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Summer Sippin’ 2016

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20 Seasonally Inspired Cocktails! Only 1 can be names “Best Sip of Roswell” 2016!

Visit www.summersippin.com for all the details and to rate your summer sip!


Lucky’s Burger & Brew – End of Summer BASH

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Join us for Lucky’s Roswell 6th anniversary celebration with an End of Summer BASH on Saturday, August 27.
It’s a fun-filled family event and fundraiser, plus official grand opening of Lucky’s Backyard Green Space.

WHAT:  This FUNdraising event celebrates Lucky’s six years in Roswell to benefit Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness and Angels Among Us Pet Rescue


WHEN:  Saturday, August 27, 2016


4pm:  Annual High school Football Team Grim Reaper 8lb. Burger Challenge!
Local High School football teams of three players each CHOW-DOWN 8 lb. BURGER BEHEMOTH to beat the clock and earn the title of GRIM REAPER CHAMPION 2016!
Winning team will receive $500 donation from Lucky’s to school’s Football program


5pm- 6pm:
OFFICIAL OPENING and RIBBON CUTTING with Roswell City officials of ‘Lucky’s Backyard’ green space
SPECIAL DOG PERFORMANCE by Guest Dog Trainer, Becca Hancock, with her World Finalist Disc Dogs
LIVE MUSIC on the Pavilion by local favorite, The Seven Sons


7pm: 2nd CUTEST DOG CONTEST with Lucky himself as 1st Place winner!
Event Sponsors include Chattahoochee Animal Clinic of Roswell, PuppyHaven of Roswell and City Dog Market
More info:


Lisa Weltsch, Lucky’s Marketing  404-271-6026
Ted Lescher, GM Lucky’s Burger and Brew 770-518-5695


Metro Diner Pre-Opening Charity Event

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ALL Proceeds Benefit STAR House & The Drake House
Metro Diner has graciously selected STAR House & The Drake House as the beneficiaries of their Pre-Opening Weekend.  You are invited to attend this exclusive sneak peak featuring this new Roswell restaurant.  Reservations are $10/person- 100% of all reservation proceeds go to STAR House & The Drake House

Osteria Mattone Three-Year Anniversary

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Saluti! Osteria Mattone will be celebrating its 3 Year Anniversary with an extraordinary 3-course menu featuring seasonal truffles! The limited-edition menu will be available for dinner only from November 15-17 for $29 per person, with the option to add on wine pairings from sommelier Daniel Pernice for an additional $17.

Regular menu items will also be available for those who choose to commemorate the occasion by enjoying our classic dishes.

Come celebrate with us 5 – 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 thru Thursday, Nov. 17


Important Change to Business Tax Collection

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The City will be sending the following letter to Roswell businesses in the coming week. We will continue to inform and assist local businesses during the transition. 


The City of Roswell is changing how it taxes businesses in our community.  Previously, the City has collected business occupation tax based on number of employees. For 2018, businesses will be taxed using a method based on gross receipts. The majority of local governments in our area use a similar gross receipts method of business taxation.

Gross receipts are the total amount a business received from all sources during its annual accounting period, without subtracting any costs or expenses.  Business types are categorized by NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes.  This code is assigned a profitability index which corresponds with a specific tax rate.  The tax rate applied to gross receipts will determine the tax assessment.

The new fee structure for the 2018 tax year is as follows:

Commercial Business
The tax due will equal gross receipts, with a $50,000 exemption, multiplied by the tax rate.  A $100 application fee and a $50 regulatory fee will also apply.

Professional License Classification
The tax due will be either $400 per practitioner or the gross receipts assessment with a $50,000 exemption.  The practitioner/ business may choose their preferred method of calculation.

Professional practitioners include but are not limited to: lawyers, physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists, dentists, optometrists, psychologists, veterinarians, landscape architects, land surveyors, practitioners of physiotherapy, public accountants, embalmers, funeral directors, engineers, architects, marriage and family therapists, social workers, counselors, dealers of motor vehicles, etc.

Home-Based Business
The tax due will equal gross receipts, with a $50,000 exemption, multiplied by the tax rate. For home-based businesses, there is a cap of $100 on the total tax due.

This change will be implemented during the 2018 business occupation tax renewal process.  You will be receiving notification explaining how to determine your business occupation tax amount required for 2018.  All Occupation Certificate Taxes are due by December 31, 2017 for the 2018 calendar year.

For more information, please visit www.roswellgov.com/businessregistration. City staff is also available to assist you with any questions you may have regarding this change.  Please feel free to contact the city’s Business Registration Division at 770-594-6235 or businessregistration@roswellgov.com.


Drought and Your Business

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A special message from the City of Roswell’s Environmental/Public Works Department:


Did you know that on November 17, 2016, Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) declared a Level 2 drought? Although we have experienced a number of rainy days in recent weeks, exceptional drought conditions still persist in our region. We encourage your support in conserving our precious resource as much as possible.

Here are a few examples how you can help conserve water:

  1. Do you serve water to your customers as soon as they sit down? To help conserve water, we recommend you only serve water when the customer requests it.
  2. Under a Level 2 Drought, there are watering restrictions in place for outdoor watering. Even addresses and sites with no numbered addresses may water Wednesdays and Saturdays before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m., while those at odd-numbered addresses may water on Thursdays and Sundays before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
  3. If you have a well that is used for irrigation, please place a sign out on the lawn or on the door to state “Well Water.” This will help the Environmental Compliance Officers and Code Enforcement Officers know that the water is from a well.
  4. Using water for ornamental purposes—such as fountains, reflecting pools and waterfalls—is not permitted during a Level 2 Drought.
  5. Using a pre-rinse spray valve that uses less water when washing your dishes will also help to conserve water.

For more information, visit the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District website or contact the City of Roswell Water Utility Division at 770-641-3707.

Thank you very much for your conservation effort. It is much appreciated!

Roswell Restaurant Week Kicks Off on January 23

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RRW Logo 2017Roswell Restaurant Week returns to celebrate the city’s finest culinary experiences from January 23 to February 1, 2017. This year’s event includes 26 participating restaurants, all of which will present special chef-driven prix fixe menus, showcasing signature favorites as well as out-of-the-box specialties.

“Roswell Restaurant Week is one of our favorite times of the year,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “Roswell has an incredibly strong and growing restaurant scene, and this event is a fun and exciting way to invite people from all across the region to experience the unique culinary treasures and dining experiences we have in our city.”

Participating restaurants include: 1920 Tavern, Adele’s On Canton, Amalfi Ristorante, BistroVG, Brick House, The Big Ketch, Crabapple Tavern, El Porton, Foundation Social Eatery, HOLA! Taqueria & Bar, Houck’s Grille, Metro Diner, The Mill Kitchen & Bar, Moe’s Original BBQ, Monterrey Roswell, Osteria Mattone, Oak Street Café, Pastis, Peach & the Porkchop, Pizzeria Lucca, PURE Taqueria, Roux On Canton, Salt Factory Pub, Table & Main, Vin25, and Your Pie.

Make sure to follow Roswell Restaurant Week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @RoswellRW and share dining experiences using #2017RoswellRestaurantWeek and #RoswellRW. Learn more at RoswellRW.com.

This is the second year Roswell Restaurant Week has been presented by Roswell Inc. Roswell Restaurant Week is sponsored by Gas South.