May 14 – A Cajun seafood restaurant arrives in Decatur, a new hospice care business has opened, and a restaurant, credit union, and pet store move to new locations in the city.
Spokesman Dan Ellington said on Thursday the Red Pier Seafood Restaurant is moving to the former Sam’s Sports Grill at 1208 Beltline Road SW
The Memphis-based chain is a family of 25 restaurants that also includes Red Hook Cajun Seafood establishments. Ellington said a timeline for the opening has not been set.
Sam closed in February, when the Nashville-based company announced it was pulling out of Decatur due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lee Barran co-owns the Plum Tree Shopping Center and the new Red Pier location. He said the former Aldi was closing at its hub in June as it prepared to open its new store on the west side of Beltline Road.
“I won’t start looking for a replacement until Aldi leaves,” Barran said.
Crystal Brown, vice president of commercial and residential development at the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, said Petco was moving south on Beltline Road for a larger location.
The pet store is moving from Decatur Commons, the mall anchored by Publix, to the former Hancock Fabrics store in the Decatur Shopping Plaza, anchored in Kroger, she said.
âA new prototype for Petco is the addition of a veterinary clinic,â Brown said. “Their goal is the health and well-being of pets.”
Developer Jeff Parker said the new Apple Lane Farms location is scheduled to open in about three weeks as part of its business development in the 700 block of Beltline Road, which also includes Cheeseburger Bobby’s and Alphonso’s.
The former Decatur restaurant in Apple Lane, Alabama 20, Limestone County, was demolished in March after the city used its eminent domain powers to secure ownership of a planned $ 18million overpass of dollars.
AseraCare Hospice-Decatur recently opened in the Parker Beltline Road business development. The company, which is part of the Amedisys group, was established in 1994.
Services provided to AseraCare include home helpers; advice; medical, social and supply services; medical and nursing services; occupational therapy and physiotherapy; acute hospital care and speech therapy.
Tom Polk, of the city’s construction department, said the Family Security Credit Union had received a demolition permit to remove an old medical office on the northeast corner of Beltline Road and Carridale Street next to Parkway Medical Center , where he will build a new branch. .
Cole Sharp, vice president of loans and operations for Family Security, said the company plans to open a branch in the new location at 1852 Beltline Road SW, and use both its current branch behind Decatur Mall and the recently purchased building next door as administrative offices.
âAll members will be referred to the new branch (once it is completed),â said Sharp.
Sharp said he did not know when the new branch is expected to open.
The Planning Commission approved consolidation of two property plots in March, but Sharp said site plans for the new building are not ready for presentation.
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