Downtown Rome’s boutique boom is continuing with Casie Autry’s Craze just about ready. The front windows are decorated and if you look close enough, you’ll see the “opening soon” teasers to the left and right. We have notes into Autry to get an estimate on the store’s opening at 231 Broad St. It joins a pair of relocated shops, Do Good and The Rabbit’s Nest, also in the 200 block in the main floor of The Griffin. Facebook.
More clothes: Now we’re hearing reports of a women’s boutique on the way, this one from a familiar name around town. Look for a shop either on Broad or one of the popular cross streets.
Always welcome — a new mom & pop: Nana’s Place. We hear a good bit about some of the franchise spots coming to town but how about a new mom & pop? Last week, the Polk County Chamber of Commerce assisted with the ribbon cutting of exactly that — Nana’s Plae at 414 E. Gibson St. in Cedartown. From what we’ve seen on some of the local Facebook pages, Nana’s is a “meat and two” for $6.99 including bread. Closed Mondays, the specials change from day to day Tuesday through Sunday. Or there are chicken wings at the lowest prices we’ve heard of in the area.
- More food: We hear downtown Rome could soon be getting a breakfast buffet. As Hometown’s Natalie Simms reported on May 2, breakfast has become a power player, especially for the chain restaurants. We hope to hear more this week.
- Ultimate teaser: As Rhino Smokehouse prepares to open in Armuchee Village, the guys did a first for our area — rolled the food truck out in front of the restaurant for lunch service on Friday. That’s a great way to say “coming soon.”