Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The following rankings are from readers of dining review website Urbanspoon. What do you think of the lists?
The top 10 "cheap eats" in Stone Mountain and Lithonia according to Urbanspoon readers include restaurants that serve up Asian, Jamaican and Southern fare. Here are the lists for both Stone Mountain and Lithonia. Do you agree with that these are the top "cheap eats" in town? Tell us in the comments section below. Stone Mountain 1. Cioffi's Pizzeria 2. Weeyums Philly Style 3. Always Fresh Neighborhood Market 4. Stone Mountain Pizza Cafe 5. Sunshine Jamaican Restaurant 6. King's Southern Delight 7. El Torero Mexican 8. Super Wings & Philly 9. Big Joy Chinese Restaurant 10. Original Pancake House Lithonia 1. Summit Deli 2. Chick-fil-A 3. Panera Bread 4. Mable's BBQ 5. Zaxby's 6. Grand China 7. Dudley's Food & Spirits 8. Jazzy Juice Cafe 9…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Johnson's district includes Stone Mountain and Lithonia.
Rep. Hank Johnson, whose district includes Stone Mountain and Lithonia, introduced "The Help Entrepreneurs Create American Jobs Act" and "The Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act" Thursday. A press release from Johnson's office states: The Entrepreneurs Act, a bipartisan bill, would permanently double the tax cut for start-up businesses. The Fairness in Contracting Act would ensure that federal small business contracts go to genuine small businesses instead of subsidiaries of large companies. See the attached video of Johnson introducing the bills. Under the entrepreneur act, the first-year startup expenses deduction would go from $5,000 to $10,000 for good. According to Johnson's office, the bill has 30 co-sponsors from both …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Upcoming classes at Lithonia library branches will teach participants the basics about starting for-profit and nonprofit endeavors.
Want to start a business or a nonprofit organization? Libraries in Lithonia are among the DeKalb branches that have free classes to give you the basics and a little more: > The DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) is working with The Leadership Academy to will hold several classes on getting a business started. The series is called ""The Entrepreneur Endeavor" " and classes will be held at Stonecrest library in Lithonia, 3123 Klondike Rd. Scheduled classes are on the following Saturdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m.: April 27, May 25 and June 22. You must call or visit the branch to register: 770.482.3828. Learn more about "The Entrepreneur Endeavor" class topics here. > The "Starting a Nonprofit Organization: 7 things you should know" series …
Friday, April 5, 2013
A regular look at business and economic development news in Stone Mountain and LIthonia.
Here's a roundup of some local business and economic development news: Salon in Lithonia for Lease Looking for a salon to lease? Patch on Thursday came across a big sign about that kind of opportunity hanging over 6651-B Covington Highway, next to Jamaican Kitchen, across the street from the Covington Highway Kroger in Lithonia (see attached photo). The sign states that the salon -- we're not sure if its for hair or nails -- is fully furnished. For information, call 404-630-4761. Local CEO Discusses Reports of More Small Business Loans Larry Callahan, CEO of Pattillo Industrial Real Estate, which is headquartered in Stone Mountain, recently spoke with Investor's Business Daily for an article about an uptick in small businesses seeking …
Monday, April 1, 2013
A look at what's happening in business in Stone Mountain and Lithonia.
Take a look at some of the latest business news in Stone Mountain and Lithonia: Business for Sale Automotive Business Brokers published a Youtube video March 18 featuring a Stone Mountain auto body business for sale, Mike's Auto Body. The video is attached to this article. Listing price: $50,000. Features: 5 bays, more than 20 parking spaces, around 2,500 square feet. Click on the video to learn more. A little more on the Stonecrest Kia Dealership Last week we wrote about work being done at the former car dealership at 7849 Mall Parkway in Lithonia, where a "Stonecrest Kia Coming Soon" sign had been. The sign is back up, the prominent green on the building is gone, and DeKalb county property records show the owner is DeKalb Auto Property…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A regular look at business news and happenings in our communities.
Here's some recent business news in Stone Mountain: Stone Mountain CID Looking After its Businesses The Stone Mountain Community Improvement District increased its patrols in the area around Vulcan Shoes on Hammermill Road in Tucker after the company alerted the CID to incidents of someone shattering the glass to get into the showroom and a person entering its parking lot, according to the CID's spring newsletter. Later, when a suspicious person was spotted in the employee parking lot, this time an officer was there to register the tag number and tell the person to keep it moving, the newsletter states. Vulcan was pleased with the results. Stone Mountain Bakery's Move On the Way Stone Mountain Bakery hasn't moved into the former Kalonji …
Cici's Pizza is gone. The space it left behind needs a new purpose.
Cici's Pizza on Rockbrige Road sliced its last pie four months ago. The major signage is down. So, what would you like to see take its place? Tell us in the comments section below.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Also: Former Malcolm Cunningham dealership on Mall Parkway is getting some attention.
Here are some recent happenings in the local world of business: RAGS on Main Have you noticed the beautiful new display window on Main Street in Stone Mountain Village? That's "RAGS" -- which stands for Resale Accessories Garments & Shoes. The store is a subsidiary of the not-for-profit Prevention Partners Inc., whose president and CEO, Rose Robins Troupe, has "a passion for prevention," she recently told Patch. Troupe owns the store along with Shirley Caldwell, director of project development Proceeds from RAGS will help with with Prevention Partners' many efforts, including health screenings, awareness about childhood obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and programs such as lunch for the homeless. RAGS is at 945 Main Street. "Coming Soon" …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The new location will be the cafe's second.
New Orleans SnoBall Cafe in Decatur is opening a location in the city of Stone Mountain. It will be its second cafe. On its Facebook page, under a photo with "In Stone Mountain Village" written across the top, the company wrote: We are less than a week away from celebrating our SECOND LOCATION! You are ALL invited to our April 21st, Sunday celebration with Kayla Taylor live Jazz on the patio ... Announcing our 2nd location!!! Be there for all the Fun & Details.... Main Street Stone Mountain executive director Susan Ryles said it will be located near the Suntrust building in the city of Stone Mountain. Patch will update this story soon with the address as well as a projected opening date. New Orleans SnoBall Cafe opened its first location…