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Meeting Agendas +  Minutes, Updates, Event Info

  • Thursday, October 19, 2023 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    We had a great turnout for our October general meeting! Discussions included public safety, construction/road closure, Village clean-up, EABA's Holiday party and Cocktail Conversations events, Brownwood Park updates, Atlanta Main Street and so much more.

    10.17.23 General Meeting MINUTES

    EABA was proud to have featured businesses Sarah Dyne Creative Services and Heinsch House speak and give out raffle prizes and discounts.

    Sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to our host, food, and drink sponsors! Argosy for the use of the Brig, Grant Central East and Buteco EAV for the delicious food, Ten ATL for the beer, spirits, and other beverages, Chelsea Sommers, Realtor for the wine, and Traci with an Eye Graphic Design, LLC for her sweet treats.

    And lastly, we want to thank Austin Taylor of Highland Mortgage for giving us a sneak peek of what's to come at our Cocktail Conversations event in November (SAVE THE DATE: 11.16.23 | 5-7 PM)!

    Remember, anyone is welcome to attend. Business owners, members, non-members + community members. Bring your business neighbor.

  • Thursday, October 19, 2023 1:39 PM | Anonymous



    Come shop  for a  FREE costume one last time before EAV-O-Ween! The Costume Closet pop-up will be open at the East Atlanta Kids Club (EAKC) on Friday, 10/20 from 4-7 PM

    This project is a collaborative effort between EABA and East Atlanta Parents Network (EAPN). We've already provided costumes to tons of EAKC attendees and EAV Farmers Market patrons! 

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023 5:32 PM | Anonymous

    The Invest Atlanta Small Business Team has upcoming events to help grow your small business. Join us!

    In Person: Small Business Mixer at the Goodwill Career Center

    Network with other small business owners, Invest Atlanta team members, business associations and technical assistance providers. 

    Date: October 26, 2023
    Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
    Register here

    Preparing Your Business for Tomorrow, TODAY!

    A Webinar covering financial topics like bookkeeping, accounting, reading financial statements, controlling costs, and managing cash flow. Start planning smart financial decisions for your business. 

    Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
    Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
    Register here

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023 1:44 PM | Anonymous
    • Next Meeting: TBD; Full proposal due to Park Pride by 11/1/23

    • Pavilion redesign to be presented to DPR, Park Design on 9/28/23

    • Funding from the Moving Atlanta Forward infrastructure package: 

      • Revised playground design presented at July EACA meeting and currently under DPR review; design has also been shared via The Porch Press

    • Cash App + Art in the Park resurfaced and painted the basketball court; Park Design & Park Operations ideating on drainage solutions to preserve investment

    • ADA improvements also being designed for center and park in response to outstanding Justice Dept. violations; possibilities: restroom upgrades in center, path to courts in park

    • Concrete chess tables installed and ribbon cutting held on 9/16/2023

  • Friday, October 13, 2023 2:06 PM | Anonymous

    ***EDITED TO ADD:***

    A traffic plan has been provided by Metro Site Solutions ref Diana Bombard (dmetros59@gmail.com). 


    It appears cars may be allowed to travel north onto Flat Shoals from Glenwood to the Argosy/Earl parking lot. 

    No Thru Traffic signs will be posted at Glenwood and Metropolitan, Road Closed signs will be along the 456 parcel.

    The road will be re-opened at 5 pm daily and during the weekends.  Open cuts will be covered with DOT rated steel plates when the road is open.

    The following information has been posted in EAV:


    Flat Shoals Ave will be closed for construction beginning 10.16.23 through 10.27.23 between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM. 

    If you have any questions please call Metro Site Solutions 706-265-9961.

    Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience."

    EABA will provide updates as they are received from the city and crew.

  • Friday, October 13, 2023 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    Each year the East Atlanta Business Association teams up with the East Atlanta Parents Network to provide community members with a FREE costume closet. Community members can come shop for costumes during pop-ups at the EAV Farmers Market and the East Atlanta Kids Club.

    This year, the East Atlanta Kids Club has become host to the costume closet, allowing kids to shop during after-school and camp hours. 

    Please spread the word! If you know of a local organization that could benefit from free costume shopping, feel free to share this info.

    Costume Closet Pop-Up Dates:

    10.12.23 | 4-7 PM | @ EAV Farmers Market

    10.20.23 | 4-7 PM | @ East Atlanta Kids Club

    Take a look at our EAV Farmers Market Pop-Up Shop from 10.12.23!

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 1:25 PM | Anonymous

    On August 31, 2023, staff from the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, along with the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning, attended the Mayor’s Black Pride Reception where Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced the completion of Atlanta LGBTQ+ Historic Context StatementThe City of Atlanta was a recipient of a Certified Local Government Grant through the Historic Preservation Fund during the 2021 grant cycle for the purposes of creating this report.

    The City of Atlanta’s history is rich, varied, and complex—reflective of the communities, events, and people that make it the thriving city it is today. Understanding Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ history is critical to fully understanding the city’s history. The context statement shows the LGBTQ+ community’s important role in that history.

    The context statement will facilitate the identification, documentation, and ultimately preservation of sites associated with Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ community. With this initiative, Atlanta joins major U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., in proactively documenting sites significant to the LGBTQ+ community.

    The City of Atlanta received a Certified Local Government Grant through the Historic Preservation Fund in 2021. This grant enabled the creation of this report and was administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, through the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

    Certified Local Government Grants require municipalities to match 40 percent of the grant funds to participate. Historic Preservation staff worked with Atlanta’s project partners to ensure the report meets programmatic requirements as described in the Secretary of the Interior's “Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation.”

    “Historic context statements are an important preservation tool for communities, professionals, and practitioners to utilize when looking to identify, codify, and preserve their historic resources,” said Stephanie L. Cherry-Farmer, Director, Office of Documentation and Compliance for the Historic Preservation Division. “As the National Park Service and state-level Registers of Historic Places nationwide look to incorporate the histories of underrepresented groups, the City of Atlanta’s initiative to create this context contributes to a more inclusive preservation field. We congratulate the Atlanta Department of City Planning, Historic Atlanta, and New South Associates on the completion of this groundbreaking context and look forward to seeing community-based preservation efforts in this area.”

    Historic context statements provide important information and resources for preservationists, historians, planners, and the general public about topically related historic resources. Context Reports include sections on a broad history of the topic for a particular time period; a framework for the identification of historic resource types and themes within the historical topic that contextualizes properties within the state’s broader history; and guidance on how to evaluate resources for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

    All historic context statements that have been reviewed by the Historic Preservation Division and conform to programmatic requirements. These statements can be accessed at the Division’s library and some are available online. Read more about the Atlanta LGBTQ+ historic context statement HERE.

    Visit the Historic Preservation Division historic context statement page here.

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 1:15 PM | Anonymous

    Living in the vibrant City of Atlanta? Have you ever wondered about your Neighborhood Planning Unit and what it means for you? Let's break it down! Discover your rights, benefits, and how this community-driven group operates.

    Register for the Zoom Training Session!

    Wednesday 10.4.23 | 6-8 PM | Zoom

    Have questions? We've got your back! And don't forget, the Comprehensive Development Plan ties it all together. Don't miss out on the valuable insights your NPU offers. Stay in the loop with updates from your City government! 

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    Show us what you got!

    It’s time for the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Competition!

    Since 2008, this program has provided business owners with the key ingredients to start, strengthen, and grow their businesses – a.k.a. the ultimate recipe for success.

    If you are an Atlanta-based food or beverage small business owner, are passionate about your products, and want to compete to win $10,000, then this contest is for you.

    Here’s how it works:

    • Fill out this short application to apply for the competition by October 6.
    • We’ll let you know by late October if you’ve been selected to compete in person.
    • If selected, you’ll pitch your business and product for two minutes to a panel of expert judges.
    • If you win the competition, take home $10,000 and receive a full year of personalized coaching from business experts at Samuel Adams!

    So, what are you waiting for? Brush up on your sales chops and prepare to throw down! Apply now.

    Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition

    • What: A sales pitch competition for food and beverage business owners in Atlanta
    • Application Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2023 at 5pm ET
    • Who: Applicants 21 years or older who own a food product or beverage business based in the Atlanta area
    • Where: Venue to be announced
    • When: November 9, 2023 at 6pm ET
    • The Winnings: In addition to a lifetime supply of bragging rights, the winner will take home $10,000 and a year of personalized coaching

    Don’t miss your chance to gain top-notch pitching practice and take your business to new heights with a $10,000 business grant and a year’s supply of coaching from Samuel Adams!

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023 12:18 PM | Anonymous

    Y'all showed up last night!

    Thanks to all who attended and supported our September General Meeting/Public Safety Forum. We heard from APD Zone 6, Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari's office and Intown Cares reps. Huge thanks to our public safety chair Micki Silvestros of East Atlanta Copy for pivoting and taking the reigns at this timely meeting.

    We enjoyed great food and drinks from our sponsors Grant Central East, Resurgens Legal Council, & AtlantaPurus. Our two featured businesses showed up as well! Amazing food from EAV Farmers Market and a raffle (won by Scott Lootens) from Atlanta Intown Disc Golf!


    It's encouraging to see and hear the support for our little slice of #EastAtlanta that we all love so dearly. 

    When it comes to the public safety of EAV, we all know that things can be done better. 

    Let's keep the ball rolling with thoughtful discussions, plans and actions towards a safer #EAV for ALL.

    Public Safety Next Steps:

    • Concerns with police enforcement regarding harassment, drug dealing, property destruction, etc can be sent to our Zone 6 Commander, Major Andrea Webster at awebster@atlantaga.gov and Sgt M. Stenson at mastenson@atlantaga.gov

    Intown Cares will be starting with their dedicated social worker asap.

    • Town Hall with Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari: date and format will be announced soon.

    • Show support towards village cleanups with Georgia Works. Sponsors are needed!

    • Attend EABA/EACA meetings regularly! Voice your opinions & concerns! Thoughtful discussions will lead to actionable plans.

    It takes a Village.

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