How To Spend A Day in Gateway85, with guest Commissioner Ben Ku

Thank you for being an amazing leader in our community! Tell our readers a little bit about yourself and how you enjoy Gateway85.

What role do you play in the Gateway85 district? 

District 2 Commissioner, Gwinnett County.

Tell us how you’d spend the perfect day exploring Gateway85. What’s first on your agenda? Do you grab a quick coffee or fuel up with breakfast?

Picking up Breakfast at Dunkin Donuts

How about some shopping? Where do you shop locally? 

I enjoy supporting our local card and games store – Dabbers, or the local farmer’s market Nam Dae Mun.

Commissioner Ku shopping at local farmer’s market Nam Dae Mun.

What’s for lunch? Do you grab a quick bite or sit down for a local meal?

For a quick bite, I will grab a Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites from Starbucks, but if I’m sitting down for a meal you can’t go wrong with Thai Restaurant of Norcross or Ashiana Banquet Hall & Restaurant [located at the Global Mall].

Commissioner Ku stopping by Thai Restaurant of Norcross for lunch.

We know you’re busy doing amazing things in the community, but where do you spend your free time?

Pre COVID, Friday nights at Dabbers was a great activity!  However, during the summer I’m at our neighborhood (Smoketree) pool.

Commissioner Ku posing for a picture in front of Dabbers Gaming Cafe on Jimmy Carter Boulevard

Tell us some of your favorites!

What is your favorite meal to have in Gateway85, and where?

The lunch buffet is great at Ashiana Banquet Hall & Restaurant.

Commissioner Ku stopping by the Global Mall on Jimmy Carter Boulevard to visit Ashiana Restaurant & Banquet Hall.

Where is your favorite spot to spend outdoors in this district?

The Smoketree Swim and Racket club is a great place to walk around, or at Lucky Shoals or Graves Park.  

What is your favorite project that you have been able to work on or look forward to working on in the district?

The beautification of the incredible Jimmy Carter Boulevard corridor.

Intersection beautification at Jimmy Carter Boulevard

Is there anything else you want to share with our readers?

I’m your neighbor, so if there is anything you need, feel free to reach out to my office at 770.822.7002 or