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Great Spaces: Atlanta Tech Park

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One of Fourteen included in Our Great Spaces for Your Corporate & Holiday Events

Atlanta Tech Park
107 Technology Pkwy, Peachtree Corners 30092
404-797-1221, atlantatechpark.com

Home to tech businesses that have graduated from the incubator phase and are now seeking to grow their companies to the next level in this modern, techy, coworking space and accelerator, Atlanta Tech Park also hosts events for lovers of their industrial atmosphere. Program Coordinator, Emily Pitman, filled me in on all of the ins and outs of hosting a party here.

 Picture exposed beams and ductwork in the soaring ceilings, glazed cement floors, bright orange accents like the metal frame installation at the front entrance and giant logo decals on the walls inside. Outdoor space is also available for your event.

An Accelerated Sleigh Ride into the Holiday Spirit.

There are space options at Tech Park to meet every need, from a conference room for a small group, to the Event Hall which can hold 500 people at round tables for a seated dinner (8-10 per table). Standing events can range from 100-700 people here. If you’re not featuring a buffet or a seated meal, high-tops are available for cocktail style receptions.

It’s safe to say all of your audio-visual needs will be met at Tech Park: microphones, speakers, big screens, and four replicating screens throughout the main hall.

 The Event Hall is a long hallway surrounded by offices on either side. It can be partitioned-off with black curtains called Pipe and Drape, to give you just the amount of space and intimacy you need. You can choose to blackout the entire hallway, hiding the office spaces from view on either side. If hosting a party in this area, you can have the whole space, including the café area.

Atlanta Tech Park Event Space

The Café sits at one end of the hall. It’s a more casual area where people can sit at small, four-seater tables for a total of 30 people, or a group of 50 can stand and network with space to move outside. It includes an island for the convenience of setting-up catering.

The Private Auditorium allows for six tables of six comfortably for an intimate, seated meal. Standing room only can fit 70. If you need theater-style seating in rows for your corporate function, it can seat 100 in this manner. Alternatively, for a school-style set up with desks and two chairs at each, 40-50 people can be accommodated.

How About a Holiday Party at Atlanta Tech Park?

They don’t allow children under 16 so this space would be ideal for corporate or otherwise adult-centered events like galas, meetups, get-togethers, graduation parties, and of course, holiday parties for the techno-savvy crowd!

From cocktail hours and passed hors d’oeuvres with high tops so people can socialize and set down their drinks, to buffets or served and seated meals, they’ve got you covered.  “…served dinners are best for a party of up to 150. If you go past 200 it would take a long time to serve everyone. Typically, bigger events have buffets,” said Pitman.

Décor is entirely up to you, Atlanta Tech Park will provide Pipe and Drape, folding chairs, tables, and black linens.

The same goes for catering—with the expectation that they clean-up after themselves—although they are happy to share a list of favorite vendors with you.

They don’t have a liquor license, so hosts bring in their own liquor and hire a bartender, or attendees self-pour.

Book it!

People have started booking holiday events since the summer, so although they can be accommodating at short notice if they are available, they advise you to book your date as soon as you have it. “Companies like weekend parties and there are only so many weekends in December,” advised Pitman.

On a weekday, it would likely be an after-hours event so as not to disturb those working. On Saturday and Sunday, you can choose your time as needed from as early as 8 a.m., and ending as late as 11 p.m.

The following are quotes meant to give you an idea:

Event Space

  • Low: $2500—200 people in main event space
  • Mid: $5000—350 people in the main space, taking-up half the floor
  • High: $10,000—$11,000 – 500 people taking-up the whole floor

Auditorium and Café

$1500 – $2000
Fees are based on the space used, duration, and the number of people. A more accurate quote for an industrial/tech holiday party can be provided by Program Coordinator, Emily Pitman at 404-797-1221.

Disclaimer: Pricing is meant as a guide and is subject to change, please check with the individual facilities directly.

Patrizia hails from Toronto, Canada where she earned an Honors B.A. in French and Italian studies at York University, and a B.Ed. at the University of Toronto. This trilingual former French teacher has called Georgia home since 1998. She and her family have enjoyed living, working and playing in Peachtree Corners since 2013.

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Local Ingredients from Georgia Grown To Go

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Now is your chance to stock up on fresh, local produce and meat before your Independence Day cookout. Residents can pre-order boxes of produce from local farmers for a reduced rate online at GeorgiaGrownToGo.com. The next event is Tuesday, June 30, 3-7 PM, at 4780 Hugh Howell Road, Tucker, GA.

The Georgia Grown baskets will feature these fresh items: Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, 2lb of Vidalia Onions, Sweet Corn, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, 1lb of Jalapeno

Other items available for purchase include watermelons and boxes of beef, chicken, sweet corn, peaches, mushrooms and Vidalia onions. Whether you’re grilling out or staying in for the holiday, you can support local farmers with these fresh choices.

Orders will be available for contactless pickup at the event site, and a limited supply of items will be available for same day purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Contactless payment options, cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted. Residents can also support their community by donating a box to a neighbor or local charity.

The last event before this one was hosted in Gwinnett County at Coolray Field Thursday, June 25. Georgia Grown, an initiative of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, partnered with Gwinnett County Government, Live Healthy Gwinnett, the Gwinnett Stripers and Explore Gwinnett to host the event.

“It is because of the great support from our community leaders that our Georgia Grown To Go events have been so widely successful,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “We are honored to once again team up with the great folks in Gwinnett County to not only help bridge the gap between our farmers and consumers, but to also expand the offerings to include melons, protein and value added Georgia Grown products just in time for the upcoming holiday.”

To learn more and place an order for upcoming events, visit GeorgiaGrownToGo.com.

Source: Press Release by Georgia Grown

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The New ‘Baked Kitchen’ Food Truck Serves Safely Throughout Peachtree Corners

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Take a bite out of something different from Baked Kitchen! Their eclectic international menu travels your taste buds, with flavorful wraps, sandwiches and desserts. The Katzef family owners have called Peachtree Corners home for 26 years. In January 2020 they invested in a food truck and started operating their business February 2020.

Marketing Manager Nikki Katzef had the calendar booked for events, breweries and festivals for the next few months. Then COVID-19 hit. The family came up with a plan to reach out to subdivisions and apartment complexes to offer online ordering and curbside pickup. Chef Allan Katzef cooked up a menu and Baked Kitchen was once again on the move. To find out where the food truck will be next, check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/BakedKitchen101. ■

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8 Places to Get Steaks & Burgers in Peachtree Corners

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is known for their perfectly cooked meat, and their renowned Filet Mignon is no exception. This dish is center cut is wrapped in delicious applewood bacon and served with your choice of a side dish. The meat is tender and flavor-packed.

While it’s on the pricey side, customers say that the quality and taste makes it all worth it. Experienced diners recommend that you pair this dish with the spinach salad or the Parmesan mashed potatoes for the best possible dining.

And with Father’s Day on June 21, what better way to celebrate Dad than with delicious Firebird’s specials? There are 4 ways to do just that, as outlined in our recent post “4 Ways to Celebrate Dad at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill”. Dine in, cook a feast at home, or pick and choose. It’s all delicious.

5215 Town Center Blvd, Peachtree Corners (770) 225-4662 | firebirdsrestaurants.com

Ted’s Montana Grill

Ted’s Montana Grill’s world-famous Bacon Cheeseburger has everything: a perfectly cooked patty, fresh toppings and full flavor. The burger comes with the option of any of Ted’s regular or premium sides, but critics say pairing it with the salt and pepper onion rings is the way to go.

For an even tastier experience, follow this dish up with Ted’s Apple Pecan Crisp, which includes delicious apple pie, caramel sauce, a crunchy oatmeal pecan crust and vanilla ice cream.

5165 Peachtree Pkwy #205, Peachtree Corners
(678) 405-0305 | www.tedsmontanagrill.com

Burger Fi

For vegetarians, or anyone who isn’t a beef fan, BurgerFi’s VegeFi Burger is a great option. It includes a vegan multigrain bun, a fresh-made veggie patty, BurgerFi sauce and your choice of toppings. It also comes with the option of one of the three sides: hand-cut fries, onion rings or the tasty Cry + Fry basket combo. To complete this already perfect meal, indulge in one of BurgerFi’s creamy milkshakes which comes in many flavors, including Red Velvet, vanilla, chocolate, black + white, strawberry, Oreo and coffee mocha.

6141 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Peachtree Corners
(470) 375-6993 | www.burgerfi.com

Dog Days Hot Dogs & Burgers

The All-American Burger comes in three patty sizes: 6-oz., 1⁄2-pound and 12-oz. It’s topped with American cheese, onions, tomatoes and lettuce. It’s an all-time fan favorite at Dog Days Hot Dogs & Burgers because of its unforgettable flavor and classic taste.

This meal comes with your choice of side, but experienced diners recommend the cheesy cheese totchos, which are tater tots covered with mac and cheese, cheddar, mozzarella and nacho cheese sauce.

6025 Peachtree Pkwy #3, Peachtree Corners
(770) 449-7433 | dogdayshotdogs.takeout7.com

Marlow’s Tavern

If you’re dining at Marlow’s Tavern, the Classic Tavern Burger is a must. While the burger is simple, the delicate seasoning and fresh toppings take it to a whole new level. The burger comes with a toasted sesame brioche roll and the delicious house-made tomato bacon jam.

Marlow’s Tavern also offers a grilled chicken patty substitute for those who don’t eat beef. To top off this perfect meal, order a side of Marlow’s hand-cut Tavern fries.

5210 Town Center Blvd Suite 260, Peachtree Corners
(470) 550-1197 | www.marlowstavern.com

BurgerIM Gourmet Burgers

If you’re dining at BurgerIM, you need to try the Spanish Beef Burger. It’s a nicely grilled patty topped with grilled jalapeño, leaf lettuce and pepper jack cheese. The flavors go together wonderfully, but the jalapeño peppers add a kick of spice that isn’t for everyone.

BurgerIM also offers you a choice of premium toppings, but I recommend adding bacon for some extra crunch. If you aren’t sure what kind of burger you want, BurgerIM also gives customers the opportunity to try multiples with their duo or trio packs.

5135 Peachtree Pkwy NW Ste#925, Peachtree Corners
(770) 676-9358 | burgerim.com

Farm Burger

Farm Burger’s No. 2 Housemade Veggie Burger is another great alternative for vegans or vegetarians. The patty is made out of quinoa, black-eyed peas, kale, roasted mushrooms, sweet potatoes and spices that pull all the flavors together.

Veggie Burger pairs well with the Farm Burger fries, which are hand-cut, tossed with spicy garlic and covered in parmesan and herbs. For dessert, indulge in the Farm Burger classic chocolate milkshake, which gets sweeter with every sip.

5170 Town Center Blvd Suite 410, Peachtree Corners
(678) 691-6222 | farmburger.com

Cheeseburger Bobby’s

Even though Cheeseburger Bobby’s classic burger is legendary, the Bucket List reigns supreme. This dish, which can be ordered off Bobby’s Specialty Burger List, includes two perfectly grilled beef patties, a fried egg, an onion ring, American cheese, Bobby’s sauce and a pickle.

While this sounds like a hodgepodge of different foods, the flavors meld perfectly with every bite. Pairing this burger with a side of freshly made onion rings makes the meal even more enjoyable.

6050 Peachtree Pkwy #140, Peachtree Corners
(770) 300-0032 | cheeseburgerbobbys.com

Other Bites

Redland’s Grill
Suggestion: Filet Kabob
redlandsgrill.com

Pub Ten
Suggestion: Mac Burger
pub10.com/

Ba Bellies
Suggestion: Shaking Beef “Bo Luc Lac”
babellies.com

Ten Bistro
Suggestion: 50/50 Burger
tenlocalflavors.com

Three Dollar Café
Suggestion: Fajita Burger
threedollarcafe.com

Tavern at Medlock
Suggestion: California Burger
tavernatmedlock.com

JR’s Log House
Suggestion: Country Fried Steak and Gravy
jrsloghouse.com

Loving Hut
Suggestion: Vegan Burger
lovinghut.us/norcross/

Mojitos Cuban American Bistro
Suggestion: Palomilla Steak
mojitosbistro.squarespace.com

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Suggestion: Bison Burger
lazydogrestaurants.com/locations/
peachtree-corners-ga

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