Monday, March 21, 2016


What is the history of 2655 N. Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw, Ga?  Here is how it started out, as a motel, now it is a shopping center.

Kennesaw Historical Society added 6 new photos.

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The Windsor Motel in Kennesaw was built by William and Maureen Powell circa 1952. Maureen was originally from England and she gave the hotel its name.
In 1978 C.N. Patel and his wife moved to Kennesaw from London. They purchased the motel from the Powell’s on January 30, 1979.
The Patel’s son, R.J. and his wife Asha took over the day to day operation of the motel in 1994. After 11 years of round the clock managing the business they closed the Windsor Motel on November 23, 2005.

The Patels demolished the motel and during a clean-up of the property they discovered one of the old motel signs they believe may be from the early 1960’s (see pictures with this post). A shopping center known as The Windsor, managed by the Patels, was opened in the same location in 2008.

{Thank you to R.J. Patel for this brief history of the motel. Postcards courtesy of R.J. Patel and Andrew Bramlett}

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The new Vida Caribbean Grill is now open for business!

Located at: 2655 Cobb Pky, Kennesaw

Phone:  (678) 556-5949

(Just South of Sonic Drive In) 


GRAND OPENING HELD - SAT MAY 16th in the old home of Pizza 'N Beyond on Cobb Pky just south of the Sonic Drive In
General Manager:  Victor Fernandez
Owner:  Lisbeth Vilomar, of Acworth, 
Email: and
Phone:  (678) 556-5949
Web Site:…
Price Range:  $
Cuisine:  Caribbean, Cuban, Spanish, Diners and Sandwiches
Attire:  Casual
Payment Methods:  Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover and Cash
Services:   Reservations, Walk-Ins, Good For Groups & Kids, Take Out, Catering, Waiter Service and Outdoor Seating
Specialities:  Lunch, Dinner and Coffee

Caribbean Restaurant
Vida Caribbean Grill's photo.


Going back in time to 2012-13 this unit was Emma's Bistro & Grill, (still on Facebook at: featuring:   Italian, Mediterranean, American food.  

Then of course it was Sam and Mike running Pizza 'N Beyond in 2013-14. (Facebook at:

The problem the 4 closed restaurants had is the same as what Vida will face - This is a poor location for ANYrestaurant.  It is to far back from Cobb Pky, you don't see it until you have gone past and access from Cobb is hard as those going north have to go another 2 blocks to make a U-turn to go back.  (Vida on Facebook at:

Misc:  It seems that the history of the rental space has had 5 restaurants there.  Another one I found was a listing for:  R J'S CAFE, 2655 COBB PARKWAY NORTH NW, KENNESAW, GA 30152, (770) 919-1949, probably the first and Patel family owned, it is now long gone. 

Also the Patel family (MADHAV INVESTMENT CORPORATION) owes the County a tax bill of $25,134.36 on the $1,600,000 property.



You have probably figured out by now that Pizza 'N Beyond has closed down after a run of 16 months.

Probably coming to this site is a Cuban restaurant.  


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Opened 16 Months ago!

Now you can order and pay online!!!


Located at: 2655 Cobb Pky, Kennesaw

(Just South of Sonic Drive In) 
Tel: 770 675-6108 

Online Order at:  www.PizzaNBeyond.Com  
All major credit cards accepted.

Opened November 2013
They are also on Facebook at:  

Don't forget to drop by Pizza 'N Beyond! I was there today for lunch.  A chilli dog, fries and a drink for $5.82. You can't beat that price, plus you have a great selection of deserts to choose from.

Remember they have the 'bring one leave one' Lending Library at no cost to you. 

Support a locally owned business and drop by and see Mike and Sam!


Recent additions to the Lending Library are:
"Wonderland" by Robert B Parker
"Hell Gate" by Linda Fairstein
"Known to Evil" by Walter Mosley
"The Bone Bed" by Patricia Cornwell
'W is for Wasted' by Sue Grafton
'Unseen' by Karin Slaughter
'Hard Knocks' by Howie Carr
'Still Life' by Joy Fielding
'Back Fire' by Catherine Coulter

Stop by for something to eat and use the Pizza 'N Beyond free book exchange.  Bring a few and take a few!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Take advantage of their free lending library, or bring a book and take a book.  All are recent titles and in once read shape.  I have been here about 50 times since they opened.  It sits a bit back from Cobb Pky but the food is excellent and it is run by people who actually are pleased to see you.  

So drop in or phone in an order for delivery.  Also there are some restaurant rating sites below with direct links, if you have time use them to let people know if you liked the food and service.  So far all the reviews are very positive.

Monday - Sat:  11 am to 9 pm,  
Sunday: 11 am - 8 pm 
Opened November 2013

From their website 'About us' Info:

About Us

Enjoy delicious Italian dishes and fast food from Pizza N Beyond in Kennesaw, Georgia.  Whatever the occasion is, you can get take out service or dine on premises. Your taste buds will thank you. At present we're open for lunch and dinner, with a limited dessert menu.  We plan to be open within 30 days (Now Open). Our general manager is Sam Aziz.  All the recipes are his creations.

We have a parking lot and a drive-thru at our location, as well as inside seating and an outside patio that could seat an extra 20, which brings our seating capacity to over 50. Our customers will always know they can expect fast, courteous service, reasonable prices, and great food beyond satisfaction.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

3 Review Sites that carry Pizza N Beyond reviews are listed below. 

As it is a new restaurant it would be helpful if you also contributed input on your experience with this new Kennesaw business.  

Click on the below direct links for the below 3 review sites: 

Yelp Review site Direct Link

Urban Spoon Direct Link

Trip Advisor Direct Link

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