NEWS JULY 2022
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Employee spotlight Police C.A.R.E. Unit is back in service The Fayetteville Police Department’s much-loved C.A.R.E. Unit (Community Activity, Resource & Education) is back on the move after several months of inactivity due to personnel reassignments. Officers Sara Brandao and Scott Israel have wasted no
time bringing a full slate of communitybuilding events up to full-speed, looking at Coffee with a Cop, Cookie with a Cop, and Junior Police Academy in the rearview mirror and racing toward the August 2 National Night Out event at Fayette Pavilion.
Officers Sara Brandao and Scott Israel have been assigned to the Police Department’s C. A. R. E. Unit. Here they are pictured during a Junior Police Academy lunch break.
Police wrap up Junior Police Academy, planning big for Citizens Police Academy Junior Police Academy is a wrap for 2022, National Night Out is August 2, and now the Fayetteville Police Department is ramping up for this year’s Citizens Police Academy, which begins in September. Application deadline is August 15. Learn more at www.Fayetteville-GA.gov/Police. The C.A.R.E. Unit, which heads up most of the Police Department’s community relations activities wants to thank the following for their generous support of the 2022 Junior Police
Academy: Partners Pizza, Firehouse Subs, Brightmoor Healthcare, several local citizens, Fayette Security, Fayette VFW, City of Fayetteville Public Works, City of Fayetteville Fire Department, Mayor Ed Johnson, City Manager Ray Gibson, and Police Chief Scott Gray. They also thank all of the officers and staff of the Fayetteville Police Department for the long hours and the volunteering of time and energy facilitating this program.
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Second Quarter Employee Awards
Monthly award winners for the Second Quarter of 2022 were celebrated during a recognition event. City Manager Ray Gibson thanked each employee for their work and commitment to the City. Pictured on the top row (l-r): Agnes Bridges, Municipal Court (Superior Customer Service April); Jermaine Taylor, Public Services (Superior Customer Service - June); Michele Holmes, Main Street Fayetteville (Superior Customer Service - May); Robert Eidson, Fire Department (Employee of the Month - June); Shacara Mills, Finance (Excellent Communication - June). Pictured on the bottom row (l-r): Sherrie Crisp, Human Resources (Excellent Communication); Tony Whitley, Community Development (Employee of the Month - May); Danny Harrison, Communications (Excellent Communication - May). Not pictured: Christian Parkerson, Fire Department (Employee of the Month - April).
Second Quarter Public Safety Awards
A few Public Safety personnel were honored in recent months within their respective fields. Pictured (l-r) are Fire Lieutenant Darone Littles, who was named American Legion’s Firefighter of the Year; Police Lieutenant Austin Dunn, who graduated from The Southern Police Institute and earned the Director’s Award for Academic Excellence; and Police Officer Sara Brandao, who earned the Police Department’s Championship Belt of Excellence.
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The City welcomes new employees
The City of Fayetteville recently welcomed new employees (above, l-r) David Eller, Dustin Samples, and Justin Evans to the Fire Department, as well as (below, l-r) Kelsi Zhorela and Jorge Esparza to the Police Department, and Alyssa Hill to Finance.
SOCIAL CHATTER Main Street Fayetteville’s social media pages lit up during and after they brought the inflatable water slides to Line Creek Bus Barn’s July 17 Market Day event at City Center Park. “Thank you to the city. It was wonderful.” - Marie B. “Just what our town needed!” - Jeannine F.
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Gremlin Growlers buys Courthouse Square building from the Fayetteville DDA
Pictured (l-r) are Fayetteville Economic Development Director Brian Wismer, Clark Ninneman with Heritage Bank (primary lender), DDA Member Sarah Murphy, Gremlin Growlers owner Glenn Gresham, and Chris Higdon with Ga Cities Foundation (secondary lender).
Glenn and Heather Gresham, who own Gremlin Growlers on Fayetteville’s Courthouse Square, now own their building as well. The Greshams officially closed on the purchase agreement with the Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on July 22. The DDA bought the building on the west side of the Courthouse Square in May 2014. “The DDA purchased a strategic but underutilized downtown property,” said Fayetteville Economic Development Director Brian Wismer. “Our goal was to find a business for the space that would contribute to the City’s vision for a walkable, vibrant community.” Wismer says the DDA reviewed
several proposals from potential lessees, but it was the Greshams’ plan that best fit the bill. They moved into the space in the summer of 2016. Gremlin Growlers specializes in craft beer and craft coffee. They offer brews on draft, by the package, and by the growler fill. Coffee is roasted in-house and sold by the pound and by the cup. Patrons enjoy a relaxed, café environment where they can work online with free wi-fi, enjoy conversations with friends, and participate in the many themed events throughout the month. “Their vision is closely aligned with the City’s goals, and we have been pleased with the outcome,” Wismer said. “We initially signed
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a five-year lease, but it was always our goal to sell the building to Glenn and Heather.” Run by a board of appointed volunteers with oversight from the City of Fayetteville government, the DDA is focused on revitalizing, enhancing, and stimulating the economic development of the city. “The DDA is not interested in being a long-term landlord,” Wismer said. “Our mission is best served when we can create opportunities to stabilize the downtown core with private sector investments. “The sale to Gremlin Growlers is a perfect example of that mission at work, and we wish Glenn and Heather the best of luck as they continue to serve the community from the building they now own.”
CONSTRUCTION IN THE COMMUNITY Development updates from around Fayetteville Construction locations within the City 8
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1. The former Melear’s Barbecue restaurant is being re-purposed as a new restaurant. 6 - June 2022
2. The Dixon Farms neighborhood is being built adjacent to the Publix Shopping Center on Highway 85 South.
3. The Artistic Dentistry building is under construction at the Kathi Avenue/Church Street roundabout.
4. Construction continues on the Walton Communities multi-use development by City Center Park.
5. Lafayette Townhomes construction has begun on Lafayette Avenue near the Highway 54 intersection. 7 - June 2022
6. Residential construction has begun in the mixed-use development along Highway 85 North.
7. Retail construction continues in the Satterfield mixed-use development along Highway 85 North.
8. The former Dick’s Sporting Goods store in the Fayette Pavilion shopping center will soon be an At Home store.
9. The former Ruby Tuesday’s across from Fayette Pavilion will soon become an Outback Steakhouse. 8 - June 2022
10. Marksmen Properties continues adding warehouse offices along North 85 Parkway near Fayette Pavilion.
11. The hotel in the Town at Trilith neighborhood is now under construction. See a rendering on Page Four.
12. Town at Trilith’s Central Park (pictured) and Capstone projects are nearing completion.
13. Additional streets of unique homes are continually underway at the Town at Trilith neighborhood. 9 - June 2022
FAYETTEVILLE BUSINESSES STARTED IN JUNE (R)EVOLUTION CONCEPTS 388 GLYNN ST N LLC
GEORGIA AUTO CREW, LLC
115 COMMERCE DR STE E15
(R)EVOLUTION SALON LLC
374 GLYNN ST N
GRACIE'S CLOSET BOUTIQUE LLC
415 GLYNN ST S
A+ LEGACY DUI SCHOOL OF FAYETTEVILLE
121 N PARK DR
455 GLYNN ST S STE 207
ACES EXPRESS SERVICES LLC
500 LANIER AVE W STE 606A
LA MCLAURIN HOLDINGS LLC
500 LANIER AVE W STE 912B RM G
ALPHA DIAGNOSTIC SOLUTIONS LLC
345 LANIER AVE E STE D
305 TRILITH PKWY STE 360365
ANGEL BRIGHT LEARNING CENTER
690 GLYNN ST N STE C
LUX HAIR STUDIO
123 N PARK DR
MIA AUTO SALES LLC
180 INDUSTRIAL WAY STE E
CHILDREN'S CENTER DIGESTIVE HEALTH CARE LLC
LARRY GLEN LEWIS, MD
MIDGARD SELF STORAGE FAYETTEVILLE GA LLC
235 HIGHWAY 314
425 GLYNN ST N
DANIEL RICHARDS DBA ARCHER PAPER GOODS
300 TRILITH PKWY STE 260
500 LANIER AVE W STE 913 D
N & M STITCHES LLC
384 GLYNN ST N
DUA VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT INC
805 LANIER AVE W STE H
685 JEFF DAVIS DR N
DUBOIS INTEGRITY ACADEMY LLC
195 PROMENADE PKWY STE A & B
ROOTS HAIR & BEAUTY 275 PAVILION PKWY LLC ROYAL AUTO LLC
90 COMMERCE DR STE B46 320 LANIER AVE W STE 200 110 HABERSHAM DR STE 113
FAYETTEVILLE SURGERY CENTER LLC
350 BRANDYWINE BLVD STE 101
TALLY REAL ESTATE GROUP
FRANK SALES CAR, LLC
115 COMMERCE DR STE E7
WILGROUP CARRIERS INC
City officials on July 23 hosted the 180 Pure ribbon cutting in the Town at Trilith neighborhood. 10 - June 2022
HOA Round Table returns September 10 with emphasis on Public Services priorities City of Fayetteville HOA Round Table meetings are tailored for HOA members residing within the city limits. The upcoming meeting will focus on Public Services Department areas, including
stormwater infrastructure, streets, solid waste and recycling collection, and more! For more information, visit www. Fayetteville-GA.gov/HOA.
The Fayetteville City Manager, Mayor, and City Council members will host their next HOA Round Table meeting on Saturday, September 10, at Fayetteville City Hall.
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