Savannah Gazette Newsletter - 2017

Savannah is Number 8 on List of Best Cities in the World
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Business News . . .

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 opened a new market 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, which just opened a few months ago. Be sure to get a dozen doughnuts at Krispy Kreme while you're in the neighborhood.

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.

Ellis Square continues to grow! There is now a new MOE's and a new B&D Burgers on the Square.

There is also a new Thai restaurant on the corner of Abercorn Street and Oglethorpe Avenue at the former site of the photography studio of Jack Leigh (The famous "Bird Girl" photo on the cover of Midnight). We've heard good things about it including the fact that the owners are a Thai two.

One of our favorite "hidden treasures" is Butter Head Greens on the corner of Bull and Brady Streets. This is South of Forsyth Park near 35th Street across from the SCAD's Arnold Hall. You can dine-in and enjoy their wonderful relaxing atmosphere with wi-fi, or call (912) 201-1808 for a carry-out.
Learn more at

The Victory Manor shopping area (Just East of Johnny Harris) continues to add new dining choices. There is Chipotle Grill, Zoi's, Bruster's Ice Cream, Tijuana FLats, Four Seasons, Garibaldi's Subs, and IHOP - Plus, Whole Foods also offers a wonderful dining area where you can sit and relax with a plate from their huge buffet of salads and hot healthy foods.

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

Upcoming (and Ongoing) Events and Activities Around Savannah . . .

Visit the Jepson Art Center
The Center offers many exhibits, displays, and fun activites for the whole family.
There is also a wonderful gift shop and an excellent restaurant (both of which you can visit without having to pay admission).
For info about the Telfair Museum's Jepson Center, visit:

Events at River's Edge - 6206 Waters Ave. - Free and Open to the Public!
Many fun and informative events are scheduled regularly.
For complete info, including dates and times, visit:

Wednesday Nights - 8:00pm ($6)
Psychotronic Film Night at The Sentient Bean
The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah shows obscure and/or underappreciated films from around the world every Wednesday at the Sentient Bean. Whether extremely well-made or "so bad they're good," their selections are always rare, unique and memorable.

Weekend fun at the Bamboo Farm
Fun family activities at the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens
Call (912) 921-5897 or visit

Live Oak Library Events
Check out the free Library Events offered for the whole family at the many Library branches throughout the Savannah area. For a list of services and activities, visit their website regularly at:

Forsyth Farmers Market
Fresh veggies each week!
South end of Forsyth Park (at East Park Ave) - 9 AM-1 PM Saturdays

Savannah Utility - Online Water Bill Payment Service
Yes!   Now you CAN pay your water bill Online.

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The Savannah Gazette Team
P. O. Box 10357
Savannah, GA 31412-0557
(912) 398-8632

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