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Lanier's Fresh Meat Market replaces Mexican restaurant on Walton Way

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Lanier’s Fresh Meat Market has replaced a Mexican restaurant on Walton Way.

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After undertaking a four-month remodeling on the dated building at 1831 Walton Way, Wayne Lanier opened his family-owned market in the space previously occupied by Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant.

The shop, once run by Lanier’s older brothers, had been on Deans Bridge Road for more than 40 years before closing in 2011.

The new site near 15th Street is ideal, Lanier said, because of little competition nearby and its proximity to Augusta’s hospitals and downtown businesses.

The market carries beef, pork, chicken and fish packages, and an assortment of speciality meats such as alligator, rabbit and frog legs.

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cj52111
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cj52111 10/16/13 - 02:55 pm
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Bring back Mr. Lou's

Yeah Wayne,
But you need to get some Mr. Lou's sausage dogs in there.
Like the store. Fresh meat, and great steaks and prices. Even had some crackling on the shelf. Best of luck with the store and location.

countyman
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countyman 10/16/13 - 03:11 pm
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Growth

I completely understand that private developers( Whole Foods Cabela's, 60K sq. ft. movie theater, Michael Kors, Texas Roadhouse, Genghis Grill, H&M, Residence Inn by Marriott, Holiday Inn Express, etc) are flocking to Richmond county a lot more compare to previous decades and the number of new businesses can be hard to keep up with.

However, I would like to hear additional information on multiple other private sector developments including the Dunkin Donuts/Firehouse subs opening in South Augusta on Peach Orchard for example.

David Parker
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David Parker 10/16/13 - 03:09 pm
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First :)

First :)

:( Awww...well second anyway. Good Luck to the Laniers.

triscuit
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triscuit 10/16/13 - 04:09 pm
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I am happy to see that go

I am happy to see that go there. I only hope the community will support it and crime will stay away.

corgimom
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corgimom 10/16/13 - 04:16 pm
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Countyman, get real. They got

Countyman, get real. They got run out of their Deans Bridge Rd location by changing demographics and crime. Poor people don't shop at meat markets, and nobody with money wants to go to Deans Bridge Rd. I know that doesn't fit in with your "Augusta is safe" nonsense, but it's true. Deans Bridge Rd has changed dramatically, and not for the better. They didn't "flock" to RC, they were already here and got run out.

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 10/16/13 - 04:40 pm
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Actually, poor people do go

Actually, poor people do go to meat markets. Doug's meat shop is on Deans Bridge and his business is great. He accepts EBT . I, personally, have to pay for my groceries. I went the other week and stocked up on hamburger meat . Better quality than Walmart without the hassle.

countyman
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countyman 10/16/13 - 04:45 pm
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Why does somebody who resides

Why does somebody who resides in a more dangerous city(Charlotte) love to bring up the safety of Augusta?

Where did I mention Laniers among the companies flocking to the county?

The Walmart on Deans Bridge rd recently underwent renovations and the new strip center, gas station, etc is coming soon.

The older part of Deans Bridge will need time to fully recover, but the portion of Deans Bridge east of Tobacco rd provides the opportunity for tremendous growth

Pops
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Pops 10/16/13 - 05:06 pm
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Regency Mall

South Augusta savior in the late seventies, early eighties..........case closed.......private development can make mistakes in their thinking.....

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/16/13 - 05:17 pm
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Lots of Ethnic Foods

It sounds like they have a lot of good ethnic food. I love pork cracklings now and then. It should do well in downtown Augusta.

Bugsy
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Bugsy 10/16/13 - 05:35 pm
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Great Prices on their Meat, Clean, Kind Staff & Love the Decor

Lanier's is an asset to the community. They have raised the bar in meat shops. The store resembles a country store. There's all kinds of meat & fixings in this squeaky clean shop. The staff is attentive and willing to help in any way they can. They've got my business from now on!

tanbaby
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tanbaby 10/16/13 - 05:41 pm
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to corgimom--it wasn't "poor"

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to corgimom--it wasn't "poor" people that mainly shopped at laniers...it was EBT users...and they aren't poor...we are buying them the best there is...and never heard of any crime or problems there...used to go in quite frequently...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/16/13 - 05:46 pm
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40 years is a long time

I would like to hear from them why they left Deans Bridge Rd...

Anyway...good luck on your new location.

avidreader
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avidreader 10/16/13 - 06:13 pm
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Good for Central Augusta!

This place is just a smidgen out of Summerville. I'll be there.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 10/16/13 - 07:03 pm
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i hope they have beef tongue

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i hope they have beef tongue

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 10/16/13 - 08:02 pm
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"The older part of Deans

"The older part of Deans Bridge will need time to fully recover, but the portion of Deans Bridge east of Tobacco rd provides the opportunity for tremendous growth"

Someone must be geographically challenged... Tobacco Road begins at Deans Bridge and the runs to the East...

Stunned 2
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Stunned 2 10/16/13 - 10:03 pm
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Become Vegetarian!

Become Vegetarian! If not for the environment & the suffering of slaughtered animals - do it for your own health! Ya'll are eating diseased & sick animals that are processed through unsanitary conditions. UCK!

Stunned 2
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Stunned 2 10/16/13 - 10:24 pm
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Humans consume way too much 'meat'

Humans consume way too much 'meat'. People from the 'Greatest Generation' did not eat meat every day, every meal, every week - even. They mostly ate vegetables. Beef was not readily available - there were not huge grocery stores. Mostly they purchased staples - baking powder, baking soda, sugar, flour, etc. at a grocer.

countyman
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countyman 10/16/13 - 11:32 pm
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South Augusta to Blythe growth corridor on Deans Bridge

I misspoke earlier and obviously wanted to say the land along Deans Bridge rd west of Tobacco rd provides the opportunity for tremendous suburban/exurban growth.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/17/13 - 07:41 am
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Stunned

This generation will never be confused with the "People from the 'Greatest Generation". And not because of what they do or don't eat.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/17/13 - 07:53 am
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Directionally Challenged

You got it, Gage Creed. Tobacco Road runs east to west. Thus, it is meaningless to point to a location "east of Tobacco Road" or "west of Tobacco Road."

Of course, we shouldn't expect coherence from one who calls a neighborhood "North Richmond" that has been known to locals for generations as "West Augusta."

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/17/13 - 07:55 am
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JTF

I think you are right on with that comment..

The generation coming along now will be known as the "gimmie" generation...sad.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 10/17/13 - 08:40 am
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Countyman sez...

County man sez: "Where did I mention Laniers among the companies flocking to the county?"

You didn't. Which brings the point....WHY ARE YOU COMMENTING when nothing you have to say has anything to do with this story?!

Glad to see another fresh meat option around here. If this place keeps any grass-fed beef or free-range chicken in stock, they'll draw in a lot of folks in that location. But the personal service will go a long way, too.

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 10/17/13 - 08:59 am
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Cells

What you eat has a direct effect on your behavior.
Please watch a video or visit a slaughter house.
The animals are stressed. We are eating (diseased) stressed animals.

We wonder why so many people seem to be losing their minds and "acting a fool".

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/17/13 - 09:29 am
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You ain't seen nothing yet!

why so many people seem to be losing their minds and "acting a fool".

Insane politics & give a ways will bring out the worst in anybody....don't think it is the grocery doing this....tax tax tax & tax some more is doing it!

GuyGene
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GuyGene 10/17/13 - 09:48 am
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Excellent products!

Great! Wishing Lanier's market the best! From my experience, they have high quality products. We shall shop there!

David Parker
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David Parker 10/17/13 - 10:30 am
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Just b/c a dog can digest a

Just b/c a dog can digest a carb doesn't make it an omnivore. Try just feeding them veg and see how they measure up against one fed meat. Then apply the formula to humans. Bet there are similar results. And that is great news for Lanier's, Now in the beautiful Garden City!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/17/13 - 01:41 pm
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Countyman said, "I misspoke

Countyman said, "I misspoke earlier and obviously wanted to say the land along Deans Bridge rd west of Tobacco rd provides the opportunity for tremendous suburban/exurban growth."

I'm so glad you corrected that. I was worried.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 10/17/13 - 06:36 pm
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If a butcher at Lanier's

If a butcher at Lanier's Fresh Meat Market is 5' 11"... what does he weigh?

PS... he is North of Tobacco Road..

Baby_Sister
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Baby_Sister 10/18/13 - 09:54 am
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Lanier's has higher grade meats

Big box stores may carry meat from the nasty slaughterhouses, and that's what you call 'utility' grade meat. But, here lies the comfort in buying from Lanier’s Fresh Meat Market. Lanier's does not sell ‘utility’ meat. Lanier’s sell ‘choice’ and ‘select’ grades. Choice and Select are higher grade meats from healthy animals. Common sense tells you an animal has to be killed to get its meat, but choice and select grades don’t come from the nasty slaughterhouses some have referred to. Lanier’s also sells locally grown beef that was raised on locally grown feed. I saw on their Facebook page (Lanier’s Fresh Meat Market) last night that they’ve got some local stuff to be cut up today that will be ready around 2pm (10/18). For the veggie lovers, Lanier’s has fresh-frozen vegetables from GA, too, not just meat. The new store seems to have a little of everything. I’ve done business with Mr. Lanier for years and know a lot of other people who have, too. You can count on quality products and excellent personal service from Mr. Wayne Lanier. I know it’s the only place I’ll get my meat and fresh-frozen vegetables, too. Congratulations, Mr. Wayne, on your new store! Your store on Walton Way is going to benefit Augusta.

Baby_Sister
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Baby_Sister 10/18/13 - 10:02 am
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Gage...What does a butcher weigh?

Gage asked: If a butcher at Lanier's Fresh Meat Market is 5' 11"... what does he weigh?

My answer: He weighs MEAT, good, clean, quality MEAT!! :)

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