Valdosta Daily Times


November 4, 2012

A passionate advocate for the library


VALDOSTA — Business Roundup

Interesting phone call this week and great segue from the above comments. I received a call from a man representing a national brand trying to purchase some property close to Five Points to bring a well known business to town, solely because of the development in that area with the library and auditorium. If they’re already trying to get in on the ground floor, so to speak, it seems likely others will follow. I’ll have more on this when the company is closer to making a deal.

Exciting news for Lakeland residents as Jet Food Stores opened a location there on Friday. And over in Hahira, the new Slice Pizzeria officially opened this week.

The Valdosta Mall is getting another new store, very exciting, called Valdosta Vault, a jewelry store. They expect to be open in mid-November.

The former Huddle House restaurant that’s been closed for some time on St. Augustine Road has a sign saying Korea Garden restaurant coming soon.

No word yet on the former Moe’s location near Home Depot and Kohls. No signs up, no one contacted me this week.

The site being cleared near the Winn Dixie is supposedly going to be a new doctor’s office, but that’s not official confirmation yet.

And the Beall’s grand opening for its new and much enlarged location in the Winn Dixie plaza is set for Nov. 17.

The new HeritageBank of the South location on Inner Perimeter is still underway, with a possible opening by year’s end. And the Publix across the street is also still moving along, with an eye still towards a February/ March opening.

Glad to see the resurfacing project on N. Valdosta Road going well, and also the new entrance/ road/ exit to the Olive Garden/ Starbucks area off St. Augustine. Hopefully that roadway will be done before the holiday season gets fully underway, as traffic will be unpleasant in that area otherwise.

There’s a new store locating downtown by Miller Hardware that I hope to have information about next week for you.

That’s all for now, but if there’s anything I missed, please let me know!

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