Hayloft boutique coming to Calhoun: The region’s thirst for boutique shops isn’t letting up. One of the newest is the Hayloft at 416 N. Wall St. in Calhoun and owned by Kimberly Reynolds. Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held last week by the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce. For a look around, please click Facebook. Store hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday; until 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays. Phone: 706.459.0706
Little Caesar’s opens in Rockmart: The “Pizza! Pizza!” craze is the latest fast food entry into Rockmart. The store is next to Dollar Tree in the shopping center anchored by Triangle Foods at Ga. 101 and Nathan Dean Bypass. A Little Caesar’s opened in Cedartown in 2017 as well. Rockmart has seen a boom in fast food in recent years, including Chick-fil-A, Martin’s, Captain D’s and Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen in addition to Little Caesar’s.
$12 million RV park cruising toward Emerson: Plans for a 56-acre “Class A” RV park off Joe Frank Harris Parkway near the Etowah River received a unanimous yes vote from the Emerson City Commission earlier this week, according to the Daily Tribune News in Cartersville. Plans call for 20 lots with pools, a club house and other amenities. It is proposed by LTB Holdings LLC and its president, Todd Baldree. It is the latest project proposed near Emerson, home of LakePoint. Also on the wish list: Villages at Red Top, a much large concept proposed by Jacoby Development. Here’s our original story on the Villages package from exactly a year ago.
Polk tourism report now set for this evening: The Tourism Resource Team Community Presentation that focuses on options for promoting Polk County is now stet for 6 until 8 this evening at Slate House in Rockmart. It was delayed because of the weather earlier this week. Earlier report: Following initial discussions and staff visits, Polk County was selected by the Georgia Tourism division to participate in this initiative, which focuses on providing technical assistance by means of a thorough examination and strategy visit to a local community interested in developing its tourism potential. The representatives from multiple state agencies who are part of the resource team will return to the community to discuss their findings and their assessment of the tourism assets related to heritage and cultural tourism, nature-based tourism, agritourism and retail development. The final report is a 30-month strategy for initiating the development of a tourism-based economy in Polk County. The report will include the potential for utilizing cultural and heritage tourism district zoning, downtown development programs, and historic preservation and economic development tools.
Rome will be the host city of the 2019 Statewide Historic Preservation Commission. This training is open to professionals, students, the general public, and anyone who may have an interest in history and preservation. The dates: Sept. 18-20. A detailed look at the event is due soon. For more.