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Brixmor Ribbon Cutting Celebration

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Earlier in 2018, we announced that Brixmor Property Group, one of country’s largest commercial retail leasing providers, relocated its regional office from Alpharetta to Roswell, bringing 50 jobs to the city.

Brixmor owns the retail center Holcomb Bridge Crossing. The company rightsized the center’s anchor, PGA TOUR Superstore, and converted 12,000 square feet of the property into office space for Brixmor’s new regional office.

In September, we celebrated Brixmor’s new space with a ribbon cutting. We’re excited to welcome Brixmor as a new corporate citizen and are honored to have been part of helping them andPGA TOUR Superstore collaborate to repurpose and utilize the big box retail space.

Gypsy Rose Music Coming to Roswell

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A new music venue, Gypsy Rose Music, will soon be coming to Roswell’s historic district. Located at 964 Alpharetta Street, in the building previously occupied by Classy Clutter, the eclectic music hall will host a variety of curated, original, live music and private events.

Founder and local resident, Brittany Crooms, is opening the music hall out of a passion for merging music, entertainment, and community. After relocating to Roswell almost a year ago, Brittany felt inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and drive that Roswell business owners are known for, and through that, the idea for Gypsy Rose was conceived.

“As a community loving resident and passionate music lover, I began to crave somewhere where these two things collide,” said Brittany Crooms. “The more I talked to people, the more others seemed to want somewhere devoted to original live music with a vision similar to mine.”

“Roswell is regionally known for our strong hospitality industry, and with the recent growth of this sector, there’s been a growing need for live entertainment and event spaces,” said Steve Stroud executive director of Roswell Inc. “Gypsy Rose is satisfying two major markets while bringing a new dynamic to our popular Historic District.”

Gypsy Rose plans to be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, host food trucks, and serve a selection of local and craft beers and cocktails to venue patrons. In addition to hosting music, Gypsy Rose plans to have live band karaoke and themed parties for patrons.

Crooms will serve as Gypsy Rose’s venue manager. She has secured a sales and marketing director, booking agent/sound engineer, beverage manager, and plans to hire seven to eight bartenders and four cocktail servers.

For more information about Gypsy Rose, visit gypsyrosemusic.com.

North Fulton Chamber Honors Four Roswell Professionals

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Roswell’s home to a multitude of talented professionals, and we are proud to share that, in August, four local businesses leaders were recognized at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Awards Breakfast. Each awarded individual was nominated and chosen through a selection process by the GNFCC selection committee.

Award Winners:

Congratulations to all the award recipients! We’re glad you continue to work and pursue careers in Roswell.

For more information about GNFCC, visit gnfcc.com.

New Renderings of Downtown Boutique Hotel

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Canton Place Development has released new conceptual renderings and information about the boutique hotel and mixed-use development coming to Roswell’s historic district. The $88.2 million investment is projected to be completed in 2020 and will include a 125-room hotel, retail, urban market, restaurants, event space, and office space.

Located within the boundaries of Magnolia Street, Mimosa Boulevard and Webb Street, the new development is being created with a vision to enhance the walkability and connectivity of Roswell’s well-known downtown district. Plans include multiple structured entry points for the retail, restaurant, hotel and garden spaces, helping with easy access for foot traffic to ensure the safety and aesthetic flow of the development.

Groundbreaking for the project is scheduled for October.  For more information, click here.

Roswell Trolley Launches Tracking App in Partnership with GPS Trackit

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In August, the Roswell Trolley unveiled a new app that allows trolley users to track both trolleys and their scheduled routes. Available in both the App Store and Google Play, now you can live track, monitor routes, and find trolley stops.

The app launched in partnership with a local Roswell business, GPS Trackit, which is a software product development company specializing in custom fleet management solutions that located its national headquarters in Roswell earlier this year. The Roswell Trolley connected with GPS Trackit after reading our news about the company locating in Roswell, and our team is excited both parties were able to collaborate on this exciting project.

The trolleys have been running since early April and allow both residents and visitors to ride to and from stops throughout Roswell at no cost. Both trolleys service the community Friday through Sunday from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. in partnership with Carl Black and Gate City Brewing Company.

For more information about the Roswell Trolley, visit roswelltrolley.org, and to read more about GPS Trackit, visit GPSTrackit.com.

       

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.

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