Pinewood Studios arrives in Fayette with hopes for 3,400 jobs

Land clearing and construction is underway April 30 at entrance. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette County may soon be crowned as the TV and movie-making capital of Georgia, now that London’s Pinewood Studios has officially announced that its “full service film and entertainment studio complex” is under construction in rural Fayette County, directly across from Rivers Elementary School on Sandy Creek Road.
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Poplar Road/I-85 medical offices near hospital approved

Rezoning for another healthcare-related complex was approved last week by the Coweta County Commission. The 15-acre medical office and retail development will be situated on Poplar Road just west of Interstate 85. Read More»

Nissan dealership planned for Newnan

The Coweta County Commission on Tuesday had no objection to the annexation request by Newnan of a 4.9-acre tract at Bullsboro Drive near Interstate 85 that is expected to be the location of a Nissan dealership. Read More»

Medical office/retail development proposed for Poplar Road near I-85

A 113,300 square-foot medical office and retail development is being proposed on 15.13 acres on the northwest corner of Poplar Road and Newnan Crossing Bypass East near Interstate 85. A rezoning public hearing on the proposal will be heard by the Coweta County Commission at the April 16 meeting. Read More»

Truett’s Luau restaurant gets its drive-thru, kiosk

The final approval needed for the new Truett’s Luau restaurant at the Waterfall commercial center at Grady Avenue and Ga. Highway 54 West came at the March 26 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission.

The commission by unanimous vote approved the kiosk that will be positioned near the restaurant’s front door and the drive-thru configuration that will lead to the kiosk. The two-lane drive-thru will accommodate approximately 17 vehicles. Read More»

F’ville approves Waterfall rezoning

A rezoning request that enables the installation of a drive-thru kiosk for the proposed restaurant at Truett Cathy’s new Waterfall commercial development on Ga. Highway 54 and Grady Avenue received unanimous approval March 21 by the Fayetteville City Council.

Specific to the westernmost of the two buildings situated on the southeast corner of the intersection, the request would have that building rezoned from C-1 (Downtown Commercial) to C-3 (Highway Commercial) to accommodate the installation of a drive-thru kiosk at the restaurant site for which the finishing touches are being made. Read More»

Senoia water tower to become restaurant, bar with a view

Now surplused property by the city, Senoia’s 110-foot tower will be converted by Scott Tigchelaar’s company, Historic Development Ventures, LLC, into a restaurant at the tower’s base and a bar above that overlooks Senoia’s skyline. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Ever since Scott Tigchelaar was a kid he wanted a water tower. That dream came true recently when his company purchased the old water tower in downtown Senoia that was put out for bid by the Senoia City Council last year as surplus property. As for the 110-foot water tower, look for it to be transformed in the future into a restaurant on ground level with a bar in the tower’s bowl that will provide a scenic view of the surrounding area. Read More»

Waterfall welcomed as gateway to Fayetteville

Truett Cathy and wife Jeanette stand beside the Waterfall, the distinctive signature of the development at Ga. HIghway 54 and Grady Avenue in Fayetteville.

The man who made an advertising icon out of cows urging everyone to “eat mor chikin” has now built a waterfall beside a major Fayette highway. And as of March 14, Fayette’s new Waterfall has officially started flowing.

Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy presided over the ceremony with Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, his wife, Jeannette, and several other members of the Cathy family present.
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Fayette County Realtors rally at the Capitol to support home ownership

Realtors met at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta to encourage lawmakers to help support the cause of homeownership. Photo/Special.

Thirty-five Realtors from Fayette County along with several members from the Midwest Georgia Home Builders Association were among hundreds who participated in the Georgia Realtors (GAR) Rally for Homeownership on the front steps of the Georgia Capitol building in January.

“We had a larger crowd than we originally expected, and the energy was amazing,” said Mary Watts, 2013 president. “It was inspiring to be a part of an event that promotes an issue that is so vital to the economy at every level.” Read More»

Plant expansion to bring 120 jobs to PTC

A 180,000 square foot addition to a Peachtree City industry was approved by the Planning Commission Monday night.

Beyond that big addition, the project is anticipated to make way for 120 or more new jobs at Gerresheimer, located off Ga. Highway 74 South in the city’s industrial park. Read More»

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