Political strategies

🌱 Gwinnett Place Mall Redevelopment Strategies + Disney On Ice

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First, today’s weather forecast:

A little rain in the morning. High: 65 Low: 41.

Here are the top three stories in Duluth today:

  1. The studies and strategies are nearing completion over the next few months and are shaping what the community hopes for the redevelopment of Gwinnett Place Mall. Last weekend, a block party was held to introduce Duluth residents to some of the early ideas developed from public feedback for the Reclaim Gwinnett Place Equity Study. The equity study and the revitalization strategy should be completed in the next few months, with the goal of having everything completed by the end of the summer. Meanwhile, the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District will hold an open house and design workshop at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Duluth on Wednesday. (Gwinnettdailypost.com)
  2. This Thursday in the Gas South District, Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate, a four-day event ending Sunday, April 24. This monumental ice skating spectacle will feature Disney’s legacy presented through 14 classic and modern stories. Attendees should expect to see Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Disney Princesses, and more. (Duluth patch)
  3. The state has opened an investigation into Creekstone Daycare Academy after a Duluth mother accused employees of ripping the braids from her two-year-old’s scalp on March 28. Kailyn Brown says she was shocked and angry after picking up her daughter from daycare and noticing baldness on her back. Daycare officials deny all allegations and allege another student was responsible for ripping the beads off the toddler. According to the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, complaints filed take up to 30 days to investigate. (Fox 5 Atlanta)

Today in Duluth:

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From my notebook:

  • The Duluth Police Department commended Detective Gabriel Bunch for reaching the five-year milestone with the DPD. Bunch has nearly nine years of law enforcement experience. (Facebook)
  • The City of Duluth is hosting a design competition for the Downtown Duluth Playground and welcomes all ages and skill levels. Click the link to learn more and submit your design by May 13. (instagram)

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Nicole Tess Kazora

About me: Nicole is a freelance writer who graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Deep down, she enjoys painting portraits in acrylics, listening to political and social commentary, and examining social science research.