Monday, May 6, 2013
The new historic Roswell event will be held the first Tuesday of the month, from May to October.
You've heard of Alive After 5, now the businesses at the north end of Canton Street want to introduce you to "After Noon" - a special activities event from noon to 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, from May to October. After Noon, which officially kicks-off on Tuesday May 7, will create another fun experience for families visiting the historic district. "I wanted to do something to spotlight the other end of the street," said organizer Ann-Marie Giglio. "Alive After 5 has been so successful that people now associate Canton Street with our excellent restaurants, which is wonderful. But actually, there are dozens of small businesses here serving a wide variety of needs. If you truly want to shop local, you can definitely do it on …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Business owners and city officials were on-hand to officially welcome the new Irish pub to Roswell's historic district.
Mac McGee has been open for a month, but city leaders and business managers made it official Friday, April 12 with a ribbon cutting. The new Irish pub made a splash onto the historic district scene with its red exterior, painted late last year. While some promised a boycott, the flashy color hasn't seemed to hurt business. Patrons can be seen mingling in and around the business, often enjoying the view of Canton Street from the upstairs balcony.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
F&H Food Trading Group will present its latest concept in historic Roswell dining using the space that used to be INC Autentico.
Canton Street may have lost a fairly popular restaurant recently, but owners Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac are hoping the new dining concept they plan to replace INC Autentico with will be even more popular. Azhari and Kovac's F&H Food Trading Group is set to open OPULENT - its fourth Canton Street endeavor - during early April. And once again, the group's culinary director Bob McDonough will helm the "global-inspired" kitchen, with the help of Executive Chef Andrew Long. "It’s the right time for us to bring OPULENT to Canton Street and we’re excited to introduce Atlantans to this concept," said Azhari, in a written statement. "Our menu is inspired by our travels, the foods we love, places we’ve eaten and people we’ve encountered." …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The community is encouraged to join in the singing on Canton Street, Sunday, Dec. 2.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The sounds of the holiday season will soon fill the air during Roswell’s 3rd Annual Caroling on Canton Street on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Residents young and old will stroll up and down the street singing their favorite holiday tunes while sipping hot chocolate, warming up by the community bonfire and enjoying the seasonal celebrations of local merchants. From churches and civic organizations to schools and local businesses, groups of all sizes, ages and singing abilities are encouraged to participate. Coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider and s’mores will be provided by local sponsors, including Walmart, Sam’s Club, Roswell Provisions, Trader Joe’s and the Rotary Club of Roswell. The bonfire will take place at the corner of …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The new candy and gourmet treat shop officially opens its doors, Friday, Oct. 19 with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Jere Wood. A grand opening celebration is planned for Sunday, Oct. 28.
Curious passersby and treat enthusiasts have been anticipating Sweet! Roswell ever since the coming-soon sign went up this summer. Finally the wait is over, the Canton Street boutique candy and ice cream shop has its soft opening set for Friday, Oct. 19. Sweet! is the realization of a long-time dream for Karen Braddy, who had plenty of experience dealing with others' start-up initiatives. After she was laid off from a 22-year career as the general manager for the Manheim division of Cox Enterprises, Braddy focused less on the loss and more on what she had gained: the opportunity to go into business for herself. "I’ve always been a candy connoisseur and so has my 10-year-old son Zac," said told Roswell Patch. "Being a single parent, I …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The upcoming Roswell Arts Festival is expected to draw 10,000 people - many of them tourists to Roswell. With tourism meaning big revenue in Georgia, the Roswell parks department is capitalizing on sporting events, bridge tournaments and festivals.
Next month, the Roswell Arts Festival could draw 10,000 people or so to the town square. In addition to buying art, festival goers will probably spend money elsewhere in Roswell, benefiting local businesses. That’s what festival organizers are banking on, anyway. And it’s why Roswell’s parks department has joined cities across the nation in leveraging events and festivals to draw people into town and boost tourism spending. Throughout the year, there are also lacrosse and baseball tournaments, gymnastics meets, bridge tournaments and a number of festivals at Roswell’s three historic homes – Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation. “All these events are causing people to spend money in Roswell. There’s no doubt about that,” said …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The city will close part of Canton Street for the monthly event in Roswell's historic district, beginning Thursday, July 19.
For the first time in its seven year run, the increasingly popular Alive After 5 will shut down a portion of Canton Street for the event. Organizers have decided to close the road from Magnolia Street to Norcross Street, allowing attendees to wander the historic district's busiest area, free from vehicle traffic. It's a move that many have called for since the event's inception and even more so after a local 14-year-old boy was hit crossing the street at the event during 2011. But fears over a drop in attendance due to a lack of accessibility proved enough to hold off on closing the street. However, with the increase in the event's popularity and more visitors requesting the closure, the Historic Roswell Merchants' Association agreed to …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Do you recognize anyone in the crowd? Add your own photos from the June Alive After 5 event to this article!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The city has approved closing Canton Street for the July Alive After 5 event.
Roswell City Council recently approved closing Canton Street for the July Alive After 5 event. "Many of you have asked that the event close part of the street, so we are going to give it a try in July," stated a recent post on the event's Facebook page. After seven years, Alive After 5 organizers will begin to work with the city to shut down south Canton Street from Norcross Street to Magnolia Street. Roswell's Department of Transportation will post detour signs prior to the closing on July 19. Norcross Street will remain open and Roswell Police will be on hand to help detour vehicles, according to event organizers. "We will want your feedback after the July event to let us know if the street closing made the event better for our guests or…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Cheryl Taylor of Taylor Clarke Bridals talks how she came to be in Roswell and what makes her business special.
What is your business and how long have you been doing it? I design couture, one of a kind wedding gowns at Taylor Clarke Bridals with my business partner, Laurie Clarke. We recently opened a bridal salon at Perry House 1175 Canton Street. I have been designing wedding gowns for 25 years here and in the U.K. My gowns have been worn in all the very best places including, Buckingham Palace, the White House, prestigious hotels such as the Dorchester, Stately Homes, beaches and everywhere in between. At our salon, we have sample dresses and accessories to try on, including garters, bags, veils and headdresses. What makes you good at what you do? At Taylor Clarke Bridals we really get to know our brides, in the beginning we collaborate to …