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Unwrapping the Top Business Opening & Closing Stories of 2023

(Last Updated On: December 21, 2023)

It’s been a fantastic year of content for The City Menus! With nearly 1.15 million total page views (as of December 17), it’s only fitting that we break it down to see what were the top stories of 2023. So without further adieu… drumroll, please!


Newnan’s Whataburger Opened August 9

Hold onto your hats, Newnan! Whataburger is spicing up the scene and opening its newest Atlanta-area location on August 9 with drive-thru service only at 580 Bullsboro Dr. Convenience and deliciousness come together with this fifth and newest location, bringing up to 115 local jobs and fresh, mouth-watering eats to the area. In the coming weeks, guests will have the option to dine inside, order online or opt for curbside pickup – all designed to make the Whataburger experience more convenient and enjoyable than ever.

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O’Charley’s Closes Another Location

A major restaurant chain that has closed several locations very recently in our coverage area is set to close another one. The City Menus discovered over the weekend that the Carrollton O’Charley’s, located at 1591 U. S. Highway 27 in front of Lowe’s, is set to close its doors permanently on Wednesday, October 25. 

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Villa Rica Business and Construction Updates

There are multiple construction projects ongoing near the Super 8 on Commerce Drive in Villa Rica. Jeff Matthews is lead on the projects, which were originally discussed and approved in the November 2019 city council meeting. According to the minutes of that meeting the city reviewed an annexation and rezoning application for 135 and 190 commerce Drive to rezone it to multi-family residential (R-14) as requested by Parkside Real Estate Acquisitions, L.L.C.

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New Speakeasy to Open in Downtown Newnan

Don’t keep it on the low because a new speakeasy, The Pharmacy, has sneaked into Historic Downtown Newnan and will hold its grand opening this Friday July 14, with a soft opening on Wednesday July 12. In the same building as the Mad Mexican, the entrance to this speakeasy is tucked in an alleyway behind it. 

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Ashley Park Phase Three Construction Well Underway, First Retailer Just Announced

New businesses are underway as the Ashley Park Project continues. According to Building Department Director Bill Stephenson, as the Ashley Park Project in Newnan continues to progress, the LA-Z-BOY shop is currently under construction. Near LA-Z-BOY, is a structure identified as building 100. It is a 19,160 square-foot shell. The shell is designed for four separate tenants, but there are no confirmed tenants for that building at this time, per Stephenson.

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