Local HotSpot: Duluth Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Duluth Chiropractic and Wellness Center specializes in chiropractic treatment for natural pain! The team at Duluth Chiropractic has been serving the Duluth community since 1988 and they are dedicated to helping the people of Duluth and Gwinnett County with their pain and injuries by treating back pain, neck pain, sciatica, headaches, jaw pain, knee pain and much more.

When asked what their favorite part about being in Duluth is they responded with “We love being a part of this community! We feel so lucky that we get to meet and help so many of the local people in this area. From local police officers, city employees, to many of our neighbors it is extremely rewarding to build relationships and friendships with our patients. We are proud of the impact we make every day and we value being a part of this community!”

The Duluth Chiropractic and Wellness Center is known for being extremely responsive to their patient’s needs. They have created a warm, friendly environment where people can come to feel better. They also enjoy giving back to their community through support of local charities including Duluth Kiwanis Club and Toys for Tots.

Where you can find them:

Visit them at 3499 Duluth Park Lane, Suite 110, Duluth, GA, 30096

Online: www.duluthchiropractic.com

Facebook & Instagram: @duluthchiropractor

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Local HotSpot: Kurt’s Euro Bistro

Check out this week’s Local HotSpot!

Voted Best of Gwinnett in the Steak & Seafood categories, Kurt’s Euro Bistro opened in 1985 and has been family owned and operated ever since! What is unique about this Duluth establishment is that they bring a neighborhood euro bistro to our small town while concentrating on the freshest ingredients and local flavors. They are dedicated to using the finest, local ingredients and offering the best food at reasonable prices!

Kurt’s focuses on what is best in the world of delicious dining while providing an intimate atmosphere with a great wine selection and a full bar. They like to think outside the box and offer dishes that you won’t find elsewhere. Kurt’s has been serving first-class cuisine for over 30 years and still continues to offer a varied selection of foods spanning the entire spectrum of the culinary world. Many of Kurt’s classics are available along with some new, modern cuisine options that their guests love!

Where you can find them:

Visit them at 3305 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Suite 100, Duluth, GA, 30096

Online: www.kurtsrestaurant.com

Facebook: @KurtsEuroBistro

Instagram: @KurtsEuroBistro

Email: info@kurtsrestaurant.com

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Duluth Calling All Interested Citizens to Take Part in CBRA (Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory) Committee

City Officials believe communication with and guidance from the citizens of Duluth is instrumental in having a healthy community. Part of this guidance has come from the Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committee.  Previous Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committees reflected a great cross section of the citizenry and provided helpful feedback and recommendations on ways the City can be more efficient and effective in its daily operations. It is important to the City that citizens have confidence in our financial health and practices and be provided full access to all financial data.  The City is set to begin its 9th collaboration with the Citizen’s Budget Review Advisory Committee on February 19, 2020, for the FY2021 budget.

The first (February 19th) meeting establishes an overview of the City’s budget process and what the Budget Committee’s role will be in the process. All Budget Committee participants will be given the City’s current operating budget (FY2020) and ten (10) year forecast presentation. They are asked to study the material and be ready to discuss them at the next meeting.

The second (February 26th) meeting involves a review of draft figures for the preliminary FY2021 budget, debt service commitments, City initiatives, as well as information relating to Capital Reserve funds.

The third (March 4th) meeting is geared toward recommendations from the Citizen’s committee, addressing any concerns with the budget and finally discussion of visionary opportunities for the City.

Officials and staff look forward to working with the citizens again this year. For additional information or if you would like to be a part of this committee please contact, Kim Jackson at kjackson@duluthga.net or 770-497-5321.

Local HotSpot: Dreamland BBQ

The first Dreamland was opened in 1958 by John “Big Daddy” Bishop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In the early years, Mr. Bishop and his wife, Ms. Lily, sold everything from burgers to postage stamps. Their barbecue ribs, however, quickly became the talk of the town. Before long, folks from all over the country began waiting in long lines stretching out the front door, wondering what all the fuss was about. Mr. Bishop’s legend grew and grew and, the rest, as they say, is history. While Dreamland has since expanded beyond their humble Tuscaloosa storefront, they’ve never forgotten their roots and Mr. Bishop’s incredible story. They hope you enjoy your visit and leave understanding why they proudly say, “Ain’t nothin’ like it, nowhere.”

Seasonal Promotion: Every Monday-Wednesday in December from 4 pm to 10 pm, Dreamland Duluth will be running a Kids Eat Free promotion. Rules and Exceptions: – Valid at the Duluth location only – Participating children must be 12 years old or younger – One free kids meal can be redeemed for each paying customer aged 13 years or older. – Dine-In only

Where you can find them:

Visit them at 3540 W Lawrenceville St, Duluth, GA, 30096

Online: www.dreamlandbbq.com

Facebook: @DreamlandDuluth

Instagram: @DreamlandBBQ

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Local HotSpot: Duluth Animal Hospital

Duluth Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital offering orthopedic surgery, laparoscopy, ultrasound, endoscopy, advanced dentistry, internal medicine and boarding. They were the very first veterinary hospital in Duluth when they opened in 1979 and they have been the recipients of number awards since then including: “BEST OF GWINNETT” award for 16 years, Angie’s List Super Service Awards, a Pinnacle Business Award, NextDoor Neighborhood Favorite for the past several years and they hold accreditation with the American Animal Hospital Association. AAHA is the highest level of certification an animal hospital can achieve and it helps DAH to stay on the cutting edge of expert medical care and surgery.

One of their favorite things about being in Duluth is the rich history the city has to offer. They have a lot of pride in their hometown and the people (and pets) in it and that is why they strive to provide a family atmosphere for all patients.

Fun fact: Duluth Animal Hospital has two of the most unique mascots around! Ask to meet Roo, the two-legged Chihuahua, and Penny, the fluffy chicken, the next time you take your pet in for their wellness check-up!

Where can you find them:

Visit them at 2965 Buford Highway, Duluth, Ga, 30096

Online: www.duluthanimalhospital.com

Facebook and Instagram: DuluthAnimalHospital

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Local HotSpot: Chattahoochee Yoga + Pilates

Chattahoochee Yoga got their start by partnering with the City of Duluth Parks & Recreation department to offer classes to Duluth Residents. Since then, studio owner and local Duluthian, Katie Karel, has grown this Local HotSpot into a 3,200 square foot studio space on Buford Hwy which offers not only group and private classes in Yoga, Pilates and Barre but also a comprehensive Yoga & Barre teacher training program and options for moms and moms-to-be with Prenatal/Mommy & Me Yoga and Pilates. The best part, they offer classes for all experience levels; everyone is welcome!

When asked why they love Duluth, they said “Our favorite part of being in Duluth is that we provide services to our neighbors. Katie loves when she realizes her new clients literally live around the corner! Since opening the business, she is constantly running into people she has met through the studio at Fridays-N-Duluth, and other events the City hosts and it has really made her feel like Duluth is her home.”

Mention that you found them through the Local HotSpot campaign and receive $10 off their $59 New Client Group Class: Unlimited Yoga, Barre & Mat Pilates for 1 month or $20 off $180 for their New Client Pilates Reformer Group 8 Class Package.

 

Where can you find them:

Visit their Studio at 2715 Buford Hwy #300, Duluth, GA 30096

Online at www.chattahoocheeyoga.com

Facebook: @ChattahoocheeYoga

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Toys For Tots Drop Off Locations in Duluth

The City of Duluth is proud to announce that we have been selected as a drop off location for Toys for Tots!

If you are able to donate a toy please drop the unwrapped toy/toys off at one of the following locations no later than December 13th, 2019. The City of Duluth would like to thank you in advance for your generosity and support for Toys for Tots.

Duluth Police Department
3276 Buford Hwy
Duluth, Ga. 30096

City Hall
3167 Main Street
Duluth, Ga. 30096

Bunten Road Park
3180 Bunten Road
Duluth, Ga. 30096

W.P. Jones Park
3770 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, Ga. 30096

Duluth Public Works
2450 Chattahoochee Drive
Duluth, Ga. 30096
770-476-2454

Duluth Claims Spot on WalletHub’s 2019 Best Small Cities in America List

WalletHub compared more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 42 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs to school-system quality to restaurants per capita. Duluth finished in the 76th percentile.

Other Georgia cities on the list that finished above the 50th percentile include Alpharetta (97), Peachtree City (86), Johns Creek (83), Kennesaw (80), Milton (79), Marietta (69), Smyrna (63).

To view the article and a complete list of the results, visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-small-cities-to-live-in/16581/

Duluth Recognized for Neighborhood Redevelopment

In an unprecedented display of creativity, the Duluth City Council approved the purchase of a home in an established community for the purpose of creating a direct connection to downtown.  In January of 2019, this home in the Willbrooke Community was demolished and the site was re-purposed as a pocket park with a pedestrian trail.  The park now serves as the trail head for a new 8’ wide pedestrian facility that leads to the (future) public sidewalks in the new “South on Main” Community currently under construction along Hardy Street, between Hill and Main Streets.

This direct connection to downtown allows the 240 remaining homes within the established neighborhood, as well as additional homes in adjacent neighborhoods, to walk into town and experience dining, shopping, theater, green space, and a new library (coming soon), without ever having to get into their cars.

The park and trail include amenities such as pleasant landscaping, lighting for nighttime access, security cameras for 24-hour safety, benches for respite, and a doggie waste station for well…you know.  The City worked closely with the HOA and the neighbors adjacent to the park site to ensure privacy, security, and proper drainage.  The City also coordinated closely with the adjacent builder of the “South on Main” community to ensure smooth transition between properties.

On October 24th, 2019, the City of Duluth was recognized by the Partnership Gwinnett Metro Atlanta Redevelopment Summit as a Runner Up in the category of Neighborhood Redevelopment for the installation of the Willbrooke Connector.