Emory Report
August 24, 2009
Volume 62, Number 1


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August 24, 2009
What’s new in Emory Village?

By David Payne

Summer 2009 brought a series of changes that altered the Emory Village landscape.

New businesses:
Octane features fair trade, direct trade and organic coffees, and tea, desserts and light food.

Sprouts Green Café features rice bowls, wraps, sandwiches, soups, salads, smoothies and juices using organic and local foods.

Wonderful World will feature burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and salads at reasonable prices.

One notable business closed over the summer, the BP gas station at North Decatur and Oxford roads. BP is retreating from the Atlanta market and preparing to sell the property after removing the station structure and underground storage tanks. The closing of the BP gas station and resale of the property are in no way affiliated with Emory.

One long-term project, the Emory Village road improvements, continues to progress. Underground ducts are being constructed in the roadway overnight in order to bury power, phone, television cables and the unsightly electric wires currently seen in the Village. This utility work is expected to continue through October. Following this project, DeKalb County will begin work on new streetscapes in Emory Village and a roundabout at the intersection of North Decatur and Oxford roads, and Dowman Drive.