Monday, January 14, 2013
Another possible deal for the old Blue Rooster Cafe location has emerged.
The owners of a Decatur-area restaurant are strongly considering opening a second location in the building formerly occupied by Blue Rooster Café & Bakery. Patch recently learned from Anthony and Jennifer Tiberia, who run Sprig restaurant on Lavista Road, that the duo is the newest contender in an ongoing quest to fill the vacant spot in Old Town Lilburn. "We definitely want to," said Anthony Tiberia. "We love the space." If the deal goes through, the Tiberias said they could open a Lilburn Sprig in the spring -- at the earliest. -- What are your thoughts of this latest proposal for the former Blue Rooster Cafe? Let us know in the comment section. -- No contract has been signed, and the cost of moving into the vacant Blue Rooster space is …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Lilburn City Council has commissioned a local artist to paint a mural on the Cofer Electric building in Old Town.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The old Blue Rooster Café & Bakery location in Lilburn has been vacant for more than a year and a half. What do you think should go there?
Old Town Lilburn just isn't the same with the closed Blue Rooster Café & Bakery languisihing on Main Street. For a year and a half now, it's sat empty -- a literal shell of what it used to be. Mayor Johnny Crist has said he'd like to see a top-notch restaurant come to the location. It could be a virtual beacon for other changes to come, and make the area a destination, he said. However, there are improvements that would have to be made, he added. Property records show the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) purchased the building for $160,000 in October 2011. That was half the initial $320,000 asking price from the seller, a bank. The DDA had hopes of quickly leasing it to a restaurant operator. There have been interested parties, but, to…
Friday, September 16, 2011
A large Old Town Lilburn sign which hung on Main Street disappeared suddenly in the 1950s without a trace.
While vacationing back in 1991, longtime Gwinnett resident Clyde Fortner and his wife Frannie (now deceased) drove their camper toward the Yukon Territory to the small town of Watson Lake. Watson Lake is a well-known tourist destination that offers a beautiful display of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). While Fortner and his wife were there, a few of the locals suggested that they visit the famous “Signpost Forest” only a few miles away to see if they recognized any places that they had been to. Legend has it that the so called “Signpost Forest” was started in 1942 by a homesick U.S. Army soldier, Pvt. Carl Lindley of Danville, Illinois, who was working with the Army Corp. of Engineers assigned to help build the Alcan Highway, or the…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The property formerly known as the Blue Rooster is currently available for purchase.
If you haven't noticed, the Old Town Lilburn location that once housed the Blue Rooster Cafe is back on the market. So far, there have been plenty of inquiries, but no firm offers, according to the realtor in charge of its listing. "We've had a lot of people interested in the property," said Sam Hale of the Hale Retail Group, "Many of them have expressed that before The Blue Rooster closed it was very lively. Most of the people that I've spoken with were interested in reviving that same feeling." Since the popular restaurant closed shortly after Christmas, residents of Lilburn have mourned its loss. As a popular gathering space for local events, the Blue Rooster had become a central hub for activity in Old Town. Now after six months, …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Guaranteed to tell you something you didn't know yesterday.
Good morning, Lilburn. It's Friday, July 15 and Harry Potter is in town. Here's your daily fix of somewhat useful information. 1. Old Town Happenings: You have to hand it to the small group of dedicated people who are working so hard to put Old Town Lilburn back on people’s minds. If you’ve been reading Lilburn Patch in the past several months, you already know that there’s something going on every weekend on Main Street — music, art, crafts, city-sponsored events and more. If you don’t know much about Old Town, it’s about time you did. This weekend, the weekly Friday (4 p.m.-8 p.m.) Lilburn Farmer’s Market gives you best of local produce and other items. (It’s Arcado Elementary School Night tonight; a chance to support an outstanding …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Dry weather, holiday weekend should bring big crowd to farmer's market, say organizers.
On Independence Day weekend, today's Lilburn Farmers Market has treats to make you star-spangled on the inside. "If you want red, white and blue from the market, we've got watermelon, wonderful blue berries, and this week, even white peaches," patriotically bragged assistant market manager Andrea Brannen. "We have wonderful pastries with all those colors as well, and we have Hawaiian shaved ice with blueberry, cherry and white coconut flavors, too." The white peaches likely will go quickly, considering Brannen said their vendor sold out his 28 cases in a hurry last week. She warned there's always a long line for the blueberry vendor. Fortunately, a truck load of watermelons keeps those plentiful. The Lilburn Woman's Club will be handing …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Happy Tax Day, Australia!
Good morning, Lilburn. Here is your daily dose of what to know for Thursday, June 30.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Local shop to close Saturday after five years in business, but Dunwoody location will remain open.
Known for its one-of-a-kind party favors, baby shower gifts and college memorabilia, The Enchanted Forest had become a necessary stop for visitors to Old Town Lilburn. Now, after five years in business it is closing its doors. “When the Blue Rooster closed, 40 percent of our profits decreased, because we weren’t getting the traffic we needed,” said owner Kay Underwood. Underwood is referring to the closing of the Blue Rooster restaurant just after Christmas. The popular restaurant had become a hub of activity for the area, where members of the community would host everything from simple luncheons to baby showers at the location. The foreclosed Blue Rooster property sits vacant, but there has been interest in it, according to city leaders. …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Old Town happenings, biker poker run and Christian music festival on the calendar.
Old Town Happenings When/Where: Friday-Sunday, Old Town Lilburn. Why Go: Weekly events are making Main Street in Lilburn a destination center on the weekends this summer. Friday’s Lilburn Farmer’s Market runs 4 p.m.-8 p.m. into August with locally-grown produce and other items. The highlight of the weekend at Little Shop of Arts and Antiques is an open mic poetry event with poet Jill Jennings of the Georgia Poetry Society 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Poet Joann Dunn will also read from her book of funny marriage poems. Listen or join in. Also, Lilburn photographer Richard Ferris has an exhibit of his work on display through June. Pricing: Free Bikers for the Masters When/Where: Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Killian Hall, 908 Killian Hill…