Mayor Ray Nunley confirmed that the city has purchased another property in the city – the one on the corner of Main and Pecan streets.
“We have a contract and I expect to be closing on the deal in the next 10 days or so,” Nunley said, adding he believes it will be a great asset to the city.
The property currently houses the old Catfish College Restaurant building and the wishing well, which has historical significance for the city. It was the original marker of the city center when Loganville was first incorporated. The city limits stretched just a mile in each direction from the wishing well. While the wishing well will likely remain, the mayor said the Catfish College building will be pulled down. It has housed a number of restaurants over the years, most recently the Catfish College, but it has remained empty for several months.
“We’re going to plant grass and make a town green there,” Nunley said. “We have that big parking area across the street and we’re going to take a page out of Monroe’s book and have concerts there, like the First Friday concerts. They’ve done a great job with it.”
Making a town green at this location was one of the proposals that came out of the Livable Center Initiative the mayor and council commissioned in 2009/2010.