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Rip Montgomery and Curtis Burch have purchased the former Builders Supply building at 22 Broad St. in Cave Spring and plan to open Antiques on the Square by early June.

“Antiques on the Square will be the name of it, and we plan on having some good quality furniture and various antique items in it,” Montgomery said.

He said good antiques are getting harder and harder to find.

“We seem to be going north and west (to find items), around here it seems like what you do find you can’t afford to buy it and resell it at a reasonable price,” said Montgomery. “We seem to be going toward Ohio and you just have to watch.  A lot of it is luck in finding these estates and just being able to find that good quality stuff is a real chore nowadays.”

Montgomery said he plans to make booth space available to other area antique dealers.

“I know a lot of people have asked about wanting to put an antique booth back down here like we used to have in the old Quonset hut, the old sock factory where the Dollar General is now,” Montgomery said. “We’re probably going to have 12-15 booths available for rental.”

Cave Spring Downtown Development Director Sandra Lindsey was ecstatic about the move by Montgomery and Burch, who already operate The Peddler, 22 Alabama St., a gift shop in Cave Spring which sells a wide variety of gift items, including the ever-popular Martha Jane’s fudge.

New orthopaedic massage center opens

Riverside Orthopaedic Massage Center is now open at 512 Riverside Parkway in Rome.

The new massage center offers clinical massage services to anyone, but boasts that every day is Veteran’s Day with permanent discounts to many members of the armed forces, police and firefighters, certain medical and public school teachers.

Rome resident and Berry College alum R.H. Rankin said everyone has a need to take good care of himself or herself.

“Parents lifting small children, pregnant women suffering from low back and leg pain, factory workers and mechanics dealing with repetitive motion issues, athletes and people recovering from surgery — all benefit from regular orthopaedic massage therapy,” Rankin said.

People bringing in a hard copy of this article from the Roman Record will be entitled to a “Get to Know Us” discount through May 6.

Veterans and others previously mentioned as eligible for permanent discounts can contact the center at 706-591-8171 for details. 

Riverside Orthopaedic Massage Center operates by appointment only.

Aldi to open in Cartersville

Aldi will open its newest grocery store in Cartersville on April 6.

The new store, at 500 Rowland Springs Road, will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 8:25 that morning and the first 100 customers will receive a golden ticket, each with Aldi gift cards in varying amounts. 

In a press release Thom Behtz, division vice president for Aldi said, “We’re thrilled to join the Cartersville community and offer customers the benefits of the Aldi shopping experience.

The Cartersville store will offer a slightly different look and feature an expanded fresh produce section. 

Aldi also offers a growing gluten-free product line,  a line of products free from over 125 artificial ingredients and preservatives and a line of meats free from antibiotics, added hormones and animal by-products.  

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