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Dish, Dirt and Drivel - Indie and Indy

Bar Talk: It looks like East Atlanta scenesters might finally have another watering hole to booze it up in. For months, the group behind the Graveyard Tavern has been working to open the bar in the space that formerly housed the Cycle City Graveyard bike shop, on the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Joseph Street. The owners say they hope the renovated 1940s building "will look like we've been there for 50 years on the day we open." The Graveyard Tavern is expected to open this fall. ... Ever-growing Castleberry Hill might also be getting another bar - the neighborhood's second. Dish hears that Karen Smiley, owner of the popular bar/pizzeria Slice on Peters Street, is to planning to open Smiley's on the same street.

Merge Talk: Dish reported several weeks ago there were credible rumors that Little Five Points' Criminal Records and the equally indie Aurora Coffeehouse might be merging under one roof. Though we got no comment from either camp, Dish hears that Aurora employees were told last week to expect changes to the business in coming months. Our city recently has seen many independent businesses close due in large part to the ever-expanding reach of corporate chains. Let's hope these two favorites keep on rocking for a long time.

Movie Talk: Another movie crew has rolled into town and is currently shooting in Midtown around Sixth Street. The independent film Crystal River set up shop about a week ago. The film stars Sean Patrick Flannery, best known for his role as the young Indy in the TV series "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones." I seem to remember he was pretty smokin', so if you happen to be in the neighborhood ... .

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