Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Johnson Ferry Road day spa for young girls will hold its grand opening festivities on Saturday.
Tuesday, January 8
Glamour Girls Day Spa is opening its second metro Atlanta location in East Cobb on Saturday. Glamour Girls, which first opened in Kennesaw, is located at 551 Johnson Ferry Road. The spa, which provides manicure, pedicure, facials, hairstyling, massage and other services for young girls, will hold its grand opening event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free manicures and makeup, refreshments and other activities are scheduled, and visitors can register to win door prizes.
Monday, December 3, 2012
This full-service florist in Woodlawn Point Shopping Center stocks unique gifts including handcrafted jewelry and American-made felt purses.
Who are you going to call? Birthday, thank you, special occasion centerpiece or just because, are a few reasons people give fresh cut flowers. Flowers of Marietta owner Richard Nurik believes that customer service, premium flowers and unique designs are what keeps his phone ringing. “In 2004 there were six florists on Johnson Ferry between Lower Roswell and Shallowford roads,” Nurik shares, “We’re the only one left.” He believes the stale economy has affected the fresh flower budgets of his corporate clients but not individuals’ spending habits. He does, however, see a customer behavior change. “The economy has ratcheted up people’s expectations,” Nurik states, “Our job is to ask a few questions to help a customer express what they’re …
Monday, November 19, 2012
This Marietta artist creates permanent body art and offers piercing service, possibilities for memorable bonding experiences with relatives this holiday season.
Family Tradition Tattoo owner James Tuck’s tattoos start with cyan swirls that run the length of his right bicep and forearm. He doesn’t have a count on the designs that rest under his skin, and he doesn’t show them off, at least not while at work in his small shop in an understated plaza on Shallowford Road, just west of Trickum Road. Tuck is also a tattoo artist, a craft he’s been practicing for 16 years. When not using an electric needle to create, the Marietta High School Class of 1988 graduate writes dark urban fantasy novels and novelettes. Deacon Chalk: Occult Urban Bounty Hunter, is Tuck’s series published by Kensington Press. Two new releases are scheduled for first quarter of next year. Readers can find tastes of Tuck’s …
Monday, October 22, 2012
This retailer focused on trend-setting imported home goods and unique vintage items is holding a holiday open house Nov. 2-3.
The fixtures are not fixed at Touch of Europe on Roswell Road in East Cobb. Everything is for sale. An oak dining table, cup and saucer sets from Pip Studio in Amsterdam and an antique chandelier illuminating the display all have price tags. Store merchandise is an unconventional mix of new and antique home and lifestyle goods including cruelty-free, not tested on animals, French soaps and fragrances. The practice of selling the fixtures keeps the retail space evolving. Business owner Mimi Kriele welcomes change and lights up when discussing the consumer behavior of “shopping” a brick-and-mortar retailer by using wireless technology to scan barcodes while standing in a store and research prices and availability of merchandise at competing …
Monday, September 24, 2012
This specialty retailer customizes baseball, softball and corporate team shirts along with stocking a selection of player supplies and team spirit wear.
The youth baseball fall season is in full swing, which gives Elite Sports East Cobb's hands-on shop owner Ron Brooks time to get ready for end of the year holiday gift-giving, as he restocks the 1,000-square-foot retail space located in The Pavillions on Roswell Road. The East Cobb youth baseball niche market provides mainstay of customers for Brooks who has a teenage son who plays competitive ball. Brooks said the economy has changed the buying patterns of his customers, as he has noticed less free spending and more planned purchases. His stock of sporting goods includes the latest Mizuno infield glove with a price tag of $500 and aluminum and composite bats with a price range of $150 to $400. There are six Elite Sports "eam dealers," …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Dr. Li Hua Shu provides Traditional Chinese Medicine for the sick and injured in East Cobb.
Today is the first day of Chinese year of the Dragon. Each lunar year is symbolized by an animal zodiac that rotates in a 12-year cycle. Dr. Li Hua Shu was born under the sign of the dragon and looks forward to an exciting year. Shu explains what he did to celebrate new years when he was living in China. "On new year's eve, family gathers together. We make dumplings and eat a meal. "Then everyone in the whole country watches a TV show from CCTV4 in Beijing. It starts about 8 at night and lasts until midnight. "The show has music, dancing, funny stories. The actors and actresses who are on the show get paid just a little. "After the show, everybody knows them and wants to see them. When they have a concert they can charge a lot. "We have a …
Monday, December 19, 2011
An East Cobb dog behaviorist teaches people to have well-adjusted family pets.
East Cobb native Stefanie Roberts does more than talk about well-trained dogs. She walks the walk by having four, happy, respectful dogs in her household. Roberts uses positive reinforcement to train dogs in group obedience classes held at Montrose Animal Hospital and during one-on-one problem solving sessions in her training venture, The Dog Duchess. "Dogs are happy when they know what their status in the family is and when they are confident in the leadership of the pack." "Pack leaders should be authoritative without being aggressive. Dogs need set boundaries just like small children do." Roberts advises to NEVER leave children under 7 years-old alone with animals and never leave any children alone with puppies. "A puppy is exactly …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The largest fabric e-tailer in the U.S. is headquartered in East Cobb.
Fabric.com started with a simple website created by Savannah native Stephen Friedman. Friedman is president and general manager of the growing online retailer that serves the quilting and craft communities. A total of 150 employees work at the 90,000-square-foot center in a business park off of Franklin Road. Friedman said that they are adding employees in near future. Amazon.com owns fabric.com. Friedman said the global internet retailer reached out to begin a relationship with fabric.com a couple of years after his site began. The sale was complete June 2008. Q. What's the best thing about your job? A. There is a very creative element to it. Seven department heads and I spend a lot of time finding ways to improve the customers' …