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…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Some projects are literally changing the landscape in areas of Stone Mountain and Lithonia.
Several developments in Stone Mountain and Lithonia have changed the look of shopping centers, corners, shuttered businesses and vacant land within the last 12-18 months. Some developments are yet to come. Here's a look at a dozen projects, from new stores and gyms to senior housing, that have either put up a new name and look on an existing building, completely started from scratch, or are in the process of doing so. You may also be interested in reading: > Unfinished and Abandoned Projects: Eyesores or Opportunities? > Planet Fitness to Open On Memorial Drive > TGI Friday's Near Stonecrest > Memorial Drive Walmart Construction Underway > Walmart to Build Neighborhood Market in Lithonia
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The restaurant on S. Hairston Road has stopped taking applications for now, an executive said.
The new Zaxby's opening April 1 on S. Hairston Road near Redan gave out 700 applications to people looking for work. TJ McElroy, chief operating officer of the licensee of Zaxby's Franchising, Inc., told Patch the restaurant has stopped taking applications for now but plans to accept them again April 1. He said Zaxby's has hired 60 people; 45 will be at the new restaurant, the remaining 15 will work at other locations, replacing transferred crew members. The overwhelming interest in employment at the restaurant has been evident at other businesses that have set up in recent times in Stone Mountain and Lithonia. About 500 people applied for jobs at the new Food Depot in Lithonia when it first announced it was hiring, and the RaceTrac gas …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Also: recent business licenses in Stone Mountain and LIthonia.
Here are some recent business news and happenings in Stone Mountain and Lithonia: Opening date for New Zaxby's The Zaxby's on S. Hairston near the corner of Redan Road in Stone Mountain is set to open April 1. Learn more about applying for jobs at the restaurant. N. Hairston Kroger Soon Returning to 24 Hours The Kroger on N. Hairston Road near Memorial Dr., which is undergoing a $1 million remodel, will return to its open-24-hours schedule on March 28. Until then, the store is open from 6 a.m. to midnight. Gas Stations Get Gussied Up with Plantings Several gas stations within the Stone Mountain Community Improvement District are looking a little better -- even prettier. "What we’re doing is we’re going into individual property owners …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The company says law enforcement has been notified and that additional security measures are being put in place.
A Lithonia Zaxby's is one of 40 Georgia locations that has been affected by a data breach in which guest names and debit card numbers could have been exported. Zaxby's Franchising Inc. says a computer data breach has occurred at a number of its stores, and that malware files could have been used to export guest names and credit and debit card numbers. The Lithonia location that has been affected is located at 8065 Mall Parkway. The Athens, Ga.-based restaurant chain said in a press release on its website that credit card processing companies identified certain Zaxby's locations as common points of purchase for some fraudulent credit card activity. Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc. and our licensees take the security of our guests’ information …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The old Dairy Queen structure on S. Hairston is now a memory. After the site is cleared, Zaxby's plans to build a new restaurant.
On Monday a heavy equipment operator lifted the remaining scraps of the old Dairy Queen on S. Hairston, which once served up ice cream and lunch fare, into a big pile. With the demolition of DQ, Zaxby's -- known for its chicken fare and "Zalads"-- plans to move into the 30088 ZIP code, possibly by early next year. Back in September, TJ McLeroy, chief operating officer of McLeroy's/JGMC.McDreams Enterprises, Inc., a licensee of Zaxby's Franchising, Inc., told Patch the restaurant would employ about 35-50 people. The 74-seat Zaxby's will have a drive-through window and be 3,195 gross square feet. See also: Zaxby's Gets the OK to Build on S. Hairston
Monday, September 17, 2012
Demolition of the former Dairy Queen building will begin in a few weeks. The restaurant franchisee asked for, and got, some exceptions to the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District, and made changes to its landscaping design, too.
The DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals has approved Zaxby's request for variances, or exceptions, to the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District. The restaurant, working with the surrounding neighborhoods, is also making changes to its streetscape design, said Jan Costello, coordinator of the overlay district committee. The code in the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District calls for buildings to be no more than 20 feet from the street. Zaxby's asked that its location be 67.5 feet from the street to make room for the drive-through and handicapped parking. Daryl Cook, president of Watts & Browning Engineers Inc., said through e-mail correspondence that the existing sidewalk in front of the property will be removed to allow for a 5 foot …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The owner of the S. Hairston property and project team say they didn't know until two months ago that the proposed restaurant would be within an overlay district.
In the first development project in the area since the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District was signed into law last year, a Zaxby's restaurant franchisee is requesting variances from the code in order to accommodate several features of the proposed restaurant property at 1152 S. Hairston Rd. Members of the Hidden Hills Civic Association (HHCA) and overlay commitee as well as several other local residents met with the owner, engineer and additional project team members at the property on Wednesday evening to go over the restaurant's plans and requests. The code in the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District calls for buildings to be no more than 20 feet from the street. Zaxby's wants to be 67.5 feet from the street. This is the main …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Zaxby's reps are scheduled to meet tonight with Hidden Hills civic and overlay committee members to discuss variances it is seeking from the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District. Then there is a board of appeals meeting on the matter on Sept. 12.
Updated 2:36 p.m., Sept. 5: Patch has learned that the owner of the proposed Zaxby's is scheduled to meet with members of the overlay committee and Hidden Hills Civic Association Board today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, to talk about the variances it wants from the overlay code. Here is the original story: Zaxby's is eyeing a location on S. Hairston Road. The Athens, Ga.-based chain is interested in building a restaurant at 1152 S. Hairston Rd., information on a public notice sign indicates. The address is currently that of the now-shuttered Dairy Queen, a stand-alone building, located across from Pizza Hut on S. Hairston near the corner of Redan Road. The restaurant wants variances, or exceptions, from the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District, …