Business: Toys R Us closing June 27. Thatcher’s barbecue in Summerville delayed a few days by rain. Now open: Women of Zion Fashion on Broad Street, Bento Bx restaurant in Armuchee.

Business: Toys R Us closing June 27. Thatcher’s barbecue in Summerville delayed a few days by rain. Now open: Women of Zion Fashion on Broad Street, Bento Bx restaurant in Armuchee.

A photo from March just after Toys R Us announced the closing of the Rome store and others. Hometown photo.

 

Rome’s Toys R Us closing June 27: Since mid March, it hasn’t been a question of if but when. That date is now known as he Rome location of Toys R Us will close at 2780 Martha Berry Highway on Wednesday, June 27. In addition to layoffs, the closing also puts 2.7 acres and the store itself — together appraised at $1.32 million — in play. Opened in 1995, TRU Properties sold the site to TRU 2005 RE for $2.6 million.


An earlier Instagram post from Thatcher’s about the Summerville restaurant due within a few days.

 

Rain delay for Thatcher’s Barbeque & Grille in Summerville: The latest location for a growing, regional barbecue restaurant will take just a bit longer than planned. The recent rain has stalled some of the final construction and related final touches. The restaurant at 10070 Commerce St. (U.S. 27) will be open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The other nearest location is in Calhoun. Thatcher’s / Calhoun menu


A sample of what’s available at the Women of Zion at 224 Broad St. Photo courtesy of the Downtown Rome Facebook page.

 

Women of Zion Fashion Apparel opens at 224 Broad St. The Facebook page for downtown Rome describes the store as having “clothing to accessories, this store has it all.”  It is the latest in a series of boutique and related shops to open on Broad Street and adjoining avenues. The hours: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (look for later hours soon) as well as noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday.


Bento Bx Sushi & Hibachi is open at 3148 Martha Berry Highway at the site of the former Chef Chen Buffet which closed earlier this year. Hours are 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more: 706-346-6680.

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