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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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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.

Retail Study Key Findings

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View Retail Study Findings Presentation
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.

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.  

GPS Trackit Brings 40 Jobs and Headquarters to Roswell

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GPS Trackit Headquarters in Roswell, GAGPS Trackit, a software product development company specializing in custom fleet management solutions for small businesses, enterprises, and governments, is opening its national headquarters in Roswell, Georgia—bringing with it 40 new jobs to the city.

Located on the 3rd floor of Roswell Summit’s 200 building along Holcomb Bridge Road, the company will be occupying 6,500 square feet of space starting in May of 2018.

“GPS Trackit’s decision to locate in Roswell is a significant win for our city,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “Both the technology and logistics industries have a strong presence in this area, and GPS Trackit will be an excellent addition to this growing community of businesses.”

“GPS Trackit is excited to establish our corporate headquarters in Roswell,” said Keith Schneider, chief executive officer of GPS Trackit. “Having lived and worked in the area for seven years, I know the robust market in Roswell and the Metro Atlanta area, and the deep pool of talent available will support the growth we expect to achieve at GPS Trackit.”

For more information about GPS Trackit, visit gpstrackit.com.

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