Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This is the first Fairfield Inn & Suites in the area to feature the brand’s new design and décor.
A brand new 112-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is scheduled to open this Tuesday, May 14, in Duluth. This is the first Fairfield Inn & Suites in the area to feature the brand’s new design and décor. Located at 3570 Breckenridge Boulevard, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta-Gwinnett Place will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Duke Hospitality LLC of Lithonia. Rates begin at $119 per night. The hotel’s inventive public space and guest room design and its bright and inviting décor create a warm and welcoming environment, according to a news release announcing the opening. “Delivering both function and comfort, our new design and décor elevate the Fairfield brand, setting a new standard in the moderate tier …
Charles Tumulak was paralyzed following a horrific fall in an obstacle course race in March. His family and friends continue to rally around him.
A metro Atlanta bakery will soon hold a fundraiser to benefit a Lilburn man, who was injured in a horrific accident in March. The fundraiser takes place 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., May 18 at Canvas Cafe and Bakery, in Marietta. Proceeds will benefit Charles Tumulak, who was paralyzed from the neck down after falling 15 feet -- head first -- during an obstacle course race. One of Tumulak's sisters, Leilani Townsend, said the bakery has "graciously taken it upon themselves to organize and put on this amazing event in which 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Charles." Anything purchased during the daylong event and all monies raised from a silent auction will help defray some of Tumulak's mounting housing and medical costs. To read the complete …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Building plans for a new restaurant have been submitted to Peachtree Corners City Hall.
If all plans go as expected Peachtree Corners diners will be enjoying a new Dreamland BBQ by mid fall. The popular Peachtree Corners restaurant, located on the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Peachtree Corners Circle, had been destroyed by fire on January 15. Today all that remains after that early evening blaze is the restaurant's red brick barbecue pit and twin smoke stacks. A company spokesperson for the Birmingham, Alabama-based chain, Ashley Davis, vowed shortly after the fire that a new Dreamland BBQ restaurant would be open by Memorial Day. Finally, four months after the blaze, building plans have been filed with the city. Diana Wheeler, Community Development Director, confirmed that the city had received building plans last week …
Town Center Park became an animal kingdom for an afternoon. Upload your pics and add your comments.
Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." -- Genesis 1:26 (New International Version) --- The people may have been in charge, but the animals were the center of attention at the 20113 Woofstock festival Saturday in Suwanee. Dogs were the main attraction, but cats and exotic birds also were seen. Not to mention pet vendors and all sorts of exhibits and contests. The attached video and photos show some of the fun. Upload your pics and comments, too. -- What was your favorite part of Woofstock 2013? Share your comments below. See also: Don’t miss …
Take a peek inside some of the homes currently on the market in Dacula, Ga.
- REAL ESTATE
Monday, May 13
What are you looking for in a dream home? Take a look at some of the properties currently on the market in Dacula and see if any of these meet your criteria. The following information is courtesy of AOL Real Estate and Zillow(click on the links for additional information and photos): Visit the Dacula Patch real estate page for more local real estate news. You might also be interested in reading: Click here to subscribe to Dacula Patch’s free newsletter.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Put projects that increase the value of your home on your to-do list.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
Sunday, May 12
If you're looking for a home improvement project to tackle as the weather warms, consider work that will increase your home's value — something that is a plus whether you're looking to sell or staying put for a while. AOL Real Estate offers 10 suggestions for projects that will pay off when, or if, you decide to sell. Here are just a few ideas. Click here for more project suggestions. If you're looking to purchase a home? Check out Gwinnett Patch's weekly listing of newly listed homes for sale.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The restaurant scored a 39 on their first inspection. This time, they were one point away from another U. About eight roaches were found during the follow-up.
Earlier in the month, Lawrenceville Patch reported Best Wings at 2522 Cruse Road scored a 39 on their inspection conducted by Gwinnett County. Violations included no hand soap at an employee sink, workers not using gloves and food sitting out on a counter instead of in a cooler. The score of 39 was the lowest Patch ever reported. This week, WSB-TV went to the restaurant and asked the owner about the violations. Best Wings was re-inspected Friday. Here is the report: Best Wings, 2522 Cruse Road Score: 39 U Inspection Date: May 10 Previous Score: 39 U (4/30/13), 82 B (1/11/12) Type of inspection: Follow-up Violations: 2-2D, Violation of Code: [.06(2)(o) ] Handsink had a bucket of sanitizer stored in it. Had manager move bucket to an approved…
The Georgia Gun Club is expected to open in fall of 2013.
With a construction permit now in hand, Verne Fowler, owner of the new Georgia Gun Club, plans to have contractors on site "as soon as possible." Fowler received the permit on May 7 and is ready to break ground on his new facility which will include a shooting range, an 8,000-square-foot retail store, a classroom, member’s lounge, gunsmith shop, simulator room and 28 indoor lanes. The facility is expected to open this fall. Training manager Dave Brackett said the contractors have been selected and only a few details are left to be finalized. "We should be breaking ground before long," he said. "I think we're good to go on all points." In the meantime, the Georgia Gun Club continues to operate its temporary store at 1944 Braselton Highway, …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Mother’s Day is the second-biggest holiday of the year for florists. Here's where to grab a bouquet .
Mother’s Day is May 12 and local florists are already gearing up for what will be a busy month. Jenny Scala, spokeswoman for the Alexandria, Va.-based Society of American Florists said Mother’s Day flower and plant sales are second only to Christmas. Mother's Day falls just above Valentine’s Day for sales volume, which is third on the list of busiest days for florists. Looking for a local florist? Let us help “Mother’s Day counts for a fourth of all floral sales for holidays,” Scala said. Orchids, lillies, tulips, roses, irises and calla lillies are among the most popular flower choices for Mother’s Day, according to ProFlowers.com. According to the website, hydrangea, azaleas, chrysanthemums and blooming kalanchoe plants re amongst the …
The annual dog extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday in Town Center Park. Live music also is planned.
Animal planet? You got it. People can come too. Woofstock, the extravaganza that features events chiefly aimed at dogs, is planned for Town Center Park in Suwanee on Saturday. Hours are 12-7 p.m., according to a city news release. The event will include dog exhibitions, pet contests, live music, inflatables for children, and vendors galore, including pet adoption and rescue groups. Admission is free. Cats, birds, and ferrets also are welcome; all animals must be on a leash. Read more on Suwanee Patch. See also: