Augusta trade center discussion off

Discussion of the downtown trade exhibit facility or TEE Center appears off the table for this afternoon's meeting of the Augusta Commission.

Today had been the commission's last scheduled meeting before Aug. 31, the date businessman Julian Osbon said a deal on selling property for a Hyatt hotel will collapse. Hyatt officials indicated they would back out of their Augusta plans if the exhibit center was not built nearby.

Commissioner Joe Jackson had placed “discuss/update path forward relative to TEE Center” on today’s agenda, but commissioner Don Grantham said beforehand that he thought it would be withdrawn.

Also postponed today was discussion of federal stimulus funds for the Village of Goshen project in south Augusta.

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