Bucket of Shrimp appears closed on Dean Avenue after 18 months. One of the more talked-about residents in 2019, Bucket o’ Shrimp at 1517 Dean Ave. looks closed. Much of the signage is gone and the inside looks jumbled. The phone line rings for nearly 10 times and then goes to a fax machine. We left notes via the Facebook pages of the Rome location as well as the original in Gainesville (which remains in operation).
The restaurant opened big with lobsters, crab legs, shrimp and other seafood as well as wings and tacos. It soon added hours and then a covered front porch for onsite dining. It was hit by the pandemic last spring and later reopened for Friday and Saturday nights with drive-through service.
A Realtor’s key box was on one of the side doors as of Friday.
Big Dan’s Express Car Wash has started construction on 1.6 acres at 12 Shorter Ave., the former site of Mathis Builders Hardware and Supply (now on John Davenport).
Look for an extensive, 125-foot tunnel, 28 free vacuums, and state-of-the-art technology that will accommodate cars and pickup trucks. Big Dan’s is new to the industry and is one of the fastest growing express car wash chains in the country. It will have 15 locations open by early 2022 in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and Florida.
In Rome, Big Dan’s will hire 15 to 20 people with an opening set for this fall. For more: bigdanscarwash.com.
Newby Farm and Vineyard, Olea Olive Oil and Wines seek permits from Alcohol Control Commission: Both businesses seek permits for beer and wine package and pouring at their respective Broad Street addresses. The ACC meets at 5 p.m. Monday in City Hall.
Craton adds new shop. Rome businessman Charles Craton shares the latest on his “boutique” businesses. “Sexy Suz Couples Boutique, Athens, has acquired Chazzy Health and Wellness at 3466 Holcomb Bridge Rd in Peachtree Corners… The brand will change to Chazzy Couples Boutique to reflect a greater focus on sexual health and wellness.”
- The Rome Floyd County Development Authority will meet Tuesday, Feb.16, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom at 800 Broad St., Suite 102.
- The Gordon Floyd joint Development Authority is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Feb. 17. at 2 p.m. at the office of the Rome Floyd County Development Authority, 800 Broad St.