Marcia Lopez-Watson, founder and CEO of the popular Phoebe's Boutique , is retiring and selling her shop located outside the Mall at Stonecrest.
Ms. Lopez-Watson created the fashion boutique in 1985 on Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur, and after 18 years, moved to the Stonecrest area in Lithonia.
After 29 years of dressing women, not only in the metro Atlanta area, but from coast to coast, Ms. Lopez-Watson, fondly known as “Phoebe,” will move to Pensacola, Florida on the Emerald Coast in June.
During her tenure in the metro Atlanta area, Phoebe was involved in an array of activities. From community-based organizations, fundraising events, church and social programs, she has left an indelible mark.
Phoebe's panache for fashion is second to none. She artfully designed her store with sophisticated clothing that excited her customers.
Phoebe's passion for quality education, particularly for African American children, is exemplified by the success of her son, Tres', who received his B.S. from the University of Virginia, and his MBA from Harvard University. Her daughter, Mia, recently received her degree in journalism from the University of Florida and is now an associate manager at Michael Kors.
Phoebe's hope is that...
Open house set for proposed East Metro DeKalb CID
Southeast DeKalb commercial and industrial property owners are invited to attend an open house to learn more about the proposed East Metro DeKalb Community Improvement District (CID).
The open house will be held Tuesday, March 11, 8 a.m. to noon, at Sanford Realty Company, 4183 Snapfinger Woods Drive, Decatur.
The self-taxing district is being proposed to protect existing assets, attract economic development opportunities and create a more vibrant business community. The funds generated from the CID will be earmarked for major improvement projects such as infrastructure, transportation, public safety and beautification.
“The momentum is building among property owners in the proposed boundary,” said Michael Hightower, managing partner with The Collaborative Firm, the consultants working on the formation of the CID. “They are excited about the formation of the proposed community improvement district, and the opportunity to provide input on how the funds generated from the CID will be utilized.”
The proposed district's boundaries include the I-20 corridor comprised of Stonecrest, Panola Road, Wesley Chapel Road, Candler Road, Memorial Drive, Flat Shoals Parkway, Gresham Road, Covington Highway, Turner Hill Road and Evans Mill Road.