b'Discover Bainbridge2019-2021DOWNTOWN BAINBRIDGEby thenumbers39 NEW BUSINESSES OPENED169 NEW JOBS CREATED13 JOBS LOSTSouthern Delicacy:More than just boiled peanuts, KGD44 PROPERTIES Produce includes an expansive inventory of Georgia-sourcedSOLDproducts. After building a loyal customer base, KGD Produce transitioned$4 Millionto a permanent storefront on the up-and-coming East WaterIN PROPERTY SALESStreet. Now more of an upscale farmers market, KGD Produce also features an expansive inventory of Georgia-sourced products like Grady Ranch grassfed Angus beef, Southern Straws, Goodson50 PRIVATE Pecans, and Greenway Farm. IMPROVEMENTEldrick Jacobs is another young entrepreneur that threw his hatPROJECTSinto the ring of small business ownership. Bringing his creative artistry to hat-making, Jacobs, a Bainbridge native, started24 PUBLIC creating customized hats at his mothers house before openingIMPROVEMENTFlint and Port Hat Company, also on East Water Street.PROJECTSJacobs creates about 15 custom-made hats a week, delivering the highest quality products using the same time-honored tools and$1.1 Milliontechniques from more than a century ago. While not new to Downtown Bainbridge, The Refinery recentlyIN PUBLIC INVESTMENTmoved to a larger retail and production space on East Water Street. On a mission, The Refinery produces hand-poured soy9 NEW RESIDENTIAL candles with proceeds from sales supporting Still Water, a non- UNITS ADDED,profit that provides temporary housing for displaced women and40 TOTALtheir children. 52 SG MAGAZINE| WINTER 2022 BUSINESS + CULTURE53'