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How to Support Athens Restaurants

Athens has become known for its food scene, particularly our small, local restaurants. These small businesses are touchstones of our community and give our neighborhoods their flavor, both figuratively and literally. While dining rooms are shuttered during the coronavirus epidemic, don't forget that…

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How to Support Local Athens Shops and Makers

Athens' shopping landscape is packed with small local businesses that provide the city with an atmosphere that simply can’t be experienced elsewhere. Whether you’re seeking handcrafted goods, local flavor, vintage flair or high-fashion styles, Athens has delivered, and we want to ensure that these…

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How to Support Local Athens Musicians

Social distancing in Athens, Georgia, has meant that the famous music scene and legendary nightclubs have temporarily gone dark. Gigs and concerts are how our musicians earn their living, and we'd like to #SupportAthensOwn and bring attention to several ways you can help support local musicians during these times…

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Athens' Own: Janet Geddis

Janet Geddis opened Avid Bookshop in 2011 on Prince Avenue and opened another location in Five Points in 2016. Over the years, Avid Bookshop has grown to become a staple in the Athens community and was even named one of the top 5 bookshops in the U.S. by Publisher's Weekly…

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Hidden Gems: The Murals of Athens, Georgia

As a city that's known for its great music, art and food scenes, Athens is a place where creativity lives on every corner. Artwork can be found on almost every turn, each unique piece adding more flair and originality to the Classic City. Whether it's a beautifully painted fire hydrant, a creative bus stop, sculpture or statue, these unique, secret masterpieces can often be found in the most unexpected of places! A personal favorite…

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Craft Beer Week is Brewing in Athens, Georgia

If there’s anything Athenians know, it’s good craft beer! Athens, Georgia is packed with local breweries that have mastered the art of craft beer. Stop into a brewery to try some of the local beers that shape the taste of the Classic City. Athens Beer Week is brewing in Athens! Scheduled for March…

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