Published on: Oct. 5, 2018
Grand Openings & Member Discounts for the Week of 10/8/18

Please support your fellow Chamber members by attending these upcoming ribbon cutting and grand opening events.


Upcoming Events:


Savannah’s most iconic clothier, J. Parker Limited, opened their second location on Saturday, September 1 in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center at 5500 Abercorn Street in the space next to Starbucks, and a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting is planned for Tuesday, October 9 beginning at 5 p.m.The store has been operating since Jimmy Parker founded it in 1972. Their original 20 West Broughton Street will continue serving the downtown community.

“We listened to our customers’ wishes about opening a second location and then this space became available. The timing was perfect and we know this venue creates a lot of accessibility and convenience for our patrons,” said Parker. Carrying many iconic menswear lines like Barbour, Peter Millar, Southern Tide and Filson and adding women’s wear to the new location, the business is family-owned and operated and has been dressing Savannah for generations. Join J. Parker Limited to celebrate the opening of their second location!

Date: Tuesday, October 9
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn Street



Join the Habersham YMCA for a family-friendly morning as they officially open the new Mason Trail & Outdoor Education Center! This new lighted quarter-mile trail includes an outdoor classroom, raised garden beds and is surrounded by fruit trees, all generously donated by David Mason for the enjoyment of the community. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with the ribbon cutting following by special appearance by the Georgia Southern University Wildlife Show, inflatables, food trucks and a fun run!

Date: Saturday, October 13
10 a.m.
Location: Habersham YMCA, 6400 Habersham Street



Saint Leo University’s Savannah Education Center will host its grand opening for its new location from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, October 18.

Founded in 1889, Saint Leo University has a proud history of providing an education for students from all backgrounds and all ages. The university has served the Savannah community since 1975, when it began offering classes at Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF) and Fort Stewart. It continues to deliver strong academic programs, one-on-one attention, and support services for students.

Named a 2018 Best Regional University–South and Best Value University–South by U.S. News & World Report, Saint Leo University offers a private-university education at a competitive price at its Savannah location. For information, email or call 912-352-8331.

Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 4 -6 p.m.
Location: 325 W. Montgomery Cross Road


Congratulations to the Following Members:


The wait is over: Culver’s® of Savannah on West Montgomery Cross Road celebrated their grand opening on Monday, October 8 at 10 a.m.

Culver’s of Savannah will be the sixth Culver’s restaurant the Smith family has opened. Judy, Terry and their daughter Katie work together, their other restaurants are in Illinois and Indiana. Judy and Terry have had a home in Savannah for 15 years and are excited to be able to bring Culver’s to Savannah. This restaurant is unique for the Smith’s as it is designed around preserving a live oak tree.

For over 30 years, Culver’s guests have been treated to cooked-to-order food made with farm-fresh ingredients, served with a smile. The ever-expanding franchise system now numbers more than 650 independently owned and operated restaurants in 24 states. Congratulations to the new Culver’s!



State Farm Agent Beth Lanier opened her office doors as the newest Savannah Agent this past July, and asked the community to officially cut the ribbon on her new office with her and her team on October 1. Beth is excited about building life-long relationships with every customer she meets, and she and her team are committed to be the first and best choice in Savannah for providing insurance and financial services while helping customers manage the risks of everyday life. Congratulations on the official grand opening, Beth Lanier and team!



Better Than Sex-A Dessert Restaurant opened its doors to the public with a ribbon cutting event last week at their West Broughton Street location. Better Than Sex is perfect for celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or date night with your special someone, as they specialize in house-made desserts, chocolate rimmed beer and wine, and signature cocktails. Coffee, tea, and other non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Congratulations to Better Than Sex on their official grand opening!


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