Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The following rankings are from readers of dining review website Urbanspoon. What do you think of the list?
The top 10 "cheap eats" in Tucker according to Urbanspoon readers include restaurants that serve up barbecue, Asian and Greek fare. Do you agree that the following are the top "cheap eats" in town? Tell us in the comment section below. 1. Matthew's Cafeteria 2. Blue Ribbon Grill 3. Mai Thai Restaurant 4. Grecian Gyro 5. The Greater Good Barbecue 6. Sangria's Mexican Cafe 7. Lucky Key Chinese 8. Panera Bread 9. Five Guys Burgers and Fries 10. Jason's Deli
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
There would be at least 100 units in the rental community, the Smoke Signal reports.
A company wants to develop an active senior living facility in Tucker, according to the Smoke Signal. Norsouth Development has proposed the facility -- at least 100 rental units with various amenities -- for the area behind the Tucker Methodist church, according to the report. Learn more about Norsouth Development's communities.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Six local businesses have deals featured on the popular website.
Scoutmob is all about good deals, and there are currently six Tucker businesses on their website. First up is the Paramount on Idlewood Road, the only independently owned coffee shop in town. "It isn't your typical busy, loud hub besieged by over-caffeinated people. In fact, it's pretty much the exact opposite: comfortable, quiet, almost like your own personal library," according to Scoutmob. Patch staffers use it quite frequently too. Then there is Coco Cabana, a lively Cuban restaurant that opened last year in Northlake. Scoutmob seems to approve: "If you're somehow not convinced by the crisp, sweet plantains, just check Chef Joel's credentials: we hear he's cooked for both the pope and Castro himself. And we have a feeling those …
Monday, March 11, 2013
This year a new category is being added: Best Booth.
Friday, March 8, 2013
A TV crew in town this weekend is looking for a crowd.
A television show called "Bar Rescue" is filming an episode in Tucker this weekend and they're looking for people to come out and take part. We're not allowed to tell you where this is happening just yet, but if you're interested in coming along, you'll need to send an email to get some more details. "The owners don't even know we're coming," producer Paul Moore told Patch. He said the purpose of the show, now in its third season, is to remodel rundown bars over the course of a few days and that it has become a big hit on the Spike TV channel. The Las Vegas Sun called it "reality TV at its best" and quoted host Jon Taffer: “It’s like building a whole new place, so the schedule is relentless. No stone is unturned in my mission to …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The second monthly gathering of local business owners and employees takes place this evening.
Join us Tuesday, March 5 at Las Colinas Mexican Grill, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the heart of downtown Tucker, and meet some of North DeKalb and Atlanta's top business owners, budding business superstars and leaders. We are business people who are seeking to connect and reach out to other like-minded business people to share success. We also seek to recognize, create, or act upon potential business opportunities. For only $5, payable at the event, meet, greet and enjoy great food and drink (cash bar). The Tucker Business Association is doing this once a month. For a low entry fee of $5, you will find this is a more cost-effective method of generating new business than advertising or public relations efforts. All we ask is that you …
Monday, February 25, 2013
A Community Improvement District is being established for the Tucker area.
A coalition of Tucker business and property owners are kicking off the Tucker Community Improvement District (CID) on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The Bank of North Georgia, at 5100 LaVista Road in Tucker, will host the event at 10:30 a.m. as several prominent business owners sign the necessary papers to begin the process of establishing a CID. “A CID would give us the funding source needed to change our area into a thriving activity center that provides positive economic development and supports the lifelong community that is Tucker,” said Honey Van de Kreke, Vice President of Elrep Sales in Tucker. “It costs the residential taxpayers nothing, and it is the best alternative to forming a city.” Forming the Tucker CID will enhance the economic …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A moving company partners with national Move For Hunger effort.
Tucker moving agent Philpot Relocation Systems is joining Atlas Van Lines in a partnership with non-profit Move For Hunger, which fights against nationwide hunger. PRS, at 1909 Forge Street in Tucker, is one of many Atlas agents in the United States that perform year-round service programs with Move For Hunger. As part of the partnership, the company is building awareness on nationwide hunger by encouraging customers to donate unused food items to local food banks when embarking on a household move. "The Atlas family is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Move For Hunger and join the fight against the food shortage our country is facing,” said Jack Griffin, president and COO of Atlas World Group. To date, Atlas and its agents …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Crush, Designer Styles, African Art, H&R Block and T2I Entertainment are joining the mall's collection of stores.
Northlake Mall announced Tuesday a small slate of new stores just opened or coming soon. From Simon Malls, the property owner: Northlake Mall is pleased to announce the addition of Crush, Designer Styles, African Art, H&R Block and T2I Entertainment to its already extensive list of retail stores. These additions join the recently opened Fork in the Road restaurant and Elevenup Shoes store. Now open in a 2,596 square foot store, Crush, provides consumers with the fashion industry’s hottest trends. The retailer understands the value of offering the best for less and offers shoppers the most exclusive selection of cutting edge accessories from around the world. Crush is located in the lower level center court. Women can now shop the hottest …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Resurgens has moved into the old Fuddruckers building.
After opening up five years ago on Henderson Mill Road, the Resurgens team has moved into a new location on LaVista Road between Starbucks and Chick-fil-A in the Northlake Festival Shopping Center. “Stop by and visit us,” said Branch Manager Melanie Hulsey in a press release. “You’ll find an inviting atmosphere, coffee bar, refreshments and, of course, the same friendly faces and service we’ve become known for. Most of all, though, you’ll enjoy a fresh new approach to banking." "We’re very different from the mega-banks in the neighborhood,” added Resurgens president and long-time North Briarcliff resident Charles DeWitt. “We really do know our clients by name. We take the time to actually get to know our clients – to genuinely understand …