Where should Savannah’s new arena be built? (If we get one)

In a relatively long post earlier this summer — The need for a new arena in Savannah and the next SPLOST vote — I wrote (with emphasis added): Despite the relatively clear explanations for the lack of money to build…

Checking in at the SCAD Museum of Art

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I’ve previously posted some photos of the SCAD Museum of Art, a glorious preservation/renovation/reuse of old railroad buildings just west of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue here in Savannah. MLK was of course the old West Broad Street — the…

Powerkompany – The Sentient Bean – 07/19/13

A modest start for a bike share program in Savannah

An interesting development today. From Marcus Howard’s blog post Bike share program coming to Savannah at the Savannah Morning News: Chatham Area Transit is preparing to rollout a pilot bike share program to begin in conjunction with the completion of…

A closer look at population loss in Detroit

From the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, Detroit just filed for bankruptcy. Here’s how it got there.: — Since 2000, Detroit’s population has declined 26 percent. There are now just 706,000 people in the city, way down from 1.85 million during its…

Mother Jones: “Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era?”

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For those interested in journalism, photography, social media, or any combination of those, check out this great piece from Jeremy Lybarger at Mother Jones: Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era? The piece is primarily a Q&A with Fred Ritchin…

Filligar, Roadkill Ghost Choir, T. Hardy Morris, and Helado Negro join Modern English and other acts for MusicFile Productions’ summer series

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Lots of good news from MusicFile Productions earlier today about additional acts coming through Savannah. From the press release: Chicago based quartet Filligar, a Savannah Stopover Music Festival alum, will headline The Jinx on Saturday, August 3rd. The band’s new…

Savannah as a model for the nation: not 1733, but today

A Savannah ward over the Salt Lake City grid (the 10 acre blocks)  from Gwinnett to Bay laid over the typical mile-square grid.

This is a post by Kevin Klinkenberg, an experienced planner and owner of the New Urbanism Blog, where this piece will be cross-posted. Look for more of Kevin’s posts here at Savannah Unplugged in the near future. From Kevin Klinkenberg:…

Whole Foods Market in Savannah set to open on August 13

Whole Foods had previously stated an August 17 date for opening the doors on Victory Drive in Savannah, but they’ve bumped that up to August 13. From the store’s Facebook page: We are thrilled to announce our Grand Opening Date…

Art by Larry Connatser and Joan Cobitz for sale this weekend at Betsy Cain’s studio

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Savannah painter Betsy Cain has announced a “pop-up show” of works by Larry Connatser and Joan Cobitz this coming Friday through Sunday, July 19th-21st, from 9 a.m. to noon at her studio at 2222 Bonaventure Road. Cain will be selling…

A new Mexican restaurant on Whitaker and a quick roundup of the Savannah restaurant scene

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Click here for today’s City Talk column about Tequila’s Town Mexican Restaurant at 109 Whitaker Street in Savannah. In the column I mention trying the Molcajete — you can see that dish below embedded from my Instagram account. (Yes, I…

Revival Fest – Georgia State Railroad Museum – 09/14/13