Wow!! What an amazing day at the East Atlanta Beer Festival (EABF). Thank you to all the wonderful people that came by to support EACA through either purchasing raffle tickets or pretzels necklaces. We enjoyed hanging out with all of you. Thanks to you we were able to raise funds to put towards the creation of a fitness trail on the southside of Brownwood Park.
188412 is the Winning Raffle number for the New iPad.
187156 is the Winning Raffle number for the iPad 2.
Please contact EACA Vice President Kevin Spigener at 678-438-6462 to claim your prize. If prizes are not claimed by noon on Saturday, May 26th additional tickets will be drawn so please hold onto your tickets until official winners are posted.
EACA will be raffling a new iPad and a new iPad 2 to raise money for our general fund at this year’s East Atlanta Beer Festival. Tickets are 5 for $5, 15 for $10 and 30 for $20 and will be sold at the Farmers Market and the Midway on Thursdays leading up to the Beer Fest and on Saturday at the Beer Fest. You do not have to be present to win. We will announce the winner at the Beer Fest, on our website and in the weekly newsletter. Buy some tickets today and help support initiatives in your community!
Special Thanks to our iPad Sponsor- Bob Wallis, owner of MACROBATIX!
Join us tonight at 7 pm at Branan Towers for our March EACA meeting. We will be joined by special guest Atlanta Beagle Rescue and Major Keith Meadows, our new APD Zone 6 Commander.
East Atlanta Bank
This photo is from the dedication of The East Atlanta Bank (aka The East Atlanta Banking Company) located in what is now The Flat Iron. This photo was from the collection of Lillian Everett whose father built Henry Bryant’s house on Metropolitan Avenue. He was a major player at the bank.
East Atlanta Bank
Here is a later picture of East Atlanta Bank from Miss Lillian’s collection looking south down Flat Shoals and east out Glenwood. Note the ice wagon on Flat Shoals. Note also that Glennwood was once spelled with two n’s, after the family with the same name who were major players at Emory (Glenn Memorial Methodist Church)
Join us at Branan Towers at 7 pm tonight for our monthly meeting. On deck tonight:
- Presentations from Burgess-Peterson Academy and Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School
- Liquor License Application for 1580 Flat Shoals
- Zoning changes with 1078 Moreland
- Update on East Atlanta Adopt-a-Street Program
Hope you can join us!
Piggy Wiggly 1940s
The Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store was located at Flat Shoals and Glenwood. The building was built not only for the grocery but also for the Masonic Hall upstairs (note the sign). RL Mathews, from one of the founding families of EA had his law offices there too (sign in window). The EA Bank was sold to Trust Company Bank of Atlanta (now SunTrust) and the building was converted. The grocery became Kroger and moved to Moreland with the Masonic Hall (Building still standing on Moreland). Note the coal powered heating system evidence on the roof line.
The A&P building is located on Flat Shoals and most recently housed the East Atlanta Antique market. Renovations are underway for a new gastropub.
Have a history lesson you’d like to share or one you’d like to see? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parks and Greenspace and Beautification committees of EACA want to extend a giant thank you to all the friends and neighbors who gave their time and energy to make Brownwood Park a more beautiful place to play.
On Monday Janurary 16th, 25 neighbors took “a day on” rather than a day off in remembrance of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of community service. Activities included weeding and preparing the community garden for spring planting, wood chipping the newly reconstructed path in the south side of the park and clearing trash from the banks of the stream.
EACA would also like to send an enormous thanks to Grant Central Pizza for their generous donation of pizza for the hard working volunteers. EACA would like to give a big thanks to The City of Atlanta Parks for removing the trash so rapidly from the curb. Brownwood Park is a gem in the East Atlanta Community and keeping it beautiful is an important part of EAV quality of life.
Thanks again for all your time and energy!! If you would like to become a member of The Friends of Brownwood Park, please email email@example.com, or participate in the beautification committee contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Come join EACA’s Parks and Greenspace Committee along with your East Atlanta neighbors and friends at Brownwood Park Monday, January 16th from 10 am to 1 pm to help make the park a safer more beautiful place for all of us.
Activities will include:
- community garden clean up
- trash removal from the newly revitalized trail along the stream
- laying wood chips on the new path to the bridge
Bring work gloves. Everything else will be provided. This is a family friendly event.
To help us estimate the number of participants please e-mail email@example.com .