There’s something about a thrift store and donation center that opens in Etowah Crossing shopping center just a few doors down from the Goodwill Store and Career Center off Hicks Drive.
Apparently a companion store to the WeCare Thrift Store and Donation Center in Calhoun, the Rome shop is open seven days a week. Hours: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. The Rome store at 122 Hicks Drive opened April 2; the Calhoun store is at 514 S. Wall St.
The stores carry “a variety of everything” and also accept donated items. There is a 30 percent discount for those 55 and older on Tuesdays.
A website listing for the Calhoun location includes the following description:
Stat of the day: You don’t see dust settle at Rome City Brewing Co. at 333 Broad St. Whether in the first-floor brewery or the tap room above it, something is always happening. Take Monday, for instance: Jay Shell, Dr. Trent Prault and crew were at it as the “mobile” canning operation came to town, allowing RCBC to keep merchants and restaurants supplied with the Rome-brewed craft brew. This is what gets us: The number of cans of beer canned that day — 11,182. That’s nearly 1,900 six-packs of Short Hot Blonde, Rome City Lux and Lemonade Stand brews.