The Year of the Boutique continued Thursday evening in downtown Rome as Spool of Dreams held its grand opening at Bridgepoint Plaza next to Moe’s Original Barbecue. Some of the interesting inventory noted in a Facebook post from the Downtown Development Authority included “Free People clothing, DIFF charitable eyewear” and other items. The store’s hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday as well as Saturday; until 7 p.m. Fridays and noon until 5 p.m. on Sundays.
About the night: The opening ceremony was well-timed, by accident or design. The law firm of McRae Smith Peek Harman & Monroe, LLP was hosting a Rome Floyd Chamber Business After Hours event upstairs while, at Moe’s, the Floyd County Republican Party had a gathering attended by several candidates.
About the boutiques: Opening on Broad or in downtown Rome in the past year were Do Good, Rabbit’s Nest of Rome, Craze Boutique, Lavish, Woodford Clothing and at least one more.