Business: Rabbit’s Nest of Rome closing this Saturday; sixth retailer/restaurant on Broad Street this year. Polk site now listed among Georgia’s ‘Ready for Accelerated Development’ list.

Business: Rabbit’s Nest of Rome closing this Saturday; sixth retailer/restaurant on Broad Street this year. Polk site now listed among Georgia’s ‘Ready for Accelerated Development’ list.

The Rabbit’s Nest of Rome ending 10-year run this weekend. The retailer, which moved from East Rome to one of the retail slots at The Griffin at 215 Broad St., will close on Saturday. The clearance sale contines until then. The following post explains it all, including what’s next:
“Our goal was 10 years and we’re withinsix months of that date (March 2022). I’m so thankful to have filled a need in Rome and serve our community at such a sweet time of life. Saturday, Sept. 25 will be our last day. I’ve prayed for months for God to show me what to do and I’m at peace. I owe a special heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported and encouraged this step of faith and to our customers for supporting our journey and for making our last year one of our best
“Our team will miss you all and your sweet littles. Come see us at #earthworkspotteryofrome , my other gig I was blessed with March 2020. Our gallery with local handmade items will be open regular hours starting Oct. 15.”
Earthworks is at 718 E. Second Ave. across the street from Greater Community Bank.
It has been a tough year for Broad Street and downtown Rome, including these closings:
  • Crawdaddy
  • Humble Pie
  • Jamwich
  • Rome City Brewing Co./333
  • Stella Blu

Polk site now listed among Georgia’s ‘Ready for Accelerated Development’ list: The Georgia Department of Economic Development has announced new ‘GRAD Certified Select’ sites across the state, including Polk County. Economic developers representing each newly recognized and newly renewed ‘GRAD Certified Select’ property were presented with a special certificate.The Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Program offers more than 68 industrial certified sites that are ready for fast-track industrial projects, thanks to prior diligence.

Locally, that includes the Development Authority of Polk County’s Cedartown North Business Park – Phase 3 in Cedartown.

Completing the GRAD certification program with GDEcD is a proactive way both community planners and land owners can help catalyze economic growth and industrial development in their regions. To qualify for GRAD status, available sites must meet the program’s due diligence standards, be reviewed by a third party and earn the final approval of a board of advisors comprised of public and private sector economic development professionals. The ‘GRAD Certified Select’ status is an indication that a site has met or exceeded more rigorous certification requirements.

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