Stories by Jenna Martin

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

Pardon Our Mess: Toppled brick column downtown

Outside the gated parking entrance to the Cotton Patch Jazz & Blues Cafe, 801 Reynolds St., a brick column toppled over.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, July 31, 2015

Back-to-school shoppers head out on tax holiday

The allure of free sales tax was enough to draw soon-to-be Georgia Regents University freshman Tanousha Augustin into Best Buy on Friday for a laptop purchase.
By Jenna Martin

Anna's Linens store closing

Anna's Linens, a home goods store open less than two years in Augusta, is preparing to shutter as part of its company's bankruptcy proceedings.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Alexander Drive rezoning sought for grocer

Augusta planning commissioners will hear a request Monday to rezone property near the intersection of Washington Road and Alexander Drive for a "grocer use."
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Butcher shop returns to Surrey Center

A butcher shop set to open this fall in Surrey Center will be a familiar name for many regular shoppers at the Augusta center.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, July 24, 2015

Heat boosts air-conditioning repair business

Joe Savage, who owns Doc Savage Heat­ing & Air Conditioning, said a recent review of last month's sales report showed revenues had risen by 45 percent compared with last June.
By Jenna Martin

Augusta man builds bike frames

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood near Lake Olmstead, Nate Zukas' backyard workshop is usually in high gear.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Local businesses watch dropping gold prices

As gold prices spiraled downward this week, Martinez coin dealer Steve Damron watched with a sense of dread.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Urban Outfitters to wind down operations

An Urban Outfitters distribution center in Trenton, S.C. is on track to close in September, eliminating nearly 500 jobs from Edgefield County.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Area to get first Chipotle restaurant

New construction bringing the metro area's first Chipotle Mexican Grille to Aiken is officially under way.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, July 20, 2015

Designation expected to push Columbia County home prices

Passed by the county commission last month, planned residential developments will bring more creative design of neighborhoods, but also contribute to raising home lot prices from $4,000 to ...
By Jenna Martin

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hotel, 'cottages' coming near North Augusta Wal-Mart

A Wal-Mart Super­center in North Augusta will soon have a neighboring hotel, car wash and multifamily "cottages."
By Jenna Martin

Aiken Mall among shopping centers struggling to survive

Customer traffic is sparse and the once-lively storefronts are increasingly bare in Aiken Mall, open since 1989. In the past year and a half, original anchor tenants Sears and J.C. Penney left ...
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Large Kroger near Grovetown prepares to build in August

Kroger spokesman Glynn Jenkins said work on a Marketplace store at the corner of Lewiston Road and William Few Parkway is expected to start in mid-August and the store would open in the summer of ...
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

South Augusta to get another Family Dollar

New construction near the corner of Mike Padgett Highway and Tobacco Road will bring another Family Dollar store to south Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, July 13, 2015

Nylon recycler to close Augusta plant; affects 70

Dalton, Ga.-based Shaw Industries Group announced Monday that its nylon recyling plant in Augusta will close this fall.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, July 10, 2015

Touchscreens, custom ordering added to fast-food menus

Consumers now have the opportunity to customize orders and bypass the counter line through self-service kiosks and mobile apps.
By Jenna Martin

Craft beer, local sourced restaurant opens in Augusta

Opening Saturday at the corner of 10th and Broad streets, Füse features a menu that consists of Southern dishes, renditions of popular international eats and culinary experiments by co-owner and ...
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New owners operating The Cotton Patch restaurant

Longtime owner Bryan Mitchell sold the The Cotton Patch restaurant this spring to Marshall and Lisa Monroe, who renamed it The Cotton Patch Jazz and Blues Cafe.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Furniture retailer opens store on Bobby Jones Expressway

Conn's HomePlus has opened at 270 Bobby Jones Expessway.
By Jenna Martin
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