In case you missed it, we have some Scoop to share regarding the city of Roswell, Vicker’s Village, Roswell Plaza Shopping Plaza, and Canton Street Antique Market.
On November 12, the Historic Preservation Committee approved Vicker’s Village. This mixed-use development will be at the corner of Canton Street and Woodstock Road, the old Vicker’s Auto Repair shop. Currently, Cousin’s Maine Lobster food truck is stationed there.
Even though this is mostly residential, there will be some retail space below. New Urban Roswell has been our source for this story and King Lowry Ventures LLC is the developers of this 1.75 acre site. The retail, commercial and office space would be about 16,000 square feet in size and 80 apartments were proposed.
We are yet to connect with Miller Lowry, but hope to get more information from them about this exciting project. Many citizens of Roswell had contrasting opinions regarding this project, but in the end the City Council and HPC approved it with some modifications and restrictions.
Additionally, we learned that the beloved Canton Street Antique Market is closing.
From their Facebook page:
All good things must come to an end. We have lost our lease. Canton Street Antique Market will be closing the end of December. Thank you to our dealers, clients, customers and friends for 11 awesome years in Roswell!!! Now is the BEST time to shop for the Holidays and save!!!! And show your support of your local business family and friends before we close the doors the end of December. Shop Local!!
On their Facebook page and in an instant message conversation with the Canton Antique Market, they report that their large parking lot will become a pay lot with $3.00 for parking 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week to everyone. I haven’t confirmed this information with the property owners yet, but Canton Antique Market seems confident that this is the direction the property owner is leaning. There is no confirmation on who will lease this prime property at 970 Canton Street.
Scoop also reported that GC BBQ will be in the space that was formerly 9 Street Kitchen, that is very close to Canton Street Antique Market.
Also, many local residents may remember The Southern Skillet in the Roswell Plaza Shopping Center. The city council authorized the city to lend the Downtown Development Authority money to purchase the Roswell Plaza Shopping Center. This acquisition was approved unanimously on November 23, 2015. Many would love to see some type of grocery store according to comments on New Urban Roswell’s Facebook page in regards to development at this location. The amount of the purchase was not to exceed $5,350,000 and the The Current Hub reports it was $4,850,000. For more details, read The Current Hub’s article on this historic Roswell center.
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