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Thirsty Turtle takes place of former LGBTQ bar

The Mill stands closed with all of its signage remove just after a week of shutting its doors.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017

The new bar — which opened Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day — will remain under the same ownership, but it will be branded as an all-inclusive venue.

Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Brandi Judd, sales associate at Olive in a Bottle, poses alongside some of her favorite products at the store.

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

Though January has come and passed, it’s not too late to start that new year's resolution of eating healthier. There is one Macon business that has a healthy and natural way to do just that. Olive in a Bottle, located off of Bass Road, is Macon’s own specialty olive oil and vinegar store. The...

Mercer Landing and Mercer Village welcome new restaurants

Papa John's and Momma Goldberg's Deli are currently the only restaurants in Mercer Landing.

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Mercer Landing welcomed a second restaurant in December when Momma Goldberg’s Deli opened their doors. Momma Goldberg’s joined Papa John’s Pizza, which had been open throughout the Fall 2016 semester. Momma Goldberg’s opening had been anticipated for several months, as their original gra...

Business Spotlight: CrossFit AOA

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

“When we’re young, we trade health for wealth. When we’re old, we trade wealth for health," Minter said.

Business Spotlight: Ampersand Guild Hall

Ampersand Arts offers a free workspace for local creatives, equipt with plenty of seating, a stage, exhibition boards, art supply shop and café.

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer

December 4, 2016

“Seeing people create art makes me want to create art and write more and become more of myself. In that way, I think this a place where you can find something and get inspired,” Sultan said. “I would recommend anybody to come here because it’s beautiful and awesome.”

Mercer Landing additions to be completed in new year

Papa John's in Mercer Landing remains the only eatery open in the shopping center. Mama Goldberg's and Chen's Wok were supposed to open earlier this year.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

December 4, 2016

Chain restaurants like Mama Goldberg's Deli and Chen's Wok were expected to already be open for business.

The Mill returns to its LGBT+ background

General Manager Martin Marshall said the mill is a safe place for members of the LGBTQA community.

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

November 25, 2016

“We continue to build shows showing the diversity in our shows. We have transgender, we have drag queens, we have drag kings, [and an] ethnically diverse cast,” Marshall said. “We're all about diversity and that builds a strong community.”

The Ocmulgee Brewpub set to open downtown

Ocmulgee Brewpub is a restaurant opening in Macon that brews its beer in the restaurant.

Summer Perritt, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor

November 15, 2016

If you’re tired of the same old eateries in Macon, you're in luck. Ocmulgee Brewpub will be opening up in downtown Macon. From the Macon-based family that brought you Just Tap’d, the Ocmulgee Brewpub will be the first on-site brewery in town. “What will make Ocmulgee Brewpub different from any...

JC Thrift aims to sell threads, serve community

JC Thrift store's jerseys on display.

Summer Perritt, Opinions & Lifestyle Editor

November 6, 2016

If you’re looking to snag some deals on clothing or furniture and want to give back to the Christian community in the process, head down to JC Thrift on New Street in downtown Macon. JC Thrift, standing for Jesus Christ, is a second-hand store that aims to offer affordable, gently-used clothing a...

Golden Bough has cats, books and Macon history

Suzanna Price, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2016

When you first walk into Golden Bough, a used bookstore on Cotton Avenue, you are struck with the nostalgia and historical interest that can only come from books. Eric Wakefield, the store owner, has done his best to preserve and improve the building that began as an antiquarian bookstore in 198...

Business Spotlight: Robinson Home

Robinson Home employees allowed students at the presentation on Thursday to taste some of the meals they could potentially make in their dorms.

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

October 9, 2016

Attention foodies: your search for a local gourmet kitchen store is over. Robinson Home in downtown Macon is here to satisfy your desire to shop locally in the community and to fulfill all your kitchenware needs. In the store itself, one can find a variety of coffee products, specialty spreads, chic coo...

New bowling alley coming to Macon in mid-October

Mercer students will soon be able to bowl at Pin Strikes. The business is set to open in mid-October.

Rose Scoggins, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2016

Mercer students will have the ability to bowl a strike at a brand new bowling facility beginning in mid-October. Pin Strikes Macon will be located at 4318 Sheraton Drive, just 13 minutes from campus. Regional Operations Director of Pin Strikes, Tim Mullen, said it is because “Macon was a...

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