Brookhaven Buzz - March 2019

BrookhavenBuzz Covering Brookhaven, Buckhead, Chamblee, Dunwoody & Doraville • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown N ews A tlanta Volume 29, No. 3 • MARCH 2019 PRICELESS ISSUE! One of the biggest mysteries to me about commercial develop- ment along the Peachtree axis in Chamblee is Chamblee Plaza. From the Brookhaven line going north- east into Chamblee, the streetscape has undergone massive upgrades for years. Lowe’s was some time ago among the first of the new wave but recently there’s been across from that site Whole Foods and many new restaurants and shops. Waffle House in Chamblee has been a constant but all around and across are new big stores, Wal-Mart, apartments, con- dos and buildings on streetscapes. But from Walgreen’s, heading toward 285 after the Chamblee Dun- woody intersection, development thins out. And then if one looks on the left past popular Chick-Fil-A, there’s Chamblee Plaza, which for years has been marked by empty storefronts. The struggles of Chamblee Plaza in recent decades have been ironic. Management Seeks to Fill New Leases at Chamblee Plaza Color diagram depicts Ace Hardware and Crunch Fitness (red), now opened. Home Goods and T.J. Maxx (light green), considered likely but not done deals, are both presently crucial. Large blank piece is vacant on right and a grocery store would be ideal. Continued on page 6 Continued on page 4 OglethorpeMuseum Showcases Women in African Art I am a great fan of the Ogletho- rpe University Museum of Art [OUMA}. At least twice each year, it creates amazingly good exhibits with artwork from its own collec- tions often combined with pieces from other museums or private col- lections. This year, the main exhibit is “Stories Without an End: Power, Beauty and Wisdom of Women in African Art.” The powerful exhibit showcases women as depicted in classically carved wooden sculptures and masks drawn from the collection of OUMA members Dileep and Martha Mehta. There are 50 works of art from 25 ethnic groups and 12 countries.