Porch Light’s Andre Gomez Opening Second Smyrna Restaurant


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!


Wahlburgers is Now Open at The Battery at SunTrust Stadium

smyrna-wahlburgersThe burger restaurant started by actor Donnie Wahlburg and his brothers, actor Mark Wahlburg and Chef Paul Wahlburg. Wahlburgers is now open at Braves SunTrust Stadium near Smyrna.

The Bostom-themed burger joint joins The Battery at SunTrust Park among several renowned restaurants.

After the opening in Atlanta, Wahlburgers is going to expand into other states, including: California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, North and South Carolina. To see what other businesses opened at The Battery, see here. To learn more about happenings in Smyrna, click here!

Cookie Company Opening Near Smyrna

smyrna-tiff-treatsA cookie delivery company, Tiff’s Treats, has opened a new location this month in the Akers Mill/Cumberland area near Smyrna.

Tiff’s Treats already has three stores in Atlanta, including locations in Alpharetta, Midtown and Perimeter/Sandy Springs.

The Dallas-based company delivers baked-to-order cookies and brownies to homes and work places.

“Atlanta has been a fabulous market for us so far, and we’re just getting started,” Tiff’s Treats co-founder Leon Chen said according to Whatsnow.com, citing a news release.

The exact address is The Crossing at Akers Mill, 3051 Akers Mill. For more information about business development in Smyrna, click here!

New Willy’s Coming to Smyrna

willys-mexicana-smyrnaA new Willy’s Mexicana Grill is opening in Smyrna. The casual Mexican restaurant will be a part of the new Jonquil project, which is an 11-acre mixed-use development. The Publix is the main retail space in the Jonquil.

The location should open this month at 2995 Atlanta Road. As a treat to visitors the eatery is offering a free burrito and drink to the first 50 guests.

For more information about Smyrna and new developments, click here.

New Townhomes Approved Near King Springs Rd in Smyrna


The Smyrna City Council approved the building of new townhomes recently. The development will occur at King Springs Road and South Cobb Drive and will be about three acres. The home prices will be around $345,000. Waters Edge Group will be the builders.

The complex will feature a green space in the middle with townhouses around it in a triangle.

For more information on the growing city of Smyrna, Ga, see here!!


Cielo Blue Mexican Opens its 4th Location at Shops of Belmont

smyrna-cielo-blue-mexicanCielo Blue Mexican Grill & Cantina just opened its fourth location at the new Shops at Belmont off Atlanta Road and Windy Hill Road in Smyrna.

The restaurants aims to provide authentic Mexican food in a fun atmosphere. They have a mariachi band to entertain guests. Prices range from $9 for a salad ti $8 – 15 for entrees.

The other locations are in Conyers, Loganville, and one in Smyrna at the East-West Connector.

The Shops at Belmont has lots of new businesses. For more information on living in Smyrna, click here.

Varner’s Restaurant in Smyrna Hosting Charlie Brown Christmas


Smyrna’s Varner’s Restaurant and Tavern is hosting A Charlie Brown Christmas Party on Friday, December 23rd from 7-9pm.

There will be photos with Santa, a coloring contest, the movie Charlie Brown Christmas at 8pm, a craft table, face painting, and lots of Christmas music! Kids get a free meal with an adult meal. People who come between 7 -9 pm will also receive a free gift.

Varner’s is located at 725 Concord Road in Smyrna. For more information on living in Smyrna, click here.