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In 1975, four friends with hearts full of the great outdoors decided they needed a place to get gear indoors. This quest for adventuring equipment lead Bubba Sloan, Gerald Marshall, Denny Mays, and Ned Buxton to found High Country Outfitters as a gear shop for all manner of activities performed under the sun. These days, Bubba runs the retail side of things in Buckhead, while Gerald continues to captain daring cruises down the Ocoee River's relentless rapids. The store kits out customers for safe communing with nature with tools and togs from manufacturers including The North Face, Patagonia, and Big Green Egg, whose verdantly painted smoker grill creates hot meals in the midst of a long trip or particularly boring wait in the airport. Meanwhile, guides lead expeditionary parties along on waterborne trips down the Middle and Upper Ocoee’s burbling banks, recapturing the sun-dappled fun that inspired the store's creation in the first place.

1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs,
GA
US

Contributing to local commerce isn’t new territory for the Howard family. In 1925, Edwin Howard’s in-laws founded a small grocery in Doraville, which he took leadership of 30 years later. After gaining experience in that business, he decided to expand the family’s venture, and in 1972, he opened the first Howard’s True Value Hardware right next door. Now, after more than 35 years and currently under the ownership of Howard brothers John and Doug, the hardware store keeps shelves stocked with more than 100,000 hardware items, tools, and home-garden accouterments from the likes of Carhartt and Honda, as well as charcoal grills from Big Green Egg, wood pellet grills from Traeger, and a line of propane grills with tanks they can fill in-store. For sports enthusiasts, they're an authorized YETI Cooler and Tifosi Eyeglass Dealer.

Building materials, including adhesives and mason tools, lighten the burdens of home-improvement projects, and a constellation of hand tools relieves the hassle of hiring a beaver to chew its way through 2”x4”s. A full stock of interior paints helps customers brighten the hue of living quarters, while a sturdy pair of jeans from Carhartt helps them to withstand the wear-and-tear of maintenance projects or slow dances with rose bushes.

6884 Buford Hwy
Atlanta,
GA
US

The end of Prohibition signaled the start of the Greenbaum family's dream to enter the beer and spirits industry—and a few years later, they realized this dream with the opening of Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits. Since then, the founders' descendants have earned praise in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and INsite magazine for its diverse selection of drinks and a trained squad of wine spectators. Staff members guide visitors through samplings of their craft and domestic beers, international spirits, and North American, European, and South American wines at weekly and often bi-weekly tasting events held at the long wooden tables of the private tasting room or inside of a keg. They also expose participants to the finer points of beer through sponsored dinners with beer pairings.

5877 Buford Hwy
Doraville,
GA
US

90 Colors Tuxedo outfits guys in proper attire for weddings, proms, and quinceañeras with tuxedos, suits, and formalwear accessories. Its wide-ranging tuxedo selection boasts brands such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Perry Ellis. Experts on the small differences between menswear styles and cuts, the staff can also offer clients a colorful flourish with vests that match the hues of popular bridesmaid gowns, prom dresses, and cleverly concealed superhero capes. Fellas can finish off their looks with ties, hankies, dress shirts, and other accessories.

6225 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Doraville,
GA
US

Established: 2013

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Hours: 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday

7050 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Ste 205P
Norcross,
GA
US

Name any electronic gadget, and the techs at We Can Fix It can, well, fix it. That goes for pocket devices and desktops, too. Together, the team has more than two decades of experience bringing doodads back to life. They'll operate on tablets, computers, game consoles and, most frequently, smart phones. With those, We Can Fix It takes care of broken screens, dead batteries, or water damage caused by a drooly St. Bernard.

5975 Roswell Rd
Sandy Springs,
GA
US

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