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Ben Carter Enterprises: Progress in Pooler

Ben Carter Enterprises continues its 50/50 stake in the Tanger Outlets Savannah in Pooler, recently completing Phase II, which added H&M and Forever 21. 

Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News file photo - Phase II of the Tanger Outlets Savannah was recently completed, adding clothing retailers H&M and Forever 21.

Renovations continue on Ben Carter's $92M Savannah investment; more Pooler growth coming

Business on Broughton Street continues to boom as Ben Carter Enterprises gets closer to completing its $92 million plan to revitalize the historic corridor.

Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News - A man walks by window advertisements for H&M opening soon on West Broughton Street.

Architects going 3D for clients, builders

In architecture and building projects, visualization is one of the most important aspects of the project. One Savannah firm is taking it to the next level by using building information modeling (BIM) to create three-dimensional renderings of building projects.

A three-dimensional rendering of One West Park, created by building information modeling. The building, which will be located just south of Forsyth Park, will house the law firm of Bouhan Falligant LLP. (Photo courtesy of Felder & Associates)

Savannah area home sales heat up in May

Area home sales for May hit a six-year high with 661 homes sold in Bryan, Effingham and Chatham counties, according to data released by Savannah Multi-list Corp.

Pooler's Tanger Outlets to add 3 restaurants, car dealership

Development in Pooler continues to grow with the addition of three new restaurants and a car dealership near the Tanger Outlets Savannah.

A woman walks outside of Tanger Outlets in Pooler. The outlet will add 3 new restaurants and a car dealership.

Savannah visitors spending more money, staying in town longer

“We see a trend of more people coming out of Florida to activities happening here in town...”

Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News file photo - A horse carriage tour goes around Madison Square earlier this year. About 13.7 million people visited the Savannah area in 2015, spending more than $2.6 billion, a new record for the city.

TEDx returns to Savannah with fresh ideas, powerful stories

Edminster was among 15 speakers at the 2016 TEDx Savannah event Friday at the Jepson Center who shared powerful stories of triumph, courage and impact on the theme of “Challenging What Is. Person. Local. Universal.”

Clinton Edminster, founder of ArtRise Savannah and Starlandia Creative Supply, talks about the importance of truly embracing life as he shares his experience of being diagnosed with HIV, during TEDx Savannah at the Jepson Center. Edminster closed his session saying, “I live because of the world now and I am very much tied to its success.” (Photos by Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News)

Savannah inventor is no stick in the mud

Inspired by a crisis and designed to help ATVs and their riders out of muddy situations, Mudder — a self-contained winching system developed by Savannah native Larry Carswell — recently received international attention after being named Inventor and Invention of the Year by InventHelp.

Photo special to the Savannah Morning News - Savannah native, Larry Carswell (center) was recently awarded the Grand Prix award at InventHelp's INPEX invention show for his one-of-a-kind, cable free winch system, Mudder.

Parker's introduces mobile pay at pump

If you’re looking to save a few seconds next time you fill up your tank and get your Chewy Ice, the new mobile pay feature on Parker’s app has you covered.

Earlier this month, Parker's introduced a new mobile pay option for its app users. The new quick method can be used on fuel and in-store purchases and saves customers about 14 seconds per transaction. (Photo courtesy of Parker's)

Learn about Savannah — six degrees at a time

Ivey Cananoglu, founder and lead tour guide of The Great Takeover, is using the six degrees of separation theory to tell some of Savannah’s most quirky historic stories — from Low’s rumored bad driving skills to Ford’s influence in the Lowcountry and Presley’s love of classic automobiles, she intertwines history and interactive games to give people a new way to learn about the Hostess City. 

Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News - Ivey Cananoglu, founder and lead tour guide of the Great Takeover tour company, gives a brief description of her new tour "Six Degrees of Savannah" in Madison Square which she currently has been beta testing but plans will begin opening to the public in July.

Height questions, zoning quash potential for Savannah hotel near Forsyth

A zoning and height conflict stalled the Savannah Historic District review board meeting on Wednesday for more than an hour — and also halted the construction of a proposed hotel at 607 Drayton St.

Ridesharing company Lyft starts Savannah service Thursday

Need a lift? You’re in luck. Ridesharing company Lyft begins service in Savannah Thursday at noon.

Photo courtesy of Lyft - Ridesharing company, Lyft will begin service in Savannah Thursday at noon.

Student suggestions boost business

A few small businesses in Savannah received some extra advice on marketing, budgeting and company exposure recently thanks to a newly formed partnership between Armstrong State University and the Small Business Institute.
Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News - Ashley Robbins owner of Flirt with Dessert Bakery, put the final touches on a cake in her store off Johnny Mercer Blvd.

Savannah Mall unveils summer ice skating rink

Summer at Savannah Mall will be a little cooler with the grand opening of the mall’s synthetic ice rink today. Becky Orsi, marketing and specialty leasing manager for Savannah Mall, said the mall hopes to provide families with a unique and fun activity with the installation of the 1,200-square-foot rink.

Savannah Mall is inviting visitors to remember cooler weather with a “Winter Vignette” and synthetic ice skating rink. (Carl Elmore/For the Savannah Morning News)

New Savannah coffee cafe has plenty of perks

James Spano’s passion for coffee has been brewing since college. Since opening Cup to Cup Coffee Roasters in 2009, Spano has supplied numerous Savannah shops with their caffeine fix — but now he’s opened the doors to his own shop, Cup to Cup Cafe at 140 Abercorn St.

James Spano, owner of Cup to Cup, enjoys a cup of coffee at the beginning of his shift. (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News)

Officials break ground on 7-story hotel near River Street

Local officials along with members of Ohio-based Rockbridge Capital LLC, broke ground Wednesday on Rockbridge’s newest hotel located at 412 Williamson St., in Savannah’s Historic District.

Architect Patrick Shay, President Jordan Hansell, Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Rep. Ron Stephens, SVP Jim Schrim, and former Mayor Edna Jackson shovel dirt at the ground breaking of the Rockbridge Hotel site on Williamson Street. (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News)

New bar holds memories from '80s, '90s

Dig out your leg warmers and grungy plaid, there’s a new bar in town and it’s pretty awesome.

Chris Gimenez, owner of the Totally Awesome Bar leans against one of his arcade games at his new business. (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News)

RV resort planned for southside

Savannah residents and tourists will soon have another option when searching for a getaway in the hostess city.

This rendering shows one of the proposed lakefront cabins at CreekFire Motor Ranch. The RV resort is scheduled next summer on Fort Argyle Road. (Rendering courtesy of CreekFire Motor Ranch)

McDonough's to open second location, pizzeria later this year

You’ll soon have another place to sing your karaoke heart out when McDonough’s Restaurant and Lounge opens a new location later this year.

McDonough’s Restaurant and Lounge, currently located on McDonough and Drayton streets, is planning to open a new location and a pizza parlor later this year. (Savannah Morning News)