Whole Foods gets license to pour wine and beer for tastings, classes

Grocery shopping just became more interesting in Sandy Springs.

As of Jan. 15, the Whole Foods location at 5930 Roswell Rd. received approval from the Sandy Springs City Council on an application for a liquor license to serve beer and wine at its café inside the store.

Alice Cheung, marketing team leader said the new license will allow the Whole Foods to offer tasting and educational events.

“We’re looking to incorporate wine and beer into peoples every day lives, not just for special occasions like the big game,” Cheung said. “It’s for events and classes, educational purposes. We’re not using (the license) for individual sale.”

Customers can look forward to special events where items such as specialty wines and beer might be paired with cheeses or chocolates at tasting events or for cooking classes in the near future.

Hett is manager at Sandy Springs Community Bank

Tim Hett has been named branch manager of The Sandy Springs Community Bank, located at 6000 Sandy Springs Circle. Hett has 10 years of experience in banking and five years with the Sandy Springs Community Bank.

A native of Marietta, Hett is involved with the Condo Association Board Reserve of Dunwoody Condominiums and he is a member of the Sandy Springs Business Association. Hett lives in West Cobb with his wife and two daughters.

Dentistry with a Difference wins business award

Dr. Jeffrey G. Priluck and Dr. Albert P. Nordone, owners of ‘Dentistry with a Difference’, are the 2007 recipients of the Dunwoody Business of the Year. This award is voted upon each year by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and is based upon community support and service activities.

Dentistry with a Difference was established by Dr. Jeffrey Priluck more than 34 years ago and has been an active supporter of many civic activities, including serving as the primary sponsor for the restoration of the Spruill Farmhouse. This past fall the doctors helped organize the first ‘Flick at the Farm’ movie event held on the lawn of the farmhouse.

Young builders head to nationals

Seven North Springs Charter School of Arts and Sciences students will compete in the first-ever International Construction Challenge.

Competing in a regional qualifying rally on Jan. 12 in Alpharetta, they secured their spot in the Construction Challenge finale, which will take place at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show, March 11-15, 2008 in Las Vegas. Students will compete for prizes and scholarships, learn new skills and network with leaders from the construction industry.

Teams will compete in three events: a debate on infrastructure issues, design and construction of a small-scale structure and development of industry communications materials and programs.

North Springs students headed to Las Vegas include: Vijai Narayanan, Kelli Koenig, Sean McGee, Phil Winsor, Santiago Correa, Jeff Cheung and Charles Munoz. Teacher Patti Lawrimore will attend as the educational sponsor.