Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Sunny and David Bailey realized their dream of purchasing Naylor Hall three years ago. Last week, they realized another dream of buying original artwork from a Dutch artist.
For 20 years, Sunny Bailey led guests through Naylor Hall's 19th-century rooms covered in forest green carpet. In between organizing weddings, bar mitvahs and corporate parties, she discreetly lifted a corner of the rug to make sure the original hardwoods were there. They were. Then three years ago, Bailey finally realized a longtime dream. She and her husband, David, purchased the antebellum mansion that sits on Canton Street, just down from most of the restaurants. One of the first things they did was pull up the carpet and restore the original heart pine floorboards. Since buying Naylor Hall, Sunny’s job has not changed. She still manages all the events at the house. But now she is making it her own. “I always felt like it was mine,” …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The May Alive After 5 event takes place along Canton Street tonight.
Get ready for another round of Alive After 5 tonight, Thursday, May 17, in historic Roswell. If you've never been to the event, here's what you can expect: The event, in its seventh year, draws crowds to Roswell’s Canton Street and runs every third Thursday through October. Tonight’s event is from 5 p.m. until 9 pm. Various business and community organizations will also be distributing information and hosting giveaways. The Jazz Jones Legacy will be performing at Plum Tree Village, which will also feature an inflatable jumpy house, ice cream and pizza. The Men in Blues Band will be performing at Roswell Park, in between Canton, Magnolia and Alpharetta streets. If you park at Roswell City Hall and take the trolley to one of several …
Friday, April 20, 2012
The First Alive After 5 of the Season brought out Roswell residents to enjoy the nice weather, restaurants, shops and lots of activities.
Historic Roswell was filled with people Thursday night, April 19, as people came out for the first Alive After 5 event of the year. There was live music, outdoor vendors, dogs for adoption and snowcones. Here is a look at some of the festivities.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Alive After 5, an event that brings crowds to historic Roswell, kicks off the season tonight from 5 to 9 p.m.
Alive After 5 kicks off for the season tonight, Thursday, April 19, in historic Roswell. There will be activities on Canton Street – including outdoor vendors, balloons, four live bands and a free trolley that will drop people off at different locations. Many retailers and art galleries also stay open late. The event, in its seventh year, draws crowds to Roswell’s historic district and runs every third Thursday through October. Tonight’s event is from 5 to 9 pm. Various business and community organizations will also be distributing information and giveaways. Roswell's Relay for Life will have "Plum Fun For Relay" in the Plum Tree Village area. They are offering various things for sale, including: car raffle tickets, Relay for Life …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Think you know Canton Street? This culinary tour will give you a whole new appreciation of Roswell's food scene.
“When in doubt, go with the BBQ joint that has 'brothers' in the name.” This witticism came from one of my fellow foodies on a recent jaunt through historic Roswell with Atlanta Culinary Tours. A brief and interesting history of the Roswell area - which, in case you didn't know was formerly Cherokee land - included the dramatic story of the Roswell Mill workers. Following the history lesson we set off for a tour of four local restaurants and one tasting boutique. Our guide, Erin Parks set the tone with a quote from Epicurus, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” With her extensive background of leading European tours, Parks has gained an understanding for when to speak up and when to let the surroundings do the …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Roswell Historic Gateway Master Plan is being presented to residents in meetings Thursday and today.
Roswell residents are getting a peek at plans to improve the city's historic gateway, through a series of meetings and workshops that kicked off Thursday. The goal of the Roswell Historic Gateway Master Plan is to improve Atlanta Street from historic downtown to the Chattahoochee River – considered to be a thriving area for residents, as well as a regional attraction. The firm Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, hired by the city, is presenting options Thursday and today to groups of people representing area residents and businesses. Locals interested in transportation, historic preservation and parks and recreation have also been on hand to see potential plans. During a public presentation by Andres Duany, a principal at DPZ, Thursday …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The newest steakhouse in Roswell officially opened Monday, Feb. 27.
After months of preparation and a weekend of preview events, Little Alley Steak on Canton Street officially opened late Monday afternoon. The steakhouse - opened by Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac who also co-own INC Autentico and Salt Factory on Canton Street - has already received a plethora of press and local buzz for its take on the all-American steakhouse. Inspired by the 1880s, the restaurant features a new spin on the expected industrial interior trend that has delighted customers at both of the restaurateurs' other two Roswell restaurants. A bull's head greets visitors over the door and Edison bulbs are hung from meat hooks inside the space. Chef Robert McDonough takes the lead in creating a menu as unique as the interior design. …
Friday, December 9, 2011
The city responds to questions posed by Roswell Patch readers about traffic and transportation in Roswell's Historic District.
Forget four wheels, or even two; Canton Street patrons may soon opt for three if the city passes a text amendment allowing pedicabs to travel through Roswell's historic district. Regarding the possibility of regular trolley use in the historic district, city spokesperson Julie Brechbill told Roswell Patch that it wasn't something Roswell is currently considering, but pedicabs are. "Our legal department is writing a text amendment to take back to mayor and council at the next [Community Development] Committee meeting in December," she said. According to Brechbill, the city's Planning and Zoning Director, Brad Townsend, is working on a possible route for the pedicabs. The move will hopefully invigorate more multi-modal transporation within …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Turns a small section of Canton Street into Phillips Arena
To remind everyone that the NBA season is back on and that the Atlanta Hawks are ready to play, the Atlanta Hawks Street Team made an impromptu visit to Roswell's historic Canton Street on Saturday.
Monday, October 3, 2011
The store held a ribbon-cutting on Friday, Sept. 30.