Tuesday, November 26, 2013

South Augusta's Plan for Revitalization

AUGUSTA, GA (Al Dallas) - Today the City of Augusta and Hull Storey Gibson Companies kicked off the redevelopment of Windsor Square shopping center by announcing the additions of Chick-fil-A and Krispy Kreme as part of a revitalization plan to create a new first class retail and restaurant destination for South Augusta.

"I believe that today's announcement of a new Chick-fil-A and Krispy Kreme to serve this area of our community is a leading indicator of the great things about to happen in South Augusta,” said Mayor Deke Copenhaver.  “With the ongoing growth at Fort Gordon and the new Starbucks manufacturing facility coming online next year with the Rockwood facility to follow shortly, the southern area of our city is poised for quality growth in the coming years. I would like to personally thank Hull Storey Gibson and our team from local government for their diligent work to bring this deal to fruition as well as Chick-fil-A and Krispy Kreme for their ongoing investments in our community.”

Redevelopment plans will include improved landscaping, increased pedestrian level lighting and the demolition of vacant shop space to the left of the Post Office and Dollar General. The Post Office, Dollar General and Goodwill will remain on the property and SRP Credit Union will relocate to the Lowe’s anchored center across Windsor Spring Road also owned by Hull Storey Gibson Companies.
Efforts to attract new tenants are underway with Chick-fil-A contracted to open a new facility next to McDonald’s in the summer of 2014 and Krispy Kreme joining the property next to Taco Bell. Hull Storey Gibson Companies anticipates an additional announcement about another popular national food chain in the near future.

“City leaders Commissioner Joe Jackson and Administrator Fred Russell have taken a keen interest in revitalizing this property and their enthusiasm and continued support have allowed us to get to where we are today and will help make this great transformation possible,” said Jim Hull, Managing Principal of Hull Storey Gibson Companies. “With combined efforts, national retailers and restaurants are recognizing that South Augusta is one of the prime spots to locate in the Aiken, Columbia County and Augusta area. We couldn’t be more optimistic and excited about the future development potential of this key area of South Augusta.”

Hull Storey Gibson Companies purchased Windsor Square in 1987 and owns and manages several retail and restaurant properties throughout Augusta and the Southeast.

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