Augusta Business Daily

Thu, September 28, 2023

Expansions/Moves

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As restaurants close…. another expands

Today is “Tie Dye Rosie’s” last day in the Old Evans Plaza, but it’s a new beginning for her neighbors, Jason and Amber Parrish, of Mosh Pit Eats. Both businesses have maintained 5-star Google reviews for years. An ABD reporter remembers when Rosie Mendez started in the mid-90’s at the former Shopper’s World, an indoor mini-mall on Bobby Jones Expressway. It was once a Duffer’s indoor golf, Electrolux’s North American Headquarters, and currently the Central Campus of New Life Church. She moved to Old Evans Plaza 25 years ago. She

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Local event ticketing company is on “pointe” for expanding

There are more than 20 dance schools or academies in the CSRA. Besides offering classes in ballet, jazz, tap, or Hip-Hop, they all have something in common, a recital. Chances are mom, dad, sister, brother and maybe other family members will be there to applaud those budding ballerinas and dancers when the curtain goes up. Ticket, please. That’s where Dance Recital Ticketing comes in. Actually, way before the recital, the company works with each studio to provide seating charts, customizable sales pages and tickets, credit card processing, tiered seat pricing,

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Aviation Commission approves 2024 budget, updates on construction

Finances and construction project updates dominated the Aviation Commission meeting at Augusta Regional Airport on July 27. The approval of the 2024 operating budget was a large subject of discussion. The operating revenues are anticipated at almost $24.8 million, with total operating expenses of $23.5 million. The 2023 budget is just under $20.5 million in operating revenues and $20.8 million in operating expenses. “I asked them (Commission members) to look at it from the lens of programs and activities. So, we’re going to be putting more money into our Masters’

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Renovations to the Bell Auditorium are now underway

Augusta will soon see a new entertainment hub as the first phase of a multi-million-dollar project is in the works on Telfair Street. Work to renovate and upgrade the Bell Auditorium is easy to spot from the street with a construction crane and new steel girders around the building. This is one part of a three-step project, which also includes the construction of a new James Brown Arena and a concourse to connect the two buildings. “In July, we were able to complete our concrete slab upgrade and start going

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CSRA coffee biz keeps pouring and growing

A coffee business first spotlighted in ABD in May 2022 as a pop-up coffee cart, then again in October when they opened a brick and mortar is growing again, this time with a drive-thru which opened on June 22. “It’s been a whirlwind to get to this point, but we are excited,” said Mallory Adkison. They have an app so you can order ahead of time and still get to work on time the next day. “It keeps traffic moving smoothly and the employees and customers seem to love the

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Hitting the road with Georgia’s film industry

Georgia Entertainment News has scheduled the Georgia Unscripted Roadshow to crisscross the state and highlight the impact the entertainment industry has on the Peach State. The organization advocates for Georgia’s entertainment industry and kicked off the road trip on June 22 in Athens. It will continue on its nine-city journey through the state, which includes a planned stop in Augusta on August 23. “We’re advocacy media, we’re a publication that covers the industry,” said Randy Davidson, President of Georgia Entertainment News. “Our editorial pages are pro the state investing further

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Hitting the road with Georgia’s film industry

Georgia Entertainment News has scheduled the Georgia Unscripted Roadshow to crisscross the state and highlight the impact the entertainment industry has on the Peach State. The organization advocates for Georgia’s entertainment industry and kicked off the road trip on June 22 in Athens. It will continue on its nine-city journey through the state, which includes a planned stop in Augusta on August 23. “We’re advocacy media, we’re a publication that covers the industry,” said Randy Davidson, President of Georgia Entertainment News. “Our editorial pages are pro the state investing further

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Economic Update: Are you hungry?

We’ve got stories that will work up an appetite! Coach Dave Holdeman from The Alternative Board of the CSRA and Augusta Business Daily publisher, Neil Gordon talk about local entrepreneurs treading a path in the food business. Get to know the details on all that and more in this week’s economic update.

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Gas and convenience chain expands in the CSRA

Edgefield, SC — GasPro, a leading fuel and convenience store chain headquartered in Grovetown, has opened two new locations in Johnston and Trenton. Formerly known as Billy’s gas stations, these modern GasPro stores are now fully operational and ready to fill up your car or truck tank with fuel and your personal tank with an array of food choices. GasPro offers all grades of gasoline and diesel. In addition to fuel, the stores have a wide selection of snacks, beverages, and accessories tailored to the needs of truckers. For busy

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Doing some homework on new school coming to the area

Students in Aiken County have just started enjoying their summer vacation; however, school district leaders are working this summer to prepare to open a new school for the 2023-2024 school year. Highland Springs Middle School is under construction just off Belvedere-Clearwater Road and is phase one of a two-part project. Phase two will be the construction of an elementary school. The middle school will be two stories, 134,000 square feet, and able to accept 750 students. Once built, the elementary school will add 61,500 square feet, also two stories, with

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