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Dog Days AHHHH, SUMMER. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JULY 2018

FEATURES 14 Savory Seafood and Sultry Sips 20 Summer Hot Spots 2018: Vinings Edition

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26 Rooted in Service 34 Top Chillin’ Spots

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

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Renovate & Refine

26 Locally Owned 28 DIY 30 Lifestyle Calendar 31

Realty Report

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GOOD TIMES

Dr. Alan Gardner Photography Showcase Dermatologist and award-winning photographer Dr. Alan Gardner held an art show in his office showcasing the amazing photographs he's taken all over the world. Many patients and friends shopped for the perfect picture and went home with several prints and gorgeous framed photographs.

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Vinings Village Civic Club The Vinings Village Civic Club continued its long tradition of hosting candidate forums before the primary elections. An overflowing crowd attended the forum at the Cochise Club in May to hear presentations by district candidates.

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1. The audience listened attentively to candidates’ presentations. | 2. John Hitchins, Tricia Pridemore and Dawn Randolph, candidates for Public Service Commission | 3. Charisse Davis and Scott Sweeney, candidates for Cobb School Board District 6 | 4. Erick Allen, Matt Bentley and Taryn Bowman, candidates for State Representatives District 40 | 5. Leah Aldridge and Jen Jordan, candidates for State Senator District 6 | 6. Vinings Village Civic Club members Casey Patrick, MaryAnn Sikes, Terry Blackwell and Tony Lazzaro

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AROUND TOWN

42ND ANNUAL COLLECTIBLE GLASS SHOW AND SALE Each year 28 national exhibitors come and display American-made glass from the 1800s through the 1970s. Browse kitchenware, table settings, decorative ware, elegant and Depression glass, china  and pottery.  The two-day show July 28-29 features a club display, free seminars, glass ID, glass repair  and door prizes. For more information, visit PSDGC.com.

CHAMBER’S FIRST MONDAY BREAKFAST - SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD The Cobb Chamber of Commerce named The

JUNIOR 'MAKERSPACE' STEAMBUG OPENS IN SMYRNA

Service Fort as the 2018 Small Business of the Year at the Chamber’s First Monday Breakfast, presented by Servis1st Bank.

steamBug offers tools like multiple workshop sta-

The Service Fort is a family owned and oper-

tions equipped with 3-D printers, CNC machines

ated company providing environmentally friendly

and building and design materials. The junior

janitorial and maintenance services. Over 14 years,

"makerspace" is safe space for students to imagine,

Jeremy Fort has built a family of dedicated pro-

design and create in the same positive and friendly

fessionals who find pride in an industry where the

learning atmosphere designed to “ignite the imag-

hours are long and the customers are slow to show

ination” that Jitterbug Performing Arts is known

their appreciation. The mission at The Service Fort

for. Students will design, test, collaborate and

is to help clients get out of the janitorial business so

redesign projects that will continue to inspire

that they have time to do what they do best.

their innovative spirits. For more information, visit SteamBug.Space.

THE LITTLE MARKETPLACE RELOCATES TO SMYRNA’S DICKSON CENTER

One way The Service Fort outshines its competition is through its partnerships with local vendors, such as Georgia Pacific, GoJo Foam Soap and General Paper. These partnerships bring high quality products at low prices and in an expeditious

The Little Marketplace, a home and gift shop, has

manner when clients experience emergency clean-

moved its brick-and-mortar location into Smyrna’s

ing needs. Strategic partnerships have contributed

Dickson Center. After three years of business in

to The Service Fort’s 95% client retention rate. In

Austell, Georgia, and numerous requests to open a

2017, The Service Fort partnered with First Step

location in Smyrna, the shop finally made the move.

Staffing, a company that employs homeless, tran-

Smyrna local Jenna Meharg, owner of The Little

sitioning veterans and individuals with a troubled

Marketplace, notes: “We are so excited to be closer

past. These hires from First Step Staffing make up

to the majority of our customer base. We feel home

the majority of The Service Fort’s janitorial staff.

at our new location. Our new space is perfect for us

These partnerships were an integral part of the jan-

because of its old bones — it's cohesive with our

itorial proposal for SunTrust Park and helped secure

perfectly curated product offerings.”

a multi-year contract with the stadium.

The Little Marketplace is a creative co-op

As the Chamber’s 2018 Small Business of the

market and project studio housing more than

Year, The Service Fort will compete in the state’s

30 dealers offering antiques, furniture, home

small business of the year competition.

decor, garden art, apparel, accessories, gen-

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eral finishes paints and stains, and gifts. The

We are always accepting submissions for announce-

shop project studio offers a variety of DIY

ments you’d like to see included in our Around Town

classes to the public. For more information, visit

section. Submissions are accepted via the Contact

ShopTheLittleMarketplace.com.

Us tab at ViningsLifestyle.com.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY THE PUBLIC HOUSE AT VININGS

SAVORY SEAFOOD AND SULTRY SIPS TRY THESE TWO DELICIOUS SELECTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC HOUSE AT VININGS. CHEF BRIAN LEE DRAWS ON HIS VAST COAST TO COAST EXPERIENCE – WITH ELEMENTS FROM CALIFORNIA TO GEORGIA – TO BRING FRESH, BALANCED AND BEAUTIFUL FOOD TO THE HOTEL INDIGO'S RESTAURANT, THE PUBLIC HOUSE AT VININGS. Chef Lee shares the recipe to their most popular lunch item, the Georgia Shrimp BLT wrap, and bartender Saam Reza puts a colorful twist on the classic French 75.

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GEORGIA

Shrimp BLT Wrap INGREDIENTS ++ 6 Georgia shrimp, heads removed, peeled and deveined ++ 1 garlic herb tortilla ++ 1 handful arugula ++ 1/4 cup avocado slices ++ 3 slices Roma tomato ++ 1 tablespoon jalapeno ranch* ++ 2 slices bacon ++ 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese ++ Salt and pepper, to taste ++ *See recipe below

DIRECTIONS Sautee shrimp until cooked. Set aside. Heat tortilla in microwave for 15 seconds. Spread jalapeno ranch onto tortilla. Place arugula and Roma tomatoes on tortilla. Season with salt and pepper. Add shaved Parmesan, bacon and shrimp. Roll into burrito. Cut wrap in half and serve.

JALAPENO RANCH INGREDIENTS ++ 2 green jalapeno peppers ++ 1 poblano pepper ++ 1 ounce olive oil ++ 1/2 bunch cilantro ++ 1/4 cup lime juice ++ 1 cup sour cream ++ 1 cup mayonnaise ++ 1 cup buttermilk ++ 1/4 cup red wine vinegar ++ 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce ++ 1 teaspoon onion powder ++ 1 teaspoon garlic powder ++ Salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS Coat jalapeno peppers and poblano pepper in olive oil. Roast at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool peppers and remove seeds. Place peppers in blender with lime juice, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Blend until smooth. Add cilantro to puree and blend until smooth. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise and remaining spices with the puree.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

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Indigo French 75 This cocktail gets its gorgeous hue from Empress Indigo Gin’s infusion of Butterfly Pea Blossoms. It transforms from a deep indigo to a light violet with your mix and mood!

INGREDIENTS ++ 1 1/2 ounces Empress Indigo Gin ++ 1/2 ounce simple syrup ++ 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice ++ 3 ounces prosecco ++ 1 lemon, for garnish

DIRECTIONS In a shaker, combine first 3 ingredients over ice and shake well. Strain into flute or coupe and top with prosecco. Garnish with lemon twist. 2857 Paces Ferry Road SE. Atlanta, Georgia, 770.432.5555, ThePublicHouseRestaurants.com

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RENOVATE & REFINE

Summer Celebration EXPANDING THE HOME WITH AN OUTDOOR LIVING AREA ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY PAULA BURCHETT, MUST HAVE HOME

NOTHING SAYS SUMMER LIKE A FOURTH OF JULY COOKOUT CELEBRATION! What better way to host friends and family during this festive time of year than an outdoor entertainment area? Homeowners Gary and Shirley Westmoreland wanted to incorporate their large backyard into usable living space for that very reason. Working closely with their landscape designer, they divided up the space to include a kitchen, a fire pit and two separate seating/dining areas.

The outdoor kitchen features a built-in gas grill, a refrigerator and a sink. Adding themed decor to suit the occasion is a great way to keep a fresh look, while creating a drink station with a themed cocktail, like a Blueberry Coconut Sparkler, is an excellent way to welcome guests.

BLUEBERRY COCONUT SPARKLER INGREDIENTS ++ 3 cups fresh blueberries ++ 3 tablespoons lemon juice ++ 1/2 cup coconut rum ++ 2 1/2 cups ginger ale ++ Ice ++ Coconut flakes INSTRUCTIONS Muddle blueberries in the bottom of a glass.

Outdoor Kitchen Area

Add lemon juice and coconut rum; stir. Strain mixture and discard blueberry skins. Add ginger ale and stir until combined. Garnish glass rims with coconut flakes. Fill glasses with ice and pour drink on top. Barstools & Island: Pottery Barn, July 4th Decor: Hobby Lobby

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Recipe courtesy of SpicedBlog.com


The stone fire pit is the centerpiece of this outdoor space with a semicircle seating area for relaxation. The fire pit is complete with gas starter. This is a multipurpose area that can be used year-round. The Westmorelands hosted a graduation party as one of their first celebrations after the space was completed. They filled the fire pit with ice and used it as a grab-n-go beverage station to accommodate a large number of guests. Must-Have-Home.com

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FOUR OUTDOOR DESTINATIONS TO EXPLORE THIS MONTH SUMMER BRINGS WARMER WEATHER, LONGER DAYS AND (HOPEFULLY) MORE TIME OFF TO ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS. Vinings Lifestyle has hand-picked four distinctive, highly enjoyable and most definitely picturesque destinations worth penciling into your activity calendar. Now slather on the sunscreen and get out there!

SUMMER

HOT SPOTS 2018: VININGS ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY FLAVIA TELES

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CH AT TAH O O CH E E R I V E R N AT I O N AL R E CR E AT I O N AR E A The beloved “Hooch” is a perennial favorite among

Atlantans. The

Chattahoochee

River

National Recreation Area extends 48 miles of wooded river banks, offering a variety of multipurpose trails for walking, running, cycling and hiking. Watersports include tubing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and, of course, fishing. Vinings’ scenic West Palisades is a great spot for all these summer activities! It also includes

Free-floating tubing

areas designated for picnicking, grilling and outdoor playing.  Leashed dogs are welcome, too. Along Rottenwood Creek, explore a delightful urban retreat environment amid the mix of nature and city infrastructure; ideal for easy workouts, as the paved terrain does not pose an obstacle. For more information, visit NPS.gov.

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Kids playing on spider web

KIDSCAPE VILLAGE I & I I AT C O B B PA R K

Callie twisting knobs

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This sizeable 5.8-acre park spans two pavilions and a baseball field right in between two separate playgrounds – one for younger kids and the other for older kids, a feature many parents appreciate. The eye-catching playsets are conducive to safe climbing, sliding, swinging and jumping – all important for locomotor skill development.  The canopied structures also provide much-needed shade  from the hot summer sun. Amenities include free parking, restrooms, seating areas, and accessible ramps. 2776

Sanford

Road

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Smyrna,

Georgia,

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SUMMER HOT SPOTS 2018: VININGS EDITION

C O CK TAI L S I N THE GARDEN

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Waterfall - photo courtesy of ABG

Are you looking for an exciting outing with friends or a romantic after-hours event? Visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden every Thursday through September from 5:30-9:30 p.m. for a dazzling cocktail party.  Experience the exquisite fantasy exhibit Imaginary Worlds, where giant  illuminated living plant topiary sculptures are seen in a whole new light at night. Enjoy fragrant flowers at dusk, plus live music, specialty cocktails from the cash bar and themed activities. If you are in the mood for a delectable dinner, Longleaf Restaurant remains for the duration of the cocktail party; walk-in guests are welcome, though reservations are recommended.  1345

Piedmont

Ave.,

Atlanta,

404.876.5859, AtlantaBG.org

Georgia,

Three. Evening event - photo courtesy of ABG

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AT L AN TA BR AV E S H O M E G A M E S AT SUNTRUST PARK Summer nights at the ballpark is an All-American tradition. Root, root, root for the Atlanta Braves and enjoy postgame fireworks every Friday.  On Sundays, kids 14 and under can run around the bases, and fans arriving early can meet and get autographs from former Braves players at the Georgia Power Pavilion. 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta, Georgia, MLB.com

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LOCALLY OWNED

Rooted in Service TREES, LEAVES AND WEEDS...BE GONE! ARTICLE JOY CONAWAY PHOTOGRAPHY DONNA PERMELL "FAMILY FIRST. I started this company with the hope that it will allow me to spend more time with my family. I plan to show my two children the value of hard work and dedication and how it can impact not only family but community.” Monster Tree Service is a family-owned Smyrna business. Richard Pristera, founder and owner of Monster Tree Service, was born in Suffern, N.Y., and grew up in Long Island, N.Y. Richard received his associate’s degree in computer engineering from SUNY Farmingdale.  During college, Richard worked at Michaels arts and crafts store in Commack, N.Y., and became the youngest assistant store manager in the company’s history. Leaving behind friends and family, Richard moved to Charlotte, NC, at the age of 22 and decided to open an ice cream shop with two friends from Hauppauge, N.Y.   After a few years of operating the ice cream shop, Richard was looking for a fresh start and moved to the Vinings area in Atlanta, Ga. Initially, Richard started his career in corporate America. He first worked with Turner Broadcasting and then The Home Depot corporate office for 16 years. Richard managed the company’s Final Mile delivery program for the entire country during the last 10 years of his tenure there. In 2017, Richard’s career path changed again. This time he began looking at franchise opportunities and officially launched Monster Tree Service of North Atlanta in February 2018.  How has your family inspired your professional work? As a husband and father of two kids, I always want to ensure that I provide my family with what is important. To me, the important stuff is quality time with the people I love. This business has allowed me the flexibility to not only take care of my family but give them the gift of quality time. It is also always fun when the entire family can participate in a work event, like the recent Smyrna Jonquil Festival. 

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Richard Pristera with wife Christina Pristera, daughter Olivia (4) and son Max (2).

“FAMILY FIRST. I STARTED THIS COMPANY WITH THE HOPE THAT IT WILL ALLOW ME TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY FAMILY. I PLAN TO SHOW MY TWO CHILDREN THE VALUE OF HARD WORK AND DEDICATION AND HOW IT CAN IMPACT NOT ONLY FAMILY BUT COMMUNITY.”

For more information, visit WhyMonster.com/North-Atlanta.

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MÖLKKY THROWING GAME

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Playing Mölkky

BAGS + TIC TAC TOE

In this Finnish throwing

game, use a wooden pin (mölkky) to knock over

Sink it on the first try with this Franklin Sports

wooden pins (skittles).

Fold-N-Go® Bean Bag Tic Tac Toe Combo set.

Be the first to reach exactly

Target, $43.49

50 points to win!

LADDER GOLF Throw a hole-in-one (or something) with this Hey! Play! Double Wooden Ladder Golf set. Houzz, $43.99

LAWN BOWLING Spare no one when you hit the lane with this Hey! Play! Lawn Bowling game. Dick’s Sporting Goods, $44.99

LAWN DICE

Roll the dice with this Triumph Sports Big Roller Lawn Dice game. Target, $34.99

FLAMINGO RING TOSS

You’ll only be the real MVP if you can win this Wemco™ flamingo head target toss while standing on one leg. Target, $14.99

YARD DOMINOES Uncommon Goods, $60

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1 LOBSTER SUNDAYS SOHO American Bistro

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Sunday

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July celebration includes a parade,

the entire family will want to boo-

free live concerts, museum tours,

gie down. The Throwback Ex-

an arts and  crafts show, food, car-

perience, the Southeast's most

nival games and a fireworks  fi-

dedicated,

nale. For more information, visit

band, promises a musical journey

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through the '60s, '70s and  '80s.

Sunday, where SOHO serves its

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All-American Lobster Boil! For $30

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per person, the meal includes a market salad, a 1.5-pound flownin fresh Maine lobster, corn on the cob, bliss potatoes and Andouille sausage. For more information, visit SOHOAtlanta.com.

3 SALUTE TO AMERICA

4 JULY 4TH CELEBRATION AT DELLINGER PARK

more

information,

party

visit

14

Dellinger Park

MARIETTA SQUARE ARTISAN MARKET

The July 4th Celebration at Dellinger

Marietta Square

Park is a community- wide event that

The Marietta Square Artisan Mar-

includes Arts & Crafts, children’s ac-

ket is an open-air showcase of lo-

tivities, entertainment and a huge

cally created fine art and premium

fireworks’ show!! All activities are at

hand-crafted goods. Held the sec-

Dellinger Park on the football field.

ond and fourth Saturdays of ev-

Downtown Kennesaw

Park activities start at 2:00 P.M. and

ery month through November, the

The City of Kennesaw's 2018 pre-In-

continue until 10:00 p.m. Century

market features paintings, draw-

dependence Day celebration of free-

Bank of Georgia stage will showcase

ings,

dom, music and fireworks is one of the

music all day with concert starting at

more. For more information, visit

biggest and best in North Georgia!

8:00 p.m. featuring Peachtree Station

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Attendees will be treated to two stag-

and ending with a huge fireworks cel-

es of live music, festive street enter-

ebration. Bring a chair and help cele-

tainment, food vendors and plenty of

brate our nation’s birthday!

activities. For more information, visit KennesawJuly3.com.

4 ACWORTH FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

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high-energy

6 MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK

photography,

jewelry

and

21 'STEEL MAGNOLIAS' The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre

Set in a 1970s beauty parlor of a fictional Louisiana town, "Steel Mag-

Marietta Square

nolias" is Robert Harling's most fa-

Art Walk is a free self-guided walk-

mous work. When tragedy strikes,

ing tour of Marietta Square's gal-

the six women of the parlor band

Cauble Park

leries, museums, cultural venues,

together to support one another

Let freedom ring! The City of Acworth

restaurants and businesses on the

using humor and lighthearted con-

and the Acworth Business Asso-

first Friday of every month through

versation to cope with the struggles

ciation are proud to present one of

November. Enjoy an evening of

they face. For more information, visit

the largest fireworks extravaganzas

live music, performance and local

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FOURTH IN THE PARK

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Marietta Square

Smyrna Community Center

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

VININGS

REALTY REPORT

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Vinings

$1,910,000

$1,890,000

99%

0

5

6

Paces View

$1,100,000

$1,065,000

97%

9

4

5

Vinings Heights

$899,000

$964,610

107%

121

5

4

Vinings Heights

$849,000

$880,000

104%

218

5

5

2000 Paces Ferry

$819,000

$790,000

96%

7

4

5

Abbington At Wildwood

$749,900

$743,767

99%

306

3

4

Cooper Lake at Weaver

$719,000

$719,000

100%

17

4

4

Vinings

$749,000

$700,000

93%

214

4

4

Highpointe at Vinings

$663,763

$674,763

101%

22

4

5

Preserve At Vinings Walk

$679,900

$660,000

97%

72

5

5

One Ivy Walk

$700,000

$660,000

94%

169

3

5

Stonehaven At Vinings

$699,000

$650,000

93%

63

4

5

$637,149

$637,149

100%

199

5

4

Paces Lake

$650,000

$625,000

96%

92

5

4

Paces Village

$638,900

$610,000

95%

146

4

5

Paces Walk

$615,000

$605,000

98%

33

3

3

Oak Ridge Estates

$585,000

$585,000

100%

3

6

5

Williams Park

$588,000

$579,000

98%

34

5

4

Wakefield Estates

$560,000

$560,000

100%

3

5

4

Riverbrooke at Wildwood

$550,000

$538,500

98%

23

4

4

Oakdale Commons

$549,900

$536,900

98%

20

4

4

Vinings Glen

$535,000

$532,500

99%

5

5

5

Olde Vinings Mill

$525,000

$525,000

100%

8

6

4

Heritage At Vinings

$529,900

$524,500

99%

19

5

4

Highpointe at Vinings

Information compiled from First Multiple Listing Service and Georgia Multiple Listing Service from dates of 5/1/18 - 5/31/18. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not a complete list of all activity. *DOM=Days on Market

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

TOP CHILLIN’ SPOTS SIT BACK AND RELAX AT THESE NEIGHBORHOOD HANGOUTS SUMMERTIME IS THE SEASON FOR SIPPING DRINKS AND SAVORING BITES ON THE PATIO WITH FRIENDS. With so many options in Vinings, we've narrowed it down to five of our favorite

spots to enjoy these warm summer months — whether you're looking to grab a beer on a pup-friendly patio, a romantic dinner on the riverbank or an alfresco business meeting over bacon and eggs.

1. PASTA FIGO Fresh pasta, fun cocktails behind the white picket fence on the main road through old Vinings. 2941 New Paces Ferry Road, Vinings, Georgia, 707.434.4444, FigoPasta.com

2. ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE Unique, fun vibe in this neighborhood gathering spot for breakfast and lunch with a view of the shops of Vinings Jubilee. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings, Georgia, 707.384.0012, AnotherBrokenEgg.com

3. CANOE Hard-to-beat river view where stress flows on down the river. Riverside bar open for cocktail hour where Adirondack chairs are scattered around the riverbank. 4199 Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, Georgia, 770.432.2663, CanoeATL.com

4. MEEHAN'S PUBLIC HOUSE Neighborhood bar with a popular festive happy hour on the stone patio with TVs and picnic tables. Dogs allowed! 2810 Paces Ferry Road NW, Vinings, Georgia, 770.433.1920, MeehansPublicHouse.com

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