Brasfield & Gorrie completes Eagle & Phenix mill apartments

March 29, 2014 

Brasfield & Gorrie completes Eagle & Phenix mill apartments

General contractor Brasfield & Gorrie said it has the completed renovation of the Eagle & Phenix Mill No. 1 in Columbus.

The $6.6 million construction project transformed the former cotton mill into an apartment building. Burned by Union troops near the end of the Civil War and rebuilt in 1869, the 43,000-square-foot structure now is home to 29 apartment units.

Brasfield & Gorrie completed the renovation of Eagle & Phenix Mill No. 2 in November 2012, a 58,000-square-foot building that includes 44 condo units.

The downtown Columbus property is being developed by Columbus-based W.C. Bradley Co.

Brasfield & Gorrie currently is renovating the Eagle & Phenix machine shop into upscale apartments. The 9,400-square-foot, three-unit apartment project is scheduled for completion this summer.

The contractor has offices across the Southeast, with $2.3 billion in annual revenue.

VITA can prepare income tax returns for free

There's a little more than two weeks before the April 15 deadline to file income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service.

An organization called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, can do it for free for those households that earned $52,000 or less in 2013.

Or those who prefer to prepare your own taxes can do so online at, said VITA. MyFreeTaxes is free to those who earned $58,000 or less last year.

VITA says those using its service can receive their tax refund within 7 to 10 days. Here's a list of the locations in Columbus:

• Goodwill Success Center, 2601 Cross Country Drive. 706-324-4366

• Consumer Credit Counseling Servicem 1350 15th Ave. 706-327-3239

• Mission Columbus, 3679 Steam Mill Road. 706-507-4672

• Homeless Resource Network, 2221 2nd Ave. 706-571-3399

Call each location for specific hours or visit for details.

Valley Rescue Mission to open new donation center, store April 2

Valley Rescue Mission will open the doors of its new donation and retail store at 7553 Veterans Parkway, on the city's north side, on April 2.

The 10,800-square-foot store will sell gently used items donated by the community at thrift-store prices. It also features a covered drive-thru donation drop-off area.

The center has created 29 new jobs, the agency said. Some of the new employees are graduates of one of two addiction recovery programs operated by the mission. Working in this division helps them transition back to the work force, while also establishing a work ethic and building references and job skills.

A grand opening celebration will take place 8:30 a.m. April 16.

Store hours are Monday--Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Donations can be dropped off Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

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