Friday, May 3, 2013
Detectives believe the man may be responsible for several business robberies in DeKalb.
The DeKalb County Police Department, based in Tucker, is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of robbing two businesses this week. According a a press release, the suspect entered the Family Dollar store located at 3590 Panola Road on May 1 at approximately 11:30 a.m. The man was armed with a weapon and demanded money from the cash register. He then fled the location with an undisclosed amount of cash. The same person is believed to have entered a second business, Dollar General, 2566 Wesley Chapel Road, about 15 minutes later and robbed the location of cash. No injuries were reported during either incident. Detectives believe the man may be responsible for additional business robberies in DeKalb and neighboring …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Check out some of the latest business news in and around Stone Mountain and Lithonia.
Here's a roundup of business news happening around the Stone Mountain and Lithonia area: Improving Mountain Industrial Boulevard at Highway 78 The Stone Mountain Community Improvement District (CID) has plans to spruce up the Mountain Industrial Boulevard and Highway 78 interchange - and make it a lot safer, too. Design and planning is underway to install street lights at the busy traffic point, which has no night-time lighting, the CID said in a release about the effort. The work will be possible through a grant from Georgia's State Road and Tollway Authority. “The absence of adequate lighting makes this interchange barely noticeable at night,” CID president Emory Morsberger said in the release. “Beyond the safety applications, new …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
When it comes to Family Dollar and other discount "dollar" stores going up, some say enough is enough. Tell us what you think, and why, in the comments section below.
When Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch recently reported about a new Family Dollar store under construction on Panola Road, which will replace one just a few doors away, some readers were less than thrilled. Angela Smith commented: This is ridiculous. If you'll notice, they only put up the "dollar-type" stores on our side of town. There are no such stores in Buckhead and only one in Midtown. We need to start protesting this type of behavior. It only drops the property value of our homes. Get real, people. What does Family Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, etc. have to offer our community? Smith isn't alone in her reaction to this type of store setting up another location. On Monday in Southwest Atlanta, a town hall meeting was held for …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The new store is slated to open by the end of the year, the company says. Stores typically hire 8-10 people.
A Family Dollar store is under construction on Panola Road across the lot from the shopping center where J.R. Crickets is located. The store is scheduled to open by the end of the year, a spokeswoman with the discount retailer told Patch. Family Dollar stores on average hire 8-10 team members and are about 8,000 square feet, said Bryn Winburn, public relations manager for the Matthews, N.C.-based company. Once open, the new store will replace the existing store nearby at 2657 Panola Rd., Winburn said. The new Family Dollar will be less than a mile away from the Lou Walker Senior Center and less than two miles from DeKalb Medical Center at Hillandale. It's been almost a year since Family Dollar moved into the old Eckerd store at Young and …
Monday, October 10, 2011
New farm-to-table restaurant opening soon in Stone Mountain Village; how to do business with DeKalb County; and more.
In this new Stone Mountain-Redan Patch feature, learn about stores, restaurants and other businesses moving into neighborhoods in and around the area; companies moving out; and the latest other business/economic development news and information. If you have any Stone Mountain business news you'd like to share, please e-mail editor Leslie Johnson at: Leslie.Johnson@patch.com. Opening soon: Sweet Potato Cafe Workers are still laying tile and adding other finishing touches to the former residence that is transforming into the farm-to-table Sweet Potato Cafe, which chef/owner Karen Patton has slated to open Oct. 31. The restaurant space will be about 1,500 square feet, with a seating capacity of 49, Patton said. There will be counter space as …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Family Dollar in Lithonia and Papa John's in Stone Mountain have put up their signs, started moving in.
There are some new jobs and more shopping and eating options coming to the Stone Mountain area. Family Dollar, which is moving into the old Eckerd store at Young Road and Panola Road in Lithonia, plans to hire 7-10 people at the new store, slated to open Oct. 6, a company spokesman said Wednesday. Papa John's is also setting up shop at a former Subway location in the Crowe's Crossing shopping center in Stone Mountain, anchored by Kroger. No word from Papa John's yet on when the location will open and how many people it will employ.