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Business: A sneak peek inside AR Workshop coming to 411 Broad St. in November

Business: A sneak peek inside AR Workshop coming to 411 Broad St. in November

Renovations continue at 411 Broad St. as AR Workshop Rome gears up for an early November opening. Owners Luann and Rick Harris had their doors open during Saturday’s Fiddlin’ Fest for a sneak peek. AR Workshop — short for the now-franchising Anders Ruff Workshop- is a new boutique DIY workshop that will offer hands-on classes for creating… Read more

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Business: Work begins on 608 Broad St. (we hear an escape room). Also: Changes to Armuchee strip center; signs of life at West Rome Jack’s.

Business: Work begins on 608 Broad St. (we hear an escape room). Also: Changes to Armuchee strip center; signs of life at West Rome Jack’s.

Vacant for just over a year, look for a new tenant soon at 608 Broad St. Permits on file at the building department show $18,000 worth of work is under way at the former home of Cycle Therapy. We don’t have the breakdown on what’s coming in but the word of mouth we’re hearing from… Read more

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Buzz: Santa arrives at Mt. Berry Mall on Nov. 13 with 5-night festive event. Alcohol Commission meets Monday.

Buzz: Santa arrives at Mt. Berry Mall on Nov. 13 with 5-night festive event. Alcohol Commission meets Monday.

Christmas starts Nov. 13 at Mount Berry Mall. That’s the night Santa arrives plus the mall will feature The Festive Five, a five-night event with choirs, musicians, dance groups and others. You can vote for your favorite with the winner to be featured on a mall mural. The Rome Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday, Oct.… Read more

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Business: Courtyard’s 124 rooms just about ready as first job fair wraps up with another due in November. 30 jobs are being created.

Business: Courtyard’s 124 rooms just about ready as first job fair wraps up with another due in November. 30 jobs are being created.

Courtyard Rome, downtown Rome’s newest hotel boasting 124 rooms and riverfront views, is close to opening. The exact date remains the proverbial “moving target” as inspections, permits and certificates of occupancy are still in the works. But the opening is close enough that a career fair was held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Rome Civic… Read more

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Business: Shaw’s $24 million Create Center opens in Cartersville. Job fair today for Courtyard coming to West Third Street (interview at Civic Center).

Business: Shaw’s $24 million Create Center opens in Cartersville. Job fair today for Courtyard coming to West Third Street (interview at Civic Center).

Media release: Shaw Industries Group Inc. has opened its commercial Create Centre in Cartersville. The three-story, 67,000-square-foot Centre houses the commercial division’s marketing, design and innovation associates – including its Patcraft and Shaw Contract teams. Designed by integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm Gensler, the Create Centre offers a stimulating storytelling environment that is a… Read more

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Business: Sage Cottage Inn, a custom-designed get-away for overnight or corporate retreats, is on the market.

Business: Sage Cottage Inn, a custom-designed get-away for overnight or corporate retreats, is on the market.

  Video courtesy of KB Aerial Imaging and Hardy Realty. Just a few miles from Barnsley Resort and downtown Adairsville, Sage Cottage Inn has served guests as a corporate retreat center, weddings, banquets or just quick getaways for an anniversary or other special occasion. Custom built on 12.5 acres of mostly wooded terrain, it offers… Read more

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Engineered Floors, LLC to purchase ‘substantially all’ operating assets of competitor Beaulieu Group with plans to keep growing the businesses that include plants in Rome, Adairsville and Calhoun.

Engineered Floors, LLC to purchase ‘substantially all’ operating assets of competitor Beaulieu Group with plans to keep growing the businesses that include plants in Rome, Adairsville and Calhoun.

From Times-Free Press: Dalton, Ga.-based carpet maker Engineered Floors, which last month entered into a letter of intent to purchase substantially all of competitor Beaulieu Group, has executed a definitive agreement, officials said Friday. The companies have concluded negotiations and entered into an asset purchase agreement for substantially all of the operating assets of Beaulieu,… Read more

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Business: Realtors sold 268 homes in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon counties in August with healthy jumps in the average sales prices (stats and graphics)

Business: Realtors sold 268 homes in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon counties in August with healthy jumps in the average sales prices (stats and graphics)

      The Northwest Metro Association of Realtors provides the monthly Market Report using data compiled by First Multiple Listing Service for the Bartow and Gordon counties. The above data is for the month of August. Read more

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Business: Robinson adding drive-through Bojangles in Adairsville; continues work on ‘The Vogue.’  Like the escape room at the fair? Another could be on the way. Chamber’s Geek Week returns.

Business: Robinson adding drive-through Bojangles in Adairsville; continues work on ‘The Vogue.’ Like the escape room at the fair? Another could be on the way. Chamber’s Geek Week returns.

    Wayne Robinson building drive-through Bojangles in Adairsville: Work is under way on a drive-through Bojangles from Rome restaurant owner Wayne Robinson. It is rising on the site of a former car wash at U.S. 41 and Piedmont Road just below the Ga. 140 intersection. Robinson hopes to have the restaurant open by the… Read more

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Dining: Sam’s Burger-Deli & Schroeder’s opens in Armuchee (five-photo preview).

Dining: Sam’s Burger-Deli & Schroeder’s opens in Armuchee (five-photo preview).

  It started with a burger: Sam Edwards often talked about his concept of moving from his leased location nearby (turned out to be 3268 Martha Berry Highway from 3710 MBH). And then there came the talk about using some sort of flying machine as a prop if you will, something to draw attention to… Read more

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Business: Car wash planned between just-opened Chick-fil-A, Martin’s Restaurant in Rockmart. New tenants sought for RW flea market site off Ga. 101. Floyd Urgent Care/Rockmart adds Sunday hours.

Business: Car wash planned between just-opened Chick-fil-A, Martin’s Restaurant in Rockmart. New tenants sought for RW flea market site off Ga. 101. Floyd Urgent Care/Rockmart adds Sunday hours.

U.S. 278 in Rockmart picks up another new business: Coming soon smack in the middle of the spanking-new Chick-fil-A and Martin’s Biscuits of U.S. 278 in Rockmart will be Fast Trac Car Wash, promising a clean vehicle in three minutes as well as free vacuums. Fast Trac currently has stores in Marietta and Smyrna, both… Read more

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Gas prices falling around the state by as much 15 cents a gallon — except in Rome. Most regional prices still 30 to 40 cents above pre-hurricane levels.

Gas prices falling around the state by as much 15 cents a gallon — except in Rome. Most regional prices still 30 to 40 cents above pre-hurricane levels.

AAA reports Georgia gas prices averaged $2.66 on Sunday. The state average dropped 6 cents during the past week. Since peaking at $2.76 on September 12, the state average has declined 19 consecutive days for a total of 15 cents. Despite the recent downturn, motorists are spending an average of 31 cents more at the pump than this… Read more

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Business: Spool of Dreams completes boutiques sweeping year of openings in downtown Rome.

Business: Spool of Dreams completes boutiques sweeping year of openings in downtown Rome.

  The Year of the Boutique continued Thursday evening in downtown Rome as Spool of Dreams held its grand opening at Bridgepoint Plaza next to Moe’s Original Barbecue. Some of the interesting inventory noted in a Facebook post from the Downtown Development Authority included “Free People clothing, DIFF charitable eyewear” and other items. The store’s… Read more

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