Category Archives: Business

Ahead of the Headlines: River clean-up set for today; how to help. Floyd Board of Education meeting, too. Development authorities meet Tuesday, Wednesday.

Ahead of the Headlines: River clean-up set for today; how to help. Floyd Board of Education meeting, too. Development authorities meet Tuesday, Wednesday.

MONDAY Floyd County Public Works will close Industrial Park Boulevard beginning at Highway 27 to Superior Drive  to perform paving operations.  Residents needing access to Superior Drive will be detoured to Booze Mountain Road.  Floyd County Board of Education meeting.  Caucus will begin at 5 p.m., the board meeting at 6. Agenda TUESDAY The Rome… Read more

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Weekend Wrap: Something brewing at Schroeder’s on Broad. Coming soon in Cartersville: Nagel’s Bagels, the Shop. Executive promotions at Atrium Health Floyd. Braves’ World Series Trophy due in Calhoun.

Weekend Wrap: Something brewing at Schroeder’s on Broad. Coming soon in Cartersville: Nagel’s Bagels, the Shop. Executive promotions at Atrium Health Floyd. Braves’ World Series Trophy due in Calhoun.

WHAT’S ON RADAR   Those Schroeder’s folks are at it again. Coming off a pretty big update already at Schroeder’s New Deli at 406 Broad St. earlier this year, now there is something cooking in the storied courtyard area. We’ll keep an eye on it.   Nagel’s Bagels opening store on Main Street in Cartersville… Read more

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Business: First National Community Bank names Calhoun/Adairsville market president, vice president for commercial lending for Paulding/Cobb.

Business: First National Community Bank names Calhoun/Adairsville market president, vice president for commercial lending for Paulding/Cobb.

  Media release: First National Community Bank has appointed Jerry Chatman as Senior Vice President and Market President for the Bank’s Calhoun and Adairsville markets. The Bank also welcomed Jason Faulkner as Vice President and Commercial Lender for the Cobb and Paulding County markets. Jerry Chatman has served in various key leadership roles, including Senior Vice President and First Vice President… Read more

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Bartow company puts 19,500-plus acres on the market as demand for industrial, residential and commercial space explodes north from Atlanta.

Bartow company puts 19,500-plus acres on the market as demand for industrial, residential and commercial space explodes north from Atlanta.

  The red-hot I-75 corridor just picked up another major player with massive holdings near White as well as other parts of Bartow County and Cherokee County now up for sale. The Aubrey Corp. has put 19,500 acres on the market. The price tag tops $1 billion unless the properties are purchase en masse, according… Read more

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Business: Kay Jewelers making jump from the mall to East Bend. A downtown dining option that needs to be on your radar: Newby Farm & Vineyard.

Business: Kay Jewelers making jump from the mall to East Bend. A downtown dining option that needs to be on your radar: Newby Farm & Vineyard.

  Crews have been in and out of 1455 Turner McCall Blvd. — the shop close to the Eggs Up Grill wind at East Bend — for weeks now. Permits on the door confirm Kay Jewelers is the tenant on the way, apparently moving from Mount Berry Mall. In February, building permits showed a $200,000… Read more

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Business: China City, a dining must for much of Rome, closing today; latest restaurant to exit this year.

Business: China City, a dining must for much of Rome, closing today; latest restaurant to exit this year.

China City, a mainstay for Chinese food for many area residents, is closing Friday at 1803 Martha Berry Blvd. News of the closing was spreading quickly Thursday afternoon. A call to Shu Jiang confirmed the plan. He did not rule out reopening at another location. This has been a rough year already for some of… Read more

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Planning Commission OKs plans for Oyo hotel off Avenue A, Turner McCall to latest to convert to apartments or student housing. Bid before planning commission today; expanded agenda.

Planning Commission OKs plans for Oyo hotel off Avenue A, Turner McCall to latest to convert to apartments or student housing. Bid before planning commission today; expanded agenda.

Thursday evening update: The Rome News-Tribune reports the planning commission is recommending approval of the permits needed to allow for the Oyo hotel’s 46 rooms to convert to 23 one-bedrooom apartments. Full story. The trend of converting local hotels into studio apartments, apartments and event student housing is about to get a new player. The OYO hotel,… Read more

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Business: People are asking but no, Pizza Farm won’t be ready for Mother’s Day. Mohawk expands ties with local branch of the Latin American Association. Etowah Landing expanding.  

Business: People are asking but no, Pizza Farm won’t be ready for Mother’s Day. Mohawk expands ties with local branch of the Latin American Association. Etowah Landing expanding.  

Maybe attribute it to the Mother’s Day rush but the Pizza Farm owners keep reminding customers that the Rockmart business has yet to reopen. Destroyed by fire in January 2021, the new restaurant across from Rockmart High is very close to being ready. What’s the status? This May 1 Facebook update from Lisa Sanders of… Read more

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Downtown buzz: Broad Street Guitars closing next month, will join ‘parent’ SMC Music at Central Plaza. Combat Market almost ready to return to duty.

Downtown buzz: Broad Street Guitars closing next month, will join ‘parent’ SMC Music at Central Plaza. Combat Market almost ready to return to duty.

  Broad Street Guitars is closing next month after four years in the 300 block next to Jefferson’s. Notes went out on Facebook and the front windows, annoucing the closing and directing customers to SMC Music in nearby Central Plaza.  Shane West owns both businesses and, in a 2018 interview in the Rome News-Tribune, said… Read more

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Business: Original Pick O’ Deli site on Dean Avenue sold.

Business: Original Pick O’ Deli site on Dean Avenue sold.

  In context: It has been a busy start to real estate on Dean Avenue in Rome. Last month, Wayne Robinson purchased Dean Street Plaza for nearly $1.48 million and now the original Pick O’ Deli site has been sold to someone else. Look for more news down the street in coming weeks as well.… Read more

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Business: Sumo’s Japanese Restaurant closes as site has been sold.

Business: Sumo’s Japanese Restaurant closes as site has been sold.

  More than two years ago, reports were swirling about Atlanta-based Sutherland Capital LLC seeking zoning and other changes to transform Sumo’s Japanese Steak House into a senior living development perched above the Martha Berry Boulevard/North Fifth Avenue intersection. The concept for the seven-plus acres at 1301 Martha Berry Blvd.: A 55-and-older campus with 64 units in… Read more

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Recently sold WKSY (Sky 21) moving TV operation to Floyd County. Salmon Funeral Home sold; follows sale of Good Shepherd in West Rome. Keep an eye on what’s ahead from Rome Orthopaedic Center on Fifth Avenue.

Recently sold WKSY (Sky 21) moving TV operation to Floyd County. Salmon Funeral Home sold; follows sale of Good Shepherd in West Rome. Keep an eye on what’s ahead from Rome Orthopaedic Center on Fifth Avenue.

Live from Floyd County? We recently shared that Gray Television, a broadcasting behemoth based in Atlanta, has purchased “low power TV service” Sky 21 — WSKY in Summerville for $325,000. Now comes word of a relocation from Summerville to Floyd County — and a few more updates. The official word from the company website: “All of us at… Read more

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Business: Marco’s Pizza joining West Rome’s ‘pie wars’ soon. Debbie Hayes, Michelle Gibson named vice presidents at Hardy Realty.

Business: Marco’s Pizza joining West Rome’s ‘pie wars’ soon. Debbie Hayes, Michelle Gibson named vice presidents at Hardy Realty.

    Marco’s Pizza to join West Rome’s ever-changing menu: Bids are being sought for a $200,000 to $300,000 project to transform an existing spot in West Rome into the region’s first Marco’s Pizza. The closest locations are in Hiram, Dallas, Canton and Kennesaw at this time. We don’t have the specific location as yet… Read more

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Business: Berry students earn $35,000 in PITCH competition (think ‘Shark Tank’ for young entrepreneurs).

Business: Berry students earn $35,000 in PITCH competition (think ‘Shark Tank’ for young entrepreneurs).

  Media release: Berry College students earned a total of $35,000 competing in the recent PITCH competition. In the established venture division, the winners were: First place – Handley Owens, a marketing major from Jackson’s Gap, Ala., created “Southern Belle Naturals” dog treats. Owens was awarded $7,500. Second place – Hannah Kim, an animal science major from… Read more

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