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Augusta Riverfront tries to sell its chiller deal

Augusta Riverfront tries to sell its chiller deal

When Augusta Riverfront President Paul Simon went before the Augusta Commission last month requesting that his company be allowed to purchase a centralized chiller plant to cool both the Marriott Hotel and the city-owned convention center, he thought it would be an easy sell. After all, Augusta Riverfront would purchase the chiller and pay for […]

Inside Regency Mall

Inside Regency Mall

It was once boasted as Georgia’s largest shopping mall. Constructed in July 1978 by renowned developer Edward DeBartolo, Regency Mall was the former home of more than 70 retail stores. However, within its first 25 years in business, the more than 800,000-square-foot facility off Gordon Highway gradually saw every single one of its stores vanish. […]

Will Augusta pay for another $600,000 disparity study?

Will Augusta pay for another $600,000 disparity study?

For the past four years, a $580,000 study of race and gender disparities in the awarding of contracts by Augusta-Richmond County has been sitting on a shelf collecting dust. In 2009, this disparity study discovered that, while 35 percent of the Augusta market was made up of women- and minority-owned businesses, these businesses received less […]