A collection of stories, photos and blogs on various holiday topics.
Small Business 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Area malls will open at or near midnight Thanksgiving for holiday shoppers.
Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth and other malls near Suwanee will give shoppers plenty of time to find items on their holiday gift lists. Gwinnett Place will open at midnight Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) and remain open continuously until 10 p.m. on Black Friday (Nov. 23). Sugarloaf Mills in Lawrenceville will open its doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving night at 11:30 p.m. so customers can get in place for when stores open at midnight. The mall, formerly called Discover Mills, will stay open for shopping until Friday at 10 p.m. Then re-open Saturday, Nov. 24, at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. On Sunday, the mall's hours are 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Mall of Georgia in Buford will open at midnight Thursday and stay open until 10 p.m. Friday. Saturday …
Here are some new establishments in the city limits. Are you familiar with them?
Courtesy of the City Of Suwanee, here are some of the business licenses that were granted for inside the city limits in October 2012. Also, this Saturday, November 24, is Small Business Saturday, featuring several Suwanee merchants. To find a list of those participating, click here. Also, for other established Suwanee businesses, check our Directory. -- Have you shopped at any of these new businesses in Suwanee? What was your experience? Tell us in the comments below.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Old Town Village sits more than half empty. Share your ideas.
It's still something of a familiar sight in Suwanee: vacant commercial real estate space. A strip mall on Scales Road in Suwanee, near McGinnis Ferry Road and on the edge of Old Town, sits more than half-empty. Four of the seven suites are vacant, with one of the filled ones occupied by a church. Subway and Cooley's Pizza are the only commercial businesses currently operating in the Old Town Village center. It sits unusually far back from busy McGinnis Ferry, between Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Buford Highway. -- Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. City of Suwanee figures show that this is not unusual. According to CoStar, Suwanee's retail vacancy …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 in 2012, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Suwanee. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. In Suwanee, participating merchants inclue La Ti Da and The Tire Omni. A…