Bruster’s closed, site for sale on Shorter Avenue in West Rome. At Buc-ee’s in Calhoun, the interstate sign is up.

Bruster’s closed, site for sale on Shorter Avenue in West Rome. At Buc-ee’s in Calhoun, the interstate sign is up.

Another vacancy on Shorter Avenue, this time a Rome favorite. Hometown photos from Saturday.

Before there was a Mountains on Broad Street or gelato at Honeymoon Bakery (with more coming to Third Avenue from Honeycream), the City Creamery and even the frozen yogurt surge still fueled by sweetfrog’s Premium Frozen Yogurt, Bruster’s was the in spot for high-end cool treats in Rome and elsewhere. The store even competed with down-the-street competitor Dairy Queen.

That has ended, at least in Floyd County, as the shop at 1911 Shorter Ave. is closed. We stopped by Saturday morning after a reader tip to find the “closed” note on the marquee and the store itself pretty much gutted. The location no longer is listed on the company website.

Built in 2001 on just over half an acre and providing 1,053 square feet under roof with 32 parking spots, the site is listed for sale at $595,000 by Harry Norman Realtors.

 


Today’s Buc-ee’s update: Look up in the sky…

This photo actually was taken Friday by C. Dial as he passed the Union Grove interchange at I-75 between Adairsville and Calhoun. The sign for the new Buc-ee’s was put in place by crews in advance of the store/fuel farm/restaurant opening on Aug. 20. A Buc-ee’s veteran who wore one of the stores shirts to First Friday with great crowd reaction, Dial says “get ready to enjoy¬†beaver nuggets and brisket sandwiches/biscuits.” We’re in.

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