Category Archives: Business

Business: Latest Broad Street sale should mean 4 to 5 new apartments. Texas Roadhouse now open in Cartersville. Ribbon-cutting set on new Bartow manufacturer. Rome’s Salvation Army Family Store comes home to Second Avenue.

Business: Latest Broad Street sale should mean 4 to 5 new apartments. Texas Roadhouse now open in Cartersville. Ribbon-cutting set on new Bartow manufacturer. Rome’s Salvation Army Family Store comes home to Second Avenue.

Sold on Broad Street? Adjacent to the recently rechirstened Rome Area History Center, this building at 307-311 Broad St. is under contract and likely now sold to Rome businessman Ira Levy. Larry Cagle of Hardy Realty was handling the sale. The listing carried a $525,000 price and included three retail spots on the first floor and… Read more

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Business: West Third Street developers purchase key building from Ira Levy as another River District puzzle piece assembled.

Business: West Third Street developers purchase key building from Ira Levy as another River District puzzle piece assembled.

As vivid as Four Stones Real Estate’s plans are for West Third Street, they need only look across the Oostanaula River to see how things are done and done right in downtown Rome. The examples are the Forrest Building, the Hawthorn Suites (with expansion plans continuing), the Lofts at Broad and Third and other key… Read more

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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… Read more

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Business: The Manis Business Center at Broad and Turner McCall, with 60% of the campus leased, is on the market for $3.2 million.

Business: The Manis Business Center at Broad and Turner McCall, with 60% of the campus leased, is on the market for $3.2 million.

The Manis Business Center at the crossroads of Northwest Georgia — Broad Street and Turner McCall — is back on the market. Two years ago, Roger Manis closed on the purchase of the former Georgia Power offices at 800 Broad St.  Manis, the former owner of Apex Trucking, has spent those months since then transforming a vacant campus… Read more

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Business: Fairfield Inn & Suites almost ready in Armuchee. Ulta Beauty opens today in Rome. Real estate company on the move.

Business: Fairfield Inn & Suites almost ready in Armuchee. Ulta Beauty opens today in Rome. Real estate company on the move.

One of the last big projects of 2021 in Floyd County continues to edge closer to opening. On Thursday, more of the grounds work surrounding the Fairfield Inn & Suites adjoining the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College was continuing. Crews were using cranes to left trees with large root balls into place while others… Read more

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Business: With key processing systems now synced, First National Community Bank expands footprint from Rome to Chatsworth to Dalton.

Business: With key processing systems now synced, First National Community Bank expands footprint from Rome to Chatsworth to Dalton.

Media release: With the finalization of the First Chatsworth Bankshares, Inc. merger with Heritage First Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Heritage First Bank and First National Community Bank on July 1, 2021, three legacy/existing Heritage First Bank branches were added to the First National Community Bank branch footprint in downtown Rome, West Rome and Armuchee. After… Read more

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Business: Cartersville-Bartow Chamber salutes five ‘current and emerging professionals’ with Impact Awards.

Business: Cartersville-Bartow Chamber salutes five ‘current and emerging professionals’ with Impact Awards.

  Media release: Each year, five individuals under the age of 40 are selected for an IMPACT Award by the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce. These current and emerging professionals within the business community are leading the field in their line of work and are making significant impacts in their community through their service to others.… Read more

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Business: Suddenly a lot of activity at the ‘Little Garden’ area on Dean Avenue in East Rome.

Business: Suddenly a lot of activity at the ‘Little Garden’ area on Dean Avenue in East Rome.

  Dean Avenue continues to see some changes, among them being the completely new East Rome Beverage Center.  Upgrades to the original Pick-o-Deli location have been announced while customers are being referred to the Riverside Parkway/Bypass restaurant for now. Trinity Motors also has expanded across the street to the surplus Coosa Valley Credit Union branch… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bank’s extra efforts to assist employees during the pandemic helps secure place on ‘Best Banks to Work’ national list.

Business: Greater Community Bank’s extra efforts to assist employees during the pandemic helps secure place on ‘Best Banks to Work’ national list.

>Above: From the list of “the best banks to work for.” Click here to see them all. Media release: Greater Community Bank has just been recognized as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker Magazine. The Bank, which was one of only two honored organizations in Georgia, was ranked 19th out of 90… Read more

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Business: Big changes already under way on former Ratliff’s shop on Broad and East Seventh. New look, interior work under way for a different spin on convenience stores.

Business: Big changes already under way on former Ratliff’s shop on Broad and East Seventh. New look, interior work under way for a different spin on convenience stores.

  Ratliff’s Service Center and owner Dennis Ratliff had a decades-tested reputation of making older things run better — automobiles, that is. Right now, at the corner of Broad Street and East Seventh Avenue, the shop itself is getting an upgrade. Sold several months ago by Ratliff to businessman Rocky Sing, a plan was  to bring a different… Read more

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Business: $67.2 million industrial warehouse proposed south of Calhoun. River City Bank opening Blairsville office.

Business: $67.2 million industrial warehouse proposed south of Calhoun. River City Bank opening Blairsville office.

  Union Grove South proposed for Gordon County. An 840,000-square-foot industrial building, valued at $67.2 million, is being proposed for Gordon County’s Union Grove area by Hillwood developers out of Atlanta. The Development of Regional Impact report shows the project would draw 840 trips a day for cars and 550 per day for trucks, or a… Read more

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Business: Site of Rome’s new Buffalo Wild Wings is gutted; third time this venue has undergone a face lift. West Rome’s Raceway still needs to stock up; tentative opening Dec. 1.

Business: Site of Rome’s new Buffalo Wild Wings is gutted; third time this venue has undergone a face lift. West Rome’s Raceway still needs to stock up; tentative opening Dec. 1.

We’re still waiting to hear from Buffalo Wild Wings’ corporate on the new location coming to 737 Turner McCall Blvd. in River Center but our eye test affirms what building permits are telling us. That building is going through yet another massive interior redesign, which is the norm for each location there. It started as… Read more

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Business: Thirteen months after the first business opened, Rome’s East Bend retail and dining center welcomes final anchor — and another new shop.

Business: Thirteen months after the first business opened, Rome’s East Bend retail and dining center welcomes final anchor — and another new shop.

  Almost 13 months ago, Panda Express was the first of the new restaurants and stores to open on the site of the former Kmart in East Rome. Today, the last “major” anchor in the East Bend shopping center — Kohl’s — opens at 9 a.m. Inbetween, everything from a tire store to a fleet of… Read more

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Updated: Christmas Tree City on the move again this season — closer to home plate. Plus: Silver Creek Christmas tree farm opens Nov. 20. Icicle Mountain returns Nov. 22 with something new, ‘Carolina Iced.’

Updated: Christmas Tree City on the move again this season — closer to home plate. Plus: Silver Creek Christmas tree farm opens Nov. 20. Icicle Mountain returns Nov. 22 with something new, ‘Carolina Iced.’

For more than four decades, the Rutland family has helped put a tree into the homes of Northwest Georgians. Those Frazier firs from Cashiers, N.C., have stayed the same– but the spot where you picked them out has migrated over the seasons. There’s one more move this year but it is an easy one. The… Read more

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Business: Big Dan’s Car Wash, with a $4.2 million campus on Shorter Avenue, opens; ribbon-cutting reset for Tuesday morning.

Business: Big Dan’s Car Wash, with a $4.2 million campus on Shorter Avenue, opens; ribbon-cutting reset for Tuesday morning.

In context: So why all the interest in car washes in Northwest Georgia? Perhaps because a Census study concludes the industry is tracking at $5.8 billion a year and the average location could clean up to 20,000 vehicles a year. That’s a lot of suds. In Rome, the first of two Big Dan’s Car Wash… Read more

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Business: Cartersville-Bartow Chamber’s next job fair is Nov. 3. Honors for area radio stations.

Business: Cartersville-Bartow Chamber’s next job fair is Nov. 3. Honors for area radio stations.

The final Grow in Bartow Job & Career Fair of the year on Wednesday, Nov. 3 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber office at 122 W. Main St. “With this being our last job fair of the year, we’re encouraging anyone looking for work or their next career opportunity to attend. It’s no secret that… Read more

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Business: Bake and Bloom on the move to 407 Broad St. More honors for Denim Marketing team in Cartersville.

Business: Bake and Bloom on the move to 407 Broad St. More honors for Denim Marketing team in Cartersville.

  Bake and Bloom is on the move: Fourteen months after opening at 868 Spider Webb Drive, the shop is on its way to 407 Broad St. What’s it about: “We are a boutique bakery located in Rome, Ga. We specialize in cookie cakes, custom painted and unique cakes, and edible cookie dough.” The current hours are 7… Read more

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