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Loft building to replace Joseph N. Neel's and Blair's discount stores

Folks have a chance to say goodbye before the two old Macon store buildings are torn down.

MACON, Ga. — Before the wrecking ball hits two old store buildings in downtown Macon, folks will have a chance to say goodbye.

former patrons will get a chance to reminisce on the days when the Joseph N. Neel's store and Blair's Discount Furniture store were open.

The public is invited to a reception at the Neel's building next Tuesday Jan. 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Developer Robbo Hatcher says demolition and construction will begin as soon as permits are issued for a new $25 million dollar loft building that will replace the stores on cherry and third streets.

The project was approved by the Macon-Bibb county Planning & Zoning Commission during its first meeting of the year.

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