Updated Saturday afternoon: C & S Trophies at 7 Broad St. in the Cotton Block has “sold our customer base to Beaudry Engraving. Gary Bump has been in business for 15 years and brings expertise in custom engraving and graphic design. This agreement includes all our customer files and templates.” The statement to customers also says orders continue at email@example.com or 706-291-7363. We have calls into Bump and Cumming-based Beaudry for additional comment.
Our original report included the following:
The owners (of C&S) posted news of a “retiring everything $5” this week. We called Thursday afternoon and got the recording announcing the pending retirement, declining new orders and asking patrons to collect their existing orders. They also thanked the community for all the business in the four years. Jane Bosarge did call midday Friday to say there could be an update pending. C & S Trophies has been in Rome since 1978 and moved from 338 Broad St. to the Cotton Block in 2009.
It marks the fourth downtown business since the end of the year to close or announce plans to do so. The others: SkateLife, Sellers Gourmet Eatery, POSH consignment (closing March 2) and now C & S.
Rome City Brewing Co.’s new brewery is getting closer at 333 Broad St. A new coat of paint went on the exterior this week while the inside work continues as well. Also key: Getting the beer, wine and liquor pouring permits for the microbrewery location. Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission reviews the application from Jay Shell at its regular meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. The formal opening is probably a month or so away. Also on the agenda: Issuing a new beer package license at Maple Food Mart LLC, 2017 Maple Ave., Suite A, to Abul Siddiqui. Additional discussion also is scheduled on the city’s food/drink radio requirement and proposed changes.