Interesting Topics August 12, 2022

The New Savannah

Modern blending beautifully with history

Savannah is growing quickly. A number of new venues and districts have quickly modernized the city and led to additional entertainment options. However, the city has done an excellent job of protecting our historic structures and preserving the enchanting atmosphere of the area. We are a wonderful example of a peaceful coexistence between the new and old.

Our history is evident throughout the city, so this blog focuses on a few of the newer attractions.

Plant Riverside District: Home – Plant Riverside Savannah’s Entertainment District

This brave and large undertaking has made a significant impact on our riverfront. It includes multiple luxury hotels, restaurants, rooftop bars, shopping, and live entertainment. Recently they struck deals with Live Nation and Comedy Central to bring world class music and entertainment to the area.

Eastern Wharf: Inspired by our past. A vision for our future. | Eastern Wharf (

Flanking the opposite end of the riverwalk is the Eastern Wharf. It combines the luxurious Thompson Hotel with upscale apartments, condominiums, and Townhouses. Located on the river’s edge, with a large open park in the center, they are welcoming bands, food trucks, and even a mobile farmers market for patrons to enjoy.

Enmarket Arena: Home – Enmarket Arena

A brand-new arena bringing big name entertainment to the city. The arena is already open and hosting a variety of musicians and shows, but it will also be the home of the new hockey team, the Savannah Ghost Pirates. Additionally, this entire area is being transformed to include shops, restaurants, and even canal access to the arena from downtown Savannah. So, grab a drink, jump on a gondola, and enjoy the show!

Starland District: Home – Starland District

This is a revived area of town South of Forsyth Park with its own vibe. Anchored by Starland Yard, a unique concept that combines a permanent bar, Pizzaria, and fun outdoor seating options, plus constantly changing food trucks that are brought into the complex. In addition to Starland Yard, you’ll find Two Tides brewery and unique mix of shops, restaurants, and bakeries. It’s a frequent stomping ground by us locals.

KAT-5 Studios: KAT-5 Studios (

Still under construction, this is being billed as “America’s First Purpose-Built Sustainable Film Studio Complex”. You kind of need to check out their site to fully understand what this means, but it will be another draw for the already established Georgia film industry.


More is on the way…