Savannah Gazette - Summer 2019

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City Elections are coming
Tuesday November 5, 2019
Be Sure to Cast Your Vote!

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Over the Labor Day weekend 2019, Hurricane Dorian threatened the entire East Coast. In the late hours of September 5th, Dorian skirted Savannah to the relief of many. Although a large number of residents participated in the mandatory evacuation, by the time Dorian arrived near Savannah, it had moved out to sea and far from the coast. Savannah was subject to only light winds and slight rain as Dorian passed in the night.

Savannah is Number 8 on List of Best Cities in the World
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The new Blick Art Supplies Store is now open at 318 E. Broughton Street.
The newly remodelled store is beautiful and spacious, allowing them to stock everything an artist might need! Also visit them online at:

Whole Foods has been bought by Amazon. The newly acquired local market is on Victory Drive at the Truman Parkway. The store offers Savannah a choice of natural products with selections not available at the regular supermarkets. Also in the same shopping complex is a Pet Smart, and several other new businesses, including Zoe's Kitchen. By the way, just down the street at Skidaway Road is the new Chick-fil-a restaurant. Be sure to get a dozen doughnuts at Krispy Kreme while you're in the neighborhood.

Kroger remains the best buy in groceries. Not even Amazon can beat their prices; and there is a Kroger conveniently located just a block away from Whole Foods at the McAlpine shopping Center (Next to Parker's) on Victory Drive. Downtown location is at Habersham and Gwinnette Streets.

By the way, if you like what Kroger offers, now you can simply ORDER FROM HOME. The new online grocery delivery service, SHIPT, will process your order for any of the 40,000 items in Kroger, and deliver your groceries to your door usually in about an hour. How convenient is that? And it is not expensive. Just a few dollars saves you time and energy.

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The Public restaurant and the new SoHo are open on West Liberty Street near Bull ( on the same block as The Mellow Mushroom). This entire area is now a great choice for lunch and dinner; and the sidewalk seating and rooftop options make it even more fun.

The new Subway Cafe is now open on Broughton Street at the corner of Abercorn Street, just across the street from the SCAD library. The location has been beautifully renovated and includes free WiFi to create a spacious comfortable atmosphere for lunch, dinner, and in-between.

One of our favorite "hidden treasures" downtown is Bella Napoli Italian Bistro at 18 East State Street near Bull Street. Voted the best Italian choice in Savannah. You can dine-in and enjoy their wonderful relaxing atmosphere, enjoy outdoor seating, or call (912) 355-5555 for a carry-out.
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Savannah now has an awesome new "Boutique Hotel" - Andaz Savannah
The site just North of Ellis Square, previously occupied by Avia, is now the Andaz.
A whole new hotel experience. With its artful decor, relaxed urban vibe and new South sophistication, Andaz Savannah offers a bold new sleek style and a sophisticated attitude to historic Savannah. Experience a fashionable urban escape across from Ellis Square shopping, nightlife and entertainment at Andaz Savannah.
Andaz Website

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