Restaurateurs fight higher fees

...were a slap in the face after their efforts to revive Augusta's downtown. One woman was brought to tears, saying that restaurateurs are already too familiar with sacrifice, some working 18-hour days and paying themselves last if there is money left...

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Restaurateur wants government loan

Another Augusta restaurateur wants an interest-free loan from city commissioners to operate a program to train food-service workers at his restaurant...

Davis raises most money among mayoral candidates

...1,000 billboard, and she ended her first fundraising period with a balance of $59.46.Charles Cummings, a retired restaurateur running on a platform of improving public transit, garnered a $150 contribution from Macon pastor Mark Pierson, bringing...

Augusta mayoral candidates discuss race, taxes and development

...look at raising taxes," but not as a "bad thing." Rather, it would be "an investment in our community."Retired restaurateur Charles Cummings reiterated his campaign focus on transit. Steering guests in Augusta's 7,000 hotel rooms to public...

Restaurateurs launch fast-food duo

...because its sales were slow and that the convenience store needed a change of pace. The store owners initially approached the restaurateurs separately to move into the vacated space, but the two eatery operators realized this was their chance to create a co-located...

Local chefs making more food from scratch

...along the way."Mendoza is one of several local chefs in Augusta's budding food scene preparing more food from scratch. Restaurateurs have taken to making their own ingredients such as specialty meats and growing their own produce in gardens as one way to...

Downtown merchants disappointed by canceled Masters Week events

...he said.The Mayor's Masters Reception in particular was great for downtown's economy, Hutchison said, as it gave restaurateurs a platform to show visitors and residents their offerings."That's a real shame because that's such a good way...

Augusta restaurants are preparing for first Masters Week

The looming arrival of Masters Week brings with it a mixed bag of expectations for new restaurateurs in Augusta.In Surrey Center, the management of Oliviana's Bar Italiano & Pizzeria has "substantially" stocked up the kitchen...

6 more qualify to seek Augusta offices

...candidates seeking the mayor's seat May 20 to five.Davis and Myles join businesswoman Helen Blocker-Adams, retired restaurateur Charles Cummings and Commissioner Alvin Mason in seeking the full-time post.Also signing up Thursday were Monique Braswell...

Augusta's 5 mayoral candidates participate in forum

...enjoy seven months of on-the-job training before taking office. The election is May 20.Throughout the forum, retired restaurateur Charles Cum mings stayed true to his platform of upgrading Augusta Public Transit, calling it an issue critical to the city's...