Watching and waiting for Popeye’s in Rockmart: It seems LakePoint in Emerson has been home to so much fast-food development in recent years but a close second is the strip on U.S. 278 in Rockmart between Ga. 101 and Ga. 113. Zaxby’s, Jefferson’s, Captain D’s, Chick-fil-A and Martin’s have all arrived in recent years and one of the incumbents has closed — Sonic. That space, however, quickly was repurposed into one of the newest Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen restaurants in Northwest Georgia. The project has been a long time coming and looks just about ready based on a quick stopover there on Saturday. We’ll try again to get an open ETA later today. Popeye’s also is returning to West Rome with a restaurant under construction near Winslette Pharmacy.
Watch party Tuesday night as Dalton Dover hopes his blind audition is broadcast on NBC’s The Voice: Here’s the latest from the Polk County singer:
“Everybody tune into The Voice on NBC at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Be on the lookout for our friend Dalton Dover… Rome City Brewing Co. is hosting a watch party in the Tap Room above the brewery at 333 Broad St. #TeamDaltonDover.”
Dover has been a familiar face — and voice — at the Tap Room and across Northwest Georgia. He auditioned for season 16 of “The Voice” over the summer. Now its time to see if any of the judges — Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine or Blake Shelton — turn their chairs around and agree to coach Dover. This week’s shows air at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Floyd Urgent Car now open in Armuchee: The location is a familiar one. The healthcare center has converted half of the primary care office into an urgent care center, opening at 8 each morning. The office is at 4159 Martha Berry Highway. Hours are 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday throughFriday and 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturdays. Dr. Duriel Gray, a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, will provide care at the new facility. Floyd already operates seven Urgent Care sites in Calhoun, Cartersville, Cedartown,Rockmart, Rome, Summerville and Centre, Alabama. They treat minor emergencies and illnesses such as the cold, flu and respiratory infections.