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Flowers Foods renovates Thomasville's old post office.

The Thomasville old Post Office was built in 1915 The Thomasville old Post Office was built in 1915
Marta Jones Turner, Vice President of corporate relations for Flowers Foods Marta Jones Turner, Vice President of corporate relations for Flowers Foods
One of Thomasville's oldest buildings are the Thomasville Post Office One of Thomasville's oldest buildings are the Thomasville Post Office
Downtown Thomasville Downtown Thomasville
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

A nationally known company based in the city is transforming the old post office. The old Thomasville Post Office gets a fresh new look and a new name!

Flowers Foods bought the building in the heart of downtown Thomasville. The bakery company plans to add new office space for their employees, a history exhibit open to the public, as well activities for children.

Marta Jones Turner, Vice President of corporate relations for Flowers Foods said, "Does children know exactly what's in bread and what does it take? So when you think about what's in the bread you eat flower, water, sugar maybe grains. Every bread has a different mix, so we'll do some things that are educational." 

Flowers Foods the second largest baking company in the country started in 1919 in Thomasville. Only four years after the Thomasville post office was built. Turner says they plan to preserve the historic look.

"It was attractive to us because it's a building of heritage that sort of matches the time frame of Flowers Baking Companies beginnings, and we can put those two things together for a nice purpose," said Turner.

Flowers Foods has renovated two other downtown buildings for office space.  This latest project is expected to cost around 2 and half million dollars. Flowers Foods officials hope the project will be finished in August.

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