It's intimate, it's sleek, and it has fabulous ambience. It's Christopher's restaurant, slated to open during the first week of September.
I consider it the ultimate compliment when people read what I write and take the time to either email me or call the paper with support or disagreement. I feel it is a great privilege to write about local business and as well as business from the surrounding areas that affect us here in Statesboro.
There isn't a day that goes by that someone doesn't ask me "When are we getting another grocery store?" There is no way around it, we clearly are obsessed about this topic.
I had the pleasure of attending the annual meeting of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) this past week. With Star Wars music in the background and a theme of looking towards the future, I was pleasantly surprised to see the degree in which the SCVB is doing just that.
The development and exportation of information technology has enabled our country to maintain its status as the world's richest and most powerful even as we remain dependent on foreign oil and manufacture relatively little compared to decades ago.
Change can take a lot of courage, and many times it also involves a great leap of faith. When the partners of local insurance agency Blount, Burke, Wimberly & Hendricks Insurors moved their agency from South Main Street to the Market District a couple of weeks ago, it took a large dose of both according to Kay Wimberly, the firm's executive vice president.
There are two favorite topics in this town - restaurants and grocery stores. Oh, how we collectively yearn for more options in both areas, and not to ourselves, but to anyone that will listen.
Statesboro lawyer Gerald Edenfield might just have had the perfect Father's Day. Not only was Edenfield sworn in as the president of the State Bar of Georgia this past Father's Day weekend at the organization's annual meeting, but he was also in the audience when his daughters, Sharri Edenfield and Kristie Edenfield, received and accepted awards respectfully for their work in the young lawyers division of the Bar.
I don't know about you, but one of my favorite movie scenes is when the children that found the "golden" tickets are released into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. From edible flowers to the chocolate river, young or old, you just wanted to go there
Today, we are going to talk about auto parts and peas. On the surface, the two don't appear to be related in any way, but I promise, there is a potential connection here. Let's start with auto parts.
I know by now that many of you have heard of Flat Creek Lodge in neighboring Emanuel County. Owners, Steve and Caroline Harless, have developed a premier hunting and fishing resort and spa on Flathead Creek.
When land is being cleared or construction begins on a commercial type building, I will usually get a call or blog from someone curious as to what is happening. I can say that I am very surprised that no one has contacted me about this.
If you want a vision of things to come, look into the windows of Hugo's this week, Statesboro's newest entry into the competitive restaurant business. Located in the heart of downtown at the corner of Vine and South Main Streets, the owners of Hugo's are in the throes of final preparations as they ready the restaurant for next week's opening.
I know it was a shock to many of you when the Krystal restaurant next to Wal-Mart closed. How could that be? Undaunted, the owner of the property, Jeff Hook, opened a new restaurant, Bo Hooks, in the "old" Krystal location. But, it didn't last. Thus, the question begs, how can such a prime piece of property remain empty?
I don't think I am the only person that continues to be amazed at the development that surrounds the Metter exit off Interstate-16.