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 Powder Springs, 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 Powder Springs, 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.
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.
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.
From exciting team-building exercises to formal affairs, we have worked on hundreds of corporate events in Powder Springs. 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.
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.
If you’re looking for the highest quality mobile bar rentals in Powder Springs, 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.
Already have your bar setup planned but still need bartender staffing in Powder Springs, GA? Our bartenders are experts in their trade and will undoubtedly raise the bar when it comes to your upcoming event.
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.
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 Powder Springs. 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:
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.Contact Us
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our enthusiastic, high-energy bartenders make a great addition to any party or social gathering, big or small.
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:
In addition to bar rentals in Powder Springs, 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 Powder Springs’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.
ORLANDO - When current UCF Head Coach Gus Malzahn arrived in Orlando, he said he was going “To recruit like our hair is on fire. We’re going to go after the best players in America and we’re not backing down to anybody.”He lived up to that promise, having some of the top players in the country come and spend time at UCF, including top edge rusher and now Alabama commitment Jeremiah Alexander, just as an example.Coach Malzahn and his staff quickly assembled what is currently regarded as t...
ORLANDO - When current UCF Head Coach Gus Malzahn arrived in Orlando, he said he was going “To recruit like our hair is on fire. We’re going to go after the best players in America and we’re not backing down to anybody.”
He lived up to that promise, having some of the top players in the country come and spend time at UCF, including top edge rusher and now Alabama commitment Jeremiah Alexander, just as an example.
Coach Malzahn and his staff quickly assembled what is currently regarded as the most talented recruiting class in UCF’s history, beating out multiple Power Five schools.
Another promise Coach Malzahn is living up to is about recruiting Florida like never before, as of his 14 commits (12 scholarship, 2 walk on) 11 reside in the Sunshine State. Now as we sit with just under 70 days remaining until the Early Signing Period for high school prospects, his staff have turned their attention to a couple main targets as well as a small group of guys, and getting an early start recruiting the Class of 2023.
The top two targets for UCF on the defensive side of the ball reside just up the road in Sanford, Fla. Demari and Ja’Cari Henderson, twin defensive backs from Seminole High School are both highly regarded prospects for Coach Malzahn and Defensive Coordinator Travis Williams. The pair play and are captains alongside UCF linebacker commitment Kam Moore, who is playing a major part in their recruitment.
Moore and the twins are extremely close friends and have expressed interest in playing their collegiate football together. Both twins possess natural ballhawking abilities with Demari lining up as safety and Ja’Cari playing the cornerback position. On the first of October the twins announced they were down to their final three schools, Florida, Miami, and UCF.
The main target for Malzahn’s offense is a workhorse running back from Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton, Jordan McDonald. McDonald has been a powerhouse back for Milton High School, picking up 1,338 yards and 24 touchdowns during the 2020 season.
Very similar to UCF’s current starting running back Isaiah Bowser, McDonald provides a versatile running back. Whether it’s catching passes out of the backfield or running over defenders on his way to the endzone, McDonald excels at both. Then, once he’s bounced off a few tacklers he bursts down the field for six.
On the fifth of September McDonald confirmed that his commitment was going to come down to South Carolina and UCF.
The running back visited South Carolina for the six point loss to Kentucky in September, and now will visit with UCF this weekend before coming to a decision.
There are a additional names to keep an eye on as we approach the early signing period, which begins on Dec. 15, beginning with two players from the junior college ranks.
Two massive junior college offensive linemen Isaiah Adams and Lisala Tai are both linked with UCF. Adams, who stands 6’6”, while weighing 320 pounds, made an official visit to UCF for their exciting win against Boise State in September.
Tai is also an imposing presence standing at an impressive 6’8”, and weighing a monstrous 340 pounds. The former BYU enrollee just received his UCF offer and could eventually play his college football in Orlando. Now a look at a few more 2022 high school prospects.
A’Ceon Cobb is another under the radar name to look at. The 6'1", 180 pound local receiver from Orlando (Fla.) Jones holds an offer from UCF.
He has shown playmaking ability and speed, picking up 327 yards and six touchdowns so far this season. There’s recruiting news on the defensive side of the football as well.
A top tier defensive tackle recruit Malachi Madison is also still an option for Coach Malzahn and Coach Williams. He plays for Chester (Va.) Thomas Dale.
Madison was originally set to commit in September, but he decided to take a few more weeks to evaluate and will now announce a decision between Mississippi State, UCF, and Virginia Tech on Oct. 13.
UCF has also entered the running for East Carolina commit Kaleb Webb. Playing for Powder Springs, (Ga.) McEachern, the wide receiver saw his recruitment increase since August, receiving a string of offers from Kentucky, Ole Miss, South Carolina, UCF, and others. Considering Webb’s speed, he could become an even more attractive commodity as the early signing day draws nearer.
With their 2022 recruiting class mostly complete, Coach Malzahn and his staff have started to blaze a trail into future recruiting. That has led to several major recruits having UCF high on their list of schools, and UCF fans should be paying attention to these prospects.
Running Back Coach Tim Harris and Recruiting/Offensive Assistant Coach Kam Martin have been pushing to bring in a dynamic duo of big body runner Cedric Baxter and elusive Javin Simpkins who just returned to action from a shoulder injury.
Baxter lives near the UCF campus, playing for Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater. The 6’1”, 220 pound running back has been one of the best players in Florida this season, and had another big game this week.
The 5’9”, 175 pound Simpkins plays for Miami (Fla.) Norland, and he’s been playing well in his own right.
They would add completely different dynamics to the UCF rushing attack similar to Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt of the Cleveland Browns. UCF also continues to target elite defensive line players with Kaven Call, an amazing pass rusher from Apopka (Fla.) High School. Call is 6'2", 245 pounds.
Call is one of the best players in the entire state of Florida and is friends with UCF cornerback commit Nikai Martinez who attends the same school. Another elite local player who does his work in the trenches is 6’7”, 325 pound offensive tackle Payton Kirkland, who plays for Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips.
The big offensive lineman that has consistently been visiting UCF. He recently released a top 12 schools list that featured UCF alongside schools like Clemson, Michigan State, and Ohio State.
Quarterbacks Coach and Offensive Coordinator GJ Kinne and Coach Malzahn are locked in on getting cousins Creed Whittemore and Malachi Singleton to come to UCF. Creed is a high school quarterback for Gainesville (Fla.) Buchholz, the same school as current UCF wide receiver commitment Quan Lee.
Whittemore, 5’11”, 175 pounds, will likely play wide receiver at the next level, like his father, former UCF receiver Mark Whittemore. He came to a UCF summer football camp.
The 6’2”, 220 pound Singleton is a highly recruited quarterback and would be a huge coup for Kinne and Malzahn in recruiting. He plays for Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb, one of the best high school teams in Georgia for 2021.
Singleton, like Whittemore, visited UCF for a summer football camp. He’s being recruited by programs across the South, and would be a major pickup for any school that signs him.
A Cobb County man and his brother were recently convicted of trying to use a drone to smuggle contraband into a Georgia state prison.U.S. Department of Justice officials say the Georgia men’s prosecution is likely the first nationwide for illegally piloting a drone without obtaining the required FAA airman’s certification.A federal judge sentenced George Henry Lo, 27, of Powder Springs, and his 25-year-old brother Nicholas Michael Lo to 12 months in federal prison. Both men pleaded guilty to charges and U.S. Distric...
A Cobb County man and his brother were recently convicted of trying to use a drone to smuggle contraband into a Georgia state prison.
U.S. Department of Justice officials say the Georgia men’s prosecution is likely the first nationwide for illegally piloting a drone without obtaining the required FAA airman’s certification.
A federal judge sentenced George Henry Lo, 27, of Powder Springs, and his 25-year-old brother Nicholas Michael Lo to 12 months in federal prison. Both men pleaded guilty to charges and U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. handed down the sentences June 29, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.
George Lo pleaded guilty to owning an unregistered aircraft operated by another person. Nicholas Lo, of Dallas, was convicted of attempting to serve as an airman without an airman’s certificate.
Cheikh Hassan Toure, a 24-year-old Austell man who pleaded guilty to conspiring with the brothers earlier this year, is awaiting sentencing for his role in the drone smuggling scheme.
According to federal prosecutors, George Lo masterminded the plan while serving time at Telfair State Prison in August 2019. Lo enlisted Toure and his younger brother and was able to buy a Storm 4 drone. Nicholas Lo and Toure practiced flying the aerial device and George Lo paid them to use it to deliver cell phones and other items into the prison.
Telfair County deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle with no lights parked about 100 yards from the prison about 1:30 a.m. Aug. 26, 2019. Nicholas Lo and Toure were found hiding in a wooded area near the prison. They were carrying a large duffle bag that contained the drone, a video monitor and headset, 14 cell phones, at least 74 grams of tobacco, a digital scale and earbud headphones.
Both Toure and Lo were taken into custody.
Toure pleaded guilty to serving as an unlicensed airman April 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.
Georgia DOC records show George Lo has been in state lockup since March 2012, serving a 20-year bid for armed robbery.
Nicholas Lo, of Dallas, was incarcerated in December 2019 on unrelated robbery and statutory rape convictions. He’s currently serving time at Hays State Prison in Trion.
State prison officials have for years decried the use of drones in the no-fly airspace above prison yards. The devices are often deployed to take photos and videos of the prison grounds or to drop drugs, cell phones and other contraband onto the yard for prisoners to retrieve.
Georgia Department of Corrections reported an all-time record of at least 300 drone sightings near state prisons in 2018.
That prompted Georgia lawmakers to pass legislation in 2019 that cracked down on the unmanned aircraft. State Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R-Marietta) crafted the bill, which went into effect in July 2019. The law set guidelines for state judges to sentence anyone convicted of intentionally flying a drone over prison grounds to at least a year in jail.
Authorities said the Lo brothers’ sentence may serve as a warning to deter others from using drones to smuggle items into prisons.
“For as long as there have been prisons, inmates and their allies have attempted to circumvent security measures to introduce contraband inside the walls,” said Acting U.S. Attorney David Estes said. “In recent years, the increasing use of remotely operated aircraft has added complexity to this challenge, but in coordination with our law enforcement partners we will continue to work to maintain secure incarceration facilities.”
For the first time, the city of Powder Springs will host the Powder Springs Carnival on July 1-4 at Powder Springs Park, 3899 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs.Carnival goers also can expect carnival games and concessions such as fried oreos.“The carnival is new to Powder Springs, and I think the citizens will embrace it,” said Henry Lust, the city’s mayor pro tem. “People love carnivals – I know my grandchildren love carnivals. And if the weather holds up, I think it will be a success.”...
For the first time, the city of Powder Springs will host the Powder Springs Carnival on July 1-4 at Powder Springs Park, 3899 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs.
Carnival goers also can expect carnival games and concessions such as fried oreos.
“The carnival is new to Powder Springs, and I think the citizens will embrace it,” said Henry Lust, the city’s mayor pro tem. “People love carnivals – I know my grandchildren love carnivals. And if the weather holds up, I think it will be a success.”
The carnival will operate from 5 to 10 p.m. on July 1 and 2 and 2 to 11 p.m. on July 3 and 4.
Admission is free, but tickets must be purchased at the park for the rides and games.
Individual tickets are $1 (rides take $3 to $5).
Bulk tickets also are available, with wristbands for unlimited rides on the day of the event.
The cost for the wristbands is $25 on Thursday and $30 each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Then just across the railroad tracks at Thurman Springs Park (4485 Pineview Drive), the city of Powder Springs also will host the return of SpringsFest, the annual July 4th festival presented in partnership with the Powder Springs Business Group.
Festivities will begin at noon on July 4, with live on-stage performances organized by Nu Star Maker Performing Arts & Talent Management.
Other activities will include face painting, bouncy houses, game trucks and food/drink vendors.
No outside food and drinks or coolers will be allowed since attendees are encouraged to purchase from local businesses at the event.
“SpringsFest is an annual event since 2017. It’s been a hit each year, and it’s grown each year since its inception. It’s gotten bigger and better, and the citizens absolutely love it,” Lust said. “When you mention SpringsFest, their eyes light up and they say, ‘Oh yes, we’re looking forward to that.’”
SpringsFest will culminate at 9:30 p.m. with a fireworks show.
Managed by Ricketts Rhodes Events, the Powder Springs Carnival and SpringsFest will be designed to ensure an exciting independence weekend for residents of Powder Springs and surrounding communities.
“For those who have enjoyed going to the county fair with their family and friends, we’re thrilled to awaken the excitement that the fair has come to town. And for the younger generation, we’re eager to help them build lifelong memories in their hometown,” said Petergaye Rhodes with Ricketts Rhodes Events.
Event attendees are encouraged to take Uber or Lyft to the designated carpool/shuttle drop-off at the Seven Springs Museum, 4355 Marietta St., Powder Springs.
A portion of proceeds for SpringsFest will benefit the Kiwanis of Greater South Cobb, Powder Springs Youth Foundation and Powder Springs Community Task Force.
SpringsFest sponsors include GreyStone Power, Croy Engineering, Greener Pastures, Paran Homes, Norfolk Southern, Colonial Pipeline, Zaxby’s, Gregory Doyle Calhoun & Rogers Attorneys, United Community Bank and Farmers Insurance.
USC missed on two top targets on Wednesday. TE Oscar Delp of Cumming, GA announced a commitment to Georgia picking the Bulldogs over the Gamecocks, Clemson and Michigan. Clemson is expected to move with an offer to Greenville TE Josh Sapp now that Delp is off the board, and Sapp is likely to commit quickly to the Tigers once he’s offered.And WR Jayden Gibson (6-6 185) of Winter Garden, FL announced a commitment to Florida. The Gamecocks continue to work other receivers including Antonio Williams of Dutch Fork,...
USC missed on two top targets on Wednesday. TE Oscar Delp of Cumming, GA announced a commitment to Georgia picking the Bulldogs over the Gamecocks, Clemson and Michigan. Clemson is expected to move with an offer to Greenville TE Josh Sapp now that Delp is off the board, and Sapp is likely to commit quickly to the Tigers once he’s offered.
And WR Jayden Gibson (6-6 185) of Winter Garden, FL announced a commitment to Florida. The Gamecocks continue to work other receivers including Antonio Williams of Dutch Fork, Dane Key of Lexington, KY and Kaleb Webb of Powder Springs, GA. They have two receivers committed int he class in Kylic Horton and Landon Samson. Samson will be taking his official visit this weekend along with safety commitment Peyton Williams.
USC made the top 10 with 2023 DT Keith Sampson Jr. of New Bern, NC. The others on the list are Duke, NC State, North Carolina, Alabama, East Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Florida State and Ohio State. #Clemson also has been involved but has not offered.
USC offered 2023 LB TaMere Robinson (6-4 210) of Pittsburgh.
USC offered 2024 TE Michael Smith (6-4 225) of Savannah.
2023 OT Markee Anderson of Dorman was offered by West Virginia.
2023 OT Monroe Freeling of Oceanside Collegiate will visit Georgia Saturday.
2024 QB Jadyn Davis of Catawba Ridge plans to visit Tennessee this Saturday.
WR Jordan Cotman of South Chesterfield, VA committed to Presbyterian.
Former Wofford center 6-10 Nick Pringle, now at Dodge City JC, KS, was offered by Alabama and Arizona State.
Per John Whittle of TheBigSpur, USC have two basketball official visits this weekend, 6-5 Desmond Claude of Oakdale, CT and 6-7 Daniel Hankins-Sanford of Charlotte.
2023 6-9 GG Jackson of Ridge View plans to be at North Carolina Friday night for their late night even according to David Sisk of Rivals.
After a historic 2020 football season in which the Chanticleers won the Sun Belt regular season title and earned the program’s first bowl appearance, many were wondering what Coastal Carolina football would do for an encore. Well so far, the second act has been as good, if not better than the first. CCU is off to a 6-0 start and ranked 15th in both major polls, as the Chanticleers enjoy an open date prior to a nationally televised showdown at league rival Appalachian State next Wednesday.
Coastal has been impressive on both sides of the football, boasting the fourth ranked total offense in the country, buoyed by the 10th best total defense in the land. QB Grayson McCall leads the nation in passing efficiency, hitting on 80% of his passes for 1,478 yards with 14 touchdowns against only one interception.
On Wednesday night, CCU head coach Jamey Chadwell dropped by SportsTalk to recap the first half of the season, discuss what last year taught him about the CFP and “New Year’s Six” bowl games, and to preview next week’s road trip to face the Mountaineers.
An estimated $38 million mixed-use development - with 221 apartments and retail space - will be built in downtown Powder Springs.The Powder Springs Downtown Development Authority has agreed to terms with Novare Group that will have the Atlanta-based developer purchase 6.3 acres of downtown property for $3.5 million from the city to construct this development, according to a city statement on June 10.Under an agreement reached by the two parties in mid-May, Novare Group is set to purchase 4.9 acres on which currently sits Powder...
An estimated $38 million mixed-use development - with 221 apartments and retail space - will be built in downtown Powder Springs.
The Powder Springs Downtown Development Authority has agreed to terms with Novare Group that will have the Atlanta-based developer purchase 6.3 acres of downtown property for $3.5 million from the city to construct this development, according to a city statement on June 10.
Under an agreement reached by the two parties in mid-May, Novare Group is set to purchase 4.9 acres on which currently sits Powder Springs’ City Hall and Community Development facilities and a nearby 1.4-acre property on Hotel Avenue.
The purchased land would be redeveloped by Novare to construct nearly 5,000 square feet of commercial property to allow for separate retail and restaurant spaces and 221 apartments with surface parking.
The project’s 221 multifamily apartments would create a greater residential presence downtown, which city leaders say would fuel current and new businesses in the corridor and other nearby areas, the city statement said.
“Real estate experts have been telling us for years: Retail follows rooftops,” said Powder Springs Mayor Al Thurman.
“City residents have been seeking new restaurants and other businesses for years, and this will create further potential for those entities to come to Powder Springs,” Thurman added.
“We at Novare Group are honored and excited to be working with Mayor Thurman and his team at Powder Springs on this mixed-use town center development at Thurman Springs Park,” said Jim Borders, CEO of Novare Group.
“We are all in on the Powder Springs vision, the proximity to the Silver Comet Trail and the overall friendly quality of life in southwest Cobb County,” Borders added.
Powder Springs is in the design phase of a project to expand and remodel the city’s existing Municipal Court facility to add a second story to the facility and allow it to accommodate City Hall and Community Development personnel and operations, the city statement said.
The city will relocate its personnel to other DDA-owned properties downtown after moving out of its buildings on the city hall property assemblage and until renovations to Municipal Court facilities are completed.
Novare Group has developed multifamily units in Atlanta, Lawrenceville and Newnan as well as Augusta and across the Sunbelt region from Virginia to Texas.
Since its founding in 1992 by Jim Borders in Atlanta, Novare Group has developed more than 16,500 residences in greater than 50 communities and 1.2 million square feet of Class-A office space, overseeing over $3.5 billion of real estate development and investment, according to its website.
Powder Springs is one of Cobb County’s fastest-growing cities, with an estimated population of 15,758, according to 2019 Census estimates.
Also, Powder Springs is Cobb County’s oldest city when it originally was incorporated as Springville in 1838 and later the nickname “Gunpowder Springs” because of the gunpowder-like sediment that resulted from the mineral content of the spring water.
Today, the city has the closest downtown to the Silver Comet Trail, a 61.5-mile paved trail that runs through Cobb, Paulding and Polk counties.