Former Avenue Rite-Aid demolished for for new bank, restaurant


The former Rite-Aid pharmacy near the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74 in Peachtree City is now history. The building — adjacent to The Avenue shopping center — has been demolished and a new bank and restaurant will take its place.

It was on Dec. 10 that the Peachtree City Planning Commission voted 5-0 to approve the conceptual site plan submitted by applicant Southern Retail Development that will lead to the construction of a 2,890 sq. ft. bank near Hwy. 54 and City Circle and a 2,410 sq. ft. restaurant to its rear.

Project representatives said the new tenants have been identified, though they were not named at the meeting.

The bank was approved for drive-thru and pass-thru lanes while the restaurant was approved for one drive-thru lane.

The approval came with conditions such as issues relating to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance.


  1. As a fairly new resident to Peachtree City, I am very puzzled at the apparent lack of understanding the Planning Commission has as to what this area needs. A bank? Wow, I’m so excited that a bank will now be located at The Avenues. Going to run right over there now that there will be a bank, you know, because a bank is really needed there in a prime retail space. Gee, what kind of restaurant are we going to get with it? One with a drive-through – doesn’t sound promising. A chain, no doubt, because we all know that PTC doesn’t have enough of those here.

    My two biggest gripes as a new-comer and of those that are also new-comers – restaurants, and the horrible traffic planning on 54 near all the retail, heading west towards Coweta. No more chain or fast-food restaurants. PTC is in desperate need of REAL food. And for the love of all that is holy, fix the traffic nightmare on 54. Who would ever think of locating a Home Depot and Walmart with only one way in and out? Let’s get some traffic light synchronization, while you’re at it.