city of marietta

Marietta Tree Keepers Fall Sip n Stroll

mtkThe event on Friday, October 4, 2013 beginning at 5pm, features a special neighborhood to tour with tree experts, identifying common opportunities and issues relating to trees. It’s free and open to the public … and it’s BYOB. For this Sip n’ Stroll, we will stroll through the property of Ivey Grove at 473 Cherokee St, Marietta, 30060 Certified arborists, forester and landscape architects will lead the tour of the neighborhood, pointing out the many treasures and challenges that exist among our valuable stock of trees. The experts will offer practical advice as to how we can extend the life of our mature trees and how we can plan for their eventual replacement. The experts will discuss overhead utilities, proper pruning, protecting root systems and selecting the right specimen for the right location.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own evening refreshments and MTK
will provide water and light snacks. The event will only be cancelled if it is raining heavy or lightening.  Park on Freyer St. after turning right off Cherokee St. past the event location.  Look for parking signage.  Sign-in is at 473 Cherokee St. and where the tour will begin.

Those wishing to become a member or make a donation can learn more by visiting MTK’s website at www.mariettaga.gov/committees/treekeepers.  For more information, please call 770.424.4664.

WALMART OPENS IN MARIETTA

walmartCity and county officials and representatives from Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets celebrated Jan. 16 the opening of a 41,403-square foot grocery-only store at 1137 Powder Springs Road. Approximately 90 employees have been hired to operate the store, one of the first Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets in Georgia. 

The store is strategically located within one of Marietta’s opportunity zones, which encourage new businesses to locate in the city or existing businesses to expand. When two or more new jobs to the state of Georgia are created, businesses may be eligible to receive $3,500 in state income tax credits for each new job for five years. Marietta has three opportunity zones.
The new store is located within the Bellemeade Shopping Center and replaces a Food Depot that closed in 2011. Most of the existing buildings and businesses that were in the shopping center are still located in the shopping center.
More info: Marietta’s Economic Development Office, 770-794-5717