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Sam’s Club opens at Fischer Crossings

Sharpsburg Mayor Wendell Staley and Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Candace Boothby (both at left) look on as Sam’s Club manager Darrell Arnold cuts the ribbon Thursday morning to officially open the new mega-store at the Fischer Crossings retail development on Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County.

The day finally came. The Sam’s Club at Fischer Crossings held it’s ribbon cutting at 8 a.m. Thursday and opened its doors to shoppers at 8:30 a.m. The retailer is the first to open at the expansive Fischer Crossings retail development permitted for nearly 800,000 square feet of commercial space. The 136,000 square-foot Sam’s Club is located on the northwest corner of Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road. Read More»

Randy Houser delights crowds at Sam's club opening

Randy Houser delights crowds at Sam's club opening

Country music artist Randy Houser was a one-man show Thursday morning for the opening of the Sam’s Club at Fischer Crossings. Houser opened the ribbon-cutting ceremony by singing the national anthem and later sang a number of selections for fans. Employees at the new 136,000 square-foot Sam's Club, the company's largest store in the Southeast, were met by long lines of customers when the doors opened for the first time at 8:30 a.m. Sam's Club is the first retailer to open at the Fischer Crossings retail development located at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County.

Melear’s BBQ closes its doors in F’ville

A long-standing Fayetteville institution has closed its doors, maybe permanently.

Melear’s Barbecue, a fixture in the community for more than 50 years, served its last customers Saturday. Ever since the restaurant’s gravel parking lot has been empty, its famous pig statue has been lonely, and another slice of Fayette history is practically gone with the wind. Read More»

Southeast’s largest Sam’s Club set to open 8:30 a.m. Thursday, with ribbon-cutting at 8 a.m.

Greeting guests at the Sam's Club preview Jan. 20 were management team members (L-R) Michelle Stotts, Victoria Palumbo, Allen Lucas and Cary Ledgerwood.

When the state’s newest Sam’s Club opens Thursday morning a mile west of Peachtree City, shoppers will see a line-up of celebrities that include country music artist Randy Houser, fitness expert Denise Austin, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton and, on Friday, chef and restauranteur Wolfgang Puck.

Hundreds of residents from Fayette and Coweta counties earlier took advantage of a Jan. 20 pre-opening “Evening of Fresh Fare” at the new Sam’s Club at Fischer Crossings commercial center on Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta. Read More»

From banks to burgers at Pavilion

A new Wendy’s restaurant has been proposed for property previously occupied by Wachovia Bank on the northwest corner of Ga. Highway 85 and Pavilion Parkway. The proposal was presented Tuesday at the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission and could be up for a vote as early as next week.

The proposal calls for the old Wachovia Bank building to be demolished, said city senior planner Linwood Robinson. In its place across the parking lot from the Home Depot would be a 2,997 square-foot restaurant building with a drive-thru window and a dumpster pad. Read More»

Fresh Market hiring for PTC location

As it gets closer to opening in the Peachtree Crossings shopping center, The Fresh Market grocery store has announced a career open house event slated for Jan. 26 at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone.

Among the job openings are: assistant produce manager, grocery specialist, assistant deli manager, gift/floral specialist and specialists for cheese, candy/coffee, seafood and others.

All applicants are required to apply online before the open house, according to the company. The website on which the company is accepting applications is TheFreshMarket.com/careers. Read More»

More businesses interested in Coweta

Recession or not, the Coweta County Commission is scheduled to hear a proposal in mid-February to rezone nearly 30 acres for a commercial development along the north side of Ga. Highway 34 at Hollz Parkway a short distance to the east of Walt Sanders Memorial Drive.

The proposal by JHP Family Investments, LLC for Jackson Place, will be presented at a public hearing on Feb. 15. Read More»

It's a 'Jungle' in there

Pictured are Urban Jungle staff members Marshall Seelye, Corey Mathias, Alexa Hall and Samuel Hannon. Photo/Michael Boylan

Urban Jungle offers laser tag, indoor rock climbing and more

Todd Hannon, owner of Urban Jungle in Peachtree City, loved playing laser tag with his sons as they were growing up. First there was the play at home option and later playing in Dixieland in Fayetteville’s arena. When Dixieland remodeled, the laser tag arena left but Hannon has brought the concept back with Urban Jungle, a modern looking building that contains top of the line arcade games, a 24’ rock wall with four climbing lanes of varying difficulty, a two story professionally created laser tag arena and Laser Frenzy, a game that puts the player inside a scene straight out of the movies. Read More»

New Piedmont Newnan Hospital receives $5 million donation

It was a way for one hospital to help another. Newnan Hospital, Inc., the previous owner of Piedmont Newnan Hospital, has provided Piedmont Healthcare with a $5.1 million donation to enhance services at the Piedmont Newnan replacement hospital now under construction on Poplar Road near I-85.

Piedmont Healthcare officials said the donation was the largest ever received in the company’s 105-year history. The millions in funding will enable the new hospital to offer enhanced services in the areas of interventional radiology, surgery, emergency care and women’s and neonatal services.     Read More»

Sam’s Club readies for opening, theaters rain-delayed until March

It’s too big to fit in the frame of the photo. The 136,000 square-foot Sam’s Club at the new Fischer Crossings commercial development located at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County. The gas pumps on the store’s north side opened in December. The store will open on Jan. 27. Photo- Ben Nelms

Time is getting close for the opening of the first businesses at east Coweta County’s new Fischer Crossings commercial development at Fischer Road and Ga. highways 34 and 54, less than a mile west of Peachtree City. Read More»

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