Business: Kibler seeks pouring license for The Vogue on Broad Street; venue hosts first event Saturday. Shaw hits goal of ‘carbon neutrality’ at carpet manufacturing sites.

Ginny Kibler of Harvest Moon seeks a beer, wine and alcohol pouring permit from Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission for The Vogue, the restored events center at 247 Broad St. being completed by Rome developer Wayne Robinson. The two previously announced plans to use The Vogue as an events location for Harvest Moon’s operations.

Wednesday evening, Robinson said crews are wrapping up operations with an awning due to go up today. Cleaning crews will arrive by midday Friday, he said, and Kibler will host the first event in the Vogue on Saturday.

Robinson originally planned to put a restaurant on the street level and apartments on the top level. Instead, patrons will get easy access to the Third Avenue parking deck as well as a river view and Town Green nearby.

Here’s how Harvest Moon lists the new events option: “The Vogue is two spaces, upstairs and downstairs, with an upscale urban feel perfect for many types of events. The upstairs is perfect for a stand and sit event with live music and the downstairs is perfect for a seated affair.”

Shaw Industries Group has achieved carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations. The achievement encompasses all commercial carpet manufacturing facilities that Shaw owns and operates globally.  Shaw achieved carbon neutrality across its commercial carpet operations by first reducing its energy consumption, then switching to cleaner fuels; producing renewable energy at its own facilities; and incentivizing additional renewable energy development and usage through the purchase of renewable energy credits. These efforts include installing a 1 MW solar array atop its carpet tile manufacturing facility in Cartersville in 2013.  Companywide, Shaw’s greenhouse gas emissions have improved approximately 25 percent compared to 2010 and the company has a target of reducing both the amount of energy it uses and the amount of GHG emissions it produces by 40 percent by 2030 (per pound of finished product).

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