Gwinnett is Georgia's second largest county with 16 cities and it can be hard to keep up with all the new places that open up. We want you to be in the know, so that you can keep your IG feed chock full of new, interesting places that are sure to make your friends jealous. We've rounded up a list of exciting things coming to the area. Be sure to check back for updates!


Food and Drink

Butter & Cream - The newest ice cream shop to hit Norcross

Brightside Cafe -  A new coffeeshop COMING SOON TO Buford 

Meander Brewing - New brewery coming to Buford

Putt Nation: Buford's newest addition. An upscale, indoor putt-putt with a delicious menu and full bar.

Peche: Now open in The Forum in Peachtree Corners

Son of a Biscuit: Now open in Lawrenceville

Just Brunch: Now open in Duluth and recently featured on a popular reality show on Bravo

Kukga Topokki Suwanee: (Korean Street Food): Duluth and Suwanee

Short Barrel Bourbon: Now distilling in Norcross; appointment only and invitation only

The Rooftop: Rooftop bar now open in Sugar Hill

LR Burger: Now open in downtown Duluth. Owners of Local Republic and Strange Taco are bringing smash burgers and frozen cocktails to Duluth. 

Third Rail Distillery: Lawrenceville Depot District. Coming Soon

Refuge Coffee: An Atlanta staple with a positive mission is coming soon to Norcross as part of the new South End Development. Opened 11/2/2023

Big Dave's Cheesesteaks: Now open in Lawrenceville.

H&W Steakhouse: A new steakhouse just opened up in Peachtree Corners

Bitzel's Chocolate: New immersive chocolate factory will lead visitors on a journey from bean to bar offering a 'Willy Wonka-Style Experience' at its new 7,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. 

Añejo: Downtown Lawrenceville offers a unique contemporary Mexican cuisine with a South Beach feel. 

Town Center on Main

Town Center on Main (Suwanee)



Town Center On Main: The city of Suwanee has a new project coming soon. Once completed, Town Center Park and Town Center on Main will function as a unified space, linked by Station Park (located next to the police station) and the pedestrian tunnel under the railroad. The topography of the new park will allow it to overlook the Town Center, further enhancing the relationship of the two spaces. 

Gas South District Convention Center:  The center has undergone a major $200 million dollar renovation and expansion, doubling its size. The newly renovated space opened this February 2023. The comprehensive renovation spared no details, with new lighting, audio-visual and technology enhancements, group seating, workspaces, public art and an open airy, design. The Exhibit Hall now encompasses over 90,000 square feet of convention space and the venue now boasts 23 meeting rooms, a junior ballroom, and an outdoor event area. Some new features include a green space that connects to Gateway Park and a food hall. 

Atlanta Vibe: Gwinnett's newest professional volleyball team will play their inaugural season at Gas South. 

Westin Hotel:  Between the Gas South Arena and Gas South Convention Center a headquarters Westin Hotel has recently opened in March 2024. The 4-star hotel will include 348 rooms, an additional 17,000 SF of conference space, a stunning rooftop bar, and Starbucks. 

Pickle & Social: Located at the Exchange near the Mall of Georgia. Pickleball Social combines food and entertainment with world-class indoor and outdoor pickleball courts. You can play with your friends or sign up for lessons, once you are finished enjoy their craft food and signature cocktails. Coming Fall 2023. 

Southend Development in Norcross: A mix of restaurant, retail, and entertainment coming to the South End of Norcross. 

The Forum Redevelopment (Peachtree Corners): Complete renovation and revisioning for one of Gwinnett's most favorited shopping destinations. More events and gatherings, a new "Politan Row" food hall, more parking, and new unique merchants coming soon. 

Sensory Friendly Treehouse at the Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center: The GEHC has a new Sensory Treehouse, designed to enhance access to enrichment opportunities for residents and visitors with disabilities. The entire structure is ADA-accessible, allowing for those in a wheelchair to reach an area in the forest that wouldn’t be possible with conventional footpaths. In addition to its existing activities, collaborations with the Gwinnett County Public School System will offer exhibits displayed along the forest trail, providing multisensory environmental experiences for all ages with a focus on habitat, pollinators, animal adaptations, and more.

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Updated on 5/10/2024