Archive for December, 2009

Publix’s departure disappoints community

Read full AJC article HERE

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NPU-T/ GO West Weekend!!

We had a great time within NPU-T this past weekend. There were so many community events to choose from. The weather was brisk but at least the rain held off until the evening.

Saturday 9:30 AM KIPP Strive Walk-A-Thon, 12PM BeltLine Ground breaking on Muse and Lucille Ave, 12:30 Fire Station #17 Luncheon, and a wonderful ending  at 7PM – Hammonds House Museum on Peeples, with the West End/ Westview holiday party..

Here are a few pictures- enjoy!!

I also had the privilege to attend the Korean Chamber of Commerce Inauguration and Holiday Party, as the guest of Suna Om- the 19th President, but 1st female President of the chamber!! What an honor to have this lady live within our community- Suna Om has been a great community partner, merchant and friend within West End.

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Closing the Publix on MLK, Dec 24th…

…So I did attend the Town Hall Meeting yesterday called to order by Council member Ivey Young.  Jerome Russell was also in attendance and there to speak with us about the closing of the MLK Publix on Dec 24th.

Bottom line, as per Mr. Russell and Ivey Young- we have their support as well as  100% City Council support, ADA and others that have offered Publix a deal to give us 1 more year. It is not said if Publix will accept or not. In the mean time, Mr. Russell is operating as if they are not and preparing to repackage and re-market the 29K sq ft location to other grocery chains.

Folks… Economic… .. the Lyrics to Erykah Badu song ‘Steady On the Grind’, “Over economics; it’s logic meaning they don’t got it”.. always come to mind when I think of us in SW ATL…

However, this is not so. We have so much untapped wealth, our challenge is perception (both external and internal). We are working hard to break these barriers and while the closing of Publix is a blow to our community, it will NOT break us and we will continue to ‘work on’  .  The key needed is communication- we plan to be very involved in future plans of development and businesses we allow to come into our community. We can not continue to let ‘squares’ push into our circle only to leave us a bit bent out of shape when they are ready to pull out. We will be involved and at the table in the beginning and not at the end. …it is a NEW day in NPU-T.

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West End and Westview Join with the Beltline to Present a Day of Celebration: DEC 12th

This year West End and Westview have teamed up to bring you a grand day of celebrations and activities to kick off the holiday season. All events are open to the general public. If you haven’t ever ventured out to the Westside of Atlanta this is your chance to GO WEST!

The day will benefit The Atlanta BeltLine, which is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that will shape the way Atlanta grows over the next 25 years and beyond. The project proposes a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other by streetcar or light rail.

ACTIVITY LINE-UP:

9:30am – 5K Walk-A-Thon Benefit for KIPP STRIVE Academy: Rain or shine. Get your legs on; get your exercise before the parties later. 5K = three miles and takes about one hour. Meet at KIPP STRIVE, 1444 Lucile Avenue – the former JC Harris Elementary School in Westview. To register for the walk or to help with planning please contact Scott Shepherd.

12:00pm – BeltLine Trail Ground Breaking Ceremony: Meet at Muse Street and Lucile Avenue at high noon to celebrate the ground breaking for the next leg of the BeltLine Trail. Once complete, the trail will connect Rose Circle Park with the Westview Cemetery and add more green space to the community. Free giveaways from the BeltLine. Walk-A-Thon ends at the ground breaking site. For more information or to help with planning please contact Patrick Berry.

12:15pm – Westview Holiday Party at Fire Station Number 17: Immediately after the Beltline Ground Breaking Ceremony join the Westview Community Organization and the firefighters for a traditional holiday lunch at Fire Station 17, 1489 R.D. Abernathy Boulevard. Please bring a dish to share. For more information or to help with planning please contact Ayana Gabriel. 

7:00-11:00pm – Cocktail Party and Hord’Oeuvres at the Hammonds House: Join West End, Westview & West End Merchants Coalition for a Gala to celebrate our historic shared past, our delightful present and our fantastic future. To our resident guests, please reach out to friends in other neighborhoods that are looking to live in or buy in our neighborhood. The holiday party will be a great introduction to the area by meeting our greatest asset: our friends and neighbors. The party is pot luck Hor d’Oeuvres with live music. In lieu of a dish, a small donation is suggested. This is a benefit for the community. For more information or to help with planning please contact Carl Nes.

For more information about the BeltLine, please visit www.beltline.org. More information about the day of activities is available at: www.atlantawestend.comwww.westviewatlanta.comwww.wemc.biz.

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83rd annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert

 83rd annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert at King Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College. The free event takes place beginning THIS Friday at 8 p.m, through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 . 
 
For more information about the free Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert, please visit: http://www.morehouse.edu/news/archives/002184.html
*NOTE: The Saturday, Dec. 5, concert takes place on the campus of Spelman College at Sisters Chapel. For info about the Saturday concert, visit: http://www.spelman.edu/academics/programs/music/index.shtml

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Mini-Precinct in Zone 4 on Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.

Guess what community?

Council Member Cleta Winslow-also Chair of Public Safety-and the Legal Administration Committee have introduced a Resolution (R-2191)

‘A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH GINGKO MANAGEMENT, LLC FOR THE RENTAL OF 300 SQFT OF OFFICE SPACE LOCATED AT 852 RALPH DAVID ABERNATHY BLVD.,SW ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30310 (CORNER NEXT TO KRISPY CREME) FOR A DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ZONE FOUR MINI-PRECINCT, FOR A ONE YEAR PERIOD BEGINNING ON DECEMBER 31, 2009 AT A RENTAL RATE OF $1.00 PER YEAR, TO BE CHARGED TO AND PAID FROM FUND ACCOUNT AND CENTER NUMBER 1001 (GENERAL FUND),240412 (APD POLICE PRECINCT ZONE 4) 5223102 (OPERATING/ LEASE RENTAL LAND), 3223000 (PATROL); AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.’

 

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NPU-T December General Body Meeting

Please come out Wednesday, December 9th at 7PM to our Annual NPU-T Holiday Celebration. We will have a short general body meeting followed by the f estivities. 

Don’t forget to bring a dish! I’m making Mac & Cheese  🙂
 
Children are always welcomed.
 
Location:
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
1191 Donnelly Ave (behinds Krogers Citi Center)
7PM
 
 


Best Regards,
Nia Knowles, NPU-T Chair
404-414-3289
www.nputatlanta.org

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