European discount grocery gets OK to build in Fayetteville

European discount grocery gets OK to build in Fayetteville

Lidl enters supermarket fray locally Another European grocer will soon open in Fayetteville. The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night unanimously approved a series of annexation and zoning requests to allow Lidl to set up shop where J&R Clothing is currently located on north Ga. Highway 85. Above, a Lidl storefront shown on the company’s website. Since […]

Ms. Poole goes to Washington

Ms. Poole goes to Washington

Fayetteville’s director of economic development to work on Global Cities Initiative Fayetteville Director of Economic Development Emily Poole has been chosen to help represent metro Atlanta in a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, D.C., aimed at developing strategies for the Global Cities Initiative (GCI). Atlanta is one of eight city-regions that will participate in the […]

Coweta gives green light to massive industrial site

Coweta gives green light to massive industrial site

The Coweta County Commission on July 6 approved the development agreement for a portion of the massive Bridgeport industrial development situated along U.S. Highway 29 adjacent to Interstate 85 on Newnan’s south side. While Bridgeport encompasses approximately 1,000 acres, the development agreement is specific to the 684-acre area identified as Tract A, located on the […]

North Fayette to get county’s third set of film soundstages

North Fayette to get county’s third set of film soundstages

A third film studio has plans to locate in Fayette County. Cinema South Studios plans to construct six soundstages, workshops and office space on Ga. Highway 138 in north Fayette at the Fulton County line. Cinema South Studios co-owner Alvin Williams, an entertainment executive in the music, television and film industries, said the site is […]

Southside cities do well in AARP ranking

Southside cities do well in AARP ranking

  AARP recently released its Livability Index accounting for seven factors which might be of interest to seniors. The index placed cities in Fayette and Coweta counties about midway in the index scoring. The AARP Public Policy Institute developed the Livability Index as a web-based tool to measure community livability, according to AARP. The Livability […]

J&R Clothing plans new store closer to downtown Fayetteville

Exterior of the current location of J&R Clothing On Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville

J&R Clothing plans new store closer to downtown Fayetteville

J&R Clothing may be making room for German grocer LIDL at its longtime location on Ga. Highway 85 North, but owner Richard Dumas said that, rather than closing its doors, the clothing mainstay in Fayetteville will be moving to a new location on Ga. Highway 54 West. The J&R site on Hwy. 85 North is […]