Open Container is Now Allowed in Smyrna Market Village

jez-timms-128933-unsplash.jpgSmyrna recently passed a new ordinance saying you can walk around outside the Smyrna Market Village with an open container of alcohol.

Smyrna City Council Members approved a new rule that will allow bar and restaurant patrons to take their drinks to go as long as they remain in the downtown restaurant District.

Here are the rules of the ordinance:

• You can only have one drink per patron

• The drink must be purchased inside the Smyrna Market Village

• The drink must be in a paper or plastic cup, so means no glass, cans or bottles

• The drink has to be smaller than 16 ounces

• Drinking is allowed from 11 a.m. to midnight

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Garden & Gun Magazine Opening Club at the Battery

smyrna-Garden-Gun-Club-The-Battery1Garden & Gun Magazine is opening a “cocktail and social club” at the Battery near SunTrust Stadium near Smyrna/Vinings. The restaurant, which should open this spring and will offer lunch, dinner, coffee, and cocktails.

The Garden & Gun Club will be between Antico Pizza and C. Ellet’s Steakhouse, next to the Plaza.

The space will be a 1,780 square feet space. The exact address was 2605 Circle 75 Parkway. For more info on Smyrna and Vinings, click here!smyrna-Garden-Gun-Club-The-Battery

Fast-Casual Pizza Opening Near SunTrust Park

smyrna-Blaze-Akers-Mill-Square-1024x768A Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza franchise just opened in the Smyrna area, near SunTrust Park.

The fast-casual pizza restaurant is at Akers Mill Square location at 2955 Cobb Parkway. They are offering free pizza tomorrow, December 5 from 11am – 9pm. You must be following Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat to receive the free pizza.

The other Atlanta location is in Decatur near Emory University. Blaze has 220 locations nationwide. The restaurant will have seating for 48 people and a patio. It will be about 2,500 square feet.

All of the pizza and salad ingredients are free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives, and for pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.

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New Rooftop Restaurant Opens in Smyrna

smyrna-wadesA new restaurant just opened in Smyrna called Wade’s Fine Eatery and Good Time Emporium. It was started by JD Childress and Jason McClure, who previously worked at South City Kitchen and Flip Burger Boutique, respectively.

The menu features “casual American” foods such as burgers, fries, sandwiches and appetizers. There is wine, cocktails, and 12 taps featuring eight craft beers.

The family-friendly restaurant backs up to the Concord Road Linear Park. It has three bars, including one on the rooftop patio. Dogs are welcome on the downstairs patio. It will be open for lunch and dinner from 11am – 10pm Monday – Thursday and 11am – Midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11am – 9pm Sunday.

The exact address of Wade’s Fine Eatery and Good Time Emporium is 1061 Concord Rd. Check back for more info on Smyrna’s restaurants and businesses.


Smyrna Growler Shops Can Sell Alcohol

smyrna-growlerA unanimous decision was made by the Smyrna City Council a few weeks ago that the growler specialty shops will now be allowed to sell alcoholic beverages.

The wine and malt drinks must be consumed on the site and no more than a fourth of the growler’s shop’s gross income can come from the sale of the alcohol. Check out The Stout Brothers, a growler shop in the Smyrna Market Village.

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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!