About Greater Southern Home Recreation

Greater Southern Home Recreation is Atlanta’s one-stop shop for the very best in home game room products, including pool tables, shuffleboard tables, ping pong tables, arcade games, pinball machines, home theater seating, barstools, foosball tables, air hockey tables, darts and more.   For your outdoor space we offer large selection of premium patio furniture, BBQ grills, pizza ovens and outdoor games.

Our goal is to make your shopping experience much easier – not by offering everything out there, but by offering the best of everything out there.  In other words, we’ve done the homework for you.  We carry only the best names in the business, including (but not limited to): Brunswick Billiards, Olhausen Billiards, Legacy Billiards, AE Schmidt Billiards, Canada Billiards, Aramith, Champion Shuffleboard, Palliser Furniture, Tornado, Stern Pinball, American Pinball, Chicago Gaming, Big Green Egg, Alfa Pizza Ovens, Castelle, Tommy Bahama Outdoor, Telescope, Jensen Outdoor and Lane Venture.   If a product doesn’t meet our quality and value standards, we simply do not offer it in our stores.

A bit on our history…

In the late 1920’s, Franco Novelty Co. was founded in Montgomery, Alabama as an amusement games operating company. As the company grew, an amusement games distributing company was added, Franco Distributing Co.

In 1964, the principals of Franco Distributing Co. bought Robinson Distributing Co. located in Atlanta, Georgia on Edgewood Avenue. They changed the name of this company to Greater Southern Distributing to reflect a more regional identity. Eleven years later the company moved to its location on Marietta Boulevard, where they remained until October, 2001. It was during this period Greater Southern expanded its product line to include vending machines. After experiencing growing pains for several years, Greater Southern moved to Smyrna, GA in October, 2001 and entered the retail home recreation business.

In 2006, the owners of Greater Southern Distributing partnered with Morris and Leo Benatar, and Greater Southern Recreation expanded again by purchasing Atlantic Billiards. Currently, Greater Southern operates 2 stores in the Atlanta area (West Midtown and Alpharetta).  Greater Southern services the entire Southeast region of the United Stated including Destin, FL, Highlands, NC, Chattanooga, TN, Myrtle Beach, SC, Columbus, GA, and Montgomery, AL.  We also has an extensive installer network throughout the United States to sell and service throughout the country.  We’re very proud to say that we are still a family owned and operated business.