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Student Housing Developer Turns His Attention to Shopping Center

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With the student housing complex Athens Ridge on Old Macon Highway now fully leased, Kelly Mahoney said he is turning his attention to the future commercial complex across the street.

The goal is to make that complex, named The Falls of Oconee, a “more boutique version of Butler’s Crossing,” Mahoney said last week.

The commercial complex will include restaurants and shops, Mahoney said. He also is hoping to land a coffee shop.

The area is part of the district the county has set aside for beer and wine sales.

If citizens pass a liquor-by-the drink ordinance in November, the complex is likely to be included in the areas allowing alcohol to be sold in restaurants.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.