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Broughton Street projects bring awards for preservation efforts

Broughton Street and the transformation of 16 buildings along the historic corridor by Atlanta developer Ben Carter and his team received statewide recognition last month by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

Images provided by Hansen Architects using Georgia Historical Society photos - This series of photos shows the facade changes to 32 east Broughton St. The restoration of 16 buildings along the historic corridor by Atlanta developer Ben Carter, Hansen Architects, DPR Construction and Tharpe Engineering Group received statewide recognition last month by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

Streetscape project remains finishing touch

As developer Ben Carter’s restoration and construction project on Broughton Street project nears its end, one of the final pieces of bringing the street back to life as a downtown shopping destination will be upgrading the streetscape, according to Quito Anderson, CEO of Ben Carter Enterprises.

Ben Carter’s footprint stays steady in Pooler

Before the restoration of numerous buildings along Broughton Street in downtown Savannah, developer Ben Carter already had a shovel in the ground a little west of downtown in Pooler.

Dede Dunn of Bluffton found a lot of good deals on the first day of shopping at the outlet mall. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News file photo)

Hugh Acheson: Despite rumors, The Florence isn’t closing in Savannah

Although it’s listed for lease, acclaimed chef and restauranteur Hugh Acheson said his Savannah restaurant, The Florence, isn’t closing.

Woof Gang expands territory in Savannah

Woof Gang Bakery has certainly marked its territory in Savannah. What started as one store in City Market has grown to four with more on the way for the neighborhood pet store that specializes in quality foods, treats, chews and pet accessories with a personalized touch.

Appeals board sends hotel request back to review, OKs new bar

The Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday voted to send plans for a proposed hotel at Tattnall and Liberty streets back to the Historic District Board of Review after an appeal was filed challenging a bonus story approved by the HDBR in February.

Savannah-area homes sales hit high mark in March

March was a record month for home sales and housing market inventory in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties. During the month, 629 homes sold – a six-year high and inventory hit a six year low coming in at just under five months, according to monthly data released by Savannah Multi-List Corp.

Three downtown SCAD properties on market

The Savannah College of Art and Design has listed three of its properties on the market with commercial real estate company CBRE. The college maintains more than 60 buildings around Savannah and an equestrian center in Hardeeville, S.C.

Appeal challenges downtown hotel’s height

The City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday will hear a petition challenging the bonus story of a proposed hotel at Tattnall and Liberty Streets.

The City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday will hear a petition to appeal a February decision to grant a bonus story to the Liberty Street. Nearby residents say the project isn't compatible with the area. (Rendering courtesy of Lynch Associates Architects)
This rendering shows a conceptual plan for a five-building hotel development off of President Street. The Metropolitan Planning Commission voted to rezone the eight-acre site, which is being developed by HD Companies, on Tuesday. The recommendation will now move to Savannah City Council for final review. (Rendering courtesy of HD Companies/via Metropolitan Planning Commission)

From the dumpster to the big screen: Savannah welcomes first prop house

The next time a production filming in Savannah needs a cigarette machine, books or other prop décor they won’t have to look very far to find it.

Painting internship provides experience, credibility to Georgia Southern Student

For the first time Young Entrepreneurs Across America is offering Georgia college students the chance to operate their own business and gain real world experience through its Student Painters internship.

A helping hand: Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity continues outreach in Savannah

Since 1983, Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity has partnered with more than 130 families in Chatham County to help them realize their dream of owning an affordable home, and this year the nonprofit aims to add seven more local families to that list.

MLK block to get new life for local business

Home to several businesses since the early 1900s, including a nickel and dime store owned by the Tenenbaum family and most recently, Thrifty Supply Center, the 300 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. is getting a facelift and a new life.

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia opens new volunteer center

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia provided more than 12 million pounds of food to those in need last year, and that number is set to rise thanks to a new volunteer center.

Trip Tollison, center, past board president of America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, speaks to the crowd before cutting the ribbon at the organization’s new volunteer center on Thursday. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

Review board OKs Liberty Street hotel design

The Savannah Historic Review Board on Wednesday approved the design details for the Liberty Hotel, which is slated to be built across from the Savannah Civic Center at the corner of Tattnall and Liberty Streets.
A rendering of a new hotel proposed for Liberty and Tattnall Street. The Historic Review Board approved the design details of the development on Wednesday. (Rendering courtesy of Lynch Associates Architects)

Preciball USA opens distribution center in Pooler

Preciball USA, the world leader in the manufacturing and supply of industrial ball bearings, became the newest Pooler resident on Tuesday as officials cut the ribbon to the company’s new North American distribution center in the Westside Business Park on Highway 80.

Don Peak, general manager for Preciball USA prepares to cut the ribbon on the company's new North American distribution center in Pooler on Tuesday. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

Paula Deen, family plan new restaurant

Get your forks ready, y’all. There’s a new Paula Deen restaurant coming to Whitemarsh Island.

A sign for the opening of Paula Deen’s new restaurant, Paula Deen’s Creek House Seafood & Grill. (from Jamie Deen’s twitter/Savannah Morning News)

Hotel offers day stays for Savannah travelers

The Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Airport is changing the way you view a hotel stay.

NLaws Produce launches home delivery service

If you can’t make it to the farmer’s market but still need fresh fruits and vegetables, NLaws Produce has you covered with its new NLaws Produce@Home service, which brings fresh produce and other local products straight to your door.

Joey Rosen, center, general manager of NLaws Produce@Home gets ready to cut the ribbon on the company’s new facility inside their warehouse on Highway 80 on Thursday. (Photo special to the Savannah Morning News)