Monday, April 1, 2013
The specialty wine and beer store in downtown Lawrenceville, Ga. opens its doors later this week.
Block 178 co-owner Bob Johnson was spotted preparing for the specialty wine and beer store's grand opening this week. Johnson owns the shop with Henry Block. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Friday, April 5th at 4pm. The store is located at 178 E. Crogan Street in downtown Lawrenceville.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The fire, which started in a storefront basement at 162 E. Crogan St., affected several businesses in downtown Lawrenceville.
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Monday, March 4
Firefighters put out a fire off East Crogan Street in downtown Lawrenceville on Monday afternoon that has affected many area businesses. According to Gwinnett County Fire spokesman Lt. Colin Rhoden, a business owner called 911 after seeing smoke and fire coming from the basement level of the storefront at 162 East Crogan Street. The basement is common to several businesses including Sparkle Designs, Lawrence Design Group and Afric Art, Rhoden told Patch. The Lawrenceville Visitors Center and the Renaissance Realty Group also carry this location's address, too. Firefighters arrived on scene at 12:17 p.m. and found heavy smoke in the basement, which shares adjoining walls with the other businesses. Crews were able to put out the fire, and …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Lanes of Crogan and Clayton Streets were closed as crews worked on the improvements in Downtown Lawrenceville, Ga.
The far right lane of Crogan Street was closed and a few parking spaces were blocked off Thursday morning. Construction crews worked on the installation of the new crosswalk from the parking garage downtown to shops on the other side of the road. One lane of Clayton Street just past Old City Hall was also shut down Thursday. In a Tweet to Lawrenceville Patch, Councilman P.K. Martin said they were working on the Heritage Trail. No word yet on how long the lanes will be closed.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The crosswalk connecting the parking garage to shops on Crogan Street in Lawrenceville, Ga. was on hold for several weeks.
Store owners along Crogan Street in Downtown Lawrenceville had expected the new crosswalk to have been completed by now. Originally, the crosswalk in front of the free parking garage was scheduled to be finished in time for holiday shopping. However, the project was stalled for several weeks with leaves covering the holes which had been dug in anticipation of the new traffic signal. Patch reached out to the City of Lawrenceville for more information regarding the delay, however we have not yet received an official response. In September, the City Council voted to buy a new pole for the crosswalk after learning the pole originally purchased did not match those for another project. The project appears to be back in motion now. Cement, poles …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The crosswalk will help visitors safely cross from the parking garage and Visitors' Center to shops across the road in Downtown Lawrenceville.
At Monday evening's City Council meeting, council members voted to approve a low-bid to build a new crosswalk in downtown. It will go on Crogan Street near the free parking garage and the Visitors’ Center. Business owners and shoppers alike are thrilled by the news. “I didn’t think it would ever happen! This is wonderful!” said Lynn Hinds enthusiastically. Hinds is the owner of Magnolia’s on the Square. “I’ve had so many customers going ‘why do they not put a crosswalk from the garage?’ So this is going to be great news for my customers!” Hinds said several customers had complained about the dangers of trying to cross Crogan Street. For now, downtown shoppers who park in the free downtown garage and want to go to the shops directly across …