Downtown Augusta business moves to River Watch

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Countersync, a longtime downtown Augusta business on Jones Street, has moved near River Watch Parkway.

At the beginning of the month, the business moved to 2014 Westside Court in Masters Industrial Park for better visibility and parking, more space and better safety after being downtown for 10 years, owner Bill Phillips said.

“We looked at several locations,” he said. “This one had the availability, and I think River Watch Parkway is easy for us to get to our customers in Aiken, downtown, west Augusta, Waynesboro and Thomson. It’s easy for them to get to us.”

Parking has increased, and it’s a “much safer environment” with a fenced-in facility, he said.

“Customers were telling me they weren’t going to park in an alley, so that was really all my parking,” Phillips said of his former spot downtown.

When delivery trucks came, customers didn’t have any place to park and had to return later, he said.

The store sells solid-surface countertops for kitchens, bathrooms, medical facilities and bar tops.

The new store measures 7,400 square feet, more than double the size of the previous space, enabling Countersync to have larger displays, he said.

“I needed to expand,” Phillips said. “I needed to be able to show a full, walk-in shower. As the CSRA ages, I think that’s a big market potential for us.”

Countersync also needed space to display other kitchen and sink options because the market has changed from construction to remodeling, he said.

The business has six employees.

“We hope to grow and expand that,” Phillips said. “We have certainly seen growth, and we’re betting on that for the future.”

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omnomnom
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omnomnom 06/11/12 - 07:24 pm
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whether or not downtown

whether or not downtown augusta is "safe" many parts of it still do not give off the air of being safe to the casual person . hopefully those new lights will do something. in the meantime, lets hope that bill in the ga capitol to legalize gambling gets consideration.

the reynolds street casino known as the TEE center could pay off

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raul 06/11/12 - 08:50 pm
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Parking has increased

Parking has increased tremendously, and it’s a “much safer environment” with a fenced-in facility, he said.

“Customers were telling me they weren’t going to park in an alley, so that was really all my parking,”
Well, that says a lot about customer perceptions of downtown safety. I assume, this business has daylight only operating hours.

countyman
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countyman 06/11/12 - 11:18 pm
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There are people who don't

There are people who don't feel comfortable parking in an alley no matter the location... The customers didn't have any problems parking along the main streets...

The amount of private construction(JB Whites condo expansion, Sprint Food & Metro Market, renovating of Fort Discovery, 901 Broad, 920 Greene, 1120 Jones, etc) clearly show the majority of people do feel safe downtown...

I noticed the Greenway store moved from Evans to the CBD last year after a safety issue...

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raul 06/11/12 - 11:49 pm
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Hi Countyman. I thought I

Hi Countyman. I thought I might get a reply from you with my comment. I did tour the JB White's condos. Very nice. I'm not familiar with the Greenway store in Evans. What was the issue?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/12/12 - 12:20 am
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As much as we give countyman

As much as we give countyman a hard time; I do sincerely believe the downtown security issues are overblown. Perception is reality, but I believe the perception is mistaken. Until someone gives me specifics, I will continue believing downtown is as safe as any other city of this size.

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Riverman1 06/12/12 - 04:43 am
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Poignant comments by the

Poignant comments by the business owner.

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seenitB4 06/12/12 - 07:06 am
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onmom said

the reynolds street casino known as the TEE center could pay off

Now we are talking.....best idea I've heard about the place!

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Iwannakno 06/12/12 - 07:52 am
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Broad street is

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Broad street is safe...riverwalk is not

Jeepster2001
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Jeepster2001 06/12/12 - 08:04 am
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A Move for Safety

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I think that downtown is safe -- during daylight hours only. The DDA and people that live in the White's Building, do so behind a secure parking garage. You don't see them living in one of the apartments on Jones St. I do hope the lights help, but there is still a lot of work to do. Case in point, the shooting this morning @ 400 block of Broad St.

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countyman 06/12/12 - 01:14 pm
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Jeepster... There was a fight

Jeepster... There was a fight on broad street, and not a shooting...

The overwhelmingly majority of people don't live in the Whites Building...

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