Duke’s Wings & Seafood relocating, expanding in downtown Rome at 315 Broad St. (former Seller’s, Greener Burger).

Duke’s Wings & Seafood relocating, expanding in downtown Rome at 315 Broad St. (former Seller’s, Greener Burger).

Just months after Seller’s surprise closing in downtown Rome, another restaurant with Calhoun ties is on the way — Duke’s Wings & Seafood. Hometown photo.


Last August, a wings and seafood restaurant that has had success in Calhoun and Adairsville tested the climate in downtown Rome with a location at Miniyar’s International Food Court at 114 Broad St. (in the Cotton Block). Later this month, Cynthia Williams — representing Duke’s Wings & Seafood — will go before the Alcohol Control Commission seeking a beer and wine pouring permit for 315 Broad St. That hearing — the first for the newly reconstituted ACC — is set for April 16.

Duke’s is moving into the seven-month home of Sellers Gourmet Eatery, which also has ties to Calhoun. Sellers closed the Broad Street location in January, citing parking issues as one of the main reasons. It also was home to The Greener Burger, which had a seven-month run before closing in January 2011.

Derrick Williams says his Rome restaurant is relocating from the food court to a larger space. An opening date has not been set — “we’ll know more next week” — but hiring is under way (you can apply at the food court location). He expects the hours to be Monday- Thursday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays; closed Sundays.

Duke’s is on Joe Frank Harris Parkway (U.S. 41) just south of Ga. 140 in Adairsville and at 1201 Dews Pond Road, Calhoun. Click here for the menu from the Adairsville location.

More on the ACC meeting:

Rome City Clerk Joe Smith confirms Duke’s will be on the April 16 agenda along with a hearing for three businesses accused to selling to underage buyers. It likewise will be the first ACC meeting with five citizen appointees on the board and just one city commissioner. The membership previously including three community volunteers and three city commissioners.


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