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Doyal Hill Park Celebrates Acworth History

2021-07-28T16:54:51-05:00

Acworth’s newest outdoor destination, an award-winning interpretive park highlighting the city’s rich Black history, is the perfect destination for history buffs, and lovers of architecture. Doyal Hill Park opened in 2020 and is conveniently located across the street from Logan Farm Park and a short walk from the city’s thriving retail and restaurant districts on Main Street. The park features a paved walking path through public art and in-depth interpretive signs, each telling the stories of community institutions and leaders of Acworth’s Black community. Doyal Hill in the 1970's Named for Acworth’s first Black Alderman, the late ...
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Doyal Hill Park Celebrates Acworth History2021-07-28T16:54:51-05:00

MIGUEL MORALES – 1885 GRILL

2021-05-24T17:02:14-05:00

SOUTHERN COASTAL CUISINE

In addition to the shrimp and grits, hushpuppies, and pimento cheese that made the restaurant a Chattanooga favorite, 1855’s Acworth location has a few special things to call its own: think low-country boils, plus grab-and-go picnic baskets. “We’re super excited to become part of the community,” says Miguel, “and we have every intention of continuing the tradition of bringing something special that can create another great destination....
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MIGUEL MORALES – 1885 GRILL2021-05-24T17:02:14-05:00

Chip “J.D.” Allen – J.D.’s Bar-B-Q

2021-05-24T15:35:09-05:00

TASTY 'Q IN DOWTOWN ACWORTH

Chip “J.D.” Allen opened his Main Street barbecue restaurant, J.D.’s Bar-B-Q, in 2011. Since then, he’s attracted regulars from as far as Chattanooga who come to the circa-1925 schoolhouse for Chip’s slow, wood-smoked barbecue, made-from-scratch barbecue sauce, fried corn on the cob, and his Grandma’s coleslaw recipe (especially on top of a hotdog). Chip, whose motto is “straight from the pit to plate,”...
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Chip “J.D.” Allen – J.D.’s Bar-B-Q2021-05-24T15:35:09-05:00

Bill Benefield- Appalachian Outfitters

2020-06-17T13:47:20-05:00

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

We're a full-service outdoor outfitter, and we do everything from camping to hiking, kayaks, paddle boards, stuff you can't find at big-box stores. We have a lot of local brands, and we try to stock a lot of products from the Southeast. We've been working with the city to set up some mobile locations on Acworth’s three beaches, too. We offer rentals for kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats, and canoes....
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Bill Benefield- Appalachian Outfitters2020-06-17T13:47:20-05:00

Lisa Mack- Two LiRu Antiques

2020-05-28T02:41:30-05:00

THE SWEET LIFE & ANTIQUES

In the market for vintage vinyl, an antique rocking horse, or pre-Prohibition barware? You just might find it at Two LiRu. Lisa Mack’s eclectic antiques and decor shop is one of the true gems of Main Street: a place where you can find something special for your home, hunt for the perfect keepsake gift, or wander around admiring 10,000 square feet of expertly curated treasures....
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Lisa Mack- Two LiRu Antiques2020-05-28T02:41:30-05:00

Kevin Marcy- Cowan Mill

2020-06-10T09:47:01-05:00

COWAN MILL EVENT SPACE

Built in the 19th century, the Mill has been a fixture on the Acworth landscape for generations, and in its new life as a wedding venue, it’s getting a long-overdue facelift (complete with covered patio, outdoor fireplaces, and one stunning chandelier). But you don’t have to get hitched to enjoy the newly revitalized Mill. Kevin and his family hope to share this special landmark with Acworth through community events, too...
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Kevin Marcy- Cowan Mill2020-06-10T09:47:01-05:00

Henry & Claudia Chandler – Henry’s Louisiana Grill

2020-05-28T01:01:07-05:00

SOUTHERN CAJUN FUSION... YUM!

"It’s Southern, fusion, and Cajun. My first job back from Europe was in a fusion restaurant. The Southern part comes from my upbringing — for 18 years I was brought up on a farm and my nanny did Southern cooking. That’s where you get Louisiana alligator flash-fried with a hoisin sauce, topped with remoulade. We do traditional gumbo, etouffee, and jambalaya, but then we have Nanny Castell’s fried chicken plate, served over..."
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Henry & Claudia Chandler – Henry’s Louisiana Grill2020-05-28T01:01:07-05:00

Veronica Dudley – Fish Thyme Restaurant

2020-06-09T15:04:42-05:00

FALL IN LOVE WITH FOOD

Steve and Veronica Dudley opened Fish Thyme, their cozy, modern seafood restaurant after they both fell in love with the space—and with Acworth. Since then, Fish Thyme has become a local favorite, a date night go-to, and even a destination for wedding proposals. What makes the it so special? Aside from serving some of the best seafood in the northern suburbs, the duo are part of the community here, and they make their guests feel like family...
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Veronica Dudley – Fish Thyme Restaurant2020-06-09T15:04:42-05:00

Danielle Hildebrand – Pearl’s Spa

2020-06-09T14:56:55-05:00

SPA & APOTHECARY... HEAL WELL

Pearl’s is a family affair: the spa is not only named for Danielle’s grandmother, but the space itself is also the former home of Danielle’s mother’s spa. And, according to Danielle, it couldn’t have succeeded without the Acworth community showing up and supporting her. We sat down with Danielle to chat about what she loves about Acworth...
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Danielle Hildebrand – Pearl’s Spa2020-06-09T14:56:55-05:00

HOW WE’RE MAKING ACWORTH EVEN MORE VISITOR-FRIENDLY

2020-05-27T15:03:19-05:00

Big improvements for visitors and residents in 2019 Dateline: [Acworth, GA, March 5, 2019] – 2019 might still be a new year, but here in Acworth, we’ve been hard at work for months and months to make this year the best one yet for our visiting friends. With these projects, from bridges to breweries, we’re making a great place even better for folks who want to experience our special town firsthand. Take a look at what we’ve been working on: A New Pedestrian Bridge Acworth really has the best of both worlds: a vibrant historic downtown on one side, ...
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HOW WE’RE MAKING ACWORTH EVEN MORE VISITOR-FRIENDLY2020-05-27T15:03:19-05:00
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