Versus is EACA's July 2017 Business Partner of the Month!
Introducing EACA's July 2017 Business Partner of the Month
It’s easy to overlook special treasures in plain site. When you're headed north on Flat Shoals Ave. viewing all the eclectic businesses of East Atlanta Village, visit Versus ATL, EACA’s Featured Business of the Month for July. Located at 493 Flat Shoals Ave, Versus ATL is a combination of vintage memorabilia, streetwear, featuring a unique mix of classic with sprinkles of an urban feel, with an added little splash of suburbia chill. There’s hip hop regalia, vintage toys and memorabilia, contemporary art and clothing. Visiting Versus ATL is an East Atlanta Village experience you shouldn't ignore. My first visit I found myself having throwback feelings from my childhood; waking up Saturday morning to a box of Wheaties cereal with Michael Jordan on the box - which is sold there.
Versus ATL was started by Leo Roberts, Danny Perez, and John Humbles. It has been in East Atlanta Village for over 2 years. These 3 entrepreneurs, ranging from 23 to 28 years chose East Atlanta Village because of the look and feel, the foot traffic, community activities and an untapped market for their niche.
Along with managing the EAV location, you’ll find them at national trade shows, conventions or producing a creative pop up store. These entrepreneurs are pretty busy to say the least. Which isn't a bad look for such young entrepreneurs looking to corner “buy, trade and sale” market.
Enjoy sports? Versus ATL offers sports novelty memorabilia that ranges from the collection of vintage sports cards, equipment, to life size posters of hall of famers like Larry Bird, to a bobblehead doll of Hulk Hogan and his 21 inch pythons. Ohhhhh yeahhhh. It’s a sports collector’s sugar overload!
Want a piece of Atlanta history? Make an offer on actual seats from 1996 Summer Olympics, Olympic Pins, Banners or the classic framed Olympic Bomber Jacket.
Want to spend a nice evening at home and need entertainment? Take a trip down Memory Lane with a VHS tape of one of your favorite 80’s or 90’s classic movie. Or get your groove on with and The King of Pop on cassette.
Going out for a night of fun? Get your wear from where some of the the national Hip Hop and contemporary artists get their clothing for their movies, videos and everyday “chic”.
It's just a matter of time before customers are lining the front of Versus ATL awaiting the chance to get the newest oldie but goodie items for sale. The next time you're strolling the Village, stop by Versus. Give yourself plenty time to enjoy. Bring the family as you take a trip down memory lane check out Versus ATL. Slip in a little history lesson then treat you and the family to some unique pieces of contemporary history. Due to the “buy, sale, trade” component the inventory is constantly changing.
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Show your support for the East Atlanta Community by becoming a 2019 EACA Member. The $10 yearly household membership fee goes right back to the community, funding advocacy for land use, education, and public safety policies important to East Atlanta residents. In addition, you can take advantage of membership perks offered by neighborhood businesses and vote on important issues at monthly EACA Meetings. Memberships can be processed online or in person at monthly EACA Meetings.
As EACA’s Neighbor in Need (NIN) program continues to grow, so does the need for new volunteers to assist with the program initiatives. If you are passionate about helping others and giving back to the community, you may be interested in NIN’s new volunteer roles in the areas of Corporate Responsibility, Marketing and Communications, and Safety. Want to learn more about the NIN mission and how you can help, let’s talk!
You are invited to attend EACA’s February meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at 7pm. During the meeting attendees can hear updates from EACA committees, meet the new Zone 6 APD Assistant Commander, hear about the latest development projects, details on neighborhood events, and members will vote on land use, zoning, and alcohol license applications.
Are you a business owner in East Atlanta? A team is working to re-establish East Atlanta’s Business Association (EABA), and all community business owners (home based or brick-and-mortar) are invited to participate in an upcoming development meeting on February 28.
Neighbor in Need is partnering with ASW Distillery for our first Whiskey Giveback event hosted on April 18th where a percentage of all alcohol and ASW product sales will be donated to Neighbor in Need East Atlanta! Get into the "spirit" of charity and sample some fine Atlanta whiskeys at ASW Distillery while supporting long-term, low-income neighbors in EAV.
Want to learn more about city zoning and variance applications pending in East Atlanta? View applications on the NPU google drive and and make your voice heard at an upcoming EACA or NPU-W meeting.
Join EACA Parks and Greenspace Committee on Saturday, February 2nd, as we continue our partnership with Trees Atlanta's 2019 Greenspace Guardians to rescue Brownwood Park's forest form the grip of non-native invasive weeds and restore native shrubs and wildflowers.
Do you have an idea for a community event or an idea on how residents could connect more thoughtfully? Join EACA Community Outreach Chair, Brenda Holley for a virtual meeting on January 29th to share your ideas and connect with others on the topic.
Natalyn Archibong, district 5 Council Member recaps the accomplishments from 2018 in her newsletter.
Only one week left to complete the grant application process before January 31, 2019. The East Atlanta Strut will award 20 - $1000 grants this year. Do you know of an organization that could benefit or put these funds to good use?
If you are a business owner in East Atlanta, home-based or otherwise, please complete a quick survey or email EACA’s Economic Development Committee chair Nate Minor.
Join the Friends of East Atlanta Library and your Southeast Atlanta neighbors for afternoons with local authors! Our next event will be held on Saturday, February 9, from 3:30-5PM in the Fellowship Hall of Ormewood Church. Coffee and light snacks will be served.
APS Pre-K Lottery Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is open through February 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. The lottery drawing will be held on February 21, 2019. Learn more about the lottery process and register for the lottery.
Show your commitment to the East Atlanta community, stay informed with neighborhood news, vote on issues concerning the neighborhood and get discounts and special offers from neighborhood businesses. Simply join or renew your EACA membership for the 2019 for $10.
For the second year, East Atlanta has a menorah in addition to our Christmas tree. The menorah is located at the planter at the intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood, near the tree. If you’d like to volunteer in the nightly lighting please see the signup form at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4DA5A728A13-menorah
Neighbor in Need of East Atlanta helps low income seniors in the community with emergency home repairs. This holiday season, we are bring back our 2nd Annual “Neighbor in Need, Santa for Seniors.”
April Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday April 10. All are invited to attend. Hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
March Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday March 13. All community members are invited to attend to hear committee updates and hear from special speakers.
February Community EACA meeting taking place on Tuesday February 13. All are invited to attend. Hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
January Community EACA meeting to hear committee updates, review land use and zoning applications and hear from special speakers.
November community meeting agenda: special guest Parish Underwood, Director of the YMCA, updates about Santafest, big news from the Transportation committee, several land use and zoning items including 770 Shadowridge (aka "Ormewood Forest"), and more!
Overview of November LUZ meeting and summary of items up for review at EACA's November community meeting.
They started out our business by delivering fruit salads. Get Fruity has been around for 19 years as a hustle in college. For five months, their business has been in East Atlanta.