Category Archives: Business

Business: Buc-ee’s is hiring for Calhoun/Adairsville location. Former Legacy Marketing campus on the market for $3.1 million.

Business: Buc-ee’s is hiring for Calhoun/Adairsville location. Former Legacy Marketing campus on the market for $3.1 million.

    Buc-ee’s is hiring for the “Adairsville” store: Well, there is a geography thing in play with the Buc-ee’s rising quickly off Union Grove and I-75. It is in Calhoun but appears closer to Adairsville and thereby, some of the identifying maps have it in different spots. For example, Buc-ee’s career section now shows… Read more

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Business: Xfinity now open at East Bend. Coming Monday: Soft opening for Wingstop.

Business: Xfinity now open at East Bend. Coming Monday: Soft opening for Wingstop.

  The Xfinity store has opened at East Bend, one of the quieter premieres given the adjoining restaurants there and Five Below. The store is just off what appears to be a community area separating some of the smaller retailers and restaurants along the back edge of the plaza. Xfinity is open 9 a.m. until… Read more

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Business: International Paper names Kevin Walls mill manager of the Rome Containerboard Mill; to lead staff of 550.

Business: International Paper names Kevin Walls mill manager of the Rome Containerboard Mill; to lead staff of 550.

Media release: International Paper announces Kevin Walls has been named mill manager of the Rome Containerboard Mill and will assume overall leadership responsibility for the facility. Walls has more than 25 years in the industry, the majority which has been spent with International Paper. Walls has served in a number of manufacturing leadership roles with increasing… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bank celebrates 25 years. What started in Rome on Feb. 26, 1996, has grown to Calhoun, Cartersville.

Business: Greater Community Bank celebrates 25 years. What started in Rome on Feb. 26, 1996, has grown to Calhoun, Cartersville.

    Media release: Greater Community Bank is celebrating 25 years of service across Northwest Georgia. Originally named Greater Rome Bank, the bank opened its doors for business on Feb. 26, 1996 to serve the growing population of Rome and Floyd County.  Over the last quarter century, the Bank has thrived, expanding into both the… Read more

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Business: Dairy Queen coming to Armuchee near high school, North Floyd Park. October opening targeted.

Business: Dairy Queen coming to Armuchee near high school, North Floyd Park. October opening targeted.

  Dairy Queen coming to Armuchee near the high school and North Floyd Park.  A tract in front of Northwoods on U.S. 27 has been sold (Hardy Realty’s Steve Graves had the listing; Bill Temple of Toles, Temple & Wright represented the buyer). There’s been some hustle under way here. The first photo was sent… Read more

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Marathon Redevelopment Committee meeting hears a preference for the city’s West Third land (entertainment-based), housing and the River District. Tabled: Celanese annexation.

Marathon Redevelopment Committee meeting hears a preference for the city’s West Third land (entertainment-based), housing and the River District. Tabled: Celanese annexation.

  Stretching two hours and 15 minutes, Rome’s Redevelopment Committee on Wednesday touched some of the key issues before the community, including West Third Street, the River District and affordable housing. The local trail system, tax allocation districts and a few others also were updated during the hybrid Zoom/in-person meeting. West Third Street site: Two… Read more

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Business: Buc-ee’s is quickly coming together near Calhoun, with 126 ‘fuel handles’ and more than 53,000 square feet of store. Latest photos.

Business: Buc-ee’s is quickly coming together near Calhoun, with 126 ‘fuel handles’ and more than 53,000 square feet of store. Latest photos.

    Due later this year, the Texas-based convenience store chain Buc-ee’s campus near Calhoun is flying together. The above photo, courtesy of Hutton Construction out of Chattanooga, gives you a quick look at the 126 “fuel handles” on the right side fo the photograph as well as the 53,000-square-foot store itself. You can see now at… Read more

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Business: Largos restaurant coming to downtown Cartersville near brewery. Uptown Fashions sets next opening for Cedartown

Business: Largos restaurant coming to downtown Cartersville near brewery. Uptown Fashions sets next opening for Cedartown

  A new restaurant, Largos, is coming to 214 E. Cherokee Ave. in downtown Cartersville just a few doors from Drowned Valley Brewing Co. Patricia Holt says Largos is planning “creative fresh dishes made with local ingredients. The atmosphere is casual contemporary with an artistic flair.” Largos will be open for lunch and dinner Tuesday… Read more

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Made in Shannon: Those new Ball aluminum cups on now on the shelves at Food Lion in Armuchee. 10-pack for $4.99.

Made in Shannon: Those new Ball aluminum cups on now on the shelves at Food Lion in Armuchee. 10-pack for $4.99.

Ball’s new aluminum cups now on sale here: The first batch we’ve heard about comes from Michelle Brophy who was shopping at the Food Lion in Armuchee Village off Martha Berry. Her photos show the cups now on sale and display. The 10-pack of the recycleable aluminum cups are $4.99, she says. Several other customers… Read more

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Buzz: ‘Zoom into Independence’ is Feb. 25. Habitat to dedicate 57th completed home. Forbes honors United Community Bank.

Buzz: ‘Zoom into Independence’ is Feb. 25. Habitat to dedicate 57th completed home. Forbes honors United Community Bank.

‘Zoom Into Independence’ on Feb. 25: Want to learn about Independent Living philosophy? Curious how our center can help you or someone you know who has a disability? Need an intro course into Independent Living? Our new one-session class is just the ticket. It i set for Thursday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Online… Read more

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Business: Ark’s Liquor at Alto Plaza and Humble Pie on Broad Street close; Jonesies’ children’s shop coming to Central Plaza in March.

Business: Ark’s Liquor at Alto Plaza and Humble Pie on Broad Street close; Jonesies’ children’s shop coming to Central Plaza in March.

  Some changes in local retail in recent days. Among them: Ark’s Liquor closes: The longtime liquor, wine and beer retailer moved from Turner McCall and Fifth Avenue in 2009 to Alto Plaza at 432 Shorter Ave.  and thrived. But recent times have been tough and the business has closed. Some 4,600 square feet in… Read more

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Business: Integrated Fiber Solutions to spend $30 million to grow West Rome campus, add 40 jobs. Announcement is latest in a 2021 development surge in Northwest Georgia.

Business: Integrated Fiber Solutions to spend $30 million to grow West Rome campus, add 40 jobs. Announcement is latest in a 2021 development surge in Northwest Georgia.

In context: Great news about another existing industry doubling down in Rome/Floyd County. Integrated Fiber Solutions is spending $30 million to grow its West Rome campus and add 40 jobs. Media release: Integrated Fiber Solutions, a manufacturer of synthetic bulked continuous filament yarns for the carpet, rug, and automotive industries, will invest $30 million in… Read more

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Business: No downturn in downtown Rome last year. River District adds Rome Coins shop.

Business: No downturn in downtown Rome last year. River District adds Rome Coins shop.

The Downtown Development Authority shared some surprising numbers for 2020 as shown in the above Facebook post. The overall findings: A net of 22 new businesses and 75 jobs in the calendar year, up from 11 new businesses and 22 jobs pre-pandemic. $4.11 million in projects, up more than $1 million from 2019. 2021 already… Read more

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Business: Looks like Bucket O’ Shrimp has pulled up anchor in East Rome. Big Dan’s express car wash under way on Shorter; 15-20 jobs due. Newby, Olea seek alcohol permits. Craton adds Peachtree Corners site.

Business: Looks like Bucket O’ Shrimp has pulled up anchor in East Rome. Big Dan’s express car wash under way on Shorter; 15-20 jobs due. Newby, Olea seek alcohol permits. Craton adds Peachtree Corners site.

Bucket of Shrimp appears closed on Dean Avenue after 18 months. One of the more talked-about residents in 2019, Bucket o’ Shrimp  at 1517 Dean Ave. looks closed. Much of the signage is gone and the inside looks jumbled. The phone line rings for nearly 10 times and then goes to a fax machine. We left notes… Read more

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