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RTB Johns Creek - A Decade of Exceptional Bar Rental Services

If you're looking to make an impression at your next celebration or event, few services take your gathering to the next level like Raising the Bar. At RTB, we mix superior service and delicious spirits with the finest bar rentals in Johns Creek, GA. We pride ourselves on creating unique, delectable drinks backed by impeccable service to keep your event stress-free and streamlined, so you can focus on your role at the party while attendees have the time of their lives. our guests will not only be impressed by our high-quality craft cocktails - they'll be blown away by the entire process, from setting up to break down. Unlike some bar rental companies in Johns Creek, we prioritize professionalism, attention to detail, and customer service.

Having served such brands as Ferrari and Delta, we know what it takes to turn a mediocre event into something special. Our team of bartenders have the experience to keep your guests happy and the flair to give them a memorable time, no matter what kind of function you're organizing. From summertime shindigs in the sun to corporate team building events, we've seen and done it all, and we're here to serve you as well.

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Here's a quick snapshot of what we can do for you:

Full-Service Packages

Full-Service Packages

we'll arrive early, set everything up, run your bar service, keep your guests entertained, and clean up after ourselves when we're done. We'll focus on your mobile bar service while your guests admire how awesome your event turned out.

Brand Activations

Brand Activations

Launch your product with branded bar setups or support your event with customizable drinks, satellite bars, and giveaways. We don't just handle the drinks; we keep the party flowing.

Corporate Events

Corporate Events

From exciting team-building exercises to formal affairs, we have worked on hundreds of corporate events in Johns Creek. Regardless of the size of your corporate event, our team will handle all the details, from customized bars with company logos to a custom menu of craft cocktails.

Weddings

Weddings

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. As such, your reception is one of the biggest parties you'll ever thlmb-row. It needs to be perfect, and it needs to be fun. We've got you covered on both fronts and then some. Contact our office today to learn more about how we keep your guest's glasses full and your bar rental beautiful.

Mobile Bar Rentals

Mobile Bar Rentals

If you're looking for the highest quality mobile bar rentals in Johns Creek, look no further than RTB. We've built our business around bar rentals and have everything from sleek, modern bar tops to rustic-chic beer taps. Our team is here to offer guidance as you choose your bar rental. Once you do, we'll handle every detail - from set up and break down to staffing and drink service.

Bartenders

Bartenders

Already have your bar setup planned but still need bartender staffing in Johns Creek, GA? Our bartenders are experts in their trade and will undoubtedly raise the bar when it comes to your upcoming event.

Why Choose Raising the Bar?

RTB was built on hard work and kindness. With more than a decade of experience in the private event business, we have worked with some of the biggest brands in the United States. We pride ourselves on excellence in every service we offer, from bar rental setup for weddings to large brand reveals and everything in between. RTB isn't just here to mix and serve drinks at your next party - we're here to offer guidance, advice, and expertise every step of the way. From suggestions on how much alcohol to have stocked at your party to trusted vendor referrals for your corporate event, we're here to help.

At the end of the day, our goal is to ensure that our clients get the hard work and attention they deserve. When you choose Raising the Bar, know that we will do everything in our power to make you, your guests, and your event feel extra special. We are dedicated to giving every one of our clients a white glove experience, whether your purchase a full-service package or need an experienced bartender.

Bar Rentals in Johns Creek, GA

The idea of thlmb-rowing a big party or get-together for your friends or co-workers is an exciting prospect. When it comes down to the logistics of your bar service, however, planning can become a nightmare. Thankfully, there's an easier, more efficient way to arrange for a stunning bar setup - bar rentals from Raising the Bar. When you hire RTB, you can rest easy knowing we have all the details covered.

We are proud to offer the most streamlined bar rental services in Johns Creek. Our doesn't just arrive at your location and start slinging drinks.

Setting up your bar rental is important, of course, but we also handle all the requirements your bar may need:

  • Set Up Bar Rental
  • Handle Purchase Orders
  • Arrange for Alcohol Delivery
  • Ensure Bar is Stocked
  • Maintain Excellent Quality Control
  • Provide Fully Trained, Fun Bartenders
  • Provide Cash Control and Inventory Management
  • Custom Cocktail Creation
  • Provide a Fun, Memorable Bar Rental Experience
  • Collect Glassware After Event Ends
  • Break Down Bar and Clean Up After Event Ends
 Bartenders For Parties Johns Creek, GA

Of course, what kind of mobile bar service would we be if we didn't provide the most innovative, tasty beverages for partygoers to enjoy? RTB stands tall above all other portable bar rentals in Georgia with custom-made cocktails to fit any themed event and even customized menus for your guests. Example events that are perfect for RTB bar rentals include sales meetings, real estate open houses, holiday staff parties, software release parties, team building mixology meetings, birthday parties, barbecues, and more.

At RTB, we earned our stripes by showing off what we can do in front of thousands of people. With our extensive experience, innovative cocktails, and top-notch bartenders, you can't go wrong with Raising the Bar.

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Benefits of Bar Rentals in Johns Creek

We get feedback from our amazing clients every day, telling us how we helped make their event bigger and better than they thought possible. We're in the business of making your party or gathering unforgettable, but we also provide convenience and peace of mind for busy people planning events.

Here are just a few more reasons why our customers love our bar rentals in Johns Creek:

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Our mobile bars can be personalized to match nearly any theme and any type of event. Need to have your company's logo on display? We can make that happen. Have a fun custom cocktail idea for your wedding day? Give us a shout - we'd love to hear what you're thinking. Unlike some of our competition, we encourage our customers to get creative with us. There are many options to make your bar rental stand out, from LED lighting coupled with a sleek, modern bar to luxurious displays with custom cocktail menus.

Less Stress

Less Stress

Planning a party can be a blast, that's for sure. But trying to handle event setup and logistics? Not so much. Setting up tables, chairs, and other items is time-consuming and frustrating. RTB eliminates this stress by arriving at your event location with everything ready to go - from your mobile bar setup to drink service and more. You've got more important things to worry about than whether the lemons are fully stocked at the bar. Let us take care of the "nitty-gritty" while you focus on enjoying your event.

Save Money

Save Money

Because RTB supplies you with everything you need for your bar rental service, most customers end up saving money in the long run when they work with us. Common costs that we can help alleviate for you include purchasing barstools, glasses, garnishes, mixers, sodas, and more. Additionally, our team sets everything up, breaks everything down, and cleans up after the party. This service also saves our customers money, who would otherwise need to make arrangements for storage as well as a clean-up crew at the end of the night.

Bartender Staffing in Johns Creek, GA

At Raising the Bar, we understand how important it is to have a qualified, trustworthy team of bartenders at your event. From drink service to limiting alcohol consumption, you need to be able to rely on your bartender from the moment your event starts until it ends. We are proud to have skilled, fully insured bartenders who are ready and waiting to make an impression at your next big event. Unlike dull, run-of-the-mill bartenders, our team won't suck the life out of your party - we'll keep your guests entertained and their glasses full so that the good times keep rolling.

 Bar Rentals & Bartender Staffing Johns Creek, GA

Curious what kind of events our bartenders can help cover?

Here are just a few of our specialties:
 Portable Bar Rental Johns Creek, GA
Bartenders for Weddings in Johns Creek

We will work with you to supply a professional bartender at your wedding, so you can say "I Do" without worrying about your drink service.

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Bartenders for Corporate Functions in Johns Creek

RTB can provide bartenders for your upcoming company dinner, award ceremony, team building exercise, and more. Our bartenders will be dressed for the occasion and will provide service that is tailored to your occasion.

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Bartenders for Social Gatherings in Johns Creek

Our enthusiastic, high-energy bartenders make a great addition to any party or social gathering, big or small.

 Mobile Bar Service Johns Creek, GA
Bartenders for Private Events in Johns Creek

Thlmb-rowing a private birthday bash? Perhaps you're thinking about a small celebration for your anniversary. Whatever the occasion, RTB will supply a hardworking, professional bartender for your private event.

Depending on the type of event you have in mind, our bartenders are also trained for more "out of the box" events as part of our signature service packages. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Mixology Classes
  • Mixology Demonstrations
  • Beer and Wine Sommelier
  • Bourbon Master
  • Craft Cocktails
  • Build Your Own Mule Bar
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Concessions Services in Johns Creek, GA

In addition to bar rentals in Johns Creek, GA, Raising the Bar also offers a suite of concessions services for events in Georgia. RTB concessions were born out of the desire to provide a next-generation beverage experience. This service is tailored to brand sponsors who wish to provide consumers with an elevated cocktail experience in a large setting. Special events and festivals in Georgia are only glmb-rowing in popularity. Today, consumers attending these events expect a wider variety of drink choices. They crave a personalized experience, and Raising the Bar is the perfect partner to choose when executing such an event

For brand sponsors, having a partner that provides a memorable consumer experience is crucial for maximizing ROI. Our ability to work with all trade partners (venue owners, brand owners, and distributors) makes their sponsorship money work harder. With more than a decade of experience, a highly trained staff of bartenders, and customizable bar services, we stand tall as Johns Creek's most trusted boutique concessions provider. Having worked with many large-scale festivals, sporting events, and corporate events, we are confident that our beverage program gives consumers an unrivaled experience. Equally important, we give brand sponsors a key source of income.

 Bartenders For Events Johns Creek, GA

We're Ready to Serve Up a Great Time

Ready to learn more about how Raising the Bar can transform your boring party into a fun, exciting party?

Our team of experts is ready to help you get started. Contact our office in Johns Creek today at 404-826-5945. Before you know it, you'll be sipping a craft cocktail next to a branded bar rental while your guests rave about your amazing event.

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Latest News in Johns Creek, GA

Gov. Kemp: Boston Scientific Expands Research Capabilities in Georgia with $62.5 Million Investment in Johns Creek

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Boston Scientific, a leading manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional medical specialties, will construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Johns Creek. The $62.5 million investment is expected to bring roughly 340 new jobs to Fulton County over the next seven years."As home to some of the leading universities and technical colleges in the country, Georgia produces top talent for growing fields like the Life Sciences indu...

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Boston Scientific, a leading manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional medical specialties, will construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Johns Creek. The $62.5 million investment is expected to bring roughly 340 new jobs to Fulton County over the next seven years.

"As home to some of the leading universities and technical colleges in the country, Georgia produces top talent for growing fields like the Life Sciences industry," said Governor Kemp. "Boston Scientific will find well-educated, well-trained, and hardworking Georgians who are eager to support the company’s life-changing work to fill these new positions. I look forward to seeing the impact of this expansion here in Georgia and far beyond as they keep the Peach State on the cutting edge of medical science."

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Boston Scientific designs, develops, and manufactures a wide range of medical devices and therapies used in less-invasive procedures across a range of medical specialties. Its solutions and technologies are used by healthcare providers in specialties like endoscopy, cardiology, peripheral interventions, oncology, urology, and neurology. Its more than 17,000 products are used to treat approximately 30 million patients around the world each year.

"As we expand our presence in Georgia, we remain grateful to all of our local employees whose work is already making a difference for healthcare providers and patients around the world," said Brad Sorenson, Executive Vice President, Global Operations at Boston Scientific. "Our new site in Johns Creek will enable continued growth as we fulfill our mission to transform lives."

In 2016, Boston Scientific purchased Georgia-based EndoChoice. Boston Scientific employs approximately 300 individuals in Georgia and more than 41,000 individuals globally. Its new facility will be located at 11350 Johns Creek Parkway in Johns Creek.

"We are thrilled that Boston Scientific has chosen Johns Creek for their state-of-the-art facility," said Johns Creek Mayor John Bradberry. "By locating in our Town Center, Boston Scientific underscores Johns Creek as a leading destination for healthcare innovation and wellness."

"Today’s announcement is a game changer for Fulton County, adding such a world class brand like Boston Scientific to our life science ecosystem," said Marty Turpeau, Chairman of the Development Authority of Fulton County. "We work hard as an Authority to strategically use our tools to help our cities grow through new investment and job creation, and today is the result of that work."

"We could not be more thrilled with the decision by Boston Scientific to significantly expand their operations with a new facility in Johns Creek," said Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Katie Kirkpatrick. "Metro Atlanta is rich in assets to support the life sciences industry, including our medical schools, our universities, our large cluster of life science businesses, our highly educated and skilled workforce and more. The region is experiencing growing momentum in the life sciences industry, and we look forward to supporting Boston Scientific with their expansion plans."

Director of Life Sciences EJane Caraway represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this competitive project in partnership with the City of Johns Creek, the Fulton County Development Authority, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.

"We welcome the expansion of a highly respected company like Boston Scientific, which is an ideal addition to the robust and growing life sciences ecosystem in Georgia," said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Collaborative relationships between the state’s universities, technical college systems, and companies inspire innovation, and we are excited that Boston Scientific recognizes this opportunity. Thank you to our partners in the City of Johns Creek and Fulton County for their support in bringing this important project home."

There are more than 2,200 clinical trials recruiting or underway in Georgia. From 2014 through 2017, there were 547 patents awarded to applicants from Georgia for drugs and pharmaceuticals. In 2021, Georgia exported $3.2 billion in immunological products and $1.9 billion in medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

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Medical manufacturer invests $62.5M in Georgia facility

ATLANTA – A leading medical device manufacturer plans to construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Fulton County.Release:Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Boston Scientific, a leading manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional medical specialties, will construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Johns Creek. The $62.5 million investment is expected to bring roughly 340 new jobs to Fulton County over the next seven years.“As home to some of the leading universi...

ATLANTA – A leading medical device manufacturer plans to construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Fulton County.

Release:

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Boston Scientific, a leading manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional medical specialties, will construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Johns Creek. The $62.5 million investment is expected to bring roughly 340 new jobs to Fulton County over the next seven years.

“As home to some of the leading universities and technical colleges in the country, Georgia produces top talent for growing fields like the Life Sciences industry,” said Governor Kemp. “Boston Scientific will find well-educated, well-trained, and hardworking Georgians who are eager to support the company’s life-changing work to fill these new positions. I look forward to seeing the impact of this expansion here in Georgia and far beyond as they keep the Peach State on the cutting edge of medical science.”

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Boston Scientific designs, develops, and manufactures a wide range of medical devices and therapies used in less-invasive procedures across a range of medical specialties. Its solutions and technologies are used by healthcare providers in specialties like endoscopy, cardiology, peripheral interventions, oncology, urology, and neurology. Its more than 17,000 products are used to treat approximately 30 million patients around the world each year.

“As we expand our presence in Georgia, we remain grateful to all of our local employees whose work is already making a difference for healthcare providers and patients around the world,” said Brad Sorenson, Executive Vice President, Global Operations at Boston Scientific. “Our new site in Johns Creek will enable continued growth as we fulfill our mission to transform lives.”

In 2016, Boston Scientific purchased Georgia-based EndoChoice. Boston Scientific employs approximately 300 individuals in Georgia and more than 41,000 individuals globally. Its new facility will be located at 11350 Johns Creek Parkway in Johns Creek.

“We are thrilled that Boston Scientific has chosen Johns Creek for their state-of-the-art facility,” said Johns Creek Mayor John Bradberry. “By locating in our Town Center, Boston Scientific underscores Johns Creek as a leading destination for healthcare innovation and wellness.”

“Today’s announcement is a game changer for Fulton County, adding such a world class brand like Boston Scientific to our life science ecosystem,” said Marty Turpeau, Chairman of the Development Authority of Fulton County. “We work hard as an Authority to strategically use our tools to help our cities grow through new investment and job creation, and today is the result of that work.”

“We could not be more thrilled with the decision by Boston Scientific to significantly expand their operations with a new facility in Johns Creek,” said Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Katie Kirkpatrick. “Metro Atlanta is rich in assets to support the life sciences industry, including our medical schools, our universities, our large cluster of life science businesses, our highly educated and skilled workforce and more. The region is experiencing growing momentum in the life sciences industry, and we look forward to supporting Boston Scientific with their expansion plans.”

Director of Life Sciences EJane Caraway represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this competitive project in partnership with the City of Johns Creek, the Fulton County Development Authority, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.

“We welcome the expansion of a highly respected company like Boston Scientific, which is an ideal addition to the robust and growing life sciences ecosystem in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Collaborative relationships between the state’s universities, technical college systems, and companies inspire innovation, and we are excited that Boston Scientific recognizes this opportunity. Thank you to our partners in the City of Johns Creek and Fulton County for their support in bringing this important project home.”

There are more than 2,200 clinical trials recruiting or underway in Georgia. From 2014 through 2017, there were 547 patents awarded to applicants from Georgia for drugs and pharmaceuticals. In 2021, Georgia exported $3.2 billion in immunological products and $1.9 billion in medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Bartley Forrester Wins U.S. Amateur Qualifier

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech rising senior Bartley Forrester qualified to play in his second U.S. Amateur championship Tuesday by winning co-medalist honors in the 36-hole qualifier at the Standard Club in Johns Creek, Ga. He will join fellow rising senior Ross Steelman at the 122nd U.S. Amateur Aug. 15-21 in Paramus, N.J.Forrester played 36 bogey-free holes at The Standard Club, posting scores of 67-69 for an 8-under-par total of 136, matching that of Steve Kibare of Can...

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech rising senior Bartley Forrester qualified to play in his second U.S. Amateur championship Tuesday by winning co-medalist honors in the 36-hole qualifier at the Standard Club in Johns Creek, Ga. He will join fellow rising senior Ross Steelman at the 122nd U.S. Amateur Aug. 15-21 in Paramus, N.J.

Forrester played 36 bogey-free holes at The Standard Club, posting scores of 67-69 for an 8-under-par total of 136, matching that of Steve Kibare of Canton, Ga. The All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer held the lead alone for most of the day Tuesday before Kibare, a rising junior at Dalton State College, made birdie at the final hole, a 562-yard par-5.

The Gainesville, Ga., native left nothing to chance this time around in qualifying for his second U.S. Amateur. Last summer, Forrester lost a playoff for the fifth and final qualifying spot at the Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course. But he got a spot in the 312-player field at Oakmont, Pa., as an alternate.

The performance Monday and Tuesday was the latest in a series of successes for Forrester, who made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team and was honorable mention all-America in the spring for the Yellow Jackets. Forrester was Tech’s highest finisher (tie for 15th) at the NCAA Championship, won The Calusa Cup and posted three other top-10 finishes during the year. He came in at No. 77 in the final Golfstat national rankings, second highest on the team, and helped the Jackets win five tournaments and finish the year ranked No. 10 nationally.

Forrester made the All-ACC team and was an honorable mention All-American in 2022.

Nicolas Cassidy and Deven Patel, both of Johns Creek, Ga., tied for third place in the qualifier at 7-under-par 137, and Miles Jones of Suwanee, Ga., finished fifth at 6-under-par 138 to capture the other three qualifying spots available.

Rising Tech senior Andy Mao (Johns Creek, Ga.) became the second alternate following a three-for-two playoff with Jackson Buchanan of Dacula, Ga., and Sean Niles of Cumming, Ga. The three golfers tied for sixth place at 4-under-par 140. Niles is the first alternate.

Four other Tech golfers attempted to qualify Monday and Tuesday at the Standard Club and came up short. Rising senior Connor Howe (Ogden, Utah) and freshman Hiroshi Tai (Windermere, Fla.) tied for 10th place at 1-under-par 143. Former Tech football player R.B. Clyburn of Cartersville, Ga., tied for 26th at 2-over-par 146, coming up short after qualifying in 2021, and rising Tech junior Aidan Kramer (Oviedo, Fla.) tied for 29th place at 147 (+3).

All U.S. Amateur qualifiers are 36-hole competitions, conducted between June 27 and July 27 at 94 sites around the United States. The championship will be played Aug. 15-21 at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. Four Yellow Jackets have won the U.S. Amateur, Tyler Strafaci in 2020 and Andy Ogletree in 2019 most recently.

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Former State Farm campus in Johns Creek

Johns Creek, the affluent northern Fulton County suburb of stately homes, manicured lawns and cloistered office parks, for years has wanted a destination that defines the community of about 83,000.The city, incorporated in 2006, last October published a plan laying out its vision to turn nearly 200 acres of underused land within Atlanta Technology Park and a former State Farm office complex along McGinnis Ferry Road into a new downtown. That vision could be closer to reality with a proposal announced this week to transform more than 4...

Johns Creek, the affluent northern Fulton County suburb of stately homes, manicured lawns and cloistered office parks, for years has wanted a destination that defines the community of about 83,000.

The city, incorporated in 2006, last October published a plan laying out its vision to turn nearly 200 acres of underused land within Atlanta Technology Park and a former State Farm office complex along McGinnis Ferry Road into a new downtown. That vision could be closer to reality with a proposal announced this week to transform more than 40 acres of the vacant State Farm campus into a mix of apartments, townhomes, offices, retail and a “civic facility.”

Toro Development Company is proposing 800 apartments, 150 townhouses and 200,000 square feet of retail that the company would incorporate with 110,000 square feet of existing office space, according to a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) filing published Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The development timeline is through 2027, the filing states.

Johns Creek would join other suburban cities and counties in attempting to create walkable town centers in the midst of car-centric suburban landscapes. The project would join a wave of developments like Avalon in Alpharetta, Halcyon in southern Forsyth County, The Battery at Truist Park near Smyrna and High Street in Dunwoody near Perimeter Mall.

Mark Toro, principal and chief vision officer of Toro Development, said suburban office parks are dying and the pandemic will only accelerate their demise. The office space of the 1990s and early 2000s catered to the desires of the suburban-dwelling CEO. Now, he said, executives realize their office space must attract, engage and retain workers who have more power than ever before.

Residents of communities like Johns Creek, meanwhile, want a “third place” beyond home and work where people gather “to do life together,” Toro said.

“Johns Creek doesn’t have that place today,” he said.

The $350 million project would be part of the long-range vision for a broader 192-acre Johns Creek Town Center to be anchored by City Hall, the developer says. Johns Creek City Council in October unanimously approved design principles for the future district, which would also include property in Atlanta Technology Park, after 12 months of study and planning sessions.

Toro Development Company has proposed a mix of apartments, townhomes, retail, offices and a "civic facility" at the former State Farm campus in Johns Creek.

Toro is a longtime Atlanta real estate executive who recently launched his own company and the Johns Creek project would be its first. At his previous firm, Toro and much of his new firm’s senior leadership spearheaded Alpharetta’s popular $1 billion Avalon mini city at Ga. 400 and Old Milton Parkway. During Toro’s tenure with North American Properties, the company also redeveloped Atlantic Station and Colony Square in Midtown.

Toro Development plans to buy 43 acres of the 54-acre State Farm site from a fund managed by U.S. Realty Advisors of New York, which acquired the site in 2013 and has been seeking a buyer to redevelop it.

Johns Creek spokesman Bob Mullen said the State Farm property is currently zoned for offices and the developer would need to obtain a rezoning and go through regional review as part of the DRI process. DRI filings are aimed at alerting the Atlanta Regional Commission and neighboring governments and other state agencies of large projects that may affect traffic, schools and other services.

In a statement, Mayor John Bradberry said “Our Town Center is generating a lot of interest and excitement. We are looking forward to reviewing the proposed development plans.”

In its news release, Toro Development said the company will engage with residents and plan a mix of uses that fits Johns Creek’s Town Center Vision and Plan.

Site planning has started, and much like Avalon, Toro Development will craft a plan incorporating a “resort-level concierge program,” street-level retail and dining with residential stacked above an event plaza that includes a stage and live entertainment, the company said.

Toro said food and beverage and live entertainment and events will be a trademark.

State Farm exited the Johns Creek campus in recent years for a new office complex in Dunwoody. The Johns Creek site has been seen as a prime redevelopment candidate given its location in the affluent north Fulton County suburb.

Johns Creek has not seen the same level of major corporate relocation activity as other northern suburbs like Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and Dunwoody.

Unlike Avalon, the Johns Creek project will feature a smaller office component, reflecting a changed reality in corporate demand, Toro said.

Development would likely not start until the third quarter of next year following rezoning and permitting processes, Toro said.

Many economists fear a recession is possible amid simmering geopolitical tensions and rising inflation and Federal Reserve action to tame it.

Toro acknowledged potential economic headwinds, but said “this volatility will settle out at some point” and when it does “we’ll be ready.”

Avalon, Colony Square Developer Announces 43-Acre Mixed-Use Johns Creek Destination

Toro Development Company (TDC), the team behind mixed-use destinations Avalon and Colony Square, this week announced plans to develop a 43-acre site in Johns Creek.The TDC team will apply its learnings from Avalon and Colony Square to create a &ldquo...

Toro Development Company (TDC), the team behind mixed-use destinations Avalon and Colony Square, this week announced plans to develop a 43-acre site in Johns Creek.

The TDC team will apply its learnings from Avalon and Colony Square to create a “Third Place” for Johns Creek and support the city’s recently-passed Town Center Vision and Plan, a multi-phased development strategy focused on bringing new retail, dining and entertainment experiences to the community, according to the announcement.

Located at the intersection of Johns Creek Parkway and McGinnis Ferry Road, at 11650 Johns Creek Parkway, TDC’s project site is currently home to two mid-rise office buildings formerly occupied by State Farm Insurance Co. The site is also part of Johns Creek’s future Town Center, which is anchored by City Hall and will span 192 acres, weaving together quality housing, restaurants, retail and offices through new public pathways and parks.

TDC will purchase 43 acres of the 54-acre property from a fund sponsored by New York-based U.S. Realty Advisors, which has owned the site since 2013. U.S. Realty Advisors began actively seeking the right partner to redevelop the property after State Farm’s move to its new headquarters in Central Perimeter.

“We recognized the incredible opportunity of this site and sought out Toro Development Company, knowing this team would maximize value by delivering a mixed-use project that would resonate with the Johns Creek community and work in concert with the City to advance the Town Center Plan,” David Grazioli of U.S. Realty Advisors said in a press release.

TDC will redevelop the dated office campus into a walkable mixed-use environment. While site planning is just beginning, TDC will infuse its signature approach to community building by activating the public realm with events, designing a resort-level Concierge program and bringing retail and restaurants to the street level, with residential overhead.

Early concepts include chef-driven restaurant patios that spill into wide sidewalks, residences over retail that make this a true 24/7 community, verdant greenspaces with soft seating and an event plaza with a stage for weekly live music and entertainment. These efforts will give Johns Creek residents “a Third Place to gather and feel connected to their community outside of home (first place) and the traditional office (second place).”

“Suburban office campuses are a dying breed,” Mark Toro, Principal and Chief Vision Officer of TDC, said. “We will transform this property by introducing a mix of uses that will buzz with energy, excitement and connectivity. Johns Creek deserves a place to call its own, a Third Place where people come together to celebrate first dates, birthdays, marriage proposals and everyday moments that bring invaluable meaning to our lives.”

In the coming months, TDC will engage the community to learn about the types of experiences they are looking for. TDC is focused on planning the right mix of uses that complement the city’s Town Center Vision and Plan, which includes five key themes: arts, culture, wellness, sustainability and innovation. Because of the walkable, open-air nature of TDC’s plans for this site, along with the site’s interconnectivity to other facilities in the Town Center, the project will support the Johns Creek Vitality initiative and promote the health, wellness and the happiness of the community.

“We have spent the last year carefully studying potential development sites throughout the Southeast. We are being very selective, and this one has all the right pieces to become a transformational mixed-use destination,” said Toro. “It’s important to know this isn’t going to be Avalon 2.0. While we will certainly apply best practices, this is about creating a place that is special and unique to this community. We are excited to work with the mayor and council over the coming months to create Johns Creek’s Third Place.”

In addition to Toro, TDC is led by John Kelley, Richard Munger, Vicky Boyce, and Carla Cox. While working together at North American Properties Atlanta, the team led the turnaround of Atlantic Station, the ground-up development of Avalon, and the redevelopment of Colony Square. This mixed-use project in Johns Creek marks the first in the newly launched company’s portfolio.

At Avalon, a $1 billion mixed-use community also located in a North Fulton suburb, the team created a new urban model for walkable, mixed-use development. The 2.4 million-square-foot community includes 570,000 square feet of retail, curated with an incredible lineup of chef-driven restaurants and top retail brands like Apple, Whole Foods, lululemon and Tesla; 750,000 square feet of Class A office; 527 luxury multifamily homes; 101 single-family homes; and a full-service 330-key hotel and conference center. Avalon has been named one of the top 10 retail destinations in the country.

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