The Foundry Park Inn & Spa is being renovated into a boutique hotel and will be rechristened Graduate Athens in October, Chicago-based hospitality and real estate company AJ Capital Partners, which bought the property earlier this year, announced Thursday.
Music venue The Melting Point is being renamed the Foundry, and the Hoyt House has been converted into four suites.
A couple weeks back, we reported on rumors that Uber was making a foray into the Athens market. At the time, a company representative would only say Uber was "excited about the possibility," but now comes confirmation from the rideshare service.
Uber announced today it will begin operating in 24 new markets across the country, including Athens, as well as many other college towns: Oxford, MS, Tuscaloosa, AL and Bloomington, IN are all on the list. The additions bring the number of Uber-served cities to 205—or 55 percent of the U.S. population, according to the company:
East Athens residents, rejoice! No longer will you face the choice of the Madison County Ingles, whatever they're calling the old Piggly-Wiggly on North Avenue this week and schlepping across town to Publix or Broken Kroger.
Seriously, it's 123,000 square feet, making it the biggest Kroger in Georgia. Not only does it sell food, but also gas, clothes and even jewelry. The shopping center also boasts a Great Clips, Posh Nails, Shane’s Rib Shack, Jersey Mikes, Pizza Hut, Panda China and AT&T. Sounds uniquely Athens.
Last night, Flagpole broke news about four University of Georgia students who challenged Gov. Nathan Deal at a College Republicans meeting about the state ban on undocumented students attending UGA. We obtained video of the confrontation this morning.
Photo Credit: Blake Aued
Four University of Georgia student activists confronted Gov. Nathan Deal during a speech on campus Tuesday night over the state Board of Regents policy prohibiting undocumented immigrants from attending UGA.
A video of a journalist being forcibly removed from a Republican campaign event in Dawsonville has drawn a lot of attention lately. Lost in the shuffle, according to Democrat Michelle Nunn's Senate campaign, were her opponent David Perdue's comment on the unemployment rate at the 37-minute mark.
Team Nunn is circulating a Huffington Post article about the event that quotes Perdue as saying he's not concerned about Georgia's 7.8 percent unemployment rate, which is the second highest of any state and well above the 6.2 percent national average.
Photo Credit: Lee Becker
Oconee County will soon begin design work for an extension of Parkway Boulevard, which will open up new land for development behind Lowe’s and Walmart, if the Board of Commissioners approves a design services contract for the project tonight.
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