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Largest Clay Court Tennis Center in United States Proposed for Roswell

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This item has been removed from the Monday, August 13, 2018 Mayor and Council Agenda. Read Mayor Lori Henry's statement here.
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The largest clay court tennis center in the nation—the Angela Krause Tennis, Pickleball and Fitness Center—may soon be making its home in Roswell, Georgia. The new, 135-court facility would be located on 60 acres of land in Big Creek Park, located off Old Alabama Road, through a partnership with the City of Roswell, which will be voted upon during the city council meeting on Monday, August 13, 2018.

If approved, the $60-70 million project would break ground in 2019, would happen in three phases, and would include more than 80 clay courts when finished, which is more than double the number of clay courts currently available in one location anywhere in the country. The facility would also feature traditional hard courts and grass courts, as well as a tournament-size, 24-court pickleball facility.

 

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Welcome to Roswell – July 2018

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Canton Street Farmers Market

Welcome to Roswell, Canton Street Farmers Market! Located on the corner of Canton Street and Woodstock Road, this new farmers market sources local produce to sell to the community.

For more information, visit facebook.com/Canton-Street-Farmers-Market.

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Deep Roots Wine Market & Tasting Room

Congratulations to Deep Roots Wine Market & Tasting Room! This new addition to Canton Street’s Plum Village Shopping Center exclusively sells California Wines, which are hand selected by the owner, Dana Gurela.

For more information, visit deeprootswine.com.

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Pinnacle Endodontics

Welcome to Roswell, Pinnacle Endodontics! Located off Crabapple Road, Dr. Howard and Dr. Camba and their team specialize in providing premium care for patients in need of alleviating endodontic disease.

For more information, visit pinnacleendo.com.

Summer Sippin’ 2018 Winners

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Summer Sippin' 2018 WinnersThe long-awaited Summer Sippin’ winners for 2018 have finally been decided—The Whiskey Project’s “Rye Tai” in the alcoholic category and Sublime Tree’s “Tropical Blast” in the non-alcoholic category.

During the event, which ran from June 1 through July 31, the 40 participating restaurants all featured a unique summer-inspired specialty drink not already featured on their menus. Patrons then rated each sip they tried on the Summer Sippin’ event app, which was available for free on both iPhone and Android, and those ratings were used to determine the “Best Sips in Roswell” for the year.

“Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Summer Sippin’ competition,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “While only two restaurants could take home the official “Best Sip in Roswell” title, we are proud of all the local restaurants that showcased their creativity through this event—their innovation is what continues to make Roswell a top tier destination to drink, dine and socialize.”  

Below are the top winners in each category:  

Top alcoholic drinks:

  1. Rye Tai The Whiskey Project – Best Alcoholic Sip in Roswell 2018
  2. Life’s A Peach – The Mill Kitchen & Bar
  3. Wappy Sprayberry – 1920 Tavern
  4. La Costa – Taqueria Tsunami
  5. Krouching Tiger – Monkey 68

Top non-alcoholic drinks:

  1. Tropical Blast Sublime Tree – Best Non-Alcoholic Sip in Roswell 2018
  2. Lavender Chill – Crazy Love Coffee House
  3. S’mores Shake – Sugar Shack in the Back

More than 1,100 sips were rated during the competition, which is a 32% increase from last year’s event.

A full list of this year’s participating restaurants can be found on summersippin.com.

Summer Sippin’ Roswell is sponsored by Gas South.

Board of Directors Announces Name Change

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A new name has been announced for the governing organization and board of directors that oversees both Roswell’s tourism program, Visit Roswell, and Roswell’s economic development program, Roswell Inc. The new name—Roswell Economic Development and Tourism, Inc.—was announced at the organization’s board meeting on July 18, 2018, and replaces the previous name, Historic Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, effective immediately.

The organization will continue to operate the public presence of both the tourism and economic development programs under their respective brand names, Visit Roswell and Roswell Inc.

“Changing our name allows our organization to better and more fully reflect our scope of work while also making our mission clearer to those with whom we do business,” said Ken Davis, board of directors president for Roswell Economic Development and Tourism, Inc.

During the same meeting, the board of directors voted to update the organization’s by-laws, which will allow the creation of two new advisory committees—one for tourism and one for economic development. These committees will allow board members with interest in either or both areas to specifically support tourism or economic development initiatives.

The board also voted on new members and renewed several current members. All board members serve three-year terms. The list of 2018-2019 board members is included below; new board members are indicated with an asterisk (*):

  • Don Howard, Former Chairman and Regional CEO of Synovus—Chairman
  • Ken Davis, Renasant Bank—President
  • Lonnie Mimms, Mimms Enterprises —Vice President
  • Jeff Petrea, Georgia Power—Vice President
  • Bill Hardman, Southeast Tourism Society—Vice President
  • Nancy Tolbert-Yilmaz, Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance—Treasurer
  • Zach Henderson, A.I.A., Inc.—Honorary Chairman Emeritus
  • Anita Farley, Georgia Ensemble Theatre*
  • Alex Kaufman, Kaufman & Forman, P.C.
  • Alex Paulson, Randall-Paulson Architects
  • Branch Sinkule, Kimberly-Clark*
  • Brendan Walsh, Lehigh Homes & Development
  • Chris Nelson, Chattahoochee Nature Center
  • Christina DeVictor, Roswell Collective
  • Dave Schmit, Schmit + Associates
  • Kevin Bryant, Canton Place Development*
  • Kevin Head, Roswell First Baptist Church*
  • John Davidson, GM Innovation Center*
  • Jon-Paul Croom, WellStar North Fulton Hospital*
  • Juliette Johnson, Roswell Historical Society
  • Mark Goodman, Gas South
  • Michael Curling, New Kent Capital
  • Mike Hampton, Choate Construction
  • Pat Rains, Gate City Brewing*
  • Ron Buckley, Brixmor Property Group*
  • Ryan Pernice, RO Hospitality
  • Sunny Bailey, Naylor Hall*

“We have enjoyed a strong partnership with the City of Roswell since 1991 and are excited about the ways in which these changes will allow us to continue to grow and expand our work in the coming years,” said Davis.  

Retail Study Key Findings

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In October of 2017, Roswell Inc announced the launch of a three-year
retail study, in partnership with Georgia Power. The study, conducted by leading retail consulting group NextSite, will provide ongoing research and data on Roswell’s six main corridors identified as the largest retail shopping areas in the city.

On July 9, Roswell Inc and NextSite presented during Mayor and Council’s work session to provide the initial key findings from the study’s research, which included baseline data about retail shopping patterns in each corridor.

To listen and view the presentation, the City of Roswell has audio available and the presentation slides can be downloaded here.

Welcome to Roswell – June 2018

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Solutions Pest & Lawn

Welcome to Roswell, Solutions Pest & Lawn! Located off Atlanta Street, Solutions Pest & Lawn offers pest control solutions and equipment to care for your lawn.

For more information, visit solutionsstores.com.

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Tripwire Interactive

Congratulations on your expansion and new location, Tripwire Interactive! Located off Woodstock Road, this award-winning video game production company brings creative gaming options to life.  

For more information, visit tripwireinteractive.com.

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American Pasta Factory

Congratulations to American Pasta Factory on the opening of its fast-casual Italian restaurant! Located on Alpharetta Street, American Pasta Factory has a robust menu of delicious meals and is a perfect place to dine with your friends and family.

For more information, visit facebook.com/americanpastafactory.

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The Swing Factory

Welcome to Roswell, The Swing Factory Golf Studio! Located off Holcomb Bridge Road, this studio helps teach the perfect swing. The Swing Factory’s talented team of golf enthusiasts teach classes for adults, women, and children at beginner, intermediate, and professional levels.

For more information, visit swingfactory.com.

North Fulton Community Charities Groundbreaking in Roswell, GA

North Fulton Community Charities

Congratulations to North Fulton Community Charities on the ground breaking of its new facility! The new building, located off Elkin Road, will house Client Services, Education/Enrichment Programs and North Fulton Community Charities’ executive and development offices.

For more information, visit nfcchelp.org.

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MooveGuru

Welcome to Roswell, MooveGuru! Located off Alpharetta Highway, MooveGuru provides your movers with discounts from move-related retailers and service providers.

For more information, visit mooveguru.com.

Staff Zone Expands Corporate Office in Roswell’s Opportunity Zone

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Staff Zone Roswell RelocationStaff Zone, a staffing company that specializes in providing temporary labor for the commercial construction industry, has relocated and expanded its corporate office to 863 Holcomb Bridge Road.

Located within the city’s Opportunity Zone, the 11,000-square-foot building will allow for Staff Zone to grow its operations over the coming years by creating office space with the capacity to house up to 10 additional employees.

Staff Zone will renovate the building, including a complete refresh of the exterior along with an interior buildout, which will feature a large training/meeting room and a mock branch for training purposes. The second floor will include private offices and a common work area.

“Staff Zone’s decision to expand its corporate office in Roswell by investing and redeveloping a property is a big win for local retention efforts,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “The larger space will allow the company to add employees and grow over the next decade, and we were honored to work with their team on this exciting project.”

“We are very excited to relocate and create a presence in the Roswell community, while updating and renovating a very prominent building on Holcomb Bridge Road,” said Sherri Harris, co-owner of Staff Zone. “Our team is excited to work with A Classical Studio and CRLG Holdings. Both have made our vision become an eventual reality, and Roswell Inc has been an integral part of helping us make this happen.”

Staff Zone has 31 locations in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas and Colorado, more than 200 employees companywide, and provided jobs for more than 22,000 temporary workers in 2017.  

Staff Zone is working with Joshua Roland and David Grace of A Classical Studio, and Laura Green Rothermel and Chris Rothermel of CRLG Holdings to complete renovations, both of which are located in Roswell.

For more information about Staff Zone, visit thestaffzone.com.

What’s Happening in the Roswell Corners Shopping Center?

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Curious about the construction happening in the Target shopping center parking lot off Highway 92? Weingarten Realty, the property owner, has started building a 9,000-square-foot outparcel development for additional retail options. Construction is scheduled to be finished by the fourth quarter of this year.

Currently, three business have leased space in the new building—Deka Lash, 1,000 Degree Pizza, and Five Guys.  

Deka Lash, an eyelash extension studio, will occupy 1,213 square feet, and 1,000 Degree Pizza, and authentic Neapolitan pizzeria, will occupy 1,800 square feet—both are projected to open in the fourth quarter of this year. Five Guys, a fast casual burger restaurant, has leased 2,400 square feet and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2019. Approximately 4,000 square feet of retail space is still available for lease.  

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