North Avenue Storefronts, Comer

I talked with a business owner here who remembered when Comer was a much busier place. He was also very concerned about a bypass that will soon carry traffic away from the dwindling downtown area.

He noted that with the coming of the bypass, few people besides locals would have any reason to come here and do business. I hope, however, that the well-preserved storefronts on North Avenue might serve as a catalyst to attract visitors. The two stores most recently known as Fields Auto Parts were built circa 1917.

Comer Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

3 thoughts on “North Avenue Storefronts, Comer

  1. Julie

    thanks for the photos! My husband and I lived in Comer 1996-98 ( I worked at the hospital in Royston and he was in grad school at UGA). We lived right on Georgia Avenue in a 100 year old house and it was such a fun time. We live in Michigan now and still get nostalgic for Georgia sometimes 🙂

  2. Ben Dooley

    Thanks for the Comer shots Brian. A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of driving through Comer on a regular basis going to and from a nearby project. Next time you are there drop by Maggie’s Café…she does the world’s best chicken salad sandwich!!

    1. Brian Brown Post author

      Thanks for the heads-up, Ben. It’s a great little town, but like so many in that section, soon to be absorbed by rapid urbanization. I hope it will take a little longer, though.


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