From the Briefcase
by Marietta Daily Journal staff
July 17, 2011 12:02 AM | 1411 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Harry’s Farmers Market is not closing; it is undergoing renovations

MARIETTA — Managers of the popular Harry’s Farmers Market in Marietta near the Big Chicken want customers to know that they are renovating some spaces in the store, but the store is still open for business.

Harry’s Marketing Team Leader Martha Oh said renovations began in late April and are expected to be completed by the end of this month.

Oh said the store’s changes are aimed at making shopping easier for customers.

“The previous layout made it almost impossible to get from one end of the store to the other in a reasonable amount of time,” Oh said. “With this new layout, we hope that our customers enjoy an easier shopping experience. We’ve been a part of this community for over 20 years. It was time to make a few changes.”

Some of the changes including moving items such as the relocation of nuts, spices and frozen foods to the front of the store by the registers. The customer service desk and checkout areas have also been given a new look, and express checkout lanes are being added. The store is also adding new frozen cases, and some of the decor in the coffee area is being updated.

Oh said nothing has been closed or will be closed during renovations. Oh would not say how much the renovations will cost.

Marietta Daily Journal announces new Internet editor

MARIETTA — Meghan Leonard of Kennesaw has been announced as the new Internet editor for the Marietta Daily Journal and Cherokee Tribune’s online platforms and social media.

Leonard has a Master of Arts in Southern studies from the University of Mississippi as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgia State University.

Leonard comes to the two newspapers from Oxford, Miss., where she was the digital media and public relations intern for the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Leonard has experience as a documentary filmmaker and has also worked on online outreach and programs for the Southern Foodways Alliance as a graduate assistant.

Leonard grew up in Acworth and graduated from Harrison High School in 2004. Her parents continue to live in Acworth and her father, Rick, is the eastern United States sales manager at ElectroMed, Inc. while her mother, Melanie, is the activities director at Delmar Gardens nursing center and retirement community in Smyrna.

“In this position, I hope to greatly increase the MDJ and Cherokee Tribune’s presences on booming social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. This will allow us to interact with the community in a nontraditional way that remains accessible to people of all ages,” Leonard said. “I also plan to work with the newspapers’ websites and mold them into multimedia-rich extensions of the physical newspapers that are consistently attractive, informative and easily navigated by new and long-time subscribers alike. I will also be working to add more photo and video galleries, as well as more exclusive Web content.”

New stores to open at Town Center at Cobb

KENNESAW — Town Center at Cobb officials announced on Thursday that Jos. A. Bank, PANDORA and Lotus Boutique will join the mall’s dynamic retail roster in the fall. These stores will join the recently opened Zumiez, Dream Home Interiors, Lowcountry Fitness, Verizon Wireless and New York Nails.

Jos. A. Bank, scheduled to open in November, is a leader in men’s apparel in the United States and offers a full selection of men’s tailored and casual clothing, footwear and accessories. The store will be located in a 4,000 square foot space at the main entrance, adjacent to Ruby Tuesday.

PANDORA, opening in October, designs and manufactures hand-finished, modern jewelry made from genuine materials at affordable prices. The store will be located on the upper level of the mall near Center Court in a 1,125 square-foot store.

Lotus Boutique, also set to open in October, will be located next to Build-a-Bear on the lower level of the mall in a 2,300 square foot store. Lotus Boutique carries fashion forward clothing, handbags, jewelry, and other accessories, offering girls of all ages a variety of options to expand their wardrobes.
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