New businesses offering anything from flowers to shoes to massages and medical care are starting up in the Perimeter, one of the largest commercial areas in metro Atlanta. Here’s a sampling of recent ribbon cuttings formally marking the opening of new businesses in the area. Photos were provided by the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce.

David Vu, center, owner of the Haute Spot Nail Boutique, is surrounded by his team and Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber Ambassadors as he gets ready to cut the ribbon at his store’s grand opening on Nov. 8. The boutique, in the Prado shopping center, is located at 5590 Roswell Road.
American Family Care CEO Dr. Bruce Irwin, center, gives the celebratory ribbon a cut, assisted by Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos, also holding scissors, and Councilwoman Karen Meinzen McEnerny, during grand opening festivities on Nov. 2. The clinic is at 5610 Roswell Road.
Karen Parsley, center, owner of Atlanta Clinical Massage Therapy, smiles while surrounded by friends and Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber Ambassadors at the company’s grand opening on Nov. 7. The new massage therapy studio is located at 141 West Wieuca Road.
Allen Edmonds, which offers men’s footwear and accessories, opened recently in Dunwoody’s Park Place Shopping Center. Store manager Lupe Sandoval, center, readies the scissors, along with, from left, Eric Richner, Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce board members Bill Mulcahy and Bob Dallas, Adam Roth, assistant store manager Andrew Eckhardt, Chamber board member Larry Feldman and Chamber Ambassador Daniel Mastrodonato.
Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis, front row left, with Suzanne and Patrick Conreaux, co-owners of Blooms of Dunwoody, and Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce representatives Bob Dallas, Jennifer Howard, Sarah Massey and Heather Kaufman, welcome the new floral shop to Dunwoody Village. Back row, left to right, Blooms’ employees Ed Bell, Laurel Manley, Sandra Long, David Bouseman, Beryl Morrisey, and Young Professionals of Dunwoody chair, Dr. Erika Henry.
Jennifer Combs, third from left, Yogurt Mountain store manager, celebrates the grand opening in the Prado Shopping Center in Sandy Springs along with Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce representatives.

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