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Jan Moore column: More restaurants set to open in Statesboro

It looks as if two Statesboro buildings, which have housed restaurants that are now closed, are about to undergo renovation.

May 14, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Statesboro Herald plans renovation of building

The Statesboro Herald will embark upon a new era this week as major renovations to its headquarters get underway. For the next two months, the Herald will undergo a complete facelift of the front of its building followed by an extensive remodeling of the inside.

May 13, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Bulloch real estate still strong

Statesboro's red-hot residential real estate market has experienced a slow down in the past few months. Nonetheless, local realtors say the downturn in sales has yet to impact local home values or the number of real estate professionals setting up shop in this area.

May 09, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Debunking a rumor: Moe’s is not closing

Every week, I have the pleasure of writing this column and talking about a passion of mine, local businesses and business development. While I try to have fun with it, I am forever conscious of the power of the words that are printed and distributed in the Statesboro Herald.

May 08, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Starbucks to open store in front of Statesboro Mall

Starbucks is coming to the Statesboro Mall – not inside, but adjacent to the mall's main entrance. This will be the second Starbuck's location in Statesboro. The other is in the Russell Student Union on Georgia Southern University's campus.

May 02, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Boro apartment complexes find tough competition

Does Statesboro have too many apartments? Local property managers are beginning to wonder as the leasing "season" hits full stride.

May 01, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Moe's being sold

Atlanta-based Raving Brands has entered into an agreement to sell its Tex-Mex chain, Moe's Southwest Grill LLC, to Focus Brands, operator of Carvel and Cinnabon shops. Raving Brands said a definitive agreement was signed this past weekend with Focus Brands.

April 27, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Clash of jewelry chains comes to the Mall

The clash of the jewelry titans has come to Statesboro. With the opening this past Friday of Kay Jewelers in the Statesboro Mall, two of the three largest jewelry chains in the country now have stores here. The other titan is Friedman's Jewelers which also has a corner "slot" inside of the Mall.

April 23, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Frontier CEO impresses with her expertise

Much has been made about our country's obsession with celebrity. Call me jaded, but unlike many of my fellow citizens, I really could care less about famous people for the most part. However, I have to be honest and admit that a year ago, the resume of someone I contacted for an interview caught my eye and frankly fascinated me.

April 16, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Bulloch warehouse main distrubution point for exotic wood

DLH Nordisk, Inc, one of the largest importers of tropical hardwood lumber in the world, uses a 73,000-square-foot warehouse in Statesboro as its United States distribution hub.

April 16, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Statesboro Bypass gets a contractor - finally

After years of delay and anticipation, widening of the remaining portion of the Veteran's Memorial Parkway (Statesboro Bypass) is officially underway. The portion of the Bypass stretching from Highway 301 South to Highway 301 North encompasses some of the heaviest traveled roadway in this area functioning as a main thoroughfare and not necessarily as the bypass it was intended to be.

April 11, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Hugo’s to land in downtown Boro come May

I kid you not, downtown Statesboro is beginning to remind me of the infamous words belted by sixties icon, Petula Clark.

April 10, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Corn planting soaring in Bulloch

Be prepared for something this area hasn't seen much of in the last several years – field upon field, planted in corn.

April 04, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Jan Moore: You’re invited to chat with me every Monday

I believe there is a great divide in this country. I am not talking about liberal and conservative or any of those other hotbed groups of differing opinions and views. I am referring to those who learned to do everything before the technology boom, and those who grew up immersed in it.

April 03, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Sea Island keeps eye on the future

With an eye towards the future, Sea Island Bank in Statesboro has made an immediate impact in the Savannah market while continuing to build on its Statesboro and Metter market shares.

March 29, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


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