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Where are they now?

Catching up with some of our favorite people (and a horse!) who have graced the cover of Suwanee Magazine over the years. By: Lizzy Kidney, Angela Veugeler and Alicia Carter It’s hard to believe that we’re celebrating 10 years with this issue. Suwanee Magazine made its debut with the November/December issue in 2010 with Kyle


What’s Brewing: Indio Brewing

Jonathan Martinez brings the craft beer scene to Sugar Hill’s SHINE District By: Lizzy James | Photos by Karl Lamb Jonathan Martinez has officially made his dreams of opening a brewery a reality. Marking himself as the first Hispanic to open a brewery in Georgia, Martinez is not only breaking down barriers but also pushing


Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: What are negative interest rates and how could they affect my investment funds? A: Incredibly, there are over 14 trillion dollars of negative interest rate government bonds held by investors around the world today.1 That means instead of receiving interest payments as an inducement to purchase

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Restaurant Spotlight: Beto’s Tacos

Authentic Mexican street-style tacos on the streets of Suwanee By: Natalie Stubbs | Photos by Karl Lamb There’s one word to best describe Roberto “Beto” Correa – and that’s passionate. Beto, nicknamed by his parents, is the owner and executive chef of Beto’s Tacos in Suwanee. Beto’s experience in Mexican cuisine and hospitality is anything

Business Spotlight: C.C. Liquidations

This premier discount furniture shop just might be Suwanee’s best kept secret — until now. By: Alicia Carter | Photos by Karl Lamb If you haven’t been to C.C. Liquidations Home Furnishings & More, then you better run, not walk, to perhaps one of Suwanee’s best kept shopping secrets. The discount home furnishings store, opened

12 things you can do now to strengthen your college application

It’s that time of year when seniors are busy putting the final touches on their college applications. With a simple click, they’ll hit “submit” on the culmination of years of preparation. For their fellow underclassmen, it’s never too early to think about your “next step.” As your time to apply is still a little time

Into Netherworld

With Halloween right around the corner, we met up with Netherworld Co-Founder, Ben Armstrong, for a behind-the-scenes look at one of the top haunted houses in the nation. By: Lizzy James | Photos Courtesy of Netherworld Haunted House For more than two decades, Netherworld Haunted House has remained a rite of passage for thrill seekers

Sugar Hill City Buzz

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. Fall is on the horizon. Luckily, Sugar Hill has you covered for every season! The rapidly growing downtown is the perfect place to watch games this fall, be entertained by touring and local performances, and connect with friends and family. Sugar Hill’s SHINE District,

Leaving its Marc

Château Élan’s Southern-inspired bar and chophouse, Marc Bar & Restaurant, gets a revamp By: Natalie Stubbs | Photos by Chateau Elan Beautifully nestled on 3,500 acres in Braselton, Georgia, lies one of metro Atlanta’s most treasured destinations, Château Élan Winery & Resort. Open to the public since 1985, Château Élan has been pleasing the palates

Panache Consignment New Ownership

On July 1, 2019, Nichelle James-Mickens became the new owner of Panache Consignment Boutique located in Suwanee Town Center. Nichelle says she is extremely delighted to become a new member of Suwanee Town Center and the amazing community. Nichelle has been a Suwanee resident for more than 16 years and frequently visited Panache, which is

Level Minds CBD Health Club Opens in Suwanee

Level Minds CBD was established in 2015 by Shiloh and Nelson Bigles, a local Gwinnett husband-and-wife team. They are both alternative health business owners and were ecstatic when Hemp CBD became legal in January 2015, and they began research and development for Level Minds CBD. Fast track to 2019 and they have now opened Level

Shadowbrook Church Offers Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Shadowbrook Church is offering Upward Sports this winter with a mission to connect families and the community through their love for sports. Registration for basketball ($125) and cheerleading ($80) will begin on September 1, and the season will wrap up at the end of February. All ages will be part of the same league, however,

C.C. Liquidations Moves to New, Larger Location in Suwanee

C.C. Liquidations Home Furnishings & More’s grand opening took place July 12, 2019, at its new, much larger location! The best kept secret in Suwanee for home furnishings, decor, area rugs and so much more for your whole house, inside and out, has almost doubled in size — over 17,000 square feet. C.C. Liquidations receives

B-Spectacled to Celebrate First Anniversary

Suwanee’s newest luxury eyecare center, B-Spectacled, will celebrate its first anniversary on September 14 from 2-4:30 p.m. As the sister store of Sugarloaf Eyecare, which has been providing exceptional service to Duluth for 20 years, the team decided Suwannee would be a great community to expand their business. Stop in and check out their great

Bear’s Best Atlanta Classis to Benefit ALS Cure

Each year, Bear’s Best Atlanta takes part in the ClubCorp’s charity classic by hosting a golf event. This year’s event will benefit Augies Quest to Cure ALS, ClubCorp’s Employee Care Foundation, and The First Tee Metro Atlanta. The event will include three-person teams playing in a shamble (modified scramble format) and a golf and cornhole

Indio Brewing Celebrates Grand Opening

Jonathan Martinez and his wife have officially made their dream of opening a brewery a reality in Sugar Hill. Indio Brewing celebrated its grand opening on July 21 with live music by Blue Mischief, delicious homemade empanadas and quesadillas by Frita Kale-O, and of course, plenty of beer! The beer menu features a 19- hour

Art for All Campaign

The city of Suwanee does not hide its passion for the arts. In 2008, the Public Arts Commission was adopted and since then the city has gained over a dozen artworks, which developers have placed on their properties. Taking it a step further, in 2015, a public master art plan was adopted, which committed Suwanee

Suwanee’s DKs Esthetics Offers Skin Care and More for both Men and Women

DKs Esthetics is a Veteran-owned-and-operated, appointment-only solo spa located in The Crossing office park off Suwanee Dam Road behind Sushi Nami. This convenient location allows clientele to enjoy the quiet serenity of the space. DKS is focused on clinical esthetics, addressing aging skin, acne, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and sensitive skin for both women and men.

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Snapshots of the food, shops, events and more we’re loving around town. Family-Friendly Holiday Evening I’m looking forward to taking my kiddos to Suwanee’s annual Holly Jolly Day. Town Center is the perfect backdrop for a festive holiday evening, and my kids will love the crafts, s’mores and the annual lighting of the tree, not


Teaching Children the Importance of Giving During the Holidays

The holiday season is a perfect time of year for all of us to take a step back and reflect on everything we have to be grateful for. We are so fortunate to have our health, loving family and friends around us, and a place and community to call home. It can bring such great

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Leaving its Marc

Château Élan’s Southern-inspired bar and chophouse, Marc Bar & Restaurant, gets a revamp By: Natalie Stubbs | Photos by Chateau Elan Beautifully nestled on 3,500 acres in Braselton, Georgia, lies one of metro Atlanta’s most treasured destinations, Château Élan Winery & Resort. Open to the public since 1985, Château Élan has been pleasing the palates

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