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Rise of the 'independents'
Restaurants downtown, on S. Main work hard to attract customers
Georgia Southern University students Casey Murck, left, Cameron Lemieux, center, and Daniel Milinkovic enjoy some afternoon food and refreshments while playing Keno at Gnat's Landing restaurant Monday.
While the mall area has become the preferred location for national chain and franchise restaurants, South Main Street is Statesboro's "independent's row." From the intersection of South Main and Zetterower Avenue to downtown, there are 18 independent restaurants. Without a predetermined formula on which to depend, these entrepreneurs must work hard to provide home grown dining options to the community.
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