Growlers, or large, reusable, specialty containers for “beer to go,” have been quenching thirsts all over Atlanta, Athens, and other cities, but the trend had not found a vendor in the mountains until now. Gold City Growlers will hold a grand opening on Labor Day weekend at its headquarters in downtown Dahlonega, on 10 South Chestatee Street.
“We won’t be like a bar or restaurant,” Wimpy said. “More like a high-end convenience store where you can pick up something for a party or special night on the town.” The shop is located near Wimpy’s other businesses, Jolie Day Spa and Dahlonega Marketplace, a venue for special events such as weddings and concerts. Wimpy has used three business loans from ACE to launch her enterprises. “ACE has been the key to our success in all of our ventures,” she said.”We had just paid off the loan for the day spa, so we thought, why not take out another to keep expanding our operations?”