New Businesses in Emory Village

Several new businesses have opened their doors recently in Emory Village, and an upscale market is expected on the prime corner of North Decatur and Oxford roads.

The opening date hasn’t been announced yet for Savi Provisions, but workers will soon convert the historic building that housed Everybody’s Pizza for more than 40 years and later Slice & Pint. The gourmet market’s decision to locate a new store in Emory Village is especially welcome by neighbors who in recent surveys have put a grocery store at the top of their wish list for Emory Village.

Savi will join other newcomers on Oxford Road, including fast food purveyor Buffalo Wild Wings which has opened across from the Emory Campus between Chipotle and Chase Bank. On North Oxford, Joe May Cleaners, and Cloud 9 have set up shop.

Spring Cleaning in the Village

A beautiful day in May welcomed eager hands and new and long-time neighbors who converged upon the Village to spruce up public spaces.

Volunteers yanked weeds, pruned, edged and dug as part of a service day sponsored by the Druid Hill Civic Association in partnership with the Emory Village Alliance.

“The results,” said Todd Hill, EVA chair, “were fantastic! We have the best looking roundabout and streetscape in Druid Hills and beyond.”

Experience the Beauty of Druid Hills on Historic Bike Tour

Historic Bike Tour – 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25.

Bring your helmet to the first annual Emory Village Open Streets’ family friendly Ride Druid Hills. Cyclists will experience the beauty and learn about the history of Druid Hills as they ride the 7-mile route comprised mostly of dedicated paths and quiet residential streets, beginning and ending at the former Slice and Pint parking lot. See the route map.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Note that masks are not required for the ride, but they are necessary during the history-sharing stops along the route.

Register at Eventbrite by start of the event. Donations welcome.

(Extra bonus: Sign up for this and most other official Open Streets events to be entered automatically in the Peavine Creek Duck race!)

Neighbors Cheer On Graduates

Neighbors, families and friends cheered and clapped for neighborhood 2020 graduates as they paraded through Druid Hills in their cars last Sunday, May 31, ending in front of banners in Emory Village. Justin Critz, former Druid Hills Civic Association president and proud father, organized the parade, with support from Druid Hills Civic AssociationEmory Village Alliance – EVASouth Fork Conservancy, and Druid Hills Patrol.

While COVID-19 prevented our graduates from having ceremonies at their individual schools, your friends and neighbors are proud to acknowledge your well-earned accomplishments! Please tell us what school or university you graduated from, your field of study, and anything else you would like to share with us on our Facebook page. Feel free to post photos!