Miniyar’s International Food Court opens on Aug. 21 with four tenants: When’s the last time you had a real Philly Cheesesteak? Or maybe the question is when will you get your next chance? Answer: Monday,Aug. 21, if the health department inspections go well. That’s when 3-26 Philly CheeseSteak & More opens in Miniyar’s International Food Court and Lofts on Broad at 114 Broad St. Also due on solar eclipse Monday: La Conquista’s downtown location (also in Armuchee) as well as Duke’s Wings & Seafood as well as J.J. Sumo. Rome pediatrician Dr. Raj Miniyar has been working for more than a year to bring the Broad Street to First Street food court to the Cotton Block as well as the lofts upstairs. Both downstairs and upstairs have been well-received so now it comes time to put the food court concept to a test. What’s next: We’ll get inside the food court next week and also will spend some time with Miniyar on this project — and what’s on the way.
Smartypants staying put for now on Broad Street: This update via Facebook on Thursday: “Hey y’all! I know some of you have been wondering about the auction sign on the building and waiting to hear the verdict. The building did not sell so we are staying here for now. I am working on a date for fall consignment but I have so many clothes. I desperately need to clear these out before I can take more.” So to make room, they’re having a blue and green tags sale (half off) and 30 percent off everything else. Open until 6 tonight at 405 Broad St. The property is owned by Larry Martin.
The auction also wasn’t the right mix for Paul’s Oyster Bar on Alabama Highway. It was among the 15 sites up for bid. Given the state of restaurants in Floyd County (as in a mini-boom is under way), we’re a little surprised by this one. At the same time, owner Chuck Hufstetler knows dollars and “sense” better than most so we’ll keep watching.
First look at the new 55-room Inn at Barnsley Resort and Georgian Hall now on Facebook. Both are scheduled to open early next year on the Barnsley campus. Target audience: Corporate groups, retreats and meetings, weddings and such. Click for more pictures.