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UPDATED ON 6: Movie Theater Coming To Village At Riverwatch

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***UPDATED at 12:45 P.M. on Friday, July 26th***

We have received a press release from the MGHerring Group about the announced addition to Village at Riverwatch, which are the Cabela's Outpost store and Riverwatch 14 Cinemas.

Read the text of the press release below:

DALLAS, TEXAS – (July 25, 2013) – The MGHerring Group has announced the addition of a Cabela's Outpost store and Riverwatch 14 Cinemas to the Village at Riverwatch in Augusta, Georgia. Both are scheduled to open in 2014.

Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, plans to begin construction this summer. The store is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014. The 42,000-square-foot store is designed for efficiency, flexibility and convenience. Cabela's Outpost stores offer the same quality products and customer service for which Cabela's is famous. The Augusta location will feature a Core-Flex floor plan allowing products to be rotated seasonally, as well as a rugged outdoor look and feel. The store is expected to employ approximately 90 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees.

Georgia Theatre Company will open the new multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art theater Riverwatch 14 Cinemas.  The theater will feature 14 auditoriums, each with stadium seating, wide arc screens, Dolby digital stereo sound and Christie digital projection. It will include a four-story-high, Georgia Theatre Xtreme (GTX) auditoriums equipped with Dolby® 7.1 Surround Sound, 3D Digital Cinema technology and luxurious, high-backed rocking chairs.  In-theater dining will also be available in multiple auditoriums. The new theater complex will include a full-service restaurant and party room for special events.  Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2013 and open in the fall of 2014.

"The addition of Cabela's Outpost and Riverwatch 14 Cinemas to our already open Costco strengthens Village at Riverwatch as the regional destination for future retailers, restaurants, entertainment, hotels, and other uses to open as part of our project," said Gar Herring, President and CEO of The MGHerring Group.

About Village at Riverwatch
Village at Riverwatch is located in Augusta, Georgia at the intersection of Riverwatch Parkway and Interstate 20. Plans for the 92-acre development include approximately 400,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and entertainment. Costco opened in November 2011.

About The MGHerring Group
With a reputation for design, quality and integrity, Dallas-based The MGHerring Group has developed more than 30 major shopping centers and regional malls in the United States and Mexico, totaling more than 25 million square feet of retail space.  Current projects include The Village at Fairview, The Village at Allen, Uptown Village at Cedar Hill, Golden Triangle Mall and Village at Riverwatch. The company recently acquired Silver City Galleria and Market Street at Heath Brook. The MGHerring Group has been recognized with numerous industry awards and is considered by many to be among the top shopping center developers in the nation.


***POSTED at 3:25 P.M. on Thursday, July 25th***

WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a movie theater will be coming to the Village at Riverwatch shopping center.

The Executive Director for Augusta Economic Development Authority, Walter Sprouse, confirms that a new movie theater will go up at the Village at Riverwatch complex, where a Costco opened back in 2011.

That is the same shopping center where it was announced Thursday morning that Cabela's will open an Outpost store in the spring of 2014.

Georgia Theatre Company will be operating 14 auditoriums at the complex. Each auditorium will have stadium seating, Dolby digital stereo sound, 3D digital cinema technology. The complex will be a full service restaurant and there will be in-theater dining in at least some of the audioriums.

The name of the theater complex will be Riverwatch 14 Cinemas.

Construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2013 and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.

Georgia Theatre Company also owns and operates the Masters Value Cinemas 7 in Augusta, and the Evans Stadium Cinemas 14 in Evans, as well as dozens of other theaters in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, and Virginia.

We will continue to follow this developing story and provide the latest details when they become available.

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