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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)