If reports to the board of the Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association are an indicator, business is picking up in Dunwoody.
President Bill Grossman told the group that both Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks are eyeing the now-closed Arby’s in the Williamsburg shopping center at Mt. Vernon and Jett Ferry roads.
Starbucks had closed nearby in the Orchard Park shopping center while Chick-Fil-A’s plans for a new store in the former Ace HomePlace shopping center had been put aside in a zoning dispute.
Grossman also said Well Street, an urgent care center, was working with Dunwoody to revive plans for the former Blockbuster store on Mt. Vernon near Chamblee Dunwoody road.
The board also heard from Dave Persson, who is planning to open a SchoolBox.com store next to Party City in the Wal-Mart shopping center. It will be the company’s 16th store.
“People think of us as a teacher’s store,” he said, “and we are, but we are also for children.”
Recent weeks have seen preparations for the opening Friday of the Moondog Growler shop and Marlowe’s Tavern is soon to open in the former site of Calico Corner.
As the meeting began, former DHA board secretary, Gerri Penn, reported on the death of the longtime DHA treasurer, Barbara Dodds (see obituary, page 17).
“I’ve known her for 18 years,” Penn said, “and there’s a hole in my heart.”
The board voted to donate $300 to a project to place vintage photos of the original Dunwoody School in the media center of the new Dunwoody Elementary School. The photos date from the mid 1800s to the late 1960s. The Dunwoody Preservation Trust also contributed the same amount.