Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office, this one on the west side. Old Havana Cigar moves to downtown Cartersville near Blue Sky. What If comics closing in West Rome after four years.

Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office, this one on the west side. Old Havana Cigar moves to downtown Cartersville near Blue Sky. What If comics closing in West Rome after four years.

As the picture states, the second Cartersville office of Coosa Valley Credit Union is now open. The office is at 15 Walnut Grove Road, off Old Mill and West Avenue. The office includes 7,000 square feet under roof and compliments the credit union’s other Cartersville site at 1149 N. Tennessee St.


Old Havana Cigar Co. has moved to 20 W. Main St. in Cartersville from Main Street Commons.

Old Havana Cigar Co. moves Cartersville store to downtown next to Blue Sky: After more than a decade in the Main Street Commons plaza anchored by Kohls, Steven McDowell has moved the Cartersville location of his cigar shop and bar to 20 W. Main St. in the former home of Coffey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Old Havana opens each Monday-Saturdayat 11 a.m. McDonnell also has the original location in downtown Rome as well as the latest address in Gadsden. For more: 770-382-7942.


What If Comics and Collectables closing at month’s end: For four years, the owners have tried to make a comic book store supplemented with other collectable items work at 1850 Redmond Cir NW, Ste 700 in West Rome. There was at least one other time when a decision to close to close the doors was close but they held on. Come Oct. 30, What If will end its run. The shop is offering 30 percent off some goods except for new comics. For collectors, the last shipment of new comics books from DC, Marvel and stuff will be Oct. 24. Says a Facebook post made earlier this month: “The day has come, we have tried and tried but we must close down. The business just isn’t sustainable anymore.”

Although some outlets sell comics amid other publications, Rome had been without a true comics book shop since Gordon Lee’s “Legends” shop that was on Broad Street and later moved to Mount Berry Square. Lee died in January 2013 following a series of strokes.

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