Public Service Communications, the parent company of Forsyth Cable, has bought the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce building at 35 N. Lee Street and is moving its office there.
Jim Bond, president of Forsyth Cable, said the main thing he likes about the former Bank of America building is the drive-through window that will make it easy for customers to make payments.
Bond said Forsyth Cable will do some renovations and likely move to its new offices in February or March, leaving the office it currently leases on the Forsyth square. Bond said they may be adding and moving employees to Forsyth now that they’ll have a 3,200-square-foot, 2-story building. Bond said he also likes the additional parking it offers.
“Our initial plans had been to purchase land and build an office building in Forsyth,” said Bond. “This location and building wound up being a more immediate and much better solution. We hope to have the drive-thru operational sometime in February. Forsyth Cable will remain at the 9 N. Lee Street locations for the month of January and we’ll be working on the building in preparation for the move. Notifications to the public will be sent out when the change of location takes place.”
Connie Ham of ERA Middle Georgia Realty, who brokered the deal, said the building offers easy access for customers with lots of parking and the drive-through.
The building had been a Bank of America until they closed the location. Monroe County Bank bought it and sold it to the chamber for $361,000 in 2015.
Forsyth Cable’s purchase price had not been filed at the courthouse at press time.
The chamber, meanwhile, will be moving by the end of the month to its new office on Jackson Street in the former Curves building.
The chamber’s Rebecca Stone said she’s excited about their great new location.