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.
Does Statesboro have too many apartments? Local property managers are beginning to wonder as the leasing "season" hits full stride.
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.
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.
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.
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. Located in the rear of the Brannen tobacco warehouse complex at the corner of Packinghouse Road and Highway 301 North, Nordisk's warehouse is home to lumber products milled from South America to Africa. Stocking lumber with exotic names such as Afrormosia, Tauari, Ipe, and ...
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.
I kid you not, downtown Statesboro is beginning to remind me of the infamous words belted by sixties icon, Petula Clark.
Be prepared for something this area hasn't seen much of in the last several years – field upon field, planted in corn.
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.
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.
I heard a rumor this week that led me to an interesting topic – warehouse space. The rumor involved the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in the Gateway Industrial Park on Highway 301 South.
The Statesboro Mall hosted its largest bridal show ever this past Saturday with more than 40 vendors and an estimated 1,000 attendees. Vendors lined the corridors selling everything from honeymoon travel packages to wedding cakes and balloons.
I reported two weeks ago on the large number of single family residential housing building permits that had been issued by Bulloch County in January and February of this year. There were approximately 200 issued in the past two months with only 91 being issued in the county for the same period last year.
Construction has begun outside of Cobbtown on Victory Lane, one of the most unique residential developments being built in the United States today. With a four-and-a–half-mile road course and FAA approved airport anchoring the development, Victory Lane also will have an 18-hole golf course, fishing and recreational lakes, a lakeside clubhouse, spa and fitness facility, and a 1,600-acre nature preserve with equestrian facilities.
When I decided to run for mayor this past August, I knew my relationship with the Statesboro Herald would change and it did. For almost 10 years, I had written an "Inside Bulloch Business" column each week as well as a business news story.
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