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Local cultural center offers authentic African products

Local cultural center offers authentic African products

Kianna Lanier, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under Business, News, Showcase

Kirklyn Hodges, born and raised in Macon, worked most of his life in the construction business. After building knowledge on African culture while living in Atlanta, Hodges said he acquired the desire to educate the Macon community, specifically the youth, on his findings. “That’s something that this city is so d...

Business Spotlight: Mary Pinson Designs

Business Spotlight: Mary Pinson Designs

Jaclyn Ramkissoon, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Business, News, Showcase

Mary Pinson has had her business, Mary Pinson Designs, for 15 years. Now she’s finally got a studio to call her own. Pinson is a floral designer, event planner and event designer. Her studio in downtown Macon opened on Sept. 7 and serves as the new workplace for her creativity. Before, she was ...

Ice Queen: The business behind all your friends’ Instagram posts

Ice Queen: The business behind all your friends’ Instagram posts

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

March 19, 2017


Filed under Business, News

“I lived in Atlanta and was looking for a business to invest in. This ice cream place gave me an opportunity to live in America but still stay in touch with my roots, since the ice cream concept is from Thailand,” said Peggy Dong, manager of Ice Queen.

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Thirsty Turtle takes place of former LGBTQ bar

Thirsty Turtle takes place of former LGBTQ bar

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017


Filed under Business, News, Showcase

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.

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Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Business, City, News, Showcase

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

Mercer Landing and Mercer Village welcome new restaurants

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Business, News

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


Filed under Business, Health and Wellness, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

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

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Business Spotlight: Ampersand Guild Hall

Business Spotlight: Ampersand Guild Hall

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer

December 4, 2016


Filed under Business, News

“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.”

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Mercer Landing additions to be completed in new year

Mercer Landing additions to be completed in new year

Elliot James, Staff Writer

December 4, 2016


Filed under Business, News

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

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The Mill returns to its LGBT+ background

The Mill returns to its LGBT+ background

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

November 25, 2016


Filed under Business, News, Showcase

“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.”

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The Ocmulgee Brewpub set to open downtown

The Ocmulgee Brewpub set to open downtown

Summer Perritt, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Business, Showcase

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 aims to sell threads, serve community

Summer Perritt, Opinions & Lifestyle Editor

November 6, 2016


Filed under Business, News, Showcase

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...

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