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Peacock Automotive to Break Ground on Audi Dealership on Aug. 22

Peacock Automotive to Break Ground on Audi Dealership on Aug. 22
Luxury Car Brand’s Growth Calls for New 30,000-Square-Foot Facility

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has announced the construction of a new dealership, Audi Hilton Head at the New River Auto Mall. The groundbreaking ceremony for the 30,000-square-foot facility will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m.

Construction on the new building is expected to begin immediately and be completed in the spring of 2018. The estimated cost of the new facility is $6 million. The architecture firm contracted for this project was Hansen Architects.

Future Home of Audi Hilton Head

Audi Hilton Head

The new dealership will be located two blocks down the street from the current Audi Hilton Head facility that is dualled with Hilton Head Volkswagen. When the facility opens, Audi will move into the new building, and the Volkswagen outlet will grow to occupy the vacated space in an updated facility that will be renovated according to current VW design standards.

“This expansion is made possible by the overwhelming demand for Audi and VW brands in our market,” said Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “With this new facility, we are expecting to bring new inventory, new jobs and economic growth to one of the Southeast’s largest auto dealers in the South Carolina Lowcountry.”

The new spaces are expected to bring 20 new jobs, adding to the approximately 600 people Peacock Automotive currently employs.

The new Audi dealership will feature a state of the art repair center, along with convenient features such as a free coffee, beverage and snack bar. Audi Hilton Head will also be a dedicated Audi Sport facility, which will expand its inventory of High-Performance Sport models and offer more Sport factory parts and accessories.

“Our auto mall is a hub of quality vehicle brands at competitive prices,” said Peacock, “and this expansion puts every option and every service right at the fingertips of our valued customers.”

For more information about Peacock Automotive or the Audi dealership, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ or call (843) 208-1258.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, and employs more than 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the New River Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. At the NRAM location, 13 brands are featured, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Savannah Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah; Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C., and its subsidiary Peacock-Griffey Automotive owns Peacock Subaru and Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the NRAM Collision Center and the New River Wellness Institute in South Carolina. In September, NRAM will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the launch of a new name and logo. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Subaru of Hilton Head Hosts “Yappy Hour” to Benefit Local Animal Shelter in Conjunction with Clear the Shelters Initiative

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Subaru of Hilton Head held their July “Yappy Hour” at the dealership at the New River Auto Mall in Hardeeville, S.C.

“Yappy Hour” was free and open to the public and their pets. Guests were encouraged to bring donations for local animal shelters.

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the stray and neglected dogs and cats of Jasper County, S.C., was on site with pets available for adoption.

During the event, guests enjoyed food from Skull Creek Boathouse and live entertainment from Brad Wells. Animal rescue staff was also on site with pets available for adoption.

Wish list items for the shelters include dry dog and cat food, dry puppy and kitten food, Clorox bleach, Fabulousa, Dawn dish soap, kitchen garbage bags (13 and 55 gallon drawstring), dog and cat toys, Rawhides & Nylabones, poop scoopers, powdered laundry detergent, crates and cat carriers, blankets, towels, collars and leashes, office supplies, cat litter and gift cards.

“Yappy Hour” was held in conjunction with the launch of the Clear The Shelters campaign, a nationwide pet adoption drive. Subaru of Hilton Head announced the launch of Clear the Shelters on Thursday, July 13. The community was encouraged to bring pet supplies to fill a fleet of Subarus; participants received a pet gift and ice cream as a thank you for their donation.

Clear the Shelters offers incentives such as free heartworm prevention medication for dogs, two months of free flea treatment for cats and prizes such as pet toys. Nearly 700 shelters are participating nationwide. Last year, Clear the Shelters found homes for 50,000 animals.

Seven shelters are participating in the Clear the Shelters initiative, including the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, the Palmetto Animal League, Hilton Head Humane Society, Effingham County Shelter, Georgia Animal Rescue & Defence, Humane Society of Greater Savannah, and One Love Animal Rescue. Donations are being collected for each of these shelters at Subaru of Hilton Head.

Pictured (left to right) Susan Schake, volunteer at Jasper Animal Rescue Mission; Georgia, a one year old terrier mix located at Jasper Animal Rescue Mission; and Jill Jauch, Marketing and Advertising Manager at Peacock Automotive.

Subaru of Hilton Head Hosts Yappy Hour

Subaru of Hilton Head is located at 111 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, S.C., at the New River Auto Mall. For more information about Subaru of Hilton Head, visit http://www.subaruofhiltonhead.com.

ABOUT THE NEW RIVER AUTO MALL
Established in 2002, the New River Auto Mall (NRAM) is owned by Peacock Automotive, which also owns and operates dealerships in Savannah, Ga., Columbia, S.C., and Orlando, Fla., the New River Wellness Institute and the NRAM Collision Center. The Auto Mall covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. Under the leadership of Warner Peacock, the NRAM location employs approximately 300 people and features 13 brands. Those include Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the NRAM, Savannah, Ga., and Orlando, Fla., dealerships all offer in-house Allstate agencies. In September, NRAM will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the launch of a new name and logo. https://www.newriverautomall.com/ 
https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
(843) 208-1258

CONTACT:
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
jj@peacockautomotive.com
O: 843-208-1217
C: 912-507-7171

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Subaru of Hilton Head Announces “Yappy Hour” to Benefit Local Animal Shelter in Conjunction with Clear the Shelters Initiative

Subaru of Hilton Head Announces “Yappy Hour” to Benefit Local Animal Shelter in Conjunction with Clear the Shelters Initiative

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Subaru of Hilton Head has announced their July “Yappy Hour” will be held on Wednesday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the dealership at the New River Auto Mall in Hardeeville, S.C.

“Yappy Hour” is free and open to the public and their pets. Guests are encouraged to bring donations for local animal shelters.

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the stray and neglected dogs and cats of Jasper County, S.C., will be on site with pets available for adoption.

During the event, guests will enjoy food from Skull Creek Boathouse and live entertainment from Brad Wells. Animal rescue staff also will be on site with pets available for adoption.

Wish list items for the shelters include dry dog and cat food, dry puppy and kitten food, Clorox bleach, Fabulousa, Dawn dish soap, kitchen garbage bags (13 and 55 gallon drawstring), dog and cat toys, Rawhides & Nylabones, poop scoopers, powdered laundry detergent, crates and cat carriers, blankets, towels, collars and leashes, office supplies, cat litter and gift cards.

“Yappy Hour” will be held in conjunction with the launch of the Clear The Shelters campaign, a nationwide pet adoption drive. Subaru of Hilton Head announced the launch of Clear the Shelters on Thursday, July 13. The community was encouraged to bring pet supplies to fill a fleet of Subarus; participants received a pet gift and ice cream as a thank you for their donation.

Clear the Shelters has offered incentives such as free heartworm prevention medication for dogs, two months of free flea treatment for cats and prizes such as pet toys. Nearly 700 shelters are participating nationwide. Last year, Clear the Shelters found homes for 50,000 animals.

Seven shelters are participating in the Clear the Shelters initiative, including the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, the Palmetto Animal League, Hilton Head Humane Society, Effingham County Shelter, Georgia Animal Rescue & Defence, Humane Society of Greater Savannah, and One Love Animal Rescue. Donations are being collected for each of these shelters at Subaru of Hilton Head.

Yappy Hour

Subaru of Hilton Head Hosts “Yappy Hour” July 26, 2017

Subaru of Hilton Head is located at 111 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, S.C., at the New River Auto Mall. For more information about Subaru of Hilton Head, visit http://www.subaruofhiltonhead.com. To RSVP for “Yappy Hour,” please register at cleartheshelter.eventbrite.com

ABOUT THE NEW RIVER AUTO MALL
Established in 2002, the New River Auto Mall (NRAM) is owned by Peacock Automotive, which also owns and operates dealerships in Savannah, Ga., Columbia, S.C., and Orlando, Fla., the New River Wellness Institute and the NRAM Collision Center. The Auto Mall covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. Under the leadership of Warner Peacock, the NRAM location employs approximately 300 people and features 13 brands. Those include Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the NRAM, Savannah, Ga., and Orlando, Fla., dealerships all offer in-house Allstate agencies. In September, NRAM will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the launch of a new name and logo. https://www.newriverautomall.com/ https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ (843) 208-1258

CONTACT:
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
jj@peacockautomotive.com
O: 843-208-1217
C: 912-507-7171

How to Design an Outdoor Living Space by Savannah Hardscapes

PHOTO OF MICHAEL BUNN – with SAVANNAH HARDSCAPES –
http://www.savannahhardscapes.com

How to Design an Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor living spaces have grown significantly in popularity and importance in recent years, progressing from secondary spaces to personal sanctuaries, family gathering spots and preferred destinations for entertaining.

Whether working with a professional designer or going it alone, there are four good points to keep in mind while constructing your outdoor oasis: function, style, quality and comfort.

First, it’s important to think about the primary function of the outdoor space. Is to relax, read, sun, grill out with your family or entertain? Or maybe it will have various functions.

Once you have determined this, you can incorporate different elements into an overall plan with flexible items as the anchors. An outdoor kitchen, for instance, can host a family night of grilling or serve as a bar countertop for cocktails. Outdoor seating comes in various offerings and can cater to a world of activities.

Changing seasons can be accomodated by incorporating contrast into the design. A trellis or pergola can be used to provide shade in the hot, summer months and a fire pit or fireplace can offer a cozy alternative to the typically confining, winter months.

It’s all about balance and tone, defining a style across the board. Personal taste and budget will dictate a more simplistic or luxurious point of view, but it’s important to have an integrated scheme outdoors, just as you would on the inside of your home. Whether you prefer Lowcountry Tabby or Japanese Zen, fluidity is key.

It is the combination of hard and soft palettes outdoors that create well-roundedness and can project the appearance of an extension, rather than a separation, of the home. Durable materials, which can be any variant of brick paving, stone, concrete or wood, can carry you from the main home to the outdoor setting, while the maleable materials, or plant life, weave warmth, life and serenity to any backyard.

Privacy fences, walls, enclosures, fountains and other water features should be given the same consideration, relating their colors and style to the design. Further depth can be accomplished with the use of vertical stone applications, statues and statuaries, sculptures, pots, planters, candles, fabrics and outdoor lighting.

Notably, the quality of the products will determine their durability.

In cooler, less humid regions, cast and wrought iron are acceptable, yet in the southeast, they will rust. Teak and woven furniture offer sophisticated, weather-proof alternatives to wicker; as well, many elegant, durable, mildew-resistant fabrics available today are long-sustaining and include customized colors and patterns with their purchase.

High-end appliance makers like Viking and Al Fresco have also entered the outdoor market, featuring a wide range of products that include gas and charcoal grills, smokers, wall ovens, hoods, refrigerators, freezers, wine chillers, beer taps and large-capacity warming drawers.

While initial sticker shock may apply to certain items, it is important to remember that the higher-end products are meant to last a lifetime, while the less expensive items may need to be changed out four to five times over.

That said, an experienced designer should be able to balance your likes with your budget. High-use spaces may need to carry a sturdier product, like stone or tile, underfoot, while secondary paving could come in the form of concrete, perhaps tinted to compliment the stone.

Finally, comfort is largely important.

The furniture itself, the fabric, the cushions and seasonally appropriate gear, like patio heaters, can change the simple outdoors into an oasis for you, your family and friends.

Founded in 1996 by William and Jonathan Rhangos, Savannah Hardscapes is the largest provider of stone, brick, pavers, interior tile and design elements in the Southeast. The company is one-of-a-kind, bringing together globally sourced sustainable and reclaimed surfaces with the most experienced artisans in the region to ensure expert installation and lasting results. These turnkey capabilities uniquely position the company to translate any design professional’s or individual owner’s vision into reality at the most competitive price. Savannah Hardscapes is located at 64 McDowell Circle (between Savannah, GA and Bluffton, SC). 843-784-6060 http://www.savannahhardscapes.com

Savannah’s charm coupled with low prices and interest rates, are convincing future retirees and second home buyers to take the plunge

City’s charm coupled with low prices and interest rates, are convincing future retirees and second home buyers to take the plunge

(SAVANNAH) – Everyone’s looking around at real estate prices these days wishing they had the means to take advantage of the opportunity. One group is seizing the opportunity – people who are planning to retire in Savannah or have a second home here.
“They’re seeing it as an opportune time to buy property because it’s at such a good price now and such a good value,” said Celia Dunn of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. For some time, people planning to move here or have a vacation home have been browsing, and now they’re buying.

One out-of-town couple just bought a home in downtown Savannah that they will rent out for a couple of years and then move into when they retire. The husband is a high-level executive who used to work in Savannah. Their grown children said they’d like to come visit in Savannah but not the other areas the couple considered for retirement, such as Ponte Vedra, Florida.

“People are seeing our city as a very attractive alternative to Florida – Savannah’s history and beauty really strike a chord with people,” Dunn said. “It’s a place where they’d like to live.”
“We are very welcoming and accepting of new people and they feel comfortable here,” she said, explaining that the friendliness of the people is a crucial part of the reason people find the area attractive. Because of the recreational opportunities with the rivers, coast, beach and mild climate, people can readily imagine how much fun it would be to live here, she said. The cultural opportunities and the iconic tree coverage help seal the deal.

Joseph Marinelli, president of Savannah Convention & Visitors Bureau, has seen how Savannah can attract buyers.

“Savannah continues to grow in popularity with folks that came here as tourists and then choose to relocate or retire here,” Marinelli said. “Savannah attracts nearly 7 million visitors each year, and many end up falling in love with the area and relocating here.

“Our tourism bureau gets many requests from people who have recently visited the area and now want relocation information to move their residence and/or business to Savannah,” he said. “Local real estate agents report that many visitors to Savannah quickly fall in love with the city and decide to buy a home or purchase property in the area.”

Sara Jospin, an associate broker with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, just sold a townhouse downtown to a client who’s been looking here for two or three years. It is a second home, though he might retire here. He had bought a second home here several years ago but sold it because the home didn’t fit his needs. He ended up missing Savannah, though and wanted to buy another place here.

Another couple is buying a townhouse downtown and will retire there in four years. In the meantime, the California couple will get income from the townhouse through the executive rental business, where people will rent it for a minimum of three days. They can schedule times when they come to visit and stay in the townhouse, explained Susan Myers, an associate broker with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

One couple just bought a bank-owned condo downtown to keep as a second home long-term. In the short-term, their child, who just graduated from SCAD, will live in it, said their agent, Helen Williams Johnson with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

Myers has another client buying a townhouse downtown as a long-term investment. The client’s child attends Savannah College of Art and Design. Myers is also working with a SCAD graduate who is buying a downtown townhouse for his family.

“They all love Savannah and the sense of place it has,” Myers said. “They love the ambience, walking downtown and how friendly people are here.” One of the clients also looked at Charleston but thought it seemed more like a museum while Savannah had more of a living historic district. The clients think Savannah real estate prices are a bargain, Myers said, and the low interest rates make it an ideal time to buy for them.

“Some of these properties are such a good deal,” Myers said.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region’s top property management departments. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 6 Bruin Street in Bluffton, S.C.
For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit http://www.celiadunnsir.com. To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.
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