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Captain D’s First-Ever ‘Express’ Restaurant Opens in South Fulton
Business, Dining, Economic Development, Old National

Captain D’s First-Ever ‘Express’ Restaurant Opens in South Fulton

South Fulton is now home to Captain D's first-ever "Express" restaurant. Anil Dossani, the restaurant's operator, celebrated the grand opening today along with the South Fulton Chamber, Old National Merchants Association and members of the community. During the pandemic, Captain D's was among many fast-casual chains forced to close their dining rooms in an effort to adapt to CDC-recommended protocols. Due to the successful pivot in operations, the new restaurant prototype was born. Captain D's Express has a limited menu, significantly smaller footprint than other locations, and features only a drive-thru and walk-up windows for ordering and picking up.  Image: Captain D's Express Prototype "We are excited to have one of our favorite restaurants come back to the community," ...
Sandtown Residents Collaborate with Artist on City’s First Creative Placemaking Project
Arts, Community, Economic Development, Sandtown

Sandtown Residents Collaborate with Artist on City’s First Creative Placemaking Project

After a series of community brainstorming meetings and coordination with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), South Fulton's first creative placemaking project has been installed. The four-panel monument in the roundabout at the intersection of Campbellton, Boat Rock and New Hope showcases the diverse natural surroundings of the Sandtown community. The project, which began in 2018, was spearheaded by District 1 Councilwoman Catherine Foster Rowell. She tapped local artist Allen Peterson to produce the artwork. Over a period of several months, Peterson and his design partner, Julia Hill, toured the Sandtown community and took photos for inspiration, and collaborated with residents on imagery and design during multiple meetings. "We wanted to cast a wide net to get as much...
Old National District to Hold Advisory Board Meeting on May 19
Business, Economic Development, Old National, Public Notice

Old National District to Hold Advisory Board Meeting on May 19

The Old National District (OND) Advisory Board will hold an advisory meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 11 a.m. The meeting will be held at South Fulton City Hall at 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd. in the breakroom. Space is limited. When capacity is reached, visitors will be encouraged to watch the meeting online.  The meeting will be livestreamed via Zoom. The meeting ID and passcode are located below. Items on the agenda include the Out for Lunch Food Truck Series, OND Business Development Workshop Series, Old National Aesthetics Proposal and other economic development updates. Residents with questions or concerns should contact the Department of Economic Development at 470-249-9460. Have news to share with South Fulton residents? Email us at info@cosfobserver.com. Plus follo...
Grammy Winner Lecrae Partners with Developer on 55-Plus Mixed-Use Community in Red Oak
Business, Economic Development, Real Estate, Red Oak

Grammy Winner Lecrae Partners with Developer on 55-Plus Mixed-Use Community in Red Oak

Bolster Real Estate Partners, a minority-owned real estate firm, is set to break ground this August on The Kourtney at Yates Road, a 122-unit stacked townhome rental 55+ community for active adults. The project is a joint venture partnership between Bolster and Lecrae Moore, a multiple Grammy award winner, New York Times bestselling author and now strategic partner at the real estate firm. Located in the Red Oak District in South Fulton, the $35-million mixed-use community is designed for empty nesters wanting to lead an active and social lifestyle with street-level retail, resort-worthy experiences and weekly events programming. The project was first brought before South Fulton's City Council last July when the developer filed an application to rezone the area from Neighborhood Unit Plan...
South Fulton Parkway Alliance to Meet May 12
Business, Community, Economic Development

South Fulton Parkway Alliance to Meet May 12

The South Fulton Parkway Alliance will hold its monthly meeting on May 12 at 9 a.m. The event will be streamed via Zoom. The organization will welcome special guest speaker Pierre Sackey, Elevate Douglas Data Center Consultant. Sackey will discuss strategic data center construction, and commissioning in Douglas County. Sackey is the President of Apollo Mission Critical Engineering, a strategic provider of Data Center Construction Quality Control and Commissioning to global technology companies. He'll provide insight on creating a win-win situation for the area as local leaders and stakeholders navigate the merging of massive construction and sustainable development. The Parkway Alliance is a membership organization that focuses elevating the quality of life for those who live, ...
Business and Faith Leaders Named to Red Oak, Old National Main Street Boards
Business, Economic Development, Government

Business and Faith Leaders Named to Red Oak, Old National Main Street Boards

City of South Fulton officials have named members to the city’s two Main Street Boards serving the Red Oak and Old National business districts. Each advisory board consists of seven board members with the initial appointments serving terms of one two and three years. Each subsequent appointment will serve a three-year term. The boards manage several tasks, including promoting and marketing their districts; making policy recommendations and encouraging high quality design, maintenance, renovation and repurposing of historic buildings. They also sponsor events and activities, recruit volunteers and advocate for the Main Street program. “The board will allow us to target areas in the historic Red Oak district for improvement and preservation, development grant programs that support ...
Development Authority to Hear Senior Housing Proposal on June 28
Business, Economic Development, Public Notice

Development Authority to Hear Senior Housing Proposal on June 28

The South Fulton Development Authority (dba Envision South Fulton) is scheduled to meet virtually June 28 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live on the City of South Fulton's YouTube channel. The meeting agenda includes a presentation on a senior housing development proposal and discussion on website enhancements and related community outreach. The deadline for public comments is June 28 at 4 p.m. Comments, questions and concerns can be submitted to City Clerk Corey Adams at corey.adams@cityofsouthfultonga.gov. The South Fulton Development Authority (dba Envision South Fulton) meets monthly on the fourth Monday. Special called meetings are held as needed. Minutes from the board's April 26 meeting are available on the city's website.
Old National Merchants Association to Hold June Meeting at Central Station
Business, Economic Development, Old National

Old National Merchants Association to Hold June Meeting at Central Station

The Old National Merchants Association (ONMA) is resuming in-person meetings. Members of the organization and guests are scheduled to gather on June 24 at 8 a.m. at Central Station Sports Restaurant, 4855 Old National Hwy. Updates will be provided on the Old National corridor. Guest speakers include College Park Councilman Ken Allen and South Fulton Councilman Mark Baker. Founded in 1989, ONMA was launched to create a healthy economic environment for merchants and the community. Now in its 32nd year, the organization continues to embrace new challenges and opportunities in the area. The organization holds meetings on the last Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m., which include breakfast and networking. The cost to attend the meeting is free for members and $10 for non-members. ...
Annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference Returns Virtually
Economic Development, Nearby News

Annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference Returns Virtually

The South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO21) Conference will host its 19th annual event on Thursday, March 18 at 8 a.m. Held annually, the event welcomes hundreds of stakeholders and highlights the economic landscape in Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, and Fulton Counties. This year's event will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Confirmed speakers will discuss the state of economic development, transportation, housing, small businesses and other issues impacting the South Metro region. Some of the speakers include: Congressman David Scott, U.S. House of Representatives, GA-13; Doug Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission, Executive Director and Board Secretary, SRTA; Jeff Parker, General Manager/CEO, MARTA; John Selden, Airport General Manager, Hartsfield...
South Fulton Economic Development Director Earns UGA Public Manager Certification
Economic Development, Government

South Fulton Economic Development Director Earns UGA Public Manager Certification

Christopher Pike, the City of South Fulton’s Economic Development Director, graduated last week from the Certified Public Manager (CPM) program at the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The Certified Public Manager (CPM) is a United States professional designation established in 1979 for the purpose of improving performance and advancing best practice standards for public sector managers. “It was a great opportunity to expand my skillset and gain valuable knowledge to better serve City of South Fulton citizens,” said Pike. “I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in professional development opportunities such as the CPM program and I am thankful for the support I received from my supervisors and colleagues.” The CPM program positions graduates t...

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