Business: Foundation work continues on Food City due to open in north Cartersville this summer. Also: Behind ‘The Point’ deal in Rome. Supporting Habitat. Branching out.

Business: Foundation work continues on Food City due to open in north Cartersville this summer. Also: Behind ‘The Point’ deal in Rome. Supporting Habitat. Branching out.

We get a lot of questions about what’s rising on the east side of U.S. 41 as you enter Cartersville after the U.S. 411 split. By summer, Food City’s newest store in Northwest Georgia is expected to open. Hometown photos.

Work continues (even on a January Saturday) on the Food City store that will feature 59,000 square feet under roof at Joe Frank Harris Parkway (U.S. 41) and Mac Johnson Road NW outside Cartersville. The store is due by this summer and is the second in our area (the Calhoun store opened in December 2019).

Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer, in an earlier statement said customers should expect a state-of-the-art store featuring a bakery/deli, with an Asian wok, hot food bar, café seating area, salad bar, hickory wood smoker, stone hearth pizza oven and fresh sushi. Full-service meat and seafood departments will offer pre-marinated and seasoned oven ready products, top quality meats that are all-natural with no solutions added and Certified Angus Beef.  In-house butchers will be available to hand cut steaks and fresh meat to order.

Also planned: a floral boutique, pharmacy, Gas N’ Go featuring a large seven pump station and diesel fuel, a wine tasting station, and Starbucks cafe and other amenities.

Food City joins a competitive grocery/dining scene in Cartersville with the massive Kroger Marketplace setting the pace. Also in town: Publix, Ingles and several smaller stores.


Making The Point deal happen: Commercial associates from Toles, Temple & Wright responsible for brokering the sale of the Relax Inn and adjacent properties recently gathered to take a final look after the last parcel’s closing. The properties comprise what is slated to become “The Point,” a residential/retail complex along the Martha Berry Boulevard/North Fifth Avenue corridor that is expected to lead to other redevelopment efforts in the area. Pictured, right to left, are Realtors Craig McDanielLori Magnicheri, associate broker Dan Carlton, associate broker and vice president Bill Temple, cofounder and principal broker Brooke Temple and Realtor Jonathan Harris. Below: working plans for the proposed development.

The Point would take in the former Enterprise car lot at Martha Berry and North Fifth.
Some of the retail and residential proposed for North Five Avenue.

United Community’s Jarrod Floyd and Betsy Allgood, Executive Director at Habitat.

United Community Bank recently donated $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity Coosa Valley. The contribution was given in recognition of Veterans Day. “The United Community Bank Foundation wanted to highlight an organization in our area that supports veterans with either housing or education assistance,” said Jarrod Floyd, Senior Vice President of United Community Bank in Rome. “Habitat for Humanity Coosa Valley provides an incredibly valuable service, and we are proud to support their mission.”


Scott Nanney

River City Bank announces the promotion of Scott Nanney to Market President in Blairsville. Scott joined River City n November 2020 as Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager at the bank’s Mortgage and Loan Office in Blairsville. River City Bank’s full-service Blairsville office is scheduled to open this Spring at 206 Highway 515. He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Finance. He is also a graduate of the Georgia Banking School in Athens, Georgia. Scott has served the North Georgia market for the past 18 years as a commercial and consumer lender.

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