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., December 10, 2012 1:00pm
Police in Savannah has started closing part of a street along the city's riverfront to address concerns from residents and business owners about cruising and loud noise.
Fri., May 4, 2012 3:48pm
Fourteen majestic ships recalling a bygone age of ocean travel have transformed Savannah's bustling port into a harbor of yore. The Tall Ships Challenge officially got underway on Thursday. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to view the ships on River Street. Many will tour the vessels and take cruises. The festival continues through Monday.
Thu., May 3, 2012 1:29pm
Fourteen majestic tall ships are temporarily transforming Savannah's historic waterfront into a harbor of yore. The old-style sailing vessels are docking in Savannah for the Tall Ships Challenge. It's the first time in 15 years the city has hosted a tall ships festival.
Thu., March 15, 2012 12:00pm
Savannah city officials are expecting larger-than-normal crowds for Saturday's St. Patrick's Day festival. The coastal city has the nation's second largest St. Patrick's Day celebration. And the event is all-important for businesses dependent on tourism.
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.
Fri., January 13, 2012 1:30pm
An Ohio-based company wants to build a seven-story building on the west end of River Street, the city's popular promenade of restaurants, bars and souvenir shops along the Savannah River. An abandoned 1962 building will have to be demolished to make way for the new hotel, which would cover an entire city block. Some consider it too big.
Fri., November 5, 2010 1:53pm
The monument has been in the planning stages for many years. But it was held up by historic preservation concerns. Now the "long overdue" dedication is coming. Film and TV actor James Cromwell is among the honored guests.
Thu., March 4, 2010 4:13pm
Two Savannah business groups decide not to stage outdoor music because they