“So I put together my dance background, my legal expertise and public relations skills and have created Flex Point Sudio,” Cornelius says. “I hope it will fill the gap in fitness that people are looking for.”
The other new businesses and expansions include Better Body Image, Cool Breeze Smoothie, Stone Mountain Manor, Twisted Swisher and Vim Rise (website under construction, call 770-217-9882).
Jean Milice, co-owner of Vim Rise, said he and his wife Frida Milice started their tax and insurance business in Stone Mountain because it was "suitable" and his wife had lots of clients in the area. He said the city was "very helpful in every step of the way" while they were getting started, and he'd recomend the area to another small business.
"I wouldn't want them to open another tax prep business on the same street, but there's plenty of vacancies in the area," Milice said.
Mechel McKinley, executive director of the city's Downtown Development Authority, said Stone Mountain is still bringing in more businesses.
“We’re not done yet,” McKinley says. “Another business will be finished with an expansion soon and there are three more ribbon cuttings in the planning stages.”