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Coca-Cola to shutdown plant in Charlottesville, Virginia Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 19:25

The Mid-Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company is closing its distribution facility in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 17, 2010.  The Coca-Cola bottling building located at 722 Preston Avenue has been there since 1939.  Sales and distribution will be relocated to a larger facility at 500 Eastpark Court, Sandston, Virginia, by Richmond International Airport.  Forty-two employess at this facility will be impacted by the closure.

The 722 Preston Coca-Cola Bottling Company building was noted by the city's planning commission in 2008 as architecturally significant for its art deco industrial design.  Another building at 134 10th Street NW was occupied by Charlottesvlle Coca-Cola Bottling Works, located about half a mile away.  Coca-Cola was first bottled in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1920.

Last November, Mid-Atlantic Coca-Cola shutdown its other facility in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Just like Havre de Grace, Charlottesville will no longer have an operating Coca-Cola facility after 90 years.

Source: NBC 29 and City of Charlottesville

Coke Mini Debut at Radio City Music Hall Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 December 2009 23:01

Coca-Cola North America launched the 7.5 mini Coke can at the Radio City in New York City today.  Coca-Cola invited local families to the Radio City Music Hall for a special dance lesson with the Rockettes. The Coca-Cola Mini can carries the contour-shaped bottle image in white on a red background. The 90-calorie count is displayed in a bubble located on the front of the can. The Coca-Cola Mini can will be sold in 8-packs and will be available on store shelves starting next week in New York City and Washington DC.  These Coke Minis will be available nationwide by April 2010.
Source: PR Newswire

The Great Get Together 2011 Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 October 2010 08:39

The Great Get Together will be held February 10-12, 2011 at the Plaza Station Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. Events will include welcome party, regular and silent auctions, luncheon with door prizes, swap meet, banquet, and room hopping. Plaza Hotel is located at 1 S Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101-6320 . Hotel phone number is +1-702-386-2345 or toll-free +1-800-678-2846. Mention GGT and Coca-Cola for the special room rates of $58.95 (Sun-Thu), $63.95 (Fri-Sat) + tax per night. For more information about GGT, please visit TCCCC's website: http://cocacolaclub.org

Coca-Cola to shutdown plant in Bellingham, Washington Print E-mail
Friday, 16 July 2010 18:45

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Washington (CCBCW) announces today that it will be shutting down its operation in Bellingham, Washington on September 17, 2010.  Twenty-three employees of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Bellingham at 2101 Woburn Street will be impacted. CCBCW is also closing facilities in Marysville and Aberdeen to consolidate all the operations in Bellevue.

Coca-Cola first opened a bottling plant in Bellingham in 1905 and had a presence in the city ever since.  Coca-Cola Enterprises purchased the current facility from private owners in the 1990s.
Source: Bellingham Herald

Coca-Cola Fifth Avenue Returns? Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 February 2010 07:49

According to Crain's Business in New York, The Coca-Cola Company may be moving back into the retail spaces at 711 Fifth Avenue, the location of its 3000-square-foot Coca-Cola Fifth Avenue store from 1991-2000.

Coca-Cola had leased 61,000 square feet of the basement through third floor to the Disney Store for nearly 15 years.  Disney Store vacated the coveted retail space at the corner of Fifth and 55th Street earlier this year. 

Disney Store will move to a 25,000-square-foot store at 1540 Broadway in Times Square this fall.

The 711 Fifth Avenue building became Coca-Cola's New York Headquarters when Coca-Cola purchased Columbia Pictures in 1982.  The 320,00-sq-ft building was erected in 1927.

Source: Crain's Business in New York


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