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Seven years after an initial rezone, developers have broken ground on a commercial park at 2411 Hog Mountain Road. 

In September 2014, Nick and Jane Bath submitted an application for a rezone where the historic Abe Jones House sat. In January 2020, the Baths received permission to move the historic house, which is believed to date back tothe turn of the 20th century. 

The Abe Jones House will continue to be preserved and used for office purposes. Original plans to convert the historic home into a restaurant did not pan out, said Jane Bath.

The first phase of Jones Corner will consist of a 6,000-square-foot restaurant plus a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio area. The second phase will consist of a 3,000-square-foot restaurant plus 5,000-square-foot retail service. The other phases may consist of a combination of shops and professional offices.

The historic Abe Jones House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was moved to the back of the parcel earlier this year thanks to James Casey.

For more on this story, see the July 22 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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