What's New in Piedmont Heights

Upcoming Events

Tues., Jan. 31 – Ponce Library Puzzle Competition! More info

Tues., Feb. 7 – PiHi Monthly Neighborhood Meeting (Virtual). RSVP

Sun., Feb. 12 – Second Sundays Happy Hour. RSVP

Wed., Feb. 15 – NPU-F Monthly Meeting. RSVP

Tues., Feb. 28 – ATL Zoning 2.0 Workshop. More info.

More Ongoing Events in Piedmont Heights – Trivia, karaoke, live music, comedy shows, and more!

Miss last week's newsletter? Check it out online!

More Email Newsletters:

City Council District 6 from Councilmember Alex Wan

Mayor Andre Dickens

GA Representative Stacey Evans

At the Buttery ATL, part of Chef Linton Hopkins' culinary empire, you'll find so much to love!

Nightly hot dinners to-go
Award-winning pastries
Fantastic coffee
Freshly baked bread
Delightful pantry staples
And more!

Updates from Councilmember Wan

Thanks to Councilmember Wan, who joined our monthly PiHi meeting earlier this month. A few updates from Alex:

  • He's received his committee assignments.
  • Monroe Complete Streets – originally was going to happen in 3 phases but now will take place in 1 phase so that it's a more efficient process with the contractor
  • Cheshire Bridge - still on track to finish early spring; utility relocation still underway before work can be completed on the other two lanes
  • Big effort to retail APD officers, investing in License Plate Reader (LPR) cameras.
  • Alcohol code reform underway with recommendations to be made to City Council in the first quarter this year. 
  • Read his latest newsletter here!

ATL Zoning 2.0 Updates

If you missed their last workshop on January 17, you can view the workshop materials online. Just scroll down past the upcoming meetings and look for Focused Workshop #2 from Jan. 17.

Next up: Tuesday, February 28 at the Buckhead Library and Virtually. 

FINAL DAYS for 2023 PHCA Sponsorships!

We're thrilled to welcome back almost all of our 2022 sponsors for another year – plus FIVE new sponsors: 

Details about the sponsorship perks: Download the PDF.

If you can help secure a new sponsor, contact Meg Anderson (Flagler) at communications@piedmontheights.org.

So Much at Sweetwater Taproom!

Just around the corner from Piedmont Heights in the Armour-Ottley Area!

TONIGHT, Thursday, Jan. 19 – Comedy Show. Get ready to laugh! Free but RSVP required and includes a free pint!

Tuesdays (seasonally) – Cornhole League

Wednesdays – Trivia Night 7-9pm

Sundays – Live Music 2-5pm

APS New At-Large Rep

With Jason Esteves in the Georgia Senate now, his at-large seat with APS is now with Jessica Johnson. Read more about Jessica Johnson on RoughDraft Atlanta!

Michelle Olympiadis remains our District 3 representative.

New Principal for Howard MS

Ms. Tekeshia Hollis is now the principal at Howard Middle School as of January 17.

Ms. Hollis brings over 18 years of experience as an educator with seven years in the Midtown Cluster. She has served in various roles throughout her tenure, including teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and interim principal. She is a dedicated leader who is focused on maximizing the potential of all students and educators. As a teacher and a leader, she firmly believes high expectations, coupled with effective and quality instruction, will change students' lives.

APS will be scheduling meetings for the greater community to meet Ms. Hollis in January 2023.

Jean Johnson Award Recipients

If you never met Jean Johnson (pictured below left), she was an amazing PiHi resident who served on the PHCA Board for 35 years. The award named in her honor began in 2013 to recognize exemplary service to Piedmont Heights.

This year, we are proud to present TWO recipients:

  • Bill Compton, PHCA President
  • Sachi Takahara of Nakato Japanese Restaurant, PiHi Alliance Secretary and longtime neighborhood supporter
Congratulations, Bill and Sachi! And THANK YOU!

Jean Johnson, formerly of Rock Springs Rd.

PHCA President Bill Compton, Rock Springs Rd.

Sachi Takahara on the left, Hiroe Nakato (Sachi's mother) in the middle, and Mayor Dickens on the right

Why Wait for Spring Cleaning?

Start the year off right with a clean house, thanks to the professionally trained cleaners at Ansley Home Cleaning. Their cleaners are background checked, bonded, and insured, and they use Mrs. Meyers Clean Day products.

National Bagel Day

National Bagel Day was January 15, but you can always get an amazing bagel at Brooklyn Bagel in Ansley Mall. 

AND – Years before Brooklyn Bagel, PiHi was home to the beloved Royal Bagel, owned and operated by Michael, Kenny (pictured left) and Rose Yoss for more than 20 years! Learn more about the storied history of Royal Bagel on the PHCA website (and a huge Thank You to Michael Yoss for sharing his family's photos and business history with us!).

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Starting January 20, Everyday in Between begins, featuring artists Beth Lilly, Robert Hightower, Wendell George Brown, Amanda Joy Brown, and Shelby Little. Opening reception is Friday, Jan. 20, 6-8 pm. & Saturday, Jan. 21, noon-4 pm.

Atlanta Public Art Survey

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking feedback on the upcoming Atlanta Moving Forward Bond 2.0 Public Art Program. These funds are expected to be used for the commission of new public artworks in all 12 council districts.

Please answer this short survey to guide the selection of locations, art mediums, and possible subject matters. 

Please complete the survey by Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

PiHi in the News

Ongoing Updates: 

GDOT Roundabout  |  Cheshire Bridge 

More from Our Sponsors!

MT Black Photography: Give Meredith a call for your photography needs – headshots, portraits, weddings, special events, and more!

North Georgia Replacement Windows: Start the Year Off with a Bang! 23% off PLUS no monthly interest if paid in full within 24 months!

ASW Distillery: Jan. 20 is Friday Night Flights. And every Friday from 3-5pm is 15% happy hour specials at their location on Armour Drive!

VaHi Books: Jan. 24 & 31: VaHiKids Story Time, 10:30am. Feb. 15 & 19: Book Club events.

Sweetwater Brewery and Smith's Olde Bar: Check out the weekly events from Sweetwater! Plus Smith's Olde Bar's musical lineup and their weekly ongoing events like comedy, karaoke, trivia, and more. 

And more!

Capella Cheese: Several upcoming events - Cheese Board Demo and Truffle Cheeses.

Spring Parent Social-Casino Night and Raffle benefiting Morningside Elementary PTA: Save the date for Saturday, March 11! Do you work in or know someone in the entertainment, sports, food or travel industry? If you have an experience or item you'd like to offer as a donation for the raffle, please contact PiHi's Stuart Lake or Lori Brown. And, cash donations are always welcome.

Food Truck Tuesdays every week (weather permitting) at Armour Yards. See the schedule of food vendors.

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