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Daniel Village sold to local real estate firm

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Ownership of the Daniel Village shopping center is now in local hands.

  Chronicle file
Chronicle file

Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial purchased the Augusta center at 2803 Wrightsboro Road last week from New York-based Equity One.

Though terms of the deal were not disclosed, Equity One received 10 offers on the 16-acre property, according to the Cassidy Turley firm, which facilitated the sale for Equity One.

Messages left for Blanchard & Calhoun representatives were not immediately returned.

“Having local management allows us to be more responsive to potential tenants and to utilize our knowledge of the dynamics of the local real estate market,” Blanchard & Calhoun Vice President John Mills said in a company statement.

There is about 180,000 square feet of retail space within the commercial development, which is anchored by a Bi-Lo grocery store and Rite Aid pharmacy.

According to city property records, about half of the center was built in 1956, with phases added in 1968 and the 1990s. Older portions of the development were renovated in the early 1990s, and the center recently received a facade facelift.

Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial, in a news release, said it is planning a long-range restructuring of the 16-acre property across from Daniel Field Airport.

Equity One, which purchases and develops shopping centers in mostly urban communities, bought Daniel Village in 1998 for $12.2 million. The shopping center is now valued at $11.5 million, according to city records.

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Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 03/31/14 - 06:43 pm
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Great news! Now maybe we can

Great news! Now maybe we can get some of the old tenants to come back?
Shoney's Big Boy..Western Auto..the barbershop..Woolworths...the drugstore..Georgia Railroad Bank & Trust..the bookstore..the liquor store..the Daniel Village Rocking Chair Theatre..Belk's..and I'm SURE I'm forgetting many others!

Well, that was kinda fun!

raul
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raul 03/31/14 - 06:49 pm
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@JMO. Don't forget Stereo

@JMO. Don't forget Stereo City.

Edward1968
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Edward1968 03/31/14 - 06:53 pm
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Also, don't forget...

Star Luggage, Village Hardware, Mr. Executive, Colonial Store, Photo Bug, Parti Pal, and Green Jacket.

Butterman
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Butterman 03/31/14 - 08:18 pm
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Parking Lot
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How soon will we hear the ANGC wants to put satellite parking and hospitality houses there?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/01/14 - 04:01 am
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Teach Them There New Yorkers

Teach those New Yorker carpetbaggers to try to make money down here. Thanks for the million, Equity One.

FormerAugustaResident
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FormerAugustaResident 04/01/14 - 06:08 am
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JRC2024
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JRC2024 04/01/14 - 07:00 am
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How many remember paying to

How many remember paying to jump on trampolines that were in the ground near Stereo City?
Much fun.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/01/14 - 07:00 am
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DV

LeBlanc's Men's Wear!

csralookout
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csralookout 04/01/14 - 07:07 am
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Shoneys!

Bring back the breakfast bar!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/01/14 - 07:08 am
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Toys

Wasn't there a toy store there in the 70s and 80s?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/01/14 - 07:21 am
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LL

Yes, early on. It was replaced by The Pro Shop. Sold golf and tennis gear.

GuyGene
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GuyGene 04/01/14 - 07:26 am
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Yes, Leblanc's...

I've always liked quality, even though I didn't have $. I bought all my clothes at Leblanc's. I loved that shop.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/01/14 - 08:14 am
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GuyGene

Leon LeBlanc would always find a way to help with the money. You could pay him over time with no interest charges. He died about 6 months ago. What a great guy he was.

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 04/01/14 - 09:07 am
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Don't forget...

...the original Green Jacket...and Baskin Robbins...

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/01/14 - 09:17 am
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Bailey's Studio. Casual Hut. Friedman's Jewelers.

triscuit
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triscuit 04/01/14 - 09:16 am
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Casual Hut

Casual Hut

grinder48
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grinder48 04/01/14 - 09:57 am
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Trampolines
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And at the far end, next to where Bi Lo is now, there were in-ground trampolines in the early 50's. I think so many people were hurt on them they had to remove them. I seem to recall there might have been minature golf next the trampolines. The tramploines were where there's now a building with a "beauty school" and maybe some kind of Comcast office. I remember the trampolines well, was a little kid back then ...

grinder48
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grinder48 04/01/14 - 09:59 am
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JRC2024
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Sorry JRC2024, I missed your post about the trampolines before posting mine.

bossgodfrey
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bossgodfrey 04/01/14 - 11:21 am
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Yes Lord! The Book Corner was

Yes Lord! The Book Corner was a great book store. And Stereo City was the coolest. Love to have Winn-Dixie back too. And Mamanem would buy our back-to-school clothes at Belk.

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galaxygrl 04/01/14 - 11:45 am
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Other Stores

Druens's and Belk!

Butterman
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Butterman 04/01/14 - 12:02 pm
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Rocking Chairs
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My favorites were the twin rocking chair theater and the drugstore with the old fashioned lunch counter.

LLags
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LLags 04/01/14 - 12:48 pm
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Daniel Village

Don't forget Goode's Shoes and The Casual Hut!

Butterman
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Butterman 04/01/14 - 01:13 pm
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Casual Hut
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where you could buy Chic jeans.. pronounced Chick in Augusta

fishman960
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fishman960 04/01/14 - 02:10 pm
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Restaurants

I had a few fine meals at Casi's.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 04/01/14 - 02:49 pm
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Butterman, I remember when

Butterman, I remember when the theatre had ONE screen, not two! I also remember when the section with Baskin Robbins and Eckerd's wasn't there yet! And I'm thinking the Book Corner was where I bought my very first comic books...an Avengers "big issue" (50 cents?) and X-Men (12 or 15 cents?)...and I still have them! Got the money from my Mom, who was sitting under one of those big, bee-hive hair dryers at the beauty salon! (Little boys don't like going in to the beauty salons!)

Butterman
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Butterman 04/01/14 - 03:11 pm
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sausage dogs
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I remember the delicious sausage dogs at the drugstore lunch counter. Just a kid when that was there

Dixieman
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Dixieman 04/01/14 - 04:18 pm
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Just don't rename it

GRU Village!
Please!!

Butterman
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Butterman 04/01/14 - 05:44 pm
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Village People
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Dixieman, don't give them any ideas but I think you might be on to something. It is good to hear the center is back in local hands but that doesnt mean we will all like the plans they have in store for it. I fear that the Daniel Village we all know and love may be in for drastic changes and not for the best.

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Rob Pavey 04/01/14 - 07:07 pm
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just make sure Village Deli doesn't go anywhere.....

it's a qualified historic site - where generations of Augustans have happily gained pounds.

Butterman
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Butterman 04/01/14 - 07:18 pm
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Agreed
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Rob Pavey! whatever big changes they have in store for The Village I just hope they find way to include The Village Deli in them. I would hate to see that landmark lunch spot disappear.

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