Saturday, December 8, 2012
Downtown Lawrenceville welcomed Painting with a Twist and celebrated five years of Sparkle!
It was First Friday in Downtown Lawrenceville. The square was a buzz with shows at the Aurora Theatre, crowded tables at restaurants and celebrations at stores. The city welcomed Painting with a Twist to Honest Alley with a ribbon cutting followed by a special BYOB art class. Just around the corner, Sparkle celebrated their fifth anniversary. The jewelry store and studio will be moving to a new location on Crogan Street next month.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Let your graduate know how important they are.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
A few Downtown businesses braved the ice and cold to open their doors to customers.
It's 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon. Normally Downtown Lawrenceville is lined with cars up and down Crogan St. at this time. Instead, blocks of ice sits in parking spaces in front of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. The only person seen on the sidewalks is hard at work, chipping away at the ice with a shovel. His name is Thomas. He says in his limited English that he'd been out all day trying to clear the way so shoppers could walk down Crogan without slipping and sliding. The yellow light from a neon sign burns through the chilly afternoon air. It reads "Open" and is sitting in the window of Sparkle. No customers are inside the eclectic jewelry shop at that time, but owner Meg Earhart says she did have some sales today. "I'm not going to …