Business: Broad St. building on the auction block, along with 14 other properties. Rainbow Cleaning Systems opens new office in Rome.

Business: Broad St. building on the auction block, along with 14 other properties. Rainbow Cleaning Systems opens new office in Rome.

405 Broad St., home of Smartypants and Springstone Yoga is on the auction block. (Hometown photo)

A prominent Broad St. building is on the auction block along with 14 other various properties in Rome and Floyd County. The 405 Broad. St. building is currently owned by Larry Martin and is home to Smartypants and SpringStone Yoga. Smartypants owner Sandy Wilbanks says there are no changes expected at her shop.

The auction will be held Tuesday, August 8 at 2 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 875 West 1st St. by John Dixon and Associates.  will be holding an auction on Tuesday, August 8 at 2 p.m. Auctioneer Joe Tarpley says a total of 15 properties will be auctioned including the Broad St. buildings. Other parcels including the old Paul’s Oyster Bar on Hwy. 20, old Maple St. Drive-In, 3 commercials tracts, 2 commercial buildings and a number of homes and rental properties. Tarpley says the complete descriptions and auction brochure should be online by next Wednesday. Click here for more

Rainbow is now open at 44 E. 2nd Ave. (photo by Missy Alford)

Rainbow Cleaning Systems has opened a new distributor office in Rome at 44 E. 2nd Ave. Owned by the Rexair Corporation, Rainbow has an 86-year-old history of selling the world-famous Rainbow Air Filtration and Cleaning system. Rome office manager Lisa Stansell says the company mainly focuses on home demonstrations of their systems, but all are on display in the office as well. A open house event is planned for Tuesday, July 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the new office. Business hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office can be reached at 423-883-9494.

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