Just Say No!

It’s time to restate your opposition to unwanted businesses in the community.  We are facing the prospect of three more liquor stores and one gas station. In all cases, the applicants have asked for a special land use permit to operate. Our overlay code put that restriction in place. This email shows you several ways that you can keep them from getting the permit.

1)   Show your opposition by showing up at meetings.

Oct. 16, 7 p.m. – Meet with owner of proposed liquor store at Publix Shopping Center. 2079 S. Hairston Road, Suite E

Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. – Ask the Community Council to deny a request for a gas station and liquor outlet at the old tire shop at 4736 Redan Road, Stone Mountain. The meeting is at Sue Kellogg Library, 952 Leon Street, Stone Mountain. (Does this look familiar? It is! We fought the same battle last year and won!)

Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. – Ask the Board of Commissioners to deny the request for a liquor store at 1026 Holcombe Road, Decatur.  The meeting is at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur.

Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. – Ask the Planning Commission to deny request for a gas station and liquor outlet at the old tire shop at 4736 Redan Road, Stone Mountain.  The meeting is at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur.


2)   Sign the online petition the states your opposition. It will be shared with DeKalb County.

Click here for the petition.

3)  Write our county commissioners.
Email to:  GregoryAdams@dekalbcountyga.gov, srbradshaw@dekalbcountyga.gov, mdjohnson@dekalbcountyga.gov, kgannon@dekalbcountyga.gov, larryjohnson@dekalbcountyga.gov, jrader@dekalbcountyga.gov, nancy@nancyjester.com
Dear DeKalb Commissioners,
Please support our community in its efforts to attract businesses that we need and to keep out undesirable operations. In particular, we ask you to deny the special land use request for these three applicants:
1026 Holcombe Road, Decatur, GA – Request to operate a retail liquor store.
4736 Redan Road, Stone Mountain, GA – Request to build a gas station and request to build a convenience store/alcohol outlet.
2079 S. Hairston Road, Suite E., Decatur, GA – Request to operate a retail liquor store.

4)   Share this message with your email list.


If you want to write individual letters, here is the complete email list.

Gregory Adams GregoryAdams@dekalbcountyga.gov
Steve Bradshaw srbradshaw@dekalbcountyga.gov
Mereda Davis-Johnson mdjohnson@dekalbcountyga.gov
Kathie Gannon kgannon@dekalbcountyga.gov
Larry Johnson larryjohnson@dekalbcountyga.gov
Jeff Radar jrader@dekalbcountyga.gov
Nancy Jester nancy@nancyjester.com




3 thoughts on “Just Say No!

  1. Though I don’t live directly near these place ( the closest may be Redan/ Holcombe) as a citizen of South DeKalb,I feel just as concerned as the citizens living in those areas.

    I’m sick of the liquor stores,fast food restaurants and clubs going up in my area and as well as theirs. It’s like they only think the people want those kind of places in their communities. I bet that those same owners of them would not want these things in theirs neck of the woods.

    I can think of positive things that could help these communities as a whole..that are family/ community oriented but they never ask the people what they want. They just assume that we want to settle for junk.

    I congratulate the people of Hidden Hills and other South DeKalb residents for letting owners know what they want/ don’t want in the communities. They don’t care about us..they only seem to care about the green.

  2. If it is possible, there should be such things as liquor store-beauty shop-tire shop, and gas station zone free territory free zones.

    It’s just ridiculous how business owners like the ones listed on here just come on HH and just basically throw dirt on this community and what I mean by that is that they don’t bring businesses that will not bring any value to the the area. Not only that but often times,they’re unattractive, cluttered and in some cases, like gas stations ..can be environmental hazards. I can guarantee you that when they go to homes,they’re not living like that. What makes them think that the people in HH and the South DeKalb community want this?

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