Coming soon: Peggy’s in the can. Rome City Brewing Co. is days away from opening its expanding operation at 313 Broad St. and the new 10-barrel system already is in service. In fact, the original four-barrel system at 325 Broad is on its way out. Also on the way: A system that will can the brews from Dr. Trent Prault and Jay Shell, including Peggy’s Pale Ale, named after one of Rome’s more exotic entrepreneurs. Above you’ll see the cans to be used for the mobile system. We’ll anxious to hear what some of the more creative folks out have to say about Peggy’s in a can.
Also coming to Broad — something sweet. Ian’s Sweet Bar joining the City Creamery at 225 Broad St. in late April. “Ian’s will offer a wide variety of bulk classic confections. You can choose whether you prefer sweet, gummy, sour, licorice or chewy. Ian’s will carry a large choice of bulk chocolates and unique chocolate bars. Go back in time with a wonderful nostalgic selection and more than 200 sweet treat items to choose from like fan favorite candy bars, gourmet salt water taffy and handmade delectable lollipops. Ian’s also will offer M&M Colorworks, which is a wide variety of M&M colors. Jelly Belly also will be making an appearance, they plan to have over 40-plus selections to choose from. Ian’s plans to have Colorworks and Jelly Belly available by June. The owners are Matthew Manley and Jamie Hairrell.
Time for plan B: With a top offer of $390,000 deemed unacceptable, the owners of the current Dollar General location and adjoining stores at 1431 N. Broad St. will turn to other options. The packaged included 30,000 square feet under roof with 10 store fronts. Dollar General is moving just up the street to a larger location in a few weeks.