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Boro mall sold: Let’s hope for renovations

The Hull Storey Retail Group, LLC announced this past week that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell an 11-property, 3.8 million square foot enclosed mall portfolio to Hendon Properties for $214 million.

December 20, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Jan Moore column - No mixed economic signs for Krystal, Scoops

My very own newspaper is printing "mixed signals" when it comes to the nation's economy. Specifically, this past Saturday, I picked up the Statesboro Herald and saw what I would consider to be opposing headlines. Headline one – The green flies on black Friday. Headline two – Nation awaits housing fallout: New wave of mortgage failures could create nightmare scenario in U.S.

December 11, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Housing market also slumping in Bulloch

I haven't written anything about our local housing market in last several weeks, but I would be remiss as a business reporter if I continued to ignore the "elephant in the room".

December 11, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Bumper crop for Bulloch tobacco growers

With water woes abounding, we don't hear a lot of good news regarding bumper crops. However, I am here today to report that Bulloch County does have an historical bumper crop - tobacco.

November 26, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


T.J. Maxx, Hobby Lobby to anchor Statesboro Crossing center

Without further ado, here is what you have to look forward to in Statesboro Crossing – the new retail development going in at the southwest corner of Brannen Street and the Veterans Memorial Parkway (Statesboro Bypass).

November 19, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Jan Moore - Some hints about Statesboro Crossing tenants

I ended my column last week with the promise that I would find out about Statesboro Crossing, the development slated to go in at the southwest corner of the Statesboro Bypass (Veterans Memorial Parkway) and the Brannen Street Extension.

November 12, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Jan Moore column: Piles of dirt sure bring up a lot of questions

You all have a keen eye for dirt. The moving of dirt. The piling up of dirt. If dirt on commercial property in Bulloch County is "altered", I get a phone call – "what is happening, we see dirt."

November 06, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Fourth go for restaurant at old Pizza Inn spot

For the last three years or so, we have watched three, well intentioned entrepreneurs attempt to resurrect the former Pizza Inn location on South Main with three separate restaurant concepts – one of which the name escapes me, Billy Blue Marlins, and Wise Guys Pizza. Each put money and a lot of effort into it, only to come up empty.

October 29, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Soft economy not slowing auto auction biz

Business analysts are hanging on every bit of news from the national housing market. Is the housing crisis over? Is the mortgage crisis over? Each week a new national headline of doom and gloom regarding homes sales appears.

October 22, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Alicia Bea's loss softened by expansion of Yard and Haus

I have to admit I am a little sad that Alicia Bea's is gone. I, like many downtown development watchers, celebrated Alicia and Noel Burnsed's successful renovation of two buildings, the acquisition and use of another, and the revitalization of a downtown restaurant.

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


Insurance commissioner candid in Boro visit

Sometimes it is tough to drag yourself to association meetings involving your industry. You know you need to be there. You know there is going to be information presented that you need to know. And, you know that your involvement is good practice.

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


Jan Moore - What will rise on torn-down hospital site?

See if you can guess this parcel of Bulloch County land. The vital statistics are as follows: 2.33 acres; land value estimation - $195,000; value of improvements - $700,000; tax appraiser's assessed value $358,200.

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


Experts say new home prices staying stable

From a developmental standpoint, the last few years have been very exciting for Statesboro and Bulloch County. From new subdivisions and shopping centers to major construction across the Georgia Southern University campus, we have clearly experienced a "boom."

September 26, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


New Krystal going up in Buckhead Crossing

Get ready all of you Krystal fans. Construction on a new Krystal restaurant has begun in Buckhead Crossing at the corner of Brannen Street and the Veterans Memorial Parkway (otherwise known as the Statesboro Bypass).

September 17, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


Sylvania store goes big time in outdoor sports

Every once in a while I am given a "lead" about a business in one of our neighboring counties. With hunting season quickly approaching and our collective interest turning towards the outdoors, this business caught my attention.

September 11, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column


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