Beautification projects get recognition

SUWANEE -- The city of Suwanee recently recognized three beautification projects, including two businesses and a historic residence, as part of its annual Swan-ee Awards.

At City Hall, Mayor Dave Williams presented the awards for renovation projects for their individual improvements and "aesthetic enhancement they provide to the overall community."

City spokeswoman Lynne DeWilde said those honored were:

* Barret Meyer, recognized for renovation and restoring a 99-year-old home at 4015 Stonecypher Road. Meyer replaced broken windows, added several new coats of paint, removed kudzu and dead trees and added flowers and plants that are "true to the property's historical nature."

* Richard Tucker, recognized for repainting The Beverage Superstore at 2820 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. City officials said the new shades of taupe with black and white accents offer an updated, sophisticated look.

* Vernon D. West, recognized for making exterior improvements to Specialty Engraving Co., 3655 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, that included new smooth-coat stucco and the addition of columns and stonework.