Stories by Jenna Martin

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Plan unveiled for Broad Street building

Plans are on the table to replace a historic Broad Street building, essentially destroyed by a January fire, with a flexible mixed-use concept.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Partridge Inn deal not yet complete

The Partridge Inn garnered a $4.25 million top bid from an online auction last week, but a final decision on the pending sale likely won't be made public until July.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Longtime downtown pharmacy closes

Downtown's only locally owned and operated pharmacy, Maxwell House Pharmacy, closed its doors Monday after 60 years.
By Jenna Martin

Augusta's First Bank of Georgia announces merger plan

A proposed merger was announced that would combine First Bank of Georgia, one of Augusta's largest locally owned banks, with Atlanta-based State Bank Financial Corp.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, June 23, 2014

Owner of new mobile coffee cart seeks policy changes in Columbia County

Though David Bowers is starting his own mobile coffee business from the ground up, he's not jittery about market potential. He's working to create policy for mobile businesses.
By Jenna Martin

Tickets for Jake Owen concert go on sale Friday

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday for country vocalist Jake Owen's concert at James Brown Arena in September.
By Jenna Martin

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Work dress code stays important in summer months

As the hot summer months cause many to shed layers in an effort to stay cool, local employers favor year-round dress codes to avoid wardrobe mishaps in the workplace.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Downtown retail recruiters seeing interest

Alabama-based Retail Strategies, contracted last May by the Downtown Development Authority, is seeing retailers interested in downtown, but said parking and lack of a business improvement district ...
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bidding for Partridge Inn ends at $4.2 million

An online auction ended Wednesday for the historic Partridge Inn on Walton Way, with the highest bid placed at $4.25 million.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

AGY workers idle 7 weeks

More than 500 employees at the AGY glass fiber manufacturing facility in Aiken are entering their seventh week out of a job after contract negotiations proved fruitless.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, June 16, 2014

New downtown business combines art, juice

Humanitree House, a combination art gallery and juice bar, will make the downtown business culture a little more green.
By Jenna Martin

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Appling gains two new businesses

A pair of new Appling businesses, a local hardware store and a discount retail chain, will give residents in the outer area of Columbia County more convenient shopping options.
By Jenna Martin

Opinions differ among downtown owners on new gun law

Georgia's new gun law, which allows concealed carry permit holders to bring guns into bars, among other places, is producing mixed reactions for bar and restaurant owners.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, June 13, 2014

Food Lion closing on Wrightsboro Road

The long-standing Food Lion store at 3246 Wrightsboro Road will close June 20.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Development leader speaks to chamber members

Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr spoke Thursdsay during the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce quarterly economic luncheon.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Father's Day shopping to pick up

The National Retail Federation predicsts shoppers will spend an average $113.80 this year on Father's Day. Total spending is expected at $12.5 billion.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Augusta ATV moves to North Augusta

Augusta ATV, a golf car and utility vehicle business, has moved from Peach Orchard Road across the river to North Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, June 9, 2014

Work to begin on south Augusta Chick-fil-A

Work on a new Chick-fil-A in south Augusta is soon to start , bringing the first of two new tenants to the Windsor Square shopping center.
By Jenna Martin

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Augusta startups forge ahead despite U.S. entrepreneurial decline

Despite a recent Brookings Institution report showing that entrepreneurism in the United States is at its lowest point in 30 years, entrepreneurs and startups in Augusta remain focused on success.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, June 6, 2014

Second PDQ already in the works for Augusta

Operators of a Tim Tebow-backed restaurant chain are already tackling their next project in the Augusta area as construction is just beginning on their first location in Evans.
By Jenna Martin