Jesse’s brings table-service dining option to Wesley Chapel

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Until recently, people craving a meal in the Wesley Chapel area around Interstate-20 were left to choose among a variety of fast food restaurants. Jesse “Jay” Cunningham decided that needed to change. In February, he opened Jesse’s Restaurant Lounge, a table-service eatery that features live entertainment and international cuisine on Wesley Chapel Road.   “I […]

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Tots go green at Happy Mango

Store owner Phnewfula Frederiksen shows a game that is both educational and environmentally sensitive.

Phnewfula (pronounced new-fa-la) Frederiksen left her career as a music executive to focus on another passion—staying in tune with the environment. Frederiksen is now the owner of Happy Mango, an eco-friendly baby, pregnancy and children’s boutique, that opened in Kirkwood earlier this month. The shop, which sells items for expectant mothers and children through age 6, features a […]

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Easter sales give clothing sellers reason to welcome spring

Easter sales give clothing sellers reason to welcome spring

Despite the fact that 2016 brings an early Easter with the holiday coming just a week after the first day of spring, consumers are still expected to celebrate with special meals, new spring clothing, gifts, flowers and other purchases, according to a survey recently released by the National Retail Federation (NRF).   Easter spending this […]

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Wine connoisseur brings sip and shop to Avondale Estates

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Steffini Bethea has been interested in wine most of her adult life—so interested that her husband remarked she had put so much time and money into wine research she should make a living at it. The remark inspired Bethea to launch The Purple Corkscrew Wine Shop & Tasting Room. Bethea said her previous experiences as […]

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Chamber head gives reasons DeKalb is tops for business

Katerina Taylor Chamber Door 2014

Site Selection magazine, an economic development trade publication, in 2015 for the third consecutive year named Georgia the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business. “Georgia is a regular top finisher in our annual analysis of state business climates,” Site Selection editor-in-chief Mark Arend said in a statement announcing the rankings. […]

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New approach to sale of preowned cars popular in DeKalb

Customers have the option of having their cars delivered to Carvana’s “vending machine.”  The Atlanta facility has offices and a three-car garage.

Some people looking to buy a car dread the prospect of the spending hours at a dealership or haggling with a salesman over price and features. Carvana, a company launched in Atlanta in 2013, offers an alternative way to shop for an automobile. Carvana customers browse an inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles, select personalized financing […]

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Harken introduces new health care model

Harken introduces new health care model

One of America’s newest healthcare systems comes to the Atlanta area with the start of the new year as Harken Health opens a network of centers.  “I’m very excited to introduce this unique model of health care to the Atlanta area. We call it health care reimagined because we asked people what they want when […]

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Many answers to ‘what’s new?’ at Northlake

Members of the Holiday Inn team cut a ribbon to mark the facility’s grand reopening.

  Those who haven’t been to the Northlake area recently may find there are shopping, dining and lodging options that weren’t present a year ago. Renovated Holiday Inn holds grand reopening The Holiday Inn Northlake held its grand reopening Dec. 10 as corporate executives, local officials and guests gathered for tours of the newly renovated […]

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