Tags: Downtown Athens

Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement to hold protest

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is protesting against discriminatory bar practices in downtown Athens. This is after a ordinance was passed by the county commission last year in an effort to stop discrimination. Grady Newsource tried to get in contact with the Athens Clarke Attorney’s Office to ask about the discrimination complaints that have been filed,…

Athens Restaurants Adapt to Cheap Food Trend

ATHENS, Ga. – A new restaurant has just opened downtown. Its owners say they hope to preserve what they call the spirit of Athens. In recent years, many other restaurants and stores have closed. Restaurants that have closed recently include NONA, Preserve, Square One, Hip Pops, Brixx, Ten Pins Tavern, Tin Drum, Goodie Two Shoes,…

Athens’ restaurants the real winners on Super Bowl Sunday

ATHENS, Ga.—For Athens’ Restaurants and Sports Bars, football is a big pull for customers, but this Sunday was one like none other. Restaurant employees say that it is typical to have a substantial flow of professional football fans on Sundays, but reported that with their home-team competing in the Super bowl, capacity reached an ultimate…

Top 10 Family Favorite Holiday Activities in the Athens Area

Athens, GA – Tis the season to be jolly! Today is the start of December which means joy, laughter, and cheer for all! Check out the many holiday festivities and activities for the entire family to enjoy. Downtown Parade of Lights: “A Fairytale Christmas”, December 1 2016, 7:00 p.m. Downtown Athens at corner of Dougherty and…

Athens Anti Discrimination Ordinance Consequences

The Athens Anti Discrimination Ordinance was passed on Tuesday by commissioners, and here are some provisions. Listed below are what bars could face if they are found to be discriminating against citizens by the Athens-Clarke County Attorney: A maximum civil fine of up to $1000.00 Subject to license of suspension Revocation of license Probation The…

Update: Boo-Le-Bark on The Boulevard

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YNrugsn2YY&w=560&h=315] The Boulevard Community in Downtown Athens hosted their first annual Boo-Le-Bark on the Boulevard Parade. The parade is inspired by the Krewe of Barkus dog parade in New Orleans. The parade was limited to 125 canine participants wearing all sorts of costumes ranging from Stranger Things’ Eleven, Star Wars characters, Scooby Doo’s Crew,…

Police Release Surveillance Video of Armed Robbery in Athens

Athens, GA– Athens Clarke County Police department wants you to follow this downtown surveillance carefully. The night of April 21st started as a quiet Downtown Athens night, until an unknown person robbed an apartment above Branded Butcher on N. Lumpkin Street. This is a break into the armed robbery that happened last week, but the…

East West owner takes valuables from restaurant, disappears

By Abby Jessen The owner of East West Bistro in Downtown Athens disappeared last week, taking everything of value from the restaurant. The items taken are worth more than 9 thousand dollars. “He just disappeared,” remarks previous owner Renee Middleton. The restaurant has been closed since owner Joe Yan ran out of town taking coolers,…

Local businesses react to Selig Enterprises plan cancellation

–Reported by Lindsay Tuman Selig Enterprises has withdrawn their proposal to build a shopping center next to downtown Athens. The plan was announced two years ago this November. The proposed site was at Oconee Street and East Broad. The backlash at the proposal was swift, especially against the planned Walmart.  Locals didn’t like the…

Two of what may be your favorite restaurants have closed in Athens this summer. After 8 years of business, Farm 255, Athens’ only vegan restaurant, was bought by Broad Street Cafe. Five-Star Day, a popular brunch restaurant  on Broad Street has also closed it’s doors for good after 15 years. While these restaurants have closed,…