Recruit stores for PTC

Tue, 07/03/2007 - 4:10pm
By: The Citizen

Let’s be proactive: What kind of retail would you like to see in PTC?

Capital City Development group, the developer of our Wal-Mart/Home Depot, and current owner of the property across the street adjacent to Planterra Ridge, has been tossing around several plans for their new Ga. Highway 54 West development. The first, was the Kohl’s big box, and the second the Hooters/Pep Boys.

For PTC, neither of these choices are appealing, and instead of going on and on about what not to build, and complaining, I thought it more productive to compile a list of potential specialty stores that could be built in lieu of Kohl’s or Hooters.

These are much more in keeping with PTC’s uniqueness and charm. I do not believe any of the below stores or restaurants are found in either Newnan or Fayetteville, and for that reason alone they trump Kohl’s or Pep Boys any day of the week.

• Abercrombie and Fitch —

• Laura Ashley Home —

• Pottery Barn —

• Pottery Barn Kids —

• Whole Foods —

• Garnet Hill —

• Golf Galaxy —

• Build a Bear —

• Johnny Rockets (‘50s malt shop) —

• Benihana —

This is the short list I have compiled from talking to my PTC friends and neighbors. But you get the idea. (I have already emailed several on this list and asked them to consider coming to PTC.)

Working with developers to build something that suits our town and way of life but also is profitable for developers is ideal.

Yes, I would love to see the whole area minimally developed for recreation, but with $8 million invested, I don’t see Capital City going there.

So let’s be positive, and proactive. Contact any one of the above stores, or other similar businesses, and let them know you want them to come to PTC. Make Capital City’s Doug McMurran’s job an easy one. A win-win for us all.

Beth Pullias

Peachtree City, Ga.

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