Coalition offers deal on radar speed signs

The Buckhead Coalition, in partnership with All Traffic Solutions, is offering 75 percent grants to each of the 40 neighborhood associations in Buckhead to help them buy radar speed signs.

The signs flash the speed of oncoming vehicles, so drivers see when they are exceeding the posted speed limit.

The city of Atlanta has a program to place similar units near public schools.

If all of the neighborhoods accept the offer, the Buckhead Coalition’s cost will exceed $94,000.

Coalition President Sam Massell said, “We think this is a positive way to make our neighborhoods safer and improve overall quality of life, our major mission as a nonprofit civic organization.”

The 100 coalition members are mainly the principals of businesses with substantial interests in Buckhead.

Cook’s Warehouse is moving main store

The Cook’s Warehouse main store will move this fall to Ansley Mall, just south of Buckhead at Piedmont Road and Monroe Drive.

The Atlanta-based retailer will convert a 6,500-square-foot space formerly occupied by Piccadilly Cafeteria.

It will include a cooking school facility able to accommodate more than double as many participants as the retailer’s previous space on Amsterdam Avenue.

The Cook’s Warehouse also has stores in Midtown, Decatur and Brookhaven.

It sells gourmet cookware and professional-grade appliances and runs the largest avocational cooking school in the Southeast.

“I opened my first cookware store on Amsterdam Avenue in March 1995,” said Mary S. Moore, owner and founder.

“We’ve grown from two employees to 48 associates in three locations,” she added. “My original store and cooking school has outgrown its space.”