Sharing news about our businesses in Kennesaw — Business is alive and well in Kennesaw.  While we are sad about the closing of Simmertime Cafe – there is much needed growth and change coming to our community.  Read what is coming and already here!AND THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN

Many have asked about the removal of homes and businesses along Summer Street, Cobb Parkway and in between. Hopefully this will provide some answers.

Enriched with a historical past, SchoolHouse Village™ is a mixed-use development that will transform downtown Kennesaw and be a central gathering venue for this vibrant community. “Kennesaw is our home,” said Sanctuary Companies CEO Chad Howie. “This is an exciting development for the new residents and neighbors alike to be able to enjoy a night out, eat, drink and socialize, all within the Entertainment District.

Upon completion, SchoolHouse Village™will offer over 80,000 square feet of restaurants, a brewery, and retail and office space, and 56 state-of-the-art townhomes. SchoolHouse Village™will transform downtown Kennesaw, create a thriving city-center, and provide a central gathering place and entertainment district for this vibrant community, similar to the transformation now being enjoyed by the cities of Woodstock, Alpharetta and Roswell

Located on the site of the original Kennesaw School at the intersection of Keene Street, School Drive and Burrell Drive, SchoolHouse Village™will blend old and new seamlessly. To create this new downtown district,part of the original Kennesaw School building was razed. Built in 1890, the original building was lost in a fire, but it rose from the ashes in a 1932 rebuild. Additions serving an increasing student population were added through the years, but the School eventually was closed in 2017. The Library structure will be preserved as a foundation for SchoolHouse Village™.

Pictured above – looking down Summers Street toward Cobb Parkway. Harold’s Pawnshop sign is the only thing left standing the day this photo was taken. For more information visit



It makes me sad to have to write this, but Simmertime Cafe and Art Gallery is closing. Another victim of the pandemic. Nancy Booth and her daughter, Danielle, thank everyone in our community for their patronage and support over the last four years.

They are sharing that they are hosting an Art and Furniture Sale through the month of February until Feb. 22. They are open 10-2 Tuesday-Sunday

Drop by and say goodbye. Take a look at what is available for sale — not only does this include the paintings,sculptures, and handcrafted jewelry, but also includes their very unique tables.

Simmertime Cafe is located on the corner of Dallas and Highway 293, across from the First Baptist Church!



What do you get when you mix a divorce with your dreams and your talents? You get a brand new business that is brave enough to open in the middle of a pandemic!

Eatin Fresh Kennesaw  was founded by Courtney Eaton Brennan after she moved back to Kennesaw to be with her family following a surprise divorce. Courtney has always had a passion for the kitchen and even went as far as to try out for MasterChef in New York City. It wasn’t until her life took a dramatic turn that she found the courage to pursue her dreams…. and now our community is blessed with Eatin Fresh Kennesaw.

Who knew when we were little that the biggest most difficult thing we would have to do it adult to figure out what to have for dinner and what to feed our family? That’s where Eatin Fresh comes in. They have weekly menus – place your order by Friday and you can order an entire weeks worth of meals for pick up at her new location at 3032 Cemetery Street right next to the Horned Owl Brewery. If you live in Legacy Park or Revival on Main delivery is available.

Keep an eye out on social media Facebook, Instagram and her website for a grand opening tour of the kitchen!
Meals are a simple $10 per meal. New menus drop every Friday! Orders are done via the website by Thursdays for Saturday/Sunday pick up. Please check our website for start date for orders.

Pictured are sisters: Dr. Cris Eaton Welsh and Courtney Eaton.


We are moving forward on building out our Apotheos Coffeehouse concept on Main Street in Downtown Kennesaw!
Our coffeehouse will be in the old WhistleStop Café building and will also feature Common Grounds Plaza on the corner of Main Street and JO Stephenson Ave. Joining us on the corner of Main and Stephenson will also be Dry County’s Taproom!

Our coffeehouse concept will feature traditional coffeehouse work and lounging areas, an expertly crafted menu of breakfast and brunch items (all paired to our coffees), as well as nightly desserts provided by Gabriel’s of Marietta paired with our one-of-a-kind coffee cocktails!

We believe that our communities are Bolder, Brighter, and Better when we all come Together and find common ground with our friends, family, and neighbors. We’re excited to be a part of the exciting future of Downtown Kennesaw!

Apotheos Roastery is located at 2871 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. They are open for business Monday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm. Think about joining their monthly coffee subscription service featuring all your favorite roasted blends, experimental alchemy series and coffee from around the world. Visit



D McKeon Heating and Air has been Cobb County’s most trusted heating and air conditioning company since 1986. We feature a wide selection of premium heating and cooling products from some of the industry’s most reputable manufacturers, like Bryant and we also have a team of expert technicians who can perform virtually any HVAC service.

We are proud to be awarded the Bryant Circle of Champions dealer. This represents the top 15% of all dealers in the USA. D. McKeon Heating & Air is right in your backyard. You get the best of the best right here in North Georgia.

D McKeon Heating and Air is licensed, insured and certified. And we just had to share this month’s ad with you, it’s AWESOME.  Read their whole story at Or call for service at 770-325-2479.