“This has truly been a labor of love”
Some may have an idea, yet only Kim Cumbie, City of Stone Mountain Visitor Center Manager, knows all of the challenges, efforts, and literal sweat it took to open and repurpose the Old Train Depot as the City’s newest visitor’s center.
The new visitor’s center, now placed in the center of Stone Mountain Village, will serve as a top location for travelers to learn more about this hidden gem of south Dekalb County.
When travelers walk through the doors of the new visitor’s center they will immediately notice the community’s support. The front desk – a gift from the Stone Mountain Women’s Club. The bulletin board – covered with coupons and flyers from businesses along Main Street in Stone Mountain Village. Brochures that showcase self-guided tours, stories about the quarry business that helped Stone Mountain gain its popularity in the granite industry and Major General William T. Sherman’s infamous March to the Sea.
The new center serves as an attraction to passersby with hopes to exchange car traffic with foot traffic through Stone Mountain Village. This exchange will literally help the City of Stone Mountain take a step in a new direction as the City explores ideas on how to revitalize The Village.
Local media coverage and crime distracts from the talent, great good, cozy lodging and tours that the City of Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain Village have to offer. However, the narrative changed today when community leaders cut the ribbon in front of the Old Train Depot.
The ribbon cutting symbolized an opening to a new and exciting era for the City and Village.
An era that started with a labor of love from those who proudly represent the City of Stone Mountain’s future.