Volume 08 | November 2020
Inside: License Plate Readers to Combat Crime
Local Grant to Help Small Businesses
Brewery pivots into canning libations

Anderby Brewing in Technology Park recently added a canning line. Take-out and curbside business is more important now than ever, so the owners of Anderby, Preston and Michele Smelt, took the next step and began packaging beer for direct sale and distribution. Total Wine has already purchased 140 cases and you can expect to see the local brewery's offerings at the Town Center soon. So, as we continue socializing at a safe distance, preferably outdoors, consider popping open one of the brewery's trademark sours, a bold IPA, or a big stout, like Chunkzilla, named after the Smelt's somewhat assertive and rather large cat. Anderby currently has 19 varieties of beer.

Pedestrian bridge opens, connects two retail centers
The pedestrian bridge connecting the Forum shopping center to the city's Town Center was opened Nov. 17. The Town Center bridge is approximately 45 feet high and 190 feet across.

“The bridge team is very happy to see this segment of the overall Corners Connector trail open and available to the community,” said Greg Ramsey, the city’s Public Works Director. This is now a safe and efficient crossing over a very busy highway, and its placemaking will serve the community well into the future.”

From the Mayor's Desk . . .

Local grants to help small businesses pay bills

Financial help is coming to small business owners in Peachtree Corners. While we can’t relieve all the pressure, we hope the funds will help our valued businesses stay afloat. READ MORE
City wins two international economic development awards

The City of Peachtree Corners won two awards from the International Economic Development Council in October. The IEDC granted the city a silver award for its Peachtree Corners Business Newsletter, which was started in April during the COVID-19 crisis to establish two-way communication with the business community. 

The city also received a gold award from the IEDC for its public- private partnership in creating the Town Center. There were 528 permanent jobs created at 28 new retail and restaurant businesses.

Completed in 2019, the Town Center consists of 18,570 square feet of retail space, 51,000 square feet of restaurant space, a dinner theater, 74 townhomes, and a 2-acre Town Green.

Gwinnett transit referendum fails, just barely
Gwinnett County voters narrowly rejected a transit referendum earlier this month that would have extended MARTA services from Doraville to Jimmy Carter Boulevard. The remaining portions of the proposed system would have been operated by Gwinnett County. A similar measure failed in 2019.
License plate readers to reduce crime

Peachtree Corners will install 25 license plate reader (LPR) cameras at major ingress/egress points to capture images of vehicles entering and exiting the city. The information collected by the cameras will assist the Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD) in investigating cases such as those involving stolen vehicles, entering autos, thefts, property damage and more. Data will be stored in a cloud server for 30 days and will only be accessed by GCPD. READ MORE
New Business Licenses in Peachtree Corners
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Review the many new occupational tax certificates processed by City Hall. See the most complete list of businesses with contact information.
Next Chamber event Friday, Dec. 4

Michael Alexander, director of the Atlanta Regional Commission's Center for Livable Communities, will speak to the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber on Friday, Dec. 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Atlanta Tech Park, at 107 Technology Parkway.
Year-End on tap at brewery

Join the PCBA Thursday, Dec. 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Anderby Brewery at 110 Technology Parkway for a special year-end event. It will be an evening of business networking, great craft beers, craft sodas, great food and all the while practicing social distancing.
Beverage store opens after clearing hurdles

The Corners Fine Wine and Spirits store recently opened at the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Engineering Drive. Gerald Davidson and his partners Stuart Cross and the late John Curry opened the store after several years of planning and the passage of a referendum.

The referendum vote in 2014 easily passed 1,394 to 492 in favor of allowing the city to issue permits for retail package stores in its city limits.

PTC Business Briefs

  • The Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Margie Asef as the Chairman for 2021. Asef currently serves as the community relations director for the Greater Atlanta Christian School.

  • Kevin Hendrix, PE, LEED, AP Discipline Director at Pond, has been promoted to Associate Principal. Hendrix has extensive experience in civil site design, specializing in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, site layout, grading, erosion control and project coordination.

  • James M. Pleasants Co., JMP, a heating equipment supplier at 3560 Engineering Dr., is expanding its warehouse by approximately 9,000 square feet.

  • Icebox Cryotherapy and DerMani MedSpa are opening in the Forum in early 2021. Cinnaholic Bakery is expected to open Dec. 4.

Laboratory takes steps to safeguard data
Curiosity Lab achieves security standard on information, systems

Curiosity Lab has achieved compliance with the National Institute of Standards of Technology’s (NIST) 800-171, a rigorous cybersecurity framework consisting of 171 security controls and processes.

The NIST standard governs controlled, unclassified Information information considered sensitive but not entirely classified – held by organizations and companies outside the federal government. The standard was developed to ensure non-classified information and systems are safeguarded using robust, standardized cybersecurity methods and processes.