Letter to the Editor: Citizen group hopeful for South Cobb Drive
The Smyrna South Cobb Drive Coalition attempts to engage private citizens and business owners along South Cobb Drive to improve the corridor through community pressure and code enforcement.
The new Kroger has brought out interest in the Smyrna South Cobb Drive area by many other business groups along with property owners up South Cobb Drive. I have talked with business owners on South Cobb Drive and they still are talking about the huge crowd that came out for the grand opening of the new Kroger. I talked to Tri Land Properties, the owners of the Kroger complex, which is very interested in the Smyrna South Cobb Drive Coalition. The leasing agent at Tri Land properties will keep our group informed of any new tenants at the Kroger complex.
People came out to the grand opening of Kroger as if it was a new Disneyland opening on South Cobb Drive, not a grocery store. I know the citizens of Smyrna have grand hopes for the area of South Cobb Drive. The growth does not stop here but will continue on South Cobb Drive. The Kroger is just the beginning of the new look for South Cobb Drive. All of us at Smyrna South Cobb Drive Coalition will be there to help in any way to see that new things happen on South Cobb Drive. Our thanks goes out to the city of Smyrna staff plus the mayor and city council for getting Kroger here. We have some heavy hitters of Smyrna and Cobb County who have great interest in what happens on South Cobb Drive. They also want to help our small grassroots group grow and succeed in its efforts to see Smyrna South Cobb Drive prosper.
-Gary Chapman, founder of the Smyrna South Cobb Drive Coalition
For more information about the Smyrna South Cobb Drive Coalition, send an email to email@example.com.