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Downtown Loft Tours 2015, Tickets Available Starting Friday

Posted July 30, 2015 by Kristi Kent in Events, Life in Rome, News

Downtown Loft Tour AUG 29The Office of Downtown Development, in partnership with Heritage First Bank, is offering an exclusive look into Rome’s premiere loft spaces showcasing revitalization efforts in downtown Rome.

The tours will feature six of the best live + work + play spaces including private residences, rental units and future living spaces.  Individuals will have the unique opportunity to view vacant and occupied lofts that otherwise would not be open to the public for view.

“This is your opportunity to check-out urban living at its finest,” says Downtown Development Director, Ann Arnold. “Downtown residents enjoy a neighborhood lifestyle filled with restaurants, retailers, art, nightlife, and even a downtown gym.”

Heritage First Bank is partnering with the Downtown Development Authority to present the Downtown Loft Tour.  “The preservation of our Downtown’s heritage is very important to us as we look to continue the investments by those showcased during this event,” stated Ryan Earnest, President of Heritage First Bank.

Earnest added that Heritage First is proud to become an active resident of Historic Downtown Rome this fall, as the company will relocate its corporate headquarters to 501 Broad Street.

Tours will be held Saturday, August 29 at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be offered at the starting location of the tour, Dark Side of the Moon, located at 236 Broad Street.

The walking tour is a moderate walk on level pavement, but does include stairs. Participants must be at least 12 years old.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the Last Stop Gift Shop located at 402 Civic Center or the Downtown Development Office located at 607 Broad Street.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and there is a minimal convenience fee for credit card transactions.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 31st at both locations.  Tickets are required for tour entry.

Proceeds from the event benefit Cancer Navigators, which is an independent, community-based, non-profit organization that provides cancer resources and educational materials.

For more tour information, contact the Office of Downtown Development at 706.236.4520 or email

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