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


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!


New David Weekley Townhomes to be Built at Belmont

smyrna-belmont1.jpg59 single-family detached townhomes will be added to the Belmont development in Smyrna. Instead of a 4 story mixed-use development for independent senior housing, these townhomes were voted by the Smyrna City Council to be built.

David Weekley Homes is the developer for the Belmont Commons and Belmont Cottages townhomes, which is at the corner of Atlanta Road and Belmont Boulevard. The land is 3.3 acres. There will be 17 units per acre, and a three foot separation between the homes.

For more information about Belmont, click here. For info about Smyrna, click here!

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!

Smyrna Rent is Increasing Quickly

Smyrna-JenniferPhoto12.jpgThe rent in Smyrna is on the rise. Some say it’s because of the new SunTrust Stadium, and people wanting to live in proximity to it. Statistics show it rose a total of 8.9% over the past year.

Atlanta is still the most expensive city in the metro area, with two bedroom apartments/homes costing an average of $1680 and one bedrooms average for $1370. Midtown is the most expensive neighborhood in Atlanta for renters overall.

With rent so high, buying a home may be your best option! To learn about buying a home in Smyrna, click here!