DHCA Plans Village Clean-up

The Druid Hills Civic Association is calling for volunteers to help clean up Emory Village Oct. 2 from 9 am. to 11 a.m. as part of DHCA’s October Community Service Day. There’s lots to do: signs are obstructed by trees or are dirty, weeds are choking beds, and trash needs to be picked up.

Volunteers will meet in the Emory Village Plaza near the fountain. Organizers suggest that volunteers park in legal spaces to avoid booting or other fees.

The first 30 volunteers will receive a special DHCA Volunteer Brigade t-shirt. Sign up here.

More for Everyone at Open Streets Emory Village this October

The 9th Annual Open Streets Emory Village will expand on its usual menu of Sunday afternoon family fun with pre-events Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 20-23, leading up to the Sunday, Oct. 24 street party. OSEV 2021 looks to incorporate additional musical entertainment, along with food and beverage options and local restaurant specials. More information will be available soon, so stay tuned.

In 2020, OSEV adapted to Covid-19 protocols by offering a hybrid version. Several events were a hit, so they will carry over to 2021. Among these are the Virtual 10K run, and biking tours and architectural walking tours of the historic and beautiful Druid Hills neighborhood and Peavine Creek.

Sunday’s traditional activities include the parade, Glenn Memorial Church Trunk-n-Treat, a climbing wall, dog contests, South Fork’s annual duck race on Peavine Creek, skating exhibitions, the Bubble Man, face painting, music, and so much more.

Mark Herold is chair of this year’s Open Streets Emory Village, and he is excited about growing the event’s regular footprint. “We have some interesting commercial projects happening in the village, and we are sensing great energy and interest in making this year’s event especially fun and entertaining!”

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of Open Streets. If you are interested in helping out with any of these activities, send an email to eva@emoryvillage.org.

All money raised during the event goes to Emory Village Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of Emory Village, the historic center of Druid Hills.

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.”