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Closings

Closings

CSRA Pick-up Meal market set to close

It was an idyllic setting for a new business. A tree-lined street in North Augusta filled with houses built in the 1930’s and 40’s. Businesses line the streets including a realtor’s office, a staffing agency, a hair salon, and a boutique. They supported each other, including their newest neighbor, West Avenue Market, located at 512 West Avenue, which opened in late October last year. Despite a great beginning, when customers popped in and out for the convenience of picking up freshly cooked meals, taking them home, and popping them in

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DIY franchise closing in CSRA; other location remains

An Evans franchisee decided to close up shop after three years in business. April Barbin and Lindsay Gay posted on Facebook that they were closing their AR Workshop. According to their website, they are cousins by marriage and best friends. AR Workshop opened originally in the shopping center outside the Riverwood Subdivision late in the last decade and the owners sold in April and June of 2021. https://augustabusinessdaily.com/evans-diy-business-sold-to-new-owners/ They are located next door to Rooted Coffeehouse at 3116 William Few Parkway and offer hands-on classes for creating custom, charming home

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Iconic retailer with an Augusta location announces store closings

Macy’s, which has an anchor store in the Augusta Mall, has announced massive store closings, including 50 by the end of this year and another 100 underperforming stores to close by the end of 2026. Although the full list of store closings has not been released, in an official statement requested by ABD, Macy’s corporate communications confirmed Macy’s Augusta Mall will remain open. “Our new strategy is designed to return Macy’s, Inc. to profitable growth and enhance the customer experience,” the statement explained. “We intend to close approximately 150 Macy’s

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B2B Stories

Challenges get the best of local restaurant and take-out business

Editor’s note: The best part of my job is writing about new businesses. During the interview process, the excitement is palpable. The hardest part is telling the story of the ones that close. Telling those stories brings a different set of emotions to the table. Like most entrepreneurs, Jennifer Steller, owner of A Steller Kitchen, followed her dream which was to open a restaurant. Along the way, she endured some big challenges, including opening her doors in the midst of Covid and later her husband was diagnosed with two brain

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B2B Stories

Rooted Coffeehouse expands as Alumni Cookie Dough retools

Apparently, coffee and cookie dough just don’t mix. The Evans franchisee of Alumni Cookie Dough had high hopes when she cut a deal to share space with the owners of Rooted Coffee House earlier in 2023. Recently, Jen Harpley, the ACD franchisee decided to transition out of Suite 213 at the Meybohm Building in Evans Town Center. Rooted is transitioning into more space as construction is underway for a big expansion project that will be ready in 2024. Heather Needles, co-owner of Rooted Coffeehouse said, “We’re excited to curate a

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New development for CSRA restaurant up for sale

About a week ago, we shared the news that a popular roadside café in Williston had decided to close. That decision was part of a comprehensive story about the closing of 25 restaurants in the CSRA. At the time, Almost There Café had a for sale sign in front of the restaurant at 245 White Pond Road. A couple of days later, owner, Dawn Redmon posted on social media with an updated status about the popular eatery. We have not sold the building. I’ve had someone approach me who wants

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Closings

CSRA restaurant closes for now

Editor’s note: As ABD reported last week, more than 25 restaurants have closed in the past year. It’s a tough business and the reasons vary for shutting the doors. Some had been opened for a year or two, and others like Villa Europa have been serving customers for 50 years. As we reported, they will close but are looking for a new location. There is now yet another restaurant scouting for a new place to call home. Munchie’s Lab served their last meal on Friday, September 15. Their closing date

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Closings

Where have all the restaurants gone?

Editor’s note: This is the second part of stories about restaurant closings in the CSRA. Yesterday, we reported on the upcoming closing of Villa Europa which has served German and Italian cuisine to families for 50 years. Today, we delve into the “why” behind the closings. More than 25 restaurants in the CSRA have closed since this time last year. Some were popular local businesses which served the area for many years, including Betsy’s Round the Corner, DiVino Ristorante Italiano, and The Bee’s Knees. A few were franchises affiliated with

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50-year-old restaurant in the CSRA will close

Memories have been made between the walls of Villa Europa, from hosting business functions to families for weddings, birthdays, and anniversary celebrations. The stories could fill a book. Now, instead of building on those chapters after almost 50 years in business, it’s now day-by-day for the restaurant known for its German and Italian fare. The family-owned restaurant is in South Augusta at 3044 Deans Bridge Road. Despite all the happy memories, like most buildings of that era, it’s made well, but nothing lasts forever without some TLC. “It would have

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Closings

A final farewell to Steak and Shake in Columbia County

An online auction on Sept. 5 marked the final farewell to a popular restaurant on Belair Frontage Road. Vanish Auctions, a Florida-based company that specializes in online auctions, handled the sale of equipment and furniture from Steak and Shake. The auction included tables and chairs, artwork, and kitchen equipment. A viewing period was held prior to the start of the noon auction. Several people were there when the doors opened at 9 a.m. “I am looking for some things actually to build out our church kitchen and to get them

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