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Old 07-06-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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https://wgxa.tv/news/local/new-bank-...town-macon-lot

MACON, Ga. - An empty lot on downtown Macon's Mulberry Street could be home to a new bank and condominiums if a new plan is approved by the Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning department.

According to the proposal, the site was home to Cassidy's Garage and included an auto service station and parking deck. The lot is now vacant.

Developers want to build a bank with a drive-thru lane on the ground floor. The second through sixth floors will include two residential condiminiums per floor for a total of ten units. Each condo will be a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit and will be approximately 2,400 square feet. Each unit will have a balcony. The roof will have a 2,800 square foot roof deck.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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UPDATE

https://wgxa.tv/news/local/new-bank-...town-macon-lot

MACON, Ga. - An empty lot on downtown Macon's Mulberry Street could be home to a new bank and condominiums if a new plan is approved by the Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning department.

According to the proposal, the site was home to Cassidy's Garage and included an auto service station and parking deck. The lot is now vacant.

Developers want to build a bank with a drive-thru lane on the ground floor. The second through sixth floors will include two residential condiminiums per floor for a total of ten units. Each condo will be a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit and will be approximately 2,400 square feet. Each unit will have a balcony. The roof will have a 2,800 square foot roof deck.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:36 AM
 
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Plans revealed for downtown Macon's Capricorn recording studio

https://wgxa.tv/news/local/plans-rev...cording-studio
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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Commission approves new bank, condos for downtown Macon lot
https://wgxa.tv/news/local/commissio...town-macon-lot
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Downtown Macon is SO beautiful architecturally, historically, and with their lovely landscaped medians. I am so delighted with the growth of restaurants and loft apartments, BUT on a visit to Downtown Macon last week I was disappointed to see retail lagging, even along Cherry Street and Third Street where so much of the loft development has been focused.

When will retail in Downtown Macon catch up? Even some destination specialty shops would be nice. What do you think it would take.
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:46 AM
 
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Agreed. It will take the addition of more residences downtown or a more varied demographic. Presently the lofts are mostly young people (law, med, grad students, young couples, officers at Robins, etc) They aren't the huge retail consumers, they want bars, restaurants, activities. While there are some empty nesters, it is a small number. It will get there. Downtown occupancy is the highest in the area and they can't build them fast enough. People have clamored for retail for years downtown and it will come, but in the cities I have watched over the years it is pretty normal for gentrification to begin with bars...then restaurants...and last to move in is retail. The restaurant scene has exploded in recent years downtown and in my opinion it is about maxed out for the current population. More lofts are being approved every zoning meeting so it is just a matter of time.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:19 AM
 
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Looking at the July 26 meeting agenda for the planning commission, a developer is planning to renovate a building at 883 Mulberry St into for loft apartments.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vajxdjrdxm...%20CU.pdf?dl=0
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:32 PM
 
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Looking at the July 26 meeting agenda for the planning commission, a developer is planning to renovate a building at 883 Mulberry St into for loft apartments.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vajxdjrdxm...%20CU.pdf?dl=0
I can't wait to see what DT Macon will be like in the next 5-10 years.... I wish the Renaissance on the River Project below would come back to life, that would be amazing.

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Old 07-31-2018, 03:05 PM
 
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I can't wait to see what DT Macon will be like in the next 5-10 years.... I wish the Renaissance on the River Project below would come back to life, that would be amazing.

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It certainly would be nice if that project could be revived. You never know, anything is possible.

Here's an article about 883 Mulberry being renovated into lofts.

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High-end loft living is the rage in downtown Macon today. But a few decades ago, people who wanted to be downtown were thin on the ground.

Back then, Macon’s Tony Long kept the rent super low at the building on the corner of Mulberry and Second streets, so artists could have space to work. That became the Contemporary Arts Exchange, a community at the vanguard of downtown redevelopment.

Today, the apartment surge has caught up with the Arts Exchange. It’s been sold to a developer.

Now the artists have to say goodbye
https://www.macon.com/news/local/article215852405.html
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:46 PM
 
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The Tic Toc Room was sold to David Fullman, of Bayside, New York, who owns the business along with existing executive chef Michael Galloway and general manager Josh Howard.

“Michael is my nephew, and he knows I am in the restaurant business … and gave me the opportunity to get involved in a new venture,” said Fullman, who was in Macon on Monday.

He is an accountant and owns several other businesses, including a gastropub he bought 10 months ago in Bayside.

He came to Macon in June — for the first time — when he learned about the Tic Toc being for sale.

“I knew nothing of Macon,” he said. “The moment I walked into the place … I really fell in love. … I had never visited (Galloway) here. … I loved the idea.”

He said he was blown away when he learned about the history of the restaurant, and “the history of music here really excited me.”

He said he would have never bought the restaurant if Galloway, who has been there two years, and Howard, who has been there more than six years, had not agreed to join him in the deal.
https://www.macon.com/news/business/...216160885.html
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