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New business heads for Station Exchange

Senior living community to bring new life to vacant development

POSTED: January 30, 2013 9:17 a.m.
Crissie Elrick/

This building at Station Exchange off Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill has been vacant for much of its existence, but it will soon be home to a new senior living community, The Suites at Station Exchange.

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A building that has sat empty in Richmond Hill will have new tenants as early as the end of the summer.
Georgia Living Management recently purchased the rear building in the Station Exchange development off of Ford Avenue with plans to open a senior living community known as The Suites at Station Exchange, according to Rich DeLong, executive director for the community.
DeLong said Georgia Living Management did not originally consider Richmond Hill for one of its facilities — that is until they found out about Station Exchange.
“Richmond Hill wasn’t even on their radar list, but they became interested in Station Exchange when the bank contacted them and presented the idea of purchasing the building,” DeLong said.
After checking demographics in the area, DeLong said Georgia Living Management, which also owns similar living communities in Tifton, Statesboro, LaGrange and Griffin, decided Richmond Hill was a good match.
“There is such a need for a place for people that need some living assistance and just general oversight and security because people are waiting longer to come to a community like that,” he said.
Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler agreed.
“I think it’s good, it’s a much-needed thing,” he said of the planned community. “You’re having more and more people living longer — I’m getting on up there myself, so it’s nice to know you’ve got somewhere to go.”

Read more in the Jan. 30 edition of the News.

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