Category: Living Savannah

Savannah Fashion Week 2014 runway show in Forsyth will combine work of retailers, designers

A key change was formally announced today for Savannah Fashion Week 2014 (April 28-May 3). The big runway show, scheduled for Forsyth Park on May 1st, will for the first time include the work of local designers. Last year’s show…

I just drove the full length of the Truman Parkway

Finally. The Truman Parkway’s final phase is now open here in Savannah. I left Armstrong at 12:32 p.m. and headed north on Abercorn. I got caught at a couple of lights — the one near Burger King and then the…

Savannah St. Patrick’s Day info: road closures, bands, parade updates, etc.

This is going to be a big post with all sorts of info regarding Savannah St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. I’ll update here or in new posts as necessary. First off, the city is implementing a wristband policy ($5) for drinking…

Hugh Acheson’s new restaurant The Florence isn’t open yet, but you can find it on Instagram and Twitter

One West Victory is primarily an apartment complex for area college students — and a pretty nice one at that. Located at Bull and Victory, the development promises to bring a little life to a long-neglected neighborhood right in the…

Savannah bars can be open on Sunday, March 16

Governor Deal has just signed the bill that will allow bars in Savannah to be open on Sunday, March 16. Bars in Georgia are not generally allowed to be open on Sundays, although restaurants with bars can be. Today’s signature…

Mardi Gras at Tybee – lots of photos

My Tuesday City Talk column in the Savannah Morning News was devoted to Mardi Gras festivities at Tybee Island. Here’s a big gallery of photos, mostly before, during, and after Saturday’s parade. It’s a very Tybee event, as you can…

Ampersand taking over the former Sparetime space

There have been tons of questions over the last few months about the fate of 36 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. That’s at the corner of West Congress Street here in Savannah; the building was home decades ago to a…

Hugh Acheson on his new Savannah restaurant, the Florence, opening in May

Hugh Acheson — famed for his Athens restaurants Five and Ten, The National, and Cinco y Diez and Atlanta’s Empire State South — is still apparently on track to open the Florence at One West Victory in Savannah. If you’re…

Savannah Stopover about to take over 10 downtown venues for 3 exciting days

If you’re interested in my writings about the Savannah music scene, you should be checking out the blog hissing lawns that I launched back in September. hissing lawns has a number of contributors, including some excellent photographers, and also has…

Another Starbucks headed to historic Savannah

I just found out about this a few days ago, when I finally asked one of the security guards at Savannah’s downtown Kroger about the seemingly endless construction just inside the front door. And today there’s a sign: It looks…

Variety: “Midnight Rider” suspends production

From Variety: ‘Midnight Rider’ Suspends Production After Fatal Train Accident (EXCLUSIVE): “Midnight Rider,” the Gregg Allman biopic on which a crew member was killed last week, has suspended production. Crew members are being released, though they’ve been told that they…

On parking, development, and better street design

In my City Talk column last Sunday — Lecture emphasizes versatility, beauty in street design — I talked about the recent lecture at SCAD of Victor Dover, an expert on urbanism and co-author of the recently released Street Design: The…

Links regarding the tragic death on the film shoot of Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider”

My thoughts go out to the family and friends of Sarah Jones, who was killed tragically on Thursday on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider. Others were injured in the accident involving a train that the crew…

“I felt the earth move . . . ” — yes, that was an earthquake you felt

If you think you felt an earthquake tonight in Georgia or South Carolina around 10:23 p.m., you probably did. Check out the U.S. Geological Survey’s list of “significant earthquakes.” An estimated 4.1 magnitude quake was centered 12 km west northwest…