Savannah is Number 8 on List of Best Cities in the WorldOne of the world's favorite travels magazines, Travel + Leisure, compiles an annual list of "best" cities in the world as calculated from a reader survey. Savannah was recently ranked number 8 on that list. Learn more about Savannah at www.travelandleisure.com/
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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: www.DickBlick.com
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" 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 www.ButterHeadGreens.com
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.
Upcoming (and Ongoing) Events and Activities Around Savannah . . .
There are quite a few Beer Festivals and other Beer-related events in Savannah during the Fall.
Learn more about upcoming Beer activities in Savannah online at
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: www.Telfair.org/jepson
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: RiversEdgeRetirement.com
Wednesday Nights - 8:00pm
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 www.coastalgeorgiabg.org.
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
Visit the local business directory website, SavannahBiZ.com, the place to find comprehensive listings of local Savannah businesses, arranged by popular trending categories.
The usual search engines are great if you know the name of the business you are searching for; however, sometimes you don't know the name of the place you are looking for. For instance, when looking for a great place to eat. Most people do not know the names (or locations) of ALL local Savannah restaurants. SavannahBiZ.com instantly displays a simple single list of local restaurants for your browsing pleasure.
Of course, there is still a standard search bar entry option for a business name or keywords, if that is what works best for you.
Additionally, there is a complete map of the Savannah area, showing all of the business locations so that you can find a particular place that is near you.
Go to SavannahBiZ.com and see for yourself how this "quick & easy" resource website can help you with current and comprehensive category listings of local Savannah businesses. SavannahBiZ.com can be accessed from your desktop, or through your tablet or smart phone when you are out and about.
We would be happy to include your business, organization or community information whenever we can, on the website and in the newsletter; and we always welcome questions and comments. Click here to submit our quick and easy Contact Form.
The Savannah Gazette Team
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Savannah, GA 31412-0557