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July 11 – Savannah Area Business Buzzzzzzzz

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July 11 – Savannah Area Business Buzzzzzzzz


The Savannah Development & Renewal Authority will host a ribbon cutting this Friday, July 15 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  for Car Spa, holding a grand re-opening event at 421 Jefferson St.  


Wendall Barnes is the owner, and has been in the car washing business since 1997 in downtown Savannah, originally at 302 E. Bay St., next to B. Matthews Bakery.  For a few years, he relocated on West Fahm St. next to the feed & grain company. 


But last September, he leased the warehouse on Jefferson St., at the corner of Taylor St., across from the Crystal Beer Pallor, and went back into business.  Since September, Barnes estimates that he has made over a $20,000 investment in the facility. 


Car Spa features hand washing and hand detailing services.


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If you’ve been going to Jekyll Island for years for family vacations, you’ll appreciate the fact that the Jekyll Island Authority completed rehabilitation of the historic “Avenue of Palms” last week, located along Old Plantation Road from Schoolhouse Lane north to Stable Road.


Prior to 1906, this section of Old Plantation Road was planted with palms, Privet hedge, and Cherry Laurel to create what was nicknamed the Avenue of Palms. Last week, the Jekyll Island Authority recreated this landscape as part of its revitalization efforts. 


The $20,000 project was first initiated in the summer of 2002. Since then the historic overlay and planting plan has been significantly modified by two University of Georgia Landscape Architecture interns, Melissa Moeller of Newnan, Georgia and John Drew Whittingslow of St. Simons Island, Georgia.  Both Moeller and Whittnglsow, under the guidance of JIA Director of Landscapes and Planning Cliff Gawron, have restructured the initial plan in an effort to make use of the palms salvaged from the former Convention Center and retail area along Beachview Drive. 

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Trident Sustainabi​lity Group of Savannah has funded a scholarship for sustainability education at SCAD in honor of Brian S. Boylston, offered to full-time Design for Sustainability student in  the Savannah College of Art and Design's MA and MFA programs. The $500 scholarship is

intended to award innovative thinking and action in the realm of sustainability. Trident

Sustainability Group has committed to matching the funding for at least 5 years.


"The Design for Sustainability program at SCAD is a great stepping stone for people

interested in sustainability, whether in architecture, industrial design or fashion", said

Tommy Linstroth, principal of the company. "Being able to help keep this scholarship in place and hopefully expand its effect and outreach was pretty much a no-brainer."


Trident Sustainability Group is a full-service sustainability and green building consulting

firm that focuses on providing bottom line solutions to clients both locally and nationwide. The company has helped over 30 buildings attain LEED certification status.

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