Site preparation has begun at 419 Northside Drive West across Williams Road from Bulloch Telephone for the construction of the second Five Points Store and More.
The original Five Points Store and More opened last year on the way to Brooklet, adjacent to the traffic circle connecting Rushing Road, Pretoria Rushing Road and the two approaches of Burkhalter Road. That intersection was known as “Five Points” for years. The original location includes a restaurant, “The Round About Café.”
Local developer Lindsay Martin and his wife Nichole purchased the Northside Drive land, which housed Eagle Automotive and Wrecker Service and Wiggin’s Office Equipment. Eagle Automotive recently relocated and Wiggins Office Equipment is closed.
The Martins demolished the former Eagle Automotive building to make way for new construction and renovations are under way in the former Wiggins Office building to prepare for future development.
“We have been very pleased with how well the original Five Points and More store has done on the East side and saw a need to bring this concept to the West side of town. Our concept is unique and much more upscale than your typical convenience store,” Lindsay Martin said. “When completed, it will really be a significant improvement to that section of town. Hopefully it will encourage others to invest on the West Side.”
The 6,000-square-foot store, like the original location, will include convenience items, along with a full service restaurant and, of course, will sell fuel. The restaurant concept will be “American Home Cooking” and will also have a Brick Oven for homemade pizza. They will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
The decor will be very high end including granite countertops, tile floors and large, spacious three-stall restrooms for men and women.
Like the original store, the new Five Points will feature local favorites, including “Georgia Grown” products like stone ground grits, nostalgic candy and drinks like R.C. Cola, NeHi in grape and orange plus 60 more flavors of nostalgic drinks. Bug Juice and seven types of root beers will be available in the store.
The Martins pride themselves on the store’s large selection of wines – more than 230 different types. They even stock Dom Pérignon Champagne, so there is truly something for everyone at the store.
The Martin’s hope to have the store opened later this year. Store hours will be from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.