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July 10, 2023

Closings

Another national retailer announces plans to close all its locations

It’s been a tough year for corporations and another major retailer has announced it won’t make it to Christmas 2023. Christmas Tree Shops is joining a growing list of companies, such as Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy BABY, that are closing all their locations nationwide. All three stores are currently in the Augusta Exchange shopping center. ABD reached out to the Augusta store located at 239 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway, next to Target for more information. Signs at the store advertise sales of up to 50 percent off

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Consumer Stories

Are your home and business secure?

Summer is the prime time for vacations and for break-ins. In the next 25 seconds or the time it takes you to read the next two paragraphs of this story, there has been a home or business burglary. The number of burglaries overall has dropped in the past few years, but southern states including Georgia and South Carolina are still at the top of the heap for property crimes. 25% of home burglaries take place during the day, assuming homeowners will be out of the house during working hours. 10:00

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B2B Stories

Gourmet grocery and wine shop soon to open in CSRA

It’s been four years since Wine World closed in Aiken, but a store with something more is coming soon. Town Square Olive Oil & Wine is set to open in the next few weeks. The shop will offer olive oils, a variety of vinegar, wine, craft beers, and charcuterie boards. Owner, Tia Harville and her husband, Joey, are excited about the location, 509 Georgia Avenue in Aiken. “My husband’s family is from the area and the concept for the shop stems from his aunt’s Town Square Olive Oil business in

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B2B Stories

“Do internships = dream jobs?”

This column marks the fourth and final installment in my series on internships. My first two columns on this topic discussed local internship programs at the high school and college levels, how they positively impacted the students and businesses who participated in them, and the workforce and economic development of the CSRA. In my last column, I told you the internship story of my older daughter, Audie, and showed you how internships laid the foundation for her early career success. The experience she gained and the network she built through

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