Marlow’s Tavern to Open in July

Update:  After this Release, we’ve been informed that Marlow’s is now scheduled to open July 26th


Popular Neighborhood Tavern Opens New Location This Summer

ATLANTA (June 27, 2011) – Marlow’s Tavern, the neighborhood restaurant known for serving fresh tavern fare in a fun setting, is opening its eighth location on Tuesday, July 19, on Peachtree Parkway in The Avenue ® Forsyth. The new restaurant will give Cumming residents a great spot to gather with friends and family for a delicious meal or cocktail made with high-quality ingredients.

Marlow’s Tavern evokes a sense of community not only through its partnerships with non-profit organizations like Special Olympics Georgia and the Atlanta Community Food Bank, but by providing a go-to neighborhood gathering spot for all area residents to enjoy.  The new Cumming location seats up to 170 and was specifically designed with guests’ comfort in mind.  The restaurant’s warm and inviting atmosphere features exposed brick walls, dark wood accents, large leather booths and communal tables.

The Marlow’s Tavern menu, created by Executive Chef and Co-Owner John C. Metz Jr., is broken down into the following convenient components: Start, Snack, Share; Crisp, Cool Salads; Tavern Favorites; Classic Tavern Burgers; Big Bar Sandwiches; Kid’s Fun Foods; and Sweet Stuff. The fresh selection is filled with delicious plates that change seasonally depending on the availability of fresh ingredients.  From newly added items like the Mongolian “BBQ Style” Steak and Ahi Tuna Poke to Marlow’s classic offerings like the shrimp and crab nacho plate and the grilled chicken Panini (made with Prestige Farms chicken), the neighborhood tavern gives guests delicious menu options with a Marlow’s Tavern twist.

Marlow’s beverage program provides guests with a wide variety of wines from around the world, hand crafted cocktails and simple, but varied list of beers.  The restaurant’s vast wine list includes traditional and boutique wines in both red and white selections by the glass and by the bottle at various price points.  The creative cocktail list consists of several handcrafted concoctions made with the freshest fruit juices, herbs, simple syrups and small batch liquors.  The restaurant also offers a wide variety of bottled beers including local favorites such as Sweetwater 420 and Terrapin Rye Pale Ale.

Marlow’s Tavern has an all-star team of restaurant talent behind its concept.  John Metz earned his degree at the Culinary Institute of America and began his long-standing career at some of the finest restaurants in New York such as The 21 Club, Tribeca Grill and Montrachet.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Restaurant Association and is also the immediate past chairman for Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA).  Designer and Co-Founder Tom DiGiorgio is both a powerhouse in the development of commercial and residential real estate projects as well as an influential member of the Georgia restaurant scene.  Partner and Co-Founder Richard E. Rivera is president of Rubicon Enterprises LLC, a restaurant development company based in Sarasota, Florida, and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.  He is chairman of the National Restaurant Association and has received numerous industry awards including the Silver Plate award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.  Market Partner Hank Clark is responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of Marlow’s Tavern and has partnered with Metz since 2001 after working for Darden Restaurants and Brinker International.  General Manager Brian Longacre spent three years as the general manager at Aqua blue Restaurant & Bar before taking the position at Marlow’s, and coaches his employees with a “hospitality first” mentality to consistently give guests top-notch service.

About Marlow’s Tavern

Marlow’s Tavern was established in November of 2004 with the opening of its first location in Alpharetta, Georgia.  The neighborhood restaurant concept now has eight locations that are open for lunch and dinner daily, offering guests classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist.   Marlow’s Tavern in Cumming will be located at 410 Peachtree Parkway; 770-886-3666.  Marlow’s Tavern in East Cobb is located at 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 208; 770-977-7747.  Marlow’s Tavern in Duluth is located at 1950 Satellite Boulevard; 770-622-2033.  Marlow’s Tavern in Vinings is located at 2355 Cumberland Parkway, Ste.10; 770-432-2526.  Marlow’s Tavern in Alpharetta is located at 3719 Old Alabama Road, Bldg. 200, Suite H-I; 770-475-1800.  Marlow’s Tavern in Midtown is located at 950 West Peachtree Street; 404-815-0323.  Marlow’s Tavern in Kennesaw is located at 745 Chastain Road NW, Suite 1160; 770-425-8777.  Marlow’s Tavern in Tucker is located at 4156 LaVista Road; 678-987-1197.  For more information, visit

For More Information:

410 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming 30041
Phone:  770.886.3666
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Grand Opening Date:  July 19, 2011

Reaping Nature Productions brings Recycling Program to Libraries

Press Release – Forsyth County Public Library “Likel”s to Recycle

The Forsyth County Public Library is offering great programs this summer for children, teens and adults.  One of the many programs they’re offering is an educational and entertaining program for children from Reaping Nature Products, I “Likel” to Recycle.

“Reaping Nature presented their recycling program in April at our Sharon Forks location,” said Vanessa Cowie, Youth Services Coordinator, Forsyth County Public Library.  “I was impressed by the information their program contained and their ability to hold the attention of a wide age range.  Our patrons seemed to enjoy their high-energy approach!”

Reaping Nature Productions founded by Forsyth County residents, Denise Carleton and Mary Nix a/k/a Petunia Garner provides on-site environmental education programs for children ages preschool through fifth grade on a variety of environmental topics, including recycling, water, energy and literacy/graffiti.

The Forsyth County Public Library is offering more than 500 programs this year to residents.  All of their programs are free to the public and are supported by the Forsyth County Public Library, Literacy Forsyth and the Forsyth County Public Library Friends & Advocates.

Reaping Nature’s programs are scheduled for Thursday, June 30 at 10:30am at the Hampton Park Library and at 2:00 at the Sharon Forks Library.  Listeners will learn that recycling is not only good for our environment, but for our local economy and provides jobs.  At the conclusion of the program, listeners will join Reaping Nature’s live character, Petunia Garner, in singing her original song, Another Recycling Rap.

“Teaching recycling to children at an early age is an important step if we want to increase recycling habits in adults,” said Denise Carleton of Reaping Nature.  “As environmental stewards in the communities where we work and live, we’re excited to promote our educational programs whenever possible.”

For more information:

Forsyth County Library online | phone:  770.781.9840

Reaping Nature online | phone:  770.490.1083