COLUMN: Happening in Andrews

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I am very pleased to report progress on multiple exciting projects happening in Andrews:

Business Plan

It was my pleasure to meet with Governor Haley’s agency group at the SC State Commerce Department on Monday, April 21 to get the Business Plan process started. Currently, the Business Plan is work in progress.

Ribbon Cutting

We are midway through Ribbon Cutting Celebrations in the downtown area. So far, we’ve had several ribbon cutting celebrations for Three Chicks Boutique, Shabulous Revisions, Furniture Revival, Palmetto Trends, Southern Breeze, Unlimited Kutz, the BOG and we still have a few more to cover.

Business-to-Business

After holding a few meetings with multiple business owners in the downtown area, we are collectively looking into organizing a 501(c) 3 Andrews Business Association with direct support from the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce. One of the main goals for ABA is to build a strong economic development plan for the business community. Currently, ABA or Andrews Business Association is planning a town festival called Andrews Heritage Festival for spring of next year. In the meantime, while summer vacation is approaching, ABA will be offering some summer fun activities for the kids.

Downtown Revitalization

The Downtown Revitalization committee will be opening a headquarters office in the corner space of the old Wildes Furniture building on Morgan Avenue. It is an ideal location to have a presence in the downtown area. If you see Mr. Jeff Wildes, please be sure to personally thank him for donating this corner space to a worthy cause. Some of the business activities that we intend to conduct include design, planning, research and development, display work in progress on the walls, hold meetings, and so forth. Basically, it will be a design studio space. We’ll invite Council Members for a visit after we get the space ready for use.

Please meet some of the key committee members who will be assisting with the Downtown Revitalization Project: Rod McCants, Chandler Knight, Jamison Dail and myself, of course.

From the Desk of

Council Member Sudha Patel

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