A couple of updates on what’s happening along Dean Avenue/Ga. 101:
More updates coming? With the final parking lot updates just about completed for the East Rome Beverage Center, keep an eye out for another major update. Talks are preliminary at this time, we’re told, but the move is expected.
Plans to move the Dollar General store at 1816 Dean Ave. to across the street have ended, according to the retailer’s corporate office. The plan was to continue a move we’ve seen in other areas recently (North Broad Street, Calhoun, Aragon) — build a new store and move from the other. The site didn’t match the company’s needs after some due diligence checks, the retailer’s representative said.
Here are two others, confirmed by the Rome/Floyd Planning Department:
More Dean Avenue: There’s a familiar yellow sign just a few doors up, however, and it is for a different project. Owned by Larry Martin, this site would be rezoned from Community Commercial to Heavy Commercial to allow for an auto repair shop (not allowed under current zoning).
Just down the road: Also, on the other side of the 411 bridge, the rezoning application at Rockmart Highway/Chateau Drive asks to switch from Suburban Residential to Light Industrial to allow for some mini warehouses on the Rockmart Highway side of the property. The application is by Nick Hann.
Sherrell Smith, a real estate sales professional in Rome, has joined the Keller Williams Realty Northwest Market Center. Smith has an extensive background in Marketing, Advertising and Technical Business Analytics. Smith comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her grandfather, George Murray, was the first African American to own a business on Broad Street, Rome Shoe Hospital, and her uncle Joe Murray took over the business in the early 1970s and still is in business today Blue Ribbon shoe shop. She’s the mother of three — Darius, Timothy III and Timara Smith who attend Darlington and Johnson. “I want to continue to grow my real estate business, and Keller Williams provides the training and technology that will help me reach my goals that are aligned with my spiritual affirmations (Joshua 22:5),” says Smith. The office is at 200 E. Second Ave. in Rome. Website