Studio could be restaurant

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The new Augusta convention center is expected to be completed this summer. After attending a trade show, convention-goers will want to find a place to eat.

I have a suggestion for a use of the former WJBF television studio on Reynolds Street. This would be a perfect location for an upscale restaurant with a Channel 6 theme. There could be old TV cameras, old sets, such as for Trooper Terry, Bwana John and the Saturday Dance Party.

There must be a lot of pictures of on-air personalities and pieces of old equipment left from 50 years of broadcasting from that location.

It would be a shame for this building to sit empty like so many others do in Augusta. Worse, it could be demolished and we have another vacant lot. Let’s hope it will be put to a good use. By the way, my friend Kelley suggested it should be named “After 6.”

Michael Teffeteller


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omnomnom 03/24/12 - 03:02 am
Novel idea. The menu items

Novel idea. The menu items could have a news theme too. Chicken A La Boy King (half-cooked in a rich stock). The Harris-burger (comes with a side of ladyfingers, served with greens) The CBD sandwich (prosciutto with truffles simmered in MARGE-erine) [price includes mandatory cup of iced TEE] I could go on. I think Ricardo Azziz or Cal Ripken may have other ideas in mind for the property. Fun fact - I believe a local lawyer who operates on Wheeler Road bought the place for "investment purposes".

Riverman1 03/24/12 - 11:29 am
It is an interesting idea.

It is an interesting idea. What usually happens in Augusta is vacant buildings are bought by speculators who do nothing with them, but let them deteriorate. I can understand the economy hasn't been great and not necessarily faulting any of them, but simply pointing out the reality.

By the way if you are depending on visitors at the TEE Center conventions to support the restaurant, it won't last long with the few they'll have.

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