The new spot at 15 Third Ave. will give owner Greg Phillips a more affordable space. He had shared a building at 606 Broad St. with Bella Luna, until its fellow business moved into its own store at the new River Crossing development on Second Avenue.
Phillips’ revamped café will offer the same choices of coffee and food as it did on Broad Street, plus some additions to its breakfast menu.
THE COMPETITION… And fellow Rome deli Dean’s Fifth Avenue Grill has closed down to focus solely on event catering.
“My catering got so busy I was doing one everyday,” said owner Dean Drummond.
The business will keep the same phone number. Anyone interested in catering can call Drummond at 234-1188.
NOW OPEN: Downtown has imported a new clothing shop from Calhoun, the Village Market.
The store has opened at 247 Broad St., in the former home of West Third Avenue Furniture and Accessories.
Village Market, owned by Bonnie Sue Richardson of Calhoun, sells clothing and accessories.
The shop moved from the Calhoun Outlet Center on Bellwood Road.
TUNE UP IN COOSA: Marietta mechanic Jim Davis has opened Jim’s Auto Repair Service at 3850 Alabama Highway.
The shop offers standard tune-ups and engine repair, as well as air conditioning service.
For more information call 234-6098.
TAX OFFICE SPREADS OUT: Tax preparation business Express Tax Refund has added two new offices in Rome, one at 1435A N. Broad St. and the other at 3126 Maple Road in Lindale.
The main office is at 320 Glenn Milner Blvd., where the company has been preparing taxes since 1991.
All offices now accept payments for certain utility bills and sell pre-paid cell phone time. The North Broad office will also provide check-cashing