Fri., January 4, 2013 5:00pm
The sale of a former Georgia Power plant to a boutique hotel owner is another sign of economic recovery in Savannah. Orlando-based developer Richard Kessler this week bought the former industrial building on the city's historic waterfront. A historic preservationist says he's optimistic about what can become of the site in part because of Kessler's track record for historically-appropriate development and the building's location.
Mon., September 17, 2012 4:00am
Chatham County officials have decided to raze one of downtown Savannah's biggest eyesores. For decades, an old jail has looked out-of-place in the city's famed, tourism-generating Historic District. The 1970's building long outlasted its usefulness as inmates have been moved to a newer facility miles from downtown.
Mon., March 12, 2012 6:41pm
Big changes are coming to Savannah’s River Street, the waterfront heart of the city's tourism empire. Over the next few years, the street is expected to get two-new hotels and a first-ever restaurant on the actual river-bank. But that's just the beginning.
Tue., June 21, 2011 4:46pm
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is placing Charleston on a first-of-its-kind "Watch List" because of cruise ship tourism. The Trust says, Charleston could harm its historic character if it doesn't consider how cruise tourism changes a city's society and culture. Savannah wants to follow Charleston in luring cruise lines.
Sun., April 4, 2010 9:54pm
The global chain wants to open a restaurant in Savannah's Historic District