After the incorporation of Peachtree Corners in 2012, several citizen surveys were taken to determine what the city’s priorities should be. The survey indicated that the citizens of Peachtree Corners ranked a town center as the city’s next top priority. Residents wanted a central location to gather for events and other activities, essentially people wanted a unique place that would establish the city’s identity. Keep Reading
Wesleyan is in a prime location, surrounded by numerous restaurants that feed all the needs and cravings of its students, faculty and families. Bigger named restaurants such as Chipotle or California Pizza Kitchen are always full of Wesleyan members, but there are many places that not many people have even heard of. Places like Hog and Ale, Dagwood’s, Gino’s Pizza and Pita all surround the Wesleyan bubble, yet people rarely go to them (so I thought).
As I conducted a poll from the current junior and senior class, I came to realize 35 seniors and 27 juniors have all eaten at one or more of the restaurants listed above. Due to that unexpected number, I decided to take matters into my own hands and eat, observe and critique each place. I was thoroughly satisfied with my results, and I will recommend any of these places to people in the future. Keep Reading
The Peachtree Corners Town Center is in motion. The town center is planned to be built across from the Forum, by where Sprouts and Zoës Kitchen is located.
When interviewed, Jennifer Howard, the Volunteers Administrator of Peachtree Corners, said “The town center is going to begin construction in December and it is expected to take 18 months; so that means by spring 2018 we should see the town center finished.” The town center will hold restaurants, shops and an outdoor amphitheater. “[It will be] a family-friendly community,” Howard said.
As the city of Peachtree Corners undergoes a variety of changes, the Wesleyan community has the opportunity to be a part of various new developments. Wesleyan has been a part of Peachtree Corners (formerly known as Norcross) since it moved to the campus on Spalding Drive years ago. The relationship between the school and the rest of the community has been productive and healthy, and all signs show that Wesleyan will continue to thrive within Peachtree Corners as the city continues to grow.