Business: Elder’s Ace Hardware going into former IGA in West Rome. Cartersville mystery a step closer. Here’s a combo: Burger King/Pizza Hut in Rockmart. From gallery to gallery.

Business: Elder’s Ace Hardware going into former IGA in West Rome. Cartersville mystery a step closer. Here’s a combo: Burger King/Pizza Hut in Rockmart. From gallery to gallery.

The current look at the IGA. This week, work vans have been outside and crews inside the former grocer. Hometown photo

Wrapping up some business from the week that was . . .

Elder’s Ace Hardware going into former IGA in West Rome. We were waiting for the official word from Chattanooga but there’s enough chatter “on the street” to make it formal. Elder’s Ace Hardware will leave the store on Turner McCall Boulevard (between Taco Bell and Zaxby’s) and move into the former IGA in West Rome at Division Street and Shorter Avenue.

The move allows more room for additional services as well as ample parking and an improved traffic flow

The 32,000-square-foot IGA has been available since January 2018.


 Another mystery a step closer to a formal answer. Cartersville will have a new restaurant coming in that will raise some eyebrows. We did get a response this week that a formal statement is pending. We’ll post as soon as we get formal confirmation. It will be worth the wait.


So will there be a Whopper pizza? Look for new soon on a new combo for Rockmart: A Burger King/Pizza Hut.

The Construction Journalreports a one-story restaurant, valued at between $500,000 and $1 million, is coming to Rockmart.  Look for 4,654 square feet including 3,529 square feet of new construction on almost two acres.

There’s already a Pizza Hut on Nathan Dean Parkway so we’ll keep looking to see what the new plans include. Nothing official is on file with the city of Rockmart, at least as of Friday morning.


Sound familiar? Friday’s report about Kingfisher Art Co. opening soon in the West Lofts building at 9 E. Second Ave. might have a familiar sound to it. Some will recall another great gallery/store there, Cobblestone Shoppe. It was one of our favorites, from local art displays to the special kids area.

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