Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Watkinsville City Council approved four businesses licenses at its meeting last week.
The vacant building that formerly housed Floyd's Grill is to be the new home of a southern style restaurant. Watkinsville Council recently approved a business license request for Stellar Southern Café to set up shop in the 64 N. Main Street location. Co-owner Judy Johnston says the restaurant is still in the early stages of development. At the meeting last Wednesday, City Clerk Julie Sanders said council members also approved business license requests for the following: What do you think about the new businesses coming to the city? Tell us in the comments below.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The coffee house is setting up shop next door to Barberitos on Epps Bridge Parkway.
How do you like your Cup of Joe? Americano? Cafe au Lait? Soon you'll be able to order that Lil' Joe Yin Yang Mocha during shopping trips along Epps Bridge Parkway. Jittery Joe's is preparing to open its second Oconee County location across the street from Reddy Medical Group, right next to Barberitos. The location formerly housed the Oreck Clean Home store. A poster on the window only states that it's "coming soon" and suggests that those interested keep up with the latest updates on Facebook or Twitter. The other location in the county is nestled in downtown Watkinsville on Greensboro Highway. Are you looking forward to the opening of the new Epps Bridge Parkway location of Jittery Joe's?
Monday, April 8, 2013
Have you visited these new local businesses?
Oconee County residents can learn more about local businesses, read reviews by other customers, post their own reviews and more by visiting the Oconee Patch business directory. While potential customers can benefit from the information in the Oconee Patch business directory, business owners can reap rewards as well. Owners who claim their Oconee Patch directory listing can take advantage of several free business tools including the ability to better interact with customers. Thank you to these new business owners who have recently claimed their free directory listing: Marilyn's On Main - 10 N Main St Watkinsville, GA 30677 (Suite A) Marilyn's On Main is a locally-owned and operated retail store that sells antiques and home furnishings to …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Watkinsville City Council approved five businesses licenses at its meeting last week.
Thursday, February 21
At a meeting last Wednesday, Watkinsville council approved the following business licenses: Dan Matthews, chairman of the Oconee County Democratic Committee, wrote briefly about each business in a recap of the council meeting on the blog Oconee County, Ga. Politics. What do you think about the slate of new businesses coming to the city? Tell us in the comments below.
Friday, January 11, 2013
"I want to provide not just healthy food, but a very healthy, cozy environment for people so they can come after they work," says owner.
Pelmeni; fermented cabbage salad; stuffed cabbage; meat, fish, and potato patties; chickpea soup; red borscht -- soon you can taste them all and more at a restaurant coming to downtown Watkinsville. European Cousine is moving into 10 D Barnett Shoals Road, a space that formerly housed Jennifer Jangles gallery and shop. Owner Evey Renior says she's in the process of remodeling and having plumbing and electrical work done. When completed, she expects the eatery to seat about 40 guests. "I have passion for food," Renoir told Watkinsville council this week. "I have passion for people and a great passion for helping people." Renoir practiced medicine in Russia for 20 years, where she also helped with her family's restaurant. She says good food …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Other businesses appearing on a map briefly shared on social media Tuesday are unconfirmed, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.
Wednesday, January 9
What businesses would you like to see move into the future Epps Bridge Centre? If a sporting goods giant, department store, and pet shop are on your list, you'll be happy to hear that Dick's Sporting Goods, Marshalls and PetSmart are among retailers that have signed contracts, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. The newspaper reports the Centre will also be home to a cosmetics store, a shoe store, and a Christian-based shop. But developer Frank Bishop of The Bishop Company in the article said other businesses that appeared on a conceptual map shared on Facebook Tuesday are unconfirmed. One confirmed tenant that has garnered a lot of excitement is the Georgia Theatre Company, which plans to open a 16-screen facility on Memorial Day. …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The North Carolina firm, which will offer painting and paint removal, could employ up to 50 people over the next 10 years, according to media reports.
Friday, January 4
A North Carolina firm specializing in painting and paint removal has chosen to open a location in Watkinsville that will service the new Caterpillar plant. The Oconee Enterprise reports Industrial Finishing Specialists, based out of Sanford, will move into the building at 1051 Business Boulevard. A representative of the company told the newspaper it offers an innovative method using hot sand to strip paint called the "fluid clean process." "It is environmentally friendly," Sanford office administrator Jeni Winter explained in the article. "It uses no chemicals. It is a real alternative to chemical cleaning, so it is a process that is drawing a lot of interest." She told the newspaper only a few employees will be needed to begin with but …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Construction is underway on the University 16 Stadium Theatre at Epps Bridge Centre following the issuance last month by the Oconee County Code Enforcement Office of building permits.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Update: The new restaurant on West Broad Street opened Tuesday, Nov. 13 and a ribbon cutting is planned for Thursday, Nov. 15.
Monday, November 12, 2012
From demolition to near finish, it took around 112 days to construct the new Athens Steak 'n Shake, located at 2033 West Broad Street, according to Ed Lane, project engineer for the Watkinsville-based Smith Planning Group. Lane captured the construction in a two-minute, time-lapse video. Watch it here www.smithplanninggroup.com/movies/ in optional high definition. The video caption notes a photo was taken every 30 minutes. Local fans of the Steak 'n Shake franchise won't have to wait much longer to order up a burger. The restaurant opens this week, so there will be plenty of time to enjoy a holiday milkshake this season. An official ribbon cutting is planned for Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Longtime patrons and first-time customers Monday shopped at the new Oconee County store.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
"You Never Sausage a Place!" That's the motto of Stripling's General Store, and indeed it's a unique and -- considering all the excitement surrounding its opening-- welcome addition to Oconee County. Sausage proved to be a common link between avid Stripling's shoppers and new customers alike. It's what Athens resident Al Queen purchased on his first-ever trip to Stripling's Monday. "I like sausage and that's what I'm after," he said. "I'll be back." Annie Broach from the Monroe area visited the original Cordele store "years and years ago." As she shuffled out of the store with sausage in tote yesterday, she said she's glad the new store is closer to home. Other customers were quick to post about their shopping experience on social media…