Friday, February 3, 2012
Charming ambiance on the sidewalk of Canton Street.
You could drive around looking for a place to eat until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Occassionally, Roswell Patch will pick a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out. Here's this week's choice: Nine Street Kitchen The facts Nine Street Kitchen is owned by Rick and Kellie Clark, who formerly owned 946 South which used to be just down the street. The restaurant serves "an eclectic mix of American fare." They are located at 982 Canton Street , Roswell. The resturant is open daily from 11 a.m. "until everyone leaves." Contact them at 678-682-3222. The food Nine's menu is all over the map, hence the self-described "eclectic" reference. The lunch menu is filled with the sandwich, soup…
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 …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A good number of historic restaurants have already jumped on board to participate.
The popular restaurant scene in Roswell is about to get a boost from its first ever "Restaurant Week," according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Local restaurants in the historic district have partnered with the Historic Merchants Association to hold restaurant week from Jan 14-22. The participating businesses will serve three-course prix-fixe menus for $15 and $25; alcohol, tax and gratuity are not included. The AJC lists several resturants who've already agreed to participate. Check back with Roswell Patch for more information as the week draws closer.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
We asked, Roswell Patch readers answered. Monday we asked you how you would improve the historic district. Here's a sampling of your responses.
From the ambitious to the readily achievable, from upscale aspirations to the socially conscious, Roswell residents always offer some interesting and sometimes controversial ideas. Here's what you said in response to this week's Community Agenda survey. What are your favorite locations or activities in Roswell's historic district? Do you think community leaders do a good job of preserving Roswell's history? If you could, what would you do to enhance or promote the historic district? What are the biggest issues or areas for improvement within the historic district? Agree, disagree or have more to say? Tell us in the comments below. Check back every Monday for new questions so you can share your ideas, suggestions and even your own questions…
Monday, November 21, 2011
Roswell is a pretty great place to live; but what would make it better? Are there problems in town you'd like to see addressed? Are there opportunities to improve our city?
An involved community can bring progress and prosperity. Roswell Patch hopes to help foster some of that engagement here on the site. As the editor, I often hear people talk about their vision for the future of this community, its schools, economy and more. But I'd like to hear from you. What do you want to see happen? Your responses can help drive local focus and, in some cases, even action. Check back every Monday for new questions so you can share your ideas, suggestions and even your own questions. Then, the following Saturday, we'll publish some of the most interesting responses, pass on your ideas for change to local representatives and often try to follow up with reports on where the community stands on the issues you've brought up…
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Roswell's popular street event is set for tonight, Thursday, Aug. 18.
School has started back and summer is winding down, but Canton Street still comes "Alive After 5" tonight, Thursday, Aug. 18. A figurative monsoon swept over the popular Canton Street event last month, but organizers are hoping against a repeat today. There is only a 20 percent chance of isolated showers this afternoon and evening in Roswell, according to the National Weather Service. The event, which takes place the third Thursday of each month through October, begins at 5 p.m and runs until 9 p.m. Now in its sixth year, the event offers a little something for everyone - food, shopping, music and more. Retailers along Canton Street typically stay open late for the event, often offering special discounts to shoppers. In addition to the …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Family Music and Wellness Expo will set up in the Roswell Square from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 20.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Roswell Square will be North Fulton's health and wellness epicenter this weekend when the city of Roswell and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta come together to host the second annual Family Music, Health and Wellness Expo. Vendors from throughout the local community will offer health, wellness and the music therapy services to local residents for free. Free blood pressure, bone density, blood glucose, cholesterol and skin care screenings will be provided. Moreover audiologists, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, music therapists, musicians and DJs will be on hand to provide information, free advice and products. Kids will enjoy inflatables, games and concessions, while parents glean some free information from the …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Roswell's historic district is set to undergo some definite improvements in January.
The new year brings new improvements to Canton Street. Roswell Department of Transportation (RDOT) has big plans for the quaint historic district beginning in January. According to the city, the RDOT will begin the historic district transportation improvements on Jan. 7 by reversing the one-way traffic from westbound to eastbound along Plum Street - between Canton and Green streets. "This will increase business visibility for merchants on Green Street and help to improve circulation in the area," the city release stated. Further down the street in front of The Chandlery retail store, the city will lose two parking spaces, but gain additional pedestrian sidewalk square footage when they block the spaces off from vehicle access by filling …