As Atlanta builds its $100 million streetcar line, the Hostess City is looking to the capital with envy. While Savannah has the state's first modern streetcar, it's essentially a quaint tourist attraction. Transit officials now want big money for an Atlanta-style streetcar.
Savannah's minor league baseball team wants the city to build a new stadium. Backers says it's about more than a stadium and more than baseball. But will the field of dreams remain just that -- a dream -- for the Sand Gnats?
New York has the Ball Drop. Atlanta has the Peach Drop. Now, Savannah is starting its own tradition to ring in the new year. It involves a giant replica of a plastic cup. The cup celebrates a Savannah tradition: being able to drink on the streets year-round. The six-foot-tall steel and plastic cup replicates those taken "to go" from bars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.