Georgia Magazine - December 2017 - 28

LESLIE MOSES

Just off River Street, a ferry
carries passengers across
the Savannah River, with the
Talmadge Memorial Bridge
and container ships in the
background.

Explore beauty

(Continued from page 26)

article in The Atlanta Constitution at
the time.
Rousakis was right about the
"must-see" locale. The renewed
waterfront attracted global attention,
and Meyerhoff led tours for leaders
from Canada and Japan.
"A lot of them followed what we
were doing," he says.
The project won the 1979
Governor's Award for the best design
in an urban area as well as an award
for cultural achievement from the
U.S. Department of the Interior in
1980.

River Street's next great
transformation

Deaton knows how locals may
avoid "touristy" River Street "like the
plague." But he likes rooftop bars
added in the last decade that give a
bird's-eye view of oft-seen River
Street and a real sense of the river's
majesty.
River Street's next great transformation may soon unfold, Marinelli
says. A hotel and an entertainment
complex are being developed on the
west end, and another hotel and
more than a dozen shops and
restaurants are planned at the site of
the old Savannah Electric power
plant, also on the west end of River
Street. He's also heard of an upcoming outdoor concert venue and
nearly 500 parking spaces. On the
east end, hotels are scheduled to be
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up and down here, it's amazing,"
says Bryan Burnell, tourist from New
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shows a much different scene. In the
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land.
"Nobody could dream of what
River Street is today," Meyerhoff
says.
Savannah-based freelance writer
Leslie Moses covers stories about life
in coastal Georgia.

and simplicity at
the Monastery of
the Holy Spirit.

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