Last month, I reported that a Wild Wing Café is going to be built on one of the Aspen Heights outparcels facing Highway 67. Well, add another wing restaurant to the mix.
A Buffalo Wild Wings is slated for construction near Tractor Supply Company in the Southern Square retail shopping center on Northside Drive. While I don't have details as it regards completion date, I do know that a permit for construction has been "pulled" by the shopping center's owner Hull Storey Gibson Companies, LLC based in Augusta.
I will have to admit that I have never been to a Wild Wings Café or a Buffalo Wild Wings (call me sheltered, I suppose), but each has their own legion of fans so I am assuming that both will be well received. As details become available, I will let you know more about construction and expected opening dates for both.
On another note, the University Pines apartment complex located on Lanier Drive has been purchased by the Scion Group and Virtus Real Estate Capital as a joint venture. The former University Pines is adjacent to a 564-bed student community already owned by a Scion-Virtus joint venture. The two communities will be managed together as "Cambridge @ Southern" with 1166 total beds.
It would not surprise me to see more consolidation in the student rental market going forward. As new complexes come on board, attracting renters becomes more competitive which lends itself to consolidation.
I have been told by more than real estate developer that Statesboro continues to remain very attractive to developers, and in fact, interest is on the rise. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what is coming next. I cease to be amazed.
So, until next Tuesday, I bid you au revoir.
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