Smyrna Celebrating Julia Robert’s 50th Birthday

smyrna-julia-robertsYou probably didn’t realize that one of Hollywood’s biggest starts, Julia Roberts, is actually from Smyrna! She grew up on Ridge Road and attended Campbell High School.

This weekend, Smyrna is hosting a 50th Birthday Party for her at the Smyrna Library. It is open to the public and free of charge. There will be refreshments there.

Speaker Dr. Jennifer Garlen will look back at Roberts’ life and storied career as the four time Oscar nominee reaches the midcentury mark this October.

Garlen is a writer and former English professor with a PhD in English Literature from Auburn University. She is the author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching and several other books. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama, where she teaches lifetime learning courses on literature, film and popular culture.

What: Celebrating Julia Roberts, Smyrna’s Superstar

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
             2 – 3 p.m.         

Where: Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
               100 Village Green Circle
               Smyrna, Ga 30080



Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival Oct 28-29

smyrna-fall-jonquil-festival1The 2017 Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29. The admission is free, so no excuses for attending this fun event! There will be 175 hand-made arts and crafts booths, including paintings, clothing, furniture, and jewelry made by local artisans.

Friends of the Smyrna Library will be hosting a book sale, and the Keep Smyrna Beautiful group will be selling jonquil bulbs. Puppeteer Peter Hart will surely entertain the kids with his fun puppet show, and music by J. Scott Thompson will be enjoyed by all. There will tons of tasty food trucks and vendors!

There will be a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade at 9:30 on Saturday. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume in three age groups.

As always, the Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival is located at Smyrna Market Village, at 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, Ga 30080.


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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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

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.


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!