Checking in on the next ‘big things:’ Tickets on sale as Savoy Automobile Museum opens Dec. 8. Permits sought for upsized RaceTrac ‘market’ in Emerson.

Checking in on the next ‘big things:’ Tickets on sale as Savoy Automobile Museum opens Dec. 8. Permits sought for upsized RaceTrac ‘market’ in Emerson.

Tickets on sale already as Savoy Automobile Museum shifts to first gear Dec. 8: Estimated to cost at least $35 million, the “anchor” of the Highlands development at Ga. 20 and Tennessee Avenue puts the key into the front doors in about a month. Tickets are on sale, including opening day ($15 adult; $5 for kids 3-12). The hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.  Click tickets.

What’s inside (and occasionally outside?) Here’s their answer:

“Savoy Automobile Museum connects people to the cultural diversity of the automobile. Through changing exhibits, educational programs, and engaging experiences individuals have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and history of automobiles. This world-class museum and showgrounds sits on approximately 37 acres in Cartersville… Guests visiting the museum will be met with an assortment of automobiles and original works of art.”


 

RaceTrac has big plans for the Red Top Mountain Road and Joe Frank Harris Parkway intersection in Emerson. The state’s Development of Regional Impact summary shows a $9.2 million campus with an 8,100-square-foot RaceTrac “market” joined by fuel pumps, parking, truck fueling and truck parking. It covers 6.35 acres. Plans for the project have been submitted to the city of Emerson for a review; a permit has yet to be issued, says city planner Todd Heath. While nowhere near as big as Buc-ee’s in Calhoun, this is a strategic location for the larger store/fuel center given proximity to LakePoint.

  • About the mega convenience stores: We’ve seen a lot of them in recent years, starting with the Love’s in Emerson near the RaceTrac site followed by another Love’s in Calhoun. Then came the grand prize, Buc-ee’s, just across the street from Love’s at the Union Grove exit between Adairsville and Calhoun.
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