Statesboro company revitalizes downtown building

Statesboro company revitalizes downtown building

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - A Statesboro company just moved into a new location that has a historic feel to it. The group is revitalizing an old building that dates back to the 1900′s in an area that is seeing its own rebirth.

​The new headquarters for Whitfield Signs combines Statesboro’s past and future. Workers like Janna Phillips like working so close to the city’s downtown.

“It’s been neat to be part of the downtown part of Statesboro and be part of the revitalization that is happening down here,” said Phillips.

Their building is the anchor for their own development in an area that’s sat vacant for years. Their rental buildings will combine retail space downstairs and apartments upstairs. Josh Whitfield says the family wanted to be part of the resurgence in Statesboro, especially near the Blue Mile corridor between downtown and Georgia Southern.

“I was born and raised here and glad to be part of the Blue Mile where a lot of people are doing great work to revitalize the Blue Mile and bring back some of the greatness that’s here and build on what many people have done before us,” said Josh Whitfield.

He says their goal is to help offer more places for people to live and work in the heart of Statesboro.

Whitfield says they have businesses already planning to move into those buildings and they’ll start work on those units next month.

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