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Old 10-22-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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Ahh, OK. I've been to Beetles in the past- not bad. Will have to try the "makeover". I thought you were talking about a new location right in the downtown area.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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Ahh, OK. I've been to Beetles in the past- not bad. Will have to try the "makeover". I thought you were talking about a new location right in the downtown area.
Nope. Sorry, didn't mean to get your hopes up....
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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Good to hear about stuff like this happening in suburban downtowns--it sounds great.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yes, they move it to the His Hands church off 92 a few years back. I've got a coworker who takes the bus (he likes in Towne Lake), and it doesnt really save much time- just lets someone else do the driving.
Yep. I used to take the Xpress bus from Canton a few years ago, when I lived in Ball Ground. It didn't save me any time at all - actually took a bit longer sometimes - but it was nice to be able to relax and not have to deal with driving. Also, my company paid for it so I saved a lot in gas. I'm not terribly surprised they moved the Woodstock pickup point, I remember it being crowded there most days, but it's too bad that people who live downtown can't walk to get the bus.

I saw Cupcakealicious - will have to try it next time I'm up there!
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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The only one we are not impressed with is the frozen yogurt place. Yoguri (on Towne Lake) is much better.
Sorry, the one in town is Yoguri. I meant to say Menchies is better.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Just learned that there is a farmer's market in downtown Woodstock. It's not a grocery store, it isn't year round, and the hours are short -- but it's a start. Woodstock, GA - Official Website - Woodstock Farmers Market

Has anyone been to this? Is it tiny?
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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Just learned that there is a farmer's market in downtown Woodstock. It's not a grocery store, it isn't year round, and the hours are short -- but it's a start. Woodstock, GA - Official Website - Woodstock Farmers Market

Has anyone been to this? Is it tiny?
I've been several times. It's mostly produce, bread, jams, jellies, soaps, and arts & crafts. Saturday is the last day for the market this year, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Here's part of a review I typed up for our neighborhood. Bear in mind the vendors can change week-to-week:

Nearly 20 different vendors were there on opening day selling produce, tea, herbs, lye soap, and even natural dog treats. Will's Farm Fresh Produce was back this year, and bigger than ever. They have peaches, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, bell peppers, onions (including yummy vidalias), and even sweet corn. It is all fresh from the farm.

Fat Lady Baker was there selling her delicious home made breads. Bettie's Blueberry had a wide variety of jams and jellies on hand, and free samples too. Merrilily Gardens was also there with its jams and salsas. Über Gübers was selling boiled peanuts. Cindy's Kitchen had its famous lye soap as well as fresh herbs and massage oils. Mama J's Produce made its first appearance at the market selling hydroponic lettuce. Seasonest had its collection of spice blends for sale. Country Rhoades was selling its lye soap as well as arts and crafts. And if you are interested in buying something to plant rather than eat, Master Gardeners had a good selection of plants to choose from.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Thanks! Sounds like a pretty good variety of stuff.

We have decided to make the move to Woodstock Downtown. We will be renting at first, to see how we like living there, before committing to buying a home. We aren't moving until December, but that is fast approaching...
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Downtown Atlanta
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Coincidentally, the smart-growth focused publication Better Towns and Cities has a feature on downtown Woodstock this issue and praises its transformation. The way the retail (which looked iffy for a while) is filling in is really great. What a cool success it's turned out to be.

The full article requires a subscription, but I enjoyed reading the preview they offer:

Transformation of ‘a small town lost in time’

Last edited by ATL Urbanist; 10-26-2012 at 03:19 PM.. Reason: Transformation of ‘a small town lost in time’
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Sorry, the one in town is Yoguri. I meant to say Menchies is better.
No way! Yoguri is so much better than Menchies. Menchies is always overrun with kids and is dirty! All the toppings are strewn about everywhere. At least with Yoguri it's clean and not as crowded usually.
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