Business Beat: Ribbon-cuttings at the City Center and a new ice cream shop on Post Road

Kimberly Bond

(Forsyth County, GA) It’s looking like June will be another busy month for new businesses in Forsyth County. At the Cumming City Center, pizza restaurant SliceAbility and photography studio Rita West Photography are both officially open and the Willis Group of Keller Williams Realty has a ribbon-cutting today. Over on Post Road at the Midway Family Festival, Ice Cream Social recently opened up just in time for hot summer weather.


SliceAbility officially opened on May 31. Located in the heart of the Cumming City Center, SliceAbility says its mission is "cooking up slices of anything from quiche to pizza while creating employment opportunities and job training for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.” Stay tuned for our follow-up article featuring an interview with SliceAbility’s Jeni Smith soon.
SliceAbility is now serving pizza, quiche, and more at the Cumming City Center.Photo byCumming City Center

SliceAbility is located at 420 Vision Drive, Suite A102. They are open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, and are closed on Monday.

Rita West Photography

Also at the City Center, Rita West Photography celebrated its ribbon-cutting on June 5. West is a Forsyth County native and a graduate of Forsyth Central High School. She specializes in candid and posed photography and is available for family, child, milestone, lifestyle, maternity, newborn, senior, and engagement shots. West says clients will find her to be “easygoing, reliable, and sure to make them laugh during their sessions.”
Photographer Rita West cuts the ribbon the celebrate the opening of her new studio.Photo byCumming City Center

Rita West Photography is located in building G across from the water fountain on the second floor in suite 203. The address is 441 Vision Drive, Suite G203. According to the social media page, the studio is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Willis Group Real Estate

The Willis Group, an independently owned and operated office of Keller Williams Real Estate, is officially opening its office at the City Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, June 8, at 11:30 a.m. Willis Group agents serve Cumming, Dawsonville, Dahlonega, Alpharetta, Roswell, and the surrounding communities. Forsyth County residents interested in the real estate market can search listings on their website or contact an agent about buying, selling, or financing a home.

The Willis Group's address is 451 Vision Drive, Suite H204.

Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social is located in the space formerly occupied by Rivermill Bakery across from Midway Park.Photo byKimberly Bond

Last but not least, Ice Cream Social officially opened at the Midway Family Festival on May 31. Taking over the space formerly occupied by Rivermill Bakery, Ice Cream Social offers an array of sweet treats including baked goods, candies, and, of course, ice cream. The boutique ice cream parlor has 36 flavors to try; everything from classics like strawberry to luscious unique flavors like Salted Caramel Brownie. They even serve coffee so parents can stay caffeinated enough to keep up with their kids at the Midway Park playground across the street. With baseball, soccer, football, and lacrosse at Midway Park, this ice cream shop can expect plenty of visitors on game days.
Ice Cream Social has fun gift items and candy for sale in addition to ice cream and other treats.Photo byKimberly Bond

Ice Cream Social is located at 5070 Post Road in Suite 301. It is open Tuesday-Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. They are closed on Mondays.
These employees are happy to help you choose from one of Ice Cream Social's 36 flavors.Photo byKimberly Bond

Have you tried any of the new restaurants at the City Center yet? Comment below or email to let us know.

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Cumming, GA

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