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Great Spaces: Nitro Zone

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NitroZone

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

Nitro Zone
6344 Cash Court
Peachtree Corners 30071
678-949-3866
nitrozone.com

Who says a corporate or family gathering has to mean a seated meal in a restaurant? Why not entertain the colleagues and the kids – both children and adults who are still kids at heart, and head over to Nitro Zone for some action-packed holiday fun? Nitro Zone offers all the entertainment your coworkers and relatives can possibly handle, in one building.

If you’re wondering how this could fit into your holiday plans, Nitro Zone has everything you need for competition-driven, and/or team-building corporate celebrations. And families easily spend 3-4 hours here on average. Eliminate the worry of restless youngsters being seated for a traditional, multigenerational holiday gathering.

Nitro Zone Marketing and Sales Specialist, Kendall Lawrence, informed me that there is something for everyone. The kids are entertained, and when the adults are not joining in the bowling, racing and arcade action, they enjoy the full bar and massage chairs; everyone is happy.

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The smallest party here would be a party of 10. Conversely, a group as large as 500-750 can be amused for an event at this location. If rotating groups of guests throughout the day, a party can be planned here for up to 2000 people. Buyout for a few hours is an option, you would have to speak to one of their party planners for details.

“Quick Trip had an Employee Appreciation picnic here with 2000 people rotating throughout the day. They had face painters, balloon artists, and bouncy houses for the kids outside. FedEx had a formal Christmas party with white tablecloths…and silver ornaments dressing up the room,” recounted Lawrence.

Whether you’re seeking a chance at bragging rights, or your team just enjoys cheering each other on, there are plenty of options at Nitro Zone. “It’s 127,000 square feet of fun,” said Lawrence.

The following activities are sold-by-the-hour options for your event:

  • The Nitro Speedway go-kart races take place on a high-speed track with dimmed lights. A state-of-the-art timing system allows you to challenge yourself for your best personal time.
  • Bazooka Ball is a cross between paintball, Nerf Guns, and Laser Tag. Participants wear vests, shoot nerf balls at each other, and light-up when they get hit.
  • Action Zone includes a Ninja Course, Rope Course, and a Trampoline Park. It’s wall-to-wall trampolines. “Picture a game of Trampoline Dodgeball where you can hit your boss in the face and not get in trouble for it,” chuckled Lawrence. Bounce and flip into the Foam Pits, or try your hand at a jousting match on a balance beam.
  • Near Stacks Bar and Grill you’ll find Bowling – 14 lanes worth, with interactive touch screens, and Billiards (pool tables) with 24 televisions dedicated to sports.
  • Arcade video games with the hottest new games and latest technology. “The most popular arcade game is basketball. Everyone loves to show off who’s the best.”

How About a Holiday Party at Nitro Zone?

From a cocktail hour at the bar with the availability of an additional satellite bar if you wish, to any type of food set-up you’d like for your holiday bash, Nitro Zone’s sales team, and event coordinators will make sure the right amount of staff is on-site to make your vision a reality.

Food options vary and depend on the nature of the event you are planning. “We can provide foods like pizza, wings, tacos, and burgers in-house. You may want to have a burger bar, or a taco bar set-up,” related Lawrence.

For something more upscale they have a preferred caterer from the Norcross/Tucker area. Their party planners have worked with Moe’s, a favorite barbecue place, and Buca di Beppo. Any type of food and service you’d like is possible, as long as you give them enough time to plan accordingly.

In the same manner, any food restrictions you may have can be addressed if they are given proper notice. Lawrence explained, “I can contact our food rep. I ordered kosher wings for a birthday party recently. If we need to outsource something, we’ll make sure we do everything we can for the customer.” They do have vegetarian options: veggie burger, fries, loaded nachos with no meat. They have a veggie stack, a vegan option, as well as gluten-free options, and dairy-free cheese.

As for desserts, they have cookies in-house, and they are happy to order any desserts you may need. Usually, people bring their own cakes, but they can order those too, if you wish.

Wine, beer, and liquor is available for your party, and you can rent 8-10 tables of 10-12 to set up down the hallway. For larger parties, they offer a buffet style meal with chafing dishes to keep food warm.

Book it!

If you’re planning to have a grand, extravagant event at Nitro Zone, you should look into booking two months ahead. For a typical holiday party, a month in advance is advisable, although they’ve booked socials in as little as two days and even 20 minutes.

Nitro Zone Hours

Monday:          Closed
Tuesday:          4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesday:    4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday:        4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday:         11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday:           11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Parties can be booked during hours of closure with proper notification and sufficient time to plan.

For smaller parties, there is a per person rate. Once you reach 40 or more guests, there is a per hour charge. For reference, you can have 5-6 races on the Speedway in one hour.

Events are sold based on the number of guests, food and beverage selections, and the activities you choose.

Specials

Wednesday: 4 p.m.-9 p.m. unlimited play for $25.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: half off bowling.

Activities are a la carte – you purchase the activities of your choice. You can do all if you time it right, for a little over $50. There are often Groupons available, and you can usually find coupons in the Magazine, Local Flavor.

To give you an idea of the range in cost for activities:

  • Low: $22 bowling and racing.
  • Mid: $28-30 two races and one hour of bowling.
  • High: $35 per person to do Bazooka Ball, racing, unlimited Action Zone, and an hour of bowling.
  • Buyout: $1250 an hour for Go Karts – depending on the day of the week. 

Prices vary from weekday to weekend. A weekend grand package is $35. It’s $32 on a weekday. They’re willing to negotiate with you as long as they make sure they’re covering their costs.

Call Kendall Lawrence, Marketing and Sales Specialist, to inquire about booking your fun-for-all-ages holiday event at Nitro Zone at 678-949-3866.

Disclaimer: Pricing and specials are 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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Sucré: New Orleans-Style Luxury Pastry Shop Opening in Peachtree Corners

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Opening this fall at The Forum Peachtree Corners

Abney Harper, co-owner of the luxury New Orleans brand Sucré, shares her journey into the culinary world. Sucré recently opened its first location outside of New Orleans in Woodstock, Atlanta, marking an exciting expansion. Abney hopes to create a beautiful, magical experience showcasing handcrafted, complex pastries while ensuring quality and consistency. The Forum Peachtree Corners will open this fall, 2024. This interview by Rico Figliolini

Podcast Timestamp (where to find it in the podcast):
00:00:00 – Abney Harper’s Journey
00:01:44 – Sucré: New Orleans-Style Luxury Pastry Shop
00:03:37 – From Law to Pastry: A Serendipitous Journey
00:06:16 – Expanding Sucré’s Presence in Georgia
00:08:09 – From Restaurants to Pastries
00:12:47 – Navigating the Challenges of Scaling a Business Across States
00:15:18 – Navigating Regulations and Expansion Plans
00:17:22 – Expanding Sucré Brand Beyond New Orleans
00:20:08 – Discovering A New Orleans Passion
00:21:24 – Bringing the Essence of New Orleans to Atlanta

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New dining experience opens at Hilton Hotel

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Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch // Photo by Bruce Johnson

Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch offers southern-style fare and easy entertainment

Just in time for the summer season, Hilton Atlanta Northeast has launched a new dining option, Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch.

The casual dining experience brings understated luxury to an easy, breezy setting with comfortable patio furniture on a spacious outdoor deck, a full bar with top-shelf spirits and an impressive wine collection. The cuisine is Southern style and utilizes regionally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients.

“You really can’t ask for an easier setting or a more comfortable way to unwind,” said Andrew Stegen, executive vice president of operations for FullG Capital, the hotel operator. “In the old days, hotels had restaurants for the travelers, and the locals came occasionally. Now, it’s the other way around. You have to appeal to the people who live here.”

At a press preview on May 15, Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch was unveiled for the first time.

Dahlia’s plans to offer weekend buffets, sports viewing on the patio and family-friendly cookouts.

Photo by Bruce Johnson

“Dahlia’s is a great addition for our hotel guests but also for the local community! We are most excited about our new porch, which is the perfect place for happy hour spritz, outdoor dining and future programming,” said Mike Roling, general manager of Hilton Atlanta Northeast. 

The food is led by executive chef Robert Chafflin, who said he likes to bring an approachable yet flavorful take on southern culinary staples. For the preview, guests were wowed with shrimp and grits, braised beef short ribs, mushroom risotto, shrimp po’boys, cheesecake with caramelized peaches and a whole lot more. 

The beverages were just as tantalizing – from the signature Black Dahlia to the unexpected Southern Dandie to an array of seasonal spritzes. 

“We are excited to bring a newly renovated restaurant space, brand new porch, and refreshed menu to our property,” said Roling. “We welcome the public, both locals and hotel guests alike, to come join us for a dining experience elevated by our southern hospitality.”

Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch also has a private dining area and a lounge area—perfect for relaxing after a busy day, grabbing a sumptuous meal with the family or meeting friends for lunch or dinner and drinks. Dahlia’s also provides catering for hotel events. For more information, visit dahliasrestaurant.com.

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U&ME Coffee Bakery & Wine Celebrates Grand Opening In Peachtree Corners

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Mayor Mike Mason and members of the Peachtree Corners Business Association (PCBA), business professionals, and community well-wishers recently celebrated the opening of U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine, a new establishment in Peachtree Corners.

The event was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by friends, family members of the owners, Paula Gil and Pablo Vicens, who are married, and their dedicated staff.

Left to right:  Paula Gil & Pablo Gil, Owners

U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine, a local family-owned business, focuses on creating a welcoming space where families can gather, students can study, and friends can hang out.

This establishment offers free high-speed Wi-Fi, weekly specials and a cozy environment for all.

Paula Gil emphasized the importance of offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that cater to various tastes and needs.

Family and Friends, Staff, Pablo Gil, Paula Gil, Mayor Mike Mason, Lisa Proctor PCBA Board, Suzanna Martinez PCBA Board, Donna Linden PCBA Board, and Audrey Boyce PCBA Outreach.

The goal is to deliver the highest quality specialty items at fair prices.

“We are excited to bring our blend of coffee shop, wine bar, bakery, and diner spot to Peachtree Corners,” stated Paula.

U&ME Coffee prides itself on using 100% Colombian Medellin Coffee and ensuring all baking is done on-premises to guarantee freshness and quality.

Further distinguishing themselves, Paula and Pablo have incorporated homemade empanadas, pizzas, and pastries into their menu, all made from scratch to offer a unique taste experience.

In addition to their dine-in services, U&ME Coffee caters to those on the go with their to-go orders and provides catering services for special events.

Mayor Mason, alongside PCBA Board Members Lisa Proctor, Donna Linden, Allison Reinert, Suzanna Martinez, and numerous local business supporters, expressed their delight in welcoming U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine to the city.

“The city council and I are delighted you chose Peachtree Corners for your business location. We are pleased to have this new specialty restaurant available as part of our business-friendly city,” Mayor Mason remarked.

Contact:  U&ME Coffee Bakery & Wine
Telephone: 470-359-6972
Facebook:  Facebook U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine
Located at 3433 Medlock Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners

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