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

    Totally Awesome Bar, located at 107 B Whitaker St., is Savannah’s only theme bar and owner, Chris Gimenez has been working nonstop to make sure the space is as unique as the decades it represents.

    “There’s never been anything like this in Savannah... My landlord has been working on the building for two years,” he said of the renovations.

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Mary Carr Mayle

If you’ve always wanted to be part of a film production, Savannah Technical College has your ticket. But you need to hurry, the show’s about to begin.

Katie Martin

Visit Savannah’s partnership with London-based VVV Global Marketing, which created the first international sales office for Visit Savannah is going quite smashing.

Bill Dawers / City Talk

According to a study released last week by the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Georgia ACT, a renter with a full-time job needs to earn $17.25 per hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in the Savannah area.

Fair market rent, which is tracked by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is “typically the 40th percentile of gross rents for standard rental units,” according to the study.

Michael Owens

This week, we had a representative from speak to the tourism community. She shared how that global company is building a landing page on their website that helps attract people. These are just a few of the many marketers pointing people to Savannah.

Food & Dining

Johnny Harris — the iconic restaurant on Victory Drive in Savannah — permanently closed Saturday night after more than 90 years of service. The atmosphere was bittersweet as restaurant employees scurried to welcome customers one last time.