An Xfinity Store is one of the latest additions to the East Bend shopping center under construction in Rome.
It will replace the Comcast Service Center at 707 E. First St. downtown. The service center has a sign on the door indicating the office is “temporarily closed” and advising customers to call 1-800-Xfinity for service or information.
Xfinity stores allow cable television customers to pay their bills and manage their cable-related services from basic cable to home security and internet service.
The sign at the Rome store suggests that people wanting to pay their bill can do so online at Xfinity.com/bill-pay.
The Xfinity Store slated for East Bend, at Turner McCall Boulevard and Hicks Drive, is not likely to open until sometime during the first quarter of 2021.
The nearest Xfinity Stores are located in Acworth, at 3410 Cobb Parkway, and Kennesaw, 1985 Cobb Parkway.
Calls to the Comcast regional corporate offices for additional information were not returned as of Tuesday afternoon.
Several of the buildings in the shopping center already have visible signage including Panda Express and Chipotle and Texas Roadhouse.
Texas Roadhouse will be tucked right into the corner of the shopping center at the Hicks Drive entrance. Panda Express is located closer to the railroad bridge.
A McAlister’s Deli will be located between Panda Express and the first of two small strip retail buildings and a Wing Stop Express will likely be one of the tenants behind Panda Express.
\Both Old Navy and Five Below — a specialty discount store chain — appear likely to have openings sometime in the spring of next year.