Rome City Commission is a must-see webcast this evening: The “public consumption of alcohol” proposal for parts of downtown Rome gets a final reading before the City Commission tonight as the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. A packed chambers is expected and we remind you that live webcast is available as well by going to this site right at 6:30 p.m. Here’s what is on the table for a yes or no vote on the Alcohol Control Commission’s recommendation.
The ordinance specifies the specific area in which consumption can occur. That area is defined as Broad Street from First Avenue to Fifth Avenue; north across Fifth Avenue to West Third Street; from West Third Street to Second Avenue; from Second Avenue to the Bridge Point Plaza area; back to the point of origin. This ordinance specifies that persons, who are consuming alcohol within the designated area, were limited to one drink per person, and the container would be the vessel designed and specified by the Downtown Development Authority. The size of the container is limited to a maximum of 16 oz.; no canned bottles or glass are allowed. The hours of public consumption would be 12:30 until 11 p.m. on Sunday and between the hours of 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. on the other days of the week.
And you need to see Sam’s Burger-Deli & Schroeder’s: We had a chance to enjoy a quick lunch Saturday afternoon with just about every table full — at 1:30 p.m. And this wasn’t a football crowd, there for the beer as Sam Edwards is still trying to move his beer license from a few doors down. It is ridiculous to hear what a business owner has to go through — especially with seven years under his belt a few doors to the south. The crowd didn’t seem to mind the lack of adult beverages. The jet pieces and the airborne VW bus — in addition to the food — were more than enough. But what got us the most: the reserved parking spots for those who’ve been awarded a Purple Heart. (Yes, we forgot to get that photo on the way out).
Streaking in 2017: Not what you’re thinking, we’re sure, but some numbers to note:
- The two-time 4A state champion Cartersville Purple Hurricanes have won 37 consecutive games. Will they complete a third undefeated season?
- Reigning 5A champ the Rome Wolves have won 18 in a row, the last loss being to Kell 33-30 on Sept. 9, 2016.
- The Berry Vikings won their 11th consecutive game on Saturday (48-10 over Sewanee) and in impressive style. Even more surprising, this football team is just midway through its fifth season.
- The Shorter Hawks lost their 23rd consecutive game on Saturday. They’ve gone more than two years without a W.