NEWS APRIL 2021
FAYETTEVILLE’S BEAUTY IN FULL BLOOM
NEW CITY HALL UPDATE
Fayetteville City Hall personnel toured the new City Hall building the first week of April in anticipation of a late-May or earlyJune move betwen the facilities. Construction of the new City Hall is nearing completion, with inspections and final touches being administered. Furniture, office machinery, and appliances
are expected to be installed in late April and early May. Over the years, the City of Fayetteville has outgrown the current City Hall building located at 240 South Glynn Street, with several departments having to share space in other buildings nearby and across town. These departments, including Main
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Street Fayetteville, Building & Permits, and the Communications Team, will be located in the new City Hall building. The new City Hall building will also feature meeting spaces that will be available to the public.
CITY CENTER PARK UPDATE
Just outside the new Fayetteville City Hall back door, a series of sidewalks beckons people to visit the new City Center Park just down the hill. Taking shape to open this summer, the park will include playgrounds for all ages and abilities of children as well as a splash pad, dog park, picnic
pavilions, a scenic pond and water features throughout. Open greenspaces will offer relaxing places to soak in the sun. The scene changes daily at the park, as construction is being completed on the various features. On the eastern edge of the park, Triumph Station and The Dottie will feature privately-operated
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food, drink, entertainment, and special event facilities. (See the The Dottie update on Page 5.)
POLICE MAKE HUMAN TRAFFICKING STING ARRESTS
Police Captain Chad Myers hosted a March 30 press conference to discuss details of a March 25 human trafficking sting operation that took place in the City of Fayetteville. Read about the operation: www.Fayetteville-GA.gov/News.
NEW COVID-19 GUIDANCE TOOK EFFECT APRIL 8 Governor Brian Kemp’s Executive Order 03.31.21.03 took effect Thursday, April 8, rolling back restrictions the Governor enacted in previous executive orders. Following is a summary of Executive Order 03.31.21.03: • Will become effective April 8 through April 30, 2021 • Eliminates the Gatherings ban • Eliminates Shelter-in-Place requirements • Removes the critical
infrastructure distinction and collapses all organization suggested measures into one main list, with a small number of additional industry-specific requirements remaining • Reduces any remaining distance requirements (i.e.
distance between parties at restaurants, bars, and movie theaters, and between patrons of group fitness classes) • Eliminates the ability of law enforcement to close an organization for failure to comply with the Executive Order provisions The Governor’s executive orders are found at www.gov. georgia.gov.
THE DOTTIE COMES DOWNTOWN THIS SUMMER
The Dottie is the name of the old Fayette County High School Gym being transformed into an all-star events center behind the new Fayetteville City Hall and beside the new City Center Park. Adjacent is the old “bus barn” (aboveright) which is being converted into a multi-function venue offering a micro-brewery, restaurants and more.
Half a century ago, the old Fayette County High School Gym was a vibrant community centerpiece, full of good times and great memories. Inactive and nearly forgotten for decades, the gym building is getting an extensive renovation from Roundtown Collaborations as they transform it into The Dottie, an event venue that will light up the edge of the new Fayetteville City Hall & City Center Park. With its complete renovation as a top-tier facility only weeks from completion, The Dottie is already
being booked for 2021 events and weddings. Roundtown Collaborations is also renovating the adjacent bus barn, which will be home to a micro-brewery, ice cream shop, restaurants, dining space, meeting space, and more. Together with The Dottie and a biergarten in the middle, this entire development is called Triumph Station. “When the City years ago envisioned building the new Fayetteville City Hall & City Center Park, we wanted to include fun elements that would bring people
back downtown to really enjoy and engage with their community,” said Fayetteville Economic Development Director Brian Wismer. “We decided to partner with Roundtown Collaborations to renovate the old gym and bus barn, because we loved their ideas to bring new life to these historic facilities. What they’re bringing to Downtown Fayetteville is exciting, and we’re looking forward to seeing it all open this summer.” Learn more about Triumph Station and The Dottie at TriumphStation.com.
CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE PERSONNEL RECOGNIZED FOR NEWNAN TORNADO RESPONSE
More than a dozen City of Fayetteville Public Safety and Public Works personnel reported for duty Friday morning, March 26, in the streets of Newnan after the deadly tornado devastated the city. Public Works employees Jermaine Taylor, Julius Holmes, Walley Finley, and James Stanley assisted Newnan’s Public Works employees and utility crews in cutting downed trees and removing debris from streets. Police Lieutenant Austin Dunn, Officer Branden Zuke, Officer Andrew Berenyi, Sergeant Tyler Simpson, and Officer Jason Scarbrough directed traffic at major intersections to help accommodate utility crews, who were scrambling to restore power
to the city. Several off-duty Fayetteville firefighters also sprang into action when they learned a tree had fallen on a fellow firefighter’s home during the tornado. Assisting were Division Chief Mike Mathews, Captain Josh Collins, Lieutenant Levi Hill, Lieutenant Rick Thompson, Firefighter/EMT Cory Crosbie, and Firefighter/EMT Sam Lindsey. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends in Newnan as they recover from the recent tornado,” said Fayetteville City Manager Ray Gibson. “It is encouraging to see so many people reaching out to that community in their time of need.”
EMERGENCY SIRENS ARE A SUPPLEMENT TO SEVERE WEATHER MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENTS When severe weather threatens Fayette County, the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency activates its network of emergency sirens located all across the county, including one located in Downtown Fayetteville betwen
the Fayette County Justice Center and Fayetteville City Hall (pictured at right). The purpose of these sirens is to alert people who are outside or in their vehicles to quickly tune into their weather radios, or television and radio news broadcasts, to receive 6 - April 2021
more information and to take the appropriate safety measures. For tips on preparing for severe weather, see Page 12 of this edition of City News and visit www.ready.gov.
FAYETTEVILLE WELCOMES FAYETTE LIFE ACADEMY Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson and City Manager Ray Gibson were recently given an onsite introduction to the Fayette County Public School’s new Fayette LIFE Academy program. Learn more on the school system’s website: www.fcboe.org.
SEGOVIA WILL ADJOIN TWISTED TACO Renovation company Investar Group has been busy salvaging vintage building materials and rediscovering original architectural elements in the building adjacent to Twisted Taco. That shop on the corner will become Spanish-themed restaurant Segovia. Pictured holding a reclaimed ceiling board are (l-r) Alan Taylor with Twisted Taco (Segovia’s owner) and Claudia Husereau with Investar Group.
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CONSTRUCTION IN THE COMMUNITY Development updates from around Fayetteville Construction locations within the City 6
1. City Hall personnel are expected to move into the new building in late May or early June. 8 -April 2021
2. Trilith Studios (formerly Pinewood Atlanta Studios) continues to add sound stages to its campus on Veterans Parkway.
3. The much-anticipated restaurant Amici will become part of the Central Park at the Town at Trilith development.
4. Honeysuckle Gelato is taking shape within the Capstone project at the Town at Trilith development.
5. Construction work at the Navy Federal Credit Union on Highway 85 North is complete, and crews are fitting the interior.
6. Marksmen Properties is bringing two more office/ warehouse facilities out of the ground along North 85 Parkway.
7. The Cube Smart Self Storage building is now complete and open for business along Highway 314 next to Lowe’s.
8. McAlister’s Deli is under construction along Highway 85 just north of Aldi and Lowe’s.
9. Awkward Brewing is renovating this property across Lee Street from Fayetteville City Hall.
WELCOME NEW FAYETTEVILLE BUSINESSES STARTED IN THE MONTH OF MARCH
4M MOTORS, LLC
90 COMMERCE DR STE B45
INFINITY GLAM 2
720 GLYNN ST N STE G
58 AUTO SALES LLC
115 COMMERCE DR, SUITE E30
INFINITY GROUP BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LLC
720 GLYNN ST N STE G
911 RESTORATION OF SOUTH METRO ATLANTA
692 GLYNN ST N STE O
IZY AUTO LLC
90 COMMERCE DR STE B47
A7 AUTO SALES LLC
90 COMMERCE DR STE B23
JAMES DALLAS LLC DBA M JAMES & ASSOCIATES
370 STONEWALL AVE W STE A
AUTO CITY DEALER, LLC
90 COMMERCE DR STE B8
JLC AUTO GROUP LLC
90 COMMERCE DR STE B9
AVENUE AUTO MALL LLC
90 COMMERCE DR STE B14
KATHY'S CAR SALES, LLC
355 LANIER AVE E STE S
BIG FLICK RENTALS 2.0, LLC
320 LANIER AVE W STE 200
LANES AUTO SALES LLC
355 LANIER AVE E STE T
BLUE DIAMOND LOGISTICS LLC
110 HABERSHAM DR STE 111
175 BRADFORD SQ STE E
CARBO'S WEINER HUT AND CREAMERY
151 BANKS STA
LAYNE CENTER FOR THERAPY EDUCATION AND ASSESSMENT LYDELLO STUDIOS
310 GLYNN ST N STE B RM 405
CARE CODING TRAINING CENTER LLC
500 LANIER AVE W STE 912B
MJM MOTORS INC
125 COMMERCE DR STE B11
CLASS A AUTO EXCHANGE LLC
115 COMMERCE DR STE E12
500 LANIER AVE W STE 913
COURTNEY BON, MASTER STYLIST
500 LANIER AVE W STE 201
OWENS COUNSELING SERVICES LLC PETRY DESIGN & BUILD INC.
280 LANIER AVE E
DIGITAL EDGE SOLUTIONS INC D/B/A BRAND 2 VISUAL
320 LANIER AVE W STE 200
RSPS FAYETTEVILLE ASC LLLP
874 LANIER AVE W STE 260
ELYON AUTOMOTIVE LLC
135 HABERSHAM DR STE B2
SARAH ANGELS HOMECARE LLC
110 HABERSHAM DR STE 142
EMPIRE AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE, LLC
90 COMMERCE DR STE B34
SPRINT-N-GO LOGISTICS LLC
320 LANIER AVE W STE 200
FIRST GEORGIA PHYSICIANS GROUP LLC
101 YORKTOWN DR STE 200/206/207/208
STUTTGART MOTORS LLC
90 COMMERCE DR STE B49
GETWELL MEDICAL SUPPLIES INC
310 GLYNN ST N STE B
320 LANIER AVE W STE 200
GLOBAL KUTZ BARBER SHOP BY LAWRENCE J.
115 PROMENADE PKWY STE D
UNITED USED AUTOPARTS LLC
160 PROMENADE PKWY
HEARING DOCTORS OF GEORGIA
1260 HIGHWAY 54 W STE 203
US AUTO EXCHANGE, INC.
90 COMMERCE DR STE B40
Two Fayetteville Public Safety personnel were commended among others in April by The American Legion Post 105. Pictured (l-r) are Post Commander Bill Kempf, Fayette County Deputy Sheriff Alec Franklin, Fayetteville Police Officer Diana Byrd-Snider Fayetteville Fire Battalion Chief Chris Peacock, Fayette County Fire Apparatus Operator Sammy Champion, Tyrone Police Sergreant Kyle Pescetto, and Fayette County Marshal Sergeant Lem Miller. 10 - April 2021
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ANNOUNCED AT BRIGHTMOOR SOUTHERN GROUND AMPHITHEATER
LOVERBOY, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD AMONG THE SUMMERTIME HEADLINERS The stage is set for Brightmoor Southern Ground Amphitheater’s 2021 Summer Concert Series, which will include performances by Loverboy, Grand Funk Railroad, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction. The series begins Friday night, June 11, with Satisfaction. The band has logged more than 4,000 Rolling Stones tribute shows across the country over the past 20 years. The second stop on the tour comes Friday night, June 25, with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, which derived its name and existence from The Dirty Dozen Social Aid & Pleasure Society in New Orleans, Louisiana. Stop three will see Grand Funk Railroad roll into town on Friday, July 2. A Fayetteville favorite, this
rock-and-roll band got its first big break in Atlanta in 1969 and has continued to a build a following since then. The final stop of the Summer Concert Series will be Friday, July 23, when the amphitheater welcomes 80s sensation Loverboy. The band continues to play its early
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hits while releasing new ones in recent years as well. A Fall Concert Series is being planned as well for 2021, and those details will be released in the coming months. Tickets and more information are available at www. SouthernGroundAmp.com.