Smyrna Fall Break Camp Next Week

Smyrna-JenniferPhoto9.jpgFall Break Camp starts next week in Smyrna. Join us for games, crafts, sports field trips (in walking distance!), theme days, and more fun!

Students should bring a sack lunch, but a light snack will be provided.

The cost is $150 for Smyrna residents, and $175 for non-residents. The last day for registration is September 22. The camp is open to children ages 5 – 13 years/11 months. Smyrna is a wonderful place to live. Stay tuned for future events at the Smyrna Community Center.

When: Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29
             8:30am – 5:30pm

Where: Smyrna Community Center
               200 Village Green Circle
               Smyrna, Ga 30080

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Mixed-Use Development Coming Near Spring Road in Smyrna

smyrna-wesplan-mixed-use-developmentA new mixed-use project is being planned near SunTrust Park near Smyrna. The 525,000 square foot development is being planned by Westplan Investors.

The exact site is at 2810 Spring Road, which currently homes a strip mall as well as the Emerson Center. The project will be 310 apartments, a 200-room hotel, 65,000 square foot office space, and 11,000 square feet of retail. The plan would annex 5.9 acres of unincorporated Cobb County into Smyrna.

The project plans to break ground in 2018, and be finished completely in 2020. See more of Smyrna development and ongoings here.

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El Super Pan Coming to the Battery

smyrna-battery-el-super-panThe well-renowned Latino sandwich restaurant El Super Pan is coming to the Battery at SunTrust Stadium near Smyrna.

Started by Chef Hector Santiago, the restaurant will feature fan favorites like the Cubano Mixto – a pressed sandwich on traditional Cuban bread. The cocktails will include custom cocktails including pina coladas, pisco sours, caipirinhas and spirits.

The space will be 4,200 square feet and have seating for 90 people at tables and a bar. There will be a private dining room that seats 40 and an inner patio that seats 40 as well.

The other location is located at Ponce City Market. El Super Pan will be open for lunch and dinner every day of the week. It’s set to open spring 2018. See other restaurants at the Battery, and things going on in Smyrna!

Real Subs Cafe Coming to Smyrna’s Shops at Belmont

smyrna-shops-belmont-Real_Subs_CafeReal Subs Cafe will be the latest retail space in the Shops at Belmont in Smyrna. The concept will be the “big box” version of its upscale concept store Real Subs Cade, which is in the Olde Ivy Village Shopping Center. It will add over-the-counter deli services and deli sandwiches.

“At our new location, we will be offering fresh-sliced organic bulk meats and cheeses and an assortment of all-natural deli salads over-the-counter,” says Thomas Doty, president and owner of Real Subs Cafe.

The restaurant aims to open in early 2018. Great Life Smyrna has the latest on new restaurants in Smyrna!

Smyrna Approves Three New Neighborhoods

Smyrna-JenniferPhoto12.jpgThe rezoning of 18 new houses in Smyrna has been approved by the Smyrna City Council. The rezoning was approved for three different areas of the city.

One of the areas is at 3380 Pinetree Drive next to Paramount Realty Group. It will be a neighborhood of 13 single-family homes on seven acres. They are proposing a new road to be built as well.

Another part will be Phase Two of the Park Place Subdivision at N. Cooper Lake Road. This will be built by Craftmark Development, and will be three more single-family homes on .7 acres. Park Place Subdivision already has 11 homes.

The last group of homes is at Stephens Street, which will be two homes built by J. Carpenter Homes. Smyrna is growing and growing! You should check it out!

Smyrna Celebrates 145th Anniversary

smyrna-145-celebrationThe city of Smyrna, Ga celebrated its 145th anniversary last Saturday at the Smyrna Market Village. There was music, fireworks, and even a 12 foot tall cake!

The city charter actually lists Smyrna’s incorporation date as September 6, 1897, but the city celebrates it the first weekend every August.

There were lots of children’s entertainment including face painters, stilt-walkers, and moonwalk. Food vendors served yummy barbecue. McEntyre’s Bakery made the cake, and also handed out 2,500 strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla cupcakes, with the help of Campbell High School football players and cheerleaders.

The music was provided by local artists Tim Purcell and the Mustangs, as well as Banks and Shane. There is lots of history in Smyrna, you should check it out!

Porch Light’s Andre Gomez Opening Second Smyrna Restaurant

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The many behind Porch Light, the restaurant voted Best Business Lunch in Smyrna, is opening a second establishment nearby.

Andre Gomez is opening a space tentatively called El Back Porch which will replace Hungry Howies. It will be an extension of what’s been created at Porch Light Latin Kitchen, somewhat Spanish and somewhat Carribean.

The menu will rotate through small plates and delicious cocktails. The space is 1,400 square feet and will have a 20 seat wrap-around bar.

Located at 400 Village Green Circle, the restaurant in Smyrna Market Village is expected to open by the end of the year or early 2018.

There are lots of fun places to eat in Smyrna! Take a look!