May 19, 2022 - Food and Drink

Acworth's The Fountain is great 'round the clock

Photo: Emma Hurt/Axios

Sera and Jason Speegle worked in the restaurant industry for two decades.But in July 2021 they opened The Fountain on Acworth's Main Street and fulfilled a longtime dream for a business of their own.

What's happening: After first offering just evening cocktails, The Fountain recently added a morning shift with coffee and pastries to their repertoire.

Details: The cafe hosts live music every Saturday and stand-up comedy twice a month.

The big picture: Sera said their target audience is the "younger and different demographic" coming to Acworth these days. She says they love the area for its parks, its non-motorized lake and the fact that you're likely to hear multiple languages spoken on a daily basis.

Of note: After their careers in the craft cocktail industry, the Speegles' goal with The Fountain, Sera tells Axios, was not to be "so stuffy."

  • "We were really sick of it having to be like you have to pronounce a certain type of word, a certain type of beer to be cool," she said.
  • "If you want to order a Bud Light, order a Bud Light. But if you want a unique craft cocktail we're happy to do that too."

Emma's thought bubble: The cookies were delicious. And that gorgeous skylight! Sera said it's original to the building.


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