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First Gateway Station Business Set to Open March 4

Top Dawg Tavern will be the first business to open inside the new development.

The first business to open inside Gateway Station, a 14,000-square-foot development along Ga. Highway 316, is set to welcome patrons in March. 

Wayne Bartlett with Maynard and Bartlett Realty Group in Winder said Top Dawg Tavern, a sports bar, is scheduled to open March 4. The business will be joined inside the development by a podiatrist's office, a nail salon, a mattress and furniture store and a Mexican restaurant.

The podiatrist, Dr. Jonnica Dozier, signed a lease for suite 200 last year. 

Bartlett said that while plans for a Longhorn Steakhouse location in the area have been pushed back, he still expects the restaurant to build at the Gateway site.

"(Eight to 10) serious retailers/restaurants are in talks with us now," Bartlett said in an e-mail. 

A total of 160 acres along Exchange Boulevard are earmarked for grocery, retail, restaurant, office and medical space within Gateway at University Parkway. Bartlett confirmed in October a Varsity restaurant will be built in front of the movie theater, Gateway Cinemas 12. 

What businesses would you like to see open in the Gateway area? Tell us in comments. 

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Kristen Brigmond February 22, 2013 at 01:07 PM
I would love to see a Kroger with a gas station open there!!!
mark Casper February 22, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Iwould like a Kroger with gas and a community southern Bank on this side
Debbie Kessler February 22, 2013 at 04:30 PM
We would like to have a Kroger with a gas station and a nice restaurant other than a Chinese or Mexican restaurant. We have so many of these types of restaurants. How about a nice deli with fresh salads and vegetables.
Patsy Wall February 22, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Barrow has enough Mexican restaurants, Appleby's, Longhorns,or Chilli's and Kroger would be a nice addition, I would also like to see a Ross or Marshall's in our area.
Margaret Holden February 22, 2013 at 05:15 PM
I would love to see a Kroger there or somewhere near Bethlehem!! And yes with a gas station.! And a Chili's!!
Deanna Allen February 22, 2013 at 05:24 PM
I would like to see a really great restaurant that serves breakfast come in.
Andrew Sarge February 22, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Oh boy, another nails salon!! :) Agree, it's time for Barrow to get a Kroger's, somewhere, anywhere. Would be a great to get a Longhorn or Chili's near the theater too. Barrow needs alot more than retail jobs though, but that's for another discussion. They also need to consider widening Highway 81 near 316 though or traffic will get unbearable and that will hurt business.
steve February 23, 2013 at 06:17 AM
that would be a great place for a J.Christophers or a Old Hickory House
steve February 23, 2013 at 06:24 AM
Andrew that is so true about 81, it should have been done 20 years ago all the way up to 29. Maybe when they put in the overpasses they can fix all this at once.
mollyrose February 25, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Steak and Shake, Kroger, Marshalls, Lowe's, Quik-Trip, IHOP, among others.
mollyrose February 25, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Bowling alley, skating rink, something for entertainment other than movies.
skipp Schrepp February 27, 2013 at 11:31 PM
I would like to see a RX on this side of town, and a kroger, too man mexican places, even a cracker barrel, or I Hop
Monique W. March 03, 2013 at 04:03 PM
I would like if we had: a Kroger w/ gas station, New Balance Shoes, Red Lobster, Quik-Trip, IHOP, Victoria Secrets, Bath & Body. Barrow could also use some additonal family entertainment such as, a Bowling Alley,Dave & Busters, or a Recreational park with a walking trail and sports field for outdoor activities.
Dr. Jason Lee Gray March 10, 2013 at 09:56 PM
I ate at Top Dawg Tavern today and had the Texas cheese steak sandwich. The meat was dry, the fries were cold and there was very little cheese on the sandwich. Go for the atmosphere but not for the food.
Dr. Jason Lee Gray March 10, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Also, after being enticed into ordering my grandson a chocolate milkshake, we were informed that Top Dawg Tavern was out of chocolate syrup indicative of poor management and poor staff communication. However, as before, the atmosphere was good.

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