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Vogue to become special events facility

The Vogue

Signage real estate developer Wayne Robinson uncovered when he pulled the old wooden awning off the Ginger's Dollings and Cattywags building at 247 Broad St. Renovation work to create two or three apartments on the second floor and retail space on the first floor are well underway. (Doug Walker, RN-T)

Rome food entrepreneur Ginny Kibler has revealed plans to transform the Vogue building, 247 Broad Street into a special events facility.

Kibler and her Harvest Moon team have agreed to lease the building from real estate developer Wayne Robinson.

Kibler said the quality of her catering will be greatly improved by having an event facility closer to her base of operations. "You might have to cook three or four hours ahead of time to cater it to some of the places we go on weekend," Kibler said.

Kibler said she always through the Vogue building was one of the prettiest in downtown Rome and the work Robinson has done to cut windows into the side on the ground floor offering a view across to the fountain and plaza honoring the late Martin H. "Buddy" Mitchell  was a great improvement to the building.

Kibler is working with Cevian designers and the contractor and hopes the space will be available sometime in May