2 Duluth Starbucks to close

DULUTH - Two Starbucks locations in Gwinnett are among 200 locations nationwide set to close.

The Starbucks at 3631 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and 4502-A Pleasant Hill Road, both in Duluth, will close by the end of the year, possibly as soon as the end of April, according to a company spokesperson.

A total of 12 Starbucks in Georgia will close.

In an online statement, the company called the 200 U.S. stores set to close "under-performing."

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful hosts reopening

DULUTH - Just in time for Earth Day 2009, which takes place April 22, Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful will be hosting a grand reopening, community kickoff event called "Green Starts Here" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 at the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett.

The facility, which burned to the ground in June 2008, is located at 4300 Satellite Blvd. The new, bigger and better center, said Connie Wiggins of Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, offers residents the ability to recycle 35 different materials.

The event Saturday is also taking place in conjunction with the 22nd annual Keep America Beautiful programs' Great American Cleanup initiative, which is the nation's largest annual community improvement program. More than 30,000 events are being planned across the country.

For more information, visit www.gwinnettcb.org or call 770-822-5187.