Bed, Bath & Beyond, Party City get building permits in Oconee County | Online Athens

Housewares retailer Bed Bath & Beyond is moving from the Athens Promenade to Oconee County’s Epps Bridge Centre, and party supply house Party City seems ready to make the same move, marking a continuing exodus from Athens’ Atlanta Highway to the new Oconee shopping venue.

Both Bed Bath & Beyond and Party City have been issued “shell permits” to begin construction of new facilities in the Epps Bridge Parkway shopping center, located adjacent to the Athens Perimeter where it joins Georgia Highway 316. An Athens Bed Bath & Beyond manager confirmed the Athens Promenade store would be moving to Epps Bridge Centre, though he could not say when the move was coming. A call to the Party City store in Athens was referred to the company’s media relations firm, which did not return multiple telephone calls.

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