The Metter Welcome Center reopened on Dec. 3 with a newly-renovated interior.
The City of Metter partnered with the Georgia Department of Corrections to complete the renovation on the historic facility. The cost of the project to date is $11,572.90.
“We are so happy that the needed renovation of the City of Metter Welcome Center is complete and is now open to visitors,” said Carter Crawford, city manager. “The center serves as a gateway to the Metter/Candler community and supports tourism throughout the state.”
Kevin Palmer with DPR Architecture of Statesboro designed the renovation based on the needs of the center.
The project includes ADA updated restrooms, removing a section of an interior wall to provide better flow and lighting, cabinets, a ramp entrance and repairs. The renovation is in keeping with the historic charm of the facility.
“Thousands of visitors stop by the Metter Welcome Center to enjoy the beautiful scenery and to find information about the area. The renovations are so important to travelers and will encourage them to stop again, stated Mayor Ed Boyd.
“The City of Metter is thrilled to have such great partners that have promoted and supported this project,” Boyd continued. “Partners include the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Grown, Georgia Department of Corrections, and Main Street Metter. I hope you will stop by and see why Everything Is Better in Metter.”
The Metter Welcome Center is located at 1210 South Lewis Street in Metter.