DeKalb city to end moratorium on smoke, vape shops

ExploreAvondale Estates poised to continue moratorium on smoke, vape shops On Wednesday, the City Commission

ExploreAvondale Estates poised to continue moratorium on smoke, vape shops

On Wednesday, the City Commission unanimously approved a full rewrite of the city’s zoning code, an effort that had been in the works since 2017. In the new code, vape and smoke shops won’t be allowed within 500 feet of another similar business. They also can’t be within 300 feet of several other locations, such as schools, places of worship or gathering areas for children.

The commission does not plan to renew the moratorium, which is set to expire at the end of July, Bryant said. He added that smoke and vape shops were the only business type the commission thought was saturated in Avondale Estates.

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Posted by Flavors Magazine on Sunday, July 18, 2021

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It would have been hosted by the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights and was co-sponsored by the city.","_id":"N62AG6EFNZCAHIETJ6ROEMKADU","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"O7LHNXYQJBF3VPQOJLQN3KS44U","type":"interstitial_link","content":"Juneteenth 2021: Some metro cities leave behind racist past to mark the holiday for first time","url":"https://www.ajc.com/neighborhoods/cobb/juneteenth-2021-some-metro-cities-leave-behind-racist-past-to-mark-the-holiday-for-first-time/2VXX757IHZGAXORHVTTNIEMDYE/","_id":"DZWCRFL2MRFIFMYZPLMGL3YBEA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1626788388995,"type":"text","content":"Juneteenth 2021 also marked the one-year anniversary of the removal of the Confederate monument on the Decatur square. The 30-foot Confederate obelisk was removed on the night of June 18, 2020 in the middle of widespread protests against racism and police brutality. 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