Beginning this summer, Sandy Springs unveils its new town square, known as City Springs, with an exciting mix of dining, shopping, performing arts, residences, green space and more located on 14 acres in the heart of the city. The mixed use development evolved from a community-wide initiative and vision first born in 2012. “With City Springs, we are changing the landscape and harnessing the power of art, culture and entertainment to give the city a heart in which [one] can attend world-class performances, enjoy a nice meal and a walk through the park,” says Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul. “To misquote a famous Joni Mitchell song, we’ve pulled up the parking lot and made paradise.”

Look out Avalon. Visitors will soon be flocking to Sandy Springs’ new City Springs shopping and entertainment complex.

While the development aims to create a sense of community for area residents, it’s also being considered a destination for visitors both near and far. “From a tourism perspective, we think City Springs and the new performing arts center will provide visitors with the same advantages that it offers the residents of Sandy Springs,” says Jennifer Cruce, executive director of Visit Sandy Springs. Recently announced tenants include Flower Child, a healthy quick-serve eatery; Vida-Flow, a rehydration center; and SculptHouse, an Atlanta-based fitness studio.

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BY: Karon Warren