Business: Hometown, Cevian Design Lab survey on concepts to enhance downtown Rome (early leader: rooftop dining/bar). McDonald’s on Martha Berry getting face lift, drive-through open. Chicken World closes in Cartersville.

Business: Hometown, Cevian Design Lab survey on concepts to enhance downtown Rome (early leader: rooftop dining/bar). McDonald’s on Martha Berry getting face lift, drive-through open. Chicken World closes in Cartersville.

Exterior view of the McDonald’s across from Landmark Restaurant in Armuchee. Hometown photo from Thursday morning. Details below.

 

Hometown Headlines/Cevian Design Lab Twitter Survey: You’ve probably spotted some questions about “What would you like to see on Broad Street?” from our friends at Cevian Design Lab. We’ve culled some of the responses into a quick Twitter survey. You can vote by clicking @hometown until 7 this evening or click here.

The early vote: Already one of the most popular Twitter surveys we’ve done, with nearly 100 votes cast, rooftop dining/bar is the top choice with a virtual tie for the no. 2, 3 and 4 spots. Below please find the results as of 5:15 Friday morning. There’s still plenty of time to share your opinions.

Click the above image to vote. Polls close at 7 p.m.

 

Work continuing on the refit of the McDonald’s at 2847 Martha Berry Highway across from the Landmark Restaurant. Crews were busy on almost all sides of the restaurant Thursday just after 9 a.m. Despite the appearance, motorists continued to turn in and for good reason — the drive-through remains open throughout the remodeling. Look for the interior to resume operations by month’s end.

Chicken World closes in Cartersville: The shop that took over the former Wendy’s at 210 N. Dixie Ave. off U.S. 41 has closed. This note on Facebook to its fans: “To All Chicken World Customers in the Cartersville area.¬†As you have probably heard, Chicken World closed its doors for the final time on the 7th of June, 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to all of our Chicken World friends and customers for your continued support during our time here. Our prayer was to become a wonderful treasure to your little town …and our mistakes were too big for us to overcome. I want to sincerely apologize for anytime my company failed to deliver a perfect experience for you or your family. Owning Chicken World in Cartersville has been an absolute pleasure. I would also like to thank all our dedicated staff that have helped make Chicken World restaurant the best it could be. Remember, should we relocate or open a new venture in the near future, you will be the first to know through our website or Facebook page. ¬†Sincerely Johnathan Woodward owner/operator. (He follows by saying more than 22,000 people viewed the above post — plus he’s been flooded with phone calls).

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