Buckhead needs to evolve from an enclave of homeowners to a community that welcomes young renters, Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell said in early April.
Calling the millennial generation, which outnumbers the baby boomers, the rising “profile of power,” Massell said, “We will need to be their friends as they will bring fresh thinking and new ideas.”
Part of being millennial-friendly is expanding rental housing. Massell said 48 complexes in Buckhead offer 14,953 rental units, up from 12,704 in 2012, but that growth is just a start. “We will be more than doubling the number of rental units in five years.”
Enabling young professionals to move into Buckhead through rental housing will increase the demand for such businesses as groceries, restaurants, dry cleaners, gas stations, doctors, furniture and hardware stores, gift shops, and more, Massell said.
Marcuses’ Mammoth Opening
The father-son team of Ted and Andrew Marcus opened their own location of Mammoth Hand Car Wash & Detail Salon in Peachtree Corners on March 15.
Andrew Marcus, who had worked with Mammoth CEO and President Jimmy Tester for a year and a half, is the director of operations for the new carwash facility, which has 15 employees and uses the Mammoth processes, software and procedures under a licensing agreement. Mammoth has two locations in Alpharetta.
The Marcuses took over and remodeled an existing carwash operation at 4050 Holcomb Bridge Road to turn it into Mammoth. “The traffic count is high, and the demographics are great,” Ted Marcus said. “We are very excited.”
Brickery Goes Out on Top
Bruce and Sally Alterman closed the Brickery for good in late December, but the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce made sure they had one final award to take into retirement, naming the Brickery its Restaurant of the Year at the Chamber’s annual awards gala March 5 at Chastain Horse Park.
The venerable Brickery remained popular until the end and even won a Hellmann’s Mayonnaise-sponsored contest in the fall for the best hamburger in Atlanta with its Caesar Burger, but the Altermans decided to retire rather than start again in a new location when the restaurant’s strip mall at Roswell Road and Hilderbrand Drive was redeveloped.
The Brickery wasn’t the only Jewish-owned business honored at the Chamber awards. The Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, owned by sisters Cara Workman and Robyn Marzullo, was named the Small Business of the Year.
Instrument Maker Honors Goldstein
Dentist Ronald Goldstein of Goldstein, Garber & Salama was recently recognized by Hu-Friedy as a key opinion leader in dentistry.
Hu-Friedy is a world leader in dental instrument manufacturing and recognizes as key opinion leaders those who have affected instrument shapes, designs and innovations.
Goldstein has created over 60 instruments for Hu-Friedy. His signature products include a series of instruments used in cosmetic dentistry.
“I have a true passion for dentistry, so I’m very grateful to be recognized by Hu-Friedy for something that I love doing,” he said.
teful to be recognized by Hu-Friedy for something that I love doing,” he said.