

Join the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade on Facebook.

Interested in sponsoring the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade?
Learn more about our sponsor opportunities here (PDF). For more information about sponsorship, please contact Leah Economos at 770-624-4825 or leah@eepevents.com.


Robert Wittenstein said...

John, Your headline says that the SunTrust meeting is tonight but the public notice in The Crier indicates that the meeting is Wednesday evening. Which is correct?

Michael Schulman said...

John - What happened to the Black Walnut Cafe developing Hickory House? http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/peachtree-plate/2014/12/black-walnut-caf-to-enter-atlanta-market-owner.html

Joe Seconder said...

The City Council CAN prevent a bank from being built on the former Hickory House site. http://www.bicyclingjoe.info/2016/06/another-new-bank-in-dunwoody-village.html

Bob Lundsten said...

John How does the City change a policy in an executive session? The Mayor ran on being more open and transparent? I do not care what policy the city adopts but the way this was done smells.