Photo Credit: La Dolce Vita via Facebook
Let's just put all the bad news in one post. La Dolce Vita, upstairs from what was its sister restaurant, Etienne Brasserie, is now also closed, announcing its shuttering on Facebook. It's been a bad year for that block of Broad downtown, between Jackson and Wall streets, which now houses only the bar Bourbon Street.
Shiraz, which retails wine and snacks in the Leathers Buiding, on Pulaski, hasn't updated its Facebook page yet but has sent out an email announcing a temporary closing, with no date when it might reopen.
And Hip Pops, in the Tracy Street warehouses, has announced that it will close its retail location for good (although the popsicle cart will still show up at events and can be hired for catering) in the next few weeks.
Photo Credit: the back of a milk carton
It turns out that a van full of books belonging to the University of Georgia Press that wasreportedly stolen from outside a Decatur book fair was actually illegally towed.
UGA Press released a detailed account of what happened to the van today, after discovering that it was on a tow lot.
Photo Credit: David McClister
Americana mainstay Brandi Carlile has canceled a run of tour dates next month in order to undergo a surgical procedure to address endometriosis-related back and pelvis problems. Among the shows that got the axe was her Sept. 8 appearance at the Georgia Theatre.
A few weeks ago I went to a cookout in Atlanta, and a friend of a friend who works at a package store told me that they sell out of their weekly allotment of Tropicalia within hours, even though they limit purchases to one six-pack per customer.
He wasn't lying. The AJC recently ran an article about the city's shortage of Athens-based Creature Comforts' flagship IPA. Just another reason to be glad you live in Athens.
The article also includes some interesting insights into the limitations on production that small craft breweries face. As international beer conglomerates buy up crafts, they're able to negotiate better deals with hop growers.
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After a little more than two years, Brixx, the franchise pizza place at the base of the West Washington Street mixed-use parking deck downtown, has closed. Should you have a gift card, other locations will honor it, and there are two in Atlanta. The Athens location has been for sale for a while now, through the Shumacher Group in Atlanta.
The Broad Street Dairy Queen has also closed and will apparently not be renovated into one of those fancy new DQs.
No local DJ is as well-known or well-loved as Mark Weathersby, aka DJ Mahogany, a medical professional by day who spends nearly every weekend spinning funk, soul, disco and more of his favorite sounds at various downtown spots (most frequently Go Bar and Little Kings). So it was a blow to the entire music community when some of Mahogany's equipment was recently ruined after a careless dancer spilled an unidentified beverage all over his setup.
Photo Credit: Marie, Let's Eat
The only appropriate reaction to the news that Paul's Bar-B-Q, in Lexington, served its last meal this Fourth of July is, "Aw, dang."
Photo Credit: screencap of "The Simpsons."
Very little work or studying probably got done at UGA today as the university's website and internet (now lower case thanks to the AP) access were sluggish and/or completely down.
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As I write this, you’re probably finishing off your first Bloody Mary of the day on this glorious Sunday afternoon. You probably wish it was your third. But don’t expect to be able to get an earlier start anytime soon
House Bill 535, the “Brunch Bill,” has stalled out, killed by our very own Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens), the AJC reports.
The bill would give local communities the option to allow restaurants to start serving alcohol at 10:30 a.m., rather than 12:30 p.m., on Sundays.
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